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About 1637 at York Harbor Inn

The York Harbor Inn’s recently renovated restaurant- “1637”, offers wonderful ocean view 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. Menu highlights include our gourmet Flatbreads made with our own smoked sausage or fresh lobster meat, Lobster Tempura, a Ploughman’s Platter featuring house cured meats and homemade sausage, a Raw Bar menu featuring fresh oysters, shrimp, and clams, Corn and Lobster Chowder and our locally famous Seafood Chowder, as well as the best in steaks and pasta dishes. Our ocean-view piano bar has entertainment many nights of the week and Sunday Brunch is served year round.

480 York Street
York Harbor, ME 03911
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Orchard Lane, Rte. 1A

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(800) 343-3869

Website:
http://www.yorkharborinn.com/

Entertainment:
Piano bar, calypso guitar/vocals and Jazz duo featuring Light Contemporary, Jazz, and Classics Wednesdays thru Saturdays.

Parking Details:
Private parking lot and street parking available.

Executive Chef:
Gerald Bonsey, CEC, AAC

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining rooms, some with ocean views available. Accommodating parties of up to 40 people.

Private Party Contact:
Cheyenne Wright : (207) 363-5119 ext. 192

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun - Thu 5:30PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 9:00PM

1637 at York Harbor Inn Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

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93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (24)
Scenic View (23)
Special Occasion (22)
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Quiet Conversation (21)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Good for a Date (17)
Romantic (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Cozy (15)
Waterfront (15)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Authentic (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Casual (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Fun (4)
Business Meals (3)
Live Music (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Relaxed feel, comfortable dinning with friends. Been there many times - The food and service is the best in York.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 7, 2017

A mixed bag. My wife started with a beet salad that was extraordinary and I had a seafood chowder that was loaded with seafood. But the entrees...my wife ordered Beef Brochettes done medium and received rare beef, I ordered Seafood Ravioli that came with overcooked shrimp.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

View and ambience alone are worth the visit. Prices on the higher side of average, but not expensive. Quality of foid is good, but some if the dishes seemed to be prenafe and warmed up, drying out the food. This was noticed on the appetizers and side dishes, not the main courses.
I had the sea food in a broth over pasta. Was wonderful, but portion was small. Service was great at desk but average at table. Could use more attention to changing silverware and plates with appetizer and main courses.
I loved the place and will likely return.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

One of our favorite places. Great brunch menu and you can not beat the ocean view. Food is great, good coffee and it was not noisy. Good service too! Enjoyed the smoked salmon special and my hubby got a great omelet.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This restaurant is always a highlight during our weekend getaways to the Kittery Outlets! No matter the season, the view out the multiple windows is quaint and peaceful. The food id innovative and always delicious. The ambience is conducive to a romantic date night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Fine dining, nice atmosphere, nice for special evening, Anniversary, birthdays, etc.
We will return for sure.
Ivy leverone

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Always a nice visit to York Harbor Inn ! Whether upstairs or down in the Ships Pub food is good ,drinks are good great atmosphere ?

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had a fantastic anniversary dinner experience here. The hostess presented us with complimentary sparkling wine to toast :). We ordered the duck confit salad on the special list and got the seafood ravioli which was fantastic!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The hostess was very sweet & brought us over 2 glasses of complimentary champagne for our anniversary.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We visited the restaurant twice during a short stay (mini-moon) in York. Saturday the hostess, waiter, and back of the house were all aware of the food allergies of my wife and we had an excellent dinner. This review is really of the second trip. The hostess, recalling us from Saturday, was aware of my wife's food allergies. We don't know if this information was relayed to the waiter, but we did inform him of the same to ensure an issue free dinner. The waiter wrote nothing concerning my wife's allergies. We took this as a bad sign, but some waitstaff don't and recall everything just fine. We placed our order, which appeared to get lost, as people who ordered after us received their meals first. My wife's plain haddock was delivered with bread crumbs. Since gluten was one of my wifes listed allergies, this was not good. The waiter offered to have it made again, we declined, as we could not fathom how plain haddock, with a baked potato could have gotten screwed up. We paid our bill with a minimal tip and left. Service was terrible. The waiter we had on Monday was terrible. No manager came to apologize. Overall a terrible experience this time. Not going to rush back.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We stayed overnight in the Inn so were able to enjoy two meals - both incredibly good. Basic bread basket served first with roasted garlic and oil spread. We both had the 8 oz filets the first night - cooked exactly as asked for (which is a nice change from most places which over or undercook meats), with lightly roasted asparagus and polenta as sides. Polenta a nice change from mashed potatoes, lightly seasoned, buttery and overall wonderful flavor. Second night - Korean Salmon - once again cooked to perfection served with a lightly season rice and roasted asparagus. Servings were a healthy-size with a simple beautiful presentation. For guests staying over, there is a complimentary full breakfast buffet. Nothing better than enjoying breakfast with an ocean view.

Tags: Late-night Find, Live Music, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Nice place, very good food, kind people

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We love this place! But things were a little off on our last visit. A skunk outdated bottle of beer for one, a flat beer from the tap on another, had to wait quite a while for drink replacements, then they ran out of bread and had to wait for Some to thaw, all very off from the normal. Wasn’t a great night but we will be back and how this was one off night.

