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Pond House Cafe

1555 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117-2804
(860) 231-8823
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Ranked #37 of 158 restaurants in West Hartford
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Price range: $21 - $30
Mon - Wed 8:00 pm - 11:00 am
Thu - Fri 9:00 pm - 10:00 am
Cuisines: American, Eclectic, International
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Prospect
Transit: on Asylum Ave.
Description: Nestled on the pond in historic Elizabeth Park the Pond House is surrounded by gardens & offers four seasons of charm with a menu to match. Changed seasonally we offer eclectic comfort food that reflects the down to earth but playful spirit of our staff. Watch young skaters on the pond while savoring a hearty winter stew. Announce Spring's arrival with a walk through the park followed by brunch on the patio. Stop and smell the world famous roses then linger over dinner as sun slowly sets over the trees. Lunch, Dinner, Brunch & Take out. The Pond House - stylish, fun & playful.
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71% Recommend
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My husband and I had a lovely lunch on the patio at the Pond House Cafe. It was quite warm but the breeze and the umbrellas helped to keep us comfortable. The food was delicious. The service was a little slow. All in all, a good experience!

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Farmington, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

You can't beat Elizabeth Park for it's beauty. Pond House Cafe is just so so. I had a chicken sandwich served on toasted cranberry walnut bread. At least that's what I recall the bread was. Bread was nice but the chicken was shredded dark meat. At first glance I thought it may have been tuna. That pretty much ruined it.... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I was looking forward to a special brunch a couple of Saturday's ago but was disappointed. The brunch menu had far too many egg centered menu offerings. I was expecting to see more sandwich type entrees. Maybe I'm picky but I would have expected cloth napkins and tablecloths at that type of restaurant.

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

There were three in our party for lunch. It was a busy Saturday but the place seemed to have enough staff working but still we waited awhile before our waitress came to the table to take orders. One of us ordered a sandwich and the other two ordered salads. One of my friends specifically told the waitress she wanted NO... More

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New York City, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Have been to Pond House several times. Sunday brunch on the patio makes for a great atmosphere. The food was great! Tasted appetizer, and they were all great. Fantastic presentation! Their dinner menu is really great too.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Went for dinner with my girlfriends, have been for brunch and it was so nice that I was really looking forward to having dinner there. Service was fine, drinks were good and not overpriced. I thought the some of the menu pairings seemed abit different but expected it to be very good none the less, One friend had the short... More

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west hartford,CT
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

My husband & I are frequent visitors at the Pond House. We have never had a bad meal-always great. We love tasty Tuesdays- 3 course price fixed menu. The staff is wonderful, as is the food. Lovely views in all seasons- and at Halloween The Pond House is dressed to the nines! - Ghoulish decor inside and especially out. And... More

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

My son and daughter in law were married in the brilliant Elizabeth Park and enjoyed a most magnificent reception at the Pond House. Everything from the decor to the service - and pefectly prepared food - was impecable. We loved their attention to detail. they did every thing to make it a magical day and they succeeded wildly. We've been... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We dined at the Pond House last night as part of a Livingsocial deal. I have been waiting to try this restaurant for a while and the deal was a great way to get us in the door. The setting is beautiful, located inside Elizabeth Park. Parking was a little bit of a hassle because there was an event going... More

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Seven of us enjoyed a wonderful brunch, seated on the outdoor patio with a lovely view of the water. It was a crisp autumn morning, but the sunshine warmed things up, and the sights of the falling leaves and the colorful trees made for a great setting. The kids even enjoyed walking around the lake while waiting for their food... More

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