Dining in Hartford

The Market Restaurant

The Market Restaurant is located on the grounds of the Connecticut Farmer's Regional Market. They serve breakfast and lunch. During market season you can stock […]
Feb 8, 2019 /

Modern Pastry Shop

The amazing cakes these guys create should have their own TV show. (Check out their Facebook page to see photos.) They aren't just cakes though. […]
Feb 8, 2019 /

Adolf's Meat and Sausage Market

Awesome, old school sausage focused butcher shop where you can fulfill all your meaty needs. Make sure you ask about one of their magic snack-sized […]
Feb 8, 2019 /

El Poeta De Los Sandwiches

They have sandwiches in their name, which means the sandwiches have to be good. Right? Guess what. The whole menu is fantastic. (But seriously, get […]
Feb 8, 2019 /

Tastease Mini Donuts

They don't have a website, so you're just going to have to trust that this tiny Parkville Bakery is one of Hartford's best and worst […]
Feb 8, 2019 /

Brazil Grill

One of the best Brazilian restaurants in the state. Their buffet is bonkers and their freshly prepared meats will melt in your mouth. Eat all […]
Feb 8, 2019 /

J's Crab Shack

One part amazing seafood restaurant, one part awesome seafood market. You'll be on a "see food" diet the minute you walk in the door. J's […]
Feb 8, 2019 /

The Rockin Chicken

  You could probably guess they serve chicken, but not just any chicken - charcoal rotisserie chicken marinated in a secret family recipe. They also serve […]
Oct 19, 2018 /


  Looking for fried chicken? You've come to the right place. This little mom and pop joint in the Frog Hollow section of Hartford makes some […]
Oct 19, 2018 /

The Flying Monkey Grill Bar

  Situated at Brainard Airport, you can watch planes and helicopters take off and land while you eat your meal. Truly one of the most unique […]
Oct 19, 2018 /

King and I Thai

  This tiny restaurant tucked inside the living room of a former house on Park Street is the perfect hidden gem, featuring some of the best […]
Sep 27, 2018 /

Spectra Wired Cafe

  Hartford’s cozy coffee house by day, turned trendy cocktail bar and outdoor beer garden by night. Spectra Wired Cafe 5 Constitution Plaza Hartford, CT 06103 (860) 906-1835 […]
Aug 28, 2018 /

Republic at The Linden

A gorgeously decorated room with glittering chandeliers hanging from tin ceilings overlooking the bar, exposed brick, and small dining nooks. They feature live music on Thursday nights, […]
Aug 15, 2018 /

Untitled Bistro

As if you needed another reason to hang out at the Wadsworth Atheneum. The Untitled Bistro is a downtown destination for lunch & libations. They […]
Aug 15, 2018 /

Banh Meee

This restaurant got their start as a food truck, roaming the streets of Hartford, and parking in Mortensen Plaza. Now located in Frog Hollow on […]
Jun 21, 2018 /

El Mercado

El Mercado is the place to go to fulfill all your Latin American needs. The marketplace contains fruits, vegetables and spices that can be hard […]
Jun 21, 2018 /

Baba Ghanoush Food Truck

Those talented fellas over at Tangiers spread their wings and are now the proud owners of a food truck. Baba Ghanoush serves all your Tangiers […]
Jun 18, 2018 /

Story and Soil Coffee

Coffee shop, community hub, hipster paradise... Story and Soil covers all the bases. This specialty coffee shop is located in the Frog Hollow neighborhood and […]
Jun 18, 2018 /

Capital Ice Cream

Capital Ice Cream is serving Connecticut made ice cream in really fun combinations. Like their "Happy Birthday Shake" which has birthday cake ice cream and […]
Jun 18, 2018 /

Porrón and Piña

  Porrón is the restaurant, Piña is the bar. Located inside the Goodwin Hotel, Restaurant Porrón offers incredible Spanish-inspired dishes, and a ham bar (that is […]
Jun 12, 2018 /


  Freshii is all about fresh, nutritious ingredients and what they call their 'nutrition-led menu'. A delicious array of salads, wraps, bowls. burritos, soups, juice, and […]
May 14, 2018 /

Chango Rosa Tacos

Chips, dips, and all the fancy, tiny tacos you can eat. Located in the old Hot Tomato's location at 1 Union Place, Chango Rosa is […]
Mar 20, 2018 /

The Cafe at Fifty-Five

The Café at Fifty-Five is Hands On Hartford’s mission-driven restaurant, serving up coffee and crepes with a selection of delicious sandwiches, soups, salads and breakfast […]
Mar 6, 2018 /


L BAR is a contemporary, stylish bar located at the Marriott Hartford Downtown. Their mixologists serve amazing cocktails and pour from a wide selection of […]
Feb 9, 2018 /

La Casita Del Sabor

Nestled on Park Street, this unassuming location holds within it a veritable trove of culinary treasures. That's restaurant speak for, "This place is bangin'." Serving […]
Jan 23, 2018 /

El Nuevo Sarape Restaurant

One of Hartford's best Mexican food experiences. That's not just us talking either. TripAdvisor and Yelp both rate El Sarape as one of the best […]
Jan 23, 2018 /

Stella's and Mazie's

A tasty fusion of West-African, Caribbean & African-American cuisine. Stella handles the eatery, Mazie handles the catering. It's a pretty mouth-watering team. 461 Capitol Ave. (860) 308-2175 www.eatsomethinggood.com […]
Jan 9, 2018 /

Kien Company Oriental Market

Go for the mouth-watering Bahn Mi sandwiches, stay for all your Asian cooking needs. This small market, located on Park Street doesn't show any signs […]
Nov 3, 2017 /

The Blind Pig

Can a place be totally "foody" and not pretentious? Can pizza be something more than pizza? Can a blind pig find its way to the […]
Aug 10, 2017 /

Jerk Pit Café

Are you ready for the jerk experience of a lifetime? Mosey on down Main Street until you see the pillar of billowing smoke -- this […]
Nov 10, 2016 /