Clay Hill Farm
Clay Hill Farm

Clay Hill Farm

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.clayhillfarm.com/
  • Phone: 2073612272
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Nightly from 5:30-8:00
    Piano Entertainment Saturday Nights
    Sunday Night Serenity with local musicians
    Thursday Date Night with a FABulous Local Guitarist

    CLAY HILL FARM PRESENTS...
    Intimate Dinner Theatre Series
    Tickets: $15 with an a la carte menu
    WEDS 6pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Cox
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Customized menus for backyard casual to black-tie formal.
  • Entertainment: Piano Entertainment Saturday off-season
    Intimate Dinner Theatre (Clay Hill Farm Presents...)
  • Special Events: Angel Reading Dinners (In Season)
    Clay Hill Farm Presents... Intimate Dinner Series
    Prime Rib & Popover $19.95 Sunday Nights
    Check website for weekly promotions

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of Free parking with valet
A word from Clay Hill Farm
Originally built in 1780 as a working farm, Clay Hill Farm is now a 220-seat restaurant and special occasion venue nestled amidst 11+ acres of rolling lawns, protected woodlands, and colorful gardens. Tranquility waterfall brooks, a pond, two generous garden-view decks and a picture-perfect gazebo, now accent the traditional Maine beauty of the original working Farm. With modern cuisine in a classic setting, Clay Hill Farm has become a popular dining destination in a country escape just 2 miles West of Ogunquit village. With a passion for seasonal and locally-sourced food supporting Maine growers, Clay Hill Farm has won numerous local, regional and national awards for food, ambiance and service. Voted #1 on the Seacoast for weddings & romantic dining.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Clay Hill Farm reviews from OpenTable diners
122 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (82)special occasion (78)scenic view (60)fit for foodies (42)neighborhood gem (35)good for groups (25)notable wine list (23)great for outdoor dining (23)great for brunch (10)kid-friendly (4)vibrant bar scene (4)great for lunch (3)late-night find (2)hot spot (2)Show More
  • Welcome to 1975 !
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Your grandmother will love this place. The bird sanctuary setting is lovely and a walk around the grounds proved charming, but that is where the ambiance ends. Step inside and back in time to a dining room where ownership has not spent a dime since Jimmy Carter was president. The place smells stale and moldy, furniture is worn and carpet thread bare. They double as a banquet hall and it shows. They use banquet chairs in the dining room, offer banquet service (efficient but not personal) and serve banquet food. Prime Rib was a re-heat from the day prior. Lamb chops were RAW and nothing was seasoned. Still looking for the chèvre salad they promise on the menu. This adventure was "one and done" for me and will be for many who know real food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Restaurant
    Grandpa
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We have been going to clay Hill Farm for more years than I care to count and love it as much today as then. It is a special location, beautiful gardens, quality service and consistently delicious dinner.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Clay Hill Farm is a beautiful location. The food was disappointing. For the price, my expectations were much higher.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful
    dinayum
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Been to Clay Hill a few times and plan to go more even more. Everything is superb from service to food to surroundings. Very easy friendly to make reservations on line including special request.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    great place ! the drinks were amazing ! the prime rib was awesome. My husband had a steak, he didn't like it, overcooked and very thin. great watching the birds outside !
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely atmosphere
    Bubbejo
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Wonderful ambience. Beautiful background music by a live piano player, not piped in music. Very friendly and accommodating waitstaff. Our first visit but it won't be our last. The meals were delicious according to all of us at the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EileenE
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The staff was enthusiastic to please us.They made some errors,like forgetting wine, and giving us the wrong vesgetable,but they apologized profusely.There were only 2 of us,but they gave us a table for 4 with 4 chairs. I frankly find that uncomfortable-particularly since there were plenty of other tables. It is awkward to sit at a half empty table.They just need to sharpen their skills a bit as we both like to go to that destination when we're in southern Maine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was looking for more.
