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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 good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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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 4 weeks ago

We visited the Pond House for lunch on the day after a snowstorm. Elizabeth Park and the pond was just as picturesque under the snow. I met a friend for lunch and we lingered for two and a half hours and never felt rushed. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AlfieandOllie
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Elizabeth Park is beautiful on its own and the Pond House is a jewel in its midst. Biggest complaint was the length of time it took for us to be acknowledged and seated. After that it was up hill. Being given a tablet instead of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JanetD723
Reviewed 10 October 2018

I would go back in a minute if I didn't live so far away! My review is not the length requested. At the moment I have a lot on my plate!

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank SusanD52545
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Dinner was overall a Substandard. 5 in our group and every meal was a problem. 2 ordered salmon specifically “cooked through”. They got sushi. The meals were sent back and returned 25 minutes later just as the rest of us had finished our meals. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mbdmd54
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Set in beautiful Elizabeth Park this restaurant is a go to spot for us. A huge bonus is that you can bring your own wine.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank fenw323
Reviewed 28 August 2018

My husband and I had lunch at the Pond House Café in West Hartford, Connecticut on Saturday, August 25 2018. As always, the food was high quality, nicely prepared and delicious. The portions were also quite generous. My husband had the Open Steak Sandwich and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank kzsull01
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The Pond House is a beautiful location in the summer or winter. The gardens are great for a post-dinner walk. The menu is somewhat limited but the items are all extremely well done. It gets busy at times so I would recommend a reservation.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Holly P
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

The Pond House always delivers a great dining experience. After strolling through Elizabeth Park, we met another couple and had a very nice meal together. The salads are wonderful. The dining room is comfortable and nicely decorated and the staff very friendly. Menu is displayed...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jer b
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We attended a wedding here over the weekend and thought the Pond House Cafe did a tremendous job. The food was very tasty -- including incredible hors d'oeuvres like chicken waffles, discrete salad with black pepper encrusted goat cheese, and delicious salmon and filet mignon...More

Date of visit: August 2018
4  Thank Cherry_Wonderdog
Reviewed 10 August 2018

This is quickly becoming one of my favorite restaurants in the Hartford area. It is in Elizabeth Park so we often forget about it. My husband and I are "foodies". I have always enjoyed the really fresh ingredients used by the Pond House. I had...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Helen10054
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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