Restaurants in Asylum Hill

$17 for $30 Worth of BBQ and Cajun Food at Black-eyed Sally's

Black-Eyed Sally's

Downtown

$30 $17

BBQ and Cajun cuisine such as pulled pork, blackened catfish, jambalaya, and ribs in southern juke joint atmosphere with live blues music

$23 for $40 Worth of Japanese and Korean Cuisine at Ichiban Japanese & Korean Restaurant

Ichiban Japanese & Korean Restaurant

Hartford

$40 $23

Japanese and Korean specialties such as beef bulgogi, fresh sushi, and seafood simmered in tableside hot pots

$60 for a Three-Course Prix-Fixe Dinner for Two at Dish Bar & Grill ($100 Value)

Dish Bar & Grill

Downtown

$100 $60

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Three-course dinner with plates such as duck confit nachos, lamb meatloaf, and pepper-crusted steak

$15 for $30 Worth of Organic, Fair Trade Coffee, and Locally Made Ice Cream

Harvest Country Store

West Hartford

$30 $15

Organic and fair-trade coffee, which can be topped with vegan-friendly syrup, pairs with ice cream from a local supplier

French Lunch or Crepe-Cart or Café Rental from La Petite France (Up to 55% Off). Four Options Available.

La Petite France

West Hartford

$20 $10

Pastries, breads, and croque monsieurs prepared by French husband-wife team; portable crêpe cart for parties of 20; rent café for party

Office Lunch Sushi Party, Sushi House Party, or $24 for $40 Worth of Sushi from Ichiro Hibachi & Sushi Bar

Ichiro Hibachi & Sushi Bar

West Hartford

$150 $99

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Japanese restaurant serves sushi, teriyaki and tempura entrees, bento boxes, soups, and salads or goes to homes and offices for sushi party

Italian and American Cuisine for Breakfast or Dinner at Nolita Ristorante (40% Off)

Nolita Ristorante

Nolita Ristorante

$20 $12

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Eatery uses fresh farm-to-table ingredients to create Italian and American cuisine such as fresh housemade pasta and tuna melt paninis

$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $6 Worth of Coffee and Cafe Fare at 226 Jazz Art Java ($24 Value)

226 Jazz Art Java

Windsor

$6 $3

Cappuccinos, espressos, and other coffee drinks match with breakfast sandwiches and pastries in cafe that celebrates local art and music

$15 for $30 Worth of Italian Cuisine for Two or More at Lena's Restaurant

Lena's Restaurant & Banquet

South Windsor

$30 $15

Flowing red curtains and vintage hanging lights set the tone for brick-oven pizzas, mussels, hearty pastas, and veal sautéed in wine

Chinese Take-Out, or Dinner for Two or More at Bamboo Garden (Up to 43% Off)

Bamboo Garden

Windsor

$20 $12

Mongolian chicken, smoked duck, and a wide range of traditional Chinese noodle dishes

$18 for $35 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Sakura Garden

Sakura Garden

Glastonbury Center

$35 $18

Wide array of Japanese specialties, from artfully prepared sushi rolls to sizzling hibachi entrées

Contemporary American Food at Common House Kitchen & Bar (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

Common House Kitchen & Bar

Rocky Hill

$40 $19

All-day restaurant inside the Sheraton Hartford South Hotel serves upscale American food from french toast to filet mignon and crabcakes

Steaks and Seafood for Dinner or Take-Out at CW's Chops ‘n’ Catch (Up to 46% Off)

CW's Chops ‘n’ Catch

Manchester

$50 $27

Eatery transforms local seafood and produce into contemporary American fare; available for weekday dinner or take-out

$12.50 for $25 Worth of Brick-Oven Pizza for Two at Randy's Wooster St. Pizza Shop

Randy's Wooster St. Pizza Shop

Manchester

$25 $12.50

Handcrafted pizzas in more than 30 styles include the infamous 22-inch stuffed Challenger pie that appeared on Man Vs. Food

Italian Comfort Food at Marco's Restaurant (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Marco's Restaurant

Tariffville

$24 $12

Diners enjoy Italian specialties, such as lasagna, fettuccine primavera, and a variety of gourmet pizzas, in a cozy, minimalist dining room

American Cuisine for Dinner for Two or Four at Hungry Tiger Cafe (50% Off)

Hungry Tiger Cafe

Martin

$50 $25

Comfort food classics include from-scratch soups, chili, and chowders alongside fajitas, wings, and lauded half-pound Angus burgers

