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Butterfly Chinese Restaurant

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831 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06119-1546
+1 860-236-2816
11:30 - 22:00
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Hartford, CT
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, son, and I ate here tonight (May 14, 2017 - Mother's Day). We were surprised at the number of open tables on this busy day. But, perhaps we discovered the reason. Service was mediocre - not terrible, but more bland and spotty. We had to ask for "chips" and sauce. There was only one table in our section... More 

Thank jrubicon
West Hartford, Connecticut
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249 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was better than expected especially after reading the many reviews online. We ordered the Fillet of Fish with Pine nuts (Crispy fish filet topped with a spicy chili sauce and steamed vegetables) and String Bean Delight (String beans with chicken, pork and shrimp), Young Chow Fried Rice(White Rice with Shrimp, Ham, and Veggies) and Hot and Sour Soup!... More 

Thank Travel33871
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is an ok Chinese restaurant with high prices. Not much more to it than that - it is a lovely restaurant but after a few meals, I don't think the

Thank Laurie L
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This was the WORST expereince I've had at a restaurant. The staff were rude from the moment we walked in, telling us to move and bumping into us. Once we were seated in the dinning room and we're served they never acknowledged us again. Theyou wouldn't even look at our table. Once we asked for the check we decided not... More 

1 Thank Whitney J
Hartford, Connecticut
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

First I must apologize to the people who have had bad experiences at Butterfly, but I cannot agree at all. I will grant that my husband and I went when they were having a bit of a lull as it was early evening on a Wednesday, but even with that consideration so many factors gave us a completely enjoyable and... More 

Thank Teresa V
West Hartford
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Ordered 3 dishes to go. They ranged from poor to inedible. This was an hour before closing, returned the next day to complain. Manager listened , did not offer a refund, indicated the next time he would cover the next bill. Problem, won't be a next time.

Thank gagslat
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63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We were traveling to Boston and stopped at this restaurant on a Saturday afternoon. We were a little worried because there was almost no one there, but since we were hungry, we took a chance. We found the place to be a good spot to eat Chinese food. The service was excellent and the food was very good. We even... More 

Thank MsGME
Arlington, Virginia
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184 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Was just at the bar, can't speak to the restaurant. Bar turns into a karaoke joint featuring yuppies and young locals. Lots of screaming of rock ballads, and people in their 20s making out.

Alexandria, Virginia
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Really nice dining room in a converted Howard Johnson motel building. Centerpiece is a blue-lighted 500-gal. salt water aquarium well kept w/ colorful yellow tang and blue surgeonfish. Waiter was very polite, attentive and served quietly and efficiently. What is extra nice is that the chefs really pay genuine attention to requests for "less oil" when I ordered my Shrimp... More 

Thank RobbyofMaui
Delray Beach, Florida
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Dropped in to this well established Chinese fare on a recent Sunday evening. Decor is pleasant and parking convenient...prices were a bit high...but acceptable for conveniences. Waiter was really stresses as there seemed to be 3 or 4 demanding tables so he forgot our drink orders and we just finished our meals with tasty water. Very inattentive at the front... More 

Thank kevin s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$22
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 831 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06119-1546
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-236-2816

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