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Pond House Cafe

1555 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117-2804
+1 860-231-8823
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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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 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...More

Thank Larry H
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...More

Thank Deb H
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...More

Thank Katherine L
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...More

Thank Jerandnanc
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...More

Thank Beverly M
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,...More

Thank MDDad
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...More

Thank kas929
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...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed September 11, 2016

Attended a bridal shower on a Sunday morning in mid-August. A private room at the Pond House Cafe pleased around 80 attendees that day. Service was relatively efficient, the food was outstanding and the decor was stunning. Based on this experience, I would consider the...More

1  Thank radiowitch
Reviewed September 3, 2016

I selected the turkey, bacon, cheese and onion omelet from the buffet menu, and my wife selected a chicken salad sandwich from the brunch specials menu. Both dishes were fabulous! We had reservations, and were seated immediately upon arriving. We sat on the outdoor patio...More

1  Thank alp549
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1.36 miles away
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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
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic
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
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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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