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“Food is good, service lacks. ”

The Spicy Green Bean
Ranked #9 of 88 Restaurants in Glastonbury
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Our creative menu is sure to excite your palate. We pride ourselves on our seasonally changing menu selections we refer to as “Kooky Konkoctions”, or, of course you can always create your own. We cater all types of occasions from elaborate full service special events, weddings, parties, corporate meetings, private dinner, backyard picnics to simple delivery drop-offs and everything in between.The Spicy Green Bean, more than anything else, is about great taste and quality food. Variety comes in a close second. You'll be able to return again and again and have something great and different, every time.Our bakery selections are baked fresh daily so each day the selections vary - Stop in and see what we have or call in advance to place a special order. Each day we usually have a varied selection of fresh baked cookies, cupcakes, brownies, bars, cakes, and homemade ice creams!!
Hartford, Connecticut
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Food is good, service lacks. ”
Reviewed 31 October 2013 via mobile

This is one of those places I will lunch at with my mom or aunt type thing. The food is good, portions are big which sort of justifies the price. Of course the location defines the price. The chicken salad is great and the buffalo chicken sandwich is amazing, it is chicken cutlets marinated in hot sauce. The sides are great and the cookies are delicious. Unique food and decor make this a hip New York-ish deli. The service lacks a lot of the time. Only come here if you are not in rush. It can take them forever to get food out and bring the check or refills etc. Some of the waitresses eye-roll when asked a lot of questions and it is obvious rudeness. But then others are pretty good. If they showed more urgency with the staff and things were quicker it be 5 stars.

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Thank RachFF
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spicygreenbean, Owner at The Spicy Green Bean, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Hi RachFF,
Thank you sooo much for taking the time to review The Bean we really do appreciate the Great review I would like to apologize for the service we really do need feedback so we can better ourselves so Thank you and hope to see you soon…Kath
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Glastonbury, CT
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Don't go on St Pat's Day”
Reviewed 25 October 2013

Our friends gathered at the "Bean" and were treated to probably worst meals we have experienced in Glastonbury...the steak was grisle..the pork osso bucco(sic) wasn't much better. This was only one experience so give it a try for lunch & form your own opinion.

  • Visited March 2013
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spicygreenbean, Owner at The Spicy Green Bean, responded to this review, 29 October 2013
Hi JimmyGourmet,
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us I am so sorry you did not enjoy your visit and took the time to review us 8 months after your experience we usually get rave reviews about our fresh cut steaks and the osso bucco hopefully you will give us another shot to cook for you agin....Kath
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Wethersfield, Connecticut, United States
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed 23 October 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

This is a cozy, small restaurant. But don't let the size fool you. The menu is extensive, and it is changed frequently as well. Great food, great service.

Visited October 2013
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Thank John C
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spicygreenbean, Owner at The Spicy Green Bean, responded to this review, 29 October 2013
Hi John
Thank you sooo much for the FANTASTIC review we really appreciate it... its guests like you that make it all worth it!! Thank you so much again...Kath
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east Hartford, ct
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great food. Very consistent.”
Reviewed 18 October 2013

I have been going to The Spicy Green Bean almost since the beginning and have never been disappointed. The selection is wonderful and kooky and the staff is very friendly. The owner is awesome and genuine. Go in and enjoy the food. You will surely find something you like!!

  • Visited August 2013
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spicygreenbean, Owner at The Spicy Green Bean, responded to this review, 29 October 2013
Hi John
Thank you sooo much for the FANTASTIC review we really appreciate it... its guests like you that make it all worth it!! Thank you so much again...Kath
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Massachusetts
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Wonderful surprise”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

The Spicy Green Bean is nothing to look at but the food is something to behold. We were between soccer games, in from out of town for a tournament, trying to avoid the "Subway" syndrome. My wife is always looking for that off the beaten path establishment and hit a home run this time. I had the home made roast beef sandwich on a soft pretzel roll (make your own sandwich menu) and was not disappointed. My wife had the veggie burger and loved it (and she is not one to eat veggie burgers by any means!), my son had a breakfast plate with absolutely the best home fries I have ever eaten... I brought the left overs home and had them today at lunch! The ham was wonderful, sliced thin, fried and salty (just enough). My father in law had the pressed Cuban and loved it. If the Spicy Green Bean was close by I'd have to believe it would be on my top 5 list of regular eats. The saddest thing about the visit was knowing that it would likely be a year before returning!!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank PJR777
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spicygreenbean, Owner at The Spicy Green Bean, responded to this review, 29 October 2013
Hi John
Thank you sooo much for the FANTASTIC review we really appreciate it... its guests like you that make it all worth it!! Thank you so much again...Kath
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