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Pond House Cafe

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1555 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117-2804 (Prospect)
+1 860-231-8823
Mon - Wed 8:00 pm - 11:00 am
Thu - Fri 9:00 pm - 10:00 am
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my son here for lunch on a day off from school after spending some time in the park. It was really decorated for Halloween which was awesome. The staff was friendly and attentive. Chicken and fries satisfied him and I got the BEST tuna melt I've ever had that came with a nice side salad. The fruity sangria... More 

Thank magruso
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is the bomb.com! The view of the pond is amazing and the fall decor was fabulous! I visited here back in September on a girls trip. We were looking for a place that served brunch and stumbled upon this location online. The potato bacon leek soup is worth a drive back! The sandwiches were also to die for!... More 

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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

We hadn't been to the Pond House in years and I wonder why. The food is Ecletic American beautifully presented and excellently prepared. This is a small out of the way restaurant in the middle of a public park. I had the duck, pan seared and my partner has the short-ribs both excellent. Interesting appetizers. Entries in the mid to... More 

Thank Larry H
Lincoln, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

My cousin, his wife, and I reserved a table for an early Saturday dinner after a family member's memorial service; The Pond House Cafe was the perfect place for us to decompress, reconnect, and enjoy a really delicious meal. The hostesses were welcoming before and after our meal, and our waitress was outstanding -- attentive but not overbearing, and genuinely... More 

Thank Deb H
Hartford, Connecticut
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Nothing's better than sitting outside near the pond, surrounded by flowers and trees, or in teh partially enclosed porch (my favorite) during good weather months. And the inside restaurant is cozy during the winter months. Food is good, reasonable and there's a great variety. Love the brussels sprouts and the kale ceasar salad. Good for small groups as well. Fun... More 

Thank Katherine L
Hartford, Connecticut
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264 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Our two couples visited the Pond House. My chef salad was unusual since it had roasted Brussels sprouts. It did not add anything positive to my salad. Service was very good as always. The other lunches ranged from very good to mediocre. The outside area is decorated for the upcoming Halloween holiday. Very fun. The location at the rose garden... More 

Thank Jerandnanc
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

I have chosen this restaurant for many occasions as do many other people and groups in the area. The ambiance is great for couples, groups, meetings and weddings. The food is wonderful and there are menu changes on a regular basis. The outdoor patio is serene and provides everything required for special occasions. Beautiful scenery and comfortable dining within a... More 

Thank Beverly M
Gainesville, Florida
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69 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

The Pond House combines outstanding food with the best atmosphere in the city. Located in Elizabeth Park, the patio offers a fantastic views of the pond and flowers. In addition to the standard dishes (i.e. Eggs Benedict), the money has creative dishes like the spinach, brussel sprout, and kale omelette. All of their menus have a variety of vegetarian options... More 

Thank MDDad
Hopkinton, New Hampshire
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

This is such a pleasant place to gather for a lunch, brunch, or special occasion. In the middle of the park, surrounded in the Spring, Summer and Fall by beautiful gardens, this is a special place. The menu is eclectic, but varied enough that all can find something. Recently, we had crab cake benedict for brunch. It was amazing! Great... More 

Thank kas929
New Fairfield, Connecticut
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

My wife and I went to Elizabeth Park to view the rose garden. We were pleasantly surprised when we noticed this cafe right in the middle of the park right next to a beautiful pond. We changed our plans to go downtown for lunch and decided to try this cafe. We noticed diners at the garden tables outside (with a... More 

Thank Tony M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Cafe, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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: +1 860-231-8823
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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