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Pond House Grille
Pond House Grille

Pond House Grille Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pondhousegrille.com
  • Email: sales@pondhousegrille.com
  • Phone: (860) 657-4527
  • Hours of Operation: T-Th: Lunch & Dinner 11:30am - 9pm
    F: Lunch & Dinner 11:30am - 10pm
    S: Brunch & Dinner 10am - 10pm
    Su: Brunch Only 10am - 2pm


  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, International
  • Executive Chef: Josh Fiorillo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: In and out of house catering in our private dining room and affairs for up to 300 guests in our adjacent banquet facility. Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private room accommodating up to 30
  • Private Party Contact: Lexi Visel (860) 657-4527 x2
  • Special Events & Promotions: New Year's Eve Celebration
    Tuesday, December 31st
    Two Ways to Celebrate
    Dinner and Dancing
    Seatings at 5:00PM and 6:30PM
    Buy Your Tickets Today
    Deluxe Champagne Toast at Midnight
    Music Provided By Blain Entertainment
    For Reservations and Tickets Please Call (860)657-4527

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: No charge for parking.
A word from Pond House Grille
The Pond House Grille is a new pulse in the dining scene in Glastonbury. The New American Eclectic cuisine will delight your culinary senses. The focus is on fresh ingredients inspired from cuisines reaching the far corners of the globe. Although the food is the star of the show, we aim to provide you with a completely enjoyable experience from start to finish.

Enjoy the culinary delights with a bottle of wine off of our carefully selected wine list or a trendy drink from the bar. All the while sitting comfortably in our dining room which is as eclectic and stylish as the food. Our porch will invite you to enjoy the beautiful weather with outside dining. Knowledgeable and attentive service will culminate this meal into one not soon forgotten.




