Butterfly Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 831 Farmington Ave

    West Hartford, CT 06119

    Map & Directions
  • 860-236-2816

About Butterfly Restaurant

Categories
  • Seafood Restaurants
  • Health Food Restaurants
  • Chicken Restaurants
Details
  • Romantic Dining
Hours
M-Th 11:30am-10pm, F-Sa 11:30am-11pm, Su 11:30am-10pm
Special Offer
Call Today
Emails
  • lanpang55@aol.com
Keywords
  • Chicken Restaurant
  • Health Food Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Soup Shop
  • Vegetation
Services
  • Appetizers
  • Soups
  • Health Food Section
  • Chicken And Pork
  • Beef
  • Seafood
  • Vegetarian
  • Noodles
  • Fried Rice
  • Lunch Specials
  • Chef's Specialties
  • Side Orders
  • Desserts
  • Bar And Lounge
  • Banguets

Food

Food
More choices in West Hartford:
Resultset_next

Hooters

1731 Berlin Turnpike Wethersfield, CT

Resultset_next

Max's Oyster Bar

964 Farmington Ave West Hartford, CT

5 53
Hi! Sign in to let us know how Butterfly Restaurant was?
Write a Review
  « Previous 1
.

Hubby had beef and I had the duck, both were very delicious. The kids menu I thought was good and our little one got two little bowls, one with noodles the other of veggies, and she got to eat with chopsticks.

3
★★★★★

Hubby had beef and I had the duck, both were very delicious. The kids menu I thought was good and our little one got two little bowls, one with noodles the other of veggies, and she got to eat with chopsticks.

.

good food nice atmosphere great servie and old reliable

3
★★★★★

good food nice atmosphere great servie and old reliable

.

This was a great spontaneous place to come after a very long hard work week. It felt like we were celebrating a special ocassion, but weren't. Would love to come back.

3
★★★★★

This was a great spontaneous place to come after a very long hard work week. It felt like we were celebrating a special ocassion, but weren't. Would love to come back.

.

Good food, great service, great location. Why can't more restaurants be like this?

3
★★★★★

Good food, great service, great location. Why can't more restaurants be like this?

.

Sheri and I were so excited that we had such a great meal at Butterfly. Our friend, Marie, knows the chef, but unfortunately, he wasn't there that evening. Even so, everything, including the service, was excellent.

3
★★★★★

Sheri and I were so excited that we had such a great meal at Butterfly. Our friend, Marie, knows the chef, but unfortunately, he wasn't there that evening. Even so, everything, including the service, was excellent.

.

We LOVED Butterfly! We come here on a Friday night and got seated at wrap-around booth table right next to the window with a view of the water...score. The service was absolutely wonderful.

3
★★★★★

We LOVED Butterfly! We come here on a Friday night and got seated at wrap-around booth table right next to the window with a view of the water...score. The service was absolutely wonderful.

.

The wine list was adequate and ordered a bottle of white to go along with the bottle of red that I brought. It was a pleasant surprise at the end of the evening to notice that they waived the corkage since we bought a bottle.

3
★★★★★

The wine list was adequate and ordered a bottle of white to go along with the bottle of red that I brought. It was a pleasant surprise at the end of the evening to notice that they waived the corkage since we bought a bottle.

.

I had the duck breast and it was prepared perfectly. Our friends ordered the Kalua Pig Wraps and, again, it was delicious.

3
★★★★★

I had the duck breast and it was prepared perfectly. Our friends ordered the Kalua Pig Wraps and, again, it was delicious.

.

The food and service was great! The Butterfly never disappoints.

3
★★★★★

The food and service was great! The Butterfly never disappoints.

.

Great menu choices. Wonderful service!

3
★★★★★

Great menu choices. Wonderful service!

.

Had the burger and the steak salad. Both were very good and generous portions. Cocktails at night are a treat too. Service was outstanding.

3
★★★★★

Had the burger and the steak salad. Both were very good and generous portions. Cocktails at night are a treat too. Service was outstanding.

.

Service: Our server was awesome. He also reminded me of Veronica Mars' dad, which made it more awesome. I dunno.

3
★★★★★

Service: Our server was awesome. He also reminded me of Veronica Mars' dad, which made it more awesome. I dunno.