Tags: Waterfront, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We are always satisfied when coming here and we tend to make use of the special 3-course meals available prior to 6:00 PM. This time the special was $21.95 - a great deal for a great meal!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had a wonderful anniversary meal at the York Harbor Inn. The seafood ravioli was excellent, as was the haddock special. Service was good and the staff very friendly. We hope to return and visit their ship-themed bar as well as sample their lunch menu.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Been a regular once or twice a yer for special occasions. Still the best filet and seafood anywhere from Maine to Connecticut. Beautiful superior service - just awesome experiences.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The meal and service in the was outstanding! We had a drink before dinner in the pub downstairs and the service could have been better.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere in a beautiful setting. The food was good, but not great. Service was fair. Waiter had to be asked multiple times for drink re-orders. He couldn't seem to remember our requests.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Excellent meal. Friendly staff. Nice chat with chef.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Outstanding dining experience. The atmosphere and ambience could not have been better. The selection was Superior and the creativity added to our enjoyment.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Had the seafood chowder which was a 10/10. One of the best chowders we had on our trip. Had a special of the night which was a scallops dish cooked perfectly; had a surprising apple and pear and butternut squash added to it but was a perfect compliment. Had flatbread with lobster which was okay and could've probably skipped to be honest. Great experience overall. Great service, and would definitely recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We've been to this restaurant many times and it never disappoints. The food was outstanding, service was excellent and and the prices are reasonable for this type of restaurant. Without a doubt they serve the best seafood chowder. Their garden salad was fresh, tasty and not drowning in salad dressing. The special that evening was a dish of scallops, sweet potato ravioli in a cream sauce that was to die for. While we didn't order dessert, they do provide a sweet ending of home-made toffee with the bill. (Yum!) Just a wonderful meal to cap off a very nice day on the coast of Southern Maine. We will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was good, except for the daily special, fried oysters. These were way undercooked. The batter was still wet and the texture was horrible. The portion size was also small, but that is probably a good thing for this particular dish. The location of the restaurant and the wine list were both excellent. The Red Schooner and Belle Gloss wines from Wagner were priced at only slightly above retail. The view and beverage selection would draw me back for an evening drink, but the suspect kitchen staff would cause me to eat elsewhere.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Good food and consistent. Relaxed atmosphere and good views especially with window seatings.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We love 1637. Food and service excellent and the views are terrific. It has a tradition New England feel.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

If you are a lobster fan then you must try the lobster flatbread! Seafood ravioli is also fabulous.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Fun
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I have not written a review for sometime because we have been dining out a lot this year. This time I had to make an exception. This restaurant hit all the right notes, from the original greeting by our host to the beautiful decor to our server Ian who was excellent. This place oozes charm,from the colonial structure to the lovely bay windows over looking York Harbour. This was a special ocasion for me as I had traveled back east to see my 90 year old mother and my sister who helps her everyday. I wanted something special for them and found it on opentable. The food was glorious from the cocktails to the appetizers to the main courses. I could go on but let me finish by saying if you are in this area take time to dine here. Take it from me I was born in southern New Hampshire and tried many restaurants, this is by far my favorite.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Anniversary dinner with our daughter. Lovely ambience and pleasant service!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We have been here before and the food is always good and the view terrific. The wait staff is very attentive and helpful. A very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Food was ok absolutely no dairy free option. It appears everything is premade so they are not prepared to cook anything special. For that reason I will not return.

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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Outstanding service, atmosphere and food. One of our favorite spots to come for a special occasion. We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary there and try to make it over from VT a few times a year.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food was awesome

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

We love 1637 at York Harbor Inn. We have been there many times and have never had a bad experience. The food is always delicious. Two of my favorites are the spinach salad and lobster stuffed chicken. Fantastic!

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great dinner! Wonderful service! Would recommend to anyone looking for a lovely night out.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Live Music, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Everything was great as usual, that's why we keep going back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great place - have been going here for years. The inn is not waterfront but is directly across the street - the views of the Atlantic from the restaurant are beautiful. The space is arranged so there's not a bad seat in the house. Very cozy - almost old fashioned, one of the things I love about it. Food is very good - very New England. Love lobsta? You can get it here any number of ways. Nice bar menu and great wine list. If you want something trendy, this probably isn't your place. Want something comforting, you'll love it here.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

As always, YHI fulfilled all expectations. Beautiful view of the ocean, excellent wine selections, and of course the best entrees anywhere. Crab stuffed haddock baked to perfection, baked scallops and (special request) baked shrimp melt in your mouth, and a filet of beef which was perfectly cooked, tender and tasty, and large enough to share with the fish-eaters. Thank you, YHI!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We eat at this restaurant every summer an it is always great. Their ribeye special was delicious. Each year they add new exciting things to the menu. The room is spectacular!

Tags: Waterfront, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

We had a very enjoyable meal and decided it was so good we came back the next night. Food, atmosphere and service were all great and we really enjoyed it.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

This is a charming old inn and dining room with a lovely view of an oceanside park and York harbor; unfortunately the food is only average.

Tags: Waterfront
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