I've just heard several people strongly recommend a faculty dining area at the University of Hartford. It's called 1877, open only for lunch M-F, buffet, $8.95. Although it's designed for U of H faculty, it is open to the public. Evidently it's been around for years, and is very popular with those in the know - they do no advertising at all. Fresh quality food in a relatively small dining room, packed out every day. Does anyone have first hand experience?!