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“Get the crabcakes”
Review of J Restaurant Bar

J Restaurant Bar
Ranked #32 of 472 Restaurants in Hartford
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 4 September 2013

These were some of the best crabcakes I've had in a while. Instead of one small cake with lots of filler, we got two good sized cakes with *maybe* a coating of crumbs. It was a lot of crabby goodness served with a little bit of greens for about $14. The salmon BLT was fine and my twist on a cocktail on their list was good. A very pleasant space (including a patio) with a wide ranging menu, definitely a spot to keep in mind slightly out of the downtown mix.

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Thank Joanie881
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

We seem to forget about this gem of a restaurant that sits just outside of downtown Hartford. Great atmosphere in either the bar or the restaurant and best of all easy access free parking! We arrived early on a Saturday night, right as we had concert tickets for a show in Hartford. The restaurant was just opening but they were very gracious and seated us while they were still getting organized. The taste of Hartford $20.13 menu was still being offered which was a deal. Our waiter, Andrew for fantastic and made our evening memorable by being so personable. I ordered the salmon from the "taste" menu and it didn't disappoint. The ceviche appetizer was excellent and the strawberry shortcake dessert was great as well. My husband had their famous chicken riggies and loved it. If you are thinking about going to eat in Hartford, give J Restaurant a try

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1  Thank JanJ50
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

Who would ever think that a Hibiscus martini would be so wonderful! It may be the bartender.
Try their signature salad, blue cheese burger, gyro or more signature dishes. I have never had a bad meal or a bad time. What a wonderful place to relax after work and not far from the sites of Hartford.

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Thank StillinLOVEsince84
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

J Bar is located right across from Hartford Hospital with lots of free well lighted parking in a lot next to the restaurant. J Bar was a pizza place until a few years ago when they did a complete remodel and gave it an upscale eclectic look and feel. There is a bar area plus multi level seating along with an outdoor patio. The menu stays true to its roots with pizza but also a variety of other items ranging from pasta, wraps, fish entrees and even some greek thrown in. Our favorite app is the greek fried cheese. Not always available but something different and fun to try.
The other impressive part of J Bar is the wine list which apparently is going thru an upgrade. The current list many great selections which by comparison to other places in downtown Hartford priced very reasonably. The drink / martini list has many creative well thought out options also
J Bar can be what you want it to be....... a place for a burger & pizza OR a little but more upscale with a classy twist

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2  Thank remass
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

We had dinner at J's tonight as part of the Taste of Hartford event. The atmosphere, menu and setting were a 10+. We were slightly disappointed by the service. We were seated immediately but waited for about 7-10 minutes before our server came along. He was pleasant but more transactional than about creating an experience. We will go back as the food, location and setting were well worth it. I just hope that we have a better experience from the waite staff. Places we tend to frequent are because we have a connection with the staff and love to go back and visit.

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Thank Doodis
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