490 Main Street
East Hartford, CT 06108
Phone: (860) 569-1100
Fax: (860) 569-4319
Bars & Cafes
Arch Street Tavern is a great neighborhood bar and restaurant where you can kick back, have a beer and enjoy some live music select nights of the week. The restaurant menu includes typical pub food, like mac and cheese, fish and chips, salads, burgers and wings.
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!
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.
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.
Nestled within the Union Station, Hot Tomato's offers traditional preparations with a modern twist. You can choose from their range of steaks, sushi, chops and pastas. Those who would like to drop in for a drink, can enjoy at the bar that is open till late night. Housed within this restaurant are two venues for your private events: the huge 'Great Room' and the cozy 'Wine Room'. Why not select Hot Tomato's as your venue for your next event? On Sundays, the place is shut to the public, so the staff can attend to your every requirement and you can enjoy your celebration.
The Pond House Grille offers a typical American fare with inspiration from recipes around the globe blended in. Try out the house specials of Indian Rice that is offered with curry and filled with the goodness of dry fruits, Chicken Cesar Wrap and Pond House Burger. On Sundays, visit this place for a delectable brunch fare. In close proximity to the Somerset Square Shopping Center, you can drop in at the restaurant and take a break from your shopping spree.
With an exhaustive menu that will satiate a mammoth-size appetite, the flagship location of Wood-n-Tap delights travelers and locals alike. The restaurant has a casual and friendly atmosphere; it's quite spacious and is just perfect for larger parties and gatherings. The indoor seating area can hold private events and the tree-covered patio is at its romantic best in the evening. Open till late in the night, Wood-n-Tap serves dishes like Seared Ahi Tuna, Calamari, Thai Salad, Hummus Plate, Monster Nachos, Quesadilla, Chop House Steak Salad, Buffalo Chicken Burger, Bacon Burger and many, many more specials. Martinis, microbrews, Sangrias and cocktails complement the fare perfectly. For those in for a classier meal, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are served by the glass.
This local Irish pub serves traditional pub grub and New England favorites, like Clam Chowder on a menu offered for lunch and dinner. There are live music performances daily, often with nights dedicated to Celtic music and bands. Saturdays and Sunday, stop in starting at 10a to grab some breakfast with specials, like The Big Arse Breakfast, an artery-clogging mound of deliciousness with bacon, sausage, fried eggs, home fries and toast.
Tisane Tea & Coffee Bar is a little bit of everything: café with lovely coffees and teas during the daytime, gay/lesbian bar (alternating nights or for special local events) and cocktail bar featuring some of their brews. You can always stop by for a drink or lunch to enjoy at this small café. Definitely a fun place to sit and relax for a few hours or catch up on your work with the free WiFi.
Located on the fringes of the Wickham Park, Marco Polo Restaurant & Banquet Facility is a great place to eat some delectable local fare. The menu features popular dishes of pastas, steaks, ribs, roast and seafood. On Sundays, guests can drop in for a relishing brunch. Festivities are celebrated with great gusto at Marco Polo; the place is brought to life with music, buffets and champagne, check the website for details and be a part of it.