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The Hawthorne
The Hawthorne

The Hawthorne Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.hawthorne-inn.com/dining.php
  • Phone: (860) 828-3571
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday: Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Hawthorne
At The Hawthorne, it's the cuisine that brings guests to us from far-and-wide! With Patrons from all over New England we strive to offer the very best in dinner faire, including a variety of beef from the grill and succulent seafood items. Our extensive wine menu wonderfully compliments our vast array of beef, poultry, seafood and more. With a variety of dining options our guests are able to enjoy a meal in their cozy booth or reserve a private table. Searching for the ultimate private dining experience? Request our Wine Cellar Room to enjoy fine dining in a gorgeous brick walled room with chandelier lighting and rustic décor. For even more privacy contact us to book one of our 12 private function rooms seating any amount of guests between 8 and 350. We work with you to make your dining experience special and unique!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The Hawthorne has been a favorite for decades. We don't get there often and this week's trip was a revelation. I knew the restaurant had changed hands. I knew the menu had changed. I was not prepared for the change in ambiance. Where I expected to find quiet elegance. I found upscale "diner." The food was still wonderful. The chef continues to be a highlight of the facility. We were met at the door with a screech demanding that we check in with the hostess. The cocktails ordered were poorly prepared. Our server (Jill) was very pleasant. She is obviously still learning the job and will hopefully become as efficient as she is enthusiastic. A parade of dirty dish tubs was carried past our table all evening. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We were celebrating a 25th anniversary and The Hawthorne was the perfect spot. We had been seated in a private room and our server was fabulous. The food was delicious!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I found it to be a wannabe trendy restaurant. The table needed linens and the chairs were no comfortable. I also thought the lighting was too bright and the open floor plan made me feel like I was sitting in the middle of a room being watched by all the people seated around the room. Not a fan. Also found the food to be similar to what I expect when you go to a large event where they cook for hundreds of people, it was very blah. I was glad I had a gift certificate and didn't have to pay the whole bill out of my pocket."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Found this restaurant the ideal atmosphere for a Long overdue get together with an old friend. Food was fabulous, wine recommended by the waiter perfect. Atmosphere for our reunion Was excellent. The experience was so pleasant we did not want to leave. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The decor is pure 70s with a prime rib to match. A nice place in an area without much fine dining, this place is an over- achiever.Food is good, if not spectacular. Staff tries hard to please. Worth a visit"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Although the portions were large, the meat was not tender but chewy and without flavor! Much disappointed and not likely to return!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Don't get me wrong, the food was very good. Prime rib nothing like its hey day. Meat was good, but it tasted like the roast was injected with salt. It would taste good, then you would get a very salty piece. Calamari excellent, veal chop special excellent. Also had a hummus platter that was very good. Not much ambience. I would also have appreciated if my table was wiped down between courses instead o putting clean plats of food over the mess!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Since I was a child The Hawthorne Inn was my family's "go to" restaurant. The Prime Rib, and most menu items as well as service always superb.Haven't been there in a few years. Saddend when the familiar faces were not there. Slight mix up when some of my party arrived and were seated leaving the not so friendly host staring at his computer trying to find my reservation. It took 15 minutes for someone to take our drink order. We were then told they ran out of prime rib and lobster leaving us scrambling to select other dinners. How do you run out of your signature item? My baked stuffed shrimp was rubbery and saw no "lump" crab meat in the stuffing. A disapointing special occasion evening for me. I guess you just can't go back"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Had been there in the past a few years back. Food was not good and won't go back. Order prime rib med. and could not cut it with a steak knife at all. New owners and a new decor. Not a fan. the tables and chairs make the newly remodeled dinning room look cheap."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "prime rib was overcooked the first time, 2nd time was 50 % fat, wife's baked potato was ice cold, ran out of sour cream, ended up not charging for the 2 entrees. Very disappointed !!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My husband and I chose to go to the Hawthorne Inn this year for Valentine's Day after not having gone out in several years due to having young children. We chose this restaurant because of memories I had of my parents taking us there on New Year's Eve. It was always something special and fancy. We made reservations for 7:30 and arrived at 7:29. We waited about 20 minutes just to get to the counter to give our name. Everyone in line was frustrated but in good spirits especially since we all had made reservations. The woman at the front desk was a very pleasant older woman who really did not have the energy to keep up with a busy holiday crowd. She was the only person seating people and answering phones. This was only the beginning. out of ch"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went there on Valentines Day. Took a while from the time we were sat to be seen by our waitress. We ordered an app that never came. Our salad and entree came at the same time. Food was average, presentation was nice. Drinks were over priced. It's clear they were not used to being very busy as we were there for almost two hours with 2 courses arriving together."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My brother and his wife were in town for the holidays. We took them and my mom to the Hawthorne. We ate in the bar as we liked the atmosphere in there better - more relaxed. There were definitely not a lot of people there. We almost had the whole room to ourselves. The service was excellent, as was the food. We all had a great time and will go back again."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "The food was good and the portions large. The service was good and the place is very quiet during weekday lunchtimes."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "On the second Friday of October I took my wife out to the Hawthorne Restaurant. We were immediately greeted and taken to our table. The waitress promptly brought over our menus and took our drink orders. That set the tone for the rest of the night. Service was prompt and efficient without being overly intrusive. My wife had a vegetarian plate and pronounced it to be excellent. I had the smaller serving of the prime rib and I am glad I did since I wasn't able to finish it. It was cooked medium rare as ordered and the au jus was excellent. My only complaint was that the mashed potatoes were a touch dry and the vegetables were run of the mill. We finished the meal off with a creme brulee which was very good. On the whole, worth it."
    Dined on 10/11/2013