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
136 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (93)special occasion (93)scenic view (65)fit for foodies (52)neighborhood gem (37)good for groups (31)notable wine list (27)great for outdoor dining (23)great for brunch (10)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (2)late-night find (2)hot spot (2)Show More
  • Prime Rib
    Dragonfly
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Prime rib tender, perfectly cooked, good size portion. Mashed potatoes a good compliment. Green beans fresh. Piano player a nice addition. Will return for future special occasions.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed. Had to send meal bac
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    If you know someone who works there ypu will get more attentive service
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Occasion only
    CTdiner
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Location superb, service excellent, food slightly above average. Special occasion only
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good spot
    JoeCarol
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We have been coming to this place for years and the food and friendship has been wonderful. good people work there
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    this was our second visit to Clay Hill, and we have not stopped raving about the Prime Rib. It was by far the most tender (like butter) and flavorfull beef we have ever had. Rachel (our server) was outstanding as well as everyone else.Friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Smitty
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised as we entered the place with its beautiful surroundings. The piano was being played and you could feel the energy in the room. However, we were disappointed in the food, especially, the sides. My husband had rice which had no flavorings and was not cooked thoroughly, and my mashed potatoes seemed watery. We even heard the guests next to us feeling the same way. The string beans were tender but blah. My husband didn't think much of the lobster stuffing in the haddock. In fact, it seemed to have little lobster. The dessert was delicious, a rhubarb, raspberry buckle. Our feeling is that they need to get with the times as far as food preparation and presentation. We would not return except for a group event
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorites list
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We live in Bath so Clay Hill is a special occasion treat for us. We usually combine it with a matinee at the playhouse. We appreciate the beautiful setting. The fact that over many years the food has been consistently wonderful draws us back. The staff is very nice. We had fun with the valet and the pianist. Friends from Vermont joined us. I had wanted to share the experience with them for years. You certainly lived up to my expectations Thank you
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Clay Hill Farm was a delight from the moment we entered the ground. A parking attendant directed us to the door where we were greeted by a wonderful hostess. The wait staff were very attentive and the food was excellent. In all a delightful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Foodies
    FoodiesVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Clay Hill Farm is a very beautiful restaurant. I had the lobster bisque and gnocchi and they were very good. My husband had the tomato soup special and the prime rib, which was good also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing
    mautice
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Been going to Maine for 30 plus years. Every year or two we venture up to Clay Hill. The ambiance is nice, a little old but nice and quiet and usually a good meal, not so this trip, apps were good but our meals were terrible. I had gnocchi that was tasteless, my wife had a prime rib that was thin and fatty, Ive had better(much) at the 99
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  • Special Dining at Clay Hill
    dinerlinda1
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our dinner was a gift at retirement and it was a wonderful way to celebrate. The food was exceptional. I had the lobster bisque, which was outstanding and the grouper dinner special and was very happy with it. It is a beautiful spot and very relaxing. Our waiter was responsive and the service was very good. If we are in the Ogunquit area again, we'd certainly make reservations at Clay Hill Farm.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Away from the the crowds and traffic of Ogunquit, this quiet, woodsy location is wonderful to relax at. The Lobster Bisque is soooo good! Staff is very professional and many have been here for years, or so it seems. A party going on in the front "garden room" was rather noisy when we walked in and the piano being played was loud right there, but the dining room was quiet with the piano in the background. The food is very good and the prices are "special occasion" for us. Service is impeccable. The ambiance is smart casual, although I don't think there is a dress code, I hope anyone in beach attire feels out of place. It is too nice for that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Personnal thoughts
    Anniversarlovers
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Ideal atmosphere for romantic dining or enjoying the presence of family and close friends. It was the most excellent location for our 50th Anniversary., Great dining place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This is a real diamond find, great atmosphere. Excellent food and the waitstaff is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something special
    CarolVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Food, service, and quiet atmosphere for conversation. Enjoyed. Will be back.
    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.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EileenEVIP
    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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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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    • Ambiance
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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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet