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1637 at York Harbor Inn
1637 at York Harbor Inn

1637 at York Harbor Inn Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.yorkharborinn.com
  • Phone: (800) 343-3869
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 9:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Gerald Bonsey, CEC, AAC
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining rooms, some with ocean views available. Accommodating parties of up to 40 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Casey Syvertsen (207) 363-5119 x142
  • Entertainment: Piano bar, calypso guitar/vocals and Jazz duo featuring Light Contemporary, Jazz, and Classics Wednesdays thru Saturdays.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Orchard Lane, Rte. 1A
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private parking lot and street parking available.
A word from 1637 at York Harbor Inn
The York Harbor Inn’s recently renovated restaurant- “1637”, offers wonderful ocean view dining in a landmark historic inn. Upon entering the dining room, you are welcomed to the past, present and future in both atmosphere and culinary art. Our menu, featured in Food & Wine Magazine, emphasizes native seafood, creatively prepared and artfully presented, as well as casual, contemporary cuisine. Menu highlights include our gourmet Flatbreads made with our own smoked sausage or fresh lobster meat, Lobster Tempura, a Ploughman’s Platter featuring house cured meats and homemade sausage, a Raw Bar menu featuring fresh oysters, shrimp, and clams, Corn and Lobster Chowder and our locally famous Seafood Chowder, as well as the best in steaks and pasta dishes. Our ocean-view piano bar has entertainment many nights of the week and Sunday Brunch is served year round.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "They served a lot of scallops and they were great. My husband had the early bird dinner, chicken picata and that was great too. The server, Kristine was very attentive and friendly. The only problem we experienced was that the bill was not right. The wine was cheaper on the menu and the dessert should not have been charged, since that goes with the early bird dinner. It was corrected immediately after mentioning it."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "My husband and I have eaten here a number of times and always return. We never had the flatbreads before but they were delicious --especially the lobster one. This had to be a fast meal and it worked well for us."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Reservations were a snap. The hostess confirmed the OpenTable reservations are automatically processed by their dining room software. The setting is an historic Inn. The low ceilings and paneled woodwork set it apart. The bar looked cozy and nice for couples to have a romantic drink. The Saturday we went they had a guitarist playing. The food was good/great. Not a food critic."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Wonderful of presentation of Yorkshire lobster! Very romantic and scenic view. Easy to find with parking. Good value for price."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "every where I go, the avalanche of farm to table restaurants have gotten me so spoiled that I no longer care to eat certain types of food... you know - proteins slathered in cream sauces, heavy cream whipped potatoes and boiled-within-an-inch-of-their-lives veggies...made from the venerable cookbooks of Betty Crocker... this is such a place... even if I could overlook this choice in menu prep there is no excuse (in my book) for taking fresh seafood and making it tasteless.. such a dissappointment.. but truthfully, the reason for the 1 star review is the blueberry pie... I feel good blueberry pie is good blueberry pie regardless of which school of thought the chef adheres... but this was gummy and stale. no excuse!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great food and ambiance in this very scenic Maine restaurant."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "very enjoyable and the roast chicken was better than at home... I/we recommend dinner here for lots of diners looking for a nice night out with very good food."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • " Great food, overall wonderful experience. Would not hesitate recommending this restaurant. Great view of the harbor."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My wife and I dined at 1637 while on our recent getaway. We stayed at the York Harbor Inn, so not only was it convenient but it was a great choice. On Thursday night they offer their Early bird special all night long which is 3 courses for 18.95 ea. We enjoyed the three course Early bird which included a salad, the Brochettes of Beef along with a serving of mashed potatoes and apple crisp a-la-mode. we preceded this with the Artichoke dip."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I choose the York Harbor Inn for dinner with colleagues visiting from the mid-west. We had a nice dinner. the food was very good, as was the service."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Excellent dining experience! Food was delicious and the atmosphere was perfect."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Went to this restaurant because we won a gift certificate to here. Ordered brochettes of beef and asked for it medium well. I was told by the waiter that if I wanted it slightly pink, I should order it medium so I did. The meat was red throughout. Even after a second cooking, much of it was still red inside so I didn't eat it. The waiter never apologized or compensated. My dinner did not come with a vegetable. The waiter initially ignored my choice for a sauce with the meat, my sundae came with nuts and waiter didn't ask if I could have them or wanted them, and my husband's Jamaican coffee was the worst he ever had. All this for a ridiculously high price. Certainly not worth it! On top of all that, we lost $25 on the gift certificate. