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 /
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Sarah's Coffee House

Sarah’s Coffee House prides itself on dealing directly with small farm families protecting them from being exploited by larger, wealthier companies. A portion of Sarah’s […]
Oct 23, 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 /
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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 /
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Hartford Has It: Food

Watch the newest installment of the Hartford Has It video, Hartford Has It: Food. This film is rated G; guaranteed to make you hungry. The […]
Jul 29, 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 /

Nixs Hartford

Nixs offers modern American small plates, contemporary cuisine, an amazing raw bar, New England micro brews and craft cocktails. Paying tribute to the Boston Harbor Island, […]
Jul 21, 2014 /
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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

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 /
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Royal Masala

Patrons can choose from a list of North Indian dishes, including kormas, curries, saags, tandoori, and rogan josh. Vegetarians have wide ranges of dishes to […]
Jul 21, 2014 /

Laetus Restaurant And Lounge

Laetus is a Thai and Vietnamese Asian fusion lounge. Now that that's out of the way, here are the four sweetest words in the English […]
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 […]
Jul 21, 2014 /
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m&m Bistro

m&m bistro is located inside the Hilton, but you don't need to get a room to get a table. Check out some of their breakfast […]
Jul 21, 2014 /
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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 /

Franklin Giant Grinder

No lie, these grinders are humongous. If you've never been before, you may want to ask them to see the bread before you decide what […]
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 /
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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 /
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Nutrition on Main

Nutrition on Main serves more than 20 healthy shakes, pies, snack bars and energy tea in a fun, upbeat environment. Get healthy at Nutrition […]
Mar 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 /