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Daily 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:30PM - 9:00PM
Not busy - 4 other tables occupied when I arrived. Ordered the lobster roll with fries. Roll was average and the fries were cold.
Service was friendly but had to wait a bit to get my check when I was finished.
Inn was cool but most likely I won't return.
Great Food, even better building. Great historical restaurant
our server was outstanding! She was so pleasant and really new the menu.
I took my ailing mom for Sunday lunch, and while the ramp was a little tough for her to use with a walker, our waitress was wonderful with mom. She was patient, helped with the seating and the walker and gave mom some TLC as well as virgin mango mai tais.
Breakfast brunch is $35 per person starting at 10:30 am. Reservations highly recommended. Casual dress. Cold and hot offerings, plus desserts and beverages (coffee, tea, oj, milk).
We eat there regularly. Always a pleasurable experience.
Well, we reserved a table for 8 in the Merchants Row restaurant to commemorate a retirement. When we arrived, we were told that the main dining room (Merchants Row) was closed for a rehearsal party and we were given a table in the "Liberty" restaurant which was crowded and noisy. Our waitress got our drink confused and the seating was uncomfortable. We made the best of it but was not what I expected.
Globally our experience was fine. Food was excellent, the salmon and chicken piccata. We were celebrating our anniversary which happened to coincide with a busy holiday weekend evening and it was very loud in the small dining spaces. This took away from our experience a bit.
A super local option. Low key casual dining with easy parking. Always good service and good food.
Two of us had a nice dinner, thanks to very good food (creative and versatile menu) attractive and quiet dinning room, excellent and friendly service.
They didn't have our reservation, although the restaurant wasn't crowded at all..squeezed us in an awkward spot in the back where servers kept walking by and bumping into our table. The server was friendly but brought the wrong wine, food was mediocre for how much we spent ($270 for 5). Overall a disappointing experience.
Wonderful spot between Boston and western communities. Love this place all times of the day.
Celebrating my parents' 56th anniversary. Wide variety of choices but not overwhelming. Not a huge wine list, but delicious white and red we tried, and markup very reasonable. Kids' menu available. Prime rib perfectly done. Decadent flourless chocolate torte. Several large parties around us made it a bit noisier at times, but decor offered some sound absorption. Isabelle, our waitress, was attentive and friendly without being too present. She seemed to predict our needs in advance. Decor is appropriate for the colonial period it represents.
Would love to come back and try the patio seating.
I was seated promptly, but the hostess was in the dining room - not at her station - when my guest arrived and then had to wait to be seated. The room in which we were seated had no ambiance; the main dining room was entirely empty, so I don't know why we were seated in this room. To give them credit, I asked for a window seat, and they seated me next to a window - albeit overlooking an empty dining room. They brought the wrong order - salads for a nearby table - and when they worked to correct the order, they brought a plate of chicken and dumped it on my guest's existing salad. Not the most elegant way to correct a mistake. ..
Very disappointed. My wife and I visited for the first time to celebrate her birthday. I had heard good things about this restaurant and I wanted her to have a nice meal. She has lots of food allergies so we made sure the waitress listed all of them and told the chef. When the food arrived there was an item on the plate that the waitress had told us she could not have. So we sent the plate back but the waitress came out a few minutes later to say that the item was ok for her to eat after all. When the plate came back out, the food was cold but we went ahead and ate anyway because we had already waited so long. The steak, ordered medium, was dry and the asparagus, which was supposed to be grilled, was barely cooked at all. The waitress never came back to ask us about the meal and we never saw her again until we flagged her down for the check. To be fair, my meal (swordfish special) was good but we are not sure we will return.
We celebrated a high school graduation - party of six. Had oysters and artichoke dip with bread for apps. Two ordered mushroom soup - good choice. Two of us ordered pot roast, one ordered chicken dish, one salmon, and two leg of lamb. Everything was fresh and cooked to perfection. Lamb was absolutely incredible. Nice wine list. Got corner of room table. Loved that it wasn't a loud venue. Wait staff was attentive. Separate bar if you get to restaurant early or want to stay after dinner. We were able to bring in a small cake - staff accommodated us - perfect! Looking forward to our next visit!
The five of us had dinner at Merchant's Row, and it was the worst meal I can ever remember. My mother's ravioli dish came out cold; she never sends anything back, but she sent it back. My father-in-law had a margarita that was mostly water and completely lacked any flavor. The food was terrible; the service was fine, but we will NOT be returning!
Delicious brunch. Lots of variety. Carving station, omelet station, more desserts than you could eat, really nice waiters and waitresses. A fancy place but without the Boston prices. Have been many times will go again.