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The Pork Chop was under cooked and had to bring it back. Overall, the presentation of the food was not as stunning as we are used to. We eat here frequently and will continue to come here. Perhaps, just an off night for the cooking crew ... "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Food is always very good here, with a few exceptions. We started with the Wedge salad. Very fresh, with lots of nuts & dressing on the side, so you're able to put as much or little on as you choose. We also had the Brie salad. Very good mild brie on toasted French bread with dressings & such on the side. For mains we had the Lobster stuffed Chicken(excellent & moist) Richard had the Herb Chicken under a brick. Leg was a bit dry, but the thigh was excellent. My side of squash was really overcooked. The only issue really with the meal. We had a decadent Hot fudge Sundae for dessert, very nice."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The food and wine were excellent and we received a yummy birthday cake. The noise rating is due to a guest a couple of tables over who was rather loud and boistrous, and wasn't the restaurant's fault. The live music in the bar just next to the restaurant was great with just the right amount of noise level. Very nice upscale accomodations. The only thing that my partner and I both noticed was the reaction we received from our waiter, after we had ordered. We normally split an entree because one is almost always more than we can each eat. He made a little face and it seemed we were avoided somewhat after that. His other tables around us (4) seemed to get more attention afterwards. Other than that, is is a lovely restaurant."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our evening. It was cold outside but warm and comfy inside the Inn. Food was excellent and Debbie was a great server."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "There were 4 of us and we all had the pre-fix meal for $18.95 for 3 courses. You could choose from 5 entrees and each of us has something different and we all thought the food was excellent as well as the portions. Salad, entree and dessert. It was awesome."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Great fish dish, steamed with fresh veggies in a mild broth. Excellent salad and ginger bread pudding to end the experience."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Delicious food, fantastic service and open mic night was fabulous."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "The York Harbor Inn was the perfect choice for a pre-Christmas brunch. The location is easy to find and very picturesque as it is right on the coast road overlooking York harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. The dining room is beautifully laid out with a gathering area near a massive stone fireplace. The waitstaff was very attentive and Bloody Marys were soon at hand. The brunch menu has multiple choices ranging from Eggs Benedict to a BLT Panini to Baked Stuffed Haddock. There are fresh, gorgeous oysters and grilled blueberry muffins. Fresh squeezed orange juice, coffee and special brunch cocktails are all delicious. The Eggs Benedict is offered vegetarian style atop a slice of tomato, or on a sausage patty rather than Canadian bacon."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Although the ambience made the York harbor Inn special, the food was just so-so. the boys said the seafood chowder was delicious, but the calamari was not good at all -- lukewarm and tough. The coffee was not hot, either. My chicken was very tasty and tender, but I wish there had been more sauce on the picatta to make it really good. The ice cream sundae, my husband said, was the best part of the meal. We wouldn't rush to go back."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "This is the second visit. It was very good overall. The Seafood chowder was excellent & full of seafood. My stuffed Haddock was very well prepared & had great seafood stuffing. Richard had the curry seafood. It was good, but in his case the curry was rather bland. Do offer to make it really spicy, some people like a spicey curry. The view is excellent. You see a nice view to the harbor. It was dark for us this time, but last time you really saw a great harbor view."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "We were a foursome on Sunday evening. Service was very slow from the beginning with the drinks. Waitress had a lot of tables and was harried. No follow up tp see if everything was alright. Food was quite good, and I would dine there again.."
    Dined on 5/19/2013
  • "My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience and would visit again."
    Dined on 5/18/2013
  • "We always love the ambiance at YHI and they have a great menu with truly something for everyone. The food is consistently good, but the service is usually consistently just so-so. I'm not sure if they don't have enough staff or if the staff is just poorly trained, or maybe a little bit of both. We will keep going back, but with the understanding that we aren't there for the fabulous service. That's really the only area that they need improvement on."
    Dined on 5/11/2013
  • "food was great. busy weekend so service was slower and the restaurant was a bit louder than usual. Still we had a very nice evening."
    Dined on 5/11/2013
  • "The Dinner Menu is extensive and gives you a varied selection. My wife chose the salmon dinner and I the baked haddock. Both were outstanding and would order again. The waiter, Nicholas, was very helpful and provided efficient service throughout the meal. The York Harbor Inn provides ample parking, a nice bar, and pleasant atmosphere. The ride to the restaurant is scenic. You can also see the ocean from the dining room."