.

Banana Bread Pudding: This was the star of the meal, my favorite dish all night. It was just soooooooooooooo good I cannot do it justice describing it. It was moist, soft, and had the perfect mix of banana, ice cream, and cinnamon. It even

3
★★★★★

Banana Bread Pudding: This was the star of the meal, my favorite dish all night. It was just soooooooooooooo good I cannot do it justice describing it. It was moist, soft, and had the perfect mix of banana, ice cream, and cinnamon. It even

.

Grilled Hanger Steak: This was really good and cooked perfectly. It was served with some sliced rice cake rolls, which had a nice panfried crispiness. I liked the asian fusion sauce they had going on this dish.

3
★★★★★

Grilled Hanger Steak: This was really good and cooked perfectly. It was served with some sliced rice cake rolls, which had a nice panfried crispiness. I liked the asian fusion sauce they had going on this dish.

.

Great service and food here. Bonus view of the water.

3
★★★★★

Great service and food here. Bonus view of the water.

.

There are a lot of professionally trained singers who come here from the various music schools in the area, and you will be greatly entertained hearing them sing. Their selection of music is quite good too, but I do believe they need to

3
★★★★★

There are a lot of professionally trained singers who come here from the various music schools in the area, and you will be greatly entertained hearing them sing. Their selection of music is quite good too, but I do believe they need to

.

I've never been to the bar but the food is very good.

3
★★★★★

I've never been to the bar but the food is very good.

.

The crowd has definately improved over the past few years. It used to be full of middle-aged people, but in the past year, college-aged people have been flooding the bar. It is more crowded now than I can ever remember. It makes for a more

3
★★★★★

The crowd has definately improved over the past few years. It used to be full of middle-aged people, but in the past year, college-aged people have been flooding the bar. It is more crowded now than I can ever remember. It makes for a more

.

The food is very good! I have been here a few times and can't believe I haven't reviewed it yet. We went tonight and had a wonderful meal! The soup - I have hot and sour and my friend had egg drop - was terrific. Perfect portions. We had

3
★★★★★

The food is very good! I have been here a few times and can't believe I haven't reviewed it yet. We went tonight and had a wonderful meal! The soup - I have hot and sour and my friend had egg drop - was terrific. Perfect portions. We had

.

Last time I went we ordered off the alternative Szechuan/Cantonese menu - half a duck and Szechuan style Gung Pao chicken. Both were very tasty.

3
★★★★★

Last time I went we ordered off the alternative Szechuan/Cantonese menu - half a duck and Szechuan style Gung Pao chicken. Both were very tasty.

.

The chicken was cooked well, I liked the quality of the vegetables.

3
★★★★★

The chicken was cooked well, I liked the quality of the vegetables.

.

We ate at Butterfly this evening and had a wonderful dinning experience.

3
★★★★★

We ate at Butterfly this evening and had a wonderful dinning experience.

.

Butterfly on Farmington, accross the street from Black bamboo. The grounds are well landscaped. I have visited karaoke events, but I considered it a sit down restaurant, evening dining here is quite nice. The demographic is more of the

3
★★★★★

Butterfly on Farmington, accross the street from Black bamboo. The grounds are well landscaped. I have visited karaoke events, but I considered it a sit down restaurant, evening dining here is quite nice. The demographic is more of the

.

I am a huge karaoke fiend. I have been doing it about once a week since 2007, except for times when I'm sick. This is, hands down, the best place in the state of Connecticut to do it.

3
★★★★★

I am a huge karaoke fiend. I have been doing it about once a week since 2007, except for times when I'm sick. This is, hands down, the best place in the state of Connecticut to do it.

.

The atmosphere was nice, live piano music, and we sat next to the fish tank which my youngest loved!

3
★★★★★

The atmosphere was nice, live piano music, and we sat next to the fish tank which my youngest loved!

.

I was warmly greeted, and seated by a host. It appears that they take the edge off formality a bit during lunch by placing brown paper on top of the linen table cloths on the dining tables. The total cost of the entree before tax and tip

3
★★★★★

I was warmly greeted, and seated by a host. It appears that they take the edge off formality a bit during lunch by placing brown paper on top of the linen table cloths on the dining tables. The total cost of the entree before tax and tip

.

they do have some of the best fried rice around. Butterfly is one of the higher priced Chinese food restaurants in the area, but the food can be worth it.

