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Pond House Cafe

1555 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117-2804
(860) 231-8823
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Ranked #28 of 156 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
West Hartford, Connecticut
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

My girlfriends and I just enjoyed a delicious meal at the Pond House. And it was so much more relaxing than going into West Hartford center. We had 3 different salads and liked them all but the Brussels sprouts Caesar was the best. The scallops were amazing and the salmon delicious. Great use of technology in presenting the menu and... More 

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Winsted, Connecticut
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The setting is beautiful. The room was attractive and comfortable. The food was excellent as was the service. I recommend it highly.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I don't know why, but this place reminds me so much of Alice in Wonderland for some reason, regarding everything from the decor, the tableware, the place settings, even the Pond House logo is reminiscent of the quick of Alice. Came here for a late Friday night dinner with my beau, we had reservations, were seated promptly. Wait staff was... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I am currently writing about my third visit here for a wedding. The room looks very nice and it's decorated well and the staff does try hard however management is very disorganized cause more issues than the staff is able to fix.

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I had lunch here recently with a friend. The restaurant was nicely decorated for the season and we were seated promptly in a booth as requested. We had reservations. The food was good. However, I did not learn until the meal was almost over that my guest's salad had not been dressed. I asked her if she wanted me to... More 

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stamford, ct
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266 reviews 266 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This casual restaurant in a park on a pond has inventive food, which was well executed. The surroundings are serene, and it is also a party venue. The absolute best thing I had here was the little biscotti that came with the coffee. The nachos were so flavorful, with many layers of spices--not hot and spicy--really mellow, but well-rounded. My... More 

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East Northport, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This was a great find for us! We loved their menu which made us feel like they were great home cooked meals! The restaurant as well was very cozy and quaint feeling. There is something for everyone here. Their brunch is amazing and I would definitely recommend their soups, we loved ALL of them!

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Portland, ME
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Went to pond house cafe on recommendation of a friend for a travelers birthday Sunday brunch. The setting is lovely, in a large park and (...surprise) on a pond. Service was great. Environment is casual and really inviting. Brunch menu was classic but with some good change ups. Dishes were $8-$12. Everything was delicious. Great brunch.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I've been here for wedding receptions and brunch and they never dissapoint. The service, price, quality and taste of the food can't be beat. There are many options on the brunch menu and the portions are just enough to fill you up, yet leave you wanting more. I would recommend making reservations for brunch. It tends to fill up quickly.

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Connecticut, USA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Additional Information about Pond House Cafe

Address: 1555 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117-2804
Phone Number: (860) 231-8823
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Hartford
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American, Eclectic, International

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