30 Boltwood - The Lord Jeffery Inn
30 Boltwood - The Lord Jeffery Inn

30 Boltwood - The Lord Jeffery Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lordjefferyinn.com/
  • Phone: 4138352011x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 10:00am; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Dino Giordano
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Small private dining room with round table that seats up to 8 guests. There is also the Greenhouse Room that seats up to 16 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Rachel Green 4138352004x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Spring Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from 30 Boltwood - The Lord Jeffery Inn
Inspired by contemporary wine country living, our new full-service restaurant provides an elegant and comfortable atmosphere that embraces the beauty of our natural surroundings. Our enticing menu places a large emphasis on farm-to-table cuisine prepared with natural, farm-fresh local ingredients. The restaurant offers an approachable and creative wine list where each offering is hand selected with the intention of creating the perfect compliment to your meal. During the warm-weather season, outdoor dining is available. Other options at 30Boltwood include a small private dining room for up to 8 guests and our greenhouse room that showcases a common table that seats up to 16 people.
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30 Boltwood - The Lord Jeffery Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelQuiet
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (25)romantic (17)great for outdoor dining (17)fit for foodies (15)great for brunch (10)neighborhood gem (8)notable wine list (5)great for lunch (4)scenic view (4)good for groups (3)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Keegan Ead
    keeead
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Service was top notch. Food was great, especially salmon. Oh god. So good. A nice night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Pleasant Dinner
    SKDNYC
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I appreciated the off menu plain steak and french fries option for my two sons. Excellent house salad with very fresh local produce. Salmon dish was a little ambitious, but ok. Very pretty interior and welcoming outdoor porch option. Great wait staff. Overall, a very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amherst Elegance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We were visiting Amherst for the weekend, the Lord Jeffery Inn was booked but we were able to dine at 30 Boltwood--such a great meal! Wonderful specialty cocktails, a gorgeous outdoor lounge area and covered porch for dining, inside the dining room is dim, cozy and inviting. The staff were friendly, small but varied menu, high quality ingredients. I had a seafood stew with a nice peppery kick, and we loved the peach galette with peppered caramel! We liked it so much we came back for brunch on Sunday--homemade oatmeal, and eggs benedict with pork shoulder---mmmmm! A real find in Amherst.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We stayed at the Lord Jeffery Inn for two nights, ate at 30 Boltwood five times while there. The culinary highlight of the weekend was the Farmers Market lunch for those at the Inn on that package, but all the meals were excellent. The wine list is notable and the service especially friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place for lunch!
    Amherstlocal
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I've dined here for dinner before, but never lunch-will definitely return! Waitstaff were attentive but not intrusive. We started with watermelon margaritas, which were refreshing and delicious. The cobb salad was not presented in the traditional "chopped" format, but was still good, served with a very light ranch dressing. There was a selection of sorbets for dessert, which were a perfect end to the meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DisappointedDiners
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Went there on a thursday night and it was busy but not overly crowded. Was going to have the duck - they were out of it, decided to try the pork loin and they were out of that, too. They only had two beers on draft. They one that I wanted - they just ran out of it. Next I had to wait twenty-five minutes for my second choice beer to be delivered to the table which was located across from the bar. The locally grown salad greens were wilted, my wife's meal did not come with the carrots that were part of her meal. The bread was delivered considerably after the salad was served and consumed. The salmon and the steak were perfectly cooked.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Memorable Experience
    travtodin
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    This is the second great experience I have had at the Boltwood...The Staff is amazing, well trained, very cordial, yet professional..I was entertaining a guest from Florida in her mid 80's, and I, myself, have two food allergies Gluten and Dairy and we were accommodated on all levels. We were not rushed, we had time for a lovely visit and it was a Sunday afternoon 1:15 Brunch....Thank you Thank you Thank you
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We asked for an outdoor table a day before our reservation and the hostess said she would take care of it. I called back an hour beforehand and the host told me they had us inside. No explanation or trace of apology. Even an "I am sorry we couldn't honor your request" would have been a better response.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sublime
    Mikeatehere
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    It was the most expensive meal we have ever had, but it was worth the experience. We were exposed to favors we had never experienced before. We've always wanted to try 30 Boltwood and we are glad we did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the prices
    Nutmeg
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We had heard bad reviews for years but bored of our usual restaurants, we decided to give 30 Boltwood a try. The ambience was great, but the menu was small and the prices were expensive. I got the chicken. The vegetable sides were not good, but I was happy with the chicken. My boyfriend got the rib-eye and ordered it medium rare. It came out well done. He informed the server and the server replied, "Oh, do you want us to make you a new one?" My boyfriend felt bad asking for a new one because the server seemed put out. So he said not to worry about it and ate it anyway. When the bill came out, the server hadn't adjusted the price of the steak at all. We paid full price for everything. We were not impressed and will never eat here again.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Elegant meal
    Flipdoggirl
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We enjoyed every scrumptious bite. Everything was prepared to perfections.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great!
