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ASTC 2018 - Local Restaurants & Night Life

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While in Hartford, take the time to check out our local cuisine and delicious restaurant offerings.

Hartford, one of New England's most diverse cities, is known for our local regional flavors. Many of our restaurants are family-owned independents with unique ethnic menus. The Explore Hartford discount dining program offers "Show & Save" Discounts and Specials at restaurants and attractions all near the Connecticut Convention Center.

  • Hartford is one of America's oldest and most historic cities. It offers 17 diverse neighborhoods that individually preserve their ethnic heritage and culture that together create a melting pot of flavors from around the world. Not only can you enjoy these cuisines in our restaurants, but also at the various festivals around the city all year long.
  • Click here for information on the Explore Hartford Dining Program. Explore Hartford is a "Show & Save" discount program for local restaurants and attractions, available upon arrival at the convention center lobby. 
  • Hartford's dash Shuttle will deliver you to the doorstep to a number of local unique restaurants- Click here for the dash shuttle Restaurant Guide.  ** Note Extended ASTC 2018 weekend schedule. 
  • Outdoors on the River: Hartford's Head of the Regatta Sayurday 9/29 8:30 -5pm- Cheer on the competition! 
  • Hartford Night Life: Since you'll be in town over the weekend there are bound to be some great live events happening in Hartford! Enjoy live music at Black Eyed Sally's, a comedy act at City Steam, a live concert at Infinity Music Hall, or a flick at the Spotlight Theater right across the street from the Connecticut Convention Center.
  • On stage during ASTC 2018: At the Bushnell Theater is Broadway's award winning comedy The Play That Goes Wrong and at The Hartford Stage you can catch Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's DreamZak Brown at Xfinity Theater Sunday, Sept 30 
  • Visit Hartford.com for our local calendar and lots of other Hartford information! (Keep checking back for updates and details)

Here are our preferred and recommended restaurants for the conference 

Bears BBQ Smokehouse/Catering

25 Front Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: 860-724-3100
Region: Hartford County

City Steam Brewery Cafe

942 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06105
Phone: 860-525-1600
Fax: 860-278-6133
Region: Hartford County

Max Downtown

185 Asylum Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: 860-522-2530
Region: Hartford County

Peppercorn's Grill/Catering

357 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: 860-547-1714
Fax: 860-724-7612
Region: Hartford County

Ted's Montana Grill

35 Front Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: 860-692-1167
Region: Hartford County

The Capital Grille

44 Front Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: 860-244-0075
Region: Hartford County

V's Trattoria

280 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: 860-904-5453
Fax: 860-244-2210
Region: Hartford County

Vivo Seasonal Trattoria

200 Columbus Boulevard
Marriott Hartford Downtown
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: 860-760-2333
Region: Hartford County


For other Hartford area dining options, please review this list. 

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Black Eyed Sally's/Catering

350 Asylum Street
Hartford, CT 06105
Phone: 860-278-RIBS
Fax: 860-808-0149
Region: Hartford County

Carbone's Ristorante

588 Franklin Ave
Hartford, CT 06114
Phone: 860-296-9646
Region: Hartford County

Dakota's Steakhouse & Tavern

1489 Silas Deane Highway
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Phone: 860-257-7752
Fax: 860-257-8962
Region: Hartford County

Salute Restaurant/Catering

100 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: 860-899-1350
Region: Hartford County

Trumbull Kitchen

250 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: 860-493-7412
Fax: 860-493-7416
Region: Hartford County