Pond House Cafe One Of OpenTable's '2014 Best Brunch Restaurants'

Pond House Cafe in West Hartford finds itself among good company on a recently-released list of OpenTable's Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America,

"Based on more than five million verified OpenTable diner reviews of nearly 19,000 restaurants across the nation, the list points to the perfect places for unforgettable French toast, spicy Bloody Marys, and other weekend favorites," the site's editors write. Pond House was the sole Connecticut restaurant on the list.

The cafe within picturesque Elizabeth Park prides itself on "eclectic, creative cuisine," and serves brunch Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The menu features various omelets and Benedicts with smoked salmon, crab cakes, meats and vegetables; a breakfast quesadilla and burrito; vanilla French toast with apple and pear and a BLT breakfast sandwich.

Pond House Cafe is at 1555 Asylum Avenue. 860-231-8823, pondhousecafe.com.