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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (51)
Romantic (41)
Quiet Conversation (40)
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Good for Anniversaries (40)
Good for a Date (34)
Worth the Drive (33)
Cozy (27)
Scenic View (27)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Local Ingredients (25)
Live Music (25)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Authentic (17)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Notable Wine List (8)
Business Meals (6)
Fun (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Casual (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Seasonal (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great for Brunch (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 York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Good food, great atmosphere friendly staff. Live music on Sunday night which was great bonus. Tucked away from hustle of Route 1. Very welcoming place

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 5 days ago

We were visiting the local area for the weekend and made reservations at the Clay Hill Farm for dinner. It was also our 13th wedding anniversary.
We arrived and were seated promptly. The dining room looked very cozy - but the way the tables and seats were arranged was very awkward. All of the patrons were seated to be looking out the large windows - into the pitch black night. I guess in the summer months the view would be better.
The food was OK - nothing outstanding. From the time we were seated until we received the check only 45 minutes had gone by. I have had lunch at McDonalds that lasted longer.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

The reviews of this place were super positive and it felt like it was fresh food focused. We love farm to table so we decided to check it out.

We thought it was odd upon arriving to have valet service, but now it makes so much more sense. The decor was nice, but dated. It felt like going to a formal restaurant from the 90s. As the night went on, we were the youngest people there by about nearly three decades...and we're in our mid 30's.

The food itself was good, but heavily relied on use of dairy. Bummer when much of the food was fresh and didn't require butter or cream to be delicious. There were a number of gluten free options available and the kitchen was willing to modify based on dietary restrictions. Still, portion sizes were unnecessarily large.

Service was painfully slow. Our waitress disappeared for almost 20 minutes just after we ordered one drink. She was at the hostess stand taking a call for almost 15 minutes, when they had a hostess! They said they worked in teams but no one else paid us any attention even though there were only 3 tables seated.

The fireplace was nice and the gentleman playing piano was lovely. Overall, it has potential, but fell short for us.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Cozy
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

We went to Clay Hill Farm for my wife's birthday. The entire evening was perfect. The staff was very friendly and helpful, the atmosphere was great, and the food (I had roast duck and my wife had Cornish game hen) was excellent. It could not have been a nicer evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Although you confirmed my reservation when we got there the place was in darkness ! I went on line and got their number ,called and I believe they owner answered ! She said they had just left because there were no reservations, and asked if I had booked through open table ! She said she was sorry but she and the Chef went home ! So we were disappointed

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This was our first time dining at Clay Hill after hearing years of recommendations so we were excited to finally eat there. We went with another couple who had also heard good reports about this place. It turned out to be a big disappointment and I doubt we'll go again. Not sure if it was just an off night in the kitchen but our dinners were barely edible. My husband ordered a Virgin Mary which was served in a smallish wine goblet(and cost $10!!). With no alcohol you would think it would be a more generous amount served in a tall tumbler. Then we shared an order of the house salad which consisted of baby spinach, dried cranberries, candied pecans and a vinegarette. It was split it for us but the portions were fairly small and rather unspectacular for the $$. The house smoked salmon was a very generous portion but extra smokey & was served with a very small portion of toasted baguette. The men ordered the braised beef shank . There was barely any meat on the bone and my husbands plate was literally covered with big hunks of fat. We have ordered this dish in other restaurants and do expect there to be some fat but this was unacceptable! Both entrees were in this condition. My girlfriend and I ordered the roasted vegetable risotto which sounded delicious but in reality had very little taste. It wasn't seasoned with any herbs or spices and no cheese added. We expected the roasted veggies to add flavor(brussel sprouts, onions, asparagus, sun dried tomatoes, etc) but it was very bland. Our portions were generous. The waitress was very nice and accommodating and offered to bring us another entree but we declined as we were ready to leave. I had mine packed up and the next day I added sautéed scallions, peppers and spinach with some spicy cheddar. It was delicious!
She also took both beef shank entrees off our bill which was the right thing to do. All in all, it was a very disappointing experience.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great meal and staff was helpful with gluten free suggestions.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Healthy
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The thing that impressed us the most about Clay Hill Farm was the high quality of service - both of our servers were friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. The food was very good; we had the seafood stuffed haddock and the prime rib and the Autumn seasonal salad to start. I didn't really like the mixer which they used for my Vodka Collins but it was certainly drinkable!
We had a nice window table in the Fireside Room, which offered a gorgeous view of the grounds and the many bird species. All in all, it was a very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

