this place is a hidden jem, the owners are very friendly and take pride in there inn. chef was awesome, food was excellent, staff very friendly,one of my new favorite spots. we cant wait to go back.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
a little too quiet
On Thursday i made an Open Table reservation for a Sat. night, and the only available table was at 8:15. I phoned Sat. morning to see if an earlier table had opened up. I was told, after some deliberation and hesitation, that they could fit us in at 7:00. Perfect. We were encouraged to arrive a little early to have a drink in the bar. Perfect. When we arrived the restaurant was entirely empty. No one but the host and, I suppose, the kitchen staff. We were the only diners until about 8:00 when a party of 2 arrived. It was a very odd experience, and I don't understand why getting a table was such a challenge when there was no one else there. Otherwise, excellent food, good service, and a warm comfortable setting.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is exceptional.
This restaurant is exceptional. The pre-fixe menu is well proportioned and the service staggered enough to fully enjoy each course. It was an anniversary date, and we were very happy. They also have a very nice wine list.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of Best in NH
The Sugar Hill Inn is one of the best restaurants in NH, and we've visited many. Expect to spend a number of hours since each course comes out slowly, carefully prepared, beautifully presented and delicious. This was our second visit, and we chose this venue for our anniversary. No regrets!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic, as always
This was our fourth stay at the Sugar Hill Inn, and part of the draw of the place is its outstanding restaurant. The fact that it takes three hours of driving to get there should tell you a lot. The prix fix is fantastic value, with three courses (appetizer, salad, entree) and dessert, as well as amuse bouche and olives and bakery. I don't normally eat this much, but no matter what we order, neither of us leaves a crumb behind. Chef Val definitely knows what he is doing in the kitchen, his creations are vibrant and subtle. Some of them are unusual (V8 sorbet, anyone?) and others are always on the menu, but all are uniformly delicious. The wine list is huge, service is excellent, and atmosphere is relaxed and romantic - we love it.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
CALLING ALL FOODIES
Not only should this be a three star place, it is in a quiet , beautiful, intimate yet spacious room of the historic inn. Try the caesar salad in the parmesan crust shell! The filet with the red wine/shallot reduction sauce was the best I have ever had. This is the way to enjoy an evening without feeling rushed and crushed. Dining does not get any better than this.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
extraordinary in every way...
A wonderful culinary experience served with grace and warmth. The food is exceptional.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went here recently, and
We went here recently, and while it was not the best meal I have ever had, it was very good. We had a quiet dinner at a table with a cute view and the waiter was very attentive. We had a reservation for 6pm and arrived early to enjoy some wine which we were allowed to bring out onto the porch. The grounds are beautiful and we had perfect weather. We didn't stay here since we live in the area, but would definitely recommend it to someone looking for a cute B&B in the country.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A perfect meal and experience
This was our third dinner at Sugar Hill Inn, and a celebration of a major birthday for my husband. It was a perfect experience. Every bite and taste, from the amuse bouche, through a four course prix fixe menu with several choices for each course, to the coffee was delicious and an outstanding value at $63 per person. It amazes me that such a small dining room can retain a talented chef of this caliber.
I love the setting and ambiance of the dining room and the hominess of the Inn in general.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
An Exquisite 4 Course Meal!
We were on our way back from a trip to Quebec and booked a night at the inn with dinner to break up the long drive. The trio of soups was wonderful especially the corn soup with truffle oil and I had a caesar salad unlike any I have ever had. I was still full the next morning but enjoyed breakfast too.....scrambled eggs with cheese and herbs and a wonderful maple raison muffin! Yum......
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chef Val is simply amazing, one of the best dinners I've ever had, anywhere!
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful Inn, excellent service and delicious dinner. Hats off to Steve, the Inn Keeper, Dan, our server and to the incredible chef, Val. Oh, and don't forget Katy the dog!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good overall
The food was very good, but not quite excellent for me. I'll explain..The soup trio was outstanding, I mean really great. The main dish for me was to be the horseradish crusted tenderloin. They accidently gave me the bone in sirloin,instead. I didn't send it back as to not unbalance the time frame of our meal. The steak was very good, but this type of cut is usually quite fatty. This turned out to be the case.Richard's Pork Shank was excellent. The desserts were excellent as usual. Mine was the panna cotta & Richard's was the chocolate walnut tart. Well definately still go back.Overall still the best restaurant in the region.
8/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
We are from Boston and had been to many restaurants for fine dinning at various places.I had date night with my fiance on his birthday when we went to see fall colors in NH and we were so pleased with wonderful service and fine dinning at sugar hill Inn. Owner is really nice and they have provided very nice service. Best place in that area for romantic dining. We so truly recommend it for couples.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service even with a power outage.
A freak thunderstorm hit earlier in the day leaving the town without power so we weren't expecting the restaurant to be operational. We were surprised to see that the restaurant had a backup generator that kept the kitchen up and running. Our food came out a little slower than expected, but what can you expect when you are running your whole kitchen from one generator. Lots of time spent at the bar to converse with people from different locations. Food was good and atmosphere was pleasant.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is perfect in many ways! Ambiance, location, service and food are all perfect. Loved it and can't wait to go again. Would like to stay here as well. We went for dinner the last day of our honeymoon.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
May be one of the best meals ever!
Everything about the meal was perfect. The food was absolutely exceptional, the service was great and unobtrusive, the dining room was intimate, and the timing of the courses perfect. We've been driving by this location for years but never had an opportunity to dine. If you want a special occasion meal that will be fantastic, go here!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
The dining room is tastefully decorated with comfortable upholstered armchairs. The room was quiet although more than two thirds full...great acoustics. Our table by the fire was romantic. The service was wonderful. Our wait person was helpful and prompt.
Each course was thoughtfully prepared. We loved the chef's new interpretations of classics. The appetizer surf and turf that night was pork belly and ahi, ordered by my companion but thankfully shared with me....mouth watering
The Caesar salad in a frico cup was amazing. Both entrees were fabulous, rack of lamb and tenderloin cooked to perfection.
Finished with a silky maple crime brûlée . We will definitely make plans to return to The inn at sugar hill.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM