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!
This restaurant's name says it all--Booze, Blues and BBQ. Theodores' was given a Keeping the Blues Alive award and named the Best Blues Club in the Country in 2004 by the Blues Foundation, so you know this is the place to come for some real, authentic Blues. But that's not all you'll find here! Make sure not to miss out on the menu, featuring everything from individual pizzas, to Gumbo, and of course, lots of amazing Barbecue. And don't skip the drinks either, try the World's Greatest Margarita or Bayou Punch. Theodores' is just a little taste of the Deep South in New England.
The Federal A Restaurant & Bar, located in one of Agawam's historic buildings, was opened to the public by Ralph Santaniello and his co-partner executive chef Michael Presnal in the year 2002. The menu features American dishes blended with French and Italian flavors, lending it a contemporary European twist. The restaurant's interiors are an extension of the menu's heterogeneity, as the modern decor is seamlessly blended with the vintage architecture. The Skillet Seared Salmon, the Burnt Tangerine Glazed Cod, and the Fork & Knife Braised Shortribs are some of the must-haves here. Give dinner a sweet finish with a slice of Tiramisu or the exquisite Chocolate Pistachio Semigreddo.
Get ready for great music and great cocktails at Shakago Martini & Piano Bar. With over 200 martinis, plus a full bar with an impressive wine and beer selection, you'll be able to find the perfect drink to enjoy at this musical bar. The first floor of the bar has live entertainment and also serves food, like baked stuffed shrimp and pasta primavera. The second floor is an intimate lounge lit by candle light that's perfect for both first dates and private parties.
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.
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.
Peppercorns Grill, brings to Hartford, Italian flavors straight from Rome. Peppercorns was established in 1989 by the Cialfis brothers: Dino and Sal, who learned this art from their uncle in Rome. Relish your pasta, rich in herbs and sauces, in the intimate settings of this space. The restaurant serves lunch till 3p and after that they begin serving dinner. Dine at this cozy restaurant and let your heart say Mama Mia!
Arch Street Tavern is a great neighborhood bar and restaurant where you can kick back, have a beer and enjoy some live music on select nights. The restaurant menu includes typical pub food, like burgers, sandwiches, fish and chips, salads, burgers and wings. The kitchen has awesome daily specials and a great happy hour which makes it one of the best spots in the up-and-coming entertainment district.
Nestled in the center of Downtown, Dish Bar & Grill offers patrons a delectable American fare integrated well with modern styling. The restaurant offers delectable preparations of salmon, tuna, steak ,chops, chicken, lamb and lobsters. Do choose from their 'favorites' section on the menu and you will not be disappointed. Those who prefer a gluten free meal, have a vast range of dishes to choose from. They offer a variety of sandwiches, salads and burgers for those who have a small appetite. Accompany your meal with a wonderful handcrafted cocktail. If you are lucky you may also have a live band entertaining you as you dine.
At Vaughn's, diners can rest assured that they will receive some superb food and pints of cold beer. In typical Irish fashion, most of the menu is comprised of items like Shepard's Pie, Guinness Lamb Stew and Beer Battered Cod and Chips. And since Vaughn's is family-friendly, the kids have options like Bangers and Mash as well as Fish and Chips in kid-sized portions of course. The restaurant also caters events and hosts private parties.