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Pond House Cafe

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American, International, Eclectic
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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Nestled on the pond in historic Elizabeth Park the Pond House is...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious food in beautiful setting

Beautiful setting in Elizabeth Park. The grounds are beautifully maintained and so creative. They grow their own produce as well. We were here for lunch on a Thursday, it was very busy and we were glad we had made reservations. The service was a little slow as it was packed with the early lunch... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
RPK1990
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West Hartford, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
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English first
Naugatuck, Connecticut
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We had lunch here after a good morning spent walking among the roses. I ordered iced tea to go with my lunch and the packets of sugar / sweetener were served in a (ceramic) old shoe. we ate outside , good view of the fountains . Food was very good , served on fine china , menu was light ....focus... More 

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Bloomfield CT. USA
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163 reviews 163 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We have enjoyed eating there many times, but on this occasion was a bit disappointing. There were 4 of us. Two of us ordered appetizers. I got mine right away, the other person got his with his dinner. A Pond House burger was ordered rare. It came charred. It was sent back. My wife asked if the Pear salad (with... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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122 reviews 122 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful setting in Elizabeth Park. The grounds are beautifully maintained and so creative. They grow their own produce as well. We were here for lunch on a Thursday, it was very busy and we were glad we had made reservations. The service was a little slow as it was packed with the early lunch crowd. We ordered some cocktails, their... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Visited the Pond House Cafe for Brunch on a Saturday morning in June, and it was hands down one of the most flavorful brunches I've ever had. The Crab Cake Benedict was phenomenal, and was like nothing I've ever had thanks to the corn bread base in place of the traditional English muffin. Very highly recommended.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We had been to beautiful Elizabeth Park, but not to the Pond House Cafe. Thank you Trip Advisor for your reviews of this lovely restaurant. It was the perfect choice for my husband and me and our friends, to have a delicious brunch/lunch. No one left a bit of food on their lunch plate or their desert plate. The restaurant... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Our first time to this amazing location and attraction! Yes, attraction - we were blown away by the number of people of all ages in all attire enjoying this gorgeous and expansive property. As wedding attendees needing to be on time, we were unclear as to where to go, where to park and where we needed to be. But we... More 

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Hartford, CT
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127 reviews 127 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My friend invited me to join her for lunch at the Pond House Cafe on a Tuesday afternoon at 2:00pm. We had a most enjoyable experience. It was a pleasantly warm May day and we sat outside in the patio overlooking the pond. The grounds were nicely landscaped with lots of flowers. They have done an outstanding job with the... More 

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Winsted, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Eleven of us attended the Easter Buffet Brunch. We all agreed that we would not attend again. It cost $55 a person with an 18% tip. My son had to pay IN ADVANCE! There was no mimosa offered, just orange juice, tea and coffee. There was a meager buffet. Three meats were offered and they were good. The dessert table... More 

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New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went to Pond House Cafe with a friend for brunch on Sunday, March 15. My friend suggested it before I head out back to NYC. We waited about 40min but it was worth it. The food is delicious, full of flavor and pleasurable for my taste receptors. I had the meatloaf eggs Benedict and my friend had the brunch special... More 

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Connecticut
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127 reviews 127 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The Pond House is an exquisite setting Elizabeth Park, so a meal anytime between spring and fall offers the extra treat of a walk through the beautiful grounds if you have the time. Catch the rose garden in season and it makes the visit worthwhile just on its own. Order what you will - they are simply incapable of putting... 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, International, Eclectic

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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, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

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