    Onthetown
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Lost in time. Uninteresting menu. But the food was prepared well. Weak wine list.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The restaurant is a little tired. But overall a great spot with very good food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not up to usual standards
    bobb
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    we have been going here for 12 years, this is the first time we were dissapointed. My salmon was not cooked in the middle, they took it back to the kitchen and cooked it more, it was then overdone, but not once during this exchange was there an apology issued. This was a special anniversary dinner which turned out to be not so special.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Wonderful treat !!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    the Ogunquit area is now overdone and overrun with people and promises of good food and finds. Clay Hill Farm rises above all others in the area--a wonderful experience in every way !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    Luvit
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Upon arrival and the valer parking I felt we made a good choice. We are from CT and this restaurant came to us through a recommendation. We actually had reservations at a different restaurant and decided to cancel and try this one. My wife Md I felt like prime rib so today caught our eyes. It turned out to be the best prime rib we have had as long as I can remember. Service was excellent and attentive. Only down fall is too far to get to unless we travel to Maine!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem Off The Beaten Path
    vacationerstreat
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Everything was excellent, the service, the food and atmosphere. We intend to revisit.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mjjlaw
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    A gem, with wonderful food, attractive grounds, and very good service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic evening
    Bluestar
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We went at the Clay Hill Farm for the second time. Again it was the highlight of our vacation in Ogunquit area. The gardens are beautiful,the food is fresh and original and the service is outstanding, Next year I should book it twice!U took the seasonal salad and the lobster and to finish the rhubarbe and rasperry cobbler, everything was perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    JasonF
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Very pleasant experience. Dined indoors on a Tuesday evening with a view of the landscape, which is quite nice. I had the game hen with roasted potatoes while the Mrs. enjoyed the Atlantic salmon and Asian cole slaw. Both were well-prepared and the presentation was good, although I did feel that the portions were a bit small for the price. Overall though, we enjoyed our experience and would recommend a visit.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    hopalongVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Romantic setting with gardens to walk through if you arrive before dinner or if your dinner is over while it is daylight. The menus includes various wine selections for the entrees We had the dayboat haddock. Amazing! Fresh green beans, salad all the produce was fresh from their garden
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday night at the bar
    travlxcntry
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I sat at the bar for my meal and enjoyed great service and a relaxing live music duet singing covers of Simon and Garfunkle among many other familiar and enjoyable tunes. The food and cocktails were great. I'd recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding...
    brooksdbetts
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My wife an I visited Clay Hill Farms for dinner when in Ogunquit for our anniversary about 3 years ago based on a recommendation of the Inn we stayed. We had a really romantic dinner; there was a fire in the fireplace (winter) and there was a great pianist that night too. Recently while in the area with our daughter(14) and wanted to go back. Again our dinner was outstanding! My wife, daughter, and I all had the Prime Rib and popovers (nice traditional touch). They had a very nice couple with guitar and duet vocals which was perfect. Salads, Dinner, Wine, dessert, and service were all excellent. I don't think you will be let down based on both of our experiences there. I don't think I would go here with small children.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • romantic
    kelkel
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Clay hill farms is a great out of the way spot. The food is excellent and the ambiance is wonderful. We had the prime rib that was cooked to perfection. Great wine list. We finished the night with a after dinner drink on the leather couch listening to the piano player. The whole experience was delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice restaurant
    Cody64
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We enjoyed a good dinner here. Very beautiful setting.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, great Service!
    Priscilla582
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The staff was helpful in a surprise of old friends meeting us to celebrate his birthday. The team of servers worked seamlessly, all pleasant, personable, attending to every need. The food was superb! Fresh carrots were the seasonal vegetable of the evening, and were the best I have ever had. The fresh haddock was served with a lobster sauce, artfully presented and delicious. This was our second outstanding visit to Clay Hill Farm--hoping for many more!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Mange
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Prompt, attentive and knowledgeable servers. Food arrived hot and fresh. Bread bland. Cheese plate delicious but pricey. Overall good menu selections. Dessert fabulous (brownie sundae)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 50 Percent Service 50 Percent Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was as superb as we remembered last year. This year, we brought another couple with us. The hostess greeted us and gave us a wonderful table. The entire evening was marred however by our server, Kristen who insisted on rushing us through our meal. We gave her as many subtle hints as we could without being direct and rude, but she was oblivious to it. For a relaxing, upscale environment that promotes fine dining, her service bordered on Applebees! Now having said that, each of our entrees were well prepared and presented - you will not go wrong here. We will probably return the next time we are in the area
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Veal Chop!
