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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 good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • 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 1 week ago via mobile

Mixed review which made it hard to rate. We had gone to an event a while back & holidays lights beautiful. Thought going right after New Years it would still have the lights. For a beautiful park would have like to see more greenery-winter berries...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Karinm64
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went right before Christmas and was still a nice place to dine and walk around. I can only imagine what it looks like with flowers in bloom. We did not have a reservation but I highly suggest making one in the summer time. We...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with a small group for New Years Eve brunch. The seasonal decorations were fun and original (fork, spoon, knife on 1 tree). The waitstaff was attentive but reasonably so, and kept the coffee coming. The mimosas were fun and full of antioxidants (ok, the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MsCasualTravelor
Reviewed 17 November 2018

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
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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 27 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
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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
Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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