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Arugula bistro

953 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-2101
+1 860-561-4888
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“flatbread” (28 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 06107-2101
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 15 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 16 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 8 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 12 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 5 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

Reviewed 29 June 2017

Arugula is a great restaurant in West Hartford - although small, it was quiet with an attentive and knowledgable waitstaff. Food is carefully prepared, very fresh and flavorful. What a breath of fresh air!

Thank Patti L
christiane0314, chef/owner at Arugula bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

hi patti...thank you so much for taking the time to review my little bistro...i look forward to cooking for you again soon...christiane

Reviewed 5 June 2017

Every selection I have tried at Arugula has been fantastic, so this visit I asked my server for his recommendation. Again the result was just delicious - he even recommended dessert of their Affogato. Vanilla ice cream drowned with a shot of espresso - garnished...More

Thank cliffonthego
christiane0314, chef/owner at Arugula bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

hello and thank you for your review...i adore the affogato...it's the way my italian nonna introduced me to coffee 50 years ago...brings back divine memories every time i see one go to a table...thank you again...christiane

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orklinspindrop
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Response from ROBERT C | Reviewed this property |
1130 to 2 tuesday thru saturday.
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Cindy H
10 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
USD 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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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