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Pond House Cafe

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1555 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117-2804 (Prospect)
+1 860-231-8823
21:00 - 10:00
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Mon - Wed 20:00 - 11:00
Thu - Fri 21:00 - 10:00
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Hartford, Connecticut
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266 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First, we have eaten at the Pond House a number of times and the quality and service have always been good. But not this time. The Mother's Day brunch was a major disappointment. The selection of brunch items was much smaller than I expected for the cost. The quality was acceptable in most, but not all, the cases. The items... More 

1 Thank Jerandnanc
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the Pond House - I live nearby and this is my go-to restaurant whenever I am in the mood for wonderful food, lovely atmosphere, great service. It is in the middle of a beautiful park a few miles from Hartford. The food is "New American" - very tasty and creative ways to make traditional foods taste wonderful. I... More 

Thank Laurie L
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Pond House Cafe was beautiful inside. The staff went above and beyond to take care of guest. Food was good, basic. Not a fan of having to use the restrooms shared by people visiting the grounds outside. Bride made beautiful bathroom baskets,that were available to any come coming in from outside the wedding.Would love to have a event here... More 

Thank meloniep82
Westfield, Massachusetts
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784 reviews
677 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 436 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

That is what you should do before/and after a meal at this pleasant informal restaurant in Elizabeth Park. The view out to the pond is peaceful, and the nearby roses, dahlias, etc. the geese and the ducks next door should put you in a mellow frame of mind and banishing any city stresses. The menu is eclectic and well executed.... More 

Thank ulysses4
New York City, New York
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94 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of six of us ate at the Pond House Cafe today for lunch to celebrate a colleague's good fortune. We were seated right away and things started off just fine. However, our server seemed to be a bit frazzled (granted, she was clearly covering too many tables) and she disappeared for long periods of time. I have eaten... More 

Thank AMG3235
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

🦆🌷👍 Beautiful Jackie O Sweet proposal Invigorating stroll Yummy eats Great people Only gets better with roses

Thank Daphne D
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88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, a strange title for a restaurant review - but first impressions are the most lasting aren't they? With that said, upon arriving at Pond House for lunch on a chilly Friday - we had to wait to be seated - not bad - about 15 minutes. When seated, we were given a tablet to scroll our hearts away from... More 

Thank Maria A
Hartford, Connecticut
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107 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

The class was very full. Everyone was nice and we worked well together in our group. The had it set up for 4 hand on cooking groups. We chopped and stirred then best of all ate. Our class included a couple of drinks so we got some shaking going on too. Definitely work would take another class here.

Thank lreid46
Hartford, Connecticut
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111 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

The food at Pond House is delicious. It really is. I've been for dinner and several times for my company Christmas party. I still need to go for brunch. The large event room is stunning and perfect for large events and wedding receptions. The food is always on point. If I had one reason for not giving 5 stars it's... More 

Glastonbury, Connecticut
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

With a friend who was having her first day out after a serious operation, we arrived about an hour late for our luncheon reservation and received a wonderful welcome and top-notch service. The food was fresh, interesting, and just what we wanted for our celebratory lunch. This is a really sweet place in a gorgeous setting--an oasis--in the middle of... More 

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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
US$21 - US$30
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
20:00 - 11:00
20:00 - 11:00
20:00 - 11:00
21:00 - 10:00
21:00 - 10:00
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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