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East West Grill

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$$ - $$$
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526 New Park Ave, Hartford, CT 06110-1313
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Manola, the owner, incorporates fresh herbs and veggies from her garden during the summer and Fall months and gets the best ingredients during the colder months. I have tried dozens of Thai restaurants in Central and Southern CT but this one is still by far my favorite! They have a great priced lunch menu with a slad, soup, and any... More 

Thank joanith23
Level Contributor
27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

I was introduced to this place by a friend in early 2015 and ever since this place has been my favorite for Thai food. I remember that first time when I ate all 4 meals (2 lunches and 2 dinners) here over the weekend. This place also serves excellent Thai/Lao influenced yummy American brunch and the price point is very... More 

Thank Haresh J
West Hartford, Connecticut
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

We've been going to East-West Grille for years and always can count on a delish meal with great service. My latest visit was lunch with a friend on a HOT summer day. Walking into the restaurant is so refreshing with it's tropical Asian decor blended with vintage diner fixtures. We had noodles dishes (Pad Thai and Drunken Noodles) and returned... More 

Thank whmtnhiker
Columbia, MD, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

A fine dining menu housed in a diner make East West a special place. Wait staff are always friendly and helpful, and the food has been delicious each time we visited. When I was meeting an out of town colleague for lunch, East West was a perfect choice. The menu is varied, and whatever your taste you will find something... More 

Thank Stephens F
West Hartford, Connecticut
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

Down to earth and delicious is the phrase that captures East West Grill for me. Housed in an old diner, it features Laotian cuisine thatI I have experienced no where else. Everything is cooked and served with pride. Have been several times now, and it never fails to impress. Prices are moderate, and the ambience is most pleasant,

Thank onearleft
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016

When you write reviews you tend to levitate towards the places you like, or perhaps on the other end of the spectrum, the places that you had a stand-out problem with, In the case of this restaurant, there is only love. It is called east west grill because in the morning it is a "Western" or "American" breakfast diner, and... More 

Thank Paul D
New Britain, Connecticut
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2016

We were greeted by the hostess/server with a friendly and personable attitude. We were there at lunchtime on a weekday. Our "party" of 6 was seated at a sticky table. I ordered the pad thai with chicken, and so did my 9 year old daughter. She didn't like it at all and didn't eat it, and she's usually not very... More 

Thank Renee J
West Hartford, Connecticut
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2016

East West Grill is the most average Thai restaurant I have ever been. I was disappointed with the service and food first time around and decided to give it one more try before writing a review. The second experience was better service wise but food was still pretty average. The best Thai I ever had was in CT was at... More 

3 Thank Pratigya K
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

East West Grill has been, simply put, the best Thai food enjoyed by my wife and I in Connecticut, indeed anywhere, for several years now. Set in a retro yet homey looking diner on a non description street in West Hartford, this place, with its plush red padded booths and classic diner counter and stools, cooks and serves the most... More 

Thank ChaunceyVL
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

I was doing my weekend drill nearby and was introduced to this wonderful "diamond in the ruff" by a fellow soldier for lunch. The menu and prices are really great! The service is also great. Lucia, our waitress is very friendly and polite as is everyone else there. I keep going back for the food. And I think also for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Thai, American, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 526 New Park Ave, Hartford, CT 06110-1313
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: 860-236-3287

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?