City Steam Brewery Café
Active Beers: 22
Beer Ratings: 495
Beer Avg: 3.73
Taps: 10 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 71 | Reviews: 60 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by TheDeuce:
3.78/5 rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
City Steam Brewery Cafe....
Atmosphere-a full building with a wooden exterior in downtown Hartford, also hosts a comedy club and other things. Many floors with lots of seats, when we went in they were in full Xmas decoration mode. Warm and comfy interior.
Quality-things seemed pretty good, all beers, food, service were just fine. Interesting stuff with the steam horn thing and others. The beers were not adventurous but they were high quality with no huge flaws.
Service-our waitress was prompt, gave us updates, no complaints. Wasn't exactly jumping up and down to give us beer information, but she was ok.
Selection-I counted eight choices, five of those were on tap. Styles from dark lager, amber lager, euro lager, IPA, stout. Nothing too crazy but enough variety.
Food-a highlight, all food was very good, I tried "The Vermonter" which was like a pancake within a burger and excellent. All the rest of my family's food was good too.
Value-for the price everything was decent quality. No problems.
Overall-a good place, very professional with character, beers weren't that adventurous but everything was good and I couldn't ask for anything more than that when visiting Hartford.
11-28-2009 21:51:02 | More by TheDeuce
More User Reviews:
3.9/5 rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75 | $$
The atmosphere here is awesome. Beautiful woodwork and aesthetics throughout. I love the four tiered open stairway eating layout. My wife and I ate in the small two seater tables on the second tier overlooking the city. Quite a nice view.
Service was fast and friendly, food was delivered hot. We only got burgers but they were done just right. The waffle fries were "eh", the Asian slaw was fresh and tasty. Beer selections were excellent. We arrived at 5:30 on a Saturday evening, so it certainly was getting busy, but not quite peak dinner time. I'd like to go back just slightly later to see how service holds up during the real swing time.
In the end I'd have to say it well worth going, and I'm certainly hoping to go back soon.
04-20-2014 20:38:38 | More by datalager
City Steam Brewery Café in Hartford, CT
87 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.