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About Clay Hill Farm

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.

220 Clay Hill Rd
Ogunquit, ME 03907
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

Hours of Operation:
Serving Dinner Nightly from 5pm.
LIVE MUSIC Friday-Monday in the Lounge!
LIVE MUSIC Nightly starting mid-June
Indoor/Outdoor Seating - (In Season)

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(207) 361-2272

Website:
http://www.clayhillfarm.com/

Entertainment:
LIVE MUSIC Nightly (Mid-June through Mid-September)

Catering:
Customized menus for backyard casual to black-tie formal.

Parking Details:
Valet Parking

Executive Chef:
Alexis Janes

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Clay Hill Farm Ratings and Reviews

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4
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2
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (52)
Romantic (43)
Good for Anniversaries (42)
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Quiet Conversation (40)
Good for a Date (36)
Worth the Drive (34)
Scenic View (28)
Cozy (27)
Local Ingredients (26)
Live Music (25)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Authentic (19)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Notable Wine List (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Business Meals (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Casual (4)
Healthy (4)
Seasonal (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Elegant dining. Escargot needs GARLIC. Otherwise everything fine.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on July 5, 2017

We were there 40 years ago on our honeymoon and went back this year for our anniversary and everything was fantastic thanks for giving us a 40 year anniversary dinner and location second to none hope to try for our 50th

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Live Music, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 5, 2017

My wife and I vacation twice a year in Ogunquit and always make a nite out at Clay Hill. The food service drink and lounge entertainment are excellent. The only thing that turned me off were men seated at this exquisite dining faciitywith baseball hats on. Also one person with a bathing suit on. Otherwise excellent as usual. Hopefully they can post a dress code. There are a certain few with low class in a fine dining establishment.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 3, 2017

The food was quite good but the service was definitely below par.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Excellent quality food in a beautiful old farm building. Lovely decor inside and country wooded setting outside. Out of the way location, but easy to find. Verandas and patios for outdoor dining in good weather. Food excellent quality with inventive preparations. Number of fish and vegetarian options for non-meat eaters. Family owned, personal service. Cozy bar with number of cocktail and beer selections. Live music regularly in bar that is piped into the dining area for background ambiance.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Live Music, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on July 3, 2017

The pork was a bit over cooked fir my liking but everything else was fabulous!

Tags: Scenic View, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Great ambiance, service was excellent. Food was outstanding. Been here before and will keep coming back. Just a great place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Something is seriously not right at this restaurant. Despite its rankings, our Sunday night dinner was an enormous disappointment. The pastoral setting is exquisite, and the restaurant itself is beautifully appointed. However, the service, beginning at the hostess, through dinner was poor. Upon letting the hostess know we had reservations, I asked if we could be seated on the lovely deck, overlooking the lawn; she gave a nonchalant 'meh' and said "I have a table for you in the restaurant." We should have insisted seating out of doors. The server and his assistant were slow to make it to the table, despite our early reservation and it became clear that the service was grossly understaffed. Our drinks were slow to come, we waited for our orders to be taken, and the food arrived slowly. The two staff had all the tables on one side of the room, plus other large tables in the restaurant. Two guests had the prime-rib, which is highly touted, in reviews, but was served barely warmed, near room temperature. It was virtually tasteless, and surrounded by some off-color jus. Another guest ordered the bacon wrapped cod, which was also served in an odd, brown broth, and had a strange odor to it. We were completely underwhelmed, having enjoyed other very good dinners in Ogunquit. Something is lacking here and this cannot be one of the best restaurants in Ogunquit.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Clay Hill Farm is the favorite restaurant for my wife and I. We try and celebrate every anniversary there. The food is spectacular and the ambience is wonderful.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Vegan, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Easily made the reservation on line. Promptly seated when we arrived, waitperson took a bit of time coming to the table for drinks order and later for the main course. For a Fri. night in summer there appeared to be only two waitstaff for the entire room and they appeared to be a little harried. Overall though an excellent dining experience

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Cozy, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on June 29, 2017

This is a lovely restaurant. The food, service , and ambiance are terrific. With piano music in the backgroun, we enjoyed a delicious dinner. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2017

A very pleasant restaurant off the road near Ogunquit. Good food and good service!
Prices are reasonable. Latest find from our annual visit to Ogunquit and will most likely repeat next year!