3
★★★★★

they do have some of the best fried rice around. Butterfly is one of the higher priced Chinese food restaurants in the area, but the food can be worth it.

.

This is an excellent restaurant. I have been eating in this place for over 2 years. Never had any issue on food\r
and service. Like it and love it.

3
★★★★★

This is an excellent restaurant. I have been eating in this place for over 2 years. Never had any issue on food\r
and service. Like it and love it.

.

Perhaps the experience of dining on Chinese food is much more authentic in the NYC or Boston Chinatowns; but I much prefer it here.

3
★★★★★

Perhaps the experience of dining on Chinese food is much more authentic in the NYC or Boston Chinatowns; but I much prefer it here.

.

The restaurant is such a great place if you want to sit down at a Chinese restaurant. Most places only do take out, so it's nice to have a place you can sit down (or you can always do take out). The food is delicious and the service is

3
★★★★★

The restaurant is such a great place if you want to sit down at a Chinese restaurant. Most places only do take out, so it's nice to have a place you can sit down (or you can always do take out). The food is delicious and the service is

.

We take-out from here all the time. the house lo mein is my boyfriends FAVORITE and hegets lo mein everywhere we go

3
★★★★★

We take-out from here all the time. the house lo mein is my boyfriends FAVORITE and hegets lo mein everywhere we go

.

After trying so many Chinese restaurants all over the state, I was blown away by the atmosphere of Butterfly. No tacky hanging things or ugly calendars, just elegant surroundings in good taste. (Almost impossible to believe that this was

3
★★★★★

After trying so many Chinese restaurants all over the state, I was blown away by the atmosphere of Butterfly. No tacky hanging things or ugly calendars, just elegant surroundings in good taste. (Almost impossible to believe that this was

.

Best place for steak and very near to Ormond Beach. Service and quality are excellent year after year. On our annual 3 month winter pilgrimage from London and we generally eat here 9 or 10 times during the season. Bon Apptit

3
★★★★★

Best place for steak and very near to Ormond Beach. Service and quality are excellent year after year. On our annual 3 month winter pilgrimage from London and we generally eat here 9 or 10 times during the season. Bon Apptit

.

I tried Buttrefly because I had a Living Social coupon. I ordered the Sesame Chicken. Portion size was big enough for two people. The food was very good.

3
★★★★★

I tried Buttrefly because I had a Living Social coupon. I ordered the Sesame Chicken. Portion size was big enough for two people. The food was very good.

.

Best Chinese food I have ever had. There is no better Chinese restaurant in the area. Everyone is friendly and it is a great place to dine in.

3
★★★★★

Best Chinese food I have ever had. There is no better Chinese restaurant in the area. Everyone is friendly and it is a great place to dine in.

.

How many restaurants could pull off a karaoke lounge, live piano music and sophisticated Chinese cuisine in a casual, elegant setting? Not many. But Butterfly does it--with style.

3
★★★★★

How many restaurants could pull off a karaoke lounge, live piano music and sophisticated Chinese cuisine in a casual, elegant setting? Not many. But Butterfly does it--with style.

.

I love Chinese food and have dined in many Chinese restaurants. Butterfly is my absolute favorite. The food is outstanding, the facility always clean and well maintained, the staff courteous and excellent and the owners are asolutely

3
★★★★★

I love Chinese food and have dined in many Chinese restaurants. Butterfly is my absolute favorite. The food is outstanding, the facility always clean and well maintained, the staff courteous and excellent and the owners are asolutely

.

I enjoyed my meal and the atmosphere, we were seated next to the large aquarium which provided some entertainment, and felt the meal was acceptable. My friends all had similar reviews, even one who doesn't usually like chinese food!

3
★★★★★

I enjoyed my meal and the atmosphere, we were seated next to the large aquarium which provided some entertainment, and felt the meal was acceptable. My friends all had similar reviews, even one who doesn't usually like chinese food!

.

