Dining in Hartford

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

Hartford finally has it: ice cream, that is. Capital Ice Cream adds itself to the transforming Capital Ave block that also holds Banh Meee, Little […]
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

Treat yourself to great coffee, great food and great neighbors, and support Hands On Hartford’s mission of serving those in need by stopping in at […]
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 /

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 […]
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 /

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 /