Manor on Golden Pond
Manor on Golden Pond

Manor on Golden Pond

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.manorongoldenpond.com/
  • Phone: 6039683348
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Nightly: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Vegetarian / Vegan, French American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Peter Sheedy
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wine
  • Special Events: Fork in the Road Cooking Classes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Shepard Hill Road and Route 3
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking lot free
A word from Manor on Golden Pond
Our four diamond AAA acolades showcase the exceptional cuisine prepared on the premises, as well as the sophistication, level of service, and attention to detail that you can expect to find at the Manor. Our chef’s innovative presentations showcase New American menus prepared with the freshest seasonal offerings and complemented by his wide-ranging culinary travels and training under renowned chefs.

At the Manor, your New Hampshire Lakes Region fine dining experience will be enhanced by the beauty of the Van Horn room, an intimate setting with elegant décor, reminiscent of a fine English table with white linen napery, fresh flowers, and candlelight. You’ll dine leisurely, lingering over the evening’s offering, accompanied by an outstanding bottle of wine from our extensive Wine Spectator list of vintages from vineyards worldwide
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Manor on Golden Pond reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (15)special occasion (14)fit for foodies (11)scenic view (10)notable wine list (8)neighborhood gem (3)good for groups (1)Show More
  • Very nice!
    jbsets
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It was quiet with a nice ambience. Not a kid in sight so probably not kid friendly. Food was great. Service was odd. Our waitress seemed to forget us a couple of times and was a tad rude. She also had words with another waitress in front of all in the dining room. Didn't seem in character with the restaurant. My feeling is that with a different waitress, our experience would have been better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Downhill
    Hols10
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We have been coming to the Manor on and off for the past fifteen years. The setting is still wonderful but the service was poor. I think she was the chef's mother!! Took no criticism regarding the meal and never heard what we had to say. The spaetzle was horrible. Dry, cold and had obviously been sitting in the pan since the prep time. They were hard pieces of paste. The stake was of mediocre quality and the risotto soupy and overly cooked. Very disappointing. But mostly the waitress could use a good dose of Disney school and should really know the menu rather than running to the kitchen to get answers to the guests question. The setting is really romantic but the experience is overpriced and not of good quality.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner. The good was very good from appetizers to dessert! It is a lovely setting, and the service was friendly and good as well. We will definitely go back! We have been dining in the Lakes Region for over 20 years and believe our meal here was one of our best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Occasion
    WillowlaneVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Our first time to the Manor on Golden Pond for a special date with my husband. Incredible presentation, very attentive service and the best part was of course the impeccable food. Inventive, tasty and expansive menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special evening summer celebration
    WallyVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Terrific location, great food and service. It was a great experience as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You must visit...
    Anchorage
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    ...The Manor on Golden Pond when in the lakes region. Although the mansion and landscape could use a little "sprucing up" don't let that deter you from a very fine dining experience. The interesting menu is small, which we appreciated, allowing one to comfortably choose rather than be overwhelmed by choices. The food was prepared to perfection and beautifully presented and the portion size ensured that one still had room for dessert, which is not to be missed. I had tournedos, cooked medium rare; they practically melted in my mouth. My wife had grilled swordfish which I had not had for many years but savored the taste of what she offered me. Salads are unusual and the ingredients must've been fresh from the garden. We enjoyed every bite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm and Refined
    BelGufo
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We went there for the first time to celebrate a birthday and weren't disappointed. The rooms are gracious (we ate in the former billiard room), the staff are friendly and attentive, and the menu's imaginative. We'll definitely go again, but probably not with the two young children included in our party of six; there was no accommodation for them as to either seating or menu choice. And we'll hope they have more than one bottle of our chosen wine in stock.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DianneKVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    A quiet, typical New England inn, with character and good food
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wonderful evening
    MargeVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This is a wonderful place, small dining room in 1930's Manor. Chef's tasting menu was excellent - and many wines by the glass to chose from.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal, beautiful room
    Grouse
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    The three of us had an excellent meal there. The service is very good and the food is nicely prepared.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.8
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 13 reviews are from the Manor on Golden Pond reviews archive.
