490 Main Street
East Hartford, CT 06108
Phone: (860) 569-1100
Fax: (860) 569-4319
Located in the Marriott Hartford Downtown, enjoy upscale dining at VIVO Trattoria. This wonderful restaurant serves seasonal creative Mediterranean cuisine in a casual yet sophisticated atmosphere.
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!
Vanderbrooke Bakers & Caterers is one of Old Saybrook's best bakeries, making a wide variety of cakes, cookies, cheesecakes, pies and breads daily. You can get individually-sized cakes or wedding cakes for any occasion. The Chocolate Mousse Bombe and Oreo Cookie Mudslide are musts for chocoholics, and classic European fruit tarts and galettes. If you are a big fan of the classic Whoopie Pie (a single-size, round chocolate cake with vanilla cream filling), you can pick some up for your next party!
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.
City Steam Brewery Café is a spectacular seven-level restaurant in the historic Richardson Building with the Marriott Residence Inn. The 15-barrel brew house allows brewmaster Ron Page to handcraft up to 12 styles of ales and lagers. The moderately priced classic brew house menu has new world touches that provide for everyone's tastes. Award winning Brew Ha Ha Comedy Club performs on Thursday at 9p, Friday and Saturday at 7p and 10p. You can enjoy a DJ on Thursday through Saturday without a cover. There is also a large upscale pool room, outdoor beer garden and many function rooms.
Located on the grounds of the Shops at Saybrook Country Barn, Aspen is one of the trendiest restaurants in the area. Serving lunch and dinner, Aspen is owned by the Coastal Gourmet catering group in Mystic and offers traditional New England dishes with a modern twist. During lunch, come in for a warm flatbread sandwich and hearty chowder or at dinnertime, try some pan-roasted foie gras or lobster mac and cheese.
Established in 2011, Zula Bar & Restaurant offers a unique blend of American cuisine with Mediterranean flavors. Amidst their collection of beers as well as sparkling, red and white wine, they take pride in their range of martinis. Their weekly events brings in a lively atmosphere to this place. Do not miss out on their 'Spicy Latin Thursdays', 'Friday Night Live' and 'Island Vibe Saturdays', which will transport you into a whole new realm.
The USS Chowder Pot IV offers a variety of New England staples, such as lobster, chowder, fried seafood platters and more. Certainly a favorite with the locals, families and seniors, the Chowder Pot is an enjoyable New England-style dining experience. From the sea shanty decor to the nautical designed artwork, this eatery has fantastic dining options, friendly service and the convenience of a fast food/casual dining restaurants with the hometown charm and plenty of unique menu items. Be prepared to wait in line during the summer months, specifically on weekends.
Trumbull Kitchen in downtown Hartford offers diverse menu with salads, sushi, tapas and standard size dishes as well. The atmosphere is chic with attentive staff. It is a great place for lunch and dinner reasonably priced with simple and eclectic fare. Progressive cross cultural dishes offer variations of familiar foods around the world.
Comerio Restaurant specializes in Cuban and Spanish cuisine, for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Everyday there are impressive specials, such as Stewed Pork, Root Vegetables, Stewed Goat, Baked Cod and Ham Stock Soup. Enjoy Comerio like the locals do and stop in during lunchtime. Great food at great prices.
Highly recommended and Zagat-rated Max Downtown is fine dining for lunch or dinner, with top quality steaks and dishes made from entirely local ingredients. You can also get dinner-sized steak portions during the lunch hour, or seafood platters, family-style sides and unique vegetarian dishes. The fresh food at Max Downtown is why customers keep coming back!
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 reserve because it gets busy on weekends and game days!