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The Elbow Room

The dog-friendly Elbow Room features an eclectic, contemporary American menu featuring soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and hot entrees such as grilled salmon, baby back ribs, lobster mac and cheese, and blackened grouper tacos. Outdoor seating is situated in the heart of West Hartford Center, a great spot to people-watch with your dog as you dine outside. Visit Website

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BringFido Guest Rating

The Elbow Room has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 18 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Shaina
    Jul. 28, 2021
    Great spot

    Really great food and our dog loved it. They brought her water and were very sweet to her. We ate on the front patio and she loved being able to people watch and see other dogs as they walked by! We brought her dinner and treats with us and there were no issues.

  • Cindia
    Oct. 28, 2020
    Awesome location!

    Very good food for all palettes and very dog friendly. They provide chicken and water for pups. I was impressed.

  • L
    Sep. 1, 2020
    Very Dof Friendly

    Was able to get outside seating with my two dogs. Everyone was very friendly to us and our pups. Will be definitely going back.

  • Andrew
    Aug. 9, 2020
    Very Dog Friendly!

    Without asking our server brought out ice water for our mini golden doodle. She then asked if we wanted some chicken for her. Best dog friendly restaurant ever!

  • Matthew
    Aug. 26, 2019
    Friendly And Delicious

    The Elbow Room was a great spot for us and our Shelties on an early Monday evening in late summer. The server was attentive, and actually couldn’t resist giving Ainsley a scratch behind the ears. The sidewalk is just far enough from the inside row of tables so our charismatic doggies could be seen without being touched involuntarily by passers by. Huge bowl of water and overall just a normal place to sit with two dogs.

  • M
    May. 28, 2019

    Get a life Linda, this is not the website for you to complain about WeHa’s strict town ordinances!!

  • Adele
    May. 4, 2019
    Great service for dogs!

    The restaurant greeted us at the door as we were sitting down at the patio. There was already a bowl of water waiting for my dog, even on a rainy day the waiter was excited to be serving a dog and its human. The owner or manager then came out and politely asked if Guinness could have chicken, after learning Guinness is allergic he brought out pot roast, a heaping coffee mug full of pot roast and fed her some as well as left some.
    The food was also great, and the service was also good for a rainy day. We will definitely be back if we are ever in Connecticut again!

  • Amanda
    More than a year ago
    beautiful afternoon

    Friendly owners and all dogs welcome., even our 2 giant English Mastiffs (that tip the scales at over 300 pounds combine). Totally cool and chill atmosphere. Food was Outstanding! Everything was so yummy and Amazing!!! My fav place by far so far

  • Eric
    Aug. 4, 2018
    Awesome place - great owner

    Our 11 month old black labs first time eating out in a restaurant and we couldn't have chosen a cooler place. We sat outside at a very comfortable table the server brought out a bowl of ice water right away and was totally loving on our dog. The owner came out a few minutes later with a mug full of boiled chicken that he hand-fed him. Will definitely be back. The food was awesome as well.

  • Steven
    More than a year ago
    Great experience

    Excellent menu variety to bring entire family: children and adults (and Bentley!)

    The management seated us outside. Before we were even sitting, someone brought a big bowl of ice water for Bentley and before long, manager was down on one knee hand feeding him chunks of boiled chicken. Caring. Helpful. Excellent service for humans too.

    The interior was decorated quite nicely too, but we sat outside because of dog and it was 80° and sunny.

    Eat here! You won’t regret it! We are coming back soon! Worth the trip.

  • Teddy
    More than a year ago
    Great place to bring your dog!

    Very dog friendly! The owner brought out water and chicken for all the dogs on the patio. The human food is also high quality at a great price. We’ll be back!

  • Justin
    More than a year ago
    Deliciously Dog Friendly

    This place has fantastic food, great value, large servings and is dog-friendly. I traveled to Hartford, CT on business with my dog and partner. We looked for dog-friendly places and even called around and many places won't even let dogs on the patio. This restaurant (and whole street/small neighborhood) is very dog-friendly!! This place has delicious food. I recently told my partner that it's funny how we used to look at "foodie" places and right "foodie" reviews - now we just look for dog friendly places LOL it's nice that this place is both!!

  • Alex P.
    More than a year ago
    Great experience, we'll come again!

    We were very welcomed on the patio... staff brought put a bowl of water and treats for our dog. We moved here from a dog-friendly city in Texas and miss being able to bring our pup with us - we'll definitely be dining on the patio again!

  • Nancy
    More than a year ago
    Excellent Food & Service

    This place is extremely dog friendly they bring a bowl outside with ice for your dog. There's also several people that always have a dog by their table as well. So you feel like you're in the right place having a nice lunch or dinner with your dog. The food and service are excellent. We highly recommend this place. It's also nice to go for a walk around the town after dinner as there are alot of shops, restaurants and ice cream places around.

  • Ciara
    More than a year ago
    Amazing experience!!!

    They gave us a table with a metal loop to tie the leash to. Our Berner was treated like a king. A huge water dish with water and ice (a very hot day). Then the manager offered some plain chicken and we ok'd it. He came out and finger fed our pup cooked chicken chunks. The staff was super friendly. Food was great. Highly recommend!!!

  • Chris
    More than a year ago
    very welcoming

    Great experience today. After walking my puppy to the center I wanted to stop for a drink. After all it's Friday and it was just before 5pm so was happy hour time. I actually stopped and sat at McLaddens and was told I had to order food, not just a drink on their outside seating. Of course they wouldn't let me inside with the puppy, so quite annoyed I just went down to Elbow room. I asked if I could order a drink in the out door area and was told "of course"! I was also offered water and out the waiter came with water and beer for me and an iced water bowl for the puppy. Elbow room now has my business and McLaddens if off my list!

  • Penny
    More than a year ago
    The Elbow Room

    Nice menu (great beer list), good food, and they were really lovely with us and our cockapoo ... made for a great summer dinner. Thank you!

    More than a year ago
    Elbow Room

    We brought our boxer Daisy to the Elbow Room for dinner and ate outside The manager immediately came to greet her and brought her her own bowl of water filled with ice cubes. The wait staff all were dog friendly and could not have been more accomodating. Food and service thumbs up. Will definately return. We were made to feel very welcome with our dog.

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