Hibachi Fare at Yume Hibachi Steak & Sushi in Unionville (Up to 45% Off)

Yume Hibachi Steak & Sushi

Farmington

$40 $22

Plumes of fire erupt as showboating hibachi chefs put on a sizzling spectacle, cooking filet mignon, shrimp, lobster & Teppanyaki veggies

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of American Fare at Big Steve's Grill ($30 Total Value)

Big Steve's Grill

Plainville

$10 $5

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Family-owned establishment with patio serves up American favorites such as Angus burgers, house-made chili, and deep-fried Twinkies

American Food at Club 19 Restaurant (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Club 19 Restaurant

Hawk's Landing Country Club

$30 $15

Diners can enjoy burgers, wraps, and pasta entrees indoors while watching the large flat-screen TVs, or outdoors on the spacious deck

Sushi and Teriyaki Dishes for Dinner for Two or Four at Mikado Asian Bistro in Canton (Up to 50% Off)

Mikado Asian Bistro

Canton

$30 $16

Color Dragon rolls stuffed with shrimp tempura and sprouts; sea eel sashimi; sizzling shrimp teriyaki

Sushi and Asian Cuisine for Two or Four at OKI Asian Bistro (Half Off)

OKI Asian Bistro

Vernon

$30 $15

Menu of Asian cuisine presents choices of sushi, hibachi entrees, rice and noodles, and Thai

$13 for $30 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Aziago’s Restaurant

Aziago's Restaurant

Southington

$30 $13

Housemade meatballs and signature sauces highlight traditional Italian dishes such as linguine with meatballs

Burgers and Fries for Two or Four at K LaMay's Steamed Cheeseburgers (53% Off)

K LaMay's Steamed Cheeseburgers

East Hampton

$20 $9.50

Chefs steam the burger patties, cutting down on the fat and treating customers to a healthier, flavorful burger

$15 for $30 Worth of Italian Food at Buona Vita

Buona Vita

Sherwood Manor

$30 $15

Classic Italian cuisine such as chicken marsala, spaghetti carbanara, and pizza with more than 20 available toppings

$16 for $30 Worth of American Food and Ice Cream at The Summer House

The Summer House

Southwick

$30 $16

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Year-round shop with up to 24 ice-cream flavors and classic food such as grilled-cheese sandwiches, BLTs, burgers, hot dogs, soup, and fries

Italian American Food for Lunch or Dinner at East Street Eatery (50% Off)

East Street Eatery

Wolcott

$30 $15

Italian American staples including New York strip steak, Angus burgers topped with cheese, and pasta tossed with chicken or seafood

Eastern European Food, Crepes, and Tea for Two or Four at Crepes Tea House (Up to 44%% Off)

Crepes Tea House

West Springfield Town

$25 $14

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Crepes filled with fresh fruits and chocolates, or meats and cheeses served alongside European dumplings, potato pancakes, and seafood

Mexican Food at Los Mariachis Bar and Grill (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Los Mariachis Bar and Grill

Wallingford Center

$20 $10

Menu of Mexican classics, including marinated shrimp and carne asada, served in the cozy dining rooom or on the breezy outdoor patio

Italian Cuisine for Two or Four at Felix's Family Ristorante (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Felix's Family Ristorante

Forest Park

$30 $15

Chefs channel Abruzzan recipes to craft house-made pastas, chicken parmigiana, and lemon-pepper shrimp

Caribbean Food at Tata's Restaurant for Two, Four, or More (50% Off)

Tata's Restaurant

Wallingford Center

$24 $12

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The chef can coat black tiger shrimp with a garlic butter sauce, and deep-fry pork medallions infused with garlic and herbs

Italian and Mediterranean Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Mona Lisa Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Mona Lisa Restaurant

Wolcott

$40 $20

Eatery open since 1989 offers cuisine such as veal marsala, filet mignon, crab cake sandwiches, penne ala vodka, and fettuccine carbonara

Pizza, Sandwiches, and Pasta at Tony Z's Apizza (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Tony Z's Apizza

Tony Z's Pizza

$30 $15

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Dozens of varieties of New Haven–style brick-oven pizza with specialty toppings such as breaded chicken and fresh clams

Sushi and Japanese Food at Hana Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Hana Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar

Waterbury

$35 $19

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Hibachi meats cooked tableside, imported drinks, and sushi rolls with ingredients such as spicy mayo and cream cheese

Upscale American Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Sweet Pea’s Restaurant in Riverton (Up to 52% Off)

Sweet Pea’s

Sweet Pea's

$40 $20

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Chefs prepare ginger-soy-glazed salmon and oven-roasted lamb in Victorian homestead amid antiques

American Lunch and Dinner at The Collegian Court (45% Off). Three Options Available.

