Division West

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$30 and under
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Division West Bistro and Bar is founded as a community gathering place for West Hartford. The area was known as “the West Division of Hartford” from the 1670s to 1806. Chef Jimi Brahimi, who spent 17 years at Max Restaurant Group, creates modern American Bistro fare, with European and Asian influences. General Manager, Ermal Caushi, formerly at Peppercorn’s Grill in Hartford, seeks to make families, couples, and the community at large feel comfortable and cared for while dining in the restaurant.
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F
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

While all the food was excellent, the price/value was a bit little steep. There are other several restaurants in WeHa that offer better value and similar quality food. The restaurant is modern sleek looking inside. Our entire dining party found both the booths and especially the chairs very uncomfortable. We went for Father's day and found the restaurant to be eerily slow. Food came quickly from the kitchen, but our server disappeared once food was served. It was not busy by any means. I had to flag someone down to get a second drink and by the time it arrived (20mins?) the kids just wanted to leave.

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DG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Enjoyed the dishes we ordered. Will return. Wait staff was very caring

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, paella was cooked perfectly. Cheese board was great as well, really liked the gorgonzola cheese with honey.

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GH
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great

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YO
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

The mussels were good, but nothing else had any seasoning. Fried Cauliflower bites had no salt in the batter, chicken skewers had no seasoning at all, the spinach flatbread was all spinach and almost no pesto. We ordered drinks, received them quickly then didn’t see our server for 25 more mins, we flagged someone else down who took our order, forgot it, and then had to come back and take out order again.

The only reason I say this is “eh” instead of bad is because A) the mussels were good and B) the drink prices at happy hour were UNBEATABLE. 2 of us ate and drank for under $30. I will likely give this place another chance but be super careful about what I order outside the mussels.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good. Waitress kept messing up both our cocktail orders and food orders. But the owner came out and was very apologetic. Made adjustments to the bill and came out with a huge tray of desserts. He definitely made up for the poor service experience. I will be back

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here a couple of times and we will continue to come as we love the food and the management. The pasta is homemade everyday by the owner’s mother and hands down its delicious. I can’t get enough of their butternut ravioli, my favorite. The menu is big and they have a variety of things you can order from but definitely try their pasta dishes, you can thank me later. Cocktails are creative and delicious. We definitely recommend this restaurant!

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L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love my time at division west, food is amazing. Short rib tortellini is my favorite and paired well with my glass of Heritance.

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JF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed our first dinner here. Absolutely recommend Division west

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Was not very impressed with our entrees. Both our dishes were over cooked (halibut and steak). The Brussel sprout salad needed something like avocado to bring it more fat and make creamy. The clam chowder didn’t have much clam and was a little sour to taste. Server wasn’t great either, dry and not warm. Overall not a great experience. That was our second timer here, don’t think we will be going back. To end on a positive note, the cocktails were very good and well balanced.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food, awesome cocktails. Service was a little off but I would definitely go back

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CA
New York Area
139 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three girls, five apps and a few drinks = great company, delicious food and a darn good time!

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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went here for mother's day. Food was exceptional, the staff and owner were present and extremely nice and helpful to our dietary needs. Menu was extensive enough that there was something for everyone but not too big as to be overwhelming. Love the fun drinks they have too! ;)

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AM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband took me to there for Mother's Day. The food was excellent and very good. Now, it's my favorite restaurant. Waitresses are very friendly. We enjoy it very much. We want to go back again.

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WR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal today for Mother’s Day. Was a full house, but didn’t feel like it. Our server was very attentive and patient. We even got paid a visit with what looked like the manager, and he informed us that our food was coming out soon. It did take some time for the food, however, once it arrived it was hot and delicious. Will definitely be coming back!