As usual Clay Hill Farm presents a excellent meal. The meal was cooked as ordered and was quite tasty. Recommend this restaurant for any special occasion.

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was a surreal experience. Booked reservations based on it being advertised as serving local garden foods, live music and the hip name. It reminded me of my parents country club. Lots of nice people waiting on you hand and foot. Disappointingly bland food. Yes there was live music, although I'd say the pianist was barely alive. The decor was of interest in a uniquely bizzarro 1950's country club kind of way. Truly all would have been fine if only the food wasn't so blah.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

This is a subtle surprise -- an elegant, white tablecloth restaurant, 'way back from US1 on a bumpy two-lane country road. Gracious , welcome, Impeccable service, informal gardens on all sides; valet parking. I thought, If it weren't for the trees, I'd think I was dining in a Park Avenue Manhattan restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

This was our first time dining at Clay Hill Farm and it did not disappoint. We had an excellent meal to celebrate our 42nd anniversary.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on October 16, 2017

My girlfriend and I had a reservation for dinner at 7. We were having an after dinner drink at 8:20 when I think it was the bartender starting turning off the lights and asking us if we had an uber. She then asked what time was our ride coming. I would never go to this restaurant again and I'll make sure I let everyone I know about this rude treatment

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Our food was served so quickly it reminded us of being at a wedding.....

Tags: Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was terrific, complements to the chef, the service was great, very friendly and knowledgeable, not pushy. The couple we brought for the first time were truly impressed and will definitely be back.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We love restaurant. Room was too far away from music. Party of 6-7 with small child very loud. Complained to waitress she shrugged shoulders. Very disconcerting and made for a very unpleasant dinner affair.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The evening was a joy. Excellent service and great tasting food. You won't be disappointed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

This was my second visit to Clay Hill Farms and I would definitely return when I am in the area. My friend made her first visit with me and is ready to come back again. If only we lived closer to Ogunquit.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Scenic View, Cozy
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Good food. Desert was amazing. We did not receive the best attention from our waiter. It was my birthday and I expected I’d receive a complimentary desert.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Throughly enjoyed , it is our favorite for after theater(matinee) dining.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Good experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 3, 2017

ATMOSPHERE EXCELLENTE. QUALITE PRIX DANS LA MOYENNE.Early bird avec le 2e plat gratuit.iL le charge a moitie prix quand meme.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Overall excellent
Wait staff was exceptional
Scott Marsden

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Overall Clayhill Farm has been much better in the past. It was a group of friends celebrating birthdays. We started with the salads. I had Caesar, which was excellent. Richard had the Spinach salad, which was a bit "miserly" for the price. A few of us also had the Butternut Squash soup, which I loved. Richard thought it was too sweet. He's a chef, so he's spoiled by his own versions. For our mains..half had the seafood stuffed Haddock, the other half had the lemon Haddock. The fish itself was fine. The stuffing, however was as bland as possible. I thought it was definitely NOT made in house. It should have had a Ritz cracker base. Overall, we've had far superior food here. I'm attributing it to a "weekend" chef & not them head chef. I hope I'm correct in this.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