We went for lunch and overall had a GOOD experience! We felt the atmosphere both inside and out was nice. We were seated right away and all of out drinks came soon after. Two of my friends and I ordered water and it was refilled OFTEN. We

3
★★★★★

We went for lunch and overall had a GOOD experience! We felt the atmosphere both inside and out was nice. We were seated right away and all of out drinks came soon after. Two of my friends and I ordered water and it was refilled OFTEN. We

.

I love Butterfly restaurant for two reasons , one is the warm welcomeness from the owner, two\r
Is the live piano music on the weekend, the player has a great touch which never goes too loud\r
But enough to soothe your ear, what a player!

3
★★★★★

I love Butterfly restaurant for two reasons , one is the warm welcomeness from the owner, two\r
Is the live piano music on the weekend, the player has a great touch which never goes too loud\r
But enough to soothe your ear, what a player!

.

This is an excellent restaurant. I have been eating in this place for over 2 years. Never had any issue on food\r
and service. Like it and love it.

3
★★★★★

This is an excellent restaurant. I have been eating in this place for over 2 years. Never had any issue on food\r
and service. Like it and love it.

.

We went there becasue we saw the ad in CT Magazine at it's award as best Chinese Restaurant Statewide. So we thought we would give it a try. Our Waiter Ken was very helpful getting my husband and 2 children through the extensive menu. Our

3
★★★★★

We went there becasue we saw the ad in CT Magazine at it's award as best Chinese Restaurant Statewide. So we thought we would give it a try. Our Waiter Ken was very helpful getting my husband and 2 children through the extensive menu. Our

.

As a pharmaceutical rep. I am always looking for variety, quality and convenience for my lunches. Butterfly's opens up early to prep my lunches for my office, and the food is always great!

3
★★★★★

As a pharmaceutical rep. I am always looking for variety, quality and convenience for my lunches. Butterfly's opens up early to prep my lunches for my office, and the food is always great!

.

This is an excellent restaurant. The food is great. The service is
friendly. The piano music is outstanding on weekend. The environment
is very pleasant. The location and parking is super convenient. The
price is absolutely reasonable. We

3
★★★★★

This is an excellent restaurant. The food is great. The service is
friendly. The piano music is outstanding on weekend. The environment
is very pleasant. The location and parking is super convenient. The
price is absolutely reasonable. We

.

We ate at Butterfly this evening and had a wonderful dinning experience. We went there becasue we saw the ad in CT Magazine at it's award as best Chinese Restaurant Statewide. So we thought we would give it a try. Our Waiter Ken was very helpful getting my husband and 2 children through the extensive menu. Our drinks came out in a timely manner and we ordered Teriyaki Beef and Scallion Pancakes as apps. I ordered Scheiwan Style Toefu off their new "Chinese" menu. My husband ordered Chrispy Shrimp with Walnuts, my eldest son ordered Lamb Two Style and my younger son ordered General Tso's Chicken. The food was excellent, we had plenty of leftovers, and the service was great! The atmosphere was nice, live piano music, and we sat next to the fish tank which my youngest loved!

2
★★★★★

We ate at Butterfly this evening and had a wonderful dinning experience. We went there becasue we saw the ad in CT Magazine at it's award as best Chinese Restaurant Statewide. So we thought we would give it a try. Our Waiter Ken was very helpful getting my husband and 2 children through the extensive menu. Our drinks came out in a timely manner and we ordered Teriyaki Beef and Scallion Pancakes as apps. I ordered Scheiwan Style Toefu off their new "Chinese" menu. My husband ordered Chrispy Shrimp with Walnuts, my eldest son ordered Lamb Two Style and my younger son ordered General Tso's Chicken. The food was excellent, we had plenty of leftovers, and the service was great! The atmosphere was nice, live piano music, and we sat next to the fish tank which my youngest loved!

Pros: Best Chinese in CT -CT Readers Poll since 1991

.

Beautiful surroundings. Lovely waitstaff. Excellent food. I have eaten here several times and never been disappointed. Food is fresh and presented beautifully. Quiet elegant atmosphere. A+

5
★★★★★

Beautiful surroundings. Lovely waitstaff. Excellent food. I have eaten here several times and never been disappointed. Food is fresh and presented beautifully. Quiet elegant atmosphere. A+

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

.

