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Bradley Airport lunch?

TrishUntrapped Mar 7, 2013 05:06 PM

I have to pick my son up from a trip at Bradley in CT. May need to stop for lunch first. Is there anything en route that's worthwhile?

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    brookerme RE: TrishUntrapped Mar 8, 2013 05:39 AM

    I'll suggest http://www.fireboxrestaurant.com/ in Hartford but it depends on where where you are coming from and what kind of food you're looking for- hot dogs or foie gras ?

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      Cinnamonster RE: TrishUntrapped Mar 8, 2013 05:54 AM

      Not sure where you are coming from or when, but The Nutmeg Restaurant (http://www.nutmegrestaurant.com/) isn't too bad. It does seem they are more banquet focused now, but last time I stopped by the food wasn't bad (nothing extraordinary, but it was decent and priced alright).

      If you're fine with going further away, I'd probably recommend looking into Hartford or West Hartford. Plenty of decent options there.

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        TrishUntrapped RE: Cinnamonster Mar 8, 2013 08:54 AM

        Hi all, I'm coming next week from I-84 Danbury.

        Oh not looking for Foie Gras fancy. But if there is a spot that has terrific French Onion Soup, I'm in.

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        jkuhlen RE: TrishUntrapped Mar 8, 2013 12:44 PM

        Haven't tried it, but I hear the bahn mi is very good. Pho 75 is right next to the airport on RT 75.

        If you feel like BBQ, five miles away in Windsor center is Nat Hayden's Real Pit Barbeque. Its pretty good.

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          TnTinCT RE: TrishUntrapped Mar 10, 2013 08:48 PM

          Off 84in Farmington easy to find try Apricots or Wood N Tap.

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            madisoneats RE: TrishUntrapped Mar 11, 2013 05:37 AM

            If you like a good sandwich Poquonock Giant Grinder is great.

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              brookerme RE: TrishUntrapped Mar 11, 2013 06:28 AM

              take a look at Grants in West Hartford center http://www.billygrant.com/grants/menu...

              1. njmarshall55 RE: TrishUntrapped Mar 11, 2013 07:50 AM

                After many business meetings at the airport and across the street at the old HS plant, I can't say I'm impressed with anything close to the Windsor Locks area, altho with that said, i never dined at the hotel restaurant next to the terminal. If you're going back to 84 on your way to Danbury, i'd agree with the recommendations in Farmington (take exit 39...NOT 39A) and can add Picolo Arancia to the list. I'd also strongly recommend finding something in West Hartford...downtown or in BlueBack square. You won't be disappointed.

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                  magiesmom RE: njmarshall55 Mar 11, 2013 06:41 PM

                  Do you think Pho 75 is bad? I keep hearing about them in a positive way.

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                    njmarshall55 RE: magiesmom Mar 12, 2013 05:54 AM

                    Haven't tried it yet. If the Pho is anything like it is in Farmington (Lotus Garden on Rte. 4), it will be excellent.

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                    chowmensch RE: njmarshall55 Mar 12, 2013 12:39 PM

                    Totally agree on the Piccolo Arancio recommendation....

                  3. TrishUntrapped RE: TrishUntrapped Mar 11, 2013 08:27 PM

                    Thanks for all the tips everyone, we won't go hungry!

                    1. kattyeyes RE: TrishUntrapped Sep 17, 2013 06:02 AM

                      Any updates/reports on Pho 75? Mixed reviews on Yelp. Would love to hear from trusted voices here.

                      Not looking for pho--banh mi might be nice. But Le's in East Hartford might be calling. Bonus points if you can compare one to the other. :)



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                        sakeandgin RE: kattyeyes Sep 17, 2013 08:46 AM

                        Was at 75 a while back. Average bahn mi came with french fries. French influence I guess!! I can only compare it to the bahn mi in springfield at mias cafe and in hadley at bahn mi saigon. Pho 75 is inferior and more money. Never been to le's.

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                          kattyeyes RE: sakeandgin Sep 17, 2013 09:07 AM

                          HA HA, French influence! Thank you. Should you find yourself in the East Hartford area, Le's won't disappoint. I'm gonna grab a sandwich at home instead. :)

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