Must everyone who reviews Fire By Forge in Hartford mention a phoenix? Because we will too, risen from the ashes of Firebox, Fire By Forge awaits.

We have actually been here twice, but the first time didn’t take notes or pictures.


But we got a steak and burgers and neither were good.

Overcooked and underseasoned; the worst combination.

But we did get something we had to come back for…

Chocolate Chip Cookie

This wasn’t it, however.
The cookie is large and doughy with an appealing chocolate presence and a hint of salt.

But the cookie is just too tall.

The height means lots of dough, and that much dough the dough is slightly overwhelming.

The Rating: Chocolate Chip Cookie


Chicken Mole Sandwich

This wasn’t it either.
The sandwich features large chunks of chicken, yet is let down by a scant amount of mole sauce.

The accompanying chips are overly fried.

Not bad, some avocado smooths things out, but still not great.

The Rating: Chicken Mole Sandwich


Brussel Sprouts

This was it.

This is what was worth coming back for.

Brussel sprouts.
Sweet with a covering of peanuts and coated in an umami sauce.

These perfectly charred Brussel sprouts stand out as excellent.

Something worth coming here for if you are in the area.

The Rating: Brussel Sprouts


I will come back here for these Brussel Sprouts. Each time they lure me back, I will try something new. Fire By Forge clearly knows what they are doing in this space, it is just a matter of finding what else they can do this well.

Fire by Forge
Address: 539 Broad St, Hartford, CT 06106
Sunday 10am to 3pm
Monday Closed
Tuesday through Thursday 7:30am to 3pm, 4:30pm to 9pm
Friday & Saturday 10am to 3pm, 4:30pm to 10pm

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