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Aug 10, 2013
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OpenTable Lauds On20 for Top Scenic Vistas

OpenTable Lauds On20 for Top Scenic Vistas

We’ve often cited On20 for its stellar panoramic views (among other things), so we weren’t a bit surprised to hear the restaurant made OpenTable’s Diner’s Choice Awards for top 100 scenic-view restaurants nationwide.

The awards reflect the combined opinions of 5 million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants across the country.  “A table at any of these winning restaurants is sure to be the crown jewel of your travel and dining experiences,” says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. "You can take in the very best vistas of each city while feasting on fresh, local ingredients and specialties to help you capture the true essence of the region."

That’s certainly the case at On20. Perched atop the Hartford Steam Boiler Building, on the 20th floor, the restaurant has wall-to-wall views of the state capital, downtown Hartford and the Connecticut River. Happily, the food on your plate is just as sublime as the views. Supernova Noel Jones put the place on the map (winning two 4-star reviews from Connecticut Magazine critic Elise Maclay), and now, since sous chef Jeffrey Lizotte assumed the mantle in 2012, the cuisine by all reports is as high-flown as ever.

Chef Lizotte, who grew up in Simsbury, worked under David Bouley at Danube and Eric Ripert at Le Bernardin in New York, then did a stint in 2-star Michelin restaurant La Bastide St. Antoine on the French Riviera before coming back to roost at ON20. In October of 2012, Jeffrey was chosen to represent the United States in the international culinary competition, Trophee Passion, where he was awarded the Valhrona Best Pastry.

On the menu at On20: Grilled Octopus with roast potato and Tasso ham remoulade; Muscovy Duck Breast & Crispy Leg Confit with Beluga lentils and glazed turnip; Marrow-Crusted New York Strip with truffled corn succotash—and much more.

Congrats to all on this most recent accolade.

400 Columbus Blvd., One State St., Hartford, 860/722-5161,

OpenTable Lauds On20 for Top Scenic Vistas

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