While in Hartford, CT for business, I heard about a new restaurant that just opened a few minutes south of Hartford.
The Wild Rover at 580 Silas Deane Hwy Wethersfield, CT
They offer more than the standard irish fare from a reknowned Executive Chef. HUGE portions too! Comfortable, causal atmosphere. Great date spot too. Plenty of beers on tap with a wide selection. only minutes from Hartford and easy to find.
The old world charm and the stained glass ceiling over the bar is warm and inviting. If you are in the area, this one is well worth the time to visit.