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Pond House Cafe

1555 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117-2804
+1 860-231-8823
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • 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 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at the Pond House Café on Saturday, November 18th. The food and service were both excellent, as they have always been in the past. The food was high quality, nicely prepared and quite delicious. The portions were also generous. The booth that...More

Thank kzsull01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Pond House is in the middle of Elizabeth Park--the food is good and the prices are fair--It is a nice setting in the summer or fall if you can eat outside-they often have events going in the building--weddings etc. The staff is nice and...More

Thank barneydog1
Reviewed 17 October 2017

My husband and I had an early dinner at the Pond House Café in West Hartford, Connecticut on Saturday, October 14th. We have eaten both lunch and dinner at the Pond House Cafe in the past and have always enjoyed it. The most recent meals...More

Thank kzsull01
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Used a Groupon to enjoy a few dollars off lunch for my daughter and I. We shared a chicken quesadilla, and each had filling salads. Would've loved to enjoy a desert like a brownie sundae, or chocolate cake.... Great service, pretty atmosphere.

Thank MsCasualTravelor
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We had brunch here last Sunday, and we wish we lived closer so that we could go again. All four of us enjoyed our meal, from the breakfast quesadilla, the Pond House scramble, the Katz deli omelette, and a decadent french toast dish. We started...More

Thank maryN9099RZ
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere with great food. Enjoyed the breakfast, great service, friendly staff. Would eat there again.

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Great place for an event. Technical capacity is good. Service was good staff were really on top of assisting with the needs of the Patrons. Food presentation and taste was top notch.

Thank PastorAndreLMcGuire
Reviewed 11 September 2017

one of my favorite restaurants, seasonally changing, always something new to try; the martinis are also yummy

Thank Melanie H
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner. The wedding next door was lively and fun. We tried the crab and avocado salad which seemed very fresh . I enjoyed my burger very much. My wife loved the special Korean beef,fried rice and Asian slaw. Generous portions. Good...More

Thank Ronpariser
Reviewed 9 September 2017

I have eaten at the Pond House Cafe many times over the years. It is one of my favorite places to go with friends for lunch. We are usually a group of six or more people. Today, we were a group of seven. A friend...More

1  Thank VMK2014
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.23 km away
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2.18 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$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
View, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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