Clay Hill Farm

4.2
1552 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Originally built in 1780 as a working farm, Clay Hill Farm is now a 220-seat restaurant and special occasion venue nestled amidst 11+ acres of rolling lawns, protected woodlands, and colorful gardens. Tranquility waterfall brooks, a pond, two generous garden-view decks and a picture-perfect gazebo, now accent the traditional Maine beauty of the original working Farm. With modern cuisine in a classic setting, Clay Hill Farm has become a popular dining destination in a country escape just 2 miles West of Ogunquit village. With a passion for seasonal and locally-sourced food supporting Maine growers, Clay Hill Farm has won numerous local, regional and national awards for food, ambiance and service. Voted #1 on the Seacoast for weddings & romantic dining.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1552 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipResie
New England
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had dinner with 2 friends who had never been to Clay Hill Farm before and they loved it. Food was outstanding, very good service, and a nice table outside on the deck. It's a beautiful setting. We could listen to the birds and the piano music coming from inside (until the music at a nearby wedding venue got louder). Lovely dinner before a show at the Playhouse, which is very close by. Looking forward to coming back soon.

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JoanneN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a very quaint restaurant, the service was fabulous the food was magnificent we enjoyed it so much we went back the following night

JC
JeffreyC
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Chef's Haddock, simple, cooked perfectly. Great service as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening-loved Clay Hill

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BurtonD
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit was out sanding. the service was Great and the food was very very Good.

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GeraldF
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Just great service and ambience

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food looks better in pictures than it tasted. Prices reflect the quaint outside landscaping and not the quality of the food. We were expecting a fine dining experience and got mediocre food at an overpriced rate.

The Brussels Sprouts were the highlight of the meal. Lobster Bisque was decent but underwhelming, boarding on bland with scant pieces of meat.

The halibut and duck were cooked well but not at the $37 price tag per plate. Halibut was fresh and well seasoned. The sides were not good (rice was room temperature and spinach was overcooked and drowning in lemon juice).

Wine list was disappointing, comparable to a chain restaurant. Drinks were boozy.

Glad we went to have the experience and check it off our local restaurant bucket list but we won’t return.

JC
JeffreyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is outstanding. On vacation in Southern Maine and discovered iit in search. Set on a beautiful farm., a bit off the beaten track, the chef is creating five star food.

We had their “award winning” lobster bisque and mini crab cakes with a remoulade sauce and corn relish to start. I had the halibut pan pan seared in a sweet and sour sauce, set on a bed of sautéed lemony spinach. It melted in my mouth with flavor. My wife dad the scallops which were infused with a lemony sauce, which she loved. As a side we had the brussel sprouts which are flash fried and done in a sweet and tangy Asian sauce. You could eat them for dessert-they are addicting.

We usually skip dessert, but the waiter convinced us to try the pastry chef’s strawberry cheesecake ( the flavor changes daily). It was delicious, light and fluffy.

Service was very attentive, but not overbearing. Food came out quickly.

I saw some negative reviews here and was frankly shocked. Did they eat in the same restaurant? The only criticism I would agree with is that the decor of the dining room- we ate in the front room overlooking the garden-should be updated. It is looking a little old fashioned and tired. However, the view of the grounds is beautiful.

All in all a wonderful dining experience. Treat yourself and go!

AL
AmyL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kelly and Kat Took wonderful care of our table! One child had a peanut allergy and they were so careful!
What wonderful ambience the children loved the babbling koi pond, and birdwatching! The food was out of this world!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

On vacation so stopped in for dinner. Food was amazing.

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Cath520
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal along with great service and atmosphere. Loved it and will be back soon… Thank you for a very enjoyable evening

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

50th Wedding Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fancy dinner with family

TK
TK29
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food, slower service, nice location, but could use an update inside.

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vipDoodlelover
New England
39 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service remains as good as before COVID. Saturday prime rib was delicious. Nice to see. Kelly was fantastic.

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vipDasein
New England
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely ambience and service. The food was quite good but veered a bit too much toward comfort and less adventurous than we might like. Excellent seafood and good wine list.

