J Restaurant | Bar

4.8
44 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.

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
What 44 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.9
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.8
Value
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBobS
New England
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
5 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

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MissR
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, the food was outstanding and the service was great. Love the new COVID friendly seating outside - HEATERS - in the winter - will work well.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service, gazebo, food, drinks were fantastic!!!

JM
JimM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very well done under COVID conditions. Each table had its
own heat lamp. Attentive staff;
excellent service. The food was
very good. Was our first visit -
would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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Paula
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outside dining at it's best!!! Food is great, service was fabulous and the outside setup great with Gazebo's, heaters and fire pits available!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a great place given everything with covid. Felt so safe great service great space between tables. It was a chilly night and they had fire pits and heat lamps. Will be back for sure! Great service and GREAT food!!

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anonymous
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

wonderful staff and the food is amazing. we are returning customers and will continue to dine there.

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Pssst
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice atmosphere, great staff, delicious food

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Lisa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The outdoor dining area is amazing! Definitely ask for a gazebo if you are making reservations. I will definitely be back!

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Northridge
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We loved the food , the service snd the outside gazebo .
It was noisy at first due to the traffic on Washington but then it quieted down or we got used to it . :)
We love what you have done to create outdoor space during covid . Good for you for being so creative .
The food is excellent !
Also lots of parking which is quite helpful too .

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vipFoodiefromct
New England
25 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Friendly service and very good food. Look forward to returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service

Nice outdoor setup

Occasional road noise

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lots of fun. Great people - definitely will be back.

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SaulS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Five friends had a great, COVID-free experience at J. We sat in an airy gazebo in the parking lot well away from other guests. Our server was terrific—friendly, knowledgeable and diligent. The Greek lemon soup was very good, as were the zucchini appetizers and eggplant fries. The caprese salad disappointed—hothouse tomatoes during peak tomato season and mediocre mozzarella. But overall a great time.

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RochelleS
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time here,We will be back again!!!
Food was good, service was great!!!
Morgan was awesome!!!!!
Loved the outside dining.

JM
JimMc131
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are big fans of J Restaurant. Food is always delicious, and the new outdoor dining area is one of the best we’ve experienced!

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ThomasS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. The gazebos make for a pleasant and safe dining experience

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Lizzieswish
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Service has always been very efficient and friendly at J ! There were four of us here for dinner, celebrating a birthday. We shared an excellent appetizer - a kind of bruschetta with steak on top. Each couple ordered a large salad which they asked to be split in two. They were quite ample in size. Chicken Francaise was very tasty, as was the chicken Parmesan. A friend ordered the special- a grilled swordfish - and did not care for it at all. Dessert was a frozen lemonade pie - a light and tart sweet ending to our meal. We were also joined by a couple of busy, buzzing bees. Be aware if you dine outside!

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HowardG
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent dinner. Good service and followed Covid social distancing.

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vipBloom
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jordan and team always put out a good meal!

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RobP
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Go here.

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Halle
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this restaurant! The food is delicious and they always have a nice choice of specials. The waitstaff are very personable and accommodating. the outside dining area is wonderful during this time of Covid 19! recommend J's to all of my friends!

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maureenk
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food. The cleanliness. The waitstaff were awesome. I love J’s and I recommend it highly

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place. Excellent food and the wait staff is wonderful. Jordan and team are very attentive. Always a good time!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great music great service

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mathlady
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This was a wonderful evening out. They do a great job with the Covid protocols. The out door set up is great. I hope they continue long after covid.

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Kitty
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We like J so much that we actually were here twice in one week- on a Friday, then back on Wednesday! Both times our food was very good, our servers friendly and efficient, and we vowed we’d be back soon. We sat outside and enjoyed a gazebo which had ample room for 6 or even8! There are also tables with umbrellas. J has done every to make outdoor dining a pleasant experience, despite the busy noise on Washington Street! We have enjoyed the whole belly fried clams, salmon, and scallops, in addition to the Chicken Parm. Dinner specials for a three course meal are available for $20 and $30, or you can order a la carte!
See you there!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food and service. Would go again. Just not on trivia night because the winning table just cheated and used phones and asked staff for answers for all the questions.

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JorgeJr922
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food comfortable seating outdoors. Will be back.

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vipFran
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience!

FAQs

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

J Restaurant | Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 44 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.