I went to the new Texas Roadhouse on Flatbush Avenue in Hartford this weekend. They opened up over a week ago. This place is your typical chain in the sense that you could be at Chili's or Fridays...except it smells like barbeque sauce at this place.
There is a place right up by the hostess where you can pick out your steak before you order it. The Filet Mignon looked FANTASTIC.
There was a TON of staff working (and we were there at about 2 on a Saturday afternoon) and they all do a bit of a ho-down when a certain country (they're all country) song plays (that was kind of fun).
Ok so you get a giant (too much to eat) bucket of peanuts at your table with another giant bucket to toss your shells into. You'll also get a nice basket of freshly baked rolls with yummy cinnamon/honey butter to spread on it.
Good ribs, nice selection of appetizers (chicken tenders are excellent), low prices
really awful beer selection...they had only domestic on tap and the only imports were Corona and Heineken. I know this is called TEXAS road house but it would've been great if there were some Texas microbrews to choose from.
I would definitely check this place out again in a pinch for some steak, ribs and barbeque chicken but it's not the type of place I'd wait any amount of time to get a seat in. But...there are no other chains that, in my opinion, are worthy of waiting for a table...including: Olive Garden, Fridays, Chilis...with so many other great restaraunts around the Hartford area...why wait for chain food??