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Black Jax Saloon & Steakhouse - Connecticut’s Best Kept Secret
By FRANK COHEN
Some secrets just aren’t meant to be kept. As a longtime restaurant critic, I’m not in the business of preserving secrets but rather shining a bright spotlight on them. So after my companions and I paid three visits and ordered almost everything on the extensive menu, I'm here to tell you that Black Jax Steakhouse and saloon in Centerbrook might well be Connecticut’s best restaurant you never heard of!
Likely to be a revelation, this wonderful establishment hasn't yet received the acclaim it deserves. Due to its late 2019 pandemic opening few are aware that Black Jax has taken over the restaurant space that most recently was Wrights Steakhouse and previously Gabrielle’s That's a pity, because this uncommonly versatile eatery truly offers something for everyone. Black Jax is simultaneously one of the most accessible and ambitious restaurants you will ever encounter. Although its name provides little inkling of its complex nature, its at once an epicurean farm-to-table restaurant, high-end steakhouse, gourmet burger joint, BBQ shack, and Bourbon bar offering boutique cocktails, all rolled into one.
Few restaurants succeed in doing several things well. But if chefs were martial artists Black Jax owner Jack Flaws would be a fifth-degree black belt.