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Arugula
Mediterranean Restaurant$$
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953 Farmington Ave West Hartford, CT 06107, United States
953 Farmington AvenueUSConnecticutWest Hartford06107
(860) 561-4888arugula-bistro.com
$$Mediterranean RestaurantToday Closed
Monday ClosedTuesday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 – 9:30 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 – 9:30 pmThursday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 – 9:30 pmFriday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 – 10:30 pmSaturday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 – 10:30 pmSunday 5:00 – 9:00 pm
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Intimate, contemporary setting for innovative twists on classic Mediterranean cooking.- Google
"Great for a quick brunch/lunch."
"Love the Eggplant Napoleon and all the flatbreads."
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Blake Anderson
3 months ago
I've been eating here for close to 10 years. As a foodie, I put them in the top 5 of restaurants in West Hartford.
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Minh Chau
a year ago
We must have ordered the wrong dishes, because after 10+ plates, we couldn't find anything much to like at Arugula. The flavors were all around bland, simply non-existent, or over the top. Of all the plates that we tried, a couple comes to mind - The falafel was lackluster while the supporting pita was extremely over seasoned - to the point where I felt like I was going to either choke or spit it out across the table onto one of my mates. The couscous wasn't any better, but at least it provided an alternative to eating something that tasted like straight oregano. The salad was okay, and the "squeaky cheese" was good - but how can something that squeaks in your mouth go wrong? The flank steak was good, but the fries drew no distinction from those found at a McDonald's near you. Not everything at Arugula was bad though. We liked our waitress, who was upbeat and friendly. We also enjoyed the Croque Madam, but really, a fried egg will make anything taste good. The soap in the bathroom is apparently "nice" as the Lady of the Table put it, but we weren't at a Bed Bath and Beyond. We felt terrible for having ordered so much food, only to have the waitress take it away. What a waste of quality ingredients.
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Dan Russell
7 years ago
Excellent food and service, and the price is surprising reasonable. My girlfriend and I split a salad, I had the steak, she had a pizza (they like to call it a flatbread, that's how fancy they are!), we had some beers and even split a dessert with coffees, and the bill was only $65. Not bad at all for the quality of the food and the atmosphere of an NYC restaurant. Highly recommended.
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Bryan Corbitt
10 years ago
THIS SMALL RESTUARANT REQUIRES A RESERVATION ON WEEKENDS. THE FOOD IS FRESH THOUGH SERVICE WAS SLOW BUT THEN IT GOOD FOOD TAKES SOME TIME. WINE SELECTION A BIT SLIM BUT GOOD AND NOT TOO PRICEY.
letgo letlive
a year ago
Went on what was supposed to be a romantic date. Prolly should've known better than to expect romance on a Saturday night??? Sat at table about 1 foot away from the host station, a very small host station where waiters congregated. All the tables were close together. It was too loud to hear my date. Waiter silently stormed off when I replied that I wasn't quite ready to order as I just sat down and was taking off my jacket. Food was ok, but bland. Wanted dessert, but couldn't stand the noise or asking my date to keep repeating himself.
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Megan Stevenson
2 years ago
I have been to this place more consistently than anywhere in the state of Connecticut. Try the moules-frites, the lasagna, the hamburger, caesar salad, any of the desserts. Good wine list too. The quality of the food has remained consistent and the interior is really cozy, especially on a cold day. Mmmmm, now I'm dreaming about the lasagna!
Felix Lui
2 years ago
great for a quick brunch/lunch
Joseph Jarmon
4 years ago
great food, perfect local, neighborhood atmosphere

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