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STAT==> TOMORROW LUNCH near Trinity College , Hartford?

few Aug 3, 2009 08:03 PM

Will have a car - picking up my son and would like to go to lunch somewhere within 10-15 min so he can get back to work?

  1. masha bousha Aug 4, 2009 04:01 AM

    You might want to give more parameters beyond how far you're willing to drive. What are you looking for? What aren't you looking for?
    Downtown Hartford is within 15 minutes and there are tons of places to eat there. West Hartford is the same.

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    1. re: masha bousha
      few Aug 4, 2009 05:41 AM

      within 15 min and easy in and out parking

      1. re: masha bousha
        few Aug 4, 2009 05:42 AM

        W Hartford is fine if I can get zippy parking!

        1. re: few
          masha bousha Aug 4, 2009 09:14 AM

          yeah, West Hartford (the "center" which is the restaurant hub of the town) has anything but zippy parking.

          Dave (below) has some great suggestions that are very near Trinity itself. Of his recs I've been to Coyote Flaco and I really like it. I'm sure the others are good too.

        2. re: masha bousha
          brookerme Aug 4, 2009 12:27 PM


          5 min. from Trinity, great food, parking

          1. re: brookerme
            aldente1 Aug 5, 2009 07:58 PM

            Firebox is a good recommendation. They use local ingredients. They are not inexpensive.

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          Uncledave Aug 4, 2009 08:53 AM

          A couple of ideas close to Trinity:

          Alchemy. Organic vegetarian stuff. Excellent soups and specials, salads, wraps.

          Coyote Flaco - good Mexican (a notch above El Serape I think). 635 New Britain Ave

          El Serape. Homey Mexican hole-in-the-wall. 931 Broad St.

          Piolin. Decent Peruvian. 417 New Britain Ave

          1. rdesmond Aug 4, 2009 11:50 AM

            Trinity Restaurant on Zion St., across from the Trinity campus, is my rec. Great home made pastas, salads, even burgers. Casual. BYOB.

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              momeo Aug 5, 2009 12:20 PM

              Plan B Burger - Park Rd - excellent veggie burger and outstanding options for carnivores
              Trinity Cafe - great food; Nutshell Restaurant is 5 min by car http://www.activediner.com/Nutshell/r... for excellent Portuguese food
              Firebox is outstanding

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