The Colonial Inn is one of our favorite restaurants. And Bill is a great server!
very disappointing meal and service
host was not friendly and stuck us in back room that was crowded and near wedding going on so super noisy
server was nice but very slow and forgot part of our order
food was fair
for the price and historic location, we were expecting much more
Stopped by for oysters and lobster roll and it was very good. It was nice to sit outside, quaint restaurant, solid service, and an overall good experience. Would recommend.
Excellent chowder, swordfish kabob and the patio seating was terrific.
My wife and I were wanting to visit this restaurant for some time and last night we decided to go into Concord.
I have read that this is a very good restaurant and was looking forward to a nice evening and dining experience.
When we arrived we order two glass s of wine and were told they were out of it, our next choice likewise and our third choice was available.
We then pondered the menu for a bit and our server came up and recommended we get the special, prime rib. We agreed as we haven't had beef in quite a while.
We ordered the meat medium well, not bloody and our server said no problem.
When our plates arrived my wife's meat was cooked to perfection but the piece I was presented was terribly over cooked to the point of being difficult to cut with the steak knife provided.
When I inquired, I was told that was basically what I asked for, an end cut. I ate the vegetables and had the meat boxed up for our dogs. No doubt I will require a powerful food processor to render the meat edible for them as well. Perhaps this was an anomaly or just an error in the kitchen but if were chef, I would never have plated such a poor piece of meat for a customer.
I have to believe that the establishment is capable of preparing good food as they have reviews that are quite positive but our experience was very poor and I do not believe that we will consider returning there.
A friend and I went for lunch and ordered from the "Shares" portion of the menu, plus salads. Crab cakes were wonderful, as were the pan-seared ahi tuna wontons. Salads were generous and delicious.
This was a great meal with excellent service. We will go back .
Lovely old inn with twists and turns and details from the past. The restaurant is in old section with large rooms or smaller. Especially lovely in cold weather or Fall. The range of options on the menu, decent wine list, and beer. Nice vegetarian dish of quinoa bowl which can turn with added meat or fish. Nice desserts including Indian Pudding. We closed the place we talked so much with dear old friends. Service was warm and helpful.
Nice comfortable place with good comfort-food type meals and desserts.
Always a good time food was excellent and so was the service my son goes to school in Concord so we always stop in and grab a bite to eat never disappointed
We hadn't been to the Colonial in Concord in years (having lived elsewhere for over 30 years),
but when my wife suggested it, I jumped at the chance. It is and was everything that I remembered.
The atmosphere, the service, the food, the wine, is as I always remembered it - outstanding!
We had been away for too long - and were delighted to reacquaint ourselves with one of New England's best kept open secrets. It was a fine pleasure dining there again - and since we are now
back permanently, it will happen more often.
Always so pleasant to dine here. The food is very good and our server, Bill KK, is attentive without being intrusive. He is excellent!!!
Server was great, food was great. Hostess was amateur, was too busy chatting to promptly greet us. Major disappointment was probably due to online Open Table booking:. We could not dine in the main dining room, instead were seated in a small room. There was a private party in the main room. I wish we had known before booking.
Went to Merchants Row prior to a show at the Concord Players. Love the old décor and setup inside the restaurant, it had a special feel to it. The food was excellent. We shared the ahi tuna wonton appetizer and we both got the crab stuffed cod. We will definitely come back to Merchants Row.
Food and service are wonderful!
This was not our first visit to this historic restaurant and it won't be our last. Great food and service with wonderful ambiance. Conveniently located in Concord Center it's a mandatory stop for any hungry history buff. I hosted a function here as well 2 years ago and they were terrific. Be sure to stop in at the Village Forge Tavern for a drink before dinner.
A delightful surprise. The many (3 or 4?) restaurants at the Colonial Inn have always been a nice place to bring friends to enjoy the history of the place. We were delighted to find that the food quality is now very good, too.
3 of us had lobster rolls which were fresh, tender, and perfectly prepared. One person had the cod which was also delicious. We hadn't been there in a long time and were very pleasantly surprised. We'll definitely start going there again. Also the bar was full and they had music. Looked like eveyone was having a good time.
A typical tourist stop and townie bar, the interior is getting more and more dated. Even some of the tacky lamps seemed to be falling off the wall. Other local restaurants offer much better food with a much better experience for the same or less money.
Not as great as other times I have eaten there. No bread basket given to us . Every other table with diners had one. Had to ask for refills of water twice.
$35 for brunch seemed high to us. Food was excellent though.
Lovely spot in historic Concord. Traditional decor, friendly staff and good food. Great for a special family occasion; very accommodating of children. Sunday brunch is just right.