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vipDinner
New England
102 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and Service were good. Interesting cocktails will return soon

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal and great atmosphere.
Had the stuffed haddock / seared halibut and not sure if we’ve ever had better food.
Wonderful quiet live piano playing added to the atmosphere.

Mike & Janet

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vipMargie
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Clay Hill Farm is a delightful dining experience. Kerry is a wonderful server, the meal was wonderful, and the ambience is lovely. Our dining companions who are world travelers were greatly impressed as well!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I have been to Clay Hill farm on previous trips to the area and the food was good but this trip the food was just not edible. Lemon crusted haddock with mashed potatoes was cold and the potatoes were so dense you could not eat. The pinwheels tasted like they were precooked and just sitting in the back of the house.

I had to ask for our plates from the apps to be removed from the table and they didn’t even take them all.

There are a lot of quality restaurants in the area and this is not one that I will revisit anytime in the future.

DR
DennisR
New England
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is alway top notch and reasonably priced. It’s a good place to go for any occasion, or none at all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

The servers were so nice and welcoming but the food was so bad that my husband and I each took one bite and could not go any further with the dinner. The setting was also terrible. From the outside you thought you were going to get a quaint and cool farm to table experience, but upon entering, you realized you were going to dine in something close to old an funeral parlor from the 1980’s. From the drapes to the chairs, it was extremely dated and drab. This restaurant was recommended by our resort concierge and we could not have been more surprised. Do not spend the money or time to go here. And it pains me to say this because our two servers were absolutely precious. But not precious enough to spend $200 on a meal you could not eat.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! Delicious food, the Maine Lobster Carbonara, their award winning Lobster Bisque and the Prime Rib were all incredible. I wish we would’ve saved room for dessert! Great service and such a great ambiance in the restaurant. A must visit when you’re in the area!

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vipPortlandYogi
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We informed them it was our anniversary. They said they didn’t get the information even though we double checked it. We asked the waitress a question and she said she would check with the chef and she never did. Her reply was”oh, I forgot “. She never came to check our meals. The entire experience was so far below our expectations that I would never return.

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vipIraS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience1

Tired and dated.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

UB
UB49
New England
10 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around terrific experience with a great view of bird feeder activity! Our servers Kelly and Darcy were attentive and there recommendations were spot on.

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KSinBoston
New England
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent - food, service, ambiance. Especially enjoyed the live piano.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster carbonara was amazing and the piano at dinner was nice. You don’t find that much anymore. The grounds were nice for a after dinner stroll. It was romantic.

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vipExNYCer
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The atmosphere is very pleasant. Food is very good and the service is friendly and good. The delicious mussel appetizer is almost a dinner like portion. They do serve the smallest cup of coffee for dessert that is more like a demitasse cup than a coffee cup though without a refill offered. Overall a very good value with a stable, though somewhat conservative menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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vipDaboston
New England
19 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

lobster eggs Benedict was perfect!!

EM
ElonM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Very dated decor leaving something to be desired. Food and service were excellent. It was classic Americana food on the menu and prepared, when the feeling of being on a farm and getting that farm-to-fork feeling could have been captured.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A classic, always good

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Clay Hill Farm! The food was delicious (prime rib and stuffed haddock and of course the lobster bisque), the service was great and the ambiance was wonderful...loved the piano player!! We will definitely be back!

KP
KathleenP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time visiting Clay Hill Farm and we had a wonderful time! So much so that on our way out we made reservations for Mother's Day Brunch! We had a wonderful conversation with Kelly and Debbie our wait staff, the dinner was wonderful and the dessert Devine! We are looking forward to our upcoming brunch! Already recommended to our friends!

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vipEllenB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have celebrated our anniversary several times there and this time we were not acknowledged that it was our anniversary. The other times we were given a card which was very thoughtful. Hopefully an error on their part

JL
JamesL
New England
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service was very good and the food was great! Would go back again.

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ChristineM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Ate On a Monday . What was good- warm rolls and herb butter and delicious hot fudge Sunday’s. Filet was overdone, veggies were not good, stuffed haddock was decent. Waitresses were nice but never came back to ask if our entrees were ok probably because they knew already.

FAQs

Clay Hill Farm offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (207) 361-2272.

Clay Hill Farm is rated 4.2 stars by 1552 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.