One of the area's best restaurants, Black-eyed Sally's BBQ & Blues has barbecue, catfish, grits, fried chicken and plenty of other Southern favorites, all accompanied by live music. Open for lunch and dinner, this is one of the most popular eateries in the downtown area and a great place to "Pig-Out" (a dinner special that includes ribs, pulled pork and Andouille sausage). Be sure to get here early because it gets busy on weekends and game days!
Some of the best wines in Hartford can be found in Bin 228's cellar. The wine list primarily brings together varietals from Italy, where guests will find every region covered, from Montepulciano and Barbera to Nebbiolo and Sangiovese. After ordering a glass of wine make sure sure you check out their menu which has small bites and sandwiches, including the tramezzini (mini triangle sandwiches), larger panini, salads and plenty of antipasti.
Visit McLadden's Irish Publick House for an upscale gastropub experience. Discover the bar's great selection of craft beer and equally great dishes. The menu includes dishes like rack of lamb, burgers, mac n' cheese, sandwiches, wings, build-it-yourself baked potatoes, and more. Make sure you also check out the bar's great selection of whiskey and bourbon. Moreover, there is always some kind of event during the week which only adds to this downtown gastropub experience.
Located on Farmington Avenue in West Hartford, Treva marvels its guests with its delicious and innovative Italian cuisine. The menu is primarily made up of recipes from the central and northern regions of Italy and it's filled with tantalizing fresh pastas, scallops, pork and chicken dishes, come la mamma lo fa (how mom does it). Give your meal a sweet finish with a slice of Tiramisu or cheesecake from their dessert menu.
Ring in the good times with some good drinks and great company at The Half Door. This chic pub is known for offering an impressive list of beverages along with scrumptious small-plates to munch on. The beverage list boasts of featuring beer and wine varieties from around the world. The service is friendly and ambiance is causal, making this place just perfect for unwinding after a hectic day. Besides, The Half Door hosts several live music gigs regularly to keep its guests entertained.
A popular night spot among locals and tourist alike, time spent at Sunset Cafe seldom fails to be a memorable one. Largely frequented by the young citizens of the city, the energy at this club is set at a constant high note. Resident DJs keep the crowd buzzing with excitement with a great track selection, while the bartender ensures everyone has enough to drink. Regular events, theme nights and occasional visiting DJs add to the excitement of this place.
Larosa’s Restaurant & Sports Bar is very local and unpretentious, with a friendly vibe and a casual ambiance. Enjoy chatting with the owner, who's happy to tell you all about the town and its history as he pours you a cold beer. Generous portions and reasonable pricing make it a good stop for an evening out with friends that wont burn a hole in the pocket.
Whether you want to catch the game, relax over a pint or enjoy a casual meal with friends, Roma Sports Bar & Grill has a laid back atmosphere, a good selection of beers on tap and a menu featuring delicious pizzas, pastas and snacks. Challenge your friends to a game of pool in the back room.
Following the success of Peppercorns Grill, the Cialfis brothers, Sal and Dino, opened Piccolo Arancio in 1994 to bring delectable Italian flavors to Farmington. The brother learned to prepare traditional Italian cuisine under the expert guidance of their uncle in Rome. gorge on the steaks, risotto, pastas and salads cooked with a Roman flair. End your meal with a gelato or canolli.
Dakota Steakhouse and Tavern has a mountain cabin ambiance. Its rustic wooden accents, animal mounts, light fixtures, fireplaces and artwork oozes of coziness. It is an ideal place to celebrate special occasions with your family and friends. It is popular for its brunches but its normal steakhouse fare is equally noteworthy. Savor their dishes like Gorgonzola Steak Tips, Bacon Wrapped Scallops, Shepherds Pie, Wood-Grilled Trout, Teriyaki Sirloin and BBQ Ribs. They even have a special menu for kids.
With numerous outlets across the country, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is one of the leading steakhouses in the United States. Located on South Main Street, amidst numerous eateries, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar - West Hartford is an ideal place to gorge on delectable steak while visiting the city. The steaks are made of prime beef, which brings out the rich flavor of the meat. The restaurant is open daily for dinner, so why not end your night with a fabulous meal!