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MM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Really disappointed. Have been here several times before with my family and have had much better experiences. Given those positive experiences, we chose this restaurant to celebrate our parents milestone anniversary + mom's bday + Mother's Day with my family. Had a reservation for 7:45, but had to wait roughly 35 mins for a table. Our group was 7, so it's kind of understandable to have a slight delay given our group size. The manager - Chris - made it right by having us sit at bar and have a drink on the house. I really thought this would get the evening back on track - but it didn't. Our waitress - Emily - was terrible. Not attentive to the table, dismissive at times (I asked about an item on the menu and was not given a warm response or recommendation). It took about 45 minutes to get our main course after placing an order. My dinner was ice cold (spinach, potatoes, strip steak) but at that point (it was almost 10 p.m.), I just wanted to get moving. Rest of my family noted their dishes were "just OK." I really wanted to get desserts to celebrate our parents, but the menu was essentially tossed at us...almost as if the waitress wanted us to leave. For an evening where we spent several hundred dollars - and were willing to spend much more with drinks and dessert - I REALLY wanted this to be a special and memorable night. Unfortunately, it will be memorable for all the wrong reasons. I will likely never return and would caution anyone looking to celebrate a milestone with a large group to think twice about this location.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The kitchen took a very long time to make our meals. Our waiter kept coming to us to apologize. My husbands second beer also took too long to get to him. We were not I. A hurry but it was still too long.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great time at Division West

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

When we got there had to wait for the hottest to appear to be seated at our seats. Food wasn’t bad but wasn’t amazing. Drinks were creative but they gave me a chip glass I know it could happen and they apologized but still what if I didn’t noticed and I had a drank the chip. Server was very nice though no complaints about that. I would try to go there again. But what it looks like only people go there for the drinks not the food. By how it was packed the time we were there.

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CA
New York Area
139 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our lunch at Division West was exceptional, in almost every aspect. The only negative was the music volume which, at times, made it very difficult to hear conversation.

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KK
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Great service, nice location. The food is terrible.

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P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was good but service was extremely slow and the restaurant wasn’t even busy

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal. We were passing through town, made a reservation for dinner on Easter Sunday, and had a wonderful experience.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went for Easter Brunch and It was fabulous as always. They don’t normally have brunch and we were so glad we got to experience it. The food is just so good! The owner is always there and making sure everyone is happy. The environment is relaxed and very modern and trendy. We enjoy it every time!

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m
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The happy hour menu was terrific. The price was on point too. The regular overall menu was very expensive. Burgers were very greasy.
We would go back for the happy hour but that’s probably it.
The waiter was over the top amazing!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great staff. Wonderful experience.

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TD
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most amazing food ive had thus far!! Must go place!

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RG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Good trout dish. Next table was noisy. Attentive service. Banquette seating not that comfortable.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful customer service. Very accommodating. Food was delicious. Definitely would recommend this restaurant.

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NJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Went on a Wednesday night to celebrate our sons 23rd bday - the waitress we had was wonderful, however, the kitchen took more than forever to make our meal and the restaurant was not busy at all. Felt horrible for the waitress - she apologized .. not her fault. Pasta was amazing - fish was just ok ... pretty bland trout. Not sure if I’ll ever go back there.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate at the bar. Service was outstanding. Food was wonderful. We frequent WH center restaurants and can say with certainty DW has moved up to the top of our favorites.

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T
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding and creative cuisine. Service is also very good. Highly recommend this restaurant which is somewhat under the radar in West Hartford Center / Blue Back

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JO
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally enjoyed our experience. I had reserved online and requested a cozy table and amazingly, amid an open modern atmosphere... we had the perfect cozy table. Food was awesome!

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SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Division West! The menu was great; the owner was very attentive and kind. Look forward to my next visit

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M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 1st visit and we loved it. Superb service, flavorful dishes, nice presentation, great value for the price.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food, drink and ambience. My #1 go-to restaurant in West Hartford.

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SC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time back and looking forward to a third next time I am in town. The menu is amazing (everyone loved their entire meal) and the service is outstanding as well. We felt welcome the second. We walked in the door. We had a great time with Pat as our server and was nice the owner stopped by to greet us. We love Division West!!

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TA
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a phenomenal experience!! Food, service and ambience were excellent!! Totally recommend it!

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NR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was excellent. We had appetizers (cheese, carcuterie, seafood), entrees (pastas & steaks) and dessert and everything on offer was very good.

The service left a bit to be desired. Drinks were at times slow and 10 minutes after my table was finished eating, no one came by to clear plates or check on things and we had to flag down the owner/manager. He was nice enough to comp dessert.

Everyone on staff was very friendly and accomodating, they just need better systems in place. I would definitely recommend despite the service hiccups.

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TB
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

First time there. Louder than I would have liked. Food was good.

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