Dining in Hartford

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 […]
May 21, 2019 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

Scott's Jamaican Bakery

Behold the beguiling beauty of the simple Jamaican meat pie. With a flaky goldenrod exterior providing balance to the flavor explosion inside, has there ever been a […]
Nov 10, 2016 /