Firebox Restaurant

4.7
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2530 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Farm-to-table
Firebox Restaurant, located in the historic Billings Forge, one block from the State Capitol, serves seasonal contemporary American cuisine, in a casually elegant setting. Guests enjoy the white-washed brick, impressive wine wall and handmade Amish farm tables of our back dining rooms. The spacious front bar area with it's exposed brick, wood beams and vaulted ceilings, houses a lively bar scene focusing on innovative cocktails and a varied wine selection.

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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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TM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,Inc. enjoyed the restaurant and the food was delicious as well as plentiful. It was a perfect close to our North Atlantic Regional Conference at the Connecticut Convention Ctr.

We will definitely return! Our server Amanda was Terrific!!

NT
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our server was fantastic and welcoming.

JC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Firebox is a gem in downtown Hartford. The food is fresh, innovative, and delicious.

ED
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went here for brunch before a show at the Bushnell. We had an 11:00 reservation and were immediately seated at a nice table in the back room. All the dining rooms are nice and spacious. The food was very good, as described, and very large portions. The Bloody Mary was nice and the coffee was tasty and ample. The prices were a little on the high side, but not extraordinary. We liked it so much we purchased a gift certificate for a friend. We would definitely return.

CD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was initially disappointed that the pork shank was not available on the night we visited. Substitute was 14oz pork chop. Outstanding!! Cocktails were innovative and delicious. Service was very prompt. Will be back.

EI
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was absolutely outstanding! Our waitress was very pleasant and went beyond. I will certainly be going back on our next date night!

MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We keep returning to Firebox because it always pleases. Most recently three of us enjoyed a pre-Bushnell Broadway Series meal and drinks. Excellent waitress too.

A
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Despite enjoying the Kitchen at BillingsForge often, this was my 1st visit to Firebox. Very happy to finally get there. Food very good. Portion on the Adolf burger was very skimpy - all bread, itty bitty sausage. We had 2 salmon dinners which were the better choice. Falafel had good reviews too. Appetizers brussel sprouts, brie fruit compote - excellent.
Our server was wonderful but she had too many tables. She knew her menu exceptionally and was proactive making sure we understood items.

We'll be back.

DK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Valentine’s Day date
The new lobster platter was sweet & succulent and the filet was wonderful as always. Our server was great ! She was attentive and helped with all our questions - even with the bourbon / whiskey ending.
Outstanding as always!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner and amazing service!

EM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service! The biscuits and thyme butter were a surprise favorite. Also enjoyed the black pepper gnocchi and baked Camembert for starters. The cast iron duck with goat cheese polenta was amazing!

CL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The menu is always fresh and different. The atmosphere is contemporary. Excellent wine menu.

N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful Food. Wonderful Service. I will definitely return and try something new every time.

JB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day. It was our second time there. Just as great as the first. Good service excellent food

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Felt rushed during meal. Food was OK. A little cold.

M
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our 3rd experience at Firebox. It has become our favorite restaurant for a special evening together. The chef and culinary staff are amazing. The focus is on locally sourced, fresh ingredients. And the end result is spectacular. This visit, we dined on duck, pork shank and halibut. Every meal was outstanding. Our waitstaff member was excellent. She took great care of us throughout the evening. The only challenge w/ Firebox is related to background noise. If you have an issue w/ this, if possible, ask to be reseated to a quieter location. Other than this issue, everything was perfect.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great spot for any occasion but brunch there this past Sunday could not have been better.

GD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of our chicken and biscuit brunch as well as dessert, was wonderful. We had a great time.

CD
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Obviously the restaurant was understaffed because our service was terrible. We waited an hour and a half for our dinner which was overcooked. Our waitress never asked us how are dinner was or offered to go boxes. She should have noticed our meals were not eaten (because our chicken was overcooked). We were there for almost 2 hours and she stopped by our table 4 times. Bummer because I was looking forward to a nice dinner out with my 2 daughters.

KW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Engagement dinner for my daughter...very good food & very attentive service. Did not know the valet parking was $10 beforehand. That should have been posted. Many of the Hartford restaurants have complimentary valet parking.

MC
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service!

KG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance and the food were Fantastic! Everything we ordered was great. We will be back!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed it all!

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly wonderful place. After a brief period where they were not as good, they're back to they're old self. Spectacular, interesting food.

BW
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

EF
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enthusiastic wait staff, delicious food,great drinks, loved the valet service

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 7 took part in the Taste of Hartford event. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals! The noise level was very comfortable, making for easy conversation. There's a very urban feel to the dining room. The food is very fresh and we particularly enjoyed the salmon, ravioli and mushroom bisque.
The parking lot is small so unless you get there early or can find a spot on the street, just be prepared for a $10 valet fee.
I will definitely be returning!

BW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent and the service equally as good. Very pleasant ambience for one to dine on any occasion

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went here for date night with my boyfriend. The food was amazing and our server was very nice. The only negative things I would say would be that parking is hard to get if you don’t want to valet and the restaurant isn’t in the best neighborhood so I didn’t feel all that safe walking over. The restaurant was VERY loud and we found it hard to talk/hear each other. Other than that the service was great and the food was delicious! I would definitely return... and maybe use the valet.

OT
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and atmosphere. I had the roasted chicken which was delicious. Also tried the wings as an appetizer which was pretty good also. Overall great spot!

t
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of our favorite Hartford restaurants. We have been there multiple times and have never been disappointed. The server was excellent - attentive, friendly, and helpful. High recommend the pork shank and duck. And the Brussel sprouts are a must every time.

c
New York Area
27 reviews