    ydd207
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The special was the veal chop, braised and herbed. It was paired with a fantastic summer root vegetable salad and roasted new potatoes done to perfection. I began with scallops and had a nice Chardonnay to make a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Excellent
    Jack
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    First time back in a number of years. Excellent all around from the food to the drink to the atmosphere. Can't understand why we haven't been their for a few years. That will change. In act stopped back for the Sunday evening music which was great/
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summer Dinner
    Muffy
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We were a party of three and arrived at 7 p.m.The hostess was pleasant and our servers were very attentive.The menu was interesting but the food a little disappointing.The beef stew was the soup of the day and it was bland.The Caesar salad was fabulous,as was the garden salad.The two fish dinners were stingy in their portions and the prime rib was a bit over cooked.The grounds were fabulous and I would return to enjoy them.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always great Dining
    Gemmaroo
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Another great meal at clay farms. I love the use of fresh homegrown herbs they utilize in so many of their dishes. The service was again, fantastic . We got the Tuesday couples special which at $69 a couple, for 3 courses and a bottle of wine, was an excellent value. Their lobster bisque btw is the best there is ANYWHERE. Unfortunately, it's not on the couples menu... Worth the up charge though!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent food!
    ASCBVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Beautiful, tranquil surroundings. Always great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bird santuary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Walked there before dinner. It was a mess. Looked like it hadn't been maintained in weeks. Meadow area had garbage and remnants of kid's activities. Suggest you close it if not improved. Hurt's your reputation.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Fresh, farm to table choices with chef selected specials to utilize local produce. The regular menu also offers interesting, well-prepared choices. Check out the special deals on their website. Great for a terrific meal anytime, but especially before a show at the Ogunquit Playhouse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A new favorite
    Shrink2346
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We're relatively new to Maine and live in Kennebunk so are just exploring restaurants in the area. We stopped by once before and the restaurant was closed for a wedding. Made a reservation. Food, ambiance and service was wonderful an all counts. A little pricey but highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed our Meal
    Brian
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    While staying in York, ME, we had dinner at Clay Farm, based on Trip Advisor and local recommendations. If back in York, we will go again. Very good food, very good service until the end of the meal. A party of 30+ came in as we were getting ready for out check, and I think the wait staff froze. Service was great until then. It was like a pretty old inn. I can see why it's named Best for Weddings yearly. We had seen some negative reviews, but they weren't apparent while we were there. Eye of the Beholder, I Guess. Pricing was equal to some of the casual fish restaurants by the water. Check out the online menu. You'll want to go.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We have visited the restaurant many years in a row and are always impressed. Great place to also take pictures. Kids enjoy the nature walk also.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Hidden Gem
    Queenbee
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    It was a wicked awesome experience to dine at Clay Hill Farm!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our experience was amazing!!
    TheGenesatthelake
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    My husband wanted to take me to a special place for a significant birthday. We experienced your fine restaurant several years ago and never forgot how wonderful it was. He easily made reservations for open table dining. We arrived early and had a drink at the bar. At the precise time we were taken to our table by the window which overlooked the beautiful gardens and bird feeders. Your wait staff are very attentive, friendly and professional. Your menu has many great selections...I had trouble deciding what to order. When the food arrived the presentation was elegant and our taste buds sang out in pleasure!! It was a very special night, one of the best! We plan to return again and again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special place
    foodlover
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Off the beaten path and away from typical tourist traps. Very good ambiance and food. An excellent place for a quiet or special occasion evening. The lobster bisque was the best I ever tasted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unhappy
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Not as good as we remembered - Food slightly warm - popovers hard - Long wait for dinner
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  • Good atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I would love to say that we were extremely pleased with the food, but we weren't. The food was cooked well, however the flavor and inspiration was a little lack luster for the price. The rest of the atmosphere was very pleasant. There was a piano player for the musical ambiance, which was nice! The service was great!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For Nature Lovers
    Looking2BimpressedVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Dining room has lots of windows overlooking a garden. We had a great time watching many colorful birds. Food was good, but not as notable as the scenery.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate