Hartford and the Connecticut River Valley Restaurants

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  • 1. Max Downtown

    $$$$ | American

    With its contemporary design, extensive martini list, and sophisticated cuisine, Max Downtown is a favorite among the city's well-heeled, as...Read More

  • 2. First and Last Tavern

    $$ | Pizza

    What looks to be a simple neighborhood joint south of downtown is actually one of the state's most hallowed pizza parlors, serving superb thin...Read More

  • 3. Grants

    $$$ | Eclectic

    Whether you're in jeans and looking for a light lunch or dressed to the nines in search of finer fare, this long, narrow space with leather...Read More

  • 4. Joey Garlic's

    $$ | Italian

    Come to this Italian eatery for huge portions of classic dishes and a family-friendly atmosphere. Patrons rave about the eggplant fries and...Read More

  • 5. O'Rourke's Diner

    $ | American

    This glass-and-steel classic is the place to go for top-notch diner fare, including creative specialties like the omelet stuffed with roasted...Read More

  • 6. River Tavern and Wine Bar

    $$$ | Eclectic

    This sleek, sophisticated tavern in the heart of Chester functions both as a cheery neighborhood restaurant and as a bona fide destination for...Read More

  • 7. Salute

    $$ | Italian

    Packed every night, Salute is the downtown spot for consistently delicious Italian fare and excellent service. The kitchen serves up a lengthy...Read More

  • 8. Trumbull Kitchen

    $$$ | Eclectic

    Upbeat, hip, and casual, Trumbull Kitchen is the place to see and be seen. A loft-style dining area with leather-clad walls overlooks the action...Read More

  • 9. Brasserie Pip

    $$$ | French

    Within the Copper Beech Inn is this hip and relaxed brasserie, which serves superbly authentic fare, and has outdoor seating in warm weather...Read More

  • 10. Restaurant du Village

    French

    A black wrought-iron gate beckons you away from the boutiques of Chester's Main Street, and an off-white awning draws you through the door of...Read More

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