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By SUSAN DUNNE
HARTFORD COURANT |
APR 27, 2021 AT 6:00 AM
HARTFORD — The Russell, the Jamaican restaurant that has been a downtown Hartford mainstay for 16 years, has opened a takeout-only satellite location in the South West neighborhood.
Hugh Russell, who owns both restaurants, said he hopes to succeed by using the same strategy he uses in his main location: by putting a Jamaican restaurant where no one expects to see one.
“You go to the North End and you are saturated. That’s because two-thirds of the residents are West Indian and most small businesses go straight to the target market,” said Russell. “I believe that folks love Jamaican food, love the flavors. But in this neighborhood it’s nonexistent. I am confident I can take the Russell to any location and with our name and reputation, people will be behind us.”
The food here is nothing short of amazing. I work near the restaurant so I eat here quite often. The food is always fresh and you get a full meal, meat rice and veggies, at a great price. I'd highly recommend this place to everyone. The jerk chicken is my go to!! 🙂
I wasn't even suppose to go there but soon as I walked by and smelled how great the food was I couldn't help but walk backwards & walk into there. Went straight for the bar service was great they were friendly & they made me feel comfortable & at home. Can't wait to go back there just to eat drink & talk to the 2 staff members I was talking too.
Enjoyed the Jerk pork lunch meal at The Russell Grab & Go which is open weekdays 11am to 2pm. This lunch spot has an up scale fast casual vibe that compliments the full restaurant but is very convenient for lunch. Reasonable prices and yummy food. Just walk up to the counter, tell them what you want, they dish it up in front of you. Pay at the register and your good to go. Kinda like Chipotle set in a fancy bar. I'll be back again.
I truly LOVE an APPRECIATE this place. The FOOD, MUSIC, ATOMPHERE an the Owner. He loves his customers. An he the (OWNER) Caters too the needs of ALL his cf his customers. I truly respect an appeeciate this place. JAH bless an keep Y All!!!