The Collegian Court

Chicopee

$20 $11

American mainstays such as burgers, club sandwiches, steak, and seafood, served alongside Polish dishes such as kielbasa and pierogi

$11 for $20 Worth of Pub Food at Maximum Capacity

Maximum Capacity

Chicopee

$20 $11

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Eight specialty sandwiches, eight signature pizzas, and five types of burgers

$10 for Five Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Diner Food at Skooter's Restaurant ($25 Total Value)

Skooter's Restaurant

Pine Point

$5 $2

Dig into pancakes, tuna melts, and hamburgers topped with fried onions

Seafood and Steak Dinner for Two or Four at The Tributary Restaurant in Winsted (Up to 45% Off)

The Tributary

Winsted

$68.80 $39

Amid wood-paneled walls & old-time photographs, waiters ferry fresh clam & mussel starters to tables along with veal, pasta & filet mignon

European-Inspired Cuisine for Two or Four at Cavalier Restaurant (47% Off)

Cavalier Restaurant

Chicopee

$30 $16

Fine steaks, seafood, and Portuguese and Italian specialties served on linen tablecloths in airy dining room

Italian Cuisine for Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner for Two or More at Cafe Mangia (Up to 46% Off)

Cafe Mangia

Colchester

$20 $12

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Saucy pastas, tender steaks, and Italian dishes alight on granite tabletops inside or on wraparound porch

$16 for $30 Worth of Italian Cuisine and Drinks at Bacco's Restaurant

Bacco's Restaurant

Waterbury

$30 $16

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Pizzas, char-grilled steaks, and specialties such as veal saltimbocca rolled with prosciutto; cold drinks at a roomy bar

Pizza, Pasta, and Salads at Ninoss Pizzeria Restaurant (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Ninoss Pizzeria Restaurant

Westfield

$20 $11

Pizza by the pie or slice served alongside salad, pasta, and gargantuan sandwiches not for the faint of appetite

Sandwich Meal for Two or Italian-American Fusion and Pastries at Avventura Deli (Up to 58% Off)

Avventura Deli

Waterbury

$23.66 $10

New York Times-lauded shop serves thick lasagna in homemade sauce, paninis, and gelato made fresh daily

Portuguese-American Cuisine at Solmar Restaurant and Pub (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Solmar Restaurant and Pub

Indian Orchard

$25 $13

Portuguese and American specialties; clams, lobster, and grilled steaks

Seafood Meal for Two or Four with Appetizers and Entrees at Masse's Bar & Grille (Up to 46% Off)

Masse's Bar & Grille

Chicopee

$64 $38.50

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Classic and inventive seafood and raw-bar dishes made from fresh-off-the-boat catches

$15 for 3 Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Asian-American Fusion Food at The H.A. Cafe ($30 Value)

The H.A. Cafe

Storrs

$10 $5

Enjoy poke salads, katsu don with Japanese fried chicken, grilled shrimp teriyaki, or sushi rolls with bubble teas in fun, casual cafe

Steak and Seafood for Dinner for Two or Four at Opa Opa Steakhouse and Brewery (50% Off)

Opa Opa Steakhouse and Brewery

Southampton

$40 $20

Voted best steak house for five years by the "Valley Advocate," eatery focuses on Black Angus steaks, ribs, and seafood dinners

Mediterranean Dinner for Two or Four or More at Europa Black Rock Bar and Grill (47% Off)

Europa Black Rock Bar and Grill

Ludlow

$30 $16

Mediterranean-inspired food such as Spanish-style clam appetizers, Portuguese seafood paella, chicken marsala, and grilled salt cod

Irish Food and Drinks at The Playwright Irish Pub & Restaurant (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

The Playwright Irish Pub & Restaurant

Hamden

$20 $12

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Irish pub creates food such as smoked salmon, whiskey barbecue chicken tenders, chili burgers, corned beef and cabbage, and chicken curry

Gourmet Sandwiches with Drinks for Two or Four at Johnny Prete's Deli A-Go-Go (Half Off)

Johnny Prete's Deli A-Go-Go

Hamden

$20 $10

Sandwiches include specialty steak and cheese flatbreads and shrimp po-boys as well as classic deli options such as roast beef

New American Dinner for Two or Four at New Harvest Restaurant (Up to 42% Off)

New Harvest Restaurant

Beacon Falls

$30 $18

Diners can partake of an eclectic menu of palatable dishes, ranging from ceviche to pan-seared duck breast

American Dinner for Two or Four at Four Main Street Bar and Grill (Up to 53% Off). Four Options Available.

