Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Ted's Montana Grill Opening 5-12-14 in Hartford CT

Hankering for a great steak? I have great news for you!

Ted’s Montana Grill, the classic American grill is coming to Hartford CT!

Opening on May 12th in the historic Front Street District on 35 Front Street in downtown Hartford, the restaurant will be 4,600 square feet and will seat 160 guests.  

This is the second Ted’s Montana Grill in Connecticut; the first location is in The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk in South Windsor.

Co-owner and renowned media entrepreneur George McKerrow reports,  “Downtown Hartford is experiencing a renaissance, and we want to be a part of this close-knit community,” and continues to say. “Hartford has an interesting dynamic of strong businesses, convention goers, students and a new generation of young entrepreneurs and their families.”

John Halpin, proprieter of Ted's adds, “Hartford is one of the oldest cities in the nation, and it has a strong green initiative and movement to recapture life on the riverfront."  Halpin will lead a staff of 50 employees and three managers at the new Front Street restaurant. “I think that Mark Twain would be very happy to see Ted’s Montana Grill opening up downtown. He’d definitely walk along the river and be a regular on one of our bar stools,” Halpin laughs.

So...what's on the menu at Ted's Montana Grill? 

Popular appetizers include Salt-N’Pepper Onion Rings, fresh-cut potato chips with creamy ranch onion dip and St. Phillip’s Island Crab Cakes with fresh guacamole and coleslaw. Classic dishes include steaks, meatloaf, pot roast, pecan crusted trout, cedar plank salmon and beef and bison burgers. Meals are served with sides ranging from fresh-cut fries to Aunt Fannie’s squash casserole. But no meal is complete until you try some of Ted’s homemade cookies or fudge brownies.

Did somebody say BROWNIES??? YUM! Count me in!

From traditional comfort food to unique signature dishes, all meals will be made from scratch fresh daily - nothing frozen or microwaved. Chefs only use fresh Certified Angus Beef, National Bison Association-certified bison, all-natural chicken and premium seafood. Ted’s Montana Grill also believes in fresh, sustainable, organic and locally grown ingredients.

It sounds like Ted’s will be serving time-honored favorites in a relaxed setting reminiscent of the 19th century American frontier.  

Inside the restaurant will certainly be unique! The design of the Hartford location is inspired by old western saloons, with all the romance and classic touches that make it feel luxurious, but in a casual, warm way. The d├ęcor will feature Mahogany paneling, pressed tin ceilings, brass fixtures and beautiful crown molding.

The restaurant will feature an open kitchen and a dining room that seats 120 people in cozy booths and round tables. The bar seats 25 people and will serve handcrafted cocktails, beer and wine.
The Big Sky Spirit goes beyond just atmosphere though. 

Here's the really neat part! 

Ted’s Montana Grill will incorporate many eco-friendly technologies and practices as it does in their other locations, from low-voltage, compact fluorescent light bulbs to menus printed on recycled paper.

Green restaurant products include: paper straws, wooden drink stirrers, cornstarch to-go cups, recycled coasters and biodegradable to-go cutlery and cardboard containers. Kitchen staff follow specific “fire up/fire down” guidelines to save on electricity, use energy-saving equipment and utilize griddle cook tops that lower the level of grease particulates released into the air. Restrooms feature water-efficient fixtures and biodegradable powder Boraxo soap.

“Sustainability and recycling is ingrained in nearly every aspect of our restaurant,” says Halpin. “Our guests are just as environmentally committed as we are, so they really appreciate the dedication it takes to be responsible. It takes time, research and effort and to be good stewards of the Earth. But it’s worth it.”

About Ted’s Montana Grill
Inspired by the pioneer spirit of the American West, Ted’s Montana Grill is committed to serving honest food served with genuine hospitality. The menu is known for its modern interpretation of hand-prepared, 100 percent fresh classic comfort food. The chef-inspired menu features the finest cuts and best selection of bison, including high quality, flavorful steaks and award-winning burgers amongst a variety of other unique menu items. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ted’s Montana Grill was co-founded in 2002 by Ted Turner, the media entrepreneur, environmentalist and philanthropist, and award-winning restaurateur, George W. McKerrow. Learn more at tedsmontanagrill.com, or follow them on Twitter


  1. Well that is exciting news! I'll have to make a note to check it out.

    1. I've heard such great things about the Ted's in South Windsor and can't wait for Ted's to come to Hartford!


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