An excellent dining experience.
An excellent dining experience. Attentative, friendly but professional service. All food courses presented well and cooked perfectly.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a special occasion
Brought friends to dinner after finally getting around to honoring our Christmas gift in June. The table setting for four was exquisite, the service impeccable, and the food delicious. Each course was expertly prepared with many subtle tastes imbedded. Whether it was a filet mignon, salmon or a wonderful sea food Fra Diavolo, the food was just perfect. And the desserts, a flowerless chocolate cake with ice cream and a berry cobbler, were the perfect ending. We have dined here many times over the years and it deserves the Open Table 2013 Diners' Choice Award.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
An all-time favorite
For more than 25 years this has been our "go-to" special occasion restaurant - never, ever disappoints, food is always inventive and delicious, service impeccable (some staff have been there a very long time). Very beautiful setting and a great excuse to dress up!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice setting for a special
Nice setting for a special occasion. Excellent service very attentive to detail. Food was presented well and timed perfectly. Fine dinning at its best.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Special Place
Dining at BVI is always special. Fine food, lovely presentation and our pleasant and knowledgeable server Kelley made it a great dining experience.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A REAL FIND
The BVI could not have been better. From the time you enter the door you are welcomed by the attentive staff and treated with exceptional courtesy. Everyone to a person was so professional and so efficient, but not without being warm and friendly. The atmosphere is the best around bar none particularly this time of the year with all the lush greenery. And the food was truly wonderful with attention paid to each and every detail. Everyone in our party had a very memorable experience - and one they are sure to tell others about! Thank you.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice, formal dining
If you're looking for a beautiful spot for a special occasion or a romantic evening, this is an excellent choice. Formal country atmosphere with attentive, if somewhat stiff, service.
Striped bass was very good, beautiful presentation. Rib-eye was not memorable. Profiteroles were yummy.
The dining room is a little small. We could hear the conversations around us. Of course, a couple of the people were just plain loud..
The grounds are beautiful. We'll definitely come back, but next time, we'll try the tavern.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The experience that my wife and I had wad delightful and will be an unforgettable experience. The ambience was wonderful, the food was amazing, and we were well cared for by our waitress. We where surprised but the food when it came out, it was so elegant and beautiful. We had to take pictures and we told the waitress to notify the chef that his food is a work of art!
Thank you for a great time!
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
A place with class
We went to Bedford Village Inn for our wedding anniversary for good food, a romantic atmosphere and a quiet place to enjoy each other's company. We were not disappointed. This place was exactly what the doctor ordered and then some. We were treated like royalty and the food was amazing. All the employees worked together in a symphony of order, class and welcoming demeanor. We highly recommend the experience to anyone looking to be pampered by the best of food and service.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
the chocolate bag
Beautiful place, quietly professional staff who offer excellent service and are very knowledgeable.
The food was excellent, including the bread that is baked there. The Chocolate Bag is one of the best desserts I have ever had!
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent in every way
It was a very enjoyable experience. The food was superb, from start to finish. My only regret is I had no room for desert, as I was unable to leave any of what I was given. The service was excellent, always helpful but not intrusive. The facilities were beautiful, from the interior design, the architecture and the landscaping on the grounds.
The seem to really specialize in special occasions, most people were there to celebrate something. Everyone had a special touch added to make the event extra memorable
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service and food was outstanding. Everyone was very friendly and enjoyed doing their jobs. It was a very nice evening out.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were celebrating our 41st Wedding Anniversary. Going to the BVI was a special treat. This restaurant is a wonderful special occasion restaurant. The service was attentive without being intrusive or disruptive. They kept the water glasses filled. The food was amazing with the dessert being even more so! The special attention that was extended to us made us feel, well...special. Great food! Great ambiance ! Decent value! It was a perfect cap to our day!
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
a ery special place
We went to BVI for our wedding night and again for our anniversary. I would highly recommend it but also caution that it IS expensive.
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another wonderful Meal
We went to the Bedford Village Inn for a Sunday Breakfast. I was surprised, but eventually very pleased, that we selected our dishes from a menu rather than a buffet. We were a party of 8 ranging in age from 8 to 70 and we each found a dish that delighted us. The prices were very reasonable, and we were not nickel and dimed with extra charges for coffee, toast, etc. This visit was for breakfast, but I have been there for other meals as well, and I highly recommend this restaurant for any meal.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to lunch for a friend's birthday. The food and service were excellent and we were not rushed. The restaurant is beautiful and everyone is very friendly. Our friends had never been there before and were delighted!
