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“Stunning view”
Review of Market Grille

Market Grille
Ranked #8 of 199 Restaurants in Manchester
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Nicely prepared food items and stylish presentations

Pricey.

Some customers get water and bread basket; we did not; we never found out why.

We did not ask for either since we only noticed being 'left out' when the table near us was seated and were served bread and water immediately....and then we began noticing others were also being offered...unaccountable.

Also, our particular waitress failed to identify the pricing of the day's specials. We were silly and took the road that a special can often be offered at a special price. Be careful. We will be. A filet mignon dish was identified as special and priced at 39$. That was a bit of a stunner; it was too late, we had already eaten.... I think the waitress shares some of the guilt here, along with our own stupidity (and perhaps not wanting to seem 'cras' by not asking) for not defining the price while she was describing the entree.

As well, the waitress brought everything nearly at once; we had only just started to sample the roasted pepper hummus, when salads appeared, and entrees right on top of those. I am not sure what the rush was all about...but maybe no bread and water was a key to moving is quickly out?

A prior diner had spilled some kind of sticky drink on the patio floor. No one bothered to mop it up; I realize we were outside on the patio and I am sure the expectation was that it would dry, but by the time we were seated, it had not dried yet at all and so it got all over the bottoms of our shoes...

I might go back, but am not in any rush.

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

The meals we had were good although one in our party had the burger and that was disappointing. Other good meals included the cod, pasta with sausage/chicken (that was the best), hanger steak, veggie burger and tuna salad. The clam chowder was very good but the portion somewhat small in a large bowl. Service was attentive. The views of Hartford are excellent.

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Reviewed 18 July 2014

Been here several times...food is consistently excellent with a great variety...some eclectic...on their menu. Our servers have always been extra friendly and accommodating...we've asked to delay our main course so we could visit and digest appetizers. Clam chowder is about the best I've ever had...pork tenderloin is tender and served in a delicious au jus, filet mignon with a bordeaux sauce delish, salmon burger, hamburger, sweet potato fries, clam strips....all excellent. If you like a view and ambiance, ask to sit outdoors on the patio next to the rip roaring fire and watch the sunset over Hartford. We watched the Riverfest fireworks last week...lovely. Menu is pricey but worth the $$. No regrets here when the bill arrived.

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Thank mrsaj15
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

This restaurant had great selections from their drink menu to their food menu! Went for dinner and everything was very good. They even have a nice outdoor patio overlooking the surrounding area (although we sat inside). Service was quick and people very friendly. Great portions and prices reasonable. Would definitely go back!

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Thank Whystayhomegirl
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Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

Perhaps the best overall restaurant in manchester, CT. Food is really good and the service is prompt. Their risotto cake appetizer is fantastic. Great seafood and steak entrees. They even have a wonderful Sunday brunch. Love this place as it never disappoints.

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Thank brian D
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