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Diner Reviews
  • "Greeted warmly by front end staff. Told we had some guests waiting and were seated promptly. Staff was accommodating to late arriving guests. Wait staff attentive and the food was amazing. Appetizers to entrees everyone enjoyed their dinner. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Wow, the brunch buffet definitely missed the mark! While some of the items at the buffet were tasty, other items were dry (the corn bread!) and had been sitting out for some time. The idea of having the buffet is outstanding but the execution was a total miss. the cocktail, oh boy, has anyone else ever had to chew their Bloody Mary? So bad!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Food and service was good. Prices were a bit high though. Anxious to try lunch or brunch."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The Pond House is very attractive but confusing inside...it gives off a classic vibe on the outside but inside are Andy Warhol prints-slightly incongruous. The hostess was young and uninterested. She sat us and told me she could take my coat, then left without it. Our server was new, but committed. She knew the menu and she was engaged. Our bottle of wine came ten minutes after the cheese plate-not o.k. The cheese was fair, and arranged with no care. The main courses were adequate. The menus were awful-on ipads."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "tHE EXPERIENCE WAS FINE - NOTHING TO BRAG ABOUT AND NOTHING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT. THE WAITSTAFF WAS A BIT YOUNG OR PERHAPS JUST NOT VERY EXPERIENCED - SHE SEEMED TO APPEAR AS A BIT HASSLED WHEN WE ASKED TO SAMPLE A SECOND GLASS OF WINE, WHICH WAS HER RECO0MMONDATION). WHEN SHE RETURNED WITH IT, THE GLASS APPEARED TO BE THE SAME AS WHAT I HAD JUST SAMPLE FROM. -NOT A TERRIFICALLY WELCOMING EXPERIENCE BUT I HAVE NO REASON TO NEVER RETURN AGAIN. MAYBE THE POND HOUSE JUST NEEDS TIME TO ACCRUE AND EXPERIENCED WAITSTAFF OR PERHAPS IT JUST NEEDS TO RUN ITS COURSE BEFORE BEING REPLACE BY YET ANOTHER..."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Food was very good. Haddock excellent, surf & turf very good (pan seared scallop portion was excellent), scallops with pasta very good, and seafood special very good. Only issue was time - seemed to take quite some time for dinner to be served. Other than that, excellent!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Returned to Pond House Grille again after several months. It is not always the first place I think of when dining with friends but it should be. We are never disappointed in the food and it seems they are working hard to develop the service and wait staff."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "i always enjoy the pond house but, there have been several times now, that the gluten free flat bread is not available. while i realize that an item cannot always be available, it appears that is item is often not in 'stock'. for the gf crowd, this is VERY DISAPPOINTING (since your gf pizza is the best)!!! also, having a gf option available while waiting to eat, ie in place of the BREAD that everyone else at the table gets, would be wonderful... (like at max fish). honestly, it makes the gf feel like they are dining and included, instead of watching the rest of their friends enjoying a pre -dinner nosh. please consider gf bread, crackers, popped corn, anything as an alternative. thanks! the food and service is always great!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Expensive and the food was not great. Very loud with 70's type decor. But I was able to get a last minute reservation on a Saturday night when everything else around was booked ..."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This was our second visit to the Pond House for breakfast and we were very pleased with the food and great service."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "The service was wonderful! I loved the garlic mash potato Delicious."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We reserved a table for 6 @ 9pm. One of the couples in our party did not eat meat or seafood but the manager made sure to have chicken prepared for the couple. OUr waitress was very cheerful happy and friendly. We had a very nice experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Left. Open table did not inform is that it was a fixed menu. Which we did not like the selections."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We will think twice about returning after our experience on 2/14. We routinely do not go out on Valentine's Day because of the rushed feeling. Our experience on 2/14 was no exception. The set menu caused us concern because of some food allegries so we called to make sure there were other options available. We were told sure it would be no problem there were other options available. Options (plural), which would mean a choice. That was not the case. We were not given an option but had to take the vegetarian option for two courses. I ordered my lamb chops medium, they came out well done. I returned them to the kitchen only to get rare lamp chops in return. Before we finished dessert the waitress brought us our coats. Not enjoyable."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went or Valentine's Day. There was a specific menu for dinner, no other menu options were available. It ended up being ok, but we were surprised as there wasn't any forewarning in regard to that dining experience. So it ended up being banquet style dining. The food was good, not great...but you get that in banquet style service at times. The server was as good as could be, she had quite a few tables to tend to. We may go back to try the regular menu as the restaurant was laid out well."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had reservations so we were seated promptly. Apparently the entire restaurant was being served a pre fixe menu which I was unaware of prior to arriving. Food was great so it worked out however would have the like the option to order from their regular menu. No mention of pre fixe on their website. Overall, great food. Service was ok, waited for our drinks for a while but once the waitress got to us she was pretty attentive"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Delicious variety of brunch dishes were offered on their first Sunday of serving a buffet. Plus a brunch drink of your choice and one of the very good brunch ala carte dishes were also included. One note of advice, if you order one of the ala carte items either eat it before you go to the buffet or ask your server to wait until to are ready for it. That way everything you have will be nice and hot."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "A good but not great place. Very noise. Electronic tablet menu gave more info then most menu's but actually made it harder to decide."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "My husband loved the short ribs and I think the crab cake was well appreciated but the vegetarian tempeh was a definite miss. It was dry, cakey and bland. I even tried some cranberry jam but the flavor didn't work. The atmosphere was adequate but I preferred some of the other incarnations at that same location."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Interesting food selection. Waitress was excellent - made recommendations and was knowledgeable about the food."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The service was outstanding!! Our waitress was wonderful and friendly. The food was amazing!!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Service was outstanding ! Waitress was always there for us, with no waiting. Food was the best I have had ANYWHERE ! The arugula flatbread and pork chop were incredibly delicious - but wait, the best was the mango sorbet - took me back to the islands and I wanted more even though I could not finish the one I had -- want to go back next weekend. Ambiance very welcoming. Had a nightcap at the bar and bartender was very friendly and helpful. Friends had braised short ribs which fell apart and they raved about ! Did not expect anything less since it's sister is Pond House Cafe in Hartford where I have attended functions and cannot wait to go back for a wedding coming up in June !"