Bedford Village Inn
Bedford Village Inn

Bedford Village Inn

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.bedfordvillageinn.com/new-hampshire-restaurants/dining-room/index.cfm
  • Phone: 6034722001x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily 8:00am-10:30am
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Tavern- 11:30am-10:00pm
    Corks- 4:30pm - 11:00pm Wed-Sun
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Monday-Friday -5:30pm - 9:00pm; Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French / American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Benjamin Knack
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 101 West
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary
A word from Bedford Village Inn
Bedford Village Inn features fresh, regional cuisine in 7 unique dining rooms. The property also features a hip winebar, Corks, and a casual Tavern to fit any dining mood. The restaurant has been a AAA Four Diamond recipient for 18 years; DIRoNA winner since 1996; named Best Restaurant in NH and one of the Top 10 in the US. They offer the largest Wine Cellar in NH, over 8,000 bottles/750 labels and have received the 'Best of Award of Excellence'. All reservations are strictly for the Dining Room. Corks, Tavern and the Patio are seated on a first come first served basis. Visit our website for complete information.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Bedford Village Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (51)romantic (40)notable wine list (32)fit for foodies (17)neighborhood gem (14)great for brunch (13)good for groups (13)great for outdoor dining (12)great for lunch (11)scenic view (6)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • One of New England's Best
    littlehideandseek
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We never pass up a reason to dine at the BVI and this past Columbus Day holiday was no exception. My brother who dines all over the world absolutely loves the BVI and always looks forward to it whenever he has occasion to be in New Hampshire. As always, this last visit didn't disappoint. The clam chowder was a wonderful start to the meal, but the pork chop special was amazing! We absolutely love the fire pit addition and the outdoor music. What a perfect place to spend a beautiful, crisp fall evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Very enjoyable evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food and service was exceptional. We (4 of us) ate in a small intimate room, with 6 tables. The waiter was friendly and well versed in the food and wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Excellent service, great food and very nice ambience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place is a gem!
    likedining12
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We met long time friends and the inn was very accommodating to our needs. Our fifth visit and have never been disappointed. Our server was terrific and was patient and very attentive. She was so well trained. The food was delicious and was such a nice presentation. Our burgers and salmon plate were just delicious. The ambiance was relaxed and charming
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NancyAAVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The landscaping of the Bedford Village Inn is meticulous. Such a lovely spot for dining on the Porch especially this time of year.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We have been going here every year for our anniversary, this was our 25th year. This year was disappointing not due the the resteraunt but to other customers behavior. We had 2 separate tables near us in the dining who we're using some crude language and were very loud which we found very shocking as we have never experienced this before at BVI.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Never disappoints
    Bigguynashua
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Another great time at the BVI. As always excellent food and service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Comment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    High price for mediocre food although the clam chowder was very good
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exquisite in every way!
    Superdoll
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We have loved the BVI for quite a while for its exquisite culinary masterpieces as well as unmatched service in a great ambiance. We had a fantastic server, Jim who truly exceeded any expectations by providing a superb experience in every single detail! One of the best, most thorough and by far very knowledgeable and polite. Even so, we missed Luis, but Jim made it easier to cope. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mmmmm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Outdoor door dining and a dollar an oyster...great menu and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a special occasion
    jstreez
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We frequent BVI whenever we have a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary. Once in a while, we just go because we feel like having a nice meal like the other night. I loved my lobster dish and my husband enjoyed his filet mignon, although it was a bit underdone for him. The wait staff is efficient and very professional. Over all, very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bevelle
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Simply wonderful in every respect. A true gem in fine dining!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion spot
    Divot
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Great meal with a granddaughter for a special occasion! Food is almost always good at the BVI. I was disappointed they didn't have scallops on the menu, but was told they will show up in the new fall menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    RickNH
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    This was our anniversary and everything was perfect. The food service and atmosphere was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Samgabhump1
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We truly enjoyed the atmosphere , service and fabulous food. It was one of the best meals we have ever had in a restaurant . We are looking forward to a return visit!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary delight
    Dinearound603
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We were married at the BVI and went back for dinner on our 10th Aniv. We mentioned that in our reservation. We were impressed as usual with the food ( we are foodies) but the attention paid to us was outstanding. We dined on the patio and had one of the most enjoyable evenings of the summer. Thanks to the chef and staff at the BVI.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hardtoplease
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Made my daughters Birthday very special. Service was superb, food was excellent and the special touches they di for her Birthday were awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another visit to an old friend
    Crossen
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We come here frequently, and we always say the same things: best white-tablecloth spot within 40 miles (Boston is 45 miles from us!). Too expensive to add to the "regular" list, but just a very satisfying old-country-inn setting with haute-cuisine kitchen and service experience. We'll be back, of course, as soon as we have more visitors to show it off to.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Dinner - We recommend it
    RLPame
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Had relatives in town from far away, I was looking for a quite spot where I could get good food, excellent service and a place where we could sit and talk with feel like you were going to be pushed out for the next customer and the Bedford Village in was the perfect spot! The server was attentive but not on you every minute trying to take your order, he was friendly and helpful. The food was simply amazing my wife and I had duck and my family member had the lobster they loved it. My relatives had a cup of clam chowder in the words of my uncle “the best he has ever had”. The wine selection was perfect lots of selection at all price levels. The breads they brought to our table were excellent. We all share desert which was to die for.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hynzee
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We had dinner on the patio outside of the main dining room. Food and service were both great and the ambiance would have been fantsatic if it wasn't from the traffic noise. Not much you can do about the traffic noise. The Bedford Inn was probably there long before the highway was. Our highlight was before dinner. As a guest of the Inn we were treated to a glass of wine and a cheese plate in the Wine Bar before dinner. The wine bar is very nice itself and the winre and cheese plate were very special. Thanks to the Bedfors for such a great idea!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reallynotpicky
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    food a bit disappointing. rating: ehhhh. especially for the price!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable, top-drawer, nearby
    Crossen
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The great old BVI is still by far the best nearby "white-tablecloth" place to go for special occasions and to entertain guests. Beautiful old New England Inn setting; operated with elegance. We keep going back and loving it every time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MAK19
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Always a treat to have dinner at the BVI. The quality of the food and presentation are outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!
