J Restaurant | Bar

4.9
74 reviews
$30 and under
American
J Restaurant|Bar is a midtown Hartford gem with the cities largest outdoor patio, offering salads, pizza, pasta, and daily specials, alongside craft beer, wine, and full-service bar.

The changing seasons can't stop us from dining outdoors! Ring in the holiday season in one of our heated, roofless tents; heated gazebos; or in our heated boxcar- you'll feel like you're dining in Paris! Or grab your blanket and sit out by one of our Christmas trees, street lamps, and fire pits. At J, the cold never bothered us anyway!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 74 People Are Saying
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4.9
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4.8
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vipSteph
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

During the time of Covid, it is nice to go out for a meal, feel the familiar "buzz" of a restaurant/bar, and be served a delicious meal by a very attentive waiter. We will return!

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vipJohnE
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, a wonderful experience!
Amazing food, excellent service by Sergio, and wonderful ambiance! We just love it there!

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anonymous
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

wonderful experience, as always that's why we are returning customers and recommend to family & friends.

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BrettF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a great experience dining at J Restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious. The service was friendly and attentive, and their Covid setup was the best I've seen! I really enjoyed J Restaurant and I look forward to returning soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Location and place of requested table was taken care of for me and the food / service superb. We were told numerous time no rush and take your time. A great evening thanks to ‘s

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vipMike
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very much enjoyed your evening here. In Connecticut in January, outdoor dining is almost nonexistent, but J's has two nice outdoor roofless gazebos with fire pits and propane heaters and it is really nice to be able to go out. Very good protocols with the pandemic, their food is solid, great service, very friendly and solicitous staff. Will definitely be back!

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Kage
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

J restaurant /bar never ceases to amaze me when it comes to their service, quality of food and the overall dining experience. Under these COVID conditions, Jordan and the entire staff are amazing. We always feel safe, comfortable and welcomed. The city of Hartford is lucky to have them. I highly recommend a visit.

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ScottL
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have always loved J Restaurant. The food and service, as always, was excellent. We ate outside in one of their dining areas. It was very comfortable, outside temp was about 32 and I wore a long sleeve shirt and jeans, took my coat off and was very comfortable.

Very clean and COVID safe. Help the restaurant field and go out for dinner once in awhile. If you are concerned for safety, this is a great place. The staff wear masks, enforces the mask rules if you leave your table......plenty of sanitizer where ever you may be.

We will continue to supports J's and other businesses.

SL

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AdamH
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I can’t wait to go back! The food was awesome, service was great! Very friendly staff.

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vipJohnE
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an amazing experience! Beautiful table in the outdoor winter wonderland gazebo! Food is exquisite as well as terrific service!

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KrisP
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Extremely COVID friendly! Great food, great service, and a warm comfortable outdoor dining experience!

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JessicaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We went to J Restaurant to celebrate our birthdays and sat in one of the private outdoor gazebos. The setting was beautiful and comfortable and we felt very safe. Food was great but the service was outstanding! We couldn’t have been happier with the team taking care of us. Will definitely be back and would highly recommend!

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Amkell
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant owner and employees are all doing their very best to cope with COVID. The tables inside are spread out, the outside is unbelievable! It is like a winter wonderland. Beautiful, outside, but also warm private gazebos, and open air patio, with heaters, make the dining experience comfortable.
The food is always very good! They are now offering soups on the menu, which is so comforting and yummy!
I definitely recommend J Restaurant!

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PamelaG
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Owner is incredibly kind and accommodating. Service and food outstanding.

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JoeBarFly
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience. They figured out the outdoor dining thing. Highly recommended.

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vipJohnE
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delightful and delicious. Our new favorite restaurant! Love being able to dine outside in a Covid safe environment.

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JessicaK
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We took advantage of the charming Parisian-style boxcar on 12/26 to celebrate the holidays with family. We enjoyed the ambience and delicious food so much that we returned with friends this week. The service is excellent. We would highly recommend this restaurant. We saw other guests enjoying the heated gazebos and the heated outdoor patio. We loved the private boxcar that is decorated to resemble a cafe in Paris.
Their specialty cocktails were delicious (pistachio martini).

