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Pond House Cafe

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1555 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117-2804 (Prospect)
(860) 231-8823
9:00 pm - 10:00 am
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Mon - Wed 8:00 pm - 11:00 am
Thu - Fri 9:00 pm - 10:00 am
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Hartford, Connecticut
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had brunch at the Pond House - hadn't eaten there for a while. We had our choice of brunch menu or lunch specials. Everyone enjoyed their food, which consisted of french toast with berries or an omelette of varying types (I had a turkey bacon omelette - yummy). Very good service and the setting is lovely, inside Elizabeth Park. Lots... More 

Thank GandRFountain
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43 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here on a Saturday evening, no crowd even with a wedding party being hosted in the house. Got a table right away with no fuss. Got to sit outside facing the beautiful garden and fountain complete with ducks and geese. Food was good, my son had the braised short ribs with pasta and I had the avocado crab salad... More 

Thank Cynthia P
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Pond House Cafe for Sunday brunch. Both the eggs Benedict w. crab cake and the green goddess omelet were excellent (as was the Bloody Mary). Service was efficient and pleasant. We ate on the flower-surrounded terrace but noticed that the inside area was equally attractive.

Thank Judith_SCanton
Ashford, Connecticut
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to the Pond House Cafe located in Elizabeth Park in West Hartford many times and each time is enjoyable. The service is always great and the food is delicious. I was there in June to see the roses in full bloom and was fortunate to be able to have lunch at the Pond House Cafe. The menu... More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We so enjoyed our brunch at the Pond House. We sat outside and the view and atmosphere were beautiful. The food was delicious! My boyfriend got the Creme Brulee French Toast and it was delicious. I had a breakfast sandwich that was much better than your average bacon and egg sandwich. The flavors are unique and the food is fresh.... More 

Thank Kassifrass
Saint Louis, Missouri
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163 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful location. Outdoor and indoor seating. Service was not attentive. Food was average. They didn't have carrot and pea soup on menu. Indian rice was dry and uninspiring. Citrus chiffon dessert was good.

Thank Maiglesias
New Britain, Connecticut
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

My family recently had the pleasure of having brunch on a sunny Saturday morning at the Pond House Café. We couldn't be more thrilled with the experience. Brunch is (with good reason) very popular here so recommendations are a must especially in the warmer months. Snag a table out on the patio over looking the pond and part of Elizabeth... More 

Thank Maggiesbj
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Very nice place to have Sunday brunch and enjoy a walk in the beautiful scenic park. Summer time make reservations at the pond house on a day they have a jazz concert in the park which has a consession stand. I like the menu and the food is good.

Thank Lisa W
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Combined a visit to Elizabeth park to see the roses and dinner at the pond house. Sat on the outside patio overlooking the fountain. Picture perfect. For dinner I had the duck and my husband had short rib pasta. Both excellent. We had a argula crab salad with lettuce right from the garden on the grounds. A very nice experience

Thank puffingirl
Esopus, New York
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

If the food is anything like what we have then it has to be fantastic. All the members of the staff where professional / friendly.

Thank James K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Cafe, International
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
8:00 pm - 11:00 am
8:00 pm - 11:00 am
8:00 pm - 11:00 am
9:00 pm - 10:00 am
9:00 pm - 10:00 am
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: (860) 231-8823
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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