I've been to this restaurant twice. The first time, I ordered a tofu dish and this dish was appealing to the eye; however, the tofu was sour and was not fresh. It was absolutely disgusting.

Still, I wanted to give it another chance and perhaps try something different a second time around. This time the service was horrible. One extremely annoying point of the evening was when I had my card out on the table, and the hostess yells as she is walking by saying - "we don't take that on holidays". At that point, we didn't even have our food or anything to drink. The server didn't pay us much attention, the hostess was awfully rude, and the food presentation was good - but it didn't taste all that great considering the prices

1
★☆☆☆☆

I've been to this restaurant twice. The first time, I ordered a tofu dish and this dish was appealing to the eye; however, the tofu was sour and was not fresh. It was absolutely disgusting.

Still, I wanted to give it another chance and perhaps try something different a second time around. This time the service was horrible. One extremely annoying point of the evening was when I had my card out on the table, and the hostess yells as she is walking by saying - "we don't take that on holidays". At that point, we didn't even have our food or anything to drink. The server didn't pay us much attention, the hostess was awfully rude, and the food presentation was good - but it didn't taste all that great considering the prices

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

.

Butterfly is a great restaurant in West Hartford to get Chinese food. The restaurant is very clean and the decor is great. The food here is excellent and the presentation is as well. This is not your typical run of the mill chinese restaurant. You could definitely bring a significant other here for dinner and not be in the doghouse!

5
★★★★★

Butterfly is a great restaurant in West Hartford to get Chinese food. The restaurant is very clean and the decor is great. The food here is excellent and the presentation is as well. This is not your typical run of the mill chinese restaurant. You could definitely bring a significant other here for dinner and not be in the doghouse!

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

After reading the horrible review by a former user, my four friends and I set out to prove it wrong. We went out to eat at the Butterfly Room on Monday, March 31 2008. We went for lunch and overall had a GOOD experience! We felt the atmosphere both inside and out was nice. We were seated right away and all of out drinks came soon after. Two of my friends and I ordered water and it was refilled OFTEN. We never had to ask for refills. After odering our food, we waited only a short period of time. The food was decent and NONE of my three friends or I got sick in ANY way, shape or form!!! We had NO signs of any type of "food related illness".

I enjoyed my meal and the atmosphere, we were seated next to the large aquarium which provided some entertainment, and felt the meal was acceptable. My friends all had similar reviews, even one who doesn't usually like chinese food!

Our only complaint was a weird overall smell in the room. It wasn't a food-gone-bad kind of smell... more like a musty "old carpet" smell according to one of my friends.

2
★★★★☆

After reading the horrible review by a former user, my four friends and I set out to prove it wrong. We went out to eat at the Butterfly Room on Monday, March 31 2008. We went for lunch and overall had a GOOD experience! We felt the atmosphere both inside and out was nice. We were seated right away and all of out drinks came soon after. Two of my friends and I ordered water and it was refilled OFTEN. We never had to ask for refills. After odering our food, we waited only a short period of time. The food was decent and NONE of my three friends or I got sick in ANY way, shape or form!!! We had NO signs of any type of "food related illness".

I enjoyed my meal and the atmosphere, we were seated next to the large aquarium which provided some entertainment, and felt the meal was acceptable. My friends all had similar reviews, even one who doesn't usually like chinese food!

Our only complaint was a weird overall smell in the room. It wasn't a food-gone-bad kind of smell... more like a musty "old carpet" smell according to one of my friends.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Weird smell

.

This is an unbelievably BAD RESTAURANT experience!

I brought a few friends from the office to dine at the Butterfly Restaurant in West Hartford on the evening of August 2, 2007. This restaurant looked good from the outside and I typically ordered for to-go, so I thought it'd be nice to try the dining experience with the piano etc. To start with, the hostess who seated us was friendly but the guy who served us was HORRIBLE. He did not speak much english and could not take the order correctly, and looked agitated (did not even try to hide his feeling). We kept our politeness and said thank you, we thought the food was OK and we had a full stomach after the dinner. Albeit the rude staff/server, we left a nice tip and did not say anything to the nice "manager" (a lady) when we left and she asked "everything good?" and we nodded.