7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The meaning of excellence
Delightful cheese board offerings. The best quality ingredients creatively prepared. The waiter was very knowledgeable about all facets of the offerings and was good at anticipating the level of attentiveness his guests expected. Wonderful hazelnut soufflé artfully presented Was a wonderful finish to the evening meal.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
They always make a special
They always make a special occasion extra special ... feels like you are dining at a close friends home ... lavish home with a gourment dinner!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I drive past the Bedford Inn at least once or twice a month on our way to Maine to visit our daughter. Because my favorite movie is, "Iit's A Wonderful Life." and the name of the city is Bedford in the movie I have always wanted to visit your Inn. Knowing it was a bit pricy for us we finally found the right occasion , our anniversary! Well it certainly lived up to our expectations in every way!! We are looking forward to trying your out door dinning area soon. Thanks so much for a memorable time!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
2nd time there in the past
2nd time there in the past 4-5 months. Very nice and relaxed romantic dinner with my wife. We love it - a nice "date-night" for just us two parents of a 16 month old! Have proclaimed it our "go-to", spoil ourselves place to go every so often!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Bedford Village Inn is a great place for a memorable/delicious dinner!
Their service, their food, and atmosphere of the dining room go perfectly with one another
The ribeye steak was one of the best I've ever had and the salmon my wife had was perfectly cooked
We Highly recommend the BVI for those special occasions that require an equally special meal
Great wine list as well!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lobster dinner was the best I have ever experienced!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service were great. Our waiter Louis was fantastic and he recommend the wine and food. Ordered the seared scallops and the veggie plate, the presentation of the food was absolutely beautiful, didn't want to eat it.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Wonderful Lunchtime Meal
We again came to the Bedford Inn to celebrate a birthday, and again we were pleased with the food, the wait staff and the attention to the celebration we received. My husband and I plan to come back in the evening to enjoy a meal from the dinner menu (which looks wonderful!).
I highly recommend the Bedford Inn for well-prepared food with a unique touch, such as lobster rangoon or a slider selection or shrimp with polenta. All delicious. My husband raves about the fruit cobbler for dessert.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had such a good experience eating here. The food was fantastic. We started off with chef's special soup. This was just absolutely fantastic. Wish I could of had more. It was hot butternut soup with creme fresh, corn and bacon sprinkled on top. We ordered the bacon wrapped pork tenderloin and that was very tender and delicious. We also had the grilled shrimp pomodora. The shrimp melted in your mouth. The dessert were to die for. We decided to order the Lemon Olive Oil cake and the Chocolate Bag. If you area chocolate lover this is for you. The bag was made out of chocolate and inside the bag was Chocolate mousse and thin slices of cake with chambord....YUMMMM. The Lemon Olive Oil Cake was very moist and delicious.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife an I enjoy going to the BVI when we can and it is in the budget. This is definately a pricey spot! This time we were a little dismayed as we do not feel we got what we paid for. My wife had the seared scallops priced at $32. There was maybe 5 scallops and a couple carrots but the rest was all frill and decorations. I had the clam chowder for an appetizer. There was mostly chunky clams and little broth. Mind you this soup goes for $8. We do enjoy this restaurant but not as much this time.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine evenings for you & your guests
Food was excellent. Well-thought-out contrasting tastes added interest. The waiter was friendly, but unobtrusive. Great, but pricey, wine list. Ambience was up-scale traditional. Nice garden dining on summer afternoons. Bring your wallet and relax.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
great spot for dinner
had a wonderful dinner the other night, our waiter Omar was fantastic, picked out a nice white wine for our butter poached lobster.
the room did fill up quickly and was almost too noisy. i would have removed a few tables to keep the place a bit more intimate. but all in all not a bad spot.. the busboy who i'm guessing was new so he tended to hover over the tables and was quick to remove the plates before you had a chance to finish your appetizer
the other rooms looked nice and might be a good place to return to in a few months when winter arrives.. the grounds looked well taken care of I will have to check out the accommodations for an overnight
9/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
As always, we had a sumptuous meal with impeccable service at the BVI. It is one of our favorite restaurants and it never disappoints.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great dining experience.
As implied, we had a great experience at the Bedford Village Inn for dinner the other night. I am not a vegetarian, but the seasonal vegetable entrée sounded amazing so I thought I would try it. And it was amazing. I had the crab cake appetizer, which was also great. My husband had a ceasar salad and the filet mignon entrée. Both delicious. Put that together with a fabulous bottle of wine, the just right lighting, the cozy room, the great wait staff and you have a very special evening. Should I mention the out of this world dessert and cappuccino? Oh, I just did. Thank you BVI for another great dining experience!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch at 1:30 with an old friend
My wife and I met an old friend for a late lunch. It was our first time at this restaurant, located in an old New England Inn. The ambience is elegant and sophisticated. Low level classical background music makes conversation easy. The food was excellent, especially the steak, chicken salad and fresh homemade bread. There were only two tables occupied at the hour, so we got lots of excellent service. This is definitely one of the best restaurants in southern New Hampshire. The lunch menu is much more limited than the dinner menu, but the selections were varied, ranging from hamburger to crab cakes.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding food-Service was Poor
My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at BVI. The food was absolutely amazing. Unfortunately, the service from Homer was terrible. It started with us not ordering alcohol since I am expecting a baby in March. I inquired as to what their non-alcoholic options were. He told me they had a non-alcoholic beer. He didn't offer any other drinks. They brought us tonic water instead of seltzer, never delivered my caesar salad, forgot my tea with dessert. It was one thing after another. The worse part was that he never acknowledged the forgotten items. Just acted like he had been the perfect server. After two forgotten items in out dinner, I expected at least an apology.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Simply blown away......
