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The Cook and the Bear

50 Memorial Rd, West Hartford, CT 06107-2207
+1 860-595-3345
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good26%
  • Average26%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“brisket” (12 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
50 Memorial Rd, West Hartford, CT 06107-2207
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've eaten here several times since they have opened, and I've really enjoyed my meals there. This place is VERY busy on weekends, and they do not take reservations, so plan to arrive early. I LOVE the poutine, wings, bacon wrapped dates, buttermilk biscuits, the...More

Thank 13Narya
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Went for lunch. Loved the vibe and service. The brisket and pastrami were delicious, as were the broccoli casserole and slaw. The Allentown cheese steak sandwich was great too. But the chicken... it was supposed to be smoked then grilled. It was moist but the...More

Thank Roberta H
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Great lunch here today. Ordered bacon wrapped dates for app. Split the burger and brisket with mac and cheese for meal. Good drinks and bartender. Would definitely come back here soon.

Thank jeffgd51
Reviewed 5 January 2018

We had an Afternoon Year's Brunch with a variety of food: bacon-wrapped dates (good); cro"que" madame sliders (very good, but maybe too much sauce poured over them), fried chicken and waffles (see comments later); and loaded potatoes, bacon, cheese, chives (good). We also had martinis...More

Thank Auction10210
Reviewed 31 December 2017

We were very disappointed with our brunch after reading all the reviews about this new restaurant. We found the portions to be small and average in taste. Maybe we came on a off day. We liked the decor and cleanliness and the view of the...More

Thank RPK1990
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

In the heart of BBS West Hartford Real BBQ meat authentic flavors very good food and service Go easy on the BBQ sauce as it hide the meat flavors

Thank Tzvika D
Reviewed 29 December 2017

For the times you want to eat some really good BBQ but want a nicer experience than walking through the cafeteria line at Bears to pick up your own food on a tray, then The Cook & The Bear is the answer. Friendly and pleasant...More

Thank GoneTravelin07
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Very knowledgeable waiter. Since it was our first visit, he took time to explain the menu and how everything is prepared, and let us sample some of the local brews we were not familiar with. We loved the food and the atmosphere. Great place.

Thank wdcasey
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Went there for lunch. The pulled pork and loaded potatoes were very good as were the ribs and mac/cheese. Outstanding mac and cheese. The restaurant is rather small but has a nice atmosphere. I thought it was on the high side for prices but you...More

Thank Keesar
Reviewed 7 December 2017

We attempted to order sandwiches but we were informed that they were not offered during Sunday Brunch (even though they were on the menu we were given). The restaurant was completely full and it took a long time for our food to be served. The...More

Thank Grandma_PhD
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Memorial Rd, West Hartford, CT 06107-2207
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-595-3345
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