1637 at York Harbor Inn

4.4
701 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

About

The York Harbor Inn’s ocean view restaurant The “1637”, offers wonderful dining in a landmark historic inn. Upon entering the dining room, you are welcomed to the past, present and future in both atmosphere and culinary art. Our menu, featured in Food & Wine Magazine, emphasizes native seafood, creatively prepared and artfully presented, as well as casual, contemporary cuisine. Our Menu highlights Executive Chef Gerald Bonsey, CEC, AAC signature dishes such as Lobster Stuffed Breast of Chicken a staple here at the inn or The Colligan Filet- an 8oz hand cut filet rubbed with YHI steak seasoning, char-grilled and served over our house made mushroom gravy, crowned with a crab cake,fresh Maine lobster meat, and Béarnaise Sauce. Items like our locally famous Seafood Chowder, as well as the freshest fish and pasta dishes have our guests returning time after time. The 1637 cabin room has entertainment many nights of the week by guitarist Woody Allen and Sunday Brunch is served year roun
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winendine
New England
16 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I ate here for our 1 year anniversary. We got an appetizer, 2 entrees, and a dessert to go because we were too full! The portions were so high and everything was delicious. Our server Tara was great too. We would definitely return.

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vipToddR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome any day, but nice buffet on Mother’s Day!

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FranE
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food,setting, service all exceptional! The area with park and ocean is beautiful. The service was excellent. We loved the cozy antique setting.

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JohnG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

This is a historic property with some nice water views, a real log fire and usually a quiet guitar player playing nice background music. The food is normally excellent, but the last time we went it was ordinary. The seafood pie and broiled haddock were so-so.

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TaraPepper
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing experience! The food was incredible, the service amazing. Thank you so very much!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary. It was nice that the inn recognized it with glasses of champagne. A nice touch.

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DanT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Baked stuffed haddock absolutely made my day!
Worth the 4-hour drive!

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DALE
New England
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food in general was decent however the amount of food you receive compared to the actual cost is not worth eating there. You are definitely paying more for the view than the food.

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vipdickm
New England
23 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our host Eddie, Greg and waitress Beth were so friendly they made us feal like family. My wife had the chicken parm and said it was better than any she has had at any other restaurant. I had the broiled haddock and it was hot and delicious. Our complements to the Chef.

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Thom
New England
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere as usual!!! Thank you!!

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TravelerNeen
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is perfect in every way. Its setting is second to none. The atmosphere is cozy and historic, with a view that is modern-day-breathtaking. The menu selections are varied enough to accommodate all tastes. The local integrity of the ingredients is evident.

Service is excellent. The hostess makes rounds to ensure all patrons are happy. I am sure her job is easy, because the food is excellent. Drinks are just as yummy.

I live in York (moved here recently ) and always take guests here when they visit. I know I count count on a wow reaction.

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vipNancyS
New England
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. We stayed for the weekend and dined in their restaurants for the majority of the weekend. Food was great, located amazing. Had filet mignon, asparagus with mashed... delish. Steak cooked perfectly, salad was amazing. Had sandwich in the bar area for lunch -- would get again!

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vipdickm
New England
23 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our host (Greg) and waitstaff (Deb) service was fast and friendly. My wife said the Chicken Parmeasan she had was the best she ever had. I had Broil Haddock and loved it. We live nearby and will come here often.

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LarryK
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful and the views are gorgeous. The service was perfect. The food is expensive and not as good as we expected.

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vipChet
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Setting is quite nice, the room has nice ambience and the service was good. But the food was disappointing. I might try lunch in the future......

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent pre-fixe choices for the early bird special. Service was great. Very enjoyable dinner.

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CDerosier
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great deal and service. Whole meal was included to our stay at the inn as part of the winter special. From homemade bread and butter, soup, seafood pie and dessert to go - it was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service was personable. Took my significant other for birthday, did not disappoint. Watching the ocean crash against the coast was a treat as well. Easy to get to from Portsmouth area.

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BrettM
New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed my dining experience on Saturday March 8, 2019 very much.
My date and I were seated in a quiet room which we really enjoyed.
The food was outstanding as always, and the service was excellent. i hold YHI to a high standard, and they always meet it.

