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

30 Boltwood - The Lord Jeffery Inn Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lordjefferyinn.com
  • Phone: (413) 835-2011
  • 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 (413) 835-2004

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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We enjoyed every scrumptious bite. Everything was prepared to perfections."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Everything was amazing: food, atmosphere and staff. Would go back in a heartbeat!"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Beautiful urban chic redo of a historic Inn. Food was unexpectedly reasonably priced and excellent. Presentation could use a little work."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Very nice setting, however portions were too small. Not what we expected."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "30 Boltwood continues to be consistently wonderful with creative dishes and spectacular wait staff. Best restaurant in Amherst,MA."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Fresh ingredients wonderfully prepared in a spacious and comfortable setting. Outstanding cocktails. Very gracious service. Highly recommended."
    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."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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. "
    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."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I loved the creative touches to the menu. The "Spring dug parsnip cake" was delicious!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Each course was expertly prepared and presented. 30 Boltwood is a fine dining experience, not just a place to have dinner."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This was a special dinner out evening for two. The food and service were very good."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "we totally enjoyed this restaurant. It couldn't be better!"
    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!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "The menu needs more choices. There should be more common items. The portions are too small. They should include a salad with each entree."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "The Lord Jeff is all wrapped up in special occasions during the four years of visiting our student at AC. It fills the role very nicely."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "Took my (adult) son for his birthday; wanted a quiet place where we could visit (we don't see each other that often) and enjoy a good dinner. 30 Boltwood did an admirable job on providing what we wanted. The food (steak) was delicious, good portions - enough for him, a bit more than I needed so I took my leftovers home. The atmosphere was perfect for a good visit, and the staff were courteous, attendant, yet left us alone to enjoy each other's company."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "We were told to leave our table by the restaurant manager after spending $200 on dinner. This could have been done a lot more gently--instead of saying that "the next party was in and we needed to leave in the next few minutes," suggest instead that we move to the library or some other location. Talk about feeling like cattle--this is not what you would expect at a "top" restaurant--college restaurant at its worst."
    Dined on 11/1/2013