Wonderful restaurant! The food was amazing!! Worth every penny! We will be back!
We were trying to impress family from NYC with a Maine dining experience and Clay Farm fit the bill perfectly. Although it was not near the water, the food and ambiance were outstanding. Our wait person was very friendly and engaged in conversation appropriately. It was a lovely evening all around. Our family was duly impressed.
Always a wonderful experience. We have been going there annually for 5 or more years now and enjoy it more each time.
The lobster bisque was superb, clearly deserving of recognition. Atmosphere was great, beautiful country environment for fine dining. Fresh ingredients right of the farm.
Excellent overall experience. Arrived 60 minutes early to enjoy the bar lounge and piano music. The restaurant had a wedding reception and a rehearsal dinner that night, but handled everything just right. Never felt too busy or noisy.
Our dinner was a celebration after seeing "Ragtime" at the Ogunquit Playhouse. The dinner was as excellent as the play! I am glad you are a sponsor. The hostess was flexible as we were early for our reservation so we enjoyed wine at the bar.
The menu had a nice mix of old favorites and new creations. We all had different things and each enjoyed them immensely. I had the strip sirloin, Tim had the duck, and Terri the pasta salad. The steak was perfectly done and being a midwesterner I am rather beef critical.
The waiter Aaron and his associate were attentive without being intrusive. Their wine knowledge was right on. Although I did not indulge, I appreciated the variety and the use of local seasonally appropriate fruits in the desserts.
The food was great. Our server Carrie is always efficient and friendly. The view of the beautiful gardens was lovely. A wonderful evening.
This is a very nice restaurant with excellent food and service. We visit every time we go to this area.
Restaurant got A for effort. The valet service was a bit too much. App was ok. Our main dish was fish with lobster cream sauce...fish was over cooked and the sauce overpower actual dish. Very convenient to playhouse.
The food and service was very good. Also the view from the restaurant to the outside is outstanding. The restaurant needs to update the furniture. The chairs look like they are from the 70"s. With a little money and spiffing up it could be an outstanding dining experience.
We found the person who was doing the valet to be somewhat flippant. Upon entering we asked if we could park the car ourselves (the parking area is about 50 feet away) and his response was: "If you have to." Odd.
Dinner shouldn't even be rated. Haddock raw, lobster two ways was as tough as I've EVER had. Waitstaff uninterested, never offered another wine even! Such a shame since the venue was lovely.
Love! Love! Love everything about it!
Restaurant was empty and for good reason. It was trying to be an upscale restaurant and is failing. Food was fair, but the ambiance felt like my great grandma's house. Was not at all impressed.
Clay Hill Farm is our go-to on vacation in Ogunquit. We often go more than once during the week we are there. The staff is so accommodating that you genuinely feel as though they are thrilled you are there! We usually get a martini at the bar and then walk on the trails through the gardens. Our appetizer was Lobster baked Brie - the waiter brought us more crustini so we could finish it all. Dinner was fantastic- Lobster 2 ways for my husband and halibut for me- both so fresh and tasty that we both left nothing on our plate. Blueberry/lemon dessert, a birthday sundae and coffee topped off a beautiful night at one of our favorite places.
Lovely grounds, very good service and loved the live piano music. The downfall was the overcooked lobster, old school menu and the fact that no one in the restaurant was younger than 80 so this is not a restaurant I would recommend to friends. Very much a "good old boy" restaurant which is fine - just thought it would be more modern.
Fabulous food and setting to celebrate our 46th wedding anniversary! Wait staff were attentive. Food was superb!
Disappointing. They claim to use local ingredients from garden on menu / website but waiter had no idea about this. Onion soup nice, salad excellent. Haddock mediocre, potatoes overcooked. Dining area desperately needs to be renovated; way too old fashioned / dusty.
I have been to Clay Hill Farm many times and continually return. The food is outstanding and fresh and there is always a new special entree that sounds delightful. The wait staff is impeccable...they are there when you need them without hovering. And the atmosphere is warm and inviting with beautiful surrounding gardens. Love this restaurant and would highly recommend for a special occasion
Found the atmosphere quite nice and the food was good although thought the potions for vegetables was quite small (probably about 10 green beens - very good). Potatoes were very good and the roast beef was good. My partner had the stuffed haddock and that was very good.
Good place although out of the way and other venues are closer. Would consider a revisit for a special occasion.
My date and I enjoyed a relaxed dinner to celebrate our anniversary. The waitstaff was attentive without being pushy and the food was well prepared and familiar. This isn't a place that will WOW you with it's cutting edge creativity, but it will provide very good food in a relaxed and comfortable setting. Perfect for an anniversary or get together with old friends.
This was our first visit, but not our last. Thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the restaurant. The waiters & waitress's were both friendly and efficient. We really enjoyed the entertainment the night we visited. The pianist, Dennis Coraccio, was terrific.
One of the best restaurants in southern Maine. A 5+ Star rating would not due it justice! Have eaten there a number of time and never been disappointed.
We enjoyed watching the birds eating from the Bird Feeders along the many windows overlooking the yard.
While visiting Ogunquit,Me. we had the opportunity to dine at Clay Hill Farms. The restaurant is about 4 miles inland in a lovely farmhouse type setting. The food and service were wonderful.
The ambience is a little more quiet and refined than most of the beach scene restaurants, although by no means stuffy, and a nice change.
Overall, a great dining experience....the service was excellent and the waiter was
very informative to the menu. Gourmet prepared food by the chef and the martinis
served to perfection. I would highly recommend Clay Hill Farm for any occasion.
We have been celebrating our Anniversary at Clay Hill Farm for the past 36 years. We wouldn't consider celebrating anywhere else, the atmosphere, service, food, seating is charming. Sport jackets and ties were a must when we first dined at Clay Hill, it has become a bit too casual with people wearing jeans and shorts, but understand how things have changed. Asparagus soup was amazing as well as the prime rib. Thank you again for a lovely dinning experience!
The restaurant is lively, fun and excellent for a special occasion. Some of the dishes - the mussels appetizer, risotto, and the seasonal vegetable - were below expectations but the main fish entree was very good. The service was perfect as far as timing and attention although the server was unfamiliar with the wine list. Overall, we recommend this restaurant although we will likely try some others in the area before going back.
Beautiful garden, excellent service, ordinary food.
Lovely place for a well prepared meal. Outstanding waitstaff.
Elegant dining. Escargot needs GARLIC. Otherwise everything fine.
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
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.
The food was quite good but the service was definitely below par.
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.
The pork was a bit over cooked fir my liking but everything else was fabulous!
Great ambiance, service was excellent. Food was outstanding. Been here before and will keep coming back. Just a great place.
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.
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.
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
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.