    yum1
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Everything was amazing: food, atmosphere and staff. Would go back in a heartbeat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Anniversary Meal!
    jbronner13
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary with dinner at 30 Boltwood. We had looked at the menu online and liked what we had seen. Upon receiving our menus we found that the proteins were all the same but the accompaniments were slightly different than listed online to reflect available local, seasonal ingredients. The wines were very reasonably priced and the portion sizes were perfect (some might consider the portion sizes small but given the richness of the food the serving size was appropriate). Additionally, the server gave us a dessert medley on the house since it was our anniversary. Our experience was excellent start to finish and we will certainly dine here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unexpected Find!
    MHCalumsVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Beautiful urban chic redo of a historic Inn. Food was unexpectedly reasonably priced and excellent. Presentation could use a little work.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good not great
    CulinaryKate
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Lovely dining room and outdoor seating. Food was presented beautifully and three of five of us loved our meals. My husband's steak was undercooked and his eggs over cooked. They cheerfully brought him a new plate and it was much better. The eggs Benedict suffered from too little hollandaise and the pulled pork that served as the ham/bacon was bland. Desserts were yummy and innovative. I'd give the place another chance to wow me.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tommy
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Very nice setting, however portions were too small. Not what we expected.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 124 reviews are from the 30 Boltwood - The Lord Jeffery Inn reviews archive.
  • A charming return to 30 Bolwood.
    JeanneVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    30 Boltwood continues to be consistently wonderful with creative dishes and spectacular wait staff. Best restaurant in Amherst,MA.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too pricy for what you get
    BWJ3
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The food is good, but at these prices I expect better. The outside dinning is very nice and drinks around the fire pits is a real nice touch.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Easter Brunch
    Mamster
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Wonderful food and selection of entree choices. The brunch began with a buffet that we would have been perfectly content with on its own, followed by a choice of entree and dessert. My only quibble would be that the entree choices were skewed more toward dinner items (lamb) than breakfast (eggs benedict) and we were there in the morning, but honestly, if you couldn't find something you liked that would be your problem. A+++++, Would go again!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • American Gourmet in Amherst
    ViMausVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Fresh ingredients wonderfully prepared in a spacious and comfortable setting. Outstanding cocktails. Very gracious service. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food excellent, service not so much
    foster
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The Boltwood is a very nice restaurant next to Amherst College. Our reception was cordial (including letting us pick a nicer table) and the friendly female bartenders made my wife and me lovely cocktails. The food was quite tasty, esp the duck and salmon entrees and the choc soufflé for desert. Unfortunately we had a bad waiter (and in this relatively small restaurant his managers surprisingly did not pick up on this). It was nearly 20 mins before we first saw him, he exhibited little enthusiasm or knowledge when we ordered, only five of our six entrees came out at the same time for which there was no apology or even acknowledgment. Oh well.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Complete Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We had a terrific evening of great food and wine. Staff was friendly and welcoming from our greeting at the door, throughout the meal and then afterward, as we stayed at our table and talked, long after the check had been paid. Our reservations were for7:30, but we did not leave the restaurant until 12:00. Our waiter continued to refill our water glasses and treated us consistently for as long as we stayed. We will certainly return to this friendly place, not only for the spectacular food, but also for the friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Creative, versatile gem
    PattiP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Out of towners who needed a nice place to dine and this restaurant was accommodating and welcoming. Menu very interesting and service was impeccable. The hostess was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Creative food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I loved the creative touches to the menu. The "Spring dug parsnip cake" was delicious!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 30 Boltwood is Impressive!
