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The Blue Elephant Trail

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7 S Main St, West Hartford, CT 06107-2447
+1 860-233-4405
09:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Wed 11:30 - 21:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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Hartford, Connecticut
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104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The BET has the best thai food around. The pad thai is delicious. The wallpaper is also so gorgeous - I love the decor. They also have outdoor dining and quick take out. Very authentic and reasonably priced.

Hartford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We went this restaurant for lunch. Food was very good and good deal for lunch special! We enjoyed our time before we head out to the movie theater in cross the street. Now, every time we go to blue back movie theater, we stop at Blue Elephant for lunch or dinner.

Thank OliaH1976
Springfield, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This review is for The Blue Elephant Trail in Avon, CT. I have not eaten at the West Hartford restaurant. Disclosure: I love cooking, have cooked professionally, and have taken 3 cooking classes at The Blue Elephant Trail in Avon, CT. What a privilege to learn from Soden Tek, the owner. Bottom line: this is fantastic Thai food, and the... More 

Thank FredLikesToTravel
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140 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Liked it so much we went twice, for lunch and dinner. Their soups are good, as are the pho noodles, curry and pad thai. I’m not a connoisseur of Thai food, but I like fresh and good quality ingredients, which Blue Elephant definitely has. The décor is somewhat blasé, but we went on a cold day and the place was... More 

Thank DSBrandt
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Got in at 6pm...in time for happy hour with multiple appetizers and drinks all for $5. Sat at the bar..Thursday night. Order the appetizers wings, spring rolls and chicken satay. All delicious except the wings. accompanying sauces added to the overall flavor too. Ordered the off the menu spicy pad Thai classic dish with the seafood medley and the B.E.T.... More 

Thank Brittney S
Santarem District, Portugal
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Found this place on a Saturday night and surprised it wasn't more crowded. Located just off Main St in West Hartford. Nice intimate bar area, where well, speciality drinks, wine and beer served. Ate at bar. had two appitizers. Both were excellent. Seasonal foods served as specials. Great crispy noodle dishes. Couple next to me had lettuce wraps with chicken... More 

Thank Kerry M
Hartford, Connecticut
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Good Thai food. Pleasant surroundings - nice space, outdoor dining in the heart of West Hartford Center

Thank MoxieGore
Newington, United States
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I was treated to dinner here for my first foray into Thai food. I chose a GFree Pad thai...it was plentiful and delicious!!

Thank Kimberly W
Rhode Island
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284 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We stopped in for lunch at this restaurant located in downtown West Hartford. We parked on the street a few doors down. The Tom Yum soup was a hit with our party. It is a sweet and sour soup with fresh, crisp veggies. The soup was a little spicy but not overwhelming. A great way to open our meal. The... More 

Thank Keesar
West Hartford, Connecticut
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The West Hartford Center/Blue Back Square area is a vibrant locale for one searching for a place to dine. The district boasts many a restaurant with panache, celebrity and a big following and rightfully so. In the shadow of these dining all-stars, however, there is a bright gem tucked away on South Main Street..a place Blue Elephant Trail...a Thai restaurant.... More 

Thank johnsablon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 S Main St, West Hartford, CT 06107-2447
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-233-4405

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