People everywhere love to eat steak. The Hartford, Ct area is no exception. For the consumer seeking Hartford, Ct area steakhouses, here is a guide profiling five of the better steakhouses in the Hartford, Ct area. While some of these restaurants are more expensive than others, steakhouses as a rule, are not known for being inexpensive. Each of these restaurants would also be a very good spot for a first date, or romantic dinner.
While some of these Hartford, Ct area steakhouses are geared toward families with children, others are clearly more business- like and formal. It is advised to call ahead to a desired restaurant, to inquire about the suitability of children, and possibly to make dinner reservations. If requested, each of these restaurants will also accommodate the needs of vegetarian guests.
Whether the diner’s choice be filet mignon, ribeye, top sirloin, New York strip,porterhouse, or prime rib, they are sure to satisfy their appetites at these Hartford, Ct area steakhouses.
A) Bugaboo Creek Steakhouse..1442 Pleasant Valley Road, Manchester, Ct..(860)644-6100
With its animated stuffed animals and cabin- like feel, this very family- friendly restaurant, with 32 outlets in the North and Southeast, is probably the most FUN steakhouse in the Hartford, Ct area. For a steakhouse, their menu offers many items besides steak. They do offer a good filet and an excellent top sirloin steak. Their sirloin- steak tips are delicious. Other menu items include burgers, nachos, quesadillas, shrimp, chicken, ribs, trout and meatloaf. The children’s menu here features chicken fingers, burgers, hot dogs, mac ‘n cheese,ribs, grilled cheese and linguine.
B) Dakota..225 W Main St.(Rt 44), Avon, Ct..(860)677-4311
This clubhouse- like, family- friendly steakhouse is chock- full of interesting decorations and excellent food. Their Sunday brunch is very popular, with good reason. Steak offerings include: top sirloin, ribeye, Adirondack steak, New York strip and prime rib. House specialties include Teriyaki Steak and Teriyaki Chicken. Other menu items feature several chicken dishes, plus shrimp and lobster entrées. The extensive salad bar here is legendary with people in the Hartford, Ct area. Desserts are great. The bar is busy and friendly.
C) Hawthorne Inn..2421 Berlin Tpke, Berlin, Ct..(860)828-3571
The Hawthorne Inn, “Where Beef Is King”, is a culinary landmark in the Hartford, Ct area. For generations, hungry diners have come to expect and receive the best steaks, chops and prime rib here. Four sizes of prime rib, from the ‘junior’ to a 32- ounce behemoth are featured. filet mignon, New York sirloin and petite filet are menu staples. Very good chicken and seafood dishes are also offered. A large, friendly bar area and private meeting rooms are available. The Hawthorne Inn is also a hotel/ motor lodge, with over 60 clean and well- appointed rooms.
D) Morton’s, The Steakhouse..30 State House Square, Hartford, Ct..(860)724-0044
Located in the heart of downtown Hartford, Ct, next- door to the historic Old State House, Morton’s most accurately represents the old- time steakhouse. With its dress code requiring business attire, or smart casual- wear, the atmosphere at Morton’s is extremely professional and upper- end. The a’ la carte menu features wonderful appetizers like scallops wrapped in bacon, with an apricot chutney and a great tuna tartare. At Morton’s, they offer a double- cut filet mignon and a double- cut porterhouse steak, as well as a New York strip, ribeye steak and prime rib. Shrimp, salmon, lamb chops and chicken entrées are also on the menu.
E) Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse..2513 Berlin Tpke, Newington, Ct..(860)666-2202
This chain of upscale steakhouses has the reputation of being some of the best steakhouses to be found anywhere. They are known for searing their steaks at 1800 degrees, to seal- in all of the juices. What results, are some of the most flavorful steaks imaginable. Their a’ la carte menu features filet mignon, petite filet, ribeye, New York strip, porterhouse and t- bone steaks. They also serve shrimp, lamb, veal, chicken, tuna and lobster entrées. For dessert, the caramelized banana cream pie is fantastic. Everything on the menu is delicious, but expensive.