Menu Sneak Peek

Good Food.

Great People.

Small Town Charm

Big City Feel


An Irish Pub with a creative menu, stunning interiors, and a unique concept, The Hare & The Hound is bringing a new feel to the Putnam, CT restaurant scene.

We’re excited to bring our vision to you. Putnam has already been welcoming, accommodating and a great spot to bring that vision to life. We can’t wait to share The Hare & The Hound with you!

So, we hope you’ll share in our motto with us as we bring you, “Good Food. Great People.”

Are you team Hare or team Hound?


11:00am – 10:00pm


11:00am – 10:00pm


11:00am – 10:00pm


11:00am – 2:00am


11:00am – 2:00am


11:00am – 2:00am


11:00am – 10:00pm

*tentative hours

The Hare’s Pride

The Hare is happy to present our mission to the world.

Best Service

Our pride will be knowing we provide an unmatched customer experience. You can expect great service during every visit.

Our Vision

We aim to bring a new dining experience to the downtown Putnam area that complements all the other amazing restaurants in the area. 

Creative Menu

What are we without great food & drinks? We’ve been working hard on a great food menu along with amazing beers & cocktails!

The Hound’s Favorites

Here’s a sneak peek of our delicious menu! Stay tuned for more as we get closer to Opening Day!

Lamb Burger

House-made Lamb patty, house slaw, goat cheese spread, crispy onion, on a seeded brioche roll

“LOADED” Burger

Two 4oz. Guinness braised patties, stout onions, Guinness mustard, craft beer sauce, on a seeded brioche bun

Bangers and Mash

Traditional Irish “bangers” over Colcannon mashed potato, roasted Brussel sprouts, in a stout onion gravy

Tomahawk Pork Chop

Hand rubbed char-grilled long bone pork chop, roasted apple butter, roasted potato and seasonal vegetables

New England Boiled Dinner

House brined corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, spicy mustard

Irish Cuban

Pastrami, house brined corned beef, slaw, pickle chips, Irish cheddar, grainy mustard, thousand island dressing, pressed on a Cubano roll

Shepherd’s Pie

Domestic Lamb, English peas, onion, carrot, Colcannon mashed potato, baked in natural juices

Chicken and Waffles

Sugar waffle’s, fried boneless chicken breast, house-made pickle chips, slaw, drizzled with spicy honey

Guinness Stew

Tender beef chuck, root vegetable, simmered in signature Guinness gravy over colcannon and Irish soda

Country Style Mac and Cheese

Gemelli pasta tossed with banger sausages, English peas and 3 cheese sauce, topped with Irish cheddar, Ritz cracker crumb

Team Hare?

Team Hound?

The choice is yours. Choose wisely!

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"I've been coming to downtown Putnam since I was a kid. To be able to open up a restaurant here is a dream come true. The Hare & The Hound is a product of determination and love. We can't wait to share our vision (and our food) with you!"


Michael DiCenzo, Owner