Destiny Awaits Restaurant & Jerk Center

Your destiny awaits at Destiny Awaits Restaurant & Jerk Center. That is, if your destiny includes steaming beef patties and tender oxtail swimming in deep, […]
Nov 10, 2016 /

Dunn's River Restaurant

From the mural of natural scenery on the wall, to the wooden placemats on the tables, nowhere in Hartford gives off the ambiance of an island […]
Nov 10, 2016 /

Lion's Den Vegetarian Restaurant

Yes, it's vegetarian food -- a common cuisine in Jamaica -- but this is one vegetarian restaurant where it's difficult to miss the meat. Traditional dishes like curried chunks, […]
Nov 10, 2016 /

Island Cuisine

Tucked away in a strip mall on Farmington Ave lies Island Cuisine, a bustling little Jamaican eatery. Be warned: there's no seating and minimal parking, […]
Nov 10, 2016 /

Sun Splash Jamaican Restaurant

Tucked away in a mini plaza alongside Maple Giant Grinder, Sun Splash is your typical Jamaican joint -- a takeout-only, menus-on-the-wall, in-and-out kind of place. There's […]
Nov 10, 2016 /

USS Chowder Pot IV

USS Chowder Pot IV has been open for over twenty years serving the freshest seafood, live Maine lobsters and delicious prime rib. They are conveniently […]
Nov 2, 2016 /

Blue State Coffee

Blue State's mission is to create vibrant cafes that reflect, improve, and inspire our communities. Additionally they make an inspirational drink called a chaider (chai […]
Oct 28, 2015 /

50 Elm

"50 Elm is a new and welcome addition to Hartford's South Downtown ("SoDo") neighborhood. The menu is eclectic and Caribbean-inspired, and the cocktail list is […]
Jul 13, 2015 /

Tangiers International Market

Everything at Tangiers is perfect. The people that run this place are the most lovely (both personally and visually) family you'll ever meet. The prepared foods are […]
Mar 17, 2015 /

Infinity Music Hall & Bistro

Infinity Music Hall & Bistro has ALL the things. Here are five of them. Lobster Hushpuppies Concerts and comedy in a gorgeous 500-seat concert hall Their PuPu Platter comes with […]
Jan 12, 2015 /


The Hartford Starbucks' (Starbucks-es?) are so good. They'll make your drink correctly and spell your name right. Also, the bacon gouda breakfast sandwich is DELICIOUS. […]
Nov 1, 2014 /

Bear's Smokehouse

Bear's Smokehouse serves delicious Kansas City-style barbecue cafeteria style, and it is GOOD. It's hard to decide what to order but options like the two […]
Jul 29, 2014 /

Ted's Montana Grill

Ted's Montana Grill chose Hartford's Front Street District for their second Connecticut location (take that, New Haven), so now Hartford is home to the restaurant […]
Jul 21, 2014 /

Ichiban Japanese & Korean Restaurant

Ichiban is a real favorite. The best restaurants are those embraced by their neighborhoods and this one almost always filled with locals, multi-generational families, hipsters […]
Jul 21, 2014 /


Sorella specializes in traditional wood fired Neapolitan pizza, fresh pasta and antipasti. The restaurant is comfortable, cozy even. And that's cozy in a good way, […]
Jul 21, 2014 /

Polish National Home

This spot is one of the coolest places in Hartford. Go once with one person, so you feel like you have the lay of the […]
Jul 21, 2014 /

Black-Eyed Sally's BBQ and Blues

Black-eyed Sally's is triple the size it was when it opened in 1995, and with good reason...  award winning BBQ and Cajun cooking, and some […]
Jul 21, 2014 /


ON20 is not your typical Hartford restaurant. It's not your typical restaurant, period. Before you even sit down, look out all of the windows. These […]
Jul 21, 2014 /

The Kitchen at Hartford Public Library

The Kitchen Cafe at the Hartford Public Library is open from 8AM-4PM, Monday through Friday. This new venture from the folks at Billings Forge offers […]
Jul 21, 2014 /

Piolin Restaurant

  Serving some of the most amazing and authentic Peruvian dishes anywhere in the state. Piolin Restaurant 417 New Britain Ave. Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 293-1255 […]
Jul 21, 2014 /

Francesco’s Ristorante

Whether it’s a special occasion dinner, a quick bite in the lounge, or a cocktail on the patio – try any one of Francesco’s signature […]
Jul 20, 2014 /


Salute has, hands down, the best garlic bread in the entire world... THE ENTIRE WORLD. Please read that in not just all-caps, but quintuple all-caps. […]
Jul 20, 2014 /


Q: Where can I get breakfast at lunchtime in Hartford? A: Ashley's. Eggs, toast, bacon, omelettes, all things breakfast-y. Ashley's 221 Main St Hartford, CT 06106 […]
Jul 20, 2014 /


The people at Casona will tell you that they are "a home for all lovers of Latin American food, drinks and dancing" and if you've […]
Jul 1, 2014 /


If you started writing down all the reasons that Firebox is the one of the best restaurants ever,  you would start with Farm to Table […]
Jun 2, 2014 /

Allegro Café

Breakfast is by far one of the three greatest meals of the day, and the breakfast at Allegro's is spectacular. Take it from Joselyn Y's […]
Apr 20, 2014 /

First & Last Bakery Café

The bakery café is located right across the street from the First and Last Tavern. It’s strictly breakfast and lunch. Breakfast features the likes of […]
Jan 31, 2014 /

First & Last Tavern

There are precious few occasions where First and Last wouldn’t be the very perfect choice of restaurant. The atmosphere is boisterous without being too loud […]
Jan 31, 2014 /

Mo’s Midtown Restaurant

This is one of those line out the door on the weekends type of place, but the line moves pretty fast and it’s always fun […]
Jan 14, 2014 /

Parrilla Y Sabores

There's a Yelp review for Parrilla Y Sabores that deserves to be quoted here. Dianna L wrote, "Disclaimer: the only things I have eaten from […]
Jan 9, 2014 /