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Feb 24, 2010 05:17 AM

Sunday late-lunch/early dinner near Hartford, Meriden, Middletown?

Mom, (driving down from Boston), wants to meet kids(taking train up from New York) somewhere around Hartford, Middltown, Meriden area.
This would be on Sunday, and it seems many of the places that looked good on these boards (for example, La Tavola) are not open on Sunday.
So far, I have Brass City Bistro and O'Rourke's. Any other thoughts as to what is open on Sunday, sort of near the train station and also near I-84? One daughter is a vegetarian, so we need a place that would be vegetarian-friendly (past is fine) as well.
Thanks so much.

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    1. Hi there,

      What train station are you speaking of (Hartford or New Haven)? I'm trying to figure out how you have I-84 in the mix. :) If West Hartford enters the equation (off I-84), I'd highly recommend Bricco in WH Center.

      In Middletown, O'Rourke's only serves breakfast on Sundays, so that won't work.

      Luce is my favorite Middletown restaurant and I especially love going on Sundays when it's quieter--we've gotten the best table in the house on a Sunday and service is always great no matter what. Some detailed reviews here:

      Brass City Bistro is fine, but I prefer La Tavola (didn't know they were closed Sundays!)...I would choose Luce over Brass City Bistro hands down.

      Let us know where you wind up.

      Restaurant Bricco
      78 Lasalle Rd, West Hartford, CT 06107

      Luce Restaurant
      98 Washington St Ste 1, Middletown, CT 06457

      Brass City Bistro
      812 Hamilton Ave, Waterbury, CT 06706

      1. I don't understand exactly what you are asking. There is good train service from New York City to western Ct, or along the shoreline to New Haven, but only spotty service from NH to Meriden or Hartford. There are many restaurants in NH and HTF or West Hartford that are open on Sunday, and a fair number in Meriden. Another possibility is to take a train from New Haven to Old Saybrook, where there are also a fair number of good Sunday restaurants. I am not aware of passenger train service to Middletown.

        If you could clarify how you are meeting, we could pinpoint our suggestions better.

        1. Katty and Don,
          Sorry for all the confusion. This is actually for a friend, so I wasn't myself clear about all the logistics. I was asked to do the research since I am a CH FANATIC!!
          The Boston part of the trip is the same.. mom is driving down from Boston. Daughters will be coming up from NYC, and, if they are able to rent a car, they could all meet in any of the 3 cities. If the girls take the train from NYC, they will most likely get off in Hartford.
          So, I guess some places in Hartford would be best. Lunch places that are open on Sunday, and where they could enjoy a leisurely lunch/early dinner, would be great.
          Thanks again, and sorry for the original post's confusion.