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DawnS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We were very comfortable and happy with the gazebo we reserved. It was private, pretty and comfortable. We had a very good meal out. I would like to thank them for everything.

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nicoler
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. I loved sitting in the heated gazebo (no coat needed). There is a 2 hour limit. Fire pit also outside, drinks were great as well.

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vipGinger
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect for a warm, gazebo lunch outdoors during the winter. Super friendly staff and delicious meal.

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joyful
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

LOVE the gazebos for these covid times and it was well heated. The food was EXCELLENT from the appetizer of jumbo shrimp, to the pear salad, BEST penne a la vodka ever and the delicious cannoli. Service was great, once we got it...sat there for 20 minutes after being given menus with no one coming back (called in to restaurant to ask for server). Overall a FANTASTIC experience!

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vipJohnE
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful evening and experience! Jordan, the owner, and his staff are amazing. Exquisite meal and excellent service! They've created a wonderful, outdoor, warm, covid safe, winter wonderland!

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BOBBIB
New England
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We went for Christmas Eve dinner and the food was amazing. The service was a bit slow but i figured it was due to short staff being it was Christmas Eve. We most definitely be back.

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NancyS
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, J's NEVER disappoints. The best restaurant ever.

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CarlaP
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A beautiful outdoor (heated) space to enjoy a safe night out with your family, and the food is reliably delicious. Service was also great.

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lm0210
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the outdoor seating is amazing, one party in my group brought an extra blanket but I was warm enough with the heater to eat without my coat on and it was 30degrees outside.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect. The owner and staff did an incredible job making outdoor dining safe and warm!!

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FinanceGirl
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is outstanding! We had an outdoor reservation. It was raining out and we were really disappointed to get there and realize we weren't in a gazebo, so we couldn't eat outside. The owner saw that we were reluctant to eat in a restaurant, so he gave us a separate room to ourselves. The server, Morgan, was excellent. The restaurant had several staff working so hard to sanitize, dry outdoor tables after the rain stopped, keep the food moving so we could get out in a timely manner. I was just so impressed with how they were doing everything they could to provide a good experience. The food was incredible, the wine list is excellent, and very well priced. We booked an outdoor gazebo for Dec 28th and can't wait to go back. This place is highly recommended!

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SunitaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

J’s as always does not disappoint. The food was great, as was the service. My cousin who works at Hartfird Hospital says he has found a new place for lunch now.

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StephanieD
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing experience in the box car! We felt comfortable being able to still dine outside and remain warm with the forced hot air. I would definitely recommend J’s restaurant!

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vipBobS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome experience!!! Took my brother out for lunch for his birthday and we ate in our own private tent with heat. Very comfortable and safe! Food was amazing and staff very kind and friendly. Will definitely be going back. Best COVID dining experience yet!!!

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kjk9183
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Morgan was an excellent server. Gazebos were perfect for outside dining. Food is always top notch.

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viprich
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service is of the highest standard and quality

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vipBloom
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great that we were able to sit outside! The open top concept on the patio was terrific!

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EileenC
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was great, I ordered the J Signature salad with grilled chicken and made a modification to the cheese. It was delivered just the way I ordered it.

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Carlie43
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jordan and his team were extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. The effort he has put into the outdoor dining pods is great and I’ll definitely go back.

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NicoleD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I found this restaurant on Yelp and thought it was too good to be true. But it exceeded my already high expectations. They have configured a terrific, inventive outdoor setup to weather the winter, complete with heated gazebos. The menu offers a variety of options for every range of eater - we had kids with us and they were as happy with their meals as the adults were. Yummy appetizers, entrees and desserts. And we loved our waitress - she could not have been nicer and more patient with us and the owner/manager was incredibly friendly and accommodating. Big fans of J Restaurant!

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maureenk
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambiance was wonderful. They are working very hard to keep everyone safe and still enjoy the dining experience.

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RobinR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are so happy to find a place with great food, excellent service and a safe going out place during these strange COVID times. Bravo J’s!!

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vipKarenL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It was a beautiful night probably the last one for awhile so we decided to try sitting outdoors

FAQs

J Restaurant | Bar offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 527-7764.

J Restaurant | Bar is rated 4.9 stars by 74 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.