Winsor House Inn
Winsor House Inn

Winsor House Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.winsorhouseinn.com/
  • Phone: 7819340991x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Served Tuesday - Sunday, 5pm - 10pm (bar until 12am)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Continental, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Franco Carubia
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: For more information, please visit www.thecateredaffair.com.
  • Special Events: Celebrate with us in one of our historic rooms for birthdays, rehearsal dinners, brunches and more! We are excited to present seasonally inspired menus tailored for the occasion. Let us make your event extra special; The Winsor House is happy to provide: custom cakes, specialty cocktails and assistance with settting the room to reflect your vision.
    Wines will be ordered from The Winsor House wine list and priced on consumption. Our team will prepare child-friendly meals to satisfy your “Little Winnies” as well!

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Winsor House Inn
Relax with us, a charming & romantic inn located in the heart of the Historic district of the quaint seaside village of Duxbury. Enjoy a gourmet dinner in our flower-filled Carriage House. The beamed ceiling, wide pine floors and lovely collection of antiques add to the cozy charm as you savor the delicious specialties.

After dinner, retire to the Pub and enjoy an after dinner cordial or step outside for a perfect ending by the fire pit. During the summer months, the Garden Patio is open for your dining pleasure.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Winsor House Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (32)neighborhood gem (29)fit for foodies (24)special occasion (23)great for brunch (18)romantic (17)good for groups (16)vibrant bar scene (12)kid-friendly (10)notable wine list (9)scenic view (6)late-night find (6)great for lunch (3)hot spot (2)Show More
  • Mimi
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We enjoyed our evening last night. At the last minute we had to add a person to our reservation and called. Rebecca the hostess was so helpful. Our service(Kristin and Rob) were exceptional so was the tuna tartare.A little pricey but lovely. Will go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cost
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Very well done..... I did not like paying seven dollars for a side of asparagus.... I'll return but stay with a lower cost meal....
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Better than ever!
    Juanita
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I've been to this restaurant a number of times in the past and recently read an article in the newspaper. I love the ambiance and the history. The new owners have done a wonderful job with remodeling but maintaining the historical aspects of the inn. Food and service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great waitress and evening
    dksnpls
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Our waitress, Samantha, was one of the nicest we have ever had. She was consistently pleasant and responsive. We were celebrating our 48th wedding anniversary. The food was wonderful and ambience just right. We stayed in one of the guest rooms overnight and that was very pleasant as well. Duxbury is a wonderful destination for a one night getaway.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great date!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My partner and I came to Winsor House Inn for date night. We had made a reservation for later in the evening because we planned to catch sunset at the beach first. Since it was a bit chilly out, we decided to skip over early and enjoy a cocktail by the fire pit before dinner. They were able to accommodate the change with no problem! The drinks were delicious and they even brought out marshmallows for toasting--which was a fun treat. When we moved inside to our table, we ordered three delicious courses to share. The oysters, tuna tartar, and salmon were all fresh and extremely tasty. The atmosphere is romantic but very relaxed. The service was great and the staff was all very friendly. We'll be back next time we visit the south shore!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was great. The service was very slow, I think our server was new and a little overwhelmed. She seemed very busy too many tables to run. We sat in the room open to the patio, the door was open and flies buzzed our table. It was my mothers birthday dinner, I would have liked to have sat in the main dining room up stairs room,quieter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Hanger steak was difficult to cut and even more difficult to chew. Salmon and lobster rolls were excellent. Server was extremely pleasant and very knowledgeable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    IPA1968
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The Summer menu is fantastic here. The prices may seem high, but you definitely get more than your money's worth here. The staff is very friendly and not stuffy. It can get very busy. They have very nice outdoor seating and somehow seem to be able to pull off being family friendly and romantic. The filet they have now with the fresh vegetables and herbs from the outdoor garden for $35 just shouldn't be missed. The calamari and tuna tartare are great. If they have the zucchini matchsticks with almonds, I can't recommend them enough. Both the cod and salmon dishes are just perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner on the patio
    SouthShore77
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Great dinner for 6 followed by s'mores / drinks by the fire pit. Everything top notch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad experience
    Bill
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    First my sons soft drink arrived with a large black ant floating in it!! That should have been a sign. A waiter serving a table behind us dropped a utensil from a plate, as he lunged to catch it, water from the tray of oysters he was removing landed on my wife's empty chair and on the floor around our table and others. I asked if he could get another chair, but never returned with one. Our server had to get it. The restaurant had a large private function going on, so it's possible the staff was overwhelmed, but the owner was celebrating her birthday at another table adjacent to ours and was never informed of any of this. The food overall was not bad, but not worth a return trip.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good luck
    Nuvie
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Made reservation for a Birthday dinner & checked with hostess & waiter. Food selection very, very poor. Cod dinner was extra small & bland. Waited 20 minutes for cocktails. Majority of party opted for a salad. Dessert was offered & no candle, NOTHING. we traveledbecause of the segment on Chronicle. Will not go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • bond
    bond
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Everything about our evening was most enjoyable except the noise level. We were four friends who were trying to catch up with each other. We were in the "garden" room and the noise was terrible. Hard to hear what anyone said. Would go back and sit in another location. We were all pleased with our dinner and service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved being outdoors
