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Clay Hill Farm
Clay Hill Farm

Clay Hill Farm Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.clayhillfarm.com
  • Email: info@clayhillfarm.com
  • Phone: (207) 361-2272
  • 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

    Intimate Dinner Theatre Series
    Tickets: $15 with an a la carte menu
    WEDS 6pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "I was very impressed with the charm, sewrvice and above all the wonderful food!! We will return very soon!!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We never disappointed with the food in the dinning area or drinks at the bar!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The dining room had huge windows overlooking gardens and several bird feeds to watch. Service was outstanding,Team approach to the wait staff was nice , someone always at the ready but not pushy at all.The building is a little tired, chairs were/are old banquet metal leg chairs, just looked dated. Overall though, the food was great, I had Duck, tender and nice glaze, my partner had the steak, tasty and cooked medium rare to perfection. Fingerling potatoes with veggies was very nice too. They also (on a Sunday evening), had live folk-ish entertainment that was fun to have in the background. Give it a try..."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "What a wonderful place to dine. Have been here before & the food, service & atmosphere is always top notch. Just love this place from start to finish..!!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Craig and I found our way through the fog to Clay HIll Farm, late March. A few other couples sat around fireside tables, while we sat next to a wall of windows looking out on a garden. The wait staff was attentive and friendly but did not distract us from our dinner. Homemade spinach pasta, artichokes and tomatoes with a delicious Chardonnay cream sauce was my lucky choice. The pasta was perfectly proportioned to the vegetables and the sauce was delicious without being too heavy. Craig likes the end cut of the prime rib where all the spices hide, which can be a tough cut. Not this one. Perfectly cooked, melt in your mouth and flavorful, Craig claims one of the best he has ever had."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We go to Clay Hill Farm for special occasions and events that we are interested in. The food is outstanding, and the wait staff is very good, with a few exceptions...We travel quite a distance to get there, and we are never disappointed. It is especially beautiful in the Fall and Spring, with the grounds manicured and to watch the wildlife. It is a must for anyone who loves good food and beautiful surroundings."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The food was not up to the usual Clay Hill Farm standard - in fact, it was really terrible."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We don't live far and I'm embarrassed to say tgat we'd never been because we thought it was too expensive. We needed a splurge night and change from our regular splurge restaurant and we were extremely pleased. The lobster bisque is award winning and should be and the beet wedge salad was tangy and tasty. We both had "common" meals, Pablo crusted haddock and prime rib that had twists that made them far from "common" instead exquisite. We will be back for sure, they are more reasonably priced than many places in this area with better quality."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We have been going to Clay Hill for many years now. We love the fact that we can count on having a nice quiet romantic dinner on our weekend escapes. Love the fact that it is so quiet there, really seems like you really don't get that at most restaurants. Quiet and romantic, what more can you say! Try the Love Letter martini!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We loved our meal and the service was outstanding. We will definately return in the future."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Food was great and the service is wonderful. Great atmosphere. Beautiful in the winter, can't wait to see it in the spring/summer."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We had a great time. The food was excellent; I had the haddock. The soup was rich and flavorful, but could have been hotter; it was served luke warm. The dessert was outstanding; apple crisp/a la mode. The only improvement to the ambience would be to have a cuter wait staff. :-)"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We'd never been to Clay Hill Farm before, and we we're in for a treat! Everything was wonderful without being over the top. The waitstaff was friendly, not snooty, and the food was outstanding. If you get a chance, go!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "It was Valentine's Day, so maybe the restaurant should be cut some slack, but: Although we had a confirmed Open Table reservation and arrived on time or even a little early, we were not seated until about 30 minutes after the reservation time. The food was mediocre at best - for example the shrimp and lobster pasta came with shrimp, but no discernible lobster. The amount of wine served in the "wine by the glass" drinks was very noticeably less than what one expects. The service was slow and inattentive, and when the waiter did appear, it was obvious that he was rushed."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was so delicious and the service was great!! We first came to Clay Hill Farm in December (2013) for the Christmas Show and light meal. We were so impressed with both and couldn't wait to return!! This past Sunday I booked a reservation for a very special occasion. The meal was perfect in every way and now we are looking forward to other events that we can celebrate at this beautiful place! We are also looking forward to warmer weather when we are able to dine outdoors!!!!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Everything my Valentine and I could have hoped for! The Duck and Prime Rib were outstanding! Great job guys"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had a wonderful meal at Clay Hill Farm. Food was excellent and service is just the best. Will be back again in a month or two."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Clay Hill Farm offers a nastalgic New England farm setting off a windy country road just miutes from the hectic route one. As you drive up, the vallet greets you and parks your car up on the hill. In the lounge you will begin to unwind with a cocktail or wine, listening to a live pianist playing soft relaxing music. The dinning rooms are spacious enough that you aren't sitting on top of other guests and the waitstaff is professional and attentive to your needs. The food selections are traditional american but prepared and served in exceptional ways. Finish dinner with fine coffee and exquisite deserts followed by more relaxation back in the lounge. Clay Hill Farm delivers an experience that will reset even the most stressed visitor."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Hostess seated us immediately upon arrival at an excellent corner table with comfortable seating, Choose the evening special for two. Food was outstanding, although delivery was overly delayed between courses. Servers were very good in spite of being extremely busy."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is one of the most romantic restaurants we've experienced. Even though it's way back in the woods, it's always busy. However, we've never experienced excessive noise or felt at all rushed. All ingredients are fresh; and you can get classic entrees and dishes out of the ordinary. Our last visit was on Valentine's Day; and we tried the four course dinner. The appetizer, salad, and desserts were exquisite. I had the lamb and was very pleased with it. My husband had the haddock; and I have to agree with him, it was a little bland. I would have thought they might have a more classic choice on this menu. We almost didn't try it because of the limited choice of entrees."