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "My friends and I went to this restaurant for New Year's Eve. It was excellent. The menu was set with A choice of salmon or beef. Every course was exceptional. The final course was a plate of chocolate treats. The portion size was perfect. This was one of the best New Year's dinners the four of us have had. The service was exceptional....very friendly and accommodating. Overall, it was exceptional."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This dining experience was unique in that they had the computer tablet menus. They were easy to use and this was a glimpse into our ever-changing future. We were served Bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The display of the oil and vinegar was very cool in that it was a swirl like the design of the pond house sign. My swordfish came a bit late so I was unable to eat with the others that I was with. This was a bit disappointing and the swordfish was overcooked, likely in their attempt to get it out quickly. Overall it was a good dining experience and I'll return again. The ending of the meal was also nice and that they offered in aromatherapy, steam display at our table. Very cool ending."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "The food was excellent and it was reasonably priced. The server was excellent and the atmosphere was pleasant"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We've been here on a number of occasions and have enjoyed it. But what was good is now even better with their new menu items. I highly recommend the stuffed acorn squash. Their portions tend to be large (including the small plates), but the good news is you now know exactly what you're ordering because they are now using iPad-like tablet menus that show photos of the actual dishes. Our waiter was extremely courteous and knowledgable. The only thing that struck us as odd is that there was no bread service, even though there were bread plates on the table. Just as we were about to enquire about that, our dinners arrived, so we didn't bother. We'll check that out on our next visit."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Very enjoyable evening! Very creative menu with good variety of choices. Never disappoints!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "I was last at this restaurant in 2012 and frankly was disappointed. This time It was like a different restaurant. The food was wonderful. The atmosphere was terrific Everyone in my party remarked about what a great dining/friend spot this was. Wine list had a good Number of choices. Our server was friendly and very accommodating. We will be sure to visit again soon."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "This dinner was a gathering of 6 friends, celebrating an important birthday for one of the guests. Five of the guests fully enjoyed their meals, which included the scallops with sticks, duck hash, and filet mignon, among other choices. One of our guests was very dissatisfied with the veal parmigiana he'd ordered. HIs concerns were well handled by the server and the manager, offering to do whatever was necessary to please him. We also had a gift certificate for 4 dinners, presented to our waitress before the order was taken. Our sever handled this in stride and we never had the sense that this presented a problem for the restaurant or the server, who was gracious throughout the dinner. I'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Wait staff was friendly and very efficient. Excellent meal. No complaints. We'll be back."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "This was our second visit to the Pond House Grille. The first time the food was mediocre. This time the food was very good. The prices are reasonable and there are plenty of menu selections. There are also plenty of vegetarian only dishes which is great for our daughters. And plenty of small plates for those looking for something less filling. The only negative was when my 80 year old mother in-law ordered a 'hot tottie'. The server had never heard of one. A few minutes later he arrived with a hot drink that was mostly hot water with a lemon wedge. Far from a hot tottie and he charged us $9. We will return to the Pond House mostly because of the vegetarian selections for our daughters. For me, it is the spaghetti and ginormous meatball."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "The menu was great. The food was very good with the exception that the app came out cold. We also came at a time when the restaurant was not busy and yet we were put at a cramped table in a corner close to other tables. There still were plenty of tables left when we were finished so it wasn't as if the rest of the available tables had reservations."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Nice hip spot with cool atmosphere and fun food selections. While not 5 star dining, it was a very solid experience with a nice wine list and great cocktails selections. Service was very good and the liquid nitrogen aroma bath was a fun way to end the evening. See it for yourself ha ha."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "A great restaurant -- keeping true to form from you Hatford location. First, major kudos to the waitstaff. My spouse has to limit sodium intake, and the waitstaff was incredibly attentative to that need. Please alter your noise level rating -- it was far too loud . The volume really takes away from a really great dining experience."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "My wife and I couldn't have picked a better place and evening for a quiet intimate celebration. Not too many people were there because it was Halloween, so it was fairly quiet. The Halloween theme music was a little loud but fun to listen to; it did not interfere with our conversation. Food and wine were excellent as usual (although we can't take credit for being wine connoisseurs) and our waitress was extremely helpful without being ever present. This upscale casual place is our preference when we are looking for that extra classy evening."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "The Pond House Grille has a very nice atmosphere. The service was excellent. There were 4 of us in our group. The 2 main entrees we had were just so-so. The swordfish was overcooked and dry. The veal parmesan tasted closer to hamburger than veal. The other 2 meals were vegetarian. Both the GRILLED GREEN FLATBREAD and the GRILLED PORTOBELLO SANDWICH were excellent. The pear salad was also excellent. But because the main entrees we had were just so-so I gave the overall rating on the food just 3 stars. I would return the Pond House Grille but avoid the main entrees."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "This was my second time at Pond House Grille. The first time I was there it was fabulous. The menu was creative and the food was fantastic. But they've changed the menu. It's now a bit pedestrian and boring. While our food was good, I very much missed the creativity is experienced the first time."
    Dined on 10/9/2013
  • "We have been to most restaurants in the Glastonbury area, and were disappointed with the Pond House Grille. Restaurant was attractive, but practically empty on a Sat night. Salads were average, but frankly worse than what I make at home. I had chicken, which was good, served with a warm fingerling potato salad. Sounded interesting, but it was bland and there was a huge serving of it. Did not care for it. My husband had a beef filet, which was mediocre, and did not compare favorably with what other Glastonbury restaurants serve."
    Dined on 8/10/2013