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Pond House Cafe

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$$$
American, International
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1555 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117-2804 (Prospect)
on Asylum Ave.
(860) 231-8823
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9:00 pm - 10:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 8:00 pm - 11:00 am
Thu - Fri 9:00 pm - 10:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view
Description: Nestled on the pond in historic Elizabeth Park the Pond House is surrounded...
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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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good brunch- could be better.

My husband, daughter and I went this past Sunday for brunch. The hostess(es) were very nice and as a plus, they knew a bit of American Sign Language. I was a little surprised when one of the scrambled egg dishes (with mushroom, garlic, tomatoes etc) could NOT be turned into an omelet! Doesn't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
KaeVBloomfield_CT
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Bloomfield, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went for brunch on a Sat morning and it was delicious. Really yummy cappuccino and great variety of brunch options. I had the omelet with roasted pears, brie and spinach...delicious. Very nice presentation, too.

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Thank Chrissyleal
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For years, we have been frequent customers of the Pond House. Today, we called to confirm that they would serve use lunch which ends at 5pm. We were turning for lunch so , we phoned and they replied " SURE COME IN WE"LL SERVE YOU LUNCH TILL 5" We arrive at 5:55pm and our long time waitress said no, the... More 

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Thank 171Foodie
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely experience. I attended a real estate education course here in the main room. Which, is one reason to go to this place. It's breathtaking. You honestly just have to take a look at the photo. I asked and of course they do weddings here all the time. High ceilings with lights wrapped around and subtle pieces of... More 

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Thank Sara C
Bloomfield, CT
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband, daughter and I went this past Sunday for brunch. The hostess(es) were very nice and as a plus, they knew a bit of American Sign Language. I was a little surprised when one of the scrambled egg dishes (with mushroom, garlic, tomatoes etc) could NOT be turned into an omelet! Doesn't seem to difficult to accommodate that request... More 

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Thank KaeVBloomfield_CT
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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297 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Attended a business dinner here, the food was great and the service was just outstanding. The Pond House has a very charming atmosphere. Even a month later, they did a great job of replicating the ambiance of Christmas.

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Thank OSProfiler
The Villages, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This was the choice of my 6 year old grand daughter for her birthday dinner. I had the duck and it was fantastic the rest of the party was equaley impressed with their selections. Our server could not be any nicer to the birthday girl and made her feel extra special

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Thank DickEzo
Suffield, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Took the family for Brunch for New Years. Delicious first meal of 2016! We've been several times before and have always had a great time. I had the Pond House Benedict served over a crab cake and corn bread. It was simply divine! Kids loved the pancakes! A bit more expensive than a typical breakfast place but worth every penny!

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Thank Hopeful40
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful Saturday brunch with my girlfriend, it really put us in the holiday spirit thanks to the great decorations, and outstanding food. Our server Ashley R. was phenomenal! Highly recommend!

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Thank TJ C
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

I've never been disappointed eating here! I had the eggplant special with side salad and delicious gingerbread for $14.00. Other people ordered the same and loved it! Our waitress was wonderful also! I'll be back for sure!

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Thank kathct4
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Having grown up in West Hartford and gone skating every Winter at Elizabeth Park since my grade school years, I knew the Pond House as the place to rent skates, get popcorn and hot dogs and cokes with your friends. That was the 60s. Ever since it turned into a restaurant, it's been a pleasure to return to this scene... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1555 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117-2804
    (Prospect)
  • Public Transportation: on Asylum Ave.
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Hartford
  • Phone Number: (860) 231-8823

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view

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.
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 pm - 11:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 pm - 11:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 pm - 11:00 am
Thursday
9:00 pm - 10:00 am
Friday
9:00 pm - 10:00 am

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