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have visited Ogunquit many times but had missed this restaurant. Valet parking. Open in the winter. Attentive waitstaff"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Had been away for 6 years, and this occasion brought back some wonderful memories of dinners past. So nice to return, and we look forward to another visit soon. Thank you for a very pleasant evening !!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I have been going to Clay Hill Farm Restaurant for many years. The atmosphere is romantic, cozy, warm, and inviting. The staff is very professional and customer service oriented. This is a beautiful place for special occasions, weddings, and just a beautiful dining experience, with an incredibly sophicated atmosphere."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We had a delightful time. The menu, although not lengthy, was not the typical fixed holiday price. We were glad about that. The duck and the pork were perfectly done and presented. Our server was energetic and attentive without being overly so. On the down side, it was crowded and additional tables were set up as if they were caught a bit unprepared. The musical entertainment was great. We would definitely try this experience again and recommend it to those who want an elegant dinner in an old farm setting. I would definitely give them another chance to prepare for the fact that people are not running out the door on New Year's Eve but want to sit and relax. The decor was lovely and the wine list reasonable in price and value."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Everything about this restaurant was excellent - the food, service, ambiance, and location."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "The restaurant had decorated the trees and shrubs outside for Christmas and it was beautiful. Our waitress was very pleasant and very accommodating. Our meals were delicious with a generous portion. The prime rib was perfectly prepared and the salmon was absolutely delicious. The vegetarian dish was very unique and very generous. The fireplace added the perfect ambience. We love going to Clay Hill for a special dinner."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "A very good locale for Christmas dinner. The only issue was they kept running out of things on their menu. On the plus side they did have a good vegetarian option ( for my wife) which is unusual in Maune and NH."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We chose Clay Hill Farm because we liked the choice of entrees being offered that day. We enjoyed the two bisques being offered that day, but the entrees were disappointingly bland. Two of us had the prime rib with popovers, which were very dry."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Service was slow. Prime rib was very bad.Vegitarian dish was very good."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We have been enjoying Clay Hill for many years and once again it was a pleasurable experience. It's interesting that valet parking is making a resurgence and Clay Hill has always offered this extra level of hospitality. We celebrated our 42nd anniversary with our son and were all completely delighted with our meals and the service. One of the appetizers was not available and the chef prepared an alternate selection which we enjoyed as well as appreciating the extra care and attention. Thank you!"
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "Outstanding food and service. This is our annual outing for Thanksgiving"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Lovely setting; owner engaging and very knowledgeable; food was exquisite! Duck was Devine and prime rib tender and cooked to perfection. Only wish is that clay Hill Farm was closer to where we live!"
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "Clay Hill Farm is a very traditional fine dining restaurant. The menu is classic American with classic preparation (lots of butter and heavy cream). Excellent quality and service. Great wine list."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "We traveled to the area and was recommended to Clay Hill Farms. The menu was a bit limited, but the food was wonderful! We had saw on line though that there was a deal for Thursday Nights for couples. Meal was suppose to be $69.00 for a couple along with music in the piano area. Well when we arrived, nothing was mentioned about the promotion, we were not given the option and there was no one for entertaining. I also felt that the waitress service was a bit limited. We could have used more water, drinks, bread etc., but no one came back to ask very often. And we were their with two other couples celebrating a anniversary. At the end of the evening they did give an anniversary card to the couple, but just felt a little to late..."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "25 Years ago it was upscale. The setting is still beautiful, but the décor needs some updating. The menu was limited and the food was below average. It has the potential to be spectacular, but needs some help from a new chef, a better wine list ad an interior decorator. I won't go back for another 20+ years."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Clay Hill Farm was the nicest dinner the wife and I had on vacation. Dinner quality was extremely good. Off the beaten path. Secluded, friendly and romantic. Definitely a "get what you pay for" quality without being overpriced. Restaurant way off the main road without any mainstream advertising, would not have been able to find it if not for employers 'Employee Club.' This was our first time at this restaurant and will definitely have our business again when we return for another vacation. We have been to many other restaurants in the area and have never experienced such great quality and service. Only negative thing I can add is the parking lot is dimly lit and unpaved, valet service IS available."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "We went for our anniversary and was perfect. We try to get there a couple times a year. As always the food and the staff were first rate. Truly a great place for a special night.Prices are reasonable. The entertainment of a man and woman singing were good."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "this was our second time at clay hill farm for dinner;the ocassion was our 25th wedding anniversary dinner. dinner and the service was very good,but the room we were in was very noisey;wish we had been in the room at the back where we were seated on our first visit."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "We have had dinner many times at Clay Hill Farm and only seems to improve over the years. Fresh ingredients, simply but well prepared. Quiet atmosphere and the pianist is a plus. We enjoyed the surf and turf (petite filet and sea scallops) cooked perfectly. The salmon was very fresh and delicious. Service is efficient and non-intrusive."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "When given the opportunity to go Clay Hill Farm, I was excited and expected great things. The crab cakes were over cooked, the escargot adequate (but I've had much better). My dinner was a shrimp & lobster over pumpkin pasta for $40 which came to me with NO lobster. My dinner partner's prime rib was very good, however, his second glass of wine was clearly not the wine he originally ordered. His dessert was ordered a la mode but came without the ice cream. In addition, his hot apple crisp was cold. The servers did correct the errors we brought to their attention, but Clay Hill Farm was a sad disappointment."
    Dined on 10/19/2013