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West Hartford's Blue Plate Kitchen to Open For Lunch and Dinner on Tuesday

Bishops Corner eatery opened for breakfast last week.

Blue Plate Kitchen at Bishops Corner will be open for full-service lunch and dinner on Tuesday, according to its co-owner.

The eatery - which is the sister restaurant to City Steam in Hartford - opened for breakfast last week to rave reviews from patrons.

Things so far have gone well, Sousa said, though the restaurant is still working out the kinks.

For example, the dining experience has been slower than expected, Sousa said. People can expect a 45-minute to an hour dining experience right now, instead of a quick 15-minute meal, Sousa said.

“Guests are really enjoying going through the menu,” Sousa said. “In a month, we’ll have fine-tuned everything.”

There have been some long waits, but those should be mitigated soon, as well, Sousa said. The restaurant has been open for lunch on some test days, Sousa said.

Early favorites off the menu include the challah French toast, the mile-high reubens and the burgers.

“People have said that we have served some of the best burgers in the state,” Sousa said. That’s high praise considering the intense competition the town has with burger joints.

Sousa acknowledged that there has been some confusion with how Blue Plate Kitchen has opened, but he said that was to ensure that the staff was ready and the menu was fully formed.

“In about two weeks, things will be running a lot smoother,” he said. “People love the fact we’re open and we’re excited about it.”

When it does open fully, the restaurant’s hours will be Monday - Saturday 7 a.m. - late, Sunday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information on Blue Plate Kitchen, visit its website here.
Chad White January 25, 2014 at 08:56 AM
I was excited until I saw how expensive their dinner prices are. $13.50 for a burger and fries. By comparison Max Burger is 8.95. With tax and tip that's $16.50...for a burger.
Glenn Catania Sr January 25, 2014 at 09:59 AM
- another burger joint in West Hartford? How will they all survive?
Ted Glanzer January 25, 2014 at 10:12 AM
Hi Glenn. Just to clarify, Blue Plate Kitchen is meant to be more of an upscale diner - it will serve American comfort food. This is not an endorsement of the restaurant, merely a clarification. Thank you for your comment. tdg
Conor Geary January 25, 2014 at 10:36 AM
ive been there twice already. great menu creativity and a strong location for the concept. definitely not a "burger joint". upscale modern diner-like concept with superb fare and good beer/bar/dinner options. not to mention one of the most personable staffs and management i can recall. well done. glad to see some private investment in bishop's corner. I hope they do very well, despite unnecessary cynicism...
Glenn Catania Sr January 26, 2014 at 07:42 AM
Thanks Ted for the clarification - We will visit soon and check it out.

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