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Delicious meal in a lovely country setting. Just a short ride from downtown Ogunquit.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Excellent service and fine food at a reasonable price. The menu is somewhat limited but sufficient to find multiple dishes to try.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Food was delicious; very friendly and personable waitstaff and knowledgeable about menu. Would recommend highly

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Live Music, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Organic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Montreal)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Very good lobster bisque and delicious salad. The prime rib au jus was excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We were in Ogunquit for three days and ate three dinners out, two in town and the one at the Clay Hill Farm. The meals in town were more expensive and marginally lower quality, quite a shocker. There is no doubt that Clay Hill Farm is dining, as opposed to eating out. It is an elegant, well-orchestrated, exceptionally pleasant dining experience. I only wish it was located near to our home in Massachusetts. If we ever return to the Ogunquit area, we will return to Clay Hill Farm.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Live Music, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Overall super dining experience. Nothing whatsoever to complain about. Absolutely beautiful venue. Great server team. Fine, diverse menu and broad wine list. Terrific meals.
Really a " Five. "

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 23, 2017

The ambiance and quality were outstanding. Great restaurant at our favorite vacation spot.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on June 23, 2017

very enjoyable, relaxing evening with friends before seeing Mamma Mia!
delicious food,too!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Live Music
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food5
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 21, 2017

The staff was extremely accommodating. Our reservations were for inside the restaurant but when we got there we realized that there was a lovely outside patio. With the greatest grace they moved us to a lovely table outside. The food was delicious, the wine list was very good and as stated, the waitstaff efficient and pleasant. We dined among the roses, flowers and birds. It was a wonderful experience. We are planning to go again to celebrate my birthday.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

We dine at Clay Hill Farm almost every year while we vacation in the area. It has always offered excellent food, excellent service, and a most attractive ambiance. This year's experience was no different. In fact, the food in particular was exceptional. The service is always first rate. We look forward very much to dining at Clay Hill Farm next year, and for many more years thereafter.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Beautiful relaxing setting. We enjoyed our table facing the window where we enjoyed watching
Many different birds. Beautiful setting.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The most amazing lobster bisque ever! Great dinner, wonderful service and beautiful atmosphere. We will be back for sure!

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Food was terrible. We like our food seasoned but this was heavily salted. My husband got the chicken and it was extremely over cooked. Dry, dry, dry. Very disappointing. We came last year and the food was good and the place was packed. Friday at 7pm and there was only one other table with 4 people. We should have known and turned around.

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

Loved our visit to Clay Hill Farm. The food, service, ambiance, live music, the setting were all wonderful! We will return.

Tags: Organic, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Healthy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on June 15, 2017

The food, service and location were all terrific. Entree's were very generously sized - we took about 1/2 home.
I do wish they had a larger wine list, but I wouldn't let that stop me from going again.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Great evening we were there for our anniversary and enjoyed it very much.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 10, 2017

This is a country inn that is also a wildlife and bird sanctuary. The grounds are very pretty. The food was average. Service was good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Organic, Live Music
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We were very disappointed. The quality of the food didn't care me close to the outrageous prices charged. The drinks were very weak and the service was worse. It appears like it took all they had to offer us a dinner roll. We will never return and I will make sure none of friends or family does either. I was embarrassed for the quality and food versus the service.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Went to Clay Hill Farm before going to the Ogunquit Playhouse for a show. My mother who is 80 enjoyed her swivel seat. She thought it was the greatest thing as she could turn easily to look out the window and back towards her dining group. The food was very good. We had a table for 4 and we were seated beside a window with a ledge overlooking gardens. The service was excellent.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on June 8, 2017

I made reservations online because the phone was busy. When we arrived the receptionist did not have a reservation in my name. Luckily it was Thursday and we were seated right away. I had tickets at the playhouse so a delay would have really messed up our evening. I will not make reservations online there again.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on June 4, 2017

First I want to say that the shrimp cocktail was one of the best we've ever had. That was the only thing that was good! The waiter was slow and tried to charge us the full price even though we had a 15% off coupon. My prime rib was not very good; my wife's chicken was good but her gnocchi was not. I booked this as an anniversary, but this was never acknowledged. This was our experience and probably not typical for Clay Hill Farm.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

As alway Clay Hill food and service was second to none. We took my wife's sister and husband for the first time. They too were impressed with the ambiance, service, food and relaxing atmosphere. We will surely return.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 30, 2017

It was a great evening, and my friend and I have vowed to return. Lovely food and service. Thank you!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2017

I love Clay Hill, warmly greeted, comfortable chairs, great food, top notch service from both the main and the secondary waiter, live music that isn't too loud, speciality drinks, can dress up or be a little more casual, nice weather you can sit outside.

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Casual, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The food was good but very plain and the decor was extremely dated. Not what I expected from a farm to table restaurant.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Delightful dinner. Every aspect delicious. Service was top notch.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 23, 2017

We have dined at this restaurant many times over the last several years and have always enjoyed the experience. The quality of the food has been always been very good, the service is excellent and we especially enjoy the ambiance.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 22, 2017

We love going to this out of the way restaurant because we get fine food, fresh seafood, fresh veggies, quiet atmosphere, good music and excellent wait staff. Oh, the creme brulee is the best!

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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