Firebox Restaurant near Trinity College in Hartford, CT.
The Trinity admissions gave out a folder to each prospective student in the tour and it thoughtfully included restaurant recommendations by the admissions staff.
The immediate neighborhood outside the bubble of Trinity is a barrio so Firebox Restaurant and the other two restaurants in that block feel out of place but a wonderful find. The food is upscale and delicious with a farm-to-table menu. We landed at happy hour during the weekday and sampled some half portion appetizers.
This is a lovely place for a meal for anyone visiting Trinity College. It's about a 5-minute drive from Trinity. There is a parking lot for the three upscale restaurants in this space.