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West Hartford Area -- Sunday Brunch with In-Laws

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bluefrog Feb 11, 2008 05:25 PM

My wife and I will be going to the West Hartford, Connecticut area in several weeks with my in-laws (who are in their 80s and not terribly adventurous). I am looking for some place close to St. Joseph's College where we can take them for an interesting lunch or brunch on a Sunday -- no Indian or Thai or seafood (my wife is deathly allergic). Good, basic, interesting food (and by that, I do not mean cheap) in an atmosphere that would please. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Petunia RE: bluefrog Feb 11, 2008 07:31 PM

    You might consider the Pond House Cafe in Elizabeth Park, which is just down the road. I have not been in the winter, but the atmosphere is lovely.

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      LenaNE RE: Petunia Feb 12, 2008 04:17 AM

      I agree... I think the Pond House Cafe is the perfect option... it's BYOB if that matters to you

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      garethblackstock RE: bluefrog Feb 12, 2008 07:40 AM

      Try Grant's in West Hartford Center. It's sounds perfect for what you're looking for. Haven't heard good things about the food at the pond house cafe

      1. masha bousha RE: bluefrog Feb 13, 2008 03:36 AM

        I like the Pond House but find their menu to be pretty small for all meals that they serve there. It is in a great setting though. Other options might be Corner Pug on New Britain Ave--as I find their brunch to be decent. Or if you're willing to drive to Simsbury---I'd definitely recommend the Harvest Bakery/Cafe for a great brunch (a killer menu with all good things on it).
        Good luck!

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          chowmensch RE: bluefrog Feb 13, 2008 01:44 PM

          It has lost some of its luster and has new owners but I believe Avon Old Farms just over the hill from West Hartford still has well regarded a Sunday brunch. Always wins Connecticut Magazine's best brunch awards....

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