Trumbull Kitchen

4.6
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2427 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Fusion / Eclectic
If you look under the Max Restaurant Group's dictionary under hip, you'll find a picture of Trumbull Kitchen. Fashioned by owner Richard Rosenthal and Executive Chef and partner Chris Torla; Trumbull Kitchen has a unique sophistication that is contemporary, cool, and inventive.
Chef Torla has created a globally eclectic menu that emphasizes intense flavors and satisfying textures. Progressive cross-cultural dishes offer variations of familiar foods around the world. The menu features a collection of tasters and tapas as well as larger entrees that are meant to tantalize a discriminating palate as well as simply deliver some great comfort food. Located in one of Hartford's premier locations, Trumbull Kitchen introduces new excitement in both menu and atmosphere.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
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B
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience1

Food was just ok. Service was mediocre at best. Table was bad. Just not a great experience.

A
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

This place gets the job done well, just like all in the Max group. The food won't win any gourmand awards, but it's solid, and portions are big. Good value, and they'll efficiently get you out in time for tip off at the XL Center. Two thumbs up on the wine list. We are from NYC, so the prices seemed more than reasonable.

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time there and it was absolutely great!! Food, the wait staff... can’t wait to go back!!

B
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

My wife and I went for lunch both had the hangar steak which was cooked perfectly medium rare. The steak was excellent and the sauce remarkable. Service was outstanding. The one drawback was that our french fries didn;t come out the same time as our entree. All in all a great dining experience and we will be back.

KF
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Open Table is always a great first place to look for a new restaurant. And this was no exception. Service and food was amazing.

D
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again; Trumbull Kitchen was outrageously wonderful. From the time we arrived and were warmly greeted by Johnny—lunch was just terrific. We started with drinks and the understanding that we were going to see Anastasia at the Bushnell. Lunch was perfectly paced to ensure that we were not rushed; yet, able to enjoy every aspect. The sweet potato shrimp fritters were served hot and just delicious. My friend had the volcano sushi and I had my usual: chicken lettuce wraps. Both were delicious and thoroughly enjoyed. Johnny is a wonderful, kind and gracious server; he is an integral part of our visit to Trumbull Kitchen. Once again; they came through with terrific food and excellent service!

HO
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always very attentive and courteous wait staff!

LL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Food is always amazing... unfortunately it took 45 minutes to get our lunch and we really needed to rush through the meal to get back to work.

RP
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Noisy . Food good and service was ok too. Prices are reasonable. Not great ambience due to bar crowd nearby tables.

SM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brendan our waiter was very good and an asset to the restaurant. The food was tasty and hot and served with care.

RM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Excellent food in a busy environment ... hectic UCONN cried in game night.
Waiter appeared rushed but was courteous.
Owner stopped by which was a nice touch and appreciated . Cobb sale was particularly good.
The entree selections, while limited, were ample.
Soup selection was limited to one choice.. coconut, basil ... fortunately it was very good.
Restrooms are in an inconvenient location adjacent to the kitchen. Waiters with plates of food moving quickly is a recipe for a spill.
TB is our restaurant of choice on game night and this will not change.

TB
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The service was very good. The waiter attended to our needs without being intrusive. The food, while good, was overpriced. $14.00 for a chicken and swiss cheese sandwich is a bit much. Overall, a nice lunch and an enjoyable time.

ZL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was really excellent. Super funny and present at just the right times, but also let us alone/we weren’t hounded. The food was really great. We split 6 small plates and a single desert and we’re quite full, probably could have done 4 plates. The curried noodle tk standard dish and Korean bbq buns were the true standouts but everything was delicious. Drinks were also made well. Definitely will be back!

Y
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always have a great experience at TK! We had the short ribs and salmon; both delicious. Nice selection of beer and wine. Great service...and a table right where we requested. Nothing better before a UCONN win!