The next day, a couple of us felt sick, and had food related illness. I had to go to the doctor and was told I got that illness (went to bathroom a lot and feverish cold sweats, could not sleep at night)! I felt that the food was accumulating in my chest!

I did not insinuate that this was because of the meals at that restaurant, but I thought we'd call and ask the manager about it. WHAT A RUDE EXPERIENCE we got! We called and was put on hold for 10 mins.. finally called back and spoke to the manager (around 12 noon during the day, August 09 2007) and he simply said "we are busy, call back at 5 pm" and HUNG UP! What an unpleasant experience! This restaurant is doubly dangerous - the food may cause you to get sick (we suspected the disgruntled server might have out something on our food) and the staff is just PLAIN RUDE! AVOID THIS PLACE, there are many other restaurants that have better food and most importantly , better people who run the place!

0
★☆☆☆☆

This is an unbelievably BAD RESTAURANT experience!

I brought a few friends from the office to dine at the Butterfly Restaurant in West Hartford on the evening of August 2, 2007. This restaurant looked good from the outside and I typically ordered for to-go, so I thought it'd be nice to try the dining experience with the piano etc. To start with, the hostess who seated us was friendly but the guy who served us was HORRIBLE. He did not speak much english and could not take the order correctly, and looked agitated (did not even try to hide his feeling). We kept our politeness and said thank you, we thought the food was OK and we had a full stomach after the dinner. Albeit the rude staff/server, we left a nice tip and did not say anything to the nice "manager" (a lady) when we left and she asked "everything good?" and we nodded.

The next day, a couple of us felt sick, and had food related illness. I had to go to the doctor and was told I got that illness (went to bathroom a lot and feverish cold sweats, could not sleep at night)! I felt that the food was accumulating in my chest!

I did not insinuate that this was because of the meals at that restaurant, but I thought we'd call and ask the manager about it. WHAT A RUDE EXPERIENCE we got! We called and was put on hold for 10 mins.. finally called back and spoke to the manager (around 12 noon during the day, August 09 2007) and he simply said "we are busy, call back at 5 pm" and HUNG UP! What an unpleasant experience! This restaurant is doubly dangerous - the food may cause you to get sick (we suspected the disgruntled server might have out something on our food) and the staff is just PLAIN RUDE! AVOID THIS PLACE, there are many other restaurants that have better food and most importantly , better people who run the place!

Pros: Food is in big portion

Cons: VERY unfriendly, rude staff, food caused illness, unpleasant experience overall

Message from Butterfly Restaurant

At Butterfly Restaurant, you'll find a full bar and lounge to relax and unwind at after a long stressful day at work. The upscale atmosphere and lounge makes it a perfect place to bring your co-workers and bond over drinks. Happy Hour is 4:00pm to 7:00pm from Monday to Friday! Our bar and lounge are newly renovated for your comfort. The bar is a full-service one, with beers on tap and cocktails at the ready made by our expert bartenders. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, you can enjoy live piano music. Karaoke nights are Fridays and Saturdays starting from 9:30pm each night! Karaoke in the lounge last Saturday night was the most fun I've had in a while!... the fun atmosphere and solid martini list lent to an incredibly entertaining evening. I came around 10:30 and by 11:30, the place was PACKED with people dancing and ordering drinks as they took turns on the mic. If you have a special occasion coming up, one of our banquet rooms are a perfect choice. We have 2 banquet rooms available - 1 holds up to 25 people and the other is a larger room that holds up to 45 people. Our staff is more than happy to work with you to create a custom menu for any occasion - showers, corporate parties, holiday parties, birthdays and more Call us today and let us customize a menu for your upcoming event. Butterfly Restaurant has been my go-to Chinese place ever since I moved to the area seven years ago... I have fallen in love with their fabulous food and wonderful service. If you are lucky enough, there will be someone playing the piano for you. Have the finest Sichuan and Cantonese cuisine available in West Hartford. Come visit our restaurant tonight.

Yext PowerListings

 

Wait, you're the expert.

If you've been to or used Butterfly Restaurant, leave a review.

It's easy, only takes a couple of minutes and you'll help thousands make an informed decision.



Write a Review