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953 Farmington Ave. (S. Main St.) Send to Phone
Middle Eastern, northern Italian and French flavors mingle at this global-minded bistro, which has been a West Hartford Center fixture for 20 years.
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Lunch Tues.-Sat., Dinner Tues.-Sun.

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Arugula Restaurant Review

: Arugula’s menus are inspired by the flavors of the Middle East, northern Italy and France, and everything is prepared in-house, desserts included. The Mediterranean bistro fare, served in a quiet and relaxed atmosphere, includes seared ahi with coriander-scented baby spinach and oven-roasted tomatoes, and a vegetarian "napoleon" of roasted eggplant and wonton with sweet red onions, tomatoes, feta, watercress and tahini. Desserts are equally interesting, from the chocolate banana bread pudding to the lemon curd-filled butter cake. Profiteroles, donut “nubs” filled with French vanilla ice cream and drizzled with dark chocolate ganache, are a favorite. House wines include Spanish Tempranillo, as well as a selection of French and Californian whites and reds.

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Begging to Go Out of Business
by Unbelievable2 on Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:27 am
Our happy group of five friends was to meet at Arugula for a belated celebration of my birthday. One friend made all the arrangements, but he was not told that groups of more than 4 are not served on the weekend, only that reservations weren’t accepted for larger groups. When we arrived to a nearly-empty restaurant we learned of this silly policy and were curtly turned away. I acknowledge that such a rule is Arugula’s prerogative no matter how counterintuitive it appears. Before leaving, my friend voiced his surprise and annoyance, in a reasonable manner, to the person in charge (not the owner.) Off we went to Barcelona for a delightful dinner.

When my friend got home he found an angry voice-mail from the owner. All of this, said she in a quivering voice, was our mistake and that we threatened the staff. (Remember she was not there.) Then madame raised the ante by threatening my friend with a call to the police if he did NOT return her call. Wow, what a strange and irrational demand, returning such a call.
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