    food4though
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    I visited 30 Boltwood with my family and a few friends and had a great time. As a long time vegetarian who has eaten in many different settings I found the variety of vegetarian options to be quite good. The waiters were very kind and attentive to our needs, and the noise level in the restaurant was such that it was easy to hold a conversation without distraction.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming
    BaltimoreVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Delicious local New England produce, fish & meats. Run by students at Amhurat College and UMass. A charming gem in the middle of the town square.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    JerryMcGuireVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    This is a great place to eat or just have high quality wine or spirit. The historical significance and story around the renovation adds to the experience. The bartender, servers, and even floor manager were delightful. All of the food was thoughtfully prepared and on point. We were in town from DC to visit Amherst College.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Fine Dining Experience
    DWalk
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Each course was expertly prepared and presented. 30 Boltwood is a fine dining experience, not just a place to have dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My Experience At 30 Boltwood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    I recently dined and enjoyed my 5th anniversary on March 30th 2014. We was greeted by a very friendly and courteous host who was willing to service us with smile. We enjoyed our food in a seamless environment that made us feel not as a customer but at a guest. Price was not an issue for the quality surpasses your taste buds. A+ to the friendly staff. A+ to the new manager who was professional, attentive, and delivered great hospitality. Thank you for making our night special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday dinner
    dinersx4
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    4 of us recently visited on a Saturday evening..not especially busy..food was just ok... the portions were small for the price of the dinners $24-$32..salads extra..30 Boltwood was a topic of discussion at hairdresser yesterday...several people had gone there and they all said the same thing..not going back for above reasons.. We used to go there all the time -we liked food and pub atmosphere at Boltwood Tavern..30 Boltwood..kinda on the pretentious side for a college town. Have been there for breakfast and lunch--both meals more reasonable---if you don't get a parking ticket!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy and Lovely
    Dreamshopper
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The decor is lovely: warm and elegant. The food is particularly good. I am a vegetarian and had a very imaginative and tasty dish, the name of which I don't recall. However, no matter what you eat, this is gourmet. I loved the little "amuse" (a tiny hors d'oeuvre) that was brought to the table as part of their normal presentation. Go. It's worth the price, which is on the high side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    This was a special dinner out evening for two. The food and service were very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New and improved
    TomFromAmherst
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We met 10 years ago for a drink at the Lord Jeff. Friday night we celebrated with a delightful meal. Everything was perfect. We've traveled to many places in the world in 10 years and having 30 Boltwood right here is a grand delight. The chief has to be congratulated it was beyond our expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding Experience
    FrequentFoodie
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    From the warm and cozy yet contemporary atmosphere to the impeccable and attentive service, 30 Boltwood is a true fine dining experience. With the freshest ingredients expertly prepared, each course stimulates all your senses. 30 Boltwood is the only restaurant in our area that rivals the finest establishments in Manhattan, Los Angeles and Paris. We will be back often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    we totally enjoyed this restaurant. It couldn't be better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My family and I came here for lunch after visiting the Eric Carle Museum and we were pleasantly surprised. The food was delicious!! The service was quite slow at times but it was ok because we were busy watching the snow storm through their beautiful windows. Staff was very friendly. We will definitely be back if we ever make it back to Amherst!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Meal
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The food was delicious and beautifully presented...the best meal I've had in the Valley in years. The whole dining experience was relaxed and nurturing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Highly recommended.
    TheTravelingTomVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    From start to finish, my wife, daughter and I had an amazing dining experience...made all the more so by the wonderful and attentive staff at 30Boltwood and the soothingly-designed upscale atmosphere. Everyone here has a solicitous helpfulness that goes beyond merely practiced professionalism, and is truly friendly. On to the food: it was hard to choose from the great-sounding selections offered on the brief but varied menu. Clearly the Chef has carefully put together a variety of dishes that can be made individually as ordered...and there seemed something here that would appeal to any discerning diner. I hope it shows that we can't wait to return to 30Boltwood, because it's true!! Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bad step
    ARegular
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    I frequently go to this restaurant and I am a fan. Typically it has innovative and delicious vegetarian dishes on the menu. This makes the restaurant a good choice when dining with both meat eaters and vegetarians. This dinner was an exception. A lovely sounding winter vegetable stew showed up not very stew-like (too dry) and with a lack of any real flavor. The combinations for the stew had great promise but the execution failed. A salmon dish with lentils was VERY salty. The dining room was hosting a group of about 8 in a small room off the main dining room. The party was VERY loud and the structure of the room magnified the sound making dinner unpleasant. Management should have requested the group quiet down. A bad night.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My first visit to New Boltwood Dinn
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    The most negative thing was we were to close to other dinners. No Privacy at all. Tables were to close to each other. Take out a table were this occurs & that would do it. Salads were very skimpy for the price Bread basket was excellent. Food was a little skimpy for price but very good in taste & presentation Ty
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.