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Pond House Cafe

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1555 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117-2804 (Prospect)
+1 860-231-8823
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Mon - Wed 20:00 - 11:00
Thu - Fri 21:00 - 10:00
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Hartford, Connecticut
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104 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The class was very full. Everyone was nice and we worked well together in our group. The had it set up for 4 hand on cooking groups. We chopped and stirred then best of all ate. Our class included a couple of drinks so we got some shaking going on too. Definitely work would take another class here.

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Thank lreid46
Hartford, Connecticut
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104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food at Pond House is delicious. It really is. I've been for dinner and several times for my company Christmas party. I still need to go for brunch. The large event room is stunning and perfect for large events and wedding receptions. The food is always on point. If I had one reason for not giving 5 stars it's... More 

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With a friend who was having her first day out after a serious operation, we arrived about an hour late for our luncheon reservation and received a wonderful welcome and top-notch service. The food was fresh, interesting, and just what we wanted for our celebratory lunch. This is a really sweet place in a gorgeous setting--an oasis--in the middle of... More 

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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 3 February 2017 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 

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Thank Ronpariser
Connecticut
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157 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

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.

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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 18 January 2017

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 

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Hartford
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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 

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Thank magruso
Texas
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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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Thank DIDST
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66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

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Lincoln, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
20:00 - 11:00
Tuesday
20:00 - 11:00
Wednesday
20:00 - 11:00
Thursday
21:00 - 10:00
Friday
21:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1555 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117-2804
    (Prospect)
  • Public Transportation: on Asylum Ave.
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-231-8823
Description
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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