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Downtown Hartford Pre-Theater?

chrism23 | Apr 18, 2011 01:53 PM

Living in West Hartford, the restaurant mecca of CT, and not venturing into the city much anymore, I have lost touch with the downtown restaurant scene.

I have Stage Co tiks Friday and was looking at my choices. Some limitations. I want to park and walk, which rules out On20 (imho the best restaurant in CT and its not pre-theater you have to do the tasting menu and eat for hours!!!!). It also rules out Peppercorns, which I wish was closer, for its not too bad. There are the old reliable Max places, Trumbull Kitchen, and Max Downtown. I have been to Feng and its ok but not great.

In reading reviews on Yelp and elsewhere, Dish seems sort of mediocre. So does the newish Italian place Salute? I don't know whether you can snag a table at a bar like Vaughn's on a Friday night for simple but ok Pub food.

So what the hell does one do. In thinking about this I am thinking that its a shame that downtown seems to have become a foodie wasteland. So hounds what the hell am I missing.

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