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The Blue Elephant Trail

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7 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107-2447
860.233.4405
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 16
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  • 8
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  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Thai Food

I think every town and city has at least one Thai restaurant, right? This place definitely had good food, and if you're craving Thai, I think you'd do well here. I got the drunken noodle, and it was definitely a solid order...I've gotten worse and better versions of it elsewhere, but the meal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
TYPSUKR
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Arlington, Virginia
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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115 reviews 115 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We stopped here for a late dinner after the movies in West Hartford. We had not been here before but had heard great reviews from friends. We ordered red and yellow curries. The menu was extensive and a little confusing. I am not a fan of long menus. Overall our experience was good and we enjoyed our meal, tasty and... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My brother and I stopped in during a pretty decent snow storm. I had the Phuket Seafood with jasmine rice; my brother had an eggplant dish. We were both pleased with our meals. The various elements of my seafood dish were all very well prepared - when serving four different types of seafood, it is easy to under- or overcook... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I think every town and city has at least one Thai restaurant, right? This place definitely had good food, and if you're craving Thai, I think you'd do well here. I got the drunken noodle, and it was definitely a solid order...I've gotten worse and better versions of it elsewhere, but the meal definitely met my expectations. Three spring rolls... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

$1 curry puffs, $5 coconut sangria, and everything on the menu is tasty. Owner is a sweetheart and service is good, atmosphere is warm and pretty, great for a date or family affair.

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New York City, New York
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86 reviews 86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We stopped in to try the Blue Elephant as we were missing some Thai food options in this part of the US. We were pleased to see the food was very good and close to authentic with a nice presentation. We have traveled all over Thailand so we have a decent reference point. A plus was we came in at... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you eat at The Blue Elephant Trail in West Hartford you will probably be satisfied with the experience and the food. Personally I was underwhelmed but not really dissatisfied. It was about average as far as my experiences with Thai restaurants. We have a favorite in the Hartford area and so far no other Thai restaurant we have eaten... More 

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Hopatcong, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The Happy Hour last until 7PM during the week, which is a rarity in West Hartford. The Blue Elephant trail offers snack size portions of their appetizers from $1-$5, with the purchase of a martini / cocktail at $5. We were very satisfied and plan on returning for future happy hours and eventually a dinner as well.

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Sao Paulo
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I have been there, for lunch, on June 18. Wonderful preparation of the meals. We had some appetizers and me, I had the chargrilled seabass. The sticky rice with mango was perfect. Prepared just before going to the table. Really very good! If you like Thai food and you are nearby, do not miss it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Great service. We ordered basil fried rice, pad Thai. Food was average. Nice atmosphere and great location.

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Milford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We visited this busy restaurant in West Hartford Center on a Saturday night. We had the spring rolls and edamame beans as appetizers, both very fresh and delicious. Two people in our party had the Pad Thai which they said was delicious, tasty and plentiful. The curry dishes were very spicy, much to our liking and one of us had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107-2447
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Hartford
  • Phone Number: 860.233.4405

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?