I can't say enough about the recent dinner I had at the BVI. My girlfriend and I were celebrating our 1st year together and we were so impressed by the attentive service, charm filled décor, extraordinary cuisine and overall experience.
We had a nice bottle of Burgundy and the server recommended a Tokaji sweet wine that I had never had to enjoy with dessert....it was amazing. Omer, our server took such great care of us from start to finish. We couldn't have asked for a better night. Upon the end of our meal, Omer offered to show us around the property, we saw the wine bar "Corks" and then had a quick peek at the tavern. And to top it all off, Omer escorted us to the door, held it open and offered us a fair well.
Simply blown away!
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Charming inn, super service & food
We went for my husband's birthday (he'd been there before & said that it's consistently good). The place is lovely, both the gardens outdoors and charming old-world inspired rooms. Corks is the hip, modern, bar, which we went to after dinner. Our server Anthony was absolutely amazing--friendly and down-to-earth and very knowledgeable and on top of everything. The food is upscale but simple wholesome gourmet cuisine--absolutely delicious! Food, Service, and Setting, what else could you want? I know some people think it is too expensive, but restaurants on par with this are far more expensive in Boston, and I think if you can't afford to eat at a fine restaurant (and tip your server well) then you shouldn't go out to that type of restaurant.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
For a special occasion
This was our 3 year wedding anniversary and we wanted to go some place special for a nice evening. We had been to Corks, the wine bar upstairs, but never the restaurant proper for dinner so we decided to give it a try. The mood, staff and food were excellent and met our expectations. Everyone was friendly and that added to the level of service I had expected from the restaurant. While the menu is expensive you can see the art work and preparation that goes into each dish. I don't think we will be regular customers but should we need a good excuse to dress up and head out then the BVI will be on our short list of local places to venture.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
so many little touches which made this a top-ten dinner for me. Warm welcome. Decorated table with Anniversary setting (our 15th). Offered champagne upon seating. Placement in an area which was quiet. Quaint setting. Phenomenal food with wonderful flavor and texture combinations. Extensive impressive wine list. Wonderful desserts. Nice apertif list
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delightful in Every Way
The food was absolutely delectable! Everyone treated us royally.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food and wait staff
Amazing food and wait staff that was always attentive (but not overly). Will return often and would recommend to anyone who wants an excellent meal in an elegant setting.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service. Great food.
Excellent service. Great food. I would prefer more choices on the menu for vegetarians. Nice for a special occasion.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pricey but worth every cent
The staff attends to every detail from the moment you step through the door I had the gnocchi appetizer and my friend had the signature clam chowder. Both were delicious. The entrees- the bacon wrapped pork and the chicken dishes were very food. The next night we were part of a wedding reception and the filets were incredible. No wonder this is voted as best in New Hampshire !
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I chose BVI for our one year wedding anniversary. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was fantastic. They even went the extra mile to put a candle in our delicious "chocolate bag" dessert with Happy Anniversary scrolled across a piece of chocolate.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
An impressive wine list, unsurpassed service and delicious food, what more do you need to know!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were celebrating a family birthday, and the waitress left a large chocolate piece with Happy Birthday and some fresh fruit.
The food was delicious. A wonderful experience.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service were quite
Food and service were quite good but a bit pricey when compared to comparable restaurants in the area.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for Birthday Celebration
This was the perfect choice for a special birthday celebration. The restaurant went out of the way to make it special. They service was great, the food was great and the atmosphere perfect to good conversation.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our 75th Birthday Family Dinner
To say the least, we had a marvelous time. Our waitor, Louis, was very attentive and friendly. Everyone was so gracious and accomodating. And the food was AWESOME!!
It was a GREAT evening.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We celebrated my sister in law's 50th birthday.
It is one of my favorite venues.
We had my son's rehearsal dinner there 13 years ago.
We had my 60th birthday celebration there.
I had also attended a beautiful Christmas wedding there.
Always an elegant and delightful venue.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Atmoshere, Staff and food
The Bedford Village Inn is an old country farmhouse converted to a very nice restauran with ambiance and historical character. The wait staff and especially the Maitri D were excellent. Food was out of this world with reasonable proportions. It was a great way to celebrate my wife's birthday.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food, service, and food were flawless. The steaks surpassed any of the steaks we have had in Boston's best steak houses. The main restaurant was country elegant, warm and welcoming.we woukd recommend this to anyone.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Celebrating our anniversary was so wonderful. A lovely table by a fireplace decorated and adorned a lovely note wishing us a happy anniversary. Everything was perfect. The staff, the food and most of all the love of my life?
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM