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At BLUE PLATE KITCHEN, we want to share with you our passion for great food & 'drink. We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as brunch on the weekends. Featuring modern comfort food, we work hard to source food that is fresh, local and sustainable. We are passionate about farm-to-table produce and dairy, all natural meats, and dock to chef sustainable seafood. Our full-service bar also features local beers & spirits. We are a neighborhood restaurant committed to great food, great service and great drink. Join us...

BPK Blog

  • The Blue Plate Story

    The Blue Plate Story

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  • 10% Local Pledge

    10% Local Pledge

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  • Keeping It Local

    Keeping It Local
    In no particular order, here are a few of the local farms and artisans that we work with: Rosedale Farms & Lrchards, Boticello Farms, Maple Lane Farms, Cecarelli Farms, Belltown Hill Orchards, Firefly Farms, Tobacco Road Farm, Mountain Dairy Farms, Westford Hill Distilleries, Onyx Moonshine, City Steam Brewery, Hooker Brewery, Hartford Baking Co, Bogner Meats, Longhini Sausage Co., Liuzzi Cheeses, Brioni Coffee, Farmer's Cow, Dragon's Blood Elixir Hot Sauce... and a whole lot more!

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    Growing up in a big family (I'm the middle of 7), family dinner was always a big deal. Being present at the table was pretty much expected, unless there was a major conflict. When friends were over, they too gathered at table with us. There were no TV dinners or dinners on the run. We ate together, cooked together, cleared the dishes and cleaned up together. And at table is where we caught up, talked and stayed connected. There would be questions about school. Discussions about the Red Sox. Updates on uncles and aunts and cousins.

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Fresh, Local, & Sustainable

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Express Breakfast

BPK EXPRESS  Get it in 10 minutes, or it is on us!


Two farm-fresh eggs / home fries / toast - $5 Available M-F only. Time guarantee applies when whole table orders the express and no modifications. May not be combined with any other offers or discounts.

Syrupy Tales

All served with our housemade brown sugar-cinnamon syrup or Bats of Bedlam CT Maple Syrup ($2.50 additional)


Challah French Toast - two slices $6 or three slices $8

Specialty Challah French Toast - two slices $8 or three slices $10

  Captain Crunch - encrusted with your favorite cereal from the past          

  Bruleed - caramelized goodness 

*Pound Cake French Toast - with strawberries & whipped cream

             two slices $8 or three slices $10


Malted Belgium - one $6 or two $8

Specialty Malted Belgium Waffles - one $8 or two $10

 Stars & Stripes - strawberries / blueberries / bananas / fresh whipped cream                  

 Italy - nutella / bananas / fresh whipped cream 


Buttermilk - two $6 or three $8 

Specialty Buttermilk Pancakes two $8 or three $10 


  Banana Chocolate Chip

  *Cranberry - with candied walnuts

*Sweet Potato - with pecan butter two $8 or three $10

Healthy Starts to Your Day

Honey Greek Yogurt with bananas and berries $5 / with berries only $6.5

Steel Cut Oatmeal - and brown sugar $5 / with brown sugar and bananas $6.5

From the Cereal Wall - Rice Krispies // Cheerios // Corn Flakes // Kellogg’s Mini Wheats // Kashi Go Lean // Special K with multi grain oats and honey // plus some not so healthy ones! $4.5

The Art of Hollandaise

Eggs Benedict served traditionally with two poached eggs*, or "Chef Style" with two fried eggs - and choice of home fries or cheddar cheese grits:

The Original - Canadian bacon / English muffin / hollandaise sauce - $11 

Tex Mex - green chilies / bacon / grilled cornbread / poblano hollandaise - $12

*Smoked Salmon - tomatoes / onions / 9-grain toast / hollandaise sauce - $15

*Sausage - English muffin / hollandaise - $11

*Lobster - English muffin / hollandaise - $18

Hash It Out

Served with choice of toast plus two eggs your way*

Roasted Vegetable - root vegetables / butternut squash / spinach / chickpeas / arugula pistou $12

Crispy Corned Beef - freshly made $12

Eggs 101

2 Eggs Your Way and choice of English muffin or toast $6

add home fries OR cheddar cheese grits OR choice of breakfast meat $8

with home fries OR cheddar cheese grits AND choice of breakfast meat $10

The World of Eggs

3-Egg Omelets - served with choice of home fries or cheddar cheese grits $10.5

Choose any of our signature combinations below or “name your own omelet” with up to three of the following fillings; Choice of English muffin or toast in either. Omelets may also be prepared with egg whites.

Signature Combination Choices $10.5

New Mexico - chorizo / pico de gallo / roasted poblanos / habanero jack cheese / cilantro crema drizzle

Parisian - fresh herbs / feta cheese / spinach / tomatoes     

Denver - peppers / onions / ham / cheddar cheese

*Caprese - chopped tomatoes / fresh basil / fresh mozzarella / balsamic drizzle

*Chicken & the Egg - all-natural chicken sausage / grilled peppers and onions / mushrooms / Swiss cheese

Home Fry Skillet Mix'ins - mixed with home fries, topped with two eggs your way $10.5 (Choose one of our signature combos choices above)

     Custom Options - any three, extras are additional                                                                                    Protein - bbq pulled pork / turkey or regular bacon / chicken sausage / ham / chorizo / sausage / smoked salmon (2 oz $6 extra)                                        

Cheese - cheddar / American / Swiss / feta / habanero jack /provolone / cream cheese                                                               

Vegetables - spinach / tomatoes / peppers / onions / mushrooms / broccoli / pickled jalapenos

Breakfast Sandwiches

Made with two eggs your way* (except The Corner)

Classic - ham, bacon or sausage / American cheese / English muffin $5

Big Biscuit - sausage patty / cheddar cheese $6

BPK Favorite - bacon / spinach / griddled tomatoes / cheddar cheese / sriracha aioli / griddled bagel $7

The Corner - smoked salmon / tomatoes / onions / cream cheese / mustard sauce / griddled bagel $10

Udi's Gluten Free Bread available as a substitute on egg dishes - $2 extra

Blue Plate Specials & South of the Border

Upside Down Pot Pie - baking powder biscuits / sausage gravy / two eggs your way* $10

Big Breakfast - one pancakes / bacon / sausage patty / two eggs your way* / English style muffin or toast / home fries or cheddar cheese grits - $13

*Salmon Scramble - scrambled eggs / smoked salmon / scallions / cream cheese / home fries or cheddar cheese grits / choice of toast - $16

*Latke & Eggs - 2 eggs your way / potato latke / apple sauce / sour cream - $8

Huevos Rancheros - griddled whole wheat tortilla / vegetarian refried beans / queso fresco / topped with two eggs your way* / pico de gallo / sour cream $10

Don Juan - griddled whole wheat tortilla / chorizo / bacon / queso fresco / home fries / mixed with two eggs your way* $10

*Breakfast BBQ Pork Burrito - scrambled eggs / home fries / pickled jalapeños / refried beans / queso fresco / pico de gallo / wrapped in a griddled whole wheat tortilla - $12


Protein - bacon / turkey bacon / Canadian bacon / ham / sausage patty / chicken sausage links / chorizo $3 // smoked salmon $6

Breads - rye/ 9 grain wheat / corn bread / English style muffin / pullman white $3 // Udi's Gluten Free bread $4

Assorted Lox Stock Bagels - $3 with cream cheese $4

Daily Giant Muffins - buttered & griddled - $3

Bread Pudding - ask about today's flavor - $5

Buttermilk Biscuit - griddled - $3

Side of Hash - roasted vegetable / corned beef $6

Home Fries - vegetarian style available $3

BPK Loaded Home Fries - loaded with bacon, scallions & cheddar $5

Cheddar Cheese Grits - $3

Market Side Salad - $5 (no charge if ordered with a breakfast entree in lieu of home fries or cheddar cheese grits) 

Crispy Potato Latkes - applesauce & sour cream $7

Assorted Cereals - check out our cereal wall… mix up to three $4.5

Fresh ½ Grapefruit - $2

CT Maple Syrup from Bats of Bedlam Farm - $2.5

Nutella - $2


Hot - Bottomless Cup of Premium Brioni Coffee // decaf // tea // $3 (hot or cold) / espresso // Americano $3 / latte // cappuccino // mochaccino $3.5

Fresh Squeezed Juices - orange // grapefruit $4

Other Juices -Tropicana orange or grapefruit // apple // pineapple // tomato // cranberry $2.5

Milk - skim // whole // chocolate // strawberry // almond $3

The Usual Sodas - $3

Hosmer Cream Soda - $4

Kids (not available for take-out)

Pancake - with strawberries and powdered sugar - $4

Waffle - with strawberries and powdered sugar - $4

Fried Egg Sandwich - American Cheese on an English Muffin / side of fresh strawberries - $4 

Yogurt & Fruit - $4 

French Toast - with strawberries and powdered sugar - $4

Eggs Rancheros - fried egg on a corn tortilla / ranchero sauce / refried beans / sour cream $5 

Little Big Breakfast - 1 Pancake / 1 egg / bacon or sausage / home fries - $6

Don't Forget...

Thoroughly cooking meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs reduces the risk of food borne illness / Please inform your server if any member of your party has a food allergy prior to ordering. 

A gluten free menu is available / Whole eggs are locally sourced. Pasteurized egg whites may be substituted.Ask for a free refill of coffee to go after your breakfast entrée

Connect with us on Twitter:

General Manager/Partner- Anthony Sousa- twitter.com/sousaBPK / Executive Chef/Partner- Ben Dubow- twitter.com/chefBPK / Bpkwesthartford.com



Fresh, Local, & Sustainable

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Brunch & Breakfast Classics

We offer our full Breakfast Menu throughout Brunch service, featuring all kinds of egg dishes, syrupy tales and breakfast specialties.

Starters & Salads

Smoked Salmon Rolls- $11
rocket arugula / sea salt / caperberries / mustard sauce

Cowboy Caviar- $9
black beans / roasted corn / pico de gallo / queso fresco / tortilla chips

Mediterranean Platter- $10
hummus / quinoa tabouli / cucumber salad / marinated olives / feta cheese / herbed crisps

Burrata- $11
handmade burrata mozzarella / baby tomatoes / arugula pesto / balsamic reduction

Large Israeli Salad- $12
iceberg / chickpeas / tomatoes / cucumbers / peppers / radishes / red onions / olives / feta cheese / lemon parsley vinaigrette

Large Caesar Salad- $10
choice of romaine or baby kale / shaved asiago / garlic croutons

Add grilled chicken or tofu to any salad

Plates, Sandwiches, etc.

New York Brunch Plate- $16
smoked salmon / smoked whitefish / lettuce / tomatoes / red onions / capers / olives / cream cheese / toasted bagel

BPK Standard Wrap- $12
turkey or roast beef / lettuce & tomato / applewood smoked bacon / lemon herb aioli / whole wheat wrap

Mediterranean Wrap- $12
hummus / tabouli / tomatoes / cucumber salad / feta cheese / olives / griddled whole wheat tortilla

Open Faced BBQ Pork- $12
pulled all-natural bbq pork / Carolina-style BBQ sauce / cheddar cheese / fried sweet pickles /
BPK Pullman white bread


Sweet Treats

*Blackboard Desserts Today* - check out our blackboard for daily specials

*Mile High Carrot Cake* - walnuts / pineapple / cream cheese frosting - $8

*Your Own Chocolate Cream Pie* - BPK made plaky crust / fresh whipped cream - $8

*Cheesecake* - ask your server about today's offering - $8

*Pop-on-Over Sundae* - hot popover / vanilla bean ice cream / hot caramel / hot fudge / whipped cream (Dinner Only) - $7

*Lisa's Pie* - coconut ice cream / macaroons / chocolate cookie crust / toasted coconut / hot fudge drizzle - $8

*Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie* -  vanilla bean ice cream / hot fudge / fresh whipped cream - $8

*Creme Brulee* - $6

*Chocolate Cake* - (gluten free) chocolate fudge center / chocolate fudge icing / vanilla bean ice cream - $8

*Hot Fudge Sundae* - vanilla bean ice cream / BPK hot fudge / whipped cream / pretzel crumble - $7

*Classic Root Beer Float* - $6

*Vanilla Bean Ice Cream or Coconut Ice Cream* - $5

*Milkshakes or Malt in the tin* - $7





Growing up in a big family, nightly family dinner was a formative and important experience. We think there is something fun, nostalgic and valuable about a shared “family-style” meal. We hope you think so too. - Chef Ben 

How it works:

Order as a group and your meal is served "family style" -- two courses including a starter salad course and a main course with all the sides and fixin's included! (excludes tax, beverage & gratuity).

  • MONDAY: Turkey Dinner with all the Fixins
  • TUESDAY: BBQ Meatloaf Dinner with all the Fixins
  • WEDNESDAY: BPK Famous Fried Chicken with house made buttermilk biscuit


BPK EXPRESS BREAKFAST>>> Get it in 10 minutes, or it is on us!


Two farm-fresh eggs / home fries / toast - $5

Available M-F only. Time guarantee applies when whole table orders the express and no modifications. May not be combined with any other offers or discounts.

BPK EXPRESS LUNCH>>> Get it for $7 in 10 minutes, or it is on us!


  • MONDAY: Buffalo Chicken Wrap
  • TUESDAY: Chicken Caesar Wrap
  • WEDNESDAY: Open Faced BBQ Meatloaf Sandwich
  • THURSDAY: Basil Cranberry Chicken Salad Sandwich
  • FRIDAY: Vegetarian Chili with Housemade Cornbread Wedge

Available M-F only. Time guarantee applies when whole table orders the express and no modifications. May not be combined with any other offers or discounts.


We've got great stuff going on all week! 


  • Community Night! We would love to host your local non-profit and donate 10% of generated sales to your group! Contact Anthony at anthony@bpkwesthartford.com for details and to book your group.
  • Turkey Dinner with all the Fixins  - Two courses served family-style for $16/person ($8 for kids under 10). Some restrictions apply.
  • Lunch Time Special (11:30am to 2pm): Get a free beer with your lunch when you sit at the bar top! (some restrictions apply)


  • BBQ Meatloaf Dinner with all the Fixins - Two courses served family-style for $16/person ($8 for kids under 10). Some restrictions apply.
  • Lunch Time Special (11:30am to 2pm): Get a free beer with your lunch when you sit at the bar top! (some restrictions apply)


  • BPK Famous Fried Chicken Family Supper  - Two courses served family-style for $16/person ($8 for kids under 10). Some restrictions apply.
  • Lunch Time Special (11:30am to 2pm): Get a free beer with your lunch when you sit at the bar top! (some restrictions apply)
  • Bar Rated Trivia Night at 8pm! Never a Cover. Prizes, Drink Specials, Great Food, Music and more. 18 to play, 21 to drink. Reservations can be made by calling (860) 906-1419. 


  • Lunch Time Special (11:30am to 2pm): Get a free beer with your lunch when you sit at the bar top! (some restrictions apply)


  • Last "Happiest Hours" of the Week! $3 City Steam Pints (ask about our selection), $3 Bar Bites, $4 glasses of wine (ask about our selection) and $5 classic cocktails. Available 4-6pm everywhere in the restaurant and 4-7 at the bar top. 



  • "Wine Down Sundays" - 1/2 priced bottles of wine all day (starting at 4PM)


Our Blackboard Specials feature the most local, seasonal, fresh & sustainable ingredients we can get our hands on. It is also where our our chefs get to be creative and have fun with some great ingredients.

Here are some examples of our Blackboard features.
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Buying Local

We're proud of the local farms and companies we buy from. Here's who some of them are:

  • Red's Best
  • Gulf Shrimp Co.
  • Connecticut Shellfish
  • Rosedale Farms
  • Bats out of Bedlam Maple Syrup
  • Brionis Coffee
  • Bliss Family Farms Dairy
  • Mountain Dairy
  • Farmers Cow
  • Hartford Baking Co.
  • Mitlisky Eggs
  • Maple Lane Farms
  • Boticello Farms
  • Belltown Orchards
  • Bogner's Quality Meats
  • Buells Orchards
  • Lyman Orchards
  • Cecarelli Farms
  • CT Farm Fresh Express
  • Devil's Blood Elixir Hot Sauce
  • City Steam Beer
  • Hooker Brewery
  • Onyx Moonshine
  • Westford Hills Distillery
  • and many more...

Our Philosophy

At Blue Plate Kitchen in West Hartford, we have a simple philosophy when it comes to the food.



You cannot produce great food unless you start with great raw products. We work hard to source the best local, seasonal, sustainable products. This means focusing on farm-to-table produce, dock-to chef seafood, all-natural meats, artisan cheeses, and working with great purveyors.


Our purveyors, suppliers, local artisans, farmers and fishermen, aren’t just business relationships but partners with us in our business. We value these relationships and think we are stronger because of their knowledge, experience, commitment and passion. While we are a scratch kitchen, when we find a local partner making a great product and committed to the same standards we are, we happily will use their products to deliver great end-results to our guests. Whether a locally produced farmhouse cheese, a world-class bagel or rye bread, a local coffee roaster, or artisan meat smoker… we are proud to have these people on our team and to serve their products.


All things being equal, local is better. We believe that local is better for a variety of reasons -- freshness, traceability, and seasonality. But also we believe that local is better because it is environmentally more sound and sustainable, it strengthens are local economy, and is simply the right thing to do. That said, “local” is relative. There is the local bakery across the street or farm a vew miles from the restaurant. But local includes farmers and purveyors throughout Connecticut, New England, etc. We try and source fish from Boston, Connecticut and New York. Much of our produce comes from New Jersey up to Maine (with large amounts in season being Connecticut-grown). While Connecticut has wonderful cheeses, so does upstate New York, Vermont, etc. Our philosophy is stay local, closer is better, and when you can’t source locally, find a purveyor who shares our values and commitment to their “local”.


We have a responsibility to our guests, staff and community to serve “ethical food”. This means that sustainability is not simply a buzz word, but a reality we must wrestle with. Environmental impact, carbon footprints, recycling, fair trade, paying our workers fairly, etc… these are critical issues for us as a business and restaurant.


We want to serve simple, contemporary comfort food. Bold flavors, fresh ingredients, simple presentations. Eating out should be fun and satisfying, not pretentious and stuffy.


The emerging “slow food movement” is all about the opposite of fast food -- our food is locally sourced, often cooked the old-fashioned way -- slowly braised, roasted on our rotisserie, slow-smoked, etc. We are a scratch kitchen --- we cook to order, prepare our foods and sauces in small batches, and generally cook like your grandmother used to. Does that sometimes mean our food takes a little longer? Yes, and we are totally okay with that. And does that sometimes mean that we run out of items? Yes, and we are totally okay with that too.


We have no interest in being a “health food” restaurant, but we want our food to wholesome, healthy and respectful of the choices our guests make. While there is no way to make a great pastrami sandwich that isn’t full of fat (that is what makes it taste great!), our pastrami needs to be made from high quality beef. We also want to give as much attention and commitment to quality to our guests who are vegetarians, have certain allergies or other special dietary needs.


The good news is that “local, farm-to-table and sustainable” food has now graduated from just being at a few restaurants or a marketing buzz word to a cultural shift in how consumers, chefs and restaurateurs think about food. However, too often, this movement has been seen almost exclusively in either expensive, fine dining restaurants or small niche mom-and-pop places (also often expensive). We want to deliver excellent, wholesome and responsible food that is also affordable and delivers on value.


Great cooking is really about two factors: start with great product and properly apply the right cooking method. We are obsessed about proper execution of our food and service. We make a priority out of training our staff, providing professional development, and working hard every day to get better at what we do. That is our promise and commitment to our guests and our partners.

Zach Andews, Head Chef



Join the BPK Team

One of our goals at BPK is to the employer of choice within the hospitality industry within our community. We are always looking for passionate and skilled professionals to join our team.

See our open positions below.


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Anthony Sousa Jr, Managing Partner

Zach Andrews, Head Chef

Shannon Neron, Sous Chef



Parking is also available behind Blue Plate Kitchen. You may access the top patio area and entrance to our restaurant by using the stairs or taking the glass elevator.

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DELIVERY: via our delivery partner Dine In CT (dineinCT.com) OR via our delivery partner Waiter Wheels (waiterwheels.com)

CATERING: Inspired Catering



We accept reservations for dinner service 4pm - close

For our popular breakfast & brunch services: CALL AHEAD SEATING: Please call us with your name & party size and we will inform you of the guesstimated wait during that time. We will record your contact phone number and your information and add you to the list. This way you are able to join us around your guesstimated wait time without having to wait in line or outside of the restaurant. 

Every Wednesday Night: BAR RATED TRIVIA NIGHT (no cover). Game starts at 8:30pm. Fun, Music, Drink Specials & Prizes. Must be 18 years+ to play, 21 years+ to sit at BAR TOP and enjoy libations. Reservations accepted. Recruit your team today!


  • Breakfast: Daily 7AM
  • Late for Breakfast: 11:00AM - 4pm
  • Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30AM - 4PM
  • Brunch: Sat 9AM - 4PM & Sun 11AM - 4PM
  • Dinner: Daily starting at 4PM
    •    Mon-Thurs Kitchen closes at 9pm
    •    Fri & Sat kitchen closes at 10pm
    •    Sun kitchen closes at 8pm 

Happiest Hours: Mon-Fri 4-6pm Available everywhere in restaurant & on patio in season (all the way until 7pm at BAR TOP)