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Pond House Cafe

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1555 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117-2804 (Prospect)
+1 860-231-8823
20:00 - 11:00
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Thu - Fri 21:00 - 10:00
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Naples, Florida
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90 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love the pond house in the winter . It is not as crazy busy and they have $25 is worth $50 pond cash. Colin was a great server. I tried the gumbo which was very good with just enough heat. The veal parm had a light delicious sauce perfect for dipping in. My wife had the Cajun shrimp over... More 

Thank Ronpariser
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153 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a unique location and dining environment.Excellent service! Goat cheese appetizer delicious. Kale Caesar Salad outstanding. Beet Salad with Salmon, perfect. Sweet potato fries cooked just right. Great Brussel sprouts. Dacquoise delicious. Wine reasonably priced. This is a great operation. Kudos to the Chef and Staff. Thank you.

Thank RoboReviewer45
West Hartford, Connecticut
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pond House Cafe is consistently delightful and delicious. We went with another couple and thoroughly enjoyed our server and our meal. Crispy Brussel Sprouts, Beet Salad and House Salad for Starters; Chimichurri Steak Frites, Crab Cakes, Veal Parmegiano and Vegetarian Chili as our main course were all scrumptious. The setting and our server were wonderful. Pond House is definitely a... More 

Thank ld-bjd
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I took my son here for lunch on a day off from school after spending some time in the park. It was really decorated for Halloween which was awesome. The staff was friendly and attentive. Chicken and fries satisfied him and I got the BEST tuna melt I've ever had that came with a nice side salad. The fruity sangria... More 

Thank magruso
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The food is the bomb.com! The view of the pond is amazing and the fall decor was fabulous! I visited here back in September on a girls trip. We were looking for a place that served brunch and stumbled upon this location online. The potato bacon leek soup is worth a drive back! The sandwiches were also to die for!... More 

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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We hadn't been to the Pond House in years and I wonder why. The food is Ecletic American beautifully presented and excellently prepared. This is a small out of the way restaurant in the middle of a public park. I had the duck, pan seared and my partner has the short-ribs both excellent. Interesting appetizers. Entries in the mid to... More 

Thank Larry H
Lincoln, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My cousin, his wife, and I reserved a table for an early Saturday dinner after a family member's memorial service; The Pond House Cafe was the perfect place for us to decompress, reconnect, and enjoy a really delicious meal. The hostesses were welcoming before and after our meal, and our waitress was outstanding -- attentive but not overbearing, and genuinely... More 

Thank Deb H
Hartford, Connecticut
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nothing's better than sitting outside near the pond, surrounded by flowers and trees, or in teh partially enclosed porch (my favorite) during good weather months. And the inside restaurant is cozy during the winter months. Food is good, reasonable and there's a great variety. Love the brussels sprouts and the kale ceasar salad. Good for small groups as well. Fun... More 

Thank Katherine L
Hartford, Connecticut
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263 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Our two couples visited the Pond House. My chef salad was unusual since it had roasted Brussels sprouts. It did not add anything positive to my salad. Service was very good as always. The other lunches ranged from very good to mediocre. The outside area is decorated for the upcoming Halloween holiday. Very fun. The location at the rose garden... More 

Thank Jerandnanc
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I have chosen this restaurant for many occasions as do many other people and groups in the area. The ambiance is great for couples, groups, meetings and weddings. The food is wonderful and there are menu changes on a regular basis. The outdoor patio is serene and provides everything required for special occasions. Beautiful scenery and comfortable dining within a... More 

Thank Beverly M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Cafe, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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