Server was the best part of our dinner experience. She went out of her way for us.
Appetizer portions are tiny and I had a sense that the kitchen attempts to disguise that with fusion. ( which there is no place for in southern cooking)
I was born in Memphis so I may be spoiled.
Fried green tomatoes were disappointing.
Mac and cheese was decent.
Best part ( Nessie’s our server) was the Ambience and Perfectly tastefully decorated walls
I do frequent Theodore’s in Springfield. Mass, so there is a chance I am comparing Sally’s portions to why we get there.
Great food and our server Nikki was on it from start to finish. Will return.
Great staff and food. Would highly recommend Black-eyed Sally’s. My only disappointment was we couldn’t stay for the music.
I was in the state to visit with some friends. I have eaten here 4 years ago and enjoyed the food. Saturday, we had the opportunity to see a band in action, very impressive and a delight. The Dinner menu was plentiful!
On Sunday, Sept 29, the Pastor ( Rev Kevin T . Taylor ) Of Allen Chapel AME Church located at 2233 Main Street made an open table reservation for three. We laughed because we all liked the food here and wanted to return for brunch.
We definitely will come again
Nice rustic, bluesy feel. Very good BBQ.
First time there it was great!! The food, drinks and energy were amazing will definitely be going again.
We loved it! The ambiance was great with “nothin’ but the Blues” music playing. Sadly we couldn’t stay to listen to the live band that was setting up to play. The food was excellent! I had the BBQ sampler and my husband had the fish fry. We had enough left for a meal the next day. Yum! Olivia was our server and she was a sweetheart!
Food and service was outstanding! Band was awesome. Would love to come back to enjoy the food and entertainment.
Fun decor, good service, we enjoyed eating outside.
Black-Eyed Sally's is simply amazing! The cornbread doesn't even need the honey butter it is served with as it is so amazingly moist. The pulled pork is wonderful with or without barbecue sauce. The decor is all about the blues and jazz and feels very warm and cozy. I have not had the pleasure of seeing any live entertainment there yet, but given how good the food is, I can't wait to go back and look forward to checking out that component, too! The service was prompt and friendly without being pushy!
Love this place. Every time we're in Hartford, Sally's is ALWAYS on the list. Good food, great service, and a good time. I highly recommend them.
Overall, this was a nice place to have a casual meal. The interior was a little confusing in that they have tables dressed with nice white coverings, at least the ones that can be seen from the front door or through the window. But then you get inside and the casual bar nature prevails. There was music the night we were there which was a nice bonus, but loud.
I had the salmon burger. I was told it was a filet on a bun, but it was a burger, just no filler to hold the burger together. So kind of on the messy side, but very good taste. The sweet potato fries were wonderful and the slaw was terrific too. My wife enjoyed a ceasar salad and the mac and cheese. The croutons in the salad were made from the same corn bread that was served before the meal and were delicious. The mac and cheese was enjoyable as well.
Always a great experience. Food is great, service is great.
Went for the live music to see Measured Soul band. Music was incredible and the food was a bonus! Our waitress, Lynette was very pleasant and attentive. Will definitely go back again.
Lucky Peterson. Place Togo for live music. Especially Monday night Jazz jams.
100% would recommend! It was a nice place to eat and the music was fantastic
Disappointed that we could not order white meat with waffles brunch.
Some new food combinations just don't quite work. I've ordered the salmon in the past and it comes with mashed potatoes which works really nicely. This time it came with mashed sweet potatoes which, combined with the sweet barbecued sauce on the salmon really does not work. I was surprised that there were no substitutions allowed which is not what I'm used to at this restaurant.
Cornbread was good, but it was just cornbread-nothing to go to the restaurant for.
Ribs were dry and the BBQ Chicken was just roasted chicken with a dab of BBQ sauce put on it. That's not what I consider BBQ chicken.
Black-Eyed Sally's was a fail.
Our waitress was excellent!!
We were very disappointed in our "Taste of Hartford" experience at Black-Eyed Sally's.
