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The Cook and the Bear

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Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Bar

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Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Bar
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Would I go again, yes. The overall atmosphere was fun service was great and most of the food was 5 star. We had two drinks, three appetizers, ribs, a salad and the best bean and polish sausage I have ever had. The reason for a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Leo7151
Reviewed 9 November 2018

Great smoked beef, pork and chicken. Great location in the heart of Blue Back Square. Make your own Bloody Mary's.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Doug M
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

I will be daydreaming about the pastrami until I go again. It's different, but the best I've had! The chicken wings were also delicious, BUT where's the blue cheese????. I would have given 5 stars except for no blue cheese and the cole slaw is...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Diane C
Reviewed 7 November 2018

My husband and I went there yesterday for lunch because they were giving away a free beer to voters, but we’ll return because of the food. Husband had a brisket sandwich and a side of slaw. Devoured both. I had the Turkey Rachel with a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank notadumbld
Reviewed 23 October 2018

My husband and I decided to give The Cook and the Bear a try based on the Delamar Hotel staff recommendation. So glad we came! Minimal crowds on a late Sunday evening. Nice atmosphere and hip decor. Helpful and friendly servers. Our dinner was amazing!...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KMfromMA
Reviewed 2 October 2018

What a great concept, you get to order lots of small plates and try many different yummy offerings. Delicious!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jstaines72
Reviewed 5 August 2018

There were several things about our dining experience at The Cook and The Bear that were disappointing. They appeared to be understaffed in that service was quite slow on a busy night. First, the service from the bar. It appeared that our order (four drinks)...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Chazyman
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Most really good barbecue can be found on the wrong side of the tracks. But this joint venture between a serious Kansas City bred Pitmaster and a suave California chef delights, even if it is in a "lifestyle" open air shopping center. Walk in and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ulysses4
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

I haven’t reviewed a new restaurant for a long while but thought I should review this one which I found to be a typically “West Hartford” restaurant. Low flavor and high priced. The food served on tin plates did not bother me as much as...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Rohrshack
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Given my medically imposed dietary restrictions this BBQ joint is the last place in the world I should go right now, but my guest only eats mac and cheese, they have the best mac and cheese so we went. The BBQ eaters as well as...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank EHL275
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