    REMBO
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Best place to eat in the region. Great service too. The BVI is the go to place to take your favorite person without the kids of course. This is my new best restaurant, thank you BVI
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Samgabhump1
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The ambiance ,food, wine and service were amazing. We truly enjoyed our dining experience! We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unusually slow service this time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I had requested a round table but it wasn't available. The service was unusually slow, but we had plenty to talk about so it wasn't a problem. We have dined here many times, and this the first time service was slow.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    luvdiningout
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My wife and I made reservations for a Saturday night. we requested the Porch.It is nice and bright and has many windows so you can see outdoors. It was a beautiful night and after dinner we asked if we could finish our drinks outside. they were having a wedding going on there that night also. So we could hear music playing while we finished our drinks. The waiter,Tony came and brought our check and also brought us some goodies and a piece of chocolate with Happy Anniversary written on it. Nice touch. The food was amazing,and the service outstanding. the manager was also around making sure things were going smooth. Everyone who works there makes you feel special and goes out of their way for you.Great place to go for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BVI5Stars
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We love the BVI! We've brought different people there over the years and every single person raved about the food. My favorite is the lamb but it's hard to know when it will be on the menu (my one and only complaint). My husband can not make up his mind what he loves the best, salmon or chicken. This last visit I had the duck, Oo la la can I say more?
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gregg
    Grtfood
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The waitress, food, wine,everything was as goods as it could be.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • "Local" best of breed
    Crossen
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    There really isn't a place comparable to the old-reliable BVI within reasonable driving distance from us. When we want to entertain a guest, or celebrate a milestone passed, or just give ourselves a treat, it's either the BVI, 23 minutes away, or head in toward Boston, 45 to 60 minutes' drive -- and sometimes deal with annoying parking complications -- for anything better. BVI does offer more than one ambiance. The above ratings are for their small, quiet "Keeping Room." Larger rooms tend to be noisier, and there's outdoor seating, and a tavern as well, which are much more casual for dress and for ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion Spot
    momsnightout
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Good atmosphere, good drinks, good food, expensive for a typical night out.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 561 reviews are from the Bedford Village Inn reviews archive.
  • Marilyn
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    The Bedford Village Inn is our "go to" for a romantic dinner or a special dinner with friends. The food is consistently good and the service is excellent. You must have their chocolate bag dessert!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not what we expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We received Anthony as our waiter and we were less than pleased about our visit. He kept coughing everytime he was at our table, and he dripped water all over the menu when pouring the water, to top everything off he dropped a knife with butter on my shirt and I now have a grease stain that will not come out. Anthony did not even seem apologetic about it. This is the second time we have had him as a waiter and have been displeased both times. As a result, we will not be returning and our daughter has decided not to have her wedding there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Dinner
    Papa
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I took my wife here to celebrate a very special birthday. It was perfect. The staff is extremely attentive. The food is fabuluous. And, the wine list was superb. I would recommend BVI highly for any special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MerrimackFans
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Need a date night date chose BVI Need a world class meal chose BVI Want a NH atmosphere chose BVI Demand exceptional service BVI has you covered. 2 days later I am still smiling about my experience at Bedford Village Inn. For all you Gordon Ramsay fans. Ben Knack BVIs head chef (Hells Kitchen contestant) is the real deal. 10/10! Went to try his food and will be back again. Thank you to all the staff for a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Bedford Village Inn
    AJM501
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    is my absolutely favorite place for breakfast, lunch or dinner even in the tavern. If you want to take some one special to a very special place the BVI in Bedford NH is the place to go. For the ladies, there is an awesome boutique called "Smittens" that is a must shop after your dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary experience
    Fine2dine
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We went for our anniversary celebration for a second consecutive year after having a great dining experience. Again, this year, we were very pleased with the food, service and ambiance for a second consecutive personal celebration.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    PickyDiner
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Great food, extensive wine list, and a knowledgeable and attentive server - could not have been better. This was my first visit to Bedford Village Inn - I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant Week Lunch
    2ofusVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    We had a 12 Noon reservation for lunch and were seated promptly at that time. There was one waiter and a waiter-in-training serving in the main dining room which was about half full. We ordered our lunch from the special Restaurant Week menu. It took about one-half hour for our salads to come out. Notwithstanding the initial delay, everything moved very smoothly after that. The food was exceptional as it usually is at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very slow service
    Warnesky
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We went during Restarant Week. The menu was very good, as was the food. We enjoyed everything we chose and it was cooked to perfection. The only drawback was the service. We were seated promptly, but were not given Restaurant Week menus. After about 15 minutes, we were served water. Our waiter showed up 5 minutes later and we asked for the menu. He disappeared for another 10 minutes before taking our order. Finally, he brought some bread to the table. We waited a considerable time for the appetizer and even longer for the main course. Finally, the manager came over and asked how things were. We complained about the service, and things improved after that. However, I expect better service from a restaurant of this caliber.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.