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“Quite nice for brunch”
Review of Pond House Cafe

Pond House Cafe
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Ranked #10 of 178 Restaurants in West Hartford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, International
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Prospect
Transit: on Asylum Ave.
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.
Reviewed March 18, 2013

We visited the Pond House Cafe on St. Patrick's Day and it was quite lovely. Not expensive in the least and the portions were just right. Make sure you get some banana's foster french toast as it is very light and not a heavy dish at all. Make a reservation so that you have a spot and the best part - you don't have to get all dressed up. A must try.

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Reviewed March 2, 2013

I have had dinner here several times over the past few years and the food has been consistently delicious. Waitstaff is enthusiastic and attentive and can make recommendations as the menu changes frequently. My wife and I enjoyed sharing starters of Spring Rolls of the Week and Mushroom Wellington. The Fig and Gorgonzola Flat Bread and Salad was a mix of many delightful flavors with enough left over to take home. We also split a Vegetarian Tostada that was remarkable. Only disappointment was a very adequate but ordinary side order of Mac n' Cheese.
Very reasonable prices and only a $5 per bottle corkage fee makes this cafe a remarkable value.

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Reviewed February 3, 2013

My family was looking for a place for brunch when visiting my daughter at college in Hartford and were pleasantly surprised with Pond House Cafe. Great location, attentive service, and delicious food make this a must-go destination for brunch. Just one word of advice - make a reservation. My son raved about the Indian Rice.

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Thank RobertD807
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

We had our holiday party here and was pleasantly surprised at how spacious it was inside. Food was great!

Thank Tootabelle
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

beautiful holiday brunch with wonderful decorations and wide food selection. Great service, quick and not pushy.

Thank cvghui123
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