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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

3.8

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Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (10)
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Creative Cuisine (5)
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Local Ingredients (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Romantic (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Business Meals (3)
Cozy (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Healthy (1)
Authentic (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
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 (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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·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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 (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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·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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·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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·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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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

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

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 (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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·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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·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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·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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (New England)·Dined on July 19, 2017

We enjoyed the limited, but very acceptable, Entre selection. The presentation was very nice and the drinks well crafted. If you want the pace of the meal to be slowed, be sure and be very specific with the waitstaff. We look forward to returning again in the future.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on July 16, 2017

The ambiance as well as the menu are wonderful. Not a huge menu but the attention is to the quality of the cuisine.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Disappointing. Over-priced, extremely slow (despite being half-empty). Pretentious. The food was good and attractively presented. Portions were small, which is a virtue, but made the prices correspondingly excessive.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 13, 2017

30 Boltwood seems to have changed. I've eaten here many, many times, but this was quite different. First, there was a very nice saxophone/guitar duo, but when the sax played, we could not hear each other. I don't think that it was because we were close (even though I asked for a quiet table). Given the size of 30 Boltwood, I think it would be just as loud throughout. It's just too small a place for a loud saxophone. I love to have music when I dine, but it can't overshadow attempts at conversation. The food was good, but the amounts were not very generous. Three of us ordered gnocchi. They were quite tasty, but it was more the size of an appetizer than a $25 entree. 30 Boltwood was one of my go-to restaurants for entertaining guests. I'll probably try once more to see if it was an off-night, or if it has changed that much.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The portion of my order was considerably smaller than what this dish usually is. Other than that, the dining area is spacious and the menu is overall great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Trying to be fine dining but misses the mark with service and food. Add table cloths to make room look nicer. Train servers better.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

This is a lovely and elegant setting and the staff were very friendly. We were disappointed that the menu was very limited in choices, given that some of those choices were very run-of-the-mill and uninspiring eg. Caesar salad, charcuterie platter . The soup was very good, as was the salmon, but the clams and gnocchi were both disappointing and unmemorable. I exepected more from a restaurant of this caliber and pricepoint, but would try it again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on June 6, 2017

The chef salad came without dressing. We requested dressing and what was brought was a very small amount. A second request for dressing brought another small amount. When a third request was made for dressing, we were told that this would be the last request permissible for dressing. Some of the llettuce was brown and the salad in general was bland. My wife's smoked salmon omelette was very tasty, but surprisingly small.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We have dined here many times, mostly while the prior executive chef was in residence. I'm pleased to be able to say that the new executive chef, (Kevin Doubleday) has carried on the creative tradition and outstanding choices of local ingredients of the previous chef, and am happy to continue to recommend this restaurant to anyone interested in a very tasty meal, at a reasonable price, served by happy and attentive staff. Always and still a pleasure!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Hit or miss w menu. My clam app very salty. My steak medium was well done dried out. My Mille fulle dessert mushy. Everyone else's food stellar:Asparagus salad, chicken, duck and salmon. Cherry dessert amazing. Great atmosphere and service

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great restaurant for fine dining in the center of Amherst. A pleasure to dine there.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 1, 2017

The "Grass" five course menu was outstanding. The entrees with excellent flavors

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Lovely spot in downtown Amherst. Great location for a nice dinner when visiting students. Sophisticated setting.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Fabulous restaurant- food- staff and atnosphere. A must visit every time we are in Amherst.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Fun, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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