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953 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-2101
+1 860-561-4888
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11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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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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Bristol, Connecticut
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334 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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454 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Hartford, CT
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Uninteresting menu choices and all are overpriced. The best feature of this restaurant is the white tablecloth.

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

hello and i welcome your bizarre review of my bistro...it seems odd that you have reviewed 6 other west hartford restaurants and have given all of them poor reviews..is there a reason for this? perhaps the center is not your dining destination...thank you again and i wish you well...christiane More 

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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I stopped in for lunch and was tempted by my server to try something new. I enjoy 4 entrees that I rotate upon each time in. Now I have 5 favorites - with each new offering I try, I love. I usually don't get into West Hartford that often, but when I do - Arugula is my date for lunch.... More 

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

thanks so much for the thoughtful and delicious review of your lunch...i look forward to the next time...christiane More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Arugula has an impressively long menu, with food of many cuisines. Unfortunately, however, the food doesn't particularly stand out. There is a long list of flatbread pizzas which, like most flatbread pizzas, are pizza with mediocre crust. I tried the roasted eggplant one, which was heavy and soggy—a classic case of too many damp toppings piled onto a wimpy crust.... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have been to this restaurant several times over the past 4 years and I always enjoy it. Their food is fresh, Mediterranean and healthy. Their wine list is extensive and the wine is never disappointing. The servers are very professional. The only drawback is that it is a small restaurant and you will need reservations. I have often felt... More 

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

hello deborah and thank you so much for taking time out to review my bistro...i truly apologize if i have ever made you feel rushed...it is never our intent...this is primarily the reason i try and not accept larger reservations (6+) on the weekends...i believe when dining out, it should be a leisurely experience and i am sorry you felt... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Menue is constantly changing with outstanding unique top quality ingredients. Servers are trained to make you feel special. make reservations as seats fill up quickly so don't be disappointed.

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

hello martin and thank you so much for taking the time out to write your review on my bistro...i look forward to cooking for you again soon...christiane More 

West Hartford, Connecticut
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

It's been a few years since my wife and I posted our last review of Arugula, but I can confidently say that it is as exceptional today as it was at the time of our first review! First, the food .... absolutely terrific. Unique and flavorful salads, wonderful mains -- the Bistro Steak is still the best in town --... More 

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

thank you so much for once again taking time out to write a review of my bistro...i treasure the relationships that i and the rest of my staff have formed over the years with diners such as yourself...i look forward to cooking for you again...christiane 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, Middle Eastern, 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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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?