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Arugula

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953 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-2101
+1 860-561-4888
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16:00 - 20:00
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Sun 16:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Norwich, Connecticut
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202 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arugula is a melange of Mediterranean cuisine dishes from the Lebanese fatoush salad to the Israeli falafel. Some dishes are better then others and the prices are above average.

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Thank Cacabesa
christiane0314, chef/owner at Arugula, responded to this review

hello and thank you for your review of my bistro....i'm not sure what you mean by room for improvement...would love to sit with you and discuss...as a side note, the falafel is egyptian...it's made with fava beans...i look forward to cooking for you again soon...christiane More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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111 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here many times to dine with my friends' parents. They love it. I am unimpressed. The salads are very good. But the main courses are hard to choose from. I always tend to shift towards the Eggplant pizza but its just ehh. If you like Mediterranean food, you will probably enjoy the food but if you aren't... More 

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Thank TRAVELINGIRL_11
christiane0314, chef/owner at Arugula, responded to this review

thank you so much for your honest review...this is a mediterranean bistro, w/leanings towards middle eastern cuisine...so for you to write that it is not your style and therefore do not appreciate it, only means that my cuisine is authentic....as far as the decor is concerned, to each his own...if i go into a place that is heavily influenced by... More 

West Hartford, Connecticut
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 January 2017

One of best restaurants in west hartford. Great menu and wine options. Excellent service. Quiet atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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Thank bconsidi
christiane0314, chef/owner at Arugula, responded to this review

hello and thank you for taking time to write such a lovely review of my bistro...our entire staff strives for this level...thank you again, and i look forward to cooking for you...christiane More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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107 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This was a stellar meal. The escargot was the best. It was in with a sauce that completed it as an amazing taste delight. The beets salad was good and I don't like beets. This one was great with a piece of beer, salad with a lite dressing so brought it all together. I had a mushroom lasagna and Sue... More 

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Thank lreid46
christiane0314, chef/owner at Arugula, responded to this review

thank you so much for your wonderful review of my bistro...the escargot is in an herb-de-provence butter...i'm thrilled you enjoyed them...i look forward to cooking for you again soon...christiane More 

Connecticut
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

This twice a month family favorite continues to put smiles on our faces. We tried just about everything on the menu and loved it all. But last night I finally tried the baba ganoush and it is easily the best I had!!! Thank you chef and Happy Holidays to all the wonderful staff there.

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Thank dinakarzina
christiane0314, chef/owner at Arugula, responded to this review

hi...you just put a huge smile on our faces also! merry christmas to you and your family and i look forward to cooking for you again soon...christiane More 

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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We dined at Arugula on Thursday and it is by far one of the best restaurants in West Hartford. The food was fresh, large servings and the entire staff were the friendliest we have ever come across. Everyone was nice even if they were not serving us !! This is very commendable. Our waitress was super and gave great advise.... More 

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Thank Fatim J
christiane0314, chef/owner at Arugula, responded to this review

what a wonderful review of my bistro...thank you!...i look forward to cooking for you again soon...christiane More 

Bristol, Connecticut
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407 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Arugula does it all well. They have a very impressive wine, beer and tea list. We started with the wild mushroom flatbread which I would recommended to anyone who loves mushrooms. The kale and Brussel spouts salad was just a perfect mix of fresh green, dried cherries and cheese. The salmon, requested cooked through, was just that and moist. The... More 

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Thank jer b
christiane0314, chef/owner at Arugula, responded to this review

hello and thank you for taking time out to write a thoughtful, lovely review of my bistro...you are absolutely right...we were out of several items...i do apologize and all should be back on the menu...i look forward to cooking for you again in the future...christiane More 

Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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489 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Had a business meeting and our terrific waiter recommended the polenta appetizer which was off the charts. I had the ahi tuna and it was incredible and was down to perfection as I ordered it rare, medium rare. Great atmosphere with a terrific staff. Great to any occasion and it's a small intimate restaurant. Second time here and any time... More 

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Thank Rockydogz1
christiane0314, chef/owner at Arugula, responded to this review

hello and thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a delicious review of my bistro...i look forward to cooking for you the next time you are in the area...christiane More 

Hartford, CT.
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Attentive and knowledgeable staff and the food is fresh and tasty! The gluten free bread rolls are fantastic and a must try & for dessert i would highly recommend the Profiteroles! If you're looking for an intimate boutique dining experience I would highly recommend trying Arugula.

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Thank TheTrendyNail
christiane0314, chef/owner at Arugula, responded to this review

thank you so much for taking the time to write such a delightful review of my bistro...the way i eat and the knowledge of the foods i surround myself with reflect what i cook in the bistro...again, thank you and i look forward to cooking for you again soon...christiane More 

West Hartford, Connecticut
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Had a delicious dinner two nights ago - wonderful Israeli Couscous, more than I could eat at one sitting.Steve, our server, was tops. Price reasonable Carps: "doggie bag" was plastic - there are nice brown cardboard ones available that do fine So noisy on a Wednesday at 6:30! Maybe they could do something to lower the noise level

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Thank superlawyer2016
christiane0314, chef/owner at Arugula, responded to this review

hello and thank you for taking time out to review my bistro...i look forward to cooking for you again...as far as "to go" containers are concerned, i will look for something different...thank you for bringing this to my attention...i'm sorry the noise level was not to your liking wed night...i have no control over my guests' enjoying themselves! thank you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 953 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-2101
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-561-4888

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?