Mill Restaurant Group will officially open its newest restaurant, Republic at the Linden, on Monday, Aug. 8.
The gastropub is located in Hartford's The Linden building at 10 Capitol Ave., and will present a concept and menu similar to its sibling, Republic in Bloomfield. Hartford's menu will have more small plate options, "easier for people to come and share a lot of different things," said partner Jared Cohen.
The project has been in the works for about two years, requiring major construction in the historic space.
"It’s been great – it's a character that you can’t really buy, all the brick and stone and the history of the building," Cohen said. "To be part of Hartford...we're hoping we’re at the beginning of something special happening downtown."
Republic at the Linden is Mill Restaurant Group's sixth restaurant. Its other locations include Mill on the River in South Windsor, Market Grille in Manchester, Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar in Simsbury and Cal's Wood-Fired Grill & Bar in West Springfield, Mass. Cohen and executive chef/partner Steven Wolf opened Bloomfield's Republic in 2012.
Starting Monday, lunch in Hartford will be served on weekdays, starting at 11:30 a.m. Dinner is served from 5 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. 860-310-3269, republicct.com.