    Dined on 5/10/2013
  • "We've driven by here many times & this time decided to stop in. It's a very old in..going back to the 1700's. It's nice to see real wood burning fireplaces, instead of all the gas fired ones you see now. As we had a late lunch, we really didn't go all out as usual. I started with a "petit" salad. Very nice. Only issue was the unpitted olives. I always worry about cracking a tooth when you don't know they are there.My friend,Ron(it was a Christmas present dinner)Had the main course only. He had the Scallops & "blistered" blueberries. It was very nice. The scallops were done just about perfectly.I had the Lobster Thermidor. It was very good, perhaps a little too much cheese. The Lobster was cooked just right, nice & moist. We'll return again."
    Dined on 4/7/2013
  • "It is a favorite spot for us to design for a romantic evening... consistently find a great environment, hospitable servers, and magnificent views. Food is excellent and presented well."
    Dined on 4/6/2013
  • "We watched the Atlantic ocean, which was a third of our peripheral view, go dark as the earth rotated our evening together away from the sun. The landscape merged into a dull hue of blackness outside as our table grew warmer and closer. It was a perfect correlation with our enjoyment, our worries disappearing and our memories endearing."
    Dined on 3/30/2013
  • "The food was disappointing. Too much butter and garlic was used on the vegetables and in general. The Moules were small and dry and the Mariniere sauce had not been well prepared, it had chunks of canned tomatoes which did not blend into the liquid."
    Dined on 3/30/2013
  • "Overall this restaurant experience is very good. Nice ambiance, lovely setting, and food that most often exceeds expectations. We have had some uneven service -- sometimes a tad too casual -- but for the most part good. Occasionally an individual item on the menu will disappoint (smaller than expected portion, food served cold) but for the most part it keeps us coming back. Good variety to choose from -- fancy dining or casual night out."
    Dined on 3/7/2013
  • "It was far better than we remembered from previous visits years ago. We arrived in time to take advantage of the early bird specials. I had the Mussels Provençale and my wife had the Chicken Mediterranean. Both were wonderful. The wine list was very good and we had a South African Sauvignon Blanc which is rarely found in most restaurants. One thing I really liked is that the acoustic guitarist playing in the bar area was very good, and the volume was just right. We could actually carry on a conversation while listening to his music. Our server, Dannielle, was very good. She gave appropriately responsive service and She gave appropriately responsive service and was very pleasant. This is an anniversary we will remember fondly fo"
    Dined on 3/1/2013
  • "The broiled seafood here is absolutely second to none! The atmosphere both upstairs and down is charming as well."
    Dined on 2/22/2013
  • "Very nice steamed haddock with veggies just the right amount of spices with a touch of anise flavor."
    Dined on 2/21/2013
  • "This is a great restaurant, I have been here several times now and have always had a great experience. My wife and I really enjoy there early bird offering.If you are in the York area it is worth giving them a try."
    Dined on 2/15/2013
  • "Busy night because of Valentine's Day, so reservation was key. Requested a window seat when making Open Table reservation. Not really sure if that request would be honored, but we had a window seat. Service was warm and friendly from the moment we walked in thru the whole dinner. A rose for my lovely wife at the end of dinner was nice touch. Overall, a memorable date with my wife."
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "Good food and choice of menu , Indian Pudding shoud have been served warm but flavor was fine. Wonderful acustic guitar player to add to charm. Scenic window view of ocean."
    Dined on 2/7/2013
  • "Warm and relaxing with lots of regulars. My husband and I went for a "special occasion" dinner and really enjoyed the evening. I had 1/2 dozen oysters on the half shell with horseradish & lemon that were very good. My husbands "Wedge" salad was a cut above the norm serving "pepper roasted pecans" in place of the normal bacon, plus blue cheese, tomatoes and blue cheese dressing. My dinner arrived luke warm not hot and they offered to redo the dish but I kept it. At my request, the chef was kind enough to do a wine sauce on the Seafood Ravioli in place of the Mornay. Tender ravioli (spinach & cheese) and perfectly cooked scallops, shrimp and small chunks of lobster. My husband's Queen Steak was cooked just right and served with a mashe"
    Dined on 1/25/2013
  • "Seafood fra diavolo, that my husband had, was excellent! Haddock Genovese special that I had was good, but nothing special - not enough flavor, disappointing. Service was great - Bill was our waiter and he was attentive, allowing us to relax without waiting too long for each course."
    Dined on 1/24/2013
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