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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Joe Black's Restaurant & Pub

31 Pratt St. (Main St.) Send to Phone
860-524-0796
THIS ESTABLISHMENT IS CLOSED Joe Black's puts a modern, elegant spin on Irish pub fare in a comfortable, upscale setting.
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Cuisine
Open
Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat.
Open late
Features
  • Parking lot
  • Dress code: Casual dressy
  • Entertainment: Entertainment Thurs.-Sat.
  • Full bar
  • No Credit Cards
  • Private room(s)
  • Reservations suggested

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Joe Black's Restaurant & Pub Restaurant Review

: THIS ESTABLISHMENT IS CLOSED The restaurant makes its home in the former Society for Savings Bank in downtown Hartford, a building that dates back to 1893. Yet there is nothing dated about the eclectic menu, which puts a modern spin on Irish classics. The same goes for the upscale yet cozy space. The décor is impressive: everything is wood and stone, dark colors dominate, and the fireplace in the bar suggests this is the ideal spot to hang around on a frosty winter’s afternoon, leisurely sipping a pint of Guinness. Especially since the entire staff strives to be welcoming and attentive, as in the best of Irish pubs. They won’t let you miss the surprise that are the fish ‘n’ chips: beer-battered tilapia served with two sauces (tartar and sweet chili) and steak fries. Instead of the usual strips, you’ll get the entire filet, best eaten with a knife and fork. Meanwhile, at what other Irish pub are you likely to find Kobe sliders, or pan-seared sea scallops wrapped in zucchini and served on a bed of Israel couscous with a lemon, basil and garlic confit? In short, Joe Black’s goes to show that pub lounging and fine dining aren’t mutually exclusive.

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