On August 21, 2014 Hartford welcomed Infinity Hall and Bistro with a ribbon cutting ceremony that was attended by several hundred guests, media and local dignitaries. Infinity Hall Hartford is located on Front Street in Hartford, CT where it offers music, food and drink.
Modeled after its sister location in Norfolk, CT. Infinity Hall Hartford houses a 500-seat “acoustically pristine” music hall that is the setting for 250 live music and comedy shows every year.
There are two levels in the hall: Orchestra Level which seats 400 using a traditional theater seating arrangement and the Mezzanine Level which seats 100. In the mezzanine, one can either sit at a table or in a chair along a bar-like ledge.
The seating in the Orchestra level can be removed to convert it into a 650 person reception space or converted into cabaret style seating for jazz shows and private events.
The “Good Vibe Bar”, located on the Orchestra Level will open before and during the events. Cabaret-style dining and drink service is available on the Mezzanine Level. All choices of the bistro menu is available to those sitting in the mezzanine.
Following the ceremony we were entertained by well-known folk musicians Jonathan Edwards and Kerri Powers. Future artists appearing include: Arlo Guthrie, New Riders of the Purple Sage, 10,000 Manics, Vienna Boys Choir, and many more. Check the schedule on the Infinity Hall website for full details.
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Just like the Infinity Hall in Norfolk, Infinity Hall Hartford houses a bistro offering exceptional contemporary American cuisine and a vibrant bar scene. The theme of the bistro’s decor centers around music. The bistro’s menu offers a variety of items to choose from; such as lobster, Edamame, or Crawfish Hush puppies, black garlic Gnocchi, apple wood smoked Salmon fillet to pecan crusted chicken breast.
The Infinity Hall Bistro offers both lunch and dinner menus. The Bistro is open for lunch and dinner even if there are no shows scheduled. For dinner the menu features their Hush Puppies – destined to be what they are most famous for – small plates, salads, entrees, and sandwiches. On the back of the menu you will find specialty cocktails and martinis, all named after a song. Also available are several local beers, as well as a nice wine list.
Since our visit occurred on an exceptional pleasant summer day and the outdoor patio was open and we decided to eat there.
During our visit we tried the Ruby Tuesday and Reggae Punch martinis. The Ruby Tuesday is a refreshing blend of Deep Eddy grapefruit vodka with a splash of fresh grapefruit juice, cranberry juice and Cointreau. The Reggae Punch consist of Mount Gay rum, Cointreau, and fresh lime juice.
We had to try the hush puppies and they did not disappoint. To get more of a sampling, we ordered the PuPu Platter. It is enough for two to share and features two types of hush puppies (lobster and crawfish), chicken empanda with a corn and black relish, steak tips, and tasso ham croquettes.
We also ordered the rich and delicious Goat Cheese Ravioli that was covered with lobster, arugula, lemon brown butter, and toasted hazelnuts.
The Hartford Bistro is open Monday through Friday from 11:30am to 10:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Infinity Hall Hartford is a great addition to Front Street and the resurgences of Hartford as a place to go for food and music.