1637 at York Harbor Inn

4.7
700 reviews
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Continental
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(800) 343-3869
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Gerald Bonsey, CEC, AAC
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Private party facilities
Private dining rooms, some with ocean views available. Accommodating parties of up to 40 people.
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Private party contact
Cheyenne Wright : (207) 363-5119 ext. 192
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Cross street
Orchard Lane, Rte. 1A
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Parking details
Private parking lot and street parking available.
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Entertainment
Piano bar, calypso guitar/vocals and Jazz duo featuring Light Contemporary, Jazz, and Classics Wednesdays thru Saturdays.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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TR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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FE
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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JG
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

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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TP
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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DT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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DA
New England
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

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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New England
23 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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New England
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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TN
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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NS
New England
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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New England
23 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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LK
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

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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C
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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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MM
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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CD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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BM
New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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NM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We both had the lobster carbonara which was amazingly good!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

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

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r
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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CS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

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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New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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SF
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

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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MK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

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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j
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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A
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Enjoyable evening...friendly staff..delicious food

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T
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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MP
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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C
New England
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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r
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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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DM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The whole experience from dining to atmosphere was exceptional.

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S
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection at Christmas time. Carolers singing as we dined!

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TN
New England
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere was relaxing. Food was outstanding!

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PM
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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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LS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The filet with mushroom gravy ordered medium rare was cooked perfectly! My daughter has multiple food allergies and they took the care necessary to give her a great meal. LOVED IT!

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