Find out what Asian restaurants to try in Hartford. From its origins as a Connecticut River trading post in 1633, Hartford has become not only the state capital but also the insurance capital of the world, with a slew of historical attractions, a thriving arts and entertainment center, a revitalized riverfront and beautiful parks and public gardens. It was here that the lovable Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer were born in the imagination of celebrated author Mark Twain and immortalized on paper during the writer's Hartford years. Twain's home and those of fellow literary figures Harriet Beecher Stowe and Noah Webster are open to the public. The Wadsworth Atheneum, the oldest public art museum in the U.S., houses Pilgrim-Century furniture, the Amistad collection and a special treasure hunt system to entice kids to explore the museum's works. If your timing is right (end of June, beginning of July), you'll catch the Elizabeth Park rose gardens in bloom, but fall is also great for brilliant leaf colors, and spring yields colorful gardens and blossoming trees. For a bird's-eye view of the city, visit the observation deck of Travelers Tower, where you might also spot two resident falcons.
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4 based on 79 reviews
We got take out - the serving was huge and it was one of the best Pho I have ever had. It comes in a large deli takeout container with a bag of goodies (mint, lime, sprouts, spices, etc) that you can mix in as desired. We got the mixed (beef and shrimp).
4 based on 25 reviews
Traditionally Thai food is fresh and full of flavor. Not here. My chicken cashew was bland, tasteless and greasy. The chicken was chewy and tasted off. This dish was very skimpy on cashews and sauce. It needed more sauce for the dry rice. My friends didnât enjoy their meals either. Your meal comes with either a salad or soup. I decided on the salad. This was a sad excuse for a salad. There was more dressing then vegetables. Service was very slow and the food arrived cold. After I got back to the office I told a friend about my lunch experience. He ate there a few weeks before and also had a bad meal. Wish I talked to him before I went. Eat here at your own risk. Youâve been warned.
4 based on 43 reviews
Went twice here but was disappointed with their customer service and inability to deal with multiple orders. Location's not that great although they do have a small parking space. The first time we went, we got take out and ordered 20-25 mins before, went to pick up the food at the mentioned time and got the food in 5 mins. Got a call 10 mins later saying they gave the wrong package.When I got back there, they took back the package and said that my order will take another 15 to 20 minutes. Not sure why they didn't start the order until 45 minutes later. And then they argued saying that they can't skip the line just for us. Got the food ten mins later.Experience was better the second time we went there. Food was good.Overall I agree that mistakes happen but their customer service sucks in spite of good food. It is a byob place.
4 based on 47 reviews
A neighbor told us about this restaurant and sung their praises.Empty restaurant on a Saturday night on a holiday weekend at 6:00 PM. Pleasant atmosphere with many tables and booths. Initially disappointed that the tea we ordered came without any tea in the teapot. Obviously they dunked a teabag in the pot and removed it quickly. After complaining the waiter returned with a second pot that was equally very light tea. We are used to being served Jasmine tea with loose tea.The "Gold Bags" appetizer was excellent as was the wonton soup. The most disappointing was the shrimp Pad Thai. While my lady liked the dish, I found the taste to be awful.When we received the bill we discovered that we were charged $4.00 for two cups of weak tea. The soup was $4.95. The Pad Thai entree was on the high side as well. Now while this is West Hartford it is also Park Avenue, not the Center it Nlie Back Square!We will not be returning anytime soon.
4 based on 72 reviews
Iâve enjoyed eating here for quite some time but was always in a hurry so I never got to fully enjoy a good sit in meal with them, The Sweet Potato hand roll is a real treat as well as many of the other rolls they offer , so fresh and yummy. I always drink a Sapporo with my meal to keep it OG so I havenât had anything off their drink menu but the miso soup I enjoy every time as well as the Green Tea ice cream which Iâm current having withdrawals from ;). The KBBQ is Pretty good but the main reason I go is their sushi. I would suggest sitting at the sushi bar and getting the whole experience. This place rocks and I always leave full
4 based on 99 reviews
The meal was fantastic, the sercice was professional and the outdoor dining was perfect. Thanks for a great meal with friends.
4 based on 168 reviews
Feng Chophouse is Downtown Hartfordâs premier dining experience. Each time we set our table we invite you to join us for the refinement of fine dining and the flare of a modern casual environment. Our mission is to showcase our passion for service excelle
Feng Chophouse is located on a side, somewhat narrow, one-way street in Hartford. There is a parking lot across the street -- a bit pricey at $10 for two hours, but there is also street parking (metered) available. Our OpenTable reservation was immediately honored. We were offered seating in either the bar or the main dining room -- we chose the dining room and were seated at a nice table. The remodeling -- the restaurant was closed for a period -- is quite attractive, although it is somewhat dark (as seems to be the way of most steakhouses around here -- J. Gilbert's, Fleming's, Morton's (in its day -- sadly gone)). The service was efficient and professional, although not particularly warm. We ordered hand rolls prepared by the sushi chef -- my husband was quite happy with his California roll; the quality of mine was much better than anything I would get at Westside Market (Rocky Hill), but I should have ordered a vegetable roll, rather than one with shrimp in it (as it was a special occasion). That said, this was a taste preference on my part -- not any failure on the part of the restaurant. My husband ordered a filet from the chophouse menu. He thought it very good, although it didn't have that steakhouse flame-licked taste, which he would have preferred. I ordered the Korean BBQ short rib with slaw -- the short rib was as tender as could be; the sauce on it was very good (although I wish there had been more of it (and I would ask for a side of it now knowing)); the slaw was truly excellent, although the chef could have left out the cauliflower/green broccoli florets and the brown, largish-romanesco broccoli, which sadly looked like a turd (and was a distraction from an otherwise attractive presentation of the plate), and added more slaw. We also ordered a side of the bacon fried rice, which featured candied cashews -- this was a home run! We didn't order dessert -- we headed to Rocky Hill for ice cream at Scoops & Sprinkles to celebrate my husband's birthday. The acid test: would I go back? Yes, we will go back -- maybe once or twice a year. The bill came to about $130 for two -- no alcohol, no desserts, which was a bit on the pricey side, but not necessarily out of line.
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