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Pond House Cafe

1555 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117-2804
(860) 231-8823
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Ranked #25 of 157 Restaurants in West Hartford
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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English first
Connecticut, USA
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Pond House Cafe offers the dual pleasures of good food in an engaging location. The menu is varied and the food was nicely presented and arrived from the kitchen within a reasonable amount of time. The youngish wait staff is professional and efficient. Parking is easy and plentiful -- a big improvement from the "old days" at the Park.... More

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Pond House Cafe is within Elizabeth Park. That alone is worth a trip, but Pond House is not to be missed for lunch or dinner. The menu is eclectic and bold, as is its space. Menu seasonally changes and is infused with creativity and the latest food finds. This is a place for foodies, as well as families who want... More

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Rumford, Maine
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86 reviews 86 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A beautiful romantic setting, We stopped in on a Wednesday evening at 5:30. They were nearly full inside, but there were a couple of free tables on the patio. The setting was picture perfect, by a pond just within Elizabeth Park. Our servers were friendly and knew the menu -- and the manager stopped by to check how things were.... More

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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
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109 reviews 109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
17 helpful votes 17 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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