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“Favorite foods with delightful twists” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Kitchen at Billings Forge

The Kitchen at Billings Forge
Ranked #59 of 431 Restaurants in Hartford
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Connecticut
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305 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“Favorite foods with delightful twists”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

Arriving for lunch, we found a menu board full of lunch foods that ran the gamut from prosaic to creative. You can order a standard sandwich featuring a choice of cheeses or lunchmeats like turkey on a choice of bread, or you can go with one of their composed sandwiches or salads. I had the curried chicken salad with chutney sandwich; it was totally delicious. There are also excellent sides dishes, such as orzo salad, slaw, or potato salad. They also serve the most beautiful cookies and desserts, fit for a tea party. The apricot bar was fabulous. The notable thing about Billings Forge is that so many items have a wonderful little twist that take them above the ordinary. The chicken salad sandwich came on a cranberry walnut bread that added extra wonderful (and harmonious) flavors. The potato salad had a little horseradish in it that made it really crave-able. The apricot bar had an intriguing little bit of rosemary. Though the restaurant is small, there are a couple of communal tables that will fit you in if the regular tables are full. Parking isn't always available in the lot in front of the café, but there is adequate street parking. Also, there is a lot of take-out business, so just wait a couple minutes and someone will leave. Service was great! I highly recommend.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Tampa, Florida
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Lunch at the Kitchen”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

I cant say enough about the food, everything we tried was wonderful. I definitely recommend the kitchen for lunch!

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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Amazing! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

You Cannot go wrong at the kitchen in any way, shape or form!! Yum!! From the fabulous food to the entire teaching concept in which the kitchen is based, I even held my husbands 40th birthday dinner cooking party here held on a Saturday night- amazing!!! People are still talking about it!!

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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fab Organic Local Resturant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013 via mobile

The Kitchen At Billings Forge is a very good, reasonably priced organic resturant. Using the best of locally grown and harvested crops, it's menu is diverse and its food is delicious.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Milton, United States
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A culinary gem off the beaten path”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

The Kitchen at Billings Forge is a few miles from downtown Hartford, but is well worth the time to eat there. It's a sterling example of farm-to-table freshness, flavorful and innovative. It's gourmet healthy eating. They prepared a lunch for about 100 visiting columnists with the National Society of Newspaper Columnists in late June 2013. Everyone I spoke with (I was the program co-chair) raved about the array of salads and hearty breads. The Kitchen is part of a community complex that has singlehandedly transformed the neighborhood. It's a destination eatery.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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