From the moment we arrived to the time we left there wasn't anything I didn't like. The staff were very friendly and helpful when making a food choice. There was some entertainment that was just right, not too loud. We could still carry on a conversation without having to yell. The food was spectacular from the appetizers to the dessert. My husband and I will definitely go back. Well worth the 50 minute ride.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent service and staff. When we were not sure if we could get an UBER ride back to Ogunquit, the staff said they would give us a ride. Very classy place with great food and service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We got married at Clay Hill one year ago (Oct. 1, 2016) and went back this past weekend to celebrate our anniversary. We had the most amazing dinner! The food is so fresh and delicious, and the ambiance makes it the perfect place to celebrate a romantic evening. What makes Clay Hill such a wonderful place, however, is the staff. Jen and Rachel coordinated our wedding, and every time we come back to visit and get to see them, it feels like we're seeing family. They made sure our anniversary dinner was perfect, and even brought out our dessert with a candle singing "Happy Anniversary"! Clay Hill and everyone that works there holds a special place in our hearts. <3

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The atmosphere is very pleasant and quiet. Gorgeous old farm house. During the winter the fireplace is going so it's cozy. My husband had excellent prime rib. I had the haddock served two different preparations but unfortunately both were dry and or overdone. I was disappointed. The lobster bisque was excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The food was excellent, the service was great, and the ambience was peaceful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Prime rib was terrible. Risortto with my fish was disappointing. My fist glass of wine, my glass had many waterspots in glass and second glass had dirty rim spots. Just left without complaining as we were celebrating our 50'th wedding anniversary. We have been there before and was looking forward to a great meal. Too bad.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Lovely garden views, nice atmosphere with a jazz guitarist, excellent food and service made for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Cozy, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Wonderful meal, great service and I must say the Lobster 2 ways was wonderful!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

The food was wonderful, the wait could not have been nicer and more professional. I was happy see the unoaked wine .
and James was adorable and a top notch Matre d- when he ever pulled the chair out for to be seated.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on September 21, 2017

My husband and I went for a special evening out while visiting the area. The setting is out of the town area but a perfect secluded quiet place. The staff were very attentive and professional. Everything we ordered was well prepared and the portions were generous to say the least! The quiet environment was a welcome change to other places we had been during our visit to the area. If you want a nice quiet place in a scenic area to be able to enjoy your dining with great food, this is it! The piano music was great but not too loud as not to be able to enjoy conversations with my husband. Enjoyed the evening greatly!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Live Music
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

This was our first visit and it was recommended by a friend for after theater dinner. It was fabulous. Beautiful inside with beautiful views of outside. Our server Brenda made us feel relaxed and special. She even has a history with the farm house. The food was excellent and a work of art. There were six of us and everyone was happy! Good place for a special occasion. Piano player Katherine, added light music to the background. It is a magical place. My husband and I enjoyed the experience!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Wonderful location and meal as usual. Great personal service and attention to detail.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This place makes you feel like you are in a retirement home it's so old feeling and the clientele is also very much older. We started with the lobster bisque and fried zucchini and both were just ok. For entrees we had the seafood stuffed haddock and the lobster two ways. Both were very good but nothing special. Although we had two people waiting on us it seemed like the service was just ok and disconnected. Id go back if there were no other options but I wouldn't go out of my way for this restaurant

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

From the time my husband and I arrived at venue for dinner, 30 minutes prior to our reservation everything was rushed. It was supposed to be a relaxing evening to celebrate our wedding anniversary. They had us in and out within an hour. Hot appetizer was served lukewarm. Dinner was acceptable not worthy of value.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

My wife and I have been to Clay Hill Farm several times and once again everything was outstanding. We were celebrating our 42nd anniversary and the food, service and ambiance was excellent. The food and cocktails are always well prepared and the service is performed with style and professionalism. The ambiance is not overdone with muted dining room noise conducive to quiet conversation. The background piano makes for a nice diversion. We will be visiting Clay Hill Farm again for our next special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We were married at Clay Hill Farm 20 years ago and went back for our Anniversary. Host and server were both aware it was our 20th but did not acknowledge or welcome us back. Food was bland and very expensive for what was a less than average meal. I had the stuffed Haddock and my husband has the Prime Rib. We will not be returning.

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