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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 good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (43 reviews)
“cornbread” (8 reviews)
“salad” (15 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1555 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117-2804
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1 - 10 of 157 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

At site of Elizabeth Park Gardens adjacent to pond (and short level walk to flowers). Variety of luncheon selections. Mid priced.

Thank BandLyn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Their salads and The deserts were delicious. However, their french fries were so greasy and horrible tasting. Loved the park and the flowers around the restaurant.

Thank HanjTrips
Reviewed 5 weeks 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...More

1  Thank Jerandnanc
Reviewed 5 weeks 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...More

Thank Laurie L
Reviewed 10 April 2017

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...More

Thank meloniep82
Reviewed 6 April 2017

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...More

Thank ulysses4
Reviewed 6 April 2017

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...More

Thank AMG3235
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Daphne D
Reviewed 26 March 2017 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...More

Thank Maria A
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...More

Thank lreid46
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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
  • E-mail
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.