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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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“brunch” (57 reviews)
“cornbread” (10 reviews)
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

This is a go to destination for any meal, really, but love to come here for a casual lunch. You can't beat the variety of the menu, but be prepared to order by IPad technology, no paper menus here~ Sitting on the patio lets one...More

Thank mushroommarlene
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just a terrific place for lunch on a beautiful day. The menu is limited but what they offer is usually quite good. Love the inside/out tables where you can view the gardens. Good service and moderate prices.

Thank mikelooch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ll start off saying that the food was absolutely delicious. Our group started off with a lemon ricotta flatbread with small chunks of yellow squash, bacon, and arugula. There were four nice-sized pieces. My sister and I had their California grilled cheese! Outstanding! It was...More

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Elizabeth Park rose garden is stunning when in bloom and well worth a visit. Pond House Cafe is on the property. It overlooks a pond with ducks, geese, and the occasional heron. When the weather cooperates sitting outside on the patio is a real treat....More

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful day in the rose garden at Elizabeth Park with a side trip for lunch at the lovely Pond House Cafe. Fresh, cool, interesting drinks, a new spin on the salad nicoise (with salmon!) and a really delicious crab cake that I will...More

Thank BeadyDeeDee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awful meal. The Menu selection was interesting and current but the food was not good. The presentation, quality of ingredients, and flavor all fell short of our expectations. Tasted like cafeteria style food. First and last visit there. Overrated.

Thank MarieC1658
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a lengthy tour of the Elizabeth Park rose garden my friend and I had lunch at the Pond House. The weather was gorgeous so we happily took a small table on the patio. The menu is quite varied and after much deliberation we made...More

Thank tosca1951
Reviewed May 27, 2018

We were walking around Elizabeth Park and it was a bit chilly. We decided a warm beverage would be nice and the landscaping around the Pond House was lovely and inviting. The café was small but cozy and the decorations kept us looking around. The...More

Thank Bonnie L
Reviewed May 27, 2018

3rd try in the last year. After the bread was served, it was downhill. The drinks came out without the Italian cherry. No apology, they were just out. 30 minutes after the drinks were delivered I had to ask if we could place a dinner...More

Thank Charles D
Reviewed May 21, 2018

We attended a wedding ceremony and reception at the Pond House Cafe and were very impressed. Their events hall was huge and was perfect for all of the guests. The staff was very friendly and the bartenders did a great job in moving the line...More

Thank David D
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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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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