Our meal was poor; the ribs were very fatty; both sides were room temperature (potato salad/coleslaw), not cold as we like. The waitress was not very attentive. The beer was slopped on the table & everything brought to the table by the waitress was placed on the opposite side of the table which we had to reach for. The server who brought our entrees at least placed them in front of us.
Granted the "Taste of Hartford" had 'special' pricing & we appreciate that, but overall you would think the establishment would want to impress you so that you'd return. We won't!
Tully was our waiter and was very personable, as well as efficient.
It was my birthday and I had never been there before. I was extremely pleased with my jambalaya and deviled eggs and they were also gluten free. You need a gluten free dessert for the days I am willing to indulge. My drink was a little too sweet but excellent too.
The food is very consistent, moderately priced and tasty. The ribs are very meaty and the cole slaw was better this past week than in previous weeks. I would have given a much higher rating except for the drinks. The past three times I have ordered a gin chilled with ice on the side. Every time it has been way more water than gin and very small portion for the price. There are many places in the Hartford area that for the same price the drink is ten times better. I must say I am very disappointed and it will influence my coming there in the future. Maybe it is the bartender, but you can definitely get a better drink other places for the same price.
Unfortunately we did NOT have a good experience here on 7/20. The music was Fantastic but BES's service was deplorable! Rec'd only one round of drinks & the waitress disappeared & we ended up getting are own drinks at the bar! When she did show up we ordered an appetizer that we waited for for over 25 minutes so we left!! So sad to have to write this have bern here many times over the years & the poor waitressing ruined it
We had to wait more than 20 minutes just for menus, and then another 45 minutes for our food. The food was excellent and the server was wonderful -- but we should have been given some consideration (free appetizers; a discount on the meal; a voucher to return another time) since the incredibly long wait was extremely frustrating. We were getting very tired and did not enjoy the evening nearly as much as we should have.
Wonderful first experience @ Black Eyed Sally's during Taste of Hartford/Hartford Jazzfest 2019 - our server was friendly and knowledgable, and the food and drinks were absolutely DELICIOUS! We look forward to our next visit.
I would only recommend this restaurant to someone who loves pork. I particulary do not eat it and the menu is overwhelmed with it. The salmon salad is the only thing on the menu I could eat and It was very good so this meal, I recommend.
We were here during Hartford Restaurant Week and did the prix fixe menu. Food came out fast - too fast actually. We were halfway through entrees when the server brought out dessert. There was a band playing so we paid the cover charge to listen to the show. Unfortunately the band's sound tech had one of the vocalists miked too high so the reverb was terrible. Overall still a great time as always.
This is a fun place for BBQ and Southern fare, with live music available later in the evening. The food was very good. I enjoyed Chicken and waffles and the husband raved about the ribs and brisket. Portions were generous and the service was very good. The restaurant was pretty busy and the waitress was hustling. Unlike some BBQ joints, no paper plates and plastic forks here. Overall, we had a great meal complete with leftovers. It was a good value and a slightly different food type than most in the local area. Recommended.
Great place before a Hartford show!
We went Tuesday night to hear a band. Black-Eyed Sally’s has live music almost every night. Their food is excellent, and going there is always a great experience.
Frequent stop when we are in the neighborhood and it is always good. Have tried much of the menu and no duds yet.
Great experience, great vibe.
Grandson’s 10th Birthday. The food was exceptionally good, especially the ribs, pulled pork platter and The jambalaya!! And Nicki, our server was great!
What A Great Place - Host/Hostesses were A-1. This was not our first time. We definitely will be back!
First time there - we will be back. We enjoyed the performance by Grayson Hugh. The food was good and the staff were friendly and professional. Prices were reasonable.
Great time Jo was an amazing server very on point
Great southern style cooking. Jambalaya was fantastic. Good music. Service was good and not overbearing.
Live music was phenomenal.
The best BBQ I’ve had since moving here from the Midwest in 2013. The brisket sandwich was delicious, the fried pickles and okra were SO good and the sweet tea and homemade chips were perfect. I can’t wait to go back and try more!