One of The finest Restaurants In Hartford!

With its upscale casual menu, award-winning brewery and historic setting in our 1870’s H.H. Richardson brownstone, City Steam has something for everyone!

Come For The Amazing Food and Drink…

At City Steam Brewery we have a simple formula for success: Great beer plus great food equals a great time! We’re not just bar food, we’re serving up classic American fare. Our dishes have been carefully crafted to pare with our beers and spirits and our extensive wine list. From our char-broiled burgers and street tacos to house specialties like our Naughty Nurse beer-battered fish and chips.

Plus, we even have a full gluten-free menu.

…Stay For the Ambiance!

Every visit to City Steam Brewery is an adventure. Our multi-level floor plan with breathtaking seating on nine levels offers a truly unique view of downtown Hartford, Connecticut. Meet for a drink in our outdoor “beer garden”, or hang with friends and coworkers in our pool and game room.

And of course, nothing beats our classic brewery bar with over a dozen hand crafted beers on tap at all times! Plus we have live music on the weekends.

The Finest Architecture in the United States.

The Cheney building is regarded as the finest example of Romanesque architecture in the United States. Designed by the architect H.H. Richardson, the building opened in 1877, and housed the largest department store in Connecticut: Brown Thomson and Company. At City Steam, we’ve brought back the warmth and charm of the old days. In fact, many of the cast iron railings and millwork were salvaged from the original department store.

Host Your Next Event With Us

This great architecture provides us with many areas for private functions, including the elegant 160 seat Richardson Room. We have 7 private event spaces for 25-300 guests, a 200 seat Comedy Club available for private functions, and unique packages designed specifically for your occasion.

Rehearsal Dinners Bar & Bat Mitzvahs Birthday Parties Retirement Parties Wedding Receptions Corporate Socials Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties Holiday Parties

Please contact our Banquet Department at

City Steam is set to make your night out on the town a memorable one!

Our Menu


Giant Pretzel- sea salt / brewer’s hot mustard / honey mustard 8

Dry Rubbed Rotisserie Wings- lemon rosemary glaze or traditional Buffalo style with blue cheese 10 (8) / 18 (16)

Basket of French Fries or Potato Chips- 6


House- romaine / arugula / cherry tomatoes / Kalamata olives / chickpeas / pomegranate vinaigrette 9

City Steam Cobb- chopped romaine / grape tomatoes / crisp bacon / hard boiled eggs / blue cheese / pomegranate vinaigrette / topped with a scoop of cranberry chicken salad 15

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Our locally sourced Hot Dog and Kielbasa from Bogner of Manchester / both with a natural casing served on a New England roll with your choice of condiments including sauerkraut / potato chips

Stadium Dog- ¼ lb. / one 7 / two 13

The Big Kielbasa- 6 oz. 8

The Hamburger

6 oz 100% fresh domestic beef from Bogner of Manchester / brioche bun (gluten free roll +2) / choice of French fries or potato chips

Name Your Own – 9 (double 16) toppings extra: cheddar cheese / lettuce and tomato / mushrooms / sliced raw onions 1 / bacon / blue cheese crumbles / fresh mozzarella 2

The Classic- lettuce and tomato / cheddar cheese 11 BLTC- add bacon to the Classic 13

Beyond Burger- (plant based) lettuce and tomato 16

Thin Crust Pizza

12 inch / baked in our blue stone pizza oven

White Queen Margherita- sliced tomatoes / fresh mozzarella / fresh basil / xvoo 18

Breakfast- 3 Sunny eggs / bacon / sausage / fresh mushrooms / shredded mozzarella 18

Red Plain Jane- shredded mozzarella / red sauce 12

Franklin Avenue Italian Restaurant- pepperoni / shredded mozzarella / red sauce 14 Carne- bacon / pepperoni / sausage / shredded mozzarella / red sauce 18 Build Your Own Stone Pie Toppings – fresh tomatoes / fresh mushrooms or Kalamata olives 1.50 pepperoni / bacon or sausage 2 / fresh mozzarella 4

Dessert of the Day- 7

Visit us for lunch or dinner the next time you’re in the area! We’re just minutes from West Hartford, Manchester, Wethersfield and Glastonbury. Free parking after 3 p.m. ask your server for details

FOR PICK-UP: order to-go at FOR DELIVERY: City Steam delivers with our local partners: DINE IN CT and WAITER WHEELS! Ask your server about other delivery options.