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Downtown Hartford for lunch on Sunday??

Meesch70 Jan 4, 2008 05:34 AM

I'll be downtown on Sunday afternoon and was hoping to eat lunch within walking distance of the XL Center, but it seems that most places open at 4:00 for dinner. Can anyone recommend a place that might be open at 12:00? Any cuisine will do!

Thanks Hounds!

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    LenaNE RE: Meesch70 Jan 4, 2008 06:23 AM

    Directly across the street from the Civic center on Trumbull St (corner of Pratt) is The Russell...they serve a Sunday brunch..

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      sodagirl RE: Meesch70 Jan 4, 2008 09:31 AM

      It's a barren landscape on a Sunday afternoon...some of the hotles will be open but everything else shuts down...

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        joaniebaby RE: Meesch70 Jan 4, 2008 01:16 PM

        Try Mayor Mikes. They always seem to be open and serving food. Italian and pub fare.

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          Waquoit RE: Meesch70 Jan 5, 2008 08:02 AM

          Vaughn's on Pratt Street is the clear choice for Sunday afternoons in Hartford. Good pub food. I think apps may be 1/2 price. Just a 1/2 block from the XLCC.

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            Meesch70 RE: Waquoit Jan 5, 2008 11:55 AM

            Good call on Vaughn's....I was just there last night enjoying a Guinness :-) I forgot to ask them if they were open on Sunday. Thanks!

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            citybrunette RE: Meesch70 Jan 8, 2008 10:38 AM

            McKinnon's is always open on Sundays (corner of Trumbull & Asylum, right across from the CC). But you are right, very few restaurants are open on Sundays, even when there is a big event like the daytime UConn games, daytime hockey or even a parade (Vets Day Parade is always on a Sunday). There just aren't enough people downtown on a Sunday (yet).

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