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Pond House Cafe

1555 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117-2804
+1 860-231-8823
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  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1555 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117-2804
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After a lengthy tour of the Elizabeth Park rose garden my friend and I had lunch at the Pond House. The weather was gorgeous so we happily took a small table on the patio. The menu is quite varied and after much deliberation we made...More

Thank tosca1951
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were walking around Elizabeth Park and it was a bit chilly. We decided a warm beverage would be nice and the landscaping around the Pond House was lovely and inviting. The café was small but cozy and the decorations kept us looking around. The...More

Thank Bonnie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

3rd try in the last year. After the bread was served, it was downhill. The drinks came out without the Italian cherry. No apology, they were just out. 30 minutes after the drinks were delivered I had to ask if we could place a dinner...More

Thank Charles D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attended a wedding ceremony and reception at the Pond House Cafe and were very impressed. Their events hall was huge and was perfect for all of the guests. The staff was very friendly and the bartenders did a great job in moving the line...More

Thank David D
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

The facility was gorgeous! The grounds outside had a pond/lake with ducks, beautiful flower garden, and remarkable statues and potted plants. I was at the pond house for my friends bridal shower. It was my first time there. The staff was very welcoming and helpful...More

Thank bkl593
Reviewed May 11, 2018

I have visited the Pond House Cafe on numerous vacations for lunch and have never been disappointed. Situated in beautiful Elizabeth Park, Pond House Cafe is an idyllic location to enjoy a meal outside and they have multiple gardenside tables with large umbrellas. Their indoor...More

Thank Meghan F
Reviewed May 8, 2018

Outside seating was very nice. In a great location, on the edge of a pond with ducks, geese, and egrets in view. Food and wine are a tad overpriced for what you get but there's a decent selection. I had to search for the chicken...More

Thank Travelscribe
Reviewed April 26, 2018

We have enjoyed many meals at the Pond House Cafe in West Hartford, Connecticut. The restaurant overlooks a scenic pond in Elizabeth Park, with its beautiful flowers, including its world famous rose bushes in the spring. It is also relatively close to other local area...More

Thank kzsull01
Reviewed April 5, 2018

Went with my family on Easter Eve. When I made my reservation, it never occurred to me to ask if a wedding would be going on. It took us 2 hours to have dinner - no apps, no desserts nor coffee, just entrees. We were...More

Thank MsCasualTravelor
Reviewed April 3, 2018

We had a lovely brunch at the Pond House. Wonderful view from our table of the park. Service was very good. I had meatloaf which was nicely prepared. Loved the onion strings. The French toast was a hit. Parking was convenient but can be busy...More

Thank Keesar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1555 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117-2804
  • Public Transportation: on Asylum Ave.
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-231-8823
  • E-mail
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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