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The food was great first time ever going to a restaurant like that before. I really enjoy the time with my fiancé
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great birthday experience
    ZtaKEDVIP
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    This was our first visit. It was a WOW! The first week of March is deep into the off season in the Lakes Region. The Manor had no guests; we were the only diners that night; yet the dining room was opened and we were the only guests. Most places would have just not bothered to prepare and serve 2 dinners for one night. We had the chef's tasting menu. It's a 7 course meal. The preparation, presentation and quality rivaled some of the best European restaurants we have visited. We ordered a 2009 French Bordeaux at a reasonable price. The dining room is small yet comfortable. The staff prepared several personalized special birthday recognitions and (thankfully) refrained from singing happy birthday .....highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our go to place for Valentine's Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We love this beautiful Inn and Restaurant. In the past, I have rated the experience 5 star without reservation. Unfortunately, this year our dinner, The Chef's Choice, was very good, but not outstanding. Our steaks were overcooked and the desert, a Valentine desert was inedible. The other courses, especially the lobster bisque, were excellent. Our waitress, was a nice woman, but seemed overwhelmed. We had to ask for silverware repeatedly and water refills also. We ordered a fine bottle of French wine. The server never offered to refill our glasses, which was fine with me because I'd rather pour my own. We will be back and I hope to find 5 star food and service again. In any case, this place is worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day Romance
    SimplyMJG
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My wife and I celebrated Valentine's Day at Manor on Golden Pond's Van Horn Dining Room. This was our first visit to the manor and it was a great new experience. Although tempted by the chef's tasting, we both chose the Maplewood smoked duck's breast, starting with the lobster bisque. The duck was perfectly prepared. I would highly recommend it. The wait staff was attentive without being intrusive and they coordinated well with each other. We enjoyed the wood burning fireplace. It was romantic and the food was excellent. The menu is upscale but well worth it. My complements to the chef.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • After drinks in the nice bar
    PenendenVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    After drinks in the nice bar area we were escorted through the office to the restaurant- a little strange
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Manor on Golden Pond
    Elksrest1
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    Like the the movie, a glance at the past. Delightful turn of the century dining room with crackling fire compliments good food and service. Wine carte has a nice selection of reasonably priced wines from around the world.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinning review
    RAZOR
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    the manor was just awesome cant wait to go back again, high end eating at its best
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cocktails
    3couples
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    My only suggestion is that they advertise a Bar so you would think they would have a bartender, The cocktails were not worth the money we paid when they have to google how to make a mix drink.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Evening to remember!
    Sasha
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    We had a wonderful evening while on vacation! Defininately a nite to remember! Our waitress, Barb, was personable and very efficient. She made our evening even more special!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Let Down
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    We made these reservation to celebrate an anniversary as well as another special event. We arrived early so that we could have some drinks and relax. When we arrived, we wanted to make them aware we were hear and were greeted with "your table will be ready in twenty minutes, your reservations are for 8". I had to ask where the bar was as it was not adjacent to the dining area. We then had towait 10 minutes in the bar before seeing anyone. Not the reception we expected. We were not seated until 8:30 a half hour late. The menu was very limited and the quality was not consistent with the price. Also, there was a dinner party in an adjacent room that was very loud and disturbing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A gem
    SusanLVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    We have driven by the signs for this place the last 5 years. So sorry we didn't venture in sooner. If we lived in New England, this would be our romantic Fall getaway, but it will suffice to be our new annual retreat for dinner on our annual Squam vacation. We will tell all of our New England family and friends to take advantage of this place for us :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for honeymooners!
    Andrew2Amanda
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    The food was exquisite and the service was perfect. The setting was reminiscent of a turn of the century chateau with a beautiful view of the mountains. Definitely go around 7pm in the summertime. You'll need to experience the ambience of the sun saturating the hills as you enjoy a nice glass of wine with your meal and gaze into your lover's eyes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale dining at country inn
    Savannah
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Great service. Excellent upscale dining. Great beef fillet, nice wine selection. Delicious risotto. Elegant desserts. The dining room is nice with a fireplace. There is a separate area for breakfast. Nice wood paneled pub also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.