    blepo
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    What a gem, stuck halfway between Boston and the Cape. The food was exceptional, and the menu was a remarkable blend of small plates, appetizers, full means, and everything in between. We especially liked the cheese and meats selection. The outdoor seating was elegant and so comfortable. We, friends and us, had great time visiting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Great to finally have a restaurant in town that's really good! Food, service and beverages are always delicious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem on Boston's South Shore
    Henricunard
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Service and food great. Atmosphere fabulous. The menu is creative in a clever use of fresh foods such as the melon gazpacho.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Our first visit to the Winsor House since new ownership. The food was very good. We thought the wait for food was a bit long. The waitress was very nice. Unfortunately it was so cold that it made our experience here unpleasant. The quality of food would make us give it another try and ask for a warmer table! We would recommend bringing a sweater here!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambience
    Gurnetian
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    If you desire dining in an historic New England colonial ocean community setting, this is it. Food, service, atmosphere - all are great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Winsor's Rising
    ddux
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The Winsor House has been open under new ownership for the past year, and the owners have clearly spent time listening to their customers, adjusting the menu, and fine tuning the restaurant. It's working. This was our first time for brunch; we generally come for dinner. The menu was creative (classic English breakfast and eggs Benedict, warm pancakes with fresh fruit, and some of the more popular items off the dinner menu like the zucchini sticks with grilled shrimp or chicken and the Winsor burger). The presentation beautiful. We sat outside on the patio, which is the coveted brunch spot. One friend, who lives in Boston, even commented that while Boston has plenty of great brunch spots, he'd made the drive to come to Winsor's. We agree.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch on the patio
    NHGal
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    This was a very impressive meal - everyone was thrilled with their food, but sitting outside on a sunny Sunday in the summer cannot be beat. The Executive Sous Chef ran into us just by chance and offered up a tour of not only the other dining rooms including the private rooms, but also the Inn bedrooms - they were so quaint! Perfect place to have a special family or big group dinner as the private dining room seats 14. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Casual dinner
    JJDux
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    The order was taken quickly and the food arrived without delay. The chowder was excellent, the Winsor House Cobb salad is a great salad. The burger made out of ground ribeye steak is very tasty. Once the check was placed on the table the waitress never returned to the table. After waiting 30 minutes I brought the check to another waitress standing near the computer/cash register.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flowers
    LeeLeeVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Father's dad brunch was delicious, as I knew it would be. What I didn't expect were the gorgeous and huge floral center pieces of flowers. It was a very nice touch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A lovely setting and amazing food!
    NHGal
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I can't say enough about this restaurant. Most importantly, the food is fresh from local gardens, and very well done. But if you love antiques, the new ownership has really gone over and above to make this a very special place. The outdoor patio and fire pit with S'mores is the icing on the cake for a very special summer evening out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Joey
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Friendly service and very nice atmosphere with New England inn feeling in main dinning room. When we were there many were eating on outside terrace. Menu was varied and wine list interesting. A little expensive for portion sizes. All in all a pleasant experience and definitely would return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really Impressive
    NHGal
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This restaurant has been around for quite a while, but these new owners have certainly breathed new life into the place, wowing me with their inventive menu and fresh ingredients. If you are looking for something special, this is the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem on the South Shore
    1FussyDiner
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    What a transformation from the prior Winsor House! Food was exquisite. Decor very tasteful, while respecting the inn's historic roots. The oysters were out of this world good, as were the salmon and roasted cod. Loved the originality and taste of the cream cheese ice cream! The salad was slightly overdressed, but all in all, an outstanding experience. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 52 reviews are from the Winsor House Inn reviews archive.
  • loads of fun
    clm3
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We had a group after a wedding reception; 4 the 6, then 8, eventually 12 all wanting different thing. Waitstaff was very accommodating. Some of us ate, some had drinks only, and we eventually drifted to the patio. Great night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining Room is Quiet, Pub is Lively
    PTWithyVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    If you want a quiet meal, ask to be seated in the Dining Room. If you like a lively atmosphere, go for the Pub; Carriage House is somewhere in between. Same menu, just different ambiance. Menu was inventive, and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mothers Day dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We eat ate The Windsor House often Nd booked an early Mothers Day Dinner out with family. We ordered the cod and salmon dishes although good they were extremely small portions and we are not big eaters.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Give Cali a run for its money
    megurpVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Coming from California, we've turned a bit snobby in our food tastes. This has been our first south shore restaurant to compare with Cali food. The food was delicious. We got a cheese and charcuterie board to start. Chicken and Steak for dinner. Chocolate cake for dinner. A bottle of wine to wash it all down with. Our 13mo daughter got the grilled cheese with fruit and ate the plate clean. The room had several other families. The children played outside while the adults got some alone time. Can't wait until my daughter is old enough for that!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful first visit experience!
