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Manor on Golden Pond

4.4
27 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View

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Manor on Golden Pond, located in Holderness, New Hampshire offers a fine dining experience in a relaxing atmosphere. The menu rotates seasonally and features items such as steaks, salads, fresh seafood and other New American cuisine with a creative twist. Manor on Golden Pond has a full bar with an extensive wine list as well as a knowledgeable staff who can help pair wine with each entr�e.

Enjoy an elegant breakfast on white linens at Manor on Golden Pond or stop by for dinner and choose from menu options like bacon and parmesan shrimp or mushroom risotto. Try the fresh seafood of the day or keep it light with an entr�e salad. Top off your experience with a dessert like the goat cheesecake or the Trinity cream.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Vegetarian / Vegan, French American
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Hours of operation
Dinner Nightly: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
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Phone number
(603) 968-3348
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Peter Sheedy
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Shepard Hill Road and Route 3
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Parking details
Parking lot free
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Special events & promotions
Fork in the Road Cooking Classes
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
Noise · Quiet
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on December 31, 2014

I've been going to the Manor for many years and not once has it been disappointing. The food, service and staff are top notch.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2014

A most romantic evening dining in front of a roaring fire. The salmon and beef tenderloin entrees were perfectly cooked and delicious and the mulled apple code sherbet was the perfect finishing touch. The service was first class. We also had breakfast the next morning and the pumpkin sourdough french toast was fantastic! We'll be back.

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5.0Dined on October 26, 2014

All I can say is that this restaurant and it's service, food and treatment of us was beyond our expectations. We truly enjoyed every moment of our experience and can say that this is the first restaurant we ate at after my surprise engagement proposal. It couldn't have been a better selection.

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4.0Dined on October 24, 2014

ONE ISSUE, THE SIDE WERE RATHER SMALL. oTHER THAN THAT, IT WAS , IT WAS AGREAT DINING EXPERIENCE.

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4.0Dined on August 23, 2014

It was quiet with a nice ambience. Not a kid in sight so probably not kid friendly. Food was great. Service was odd. Our waitress seemed to forget us a couple of times and was a tad rude. She also had words with another waitress in front of all in the dining room. Didn't seem in character with the restaurant. My feeling is that with a different waitress, our experience would have been better.

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2.0Dined on August 20, 2014

We have been coming to the Manor on and off for the past fifteen years. The setting is still wonderful but the service was poor. I think she was the chef's mother!! Took no criticism regarding the meal and never heard what we had to say. The spaetzle was horrible. Dry, cold and had obviously been sitting in the pan since the prep time. They were hard pieces of paste. The stake was of mediocre quality and the risotto soupy and overly cooked. Very disappointing. But mostly the waitress could use a good dose of Disney school and should really know the menu rather than running to the kitchen to get answers to the guests question. The setting is really romantic but the experience is overpriced and not of good quality.

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4.0Dined on August 13, 2014

We really enjoyed our dinner. The good was very good from appetizers to dessert! It is a lovely setting, and the service was friendly and good as well. We will definitely go back! We have been dining in the Lakes Region for over 20 years and believe our meal here was one of our best.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2014

Our first time to the Manor on Golden Pond for a special date with my husband. Incredible presentation, very attentive service and the best part was of course the impeccable food. Inventive, tasty and expansive menu.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2014

Terrific location, great food and service. It was a great experience as well.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2014

...The Manor on Golden Pond when in the lakes region. Although the mansion and landscape could use a little "sprucing up" don't let that deter you from a very fine dining experience. The interesting menu is small, which we appreciated, allowing one to comfortably choose rather than be overwhelmed by choices. The food was prepared to perfection and beautifully presented and the portion size ensured that one still had room for dessert, which is not to be missed. I had tournedos, cooked medium rare; they practically melted in my mouth. My wife had grilled swordfish which I had not had for many years but savored the taste of what she offered me. Salads are unusual and the ingredients must've been fresh from the garden. We enjoyed every bite!

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2014

We went there for the first time to celebrate a birthday and weren't disappointed. The rooms are gracious (we ate in the former billiard room), the staff are friendly and attentive, and the menu's imaginative. We'll definitely go again, but probably not with the two young children included in our party of six; there was no accommodation for them as to either seating or menu choice. And we'll hope they have more than one bottle of our chosen wine in stock.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2014

A quiet, typical New England inn, with character and good food

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2014

This is a wonderful place, small dining room in 1930's Manor. Chef's tasting menu was excellent - and many wines by the glass to chose from.

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2014

The three of us had an excellent meal there. The service is very good and the food is nicely prepared.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2014

The food was great first time ever going to a restaurant like that before. I really enjoy the time with my fiancé

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2014

This was our first visit. It was a WOW! The first week of March is deep into the off season in the Lakes Region. The Manor had no guests; we were the only diners that night; yet the dining room was opened and we were the only guests. Most places would have just not bothered to prepare and serve 2 dinners for one night. We had the chef's tasting menu. It's a 7 course meal. The preparation, presentation and quality rivaled some of the best European restaurants we have visited. We ordered a 2009 French Bordeaux at a reasonable price. The dining room is small yet comfortable. The staff prepared several personalized special birthday recognitions and (thankfully) refrained from singing happy birthday .....highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2014

We love this beautiful Inn and Restaurant. In the past, I have rated the experience 5 star without reservation. Unfortunately, this year our dinner, The Chef's Choice, was very good, but not outstanding. Our steaks were overcooked and the desert, a Valentine desert was inedible. The other courses, especially the lobster bisque, were excellent. Our waitress, was a nice woman, but seemed overwhelmed. We had to ask for silverware repeatedly and water refills also. We ordered a fine bottle of French wine. The server never offered to refill our glasses, which was fine with me because I'd rather pour my own. We will be back and I hope to find 5 star food and service again. In any case, this place is worth a visit.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2014

My wife and I celebrated Valentine's Day at Manor on Golden Pond's Van Horn Dining Room. This was our first visit to the manor and it was a great new experience. Although tempted by the chef's tasting, we both chose the Maplewood smoked duck's breast, starting with the lobster bisque. The duck was perfectly prepared. I would highly recommend it. The wait staff was attentive without being intrusive and they coordinated well with each other. We enjoyed the wood burning fireplace. It was romantic and the food was excellent. The menu is upscale but well worth it. My complements to the chef.

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3.0Dined on February 8, 2014

After drinks in the nice bar area we were escorted through the office to the restaurant- a little strange

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4.0Dined on February 4, 2014

Like the the movie, a glance at the past. Delightful turn of the century dining room with crackling fire compliments good food and service. Wine carte has a nice selection of reasonably priced wines from around the world.

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2013

the manor was just awesome cant wait to go back again, high end eating at its best

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4.0Dined on September 28, 2013

My only suggestion is that they advertise a Bar so you would think they would have a bartender, The cocktails were not worth the money we paid when they have to google how to make a mix drink.

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5.0Dined on September 21, 2013

We had a wonderful evening while on vacation! Defininately a nite to remember! Our waitress, Barb, was personable and very efficient. She made our evening even more special!

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2.0Dined on August 17, 2013

We made these reservation to celebrate an anniversary as well as another special event. We arrived early so that we could have some drinks and relax. When we arrived, we wanted to make them aware we were hear and were greeted with "your table will be ready in twenty minutes, your reservations are for 8". I had to ask where the bar was as it was not adjacent to the dining area. We then had towait 10 minutes in the bar before seeing anyone. Not the reception we expected. We were not seated until 8:30 a half hour late. The menu was very limited and the quality was not consistent with the price. Also, there was a dinner party in an adjacent room that was very loud and disturbing.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2013

We have driven by the signs for this place the last 5 years. So sorry we didn't venture in sooner. If we lived in New England, this would be our romantic Fall getaway, but it will suffice to be our new annual retreat for dinner on our annual Squam vacation. We will tell all of our New England family and friends to take advantage of this place for us :-)

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2013

The food was exquisite and the service was perfect. The setting was reminiscent of a turn of the century chateau with a beautiful view of the mountains. Definitely go around 7pm in the summertime. You'll need to experience the ambience of the sun saturating the hills as you enjoy a nice glass of wine with your meal and gaze into your lover's eyes.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2013

Great service. Excellent upscale dining. Great beef fillet, nice wine selection. Delicious risotto. Elegant desserts. The dining room is nice with a fireplace. There is a separate area for breakfast. Nice wood paneled pub also.

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