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looking for a great resturant near xl center hartford ct

wildcat2012 Feb 19, 2012 05:12 AM

i go to a lot of whale games and i am looking for a place to go and eat bar food

any suggestions

  1. njmarshall55 Feb 20, 2012 01:03 PM

    Although I haven't been to all of these, my recommendations are based on good sources. Also, I'm NOT sure what your definition of bar food is:
    Trumbull Kitchen
    City Steam Brewery
    McKinnons Irish pub
    Max Downtown
    Agave Grill
    Vito's by the Park

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    1. re: njmarshall55
      chowmensch Feb 20, 2012 02:42 PM

      Agree with nj's picks and woul add Salute, Feng and Black Eyed Sally's.

      1. re: chowmensch
        wildcat2012 Feb 20, 2012 02:50 PM

        Have u been to coaches

        1. re: wildcat2012
          chowmensch Feb 20, 2012 04:02 PM

          Haven't been there in quite a while but assume it's still typical bar food. My choices and those of NJ are an attempt to get you better quality food offerings. I would also add Dish.

      2. re: njmarshall55
        mels Feb 21, 2012 05:05 AM

        I would take City Steam off of the list. the food is mediocre at best (good beer though) and the service is consistently AWFUL, at least if you are getting table service. The awful service generally means your food will arrive at your table lukewarm. After going here for lunch and having the same results 3 times, we have declared City Steam "dead to us" at my office.

        1. re: njmarshall55
          kunman Feb 21, 2012 09:40 AM

          I would add Vaughan's Public House.


          Good irish pub

          Vaughan's Public House
          59 Pratt St, Hartford, CT 06103

        2. Mister Big Aug 24, 2012 05:16 AM

          Reviving this old thread, because I'm going to the paper show tomorrow. Looking for great pizza. Also, cheap lobster.

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          1. re: Mister Big
            brookerme Aug 24, 2012 06:51 AM

            Aladdin, just steps from the XL Center has pretty good pizza. http://www.aladdinhalal.com/www.aladdinhalal.com/Welcome.html If you want to drive, http://www.firstandlasttavern.com/hartford/ is Hartford best pizza. For Lobster head for http://www.restaurant.com/js-crabshac...

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