    rhfoodieforlife
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    One of the most charming places that my husband and I have dined at. The food and ice cold martinis were as fabulous as I thought they would be considering the people who own it! The three rooms to choose from to eat in were all cozy, whether the main dining room, the pub or the carridge room, which overlooked the garden which was our choice. I knew when the assortment of breads that were brought which were all different,including the cranberry nut roll that it ALL would be delicious! The cheese board was perfect to start, then the salmon entree was cooked to perfection. Did I mention the Stickey Toffee Pudding for dessert!? Unbelievably delicious! Of course....they had me at the bread basket! Cannot wait to return.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner Review
    Goodfoodfind
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Food and service was very good, but the menu is somewhat limited. Since it is located in a coastal town I would expect to see more seafood options. The beet and pear salad is highly recommended. Would go back again just for that.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easter Brunch
    WHfan
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We went for Easter Brunch. Service was friendly and prompt. Brunch was done very well. Carving station for turkey and ham. Other entrees were a variety of quiche ( although had to find and ask wait staff what the varieties were), eggs benedict, scrumptious looking french toast, smoked salmon and the traditional accompaniments, breads, etc. All in all an impressive offering of brunch goodies. There was a chocolate torte and fresh fruit for dessert. The only criticism I would have concerning the service was that plates were not cleared in between returns to the brunch table. We had to ask for that and clean cutlery. Maybe that is being too fussy. No feeling of being rushed. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local favorite getting better
    Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We live nearby and have family meals here regularly. Pub menu is consistently good and servers are always polite and friendly. Overall, the new owners have made significant improvement since they took over last year. That said, consistency is a source of some frustration. Seafood entrees have disappointed on enough occasions that I've been avoiding ordering. Sometimes the kids meal comes with fruits/veggie cup, sometimes they forget to bring it. Last time we were there they brought out pasta for my son when he ordered a pizza...then they brought out some weird pizza/bread thing. I'll keep dining here and hope the kitchen staff continues to improve with age. It's still the best dinner spot in Duxbury!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    DJPDUX9
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The manager was cordial and friendly. The food quality and presentation excellent. The wait staff appears to be well trained and our waitress was attentive and very pleasant. Ths is our new favorite restaurant in Duxbury.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jazz Brunch
    Kboy
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Felt the Inn was overwhelmed.Not enough service people to accommodate the number of people.We waited almost an hour for lunch and then was not prepared as described.I realize that the Inn is under new mgmt.and I am confident that overall operations will improve.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, pricey small servings
    theclutch
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We've been wanting to try this restaurant for a while. An opportunity came with friends to do so. The food was pretty good and the service was excellent. There is sitting for a kid friendly area, a romantic area and the typical bar area. I had the short rib which was absolutely fantastic. My wife had scallops which were also very good. But the catch is that the servings were a bit on the stingy side. My wife's scallops, for instance, looked like one scallop sliced horizontally twice to make three pieces. It would have been a two bite meal for me. On top of the fact that the meals were tiny, the price was for a full serving. The desserts were pretty good. But again, at $11 each, it wasn't THAT good. The service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a really fun night at local gem
    duxselden
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Our group of 6 had a fun dinner in the Carriage House and then moved into the bar area after dinner. The vibe was very fun & positive, with lots of different ages there. Favorites at our table were the artichoke & spinach dip, truffle fries, scallop special, and clam chowder. We mainly did appetizers and were so glad that there were new ones to select on the menu. The Winsor House is BACK!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thirsty Thursday
    DMoney
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    My new wife and I live about 15 mins away and were looking for a new place to have dinner. After a long work week for the both of us, we were looking for a place that was quiet, with a classy crowd.. Check mate! When we arrived, the parking lot was packed, I thought we had made a mistake... The bar was pretty full, but an older crowd of singles... There were several tables of people eating as well. We got a drink and went to our table... There were several other small parties, but plenty of wait staff... Food and service was excellent. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner in pub
    table4twoVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Quiet Sunday evening, had great black bean & mushroom burgers. Sampled delicious chowder and had a chance to talk with the chef.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible food
    Turtle1VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    The chef comes to your table and makes sure he is preparing just what you like. Beautifully appointed, Frette Napkins, table cleared completely after each course. Waitstaff attentive to your needs. Listen to your food allergies and your specific needs. Cannot say enough about this little hem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet