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For 2
Date
Sun, 2/25
Time
9:00 PM
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Pond House Cafe

4.4
1878 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
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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. 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 Cafe- stylish, fun & playful.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic, Comfort Food, Café
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 11am - 8pm
Friday: 11am - 9pm
Saturday:9:30am - 9pm
Sunday: 9:30 - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(860) 231-8823
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ani Robaina-Leavy
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Catering
Pond House is able to cater to any out of house location including other local venues and your very own kitchen! We will provide everything from staff to clean up! Please inquiry today to have the Pond House to your house!
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Cross street
Prospect
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Parking details
We are located in Historic Elizabeth Park, with public parking lots and street parking within the park.
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Public transit
on Asylum Ave.
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Special events & promotions
Every Tuesday evening Pond House offers our Tasty Tuesday Menu in addition to our regular dinner menu. This is a set 3 course meal for $16.55. This menu changes monthly, please visit our website for details!

Wednesday Nights-We feature a variety of small plates options in addtion to our full menu. Come down and order an assortment of global small plates for the table to start the meal right.

Thursday Nights - We feature Beer Burgers and Bourbon. For $17.88
that gets you a burger of your choice, a glass of wine, a beer or a bourbon drink made your way!

Friday Night - A special night for people so we are featuring a late night menu called Friday Night lights. If you enjoyed Wednesdays small plates we refeature them Fridays from 8pm-9pm. Come down and enjoy some food before heading out and enjoying your friday night out.
Additional
Banquet, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1878 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.4
service
4.4
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4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined a day ago

Great little spot with a variety of foods!

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

My sister and I had a wonderful brunch at Pond House Cafe. We sat in the sunroom, overlooking the pond. It was truly delightful. Artistic table setting, excellent food, reasonable prices and a great server. We have already told many others about our experience, and we will be back soon and often. Thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The food at The Pond House is always delicious and ever-changing which makes each visit unique. Our server Kyle was (once again) incredibly gracious and helpful with his recommendations and is an absolute delight. Ask for him by name in your reservation , you will not be disappointed in the service or the food.

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KKsFavorite (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food and service. Setting for Valentines dinner in the banquet room was done nicely. Tables were well spaced allowing for pleasant "low noise' conversations.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Sluggish service. Mediocre food

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DonaldA (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

excellent food quality, value and presentation. First-rate waitperson service.

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luv2cook (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Incredible specials for Valentine’s Day! As always a very special menu and a real treat. The byob just makes it that much more perfect!

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lolly (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Always great food; friendly servers; outdoor ambiance can't be beat. Indoors has a long way to go

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food for a reasonable price with exceptional service

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vipReviewerXYZ (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

As I have written in previous reviews, the food and service were both excellent, as they have always been in the past. The food was high quality, nicely prepared and quite delicious. The portions were also generous. The table that we sat at, which was next to the windows, was spacious, comfortable and very relaxing. We have enjoyed many meals at the Pond House for both lunch and dinner, including such entrees as braised short ribs, Osso Bucco, meatloaf, salmon, the Pond House burger with fries, their house salad as well as mac and cheese. The Pond House is a great restaurant with a great variety of different type of entrees. We recommend this restaurant and will definitely go back again.

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lizzie (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

In the past, the food has been very good. Caesar salad was tasteless.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Catching up with a friend.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

It's always terrific! If I could afford it, I'd go there even more often.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was original and handcrafted. Loved the apple chutney with corn bread and the Green Goddess omelet was delicious and unique. I wouldn't have thought to put brussels sprouts in an omelet but it was yummy. The flourless chocolate cake with raspberry sauce was decadent. Perfect place for an afternoon birthday brunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Wonderful menu items for Sunday brunch. Try the pina colada French toast!

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PamA (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Saturday evening - 8:00 pm -- they accepted our last-minute reservation which was good.
Atmosphere and food very nice - a little $$ for the amount of food given - but quality food.

Hostess was good - however - our server was not. She greeted us with all smiles -- but her attentiveness to our table afterwards was slow and lacking. Other servers eventually stepped in to bring us what we needed.

Unfortunately - you judge service by your primary server - and the women serving us did not leave a good impression.

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Icelandia (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants. Although sometimes it can get a bit noisy, in general The Pond House is a wonderful place for lunch or dinner. I've not been there on a Sunday, so cannot comment on lunch or brunch. And since we aren't drinkers, I cannot comment on the wine list. We don't often sit in the terrace room, but we did last weekend, and it was toasty warm and comfortable. In the warm weather months, it's especially lovely. The food is always good--sometimes very very good--and the staff is cheerful and helpful.

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vipReviewerXYZ (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The food and service were both excellent, as they have always been in the past. The food was high quality, nicely prepared and quite delicious. The portions were also generous. The table that we sat at, which was next to the windows, was spacious, comfortable and very relaxing. We have enjoyed many meals at the Pond House for both lunch and dinner, including such entrees as braised short ribs, Osso Bucco, meatloaf, salmon, the Pond House burger with fries, their house salad as well as mac and cheese. The Pond House is a great restaurant with a great variety of different type of entrees. We recommend this restaurant and will definitely go back again.

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CGood (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

I almost kicked my plate.

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Cleo (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

the Pond House Cafe is our local favorite restaurant. The menu is varied and creative, the service and ambiance are excellent - a wonderful vibe there. and the sunday brunch is the best around.

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