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Firebox Restaurant

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539 Broad St, Hartford, CT 06106-1402 (Capitol Avenue)
+1 860-246-1222
11:30 - 01:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 01:00
Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 17:30 - 02:00
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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to Firebox many times since college, and it has never disappointed me. The chef seems to have an affinity for duck and a magic touch with pork. This is the only place I've ordered chicken and been truly delighted. The welcoming and pleasant atmosphere makes it our go-to spot for special occasions.

Thank Liz C
Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Firebox Restaurant is located in a historic building that captures a warm ambiance. The menu offers choices for nearly every palate. A selection of appetizers you won't find in the franchise scene. Entrees range from fresh seafood the pan-seared duck. Firebox offers a full bar menu and a robust wine selection. Service was accommodating and prompt. Whether a special... More 

Thank Wayne M
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

My daughter goes to college in Hartford Ct, so when I pick her up from school, we always try a new restaurant. Firebox was high on our list due to its social calling and connection to locally farmed food. The atmosphere, staff, and food did not disappoint. Firebox is definitely a refuge in the Froggy Hollow Hartford neighborhood in which... More 

Thank artgrlMaine
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Food was unique and delicious. Service was excellent. The surroundings were relaxing and warm. Thank you!

Thank stephanie m
Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This restaurant is amazing. I've eaten lunch here twice and both times the food was sublime. My first lunch here consisted of a butternut squash soup and a butternut squash couscous. The second time I ate fettuccine with butternut squash, pancetta, brussel sprout leaves, sage brown butter and herbs; plus roasted brussel sprouts with soy caramel, marcona almonds and chili... More 

Thank DonnaEnfield
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65 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Excellent service, great dinner and easy parking. Sunday night dinner out any where is usually not your best meal. We had a wonderful time. The price fixe menu was an excellent value. We truly enjoyed Sunday night because the food was served quickly and efficiently. Water and sodas were refilled attentively and the meal was served quickly. This was much... More 

Thank Sarah E
Enfield, Connecticut
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87 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We decided to eat here before a show at the Bushnell. Decided to have a few appetizers and a cocktail. We had the grilled octopus, bone marrow, a lovely squash soup and a seasonal salad. Everything was exquisite. The service was perfect. It is a pricey place but worth every penny.

Thank Jennifer B
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Has the fire gone out at firebox? I recently dined there on a Saturday night. The food was good and I had lovely company. It is a very cool space and I remembered liking it years ago when I was last there. This past time, things were a bit off. Our waiter was quirky, to say the least and if... More 

Thank tulane95
Norfolk, Massachusetts
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105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We went again for brunch, about a year ago we had gone and gave it a rating of five for excellent, this time it was about average. Cocktails were good. But our food seemed to have been sitting around in the kitchen before making it to our table. My husbands tavern burger was lukewarm though the fries were hot. My... More 

Thank Ellen C
Avon, Connecticut
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65 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

My wife and I had dinner at Firebox. I have gone twice in the past. I was surprised that the service was not great (waitress barely came over to us, drinks took forever, etc.). And for entrees, the only thing that is vegetarian is a plate of cooked vegetables for $22. I have generally liked the ambiance, and of course... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 539 Broad St, Hartford, CT 06106-1402
    (Capitol Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Adjacent to city transportation routes, and within blocks of the train station.
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-246-1222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?