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Lunch and Dinner in West Hartford

Dana1949 Dec 30, 2007 01:41 PM

I'm looking for suggestions for lunch and dinner in the West Hartford area. We've dined at Bricco, which we always enjoy. The Elbow Room used to be pretty good for lunch, but the last couple of times we were a little disappointed. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    jkuhlen RE: Dana1949 Dec 30, 2007 04:17 PM

    Grants in WH is a top performer in my opinion. Competent and consistent. Related to Bricco as you probably know. Never been there for lunch, though. If you don't mind heading up over Avon mountain, I hear Metro Bis is good. It's too long a trek for me, but I'd love to hear about any opinions.

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      annlouise RE: Dana1949 Dec 30, 2007 06:44 PM

      Grant's on Farmington Avenue is great for lunch or dinner. Tapas on New Britain Avenue (near Westfarms Mall) has wonderful Mediterranean food with reasonable prices. They also have a smaller restaurant in downtown Hartford.

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        Dana1949 RE: annlouise Dec 31, 2007 06:23 AM

        We've never been to Grant's. If it's as good as Bricco, it has to be worth a visit.

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          HungryChris RE: annlouise Dec 31, 2007 04:50 PM

          I second Tapas! We go to West Hartford to visit Trader Joe's and Whole Foods on a regular basis. We were so happy to discover Tapas that we go there every time now. Everything we have had has always been (like you were making it for yourself) fresh and great great.

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          LenaNE RE: Dana1949 Dec 31, 2007 06:17 AM

          I really like Barcelona in the center...Spanish food, tapas and wine bar...lots of different areas to sit depending on your mood....good music...you have to search a bit to find it..it's off the parking lot behind Toy Chest

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            Dana1949 RE: LenaNE Dec 31, 2007 06:21 AM

            Thank you.

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            brookerme RE: Dana1949 Dec 31, 2007 06:20 AM

            Shish Kebob House on LaSalle Rd., Whole Foods if you want to grab a sandwich, salad bar, hot meal, pay at the register and eat at the tables there, Corner Pug for good pub style, Plan B for a great burger, Hot Basil for Thai

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              rrdrums RE: Dana1949 Dec 31, 2007 06:00 PM

              East West Grille on New Park Ave, across from Home Depot. My absolute favorite!

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                sprinklez RE: Dana1949 Jan 4, 2008 06:44 AM

                I have to second Shish Kabob House on LaSalle in WH center. Wonderful afghani food. I am actually sad to have moved to providence because I do have cravings for their beef tenderloin kabobs, spinach rice, and eggplant side. The eggplant side is the tastiest eggplant I've ever had. It is broiled so that the skin is slightly crispy and chewy. Tomato sauce and yogurt makes the eggplant tangy. I am drooling just thinking of it!

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                  Dana1949 RE: Dana1949 Jan 9, 2008 01:46 PM

                  Thanks everyone for the great feedback. We'll be there in February and can't wait to try some new places.

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