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About 30 Boltwood - The Lord Jeffery Inn

Inspired by contemporary wine country living, our new full-service restaurant provides an elegant and comfortable atmosphere that embraces the beauty of our natural surroundings. Our enticing menu places a large emphasis on farm-to-table cuisine prepared with natural, farm-fresh local ingredients. The restaurant offers an approachable and creative wine list where each offering is hand selected with the intention of creating the perfect compliment to your meal. During the warm-weather season, outdoor dining is available. Other options at 30Boltwood include a small private dining room for up to 8 guests and our greenhouse room that showcases a common table that seats up to 16 people.

30 Boltwood Avenue
Amherst, MA 01002
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 10:00am; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Spring Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(413) 835-2011

Website:
http://www.30boltwood.com/

Executive Chef:
Kevin Doubleday

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

30 Boltwood - The Lord Jeffery Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

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Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (9)
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Creative Cuisine (6)
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Bar Seating (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Business Meals (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Scenic View (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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Organic (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

This was our second dining experience here, the 1st blew us away so we thought we would go for their Valentines Day special menu. Service started off slow, but given it was busy we let it go. Food taste was excellent, but don't go there hungry....portions were VERY small. For the most part the seating doesn't allow for a quiet romantic conversation, your table is literally less than 12" inches from the next table...texting back and forth may work best if you want to discuss something personal. Of course we will go again but not for any special occasion!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

I was truly impressed with the food, which seems to me to have leaped up to a new height of deliciousness. And the service matched that excellence.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were staying at the Lord Jeffrey so it seemed natural to try 30 Boltwood. We had reservations and were seated promptly. The food was very good and served with a good pace (not too fast or too slow). The ambiance is classy. We simply had a great experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

The soup and fried egg plant were blend. The steak and swordfish were amazing!

Tags: Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Oxford)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Celebration

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 (New England)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The service, from reservation to seating & throughout the meal, was exceptional. McKenzie was the perfect waitperson, intelligent, thoughtful, prompt & witty. The food was deemed very god by all (I had the kale salad, and it was the best Kale Caesar salad ever. (The lemon in the dressing was perfect, the white anchovies are always the best.). All agreed that 30 Boltwood is the perfect venue for our monthly gatherings. We are the ROMEOs, and we approve this review!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Casual and elegant decor; very friendly and helpful staff; loved our hummus app platter and our rose wine; delicious lamb chops and special salad with tuna was quite good; my sister's vegetarian dish was only OK

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 2, 2018

This was our third (fourth?) time at the Lord Jeff. We almost went somewhere else because on past visits, the food has been mediocre. Great ambiance, nice service, mediocre food. But it was a Tuesday night when a lot of other restaurants were closed, so we decided to give it another try. Well voila! The food was much, much better this time! I would definitely go back, and understand that there is a new chef, which must be the reason for the improvement. Nice!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had an exceptional New Years Eve diner with wine parings for each course. One of the best I have had anywhere.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

As always, impeccable service and attention to detail and, of course, fabulous food. The New Years Eve menu was very creative and delicious, and the wine pairings were truly excellent! Thanks again for a real good time, and thank you Madison for your considerate wait service!

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We appreciate the quiet ambiance. Food is good but we would appreciate more vegetarian options.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Atmosphere is very nice. Bar is nicely designed and perfect for a cocktail and conversation. Menu is very limited one fish, one beef, and one chicken. Don’t like the choice and you’re pushed into a totally different type of meal. The cost is on the higher side, which would be fine but not when you feel like you “settled” on a meal you really didn’t want.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Creative, delicious food that is always plated in a beautiful manner. Hosts and wait staff are friendly and accommodating. Stop by if you are in the Amherst area. You will not be disappointed!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 21, 2017