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NinaM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Great food, great service! Fireplace was so cozy!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We both had the lobster carbonara which was amazingly good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

My food was excellent however my date’s food was heavily over salted

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viprichard
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Have gone here many times and for the past few years for Valentine's Day. Haven't been disappointed yet and will probably continue to go back.

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ColleenS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious. Service staff at bar (both upstairs and downstairs) and the staff table side could hit have been better. Ultra-friendly and very helpful. I would recommend to everyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambience, excellent food! Nicest people running the resort and restaurant.

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BrianS
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Although we have been here several times I was a little disappointed this time with the table and with the hostesses unwillingness to move us to a different table. The table we were sat at was placed in a high traffic area where waitstaff continually need to go past to serve other tables. When I asked about moving to one of several open tables I was told sorry can’t do it yet many tables remained available for half an hour, The hostess came by to apologize awhile later once the appetizer came out and offered a glass of wine on the house I thanked her but then when the check came we were charged for the wine. It will be sometime before I return as I felt there really wasn’t an effort to accommodate us

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OpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time visit and we had a great time. Went on Valentine’s day and it was booked. Was nice, cozy and we were able to have a private conversation without over hearing others. Had a view of the water by sitting at a window seat. My filet mignon was delicious with béarnaise sauce. My wife enjoyed her chicken plate as well. Loved both desserts that we tried. Waitress and servers were pleasant and knowledgeable. May ask for a table near the fireplace next time:) Great overall experience!

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ScottF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Confusion when checking in but was taking care of when explained in detail. Couldn't understand why the Cont. breakfast was only until 9:30am. We missed brakfast and had to go elsewhere. No happy about that at all. All in All we would go back but not anytime soon.

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MelissaK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Unfortunately our salad and hot appetizer came out simultaneously. The Caesar dressing was lacking in flavor and portion. The hostess did bring more but it tasted flat. I ordered mashed potatoes and received plain white rice. Thirdly our food was not very hot indicating it probably sat before being served. Our dinner seemed rushed despite it was not real crowded. My husband ordered the special” rack of lamb it was not juicy as expected. Pretty inn but food is just mediocre.

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jayr
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 1637 at York Harbor Inn is a truly rare dining experience - first class food and service in a casual atmosphere. Colligan Filet, scallops, oysters - each better than the other! Cannot reccomend highly enoungh.

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Awayfromthehustlebustle
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyable evening...friendly staff..delicious food

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Tubeturn
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the Colligan Filet. It was absolutely fabulous. The combination of flavors and ingredients were outstanding. The wine selection was varied but not overwhelming. The staff was very attentive and the chef even came out to say hello and see if we were enjoying our meals. The bar with the fireplace was very cozy. I will definitely be making a return visit in the near future.

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vipMarioP
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food outstanding service superb drinks by Beth what else can I say

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Charlie
New England
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We brought our friend to celebrate her birthday. I have been to The York Harbor Inn for brunch but never for dinner. We were all impressed and very pleased with our meals. Then we split a delicious ginger bread pudding. Our server recommended this to us and we were glad we followed her suggestion. Will make the trip again to dine at The York Harbor Inn!

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viprichard
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Came to celebrate a birthday and placed that note in open table. However, there was no mention of it by wait staff during dinner.

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DeborahM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The whole experience from dining to atmosphere was exceptional.

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Sophie
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection at Christmas time. Carolers singing as we dined!

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TNgirl
New England
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for my husband's birthday and they gave him a choice of dessert, which topped off the evening perfectly. The highlight of the evening though was the carolers who serenaded each section of diners -- simply beautiful! There was live music from the bar area so that we could relax before/after dinner and enjoy the cozy atmosphere. The food is always top shelf and served with graciousness and not a lot of fuss. Great place -- we will return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was relaxing. Food was outstanding!

PM
vipPatrickM
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

One of our favorite spots in York - we stay at the York Harbor Inn every year, and always look forward to our meal(s) at 1637 (and the Ship Cellar!). Even if you're not staying at the Inn, this is a MUST TRY restaurant anytime you're in the York area.

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