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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 2 weeks ago

Went with my family on Easter Eve. When I made my reservation, it never occurred to me to ask if a wedding would be going on. It took us 2 hours to have dinner - no apps, no desserts nor coffee, just entrees. We were...More

Thank MsCasualTravelor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely brunch at the Pond House. Wonderful view from our table of the park. Service was very good. I had meatloaf which was nicely prepared. Loved the onion strings. The French toast was a hit. Parking was convenient but can be busy...More

Thank Keesar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pond house is a picturesque oasis in the middle of a lovely park. The servers are friendly and care that you enjoy your meal. The food is tasty, and I doubt you will be anything but pleased that you ate here.

Thank onearleft
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious, from start to finish! After rescheduling this lunch four times, my dear friend and I were able to enjoy a delicious lunch in a wonderful place. This was my very first time eating at the Pond House Cafe and I was impressed. My friend...More

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This wonderful restaurant is set in a park. As you enter the building there are a variety of paths. There is a wonderful pond. The food is always fresh and deliciously prepared.

Thank rtinneract
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Simply wonderful place to eat outside, overlooking beautiful Elizabeth Park. The food is always a pleasant surprise - I really don’t know why I don’t eat here more often. Brunch is simply amazing. Very original dishes. Great place for a private function as well. We...More

1  Thank WestHartford_CTDal
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Attended a wedding at the Pond House the day after the bomb cyclone of 2018. The room was magical with Christmas trees beautifully decorated and white twinkling lights above and surrounding us. The food was outstanding (better than wedding dinner at The Ritz Carleton, and...More

Thank Isa0419
Reviewed 21 November 2017

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 9 November 2017

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 18 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
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Restaurant Details

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