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The Elbow Room

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American, Bar, International, Contemporary, Pub
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986 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-2102
+1 860-236-6195
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by with my dog Savannah. We were warmly greeted and promptly seated. The server immediately brought a bowl of water for Savannah and I ordered a cocktail and lunch. The Asian salad with shrimp was perfect. While listed as dog friendly , you never really know until you get there. I will go back to the Elbow Room with... More 

Thank PChabot
Farmington, Connecticut
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017

If you are looking for a quiet place to dine, The Elbow Room is a restaurant you probably should avoid. The food, to be sure, is tasty and beautifully presented, but the noise level precludes any meaningful conversation. This is a fun place to go with a group of friends, but if you are looking for a romantic evening with... More 

Thank dtsh1943
Management response:

Thank you for the review! We are glad you enjoyed your meal, and thank you for the feedback; we understand the bar crowd can filter into the dining room and it is something we pay attention to. We hope to see you again! More 

South Windsor, Connecticut
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere....the bar area can get very noisy! Be aware.... Food here is just ok. Drinks are good. Service ok. Nothing to write home about

Thank Mylilblueshoes
Simsbury, Connecticut
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79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I haven't visited the Elbow Room in a while. It's changed. The food has gone down. I had the pulled pork with Mac and Cheese. The pork was dried out and hard and the M&C had a funny taste. Our server was great and that's the only good thing. I will not be spending any more of my money on... More 

1 Thank ctgama
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Why people continue to go here baffles me. Poor food quality ( hair in our food), manager that didn't care. They didn't even comp the meal we didn't eat that had the hair in it. Offered is $15 gift card instead after the fact. Won't see me there again too many other places to choose from.

1 Thank Christina V
Groton, Connecticut
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I have visited about 5 times now and have been disappointed every time. The beer selection is large but no particularly interesting. The food is good but the bartenders are petty and prefer to spend their time gossiping and complaining to each other. Not the best atmosphere though the decor is nice to look at.

2 Thank operatorerror
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

I went with a friend and sat outdoors. The apps and meal were very good, and had exceptional service by Isaiah. Loved it!

Thank David C
Marlborough, Connecticut
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70 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Went for my birthday with some friends and had a ball! The bartenders were very generous and fun! We ordered some nachos and other apps which were decent but the Beer list was astounding!

Thank RRegina59
Southington, Connecticut
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

The rooftop seating is a great place to be in the warm weather for happy hour. I had two of the small plates and one would have been plenty!

Thank debsmr
Rhode Island
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289 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

This restaurant not only has great food but caters to man's best friend. There are tables along the sidewalk and great for people watching. Staff brought out cold water for our dog and servers genuinely appeared to like dogs. Service was excellent for our meal. Now to the food. The bison burger was real good as was the mac and... More 

1 Thank Keesar

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
American, Bar, International, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 986 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-2102
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-236-6195

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