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Butterfly Chinese Restaurant

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831 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06119-1546
+1 860-236-2816
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Hartford, Connecticut
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

First I must apologize to the people who have had bad experiences at Butterfly, but I cannot agree at all. I will grant that my husband and I went when they were having a bit of a lull as it was early evening on a Wednesday, but even with that consideration so many factors gave us a completely enjoyable and... More 

Thank Teresa V
West Hartford
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Ordered 3 dishes to go. They ranged from poor to inedible. This was an hour before closing, returned the next day to complain. Manager listened , did not offer a refund, indicated the next time he would cover the next bill. Problem, won't be a next time.

Thank gagslat
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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We were traveling to Boston and stopped at this restaurant on a Saturday afternoon. We were a little worried because there was almost no one there, but since we were hungry, we took a chance. We found the place to be a good spot to eat Chinese food. The service was excellent and the food was very good. We even... More 

Thank MsGME
Arlington, Virginia
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167 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Was just at the bar, can't speak to the restaurant. Bar turns into a karaoke joint featuring yuppies and young locals. Lots of screaming of rock ballads, and people in their 20s making out.

Alexandria, Virginia
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Really nice dining room in a converted Howard Johnson motel building. Centerpiece is a blue-lighted 500-gal. salt water aquarium well kept w/ colorful yellow tang and blue surgeonfish. Waiter was very polite, attentive and served quietly and efficiently. What is extra nice is that the chefs really pay genuine attention to requests for "less oil" when I ordered my Shrimp... More 

Thank RobbyofMaui
Delray Beach, Florida
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Dropped in to this well established Chinese fare on a recent Sunday evening. Decor is pleasant and parking convenient...prices were a bit high...but acceptable for conveniences. Waiter was really stresses as there seemed to be 3 or 4 demanding tables so he forgot our drink orders and we just finished our meals with tasty water. Very inattentive at the front... More 

Thank kevin s
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Pleasant atmosphere early in the evening meant few tables, the children had a clear view of the fish tank, and we had time to focus on family. Electronics away, large drinks for the kids and a variety of dishes to share, everything delicious!

Thank Michael Fryar
Hartford, CT
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150 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I've been to Butterfly a dozen times over the years and each time I've had a really good meal at a really nice restaurant. Butterfly enjoys a good reputation and has been in business for many years. The restaurant is very nicely decorated and updated. It is very clean, comfortable and upscale. Service is very professional and pleasant. Prices are... More 

Thank Connecticutguy
Celaya, Mexico
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

We were 9 people for dinner and were given a very nice round table with a lazy susan in the middle of it. Most of us were hesitant about what to order, so the waiter suggested different delicious dishes which pleased everybody. The lazy susan made it very practical and fun to share the variety of dishes. The food was... More 

Thank sergio a
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223 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 320 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

I've been to Butterfly in West Hartford on a number of occasions over the years and as others have noted, they serve consistent Chinese food in a relatively pleasant setting. The staff and service are mixed; those that greet you at the door might appear standoffish, but the waiters who serve you are a bit friendlier. For this evening meal... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 22
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 831 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06119-1546
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-236-2816

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?