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451 Franklin Ave. (Brown St.) Send to Phone
860-296-2777
App’s takes the Spanish concept of tapas or "small plate" dining and adds a multicultural twist. Diners can sample and share a variety of cuisines while agonizing over their selection from the list of 67 martinis.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED App's Restaurant Review

: You don’t often hear hip and Hartford in the same sentence, but App’s, a chic outpost out-of-place in the city’s Italian South End, warrants that word combination. App’s takes the Spanish concept of tapas or small plate dining and adds a multicultural twist...and a martini bar. Though the restaurant identifies itself as a purveyor of American Tapas, the menu actually traverses the globe featuring Asian, Italian, Greek and American flavors. Diners can share a variety of hors d’oeuvres, appetizers, small plates and even a limited selection of large plates while agonizing over their selection from the list of 67 martini concoctions---don’t be surprised to hear the standard line that they won’t let you try them all in one night. The modern design of the intimately-lit restaurant, black and tan with metal and marble accents and oversized abstract paintings, is an appropriately minimalist backdrop against which artful dishes are presented. Your designer dinner can include any number of selections, which may be ordered in waves. We particularly relished the sesame-crusted seared tuna sashimi served with tangy, tart ginger fries. A scallop Tatin features delicately crisp pastry and large scallops floating in a garlic-cilantro cream sauce. Small plate dining encourages you to savor each taste and allows you to realize, perhaps sooner than you’d like, that your hunger is well satisfied.

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