Four Main St. Bar and Grill

Huntington

$138 $65

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Chef John Slattery crafts blackened steaks, fried calamari, and other upscale American favorites in a casual eatery nestled in Hidden Hills

New American Cuisine at Juniper's Restaurant (Up to 48% Off). Three Options Available.

Juniper's Restaurant

Middlebury

$45 $25

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Restaurant with live music dishes out penne ala vodka, barbecue pork ribs, fried seafood platters, Angus burgers, and fresh crab salads

Dinner for Two or Four at Christopher Martin's Restaurant and Pub (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Christopher Martin's Restaurant and Pub

New Haven

$92 $55

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Locally sourced menu offers oyster mushrooms in avocado mousse, blue cheese with poached bosc pears, and filet mignon in horseradish cream

$5 for $10 Worth of Caf? Sandwiches — Brunello Cafe

Brunello Cafe & Gelato

Branford

$10 $5

Discover what locals are raving about: • $5 for $10 to spend on food • Desserts,crepes, gelato or specialty coffees

Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Pompeo's Italian Restaurant (50% Off)

Pompeo's Italian Restaurant

Branford

$30 $15

A menu brimming with Italian classics, from baked ziti to zuppa di clams, await dinner diners along with customizable and specialty pizzas

Italian Cuisine at The Villa Rose (Half Off). Two Options Available.

The Villa Rose

Ludlow

$30 $15

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Menu of Italian cuisine includes pecan-crusted chicken and chunks of Maine lobster stirred into creamy risotto

Two Rum-Tasting Flights with Havana Sampler or $22 for $40 Worth of Food at Zafra Cuban Restaurant

Zafra Cuban Restaurant

Downtown

$38.95 $20

Havana sampler includes tostones rellenos, empanada, shrimp skewer, and dumpling; more than 300 types of rum

Sushi and Japanese Food at Sushi Mizu (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Sushi Mizu

New Haven

$25 $12.50

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Sushi made with fluke, crabmeat, and mango served alongside Japanese classics, such as seaweed salads and beef teriyaki

Bistro Cuisine for Dine-In or Carryout at Lena's Cafe and Confections (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Lena's Cafe and Confections

Westville

$20 $11

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Hearty brunch and lunch dishes range from bananas foster french toast and seafood omelets to buffalo-chicken paninis and half-pound burgers

$12 for $20 or $20 for $40 Worth of Pub Food and Drinks at the Regal Beagle

The Regal Beagle

The Regal Beagle

$20 $12

Enjoy a menu of classics such as homemade lasagna and barbecue meatloaf sandwiches in an elevated pub atmosphere complete with live jazz

16-Course Sushi Dinner with Sake Pairings for Two at Miya's Sushi (Up to 55% Off)

Miya's Sushi

Chapel West District of New Haven

$174 $79

16-course dinner with sake pairings at innovative restaurant lauded for sustainable sushi

$16 for $30 Worth of Indian Dinner for Two at Zaroka Bar & Restaurant

Zaroka Bar & Restaurant

Downtown

$30 $16

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Sample traditional cuisine from Punjab, Gujarat, Bengal, and southern India, which ranges from homemade paneer to tandoori-grilled meats

$12 for $24 Worth of Italian Sandwiches, Pizza, and Deli Food at Saldamarco’s Deli

Saldamarco's Deli

Clinton

$24 $12

Italian sandwiches are layered with fresh deli meats and cheeses, plus favorites such as chicken parm, sausage and peppers, and meatballs.

