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J Restaurant Bar

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297 Washington St, Hartford, CT 06106-3324
+1 860-527-7764
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a Taste of Hartford meal that offered a variety of choices. Apps: asparagus soup that was brothy rather than creamy sprinkled with crabmeat, interesting change from cream of asparagus, but only a slight hint of asparagus flavor; J's salad was good as usual. Entree: halibut with tomatoes, very tasty; bourbon sirloin was also tasty with mashed potatoes and vegatable... More 

Thank Xjuiceman
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We waited too long to book a pre-theater reservation and thought J might be a good option given its distance from downtown. So glad we went. Two of us had the filet mignon au poivre. The meat was delicious and sauce had a nice, not too hot, kick. Spuds and roasted vegetables were equally good. We will be back soon... More 

Thank Niborcire
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269 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here with colleagues. First time. Was convenient and had parking lot which got pretty packed by 5pm when we arrived. I never saw a hostess upon entering or leaving the restaurant. Service, in general, however, was good. Tried several appetizers(liked coconut shrimp) and had sea bass for main course. Thought this had a little too much sauce and... More 

Thank kkr67
Danbury, Connecticut
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Great service and a relaxing atmosphere. Can't wait to go again. Crab cakes were all crab and no filler. The Tuscan shrimp pizza was also very tasty.

Thank DavidP4
New Britain, Connecticut
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

On Girls' Night Out and running late for a show at the Bushnell (Dirty Dancing - fab!!!), all we had to do was let our waiter know we were in a rush. He made great recommendations and got our orders in fast, then served drinks we could relax with til the food came - really quickly! My bacon cheeseburger was... More 

Thank Molly S
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Walked over at 12:30 pm and we had plenty of seating. We ordered a starter of brucetta with fresh cherry tomatoes and drizzled with balsmic. We each ordered a burger which was cooked perfectly, the fries were thin and crispy. Always great service and never a bad meal or drink at J's. Love going here for lunch!!!

Thank Shelir22
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

I have visted twice now and both visits I was greeted at seated promptly, given a menu, offered a drink and served all in a very well-timed manner. Food was excellent quality and quantity and looked, tasted and smelt amazing. I will happily return again, vrty hoghly recommended regardless of party size.

Thank Richard P
Hartford, Connecticut
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

We love J's. No matter when we've come, we've had wonderful meals. Whether in the dining room or the bar, the food is always good. Love the outdoor patio in nice weather, fireplace in the cool weather. Nice wine list as well.

1 Thank agb427
East Hartford, CT
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Hopefully you are not at the Hartford hospital or the Hartford Children's hospital but if you are my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. You're hungry and you want something out of the ordinary... Ok so you are in luck it is taste of Hartford July 20 to August 1, 2015, so you go to J's it's a... More 

2 Thank frankmichaelp
Hartford, Connecticut
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

So I ordered salads for take out. Three salads totaled $50..........NO kidding. When I questioned the price because the take out menu I ordered from had a different price I was told they just raised their prices. I also made the expensive mistake to ask for more cheese on one salad, that request was an additional $3. I could have... More 

2 Thank Nancy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Italian, Bar, International, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 297 Washington St, Hartford, CT 06106-3324
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-527-7764

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?