Restaurants in West Hartford, CT
I am visiting CT after three years abroad and will be spending most of the time in West Hartford. I have been out of the loop as far as the restaurant scene is concerned, though I do know that Blue Back is open. What are some good cheap-medium price range restaurants in West Hartford (as well as Bloomfield and Hartford) that opened in the last few month/years or so and which popular restaurants went out?
I'm sure others will chime in with the usual recs, so I'll just hit you with one of my favorites. Scott's Jamaican Bakey on Albany Ave in Hartford, maybe 1/2 mile from the West Hartford line. Grab some patties and hit up Elizabeth Park for a picnic, even. I highly recommend the regular beef, spinach and cheese (spicy!), and coco bites. It's all really cheap, and I've never had a bad bite of anything there.
Counter Burgers in Blue Back Square does good burgers. Max Burger Bar 2 blocks away also serves good burgers in the $10-14 range. Actually anything by the Max restaurant group generally gets positive reviews.
If you like Vietnamese pho, then be sure to stop by Pho Boston in W. Hartford for a bowl. This is the only authentic pho place I have found in CT or NYC.
If you like Indian, try Bombay Olive - they do a good lunch buffet including an excellent goat curry (so my co-workers say)! I stick to their mainstream stuff such as chicken tikka masala.
Pho Boston Restaurant
144 Shield St, West Hartford, CT 06110
450 S Main St, West Hartford, CT 06110