One or Two Groupons, Each Good for $30 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Mulino’s Restaurant (Up to 52% Off)

Mulino's Restaurant

Northampton

$30 $15

Hearty portions of pasta, meat, and seafood served on the second story of the Bay State Hotel

One or Two Groupons, Each Good for $30 Worth of Spanish Tapas for Dinner at Ibiza Tapas Wine Bar (50% Off)

Ibiza Tapas Wine Bar

Northampton

$30 $15

Award-winning traditional and modern Spanish tapas such as braised short ribs and lamb shank with chickpea puree in lounge-like restaurant

Brazilian Rodizio Service for Two or Four, or Lunch at iD Brazil Churrascaria and Restaurant (Up to 51% Off) 

iD Brazil Churrascaria and Restaurant

West Haven

$30 $15

Choose from more than a dozen cuts of meat, served tableside from a giant skewer; includes unlimited sides, and salads

$12 for Two Vouchers, Each Valid for $10 Worth of Classic American Breakfast or Lunch at The Tea Kettle ($20 Value)

The Tea Kettle Restaurant

Old Saybrook

$10 $6

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Scrambled eggs, buttermilk pancakes, chicken sandwiches on kaiser rolls, black-bean-beef chili, and caribbean chicken wings

$22 for $43 Worth of Pizza — Domino's Pizza

Domino's Pizza - Ansonia

Ansonia

$43 $22

Founded in 1960, Domino's Pizza is the recognized world leader in pizza delivery

Homestyle Cuisine for Dinner for Two or Four at Savin Rock Roasting Company (Up to 45% Off)

Savin Rock Roasting Company

West Haven

$93.85 $56

Hand-cut steaks from certified Choice Midwest beef; kitchen staff roasts seasoned corned beef, pastrami, roast beef, and turkey overnight

$12 for $20 Worth of Italian Carry-Out at The Original Antonio's

The Original Antonio's

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

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Thin-crust pies take center-stage dressed in pesto and chicken or clams; other options include house-made ravioli and Tuscan pork chop

New Latin Cuisine at Ola Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Ola Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

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New York Times–praised restaurant serves modern Latin small plates, steaks, and seafood alongside tropical drinks

American Fusion Cuisine for Two or Four with Wine and Appetizers at 500 Degrees (Up to 52% Off)

500 degrees

Derby

$82 $39

Chef Manny Sarmiento draws on international influences to create a unique menu of fusion cuisine

Sandwiches and Wraps at Zach's Deli (Up to Half Off). Two Options Available.

Zach's Deli

Post Road South

$10 $5.50

Deli sandwiches, wraps, and salads as well as coffee and pastrami and Swiss panini on rye

Farm-to-Table Dinner for Two or Four at MRKT Restaurant (Up to 42% Off)

MRKT Restaurant

Deerfield

$50 $29

Organic ingredients comprise dishes such as ricotta gnocchi with cob-smoked bacon and english peas, or the Boyden Farm burger

Seafood Dinner for Two or Four at Lumi Restaurant (Up to 46% Off). Four Options Available.

Lumi Restaurant

Stratford

$70 $39

Oysters, crab cakes, and pan-seared scallops headline a menu that brings the sea to your dinner plate

Dueling-Piano Show with Cover, Appetizers, and Wine or Beer for Two or Four at Marisa's Ristorante (50% Off)

Marisa's Ristorante

Trumbull

$40 $20

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Every Friday night at 7 p.m., rock and roll pianists battle it out with a bit of comedy at upscale casual restaurant; song requests accepted

Surf 'n' Turf at Front Street Station (Up to 52% Off). Four Options Available.

Front Street Station

Greenport

$50 $25

Stuffed shrimp scampi, lobster, filet mignon, bone-in ribeye, gourmet burgers, broiled stuffed flounder, and shrimp and scallop provencale

American Cuisine at Zeke's Bar and Grill (Up to 52% Off). Three Options Available.

Zeke's Bar and Grill

Bridgeport

$20 $12

Eatery dishes out barbecue chicken flatbreads, create-your-own burgers, double-glazed ribs, wings, and salmon, as well as a salad bar

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Thirty high-definition TVs airing sports games make Black Bear Saloon a destination for fans, who fuel up for fist pumps with a menu of American pub favorites. Beef, chicken, and salmon sliders, paired with crispy onion rings, are a pintsize alternative to burgers topped with a selection of gourmet ingredients such as roasted red peppers or avocado. Homemade marinara crowns flatbread pizzas and also serves as a sauce in which to slam-dunk deep-fried nuggets of mac 'n' cheese.

Hosted events are still another reason to visit: on Tuesday nights, the voices of karaoke singers wash over the bar's exposed-brick walls, and Wednesday trivia challenges guests to unearth factoids from their cerebral nooks and crannies. On the weekends, live DJs spin records as guests tap toes and shout requests for favorite Raffi songs from the pub's deep-brown booths.

