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The Elbow Room

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, International, Contemporary, Pub
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986 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-2102
+1 860-236-6195
11:30 - 23:00
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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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South Windsor, Connecticut
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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
2 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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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58 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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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280 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

When we want a great burger, The Elbow Room is our go-to place. We often do take-out. Great comfort food - their grilled cheese sandwich is to die for!

Thank Ralph C
Wolcott, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Place is dirty, up stairs needs to be renovated big time, this place need s a complete makeover. . Dirty and disgusting!! Food was subpar in taste and quality.

1 Thank ctwill37

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