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Arugula

953 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-2101
+1 860-561-4888
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“flatbread” (29 reviews)
“bistro steak” (5 reviews)
“duck confit” (6 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Lebanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
953 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-2101
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1 - 10 of 138 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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

Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is small and cozy. A welcome change from some of it's neighbors. The food is very good and the portions are ample. I particularly recommend the Israeli couscous. The service was a little slow but in this nice setting it wasn't objectionable. The...More

Thank Bernie G
christiane0314, chef/owner at Arugula, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

hello bernie and thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of my bistro. i look forward to cooking for you again soon...christiane

Reviewed 17 May 2017

The food and service are superb but the chef is very inflexible, the hot entrees limited. If you like unusual fancy food, try it.More

Thank Deb15129
christiane0314, chef/owner at Arugula, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

hello and thank you for your review, deb....i am unsure as to what you mean by "inflexible"...if the food and service are superb, how can i disappoint you? hot entrees limited? again, please explain...and "unusual fancy food"...what does that even mean? my cuisine is middle...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Arugula is a melange of Mediterranean cuisine dishes from the Lebanese fatoush salad to the Israeli falafel. Some dishes are better then others and the prices are above average.

Thank Cacabesa
christiane0314, chef/owner at Arugula, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

hello and thank you for your review of my bistro....i'm not sure what you mean by room for improvement...would love to sit with you and discuss...as a side note, the falafel is egyptian...it's made with fava beans...i look forward to cooking for you again soon...christiane

Reviewed 24 March 2017

I have been here many times to dine with my friends' parents. They love it. I am unimpressed. The salads are very good. But the main courses are hard to choose from. I always tend to shift towards the Eggplant pizza but its just ehh....More

Thank TRAVELINGIRL_11
christiane0314, chef/owner at Arugula, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

thank you so much for your honest review...this is a mediterranean bistro, w/leanings towards middle eastern cuisine...so for you to write that it is not your style and therefore do not appreciate it, only means that my cuisine is authentic....as far as the decor is...More

Reviewed 1 February 2017

One of best restaurants in west hartford. Great menu and wine options. Excellent service. Quiet atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Thank bconsidi
christiane0314, chef/owner at Arugula, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2017

hello and thank you for taking time to write such a lovely review of my bistro...our entire staff strives for this level...thank you again, and i look forward to cooking for you...christiane

Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This was a stellar meal. The escargot was the best. It was in with a sauce that completed it as an amazing taste delight. The beets salad was good and I don't like beets. This one was great with a piece of beer, salad with...More

Thank lreid46
christiane0314, chef/owner at Arugula, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

thank you so much for your wonderful review of my bistro...the escargot is in an herb-de-provence butter...i'm thrilled you enjoyed them...i look forward to cooking for you again soon...christiane

Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

This twice a month family favorite continues to put smiles on our faces. We tried just about everything on the menu and loved it all. But last night I finally tried the baba ganoush and it is easily the best I had!!! Thank you chef...More

Thank dinakarzina
christiane0314, chef/owner at Arugula, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2016

hi...you just put a huge smile on our faces also! merry christmas to you and your family and i look forward to cooking for you again soon...christiane

Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We dined at Arugula on Thursday and it is by far one of the best restaurants in West Hartford. The food was fresh, large servings and the entire staff were the friendliest we have ever come across. Everyone was nice even if they were not...More

Thank Fatim J
christiane0314, chef/owner at Arugula, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2016

what a wonderful review of my bistro...thank you!...i look forward to cooking for you again soon...christiane

Reviewed 12 November 2016

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,...More

Thank jer b
christiane0314, chef/owner at Arugula, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2016

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

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
orklinspindrop
Are you open for lunch on Saturday? What are your hours?
15 November 2015|
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Response from ROBERT C | Reviewed this property |
1130 to 2 tuesday thru saturday.
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Cindy H
I'm looking for a place to celebrate my daughters graduation from collage. It takes place in stores but I haven't found much out there. Need to see a menu for this place, only 5 of us on a Thursday night, around 8:30
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
US$30
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Full Bar, 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, Free Wifi
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
  • E-mail
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