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Arugula bistro

953 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107
+1 860-561-4888
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“flatbread” (29 reviews)
“bistro steak” (5 reviews)
“fattoush” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Lebanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
953 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107
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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

My first recommendation for anyone wanting to dine at Arugula would be to make a reservation. The dining room is very small. However, the size of the restaurant adds to the intimacy. The environment is quiet and comfortable, and we were comfortably warm despite the...More

Thank Lulu A
christiane0314, chef/owner at Arugula bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

hello lulu and thank you so much for taking the time to review the evening you had at arugula...food, atmosphere, service...thank you! i look forward to cooking for you again soon.....christiane

Reviewed 27 October 2017

I was lunching with a friend who gave me a list of restaurants that she had read about and wanted to try. I reviewed online menu after menu of basic choices (burgers, turkey sandwiches, caesar salads) and was not enthusiastic until I came to Arugula's...More

Thank PMMcD49
christiane0314, chef/owner at Arugula bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

hello and thank you so much for your thoughtful review of my bistro...i love reading your enthusiasm in the food you ate and look forward to cooking for you again...christiane

Reviewed 11 October 2017

We've been to nearly all the restaurants in W. Hartford but somehow never went to Arugula. Our mistake! This is a lovely, cozy spot with a great selection of wonderful salads and entrees. Service was prompt and knowledgeable. We both had the tuna which, we...More

Thank dtomato
christiane0314, chef/owner at Arugula bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

hello and thank you so much for taking the time to review my bistro....it's funny how many of my diners say this...i'm thrilled you finally had dinner here...i look forward to cooking for you again soon...christiane

Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Classic Mediterranean only fresher, brighter. Meat heavy menu but enough veggie options to give herbivores multiple courses. Knowledgeable wait staff round out the experience.More

Thank Tara M
christiane0314, chef/owner at Arugula bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

hello tara and thank you for taking the time to write a review of my bistro...what a surprise to know my menu is "meat heavy"!!!! no one, in the 21 years i have been here, has ever said this...hopefully, the meatless items, which i specialize...More

Reviewed 20 September 2017

Arugula is one of my favorite restaurants in West Hartford. The cozy atmosphere with bright windows facing the street make it fun for lunch or dinner. There are many unique meals that I have ordered and literally everything is fantastic.

Thank jenk701
christiane0314, chef/owner at Arugula bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

hello jen and thank you so much for taking the time to post such a lovely little review of my bistro...i look forward to cooking for you again soon....christiane

Reviewed 15 September 2017

After a long drive, I was looking forward to a nice dinner and was very happy I chose Arugula. The Atlantic Salmon was prepared perfectly and I enjoyed a great glass of wine from their great list. The staff were very friendly and genuine, and...More

Thank Andy V
christiane0314, chef/owner at Arugula bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

hello andy and thank you so much for taking the time to pen a review of my bistro...i look forward to cooking for you again soon...christiane

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We returned to Arugula after several years and had a great experience. Service and food were very good. Couscous, fried fish and shrimp with pesto sauce were very good. Cocktails were great.

Thank Libi3113
christiane0314, chef/owner at Arugula bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

hello and thank you for taking the time to leave a review of my bistro..our cocktail list is fairly new and we are all excited about the direction it is taking...i look forward to cooking for you again soon...christiane

Reviewed 7 August 2017

This French-inspired Mediterranean bistro is cozy and friendly. One of my faovrite dishes is the cassoulet, which often isn't on the menu. Ask for it anyway -- you just might get lucky. The wine list is modest but well selected.

1  Thank Robert G
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Arugula feels like a West Hartford institution in the best possible way. It also feels as though you've landed in a wonderful mediterranean trattoria, where the servers are friendly, the food is delicious, well-prepared, homey, and affordable, and the staff is relaxed about letting you...More

Thank Sheila F
christiane0314, chef/owner at Arugula bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

hi sheila and thank you for taking the time to write such a lively little review of my bistro...the feelings you express are precisely the ones i try and convey here...so, thank you...by the way, my flatbreads all start with onion marmalade, because i need...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

While most people write and rave about the food this is a hats off to the outstanding service from all. They are kind very personable always willing and able to make your experience a memorable one. And of course the great food including the fatouch...More

Thank jpassman
christiane0314, chef/owner at Arugula bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

i loved opening my computer to your review...thank you! i look forward to cooking for you again soon...christiane

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orklinspindrop
14 November 2015|
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Response from christiane0314 | Property representative |
hello...we offer lunch, tuesday - saturday, 11:30 - 2:30 pm, and dinner tuesday - sunday.
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Cindy H
9 November 2015|
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Response from ROBERT C | Reviewed this property |
depends on number of people in your party. it is a small place. i have had as many as 7 people in my party and this was fine. you should make reservations. not as noisy as some of other places mentioned and a little... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 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
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-561-4888
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