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Busines Lunch around St Francis off of Asylum in Hartford??

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A safe generic business lunch for several people who dont know the area....

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  1. Walking, or driving?

    1. How about the Pond House in Elizabeth Park? Here is my summertime review--I went with a friend for fun, but can't see why it wouldn't be appropriate for a business lunch:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6293...

      It's a hop, skip and a jump from St. Francis.

      1. I would go to Firebox on Broad St... Great food...good atmosphere for a business lunch...It's about a five minute or less drive from St Francis...
        www.fireboxrestaurant.com

        Go East on Asylum (towards downtown)... right on Broad St at The Hartford insurance Bldg...pass the Htfd Courant Bldg... next block on right... they have free parking lot...

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        1. re: LenaInNE

          I haven't been to Firebox (yet) for lunch, but it's been on my list. I like your idea better! ;)

          I also love Feng, but parking downtown is a PITA. I used to go when I could walk from my office.

        2. How 'bout Feng? Great Asian food, nice atmosphere. 93 Asylum St.
          Second Firebox- it's my personal fave in Hartford.
          Pond House is nice, but better in the summer and spring, perhaps (Elizabeth Park, and all...)
          Max Downtown-Very "buisness-y" and chic. Use the expense acct. and write it off!
          185 Asylum St.

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          1. re: stuck in Hartford County

            I love Feng and Max's also... but I think for out of towners coming from Asylum Hill...looking for lunch... it's easier to get to and park at Firebox.....

            1. re: LenaInNE

              Agreed.

              1. re: LenaInNE

                Why bother driving? There's at least two bus lines that go right down Asylum to downtown. Plenty of options without having to park at all.

                1. re: ratbuddy

                  God bless ya, ratbuddy, but how many people do you know who take a bus to a business lunch?! LOL!

                  1. re: kattyeyes

                    Would love to see the CEO's face when he/she sees THAT on the expense acct!

                    1. re: stuck in Hartford County

                      Gimme a "HO!" if ya got your funky bus fare! ;)
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYz_mL...

                      1. re: kattyeyes

                        I definately agree that firebox would be your best option. If you are not using an expense account they are on restaurant.com now. It might only be for dinner but it is worth checking out!

                        1. re: askeenan

                          Nice tip. Unfortunately, you're right, the offer is for dinner only, but here's a link if anyone is interested! It's a good deal! Thanks, askeenan!
                          http://www.restaurant.com/microsite.a...