187 Allyn St
Hartford,
CT
US

Though the Jamaican heritage of the owners of Fire & Spice Vegan Restaurant might not directly influence their love of raw food, it certainly informs some of their vegan and vegetarian recipes. On their menu, vegan ital--a blend of spices, coconut milk, sweet potatoes, and pumpkins--gets blended into stews. An eastern-inspired red lentil dahl also appears alongside hearty tempeh burgers and delicately barbecued tofu.

Outside of the fire-kissed specialties, a portion of the menu is devoted to raw foods—from salads to mashed potatoes—cooked below 115 degrees. A number of gluten-free options are also available. Whether cooking raw or simply going meatless, the kitchen relies solely on local and organic ingredients, ensuring all produce is free of pesticides and hasn't been followed by hungry cattle. These same ingredients often make appearances in the chef's cooking classes, which unlock the secret to mastering at-home renditions of raw and vegan favorites.

248 Sisson Ave
Hartford,
CT
US

An unlimited parade of palate-pleasing platters greets diners from Churrascaria Braza's Rodizio prix fixe dinner menu, a tasty Brazilian steakhouse tradition ($29.95 adults, $14.95 children under 12). Fill your digestive Trapper Keeper with loose-leaf lusciousness from the stacked salad bar, or cast a tongue trap to reel in a haul of the peel-and-eat shrimp. When you're sufficiently appetized, a friendly tableside server commences the main protein procession, carefully and continuously slicing as much of the seasoned, slow-roasted, and skewered meats as you desire. The assortment of 12 meats changes nightly, yielding such savory selections as the roasted pork loin, bacon-wrapped filet mignon, or Perna de Carneiro (freshly sliced leg of lamb). When you're nearly full, flip the table's circular dual-sided chip from green to red, which signifies the start of dessert. Hang a sweet fang on the decadent layer cake ($7) or spongy and succulent tres leches cake ($7).

488 Farmington Ave
Hartford,
CT
US

Step into Angry Bull Saloon, and you might just start seeing red?literally. Besides its exposed brick walls, the country-themed establishment is often aglow in atmospheric red lighting, and a red plastic bull's head overlooks the bar. Luckily, the bull's stern demeanor doesn't spill over into the kitchen, where a dedicated culinary team crafts a menu of pub favorites. They top beer-battered-whitefish tacos with carrot slaw and avocado pur?e, and they complement homemade mac-and-cheese bites with bacon aioli.

As chefs man the griddle until 1 a.m. nightly, Angry Bull's bartenders keep brews flowing in both draft and bottle form. They even mix cocktails with Western inspirations such as the Smoking Bull, a spicy blend of tequila, orange juice, and hibiscus syrup.

103 Allyn St
Hartford,
CT
US

Black-eyed Sally's owner James Varano opened this BBQ-and-blues southern juke joint after an inspiring trip to Memphis in 1995. His re-creation of a southern blues club, complete with New Orleans-style dishes and country barbecue, caught the approving attention of The New York Times, which praised the "blackened catfish ... with its tasty sides of oven-roasted sweet potatoes, collard greens and a cilantro-lime cream saucing."

Lunch at Black-eyed Sally's can be a quick affair, with a po'boy sandwich, cajun burger, or a big plate of crispy cornmeal catfish (complete with salt-n-vinegar fries and slaw). But dinner is the time to linger. After eating a rack of ribs—which are dusted with a dry rub for 24 hours, slow-smoked over hickory wood, and finished with a touch of BBQ sauce—you can settle in and wait for the show to start.

The restaurant also started attracting some of music's biggest stars. Over the years, Graham Nash, Dave Matthews, Clarence Clemons, and other rockers have dropped in to jam (or just get their barbecue fix). Live music starts at 8 p.m. most nights, with a mix of jazz, blues, and rock acts. Check out the music schedule here.

350 Asylum St
Hartford,
CT
US

From alongside steaming ceramic coffee pots, gluten-free Ethiopian and Eritrean dishes at Abyssinian Ethiopian Restaurant radiate imported spices. In the golden glow of wall sconces, sautéed beef and chicken morsels marinate in butter, cardamom, and fresh ginger. Patrons sop up savory remnants with warm injera, an East African flatbread made from high-protein teff flour that lets fingers grab food, unlike trying to grab a frustratingly realistic painting of fruit. Meals flanked by complimentary portions of collards parade to tables, and caterers cruise past with brimming portions for meetings and shindigs.

533 Farmington Ave
Hartford,
CT
US