I will be going to Hartford in a few weeks with my husband and two sons (4 and 10). I've been a number of times in the past and must confess I've never had great meals, perhaps because I've never known the right places to go and my dining companions (my in-laws) mostly eat at chain restaurants.
This time, I've sworn to do it right! So, please send in your dining recommendations for any chow worthy places within an hour from Hartford. I'd like something kid appropriate (no four star restaurants as much as I would love to try them) with preferences running to Asian (spouse), Middle Eastern (me), pub/diner fare (spouse), and great dessert places (kids).