Since 1983, the restaurant on the 20th floor of One State Street has had a singular mission: to host its guests in the finest dining establishment possible. Founded and maintained by The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Company, ON20 continues the tradition today.
Under the guidance of Hartford native Executive Chef Jesse Powers, the culinary team prides itself for its “innovative and progressive” cuisine with unobtrusive and unencumbered service. ON20 was voted one of the Top Ten restaurants for service in the country by OpenTable diners and was named one of the top scenic view restaurants in the country.
ALEXANDRIA PENA | GENERAL MANAGER
Originally from Seattle Washington, Alexandria moved with her mother to Connecticut during high school. She has spent the past 15 years working for fine dining restaurants in CT. Previously, Alex was serving as the general manager of Atelier Florian, in New Haven, with chef Brook Stocklin. She learned about world flavors and excellent service from Chef Chris Torla at Trumbull kitchen. Under Jean-Michel Gammariello, at Union League Cafe, Alexandria learned to love French Cuisine and wine. Within hospitality, she is most passionate about the dynamic experience, created by: warm service, exquisite food, fine wine and beautiful ambience. Her notable interests include EMT volunteering, marathon running and oil painting.
JESSE POWERS | EXECUTIVE CHEF
Jesse Powers, a Connecticut native from Manchester, has worked at some of the best restaurants in the state. Working for Steve Cavagnaro at Cavey’s in Manchester Jesse learned the traditional cuisines of Italy and France, with both an attention to detail as well as a respect for ingredients at their peak. At both The Copper Beech Inn in Ivoryton and Millwright’s in Simsbury, both under Tyler Anderson, he explored contemporary American cuisine with a focus on New England ingredients and honed his leadership skills. He left the leadership of Tyler Anderson in October of 2016 to become the new Executive Chef at ON20, bringing new ideas and flavors to the 20th floor of the Hartford Steam Boiler Building.
DOMINIQUE BESTER | EVENTS MANAGER
Born in South Africa, Dominique grew up in a rich environment surrounded by diverse culture and cuisine. Upon moving to the United States, she began her career in the restaurant industry at The River Tavern in Chester, CT. After graduating high school Dominique went on to explore a variety of opportunities including convention center kitchen management, outdoor leadership education and corporate operations management. Additionally, she spent time living in Tanzania, Thailand and the Dominican Republic assisting in free health care clinics and teaching English. Dominique has always been passionate about food, trying new things and bringing people together. Being part of the ON20 team allows Dominique to bring all of that together in conjunction with her extensive experience in logistic management. She can’t wait to plan your next special occasion tailored to your exact needs!
We will make every effort to accommodate all food allergies and dietary restrictions. If you are planning on enjoying the tasting menu, we ask that you inform us of your restrictions upon making your reservation so that we may tailor the experience to your needs.
Please note: Parking entrance is located on Columbus Boulevard (which is a one-way street). Look for the ON20 sign to the left of the garage entrance — Park on the 3rd floor for easiest access to the restaurant. Then proceed to the lobby to take an elevator to the 20th floor. If you park on the first or second floor follow the signs to the lobby and take the elevator to the 20th floor. Garage parking validated for Happy Hour and Dinner.