PH
New England
62 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was a nice experience for dinner, our server was great. The main complaint we would have is that it felt like it was 90° inside the restaurant. The food that we order was great, the atmosphere was good, but the heat inside the restaurant was unbearable. We liked the nice corner table that they seated us at, we would come again.

RZ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We visited on New Year's Eve with friends and were very pleased. We arrived early and were seated before our reservation time. The food was excellent as was the service. We will return.

N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service! Family friendly as well.

X
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the reservation via OpenTable to the time we left the experience was very pleasant. We tried had the Caesar salad, the burger and the pulled pork sandwich. All was very good and cooked to order. The service was profesional yet relaxed. It was also timely as we were going to a show at the XL. Will return!

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First timers and we will definitely return!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent. Food suggested was perfect.

CA
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place to go before an XL Center event. Very good food and great service

OT
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent and service by Melissa could not have been better. We decided to share four apps for dinner so we could have more variety. Very satisfied. Excellent choice.

PA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

Went on a really busy Sat night Dec 21st. We were seeing an 800pm show at Theatreworks but our reservation was at 630pm and its only a block away. It took 20 minutes for the waiter to take our order! We did tell the waiter later that we were seeing an 800pm show. We didn’t get our food until 730pm! Ridiculous. I will probably go back because the food was really good, and I take partial blame for not letting the waiter know right away we were seeing an 800pm show. But no excuse for taking 20 minutes to take our order. We even tried to order but the waiter brushed us off and said he’d get the drinks first. We also asked for a gluten free menu twice, once from the hostess when seated and from the waiter. It never came. Normally service is top notch here so not sure what happened.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food..warm,friendly atmosphere. Patriots game on. Nice wait staff. Always confident that it will be a wonderful experience at Max’s

DP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Trumbull Kitchen is always great, no matter whether you are grabbing drinks and apps or having lunch or dinner. It has great service and food. My go to place...

CS
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great - always good

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GC
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Came here after many years because we were going to Theaterworks. This remains one of my favorite Max Restaurants (the other is Max Fish). Menu still a little quirky and that is what I like about it. And a few of my old favorites were still included! The potato leek soup was delicious and the smaller Pad Thai serving was more than enough. Even with the ice/snow storm, the place was full and buzzing with positive energy.

P
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Love Trumbull Kitchen. Always good, but the food was even better than usual this evening.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are not from the area and found this online because it was near the venue we were going to. Excellent food, we loved our server, the ambiance was great. A good buzz in the air but not too noise. Great value for great food!

RB
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were greeted by several staff who were all friendly, welcoming & attentive. Service by Brett was perfect. The food was superb. TY so much for a great evening.

V
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Without fail, every time I dine at the Trumbull Kitchen there are new menu items to sample that surpass my expectations. The service is always excellent!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot before a show at the Bushnell. Great food!

m
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. The food was just ok. Nothing over the top. Especially for the price.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Would recommend Trumble Kitchen over Max

C
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food. Old fashion favorites with a different flare.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and drinks were outstanding.

RD
New England
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have a great time. This is the 1st time in a long time that my husband who has celiac was able to have a drink and appetizer the main meal and a dessert. That never ever happens, so thank you very much.

Rhonda & Daryl DiMatteo

Trumbull Kitchen
Responded on 30 November 2019

Hi Rhonda, Thank you so much for the great review. Happy to hear you had a great experience. We hope to see you back in soon!!! Thanks, David Trumbull Kitchen

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r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

If your downtown for a concert it’s a good spot but I wouldn’t go downtown just to go there..

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the beat restaurants in Hartford!

a
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a very nice table in the rear. It was much less noisy then up front where it was a busy happy hour. I had beet salad and hanger steak, the latter due to half portion option. It was good but not great. My husband liked his a tad better. Very lively happy hour going on in front of the restaurant but our corner table in rear was cozy and more quiet. Our waitress was excellent. We had theater tickets and she was mindful of that.

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