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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.
Ogunquit, ME 03907
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)
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
LIVE MUSIC Nightly (Mid-June through Mid-September)
Customized menus for backyard casual to black-tie formal.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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