All four, different, entres were wonderfully prepared, well presented and delicious. Cameron, our waitperson, was anxious to please and knew his menu offerings. Our wine selection, an upscale chard was particularly good. We look forward to returning. The lighted tree on the Amherst Common was a great surprise as well!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Organic, Healthy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had brunch-it was good, the cocktails were delicious. It took forever to get our meals.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Good food. Limited selection. Good service except for the wait for the check

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We came in for breakfast on Thanksgiving before hitting the road for our destination. Overall,the food and service were very good. What my wife and I didn't care for was the coffee. The Esselon coffee was an Ethiopian blend that had, for us anyway, a very unusual taste.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The Boltwood is a great looking place with really interesting, extrememely well-prepared food. Prices are good too.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Cozy atmosphere, delicious food, impeccable service

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food was very good, nice presentation. Beyond the food, the service was fantastic! Our server found out we were celebrating our anniversary so he treated us to a wonderful dessert. Overall great experience!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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 (London)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Excellent experience at The Jeff on Friday, November 17. Victoria, our server, was the best, and the food very good. One of my favorite things about dining at The Jeff is that the atmosphere is always quiet and peaceful (in marked contrast to so many other restaurants). It was possible to have an easy conversation, with virtually no background noise to contend with.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Overall quite good. The wait staff needs better training. Sadly, at times, they act as if they are part of the party. Good service without too much engagement in personal conversation is what guests are seeking - we don't want to know that you are writing a novel.

All dishes were competently done excepting the vegetarian cassoulet which was too salty.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Slow service and cold food.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Second Business dinner, and the entree’s were disappointing. Same as week before.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The pre-dinner martini was good as was our main course. The starters were very average and the service was likewise - it was not the fine dining experience we had signed up for

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Cheese and charcuterie board was delicious and Cameron at the bar mixes amazing cocktails.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 24, 2017

6 of us went for brunch. The food was advertised as farm to table but most of our food was not. The food was flat with taste and not savory. The atmosphere and servers were nice and responsive, but that was not enough to offset the high price for bland food.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Lovely restaurant, good service but unfortunately the food was just average.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

We had dinner and breakfast there. Everything was good, but the oatmeal at breakfast was the best I've ever tasted--and the waitress says she hears that a lot.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Good food, not too expensive, great service; worth a drive

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great food but the menu had few choices and small portions. Love the ambiance....Perfect for special occasions or date night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We dine out a fair a.ount and so when we want our date night to be special we think of 30 Boltwood. It is relaxing, classy and the food is always top notch.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 3, 2017

I was very excited to dine here for a special occasion. The atmosphere is upscale traditional. Overall, it was a very nice evening. The restaurant fell short in two areas. The menu offering was seven dinner entrees. At 7:30 pm, they only had 5 entrees available. This is a big disappointment and a major shortcoming for an upscale restaurant with a limited menu. Secondly, the staff seemed harried and could have been more engaged and welcoming. Since service is a big part of fine dining, it would have been nice to have had the staff put a bit more effort toward making the evening more enjoyable. Despite these two issues, we enjoyed our time together at 30 Boltwood.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The brunch menu was very nice with new food options that we really enjoyed. The waiters were very attentive. Overall we had a great time and will go back.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The waitstaff was very polite, helpful, and low key. Our meals were excellent, arrived in a very reasonable time, and the food was nicely presented and delicious. We have no complaints, and would definitely dine at the 30 Boltwood again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

medium sized portions and great salads
nice outdoor dining woth quiet music playing

Tags: Seasonal, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Fabulous dinner, quiet Sunday night in Amherst so it was not busy. Waiter Xander was outstanding! Food was well prepared and delicious! Incredible wine list!! Can't wait to go back!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We sat at the outside table under the covered courtyard and it was an outstanding experience. The food was excellent the service was very good as we asked our server for recommendations in a number of areas and received excellent advice on food choice.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Excellent food and service. Lovely outdoor dining. Inside dining area is also very nicely appointed.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 21, 2017

The food was good and fresh but it was not spectacular. New drink menu was great. I thought it was a bit stuffy and pretensious. Overpriced for sure.

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