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About Merchants Row at Colonial Inn
Merchants Row at 48 Monument Square is open for breakfast, lunch & dinner every day of the week--including holidays. Featuring selections that will please guests of all ages, Merchants Row offers a dining experience in a "Colonial Chic' atmosphere, including not only Merchants Row Dining Room, but also our Middlesex, Alcott, Prescott and Thoreau Dining Rooms. Whether you are joining us for breakfast, a lunch for business or pleasure, or a memorable dinner for personal celebrations or a neighborhood night-out, you will be pleased at the hospitality and seasonal menus found at Merchants Row.
Merchants Row is just one of the newly-launched restaurants at Concord's Colonial Inn. We look forward to serving you soon!
Concord, MA 01742
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am; Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Monument Street and Lowell Road
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Join us in the Forge Tavern for nightly musical entertainment Wednesdays through Sundays. Wednesday evenings feature the ongoing "Jimmy Mazzy and the Last Minutemen" and Thursdays will find John Fitzsimmons and his folk-song guests. Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings feature rotating entertainers--all from the local Concord and Boston area. There is no cover charge.
Tuesday evenings feature the popular "Stump Trivia" nights. Join friends--or come as you are--and test your smarts against other guests to win gift certificates. Entertainment runs from 7:30-10:30 Tuesday-Sundays.
Our central location, overlooking historic Monument Square in the heart of Concord, will allow your attendees to enjoy the attractions of Concord, Massachusetts, many within walking distance. About 20 miles northwest of Boston, our restaurant is easily accessible by car via Route 2, I-93, I-95/128. Concord is about a half hour"s drive from the New Hampshire border and is easily accessible from northern New England via Route 2, 3 and I-495.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Merchants Row at Colonial Inn Ratings and Reviews
The setting is nice in Concord Ctr and the inn intriguing. This restaurant is like an country club casual dining room. The service was attentive, but I did not find the both Caesar salad or sweet potato soup inspiring. I have read that the quinoa salad is good so I will return to try that
My parents, husband, and I enjoyed drinks at the bar before having dinner in the dining room. The beer and wine selection was good. The steaks were very well cooked and they got the blue steak just right. The server was attentive and friendly. I have no complaints and will be back again.
Very disappointed. I was there for lunch. I ordered their 1/2 sandwich, salad and cup of soup.
The salad was not fresh. They did not mention (on the menu or by the waitress) that they charge extra if you order the clam chowder. The room was cold when I first arrived. I was looking forward to a nice lunch and left disappointed.
Food was solid, good but not outstanding. It was very quiet only 4 tables occupied on a sunday evening. Given this, could have had a bit more attention from the wait staff as we had to continuously ask for water and coffee refills. It was under-whelming; historic, cozy, quiet but something was missing.
Getting to a table was confusing and took awhile. We waited at the desk to be told the hostess was by the door. Got there and had to wait for the hostess to clear and set a table for the people in front of us, do be told oh no you have to go to another room. We went and had to wait to be acknowledged and seated. Once seated it was lovely and smooth sailing, foo d and service was great
It is with great disappointment that I pen this review. My family and I spent have many fond memories/dinners throughout the years at this landmark establishment. However, we noticed a dramatic decline with the restaurant beginning last year, when the new owners decided to stop using tablecloths in the restaurant. Unfortunately, the quality of the food and ambience have declined beyond repair. The wait staff, (many of whom have been working there for 20-30 years) are still very good; however, even they have been demoralized by the overall decline. My advice, visit the Inn, but take your meals elsewhere.
This was our first visit & we will definitely be coming back! The service was great, very comfortable table for two, and the food was fantastic (we had salads, then crab stuffed cod & ribeye, then split the Indian pudding)! The wine list wasn't extensive, but had nice choices & the Italian wine we chose was great. We look forward to learning more about the history of the beautiful building & the area.
This restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere in a historic setting in downtown Concord, MA. My wife and I go there several times a year and the food and service are consistently good. The menu offers several traditional New England meals along with a good variety of contemporary American entrees and changes often enough to keep thing interesting. We always leave having had a good meal and a chance to actually talk to each other. I recommend it!
Disappointed that Merchants Row did not honor our reservation as there was a function taking it over. Put us in other restaurant (Liberty) that was very noisy and not as nice as we expected on our annual visit to Merchants Row so were surprised that we were not aware of it when the reservation was made.
Located in the historic Colonial Inn, the dining room is appropriately themed. Tables are well spaced to avoid crowding. Wait staff was prompt, attentive without being overbearing, and friendly. Outdoor seating is available, though limited.
The menu offered a wide selection. We were there for breakfast and all the standards were available. Prices were very reasonable.
Our orders were delivered quickly. The food was well prepared. Hand cut fried potatoes, wood smoked sausages, and eggs were all delicious. Coffee was rich, and full bodied.
Overall a very good meal at a good price.
I've been here many times over the years and didn't have high expectations for the food. I was going for convenience and ambiance on the porch. I was delightfully surprised by a creative menu, beautiful presentation and attentive service. I'll be back...and ya gotta love the Indian pudding!
Always consistent and reliable, great food, pleasant atmosphere. We have dined many times at the Colonial Inn. When we want a good restaurant to bring friends and want to have a conversation with them, The Colonial Inn is always at the top of the list. We met some friends from out of town for a late lunch. All four people thoroughly enjoyed their meals, and all four were different. We were able to stay for a long time and talk and at no time were we felt pressured to leave. A very satisfying dining experience.
Good sized portions, friendly and efficient service. In a world of insufferably pretentious restaurants, this one was straightforward, with no sacrifice in quality. The server was obviously instructed to introduce herself, which she did (fortunately briefly) a habit I find annoying and unnecessary but she did a nice job serving. Not much of a wine list, and expensive for what you got but adequate nevertheless. The food was fine. I'd go back, but maybe not RUN there.
This is a stately old inn -- one of the oldest in the country, celebrating its 300th anniversary. As such, it is a great place to visit, especially if you are a history buff. The service was good and the food was too, however it was far too heavy for my taste. Lots of butter, salt and cream. Definitely no room for desert, although the selections looked good.
We requested and were seated outside on the front porch. Lovely to eat dinner outside in the summer. A bit noisy because it is near the street. There were 3 of us and we all ordered beef in some form....a Caesar's salad with a hamburg patty on top...skirt steak meal...Yankee pot roast. Two of us had a refreshing glass of French rose wine. Decent meal...not extraordinary but tasty. Prompt service and nice wait staff. Bit of a wait for our meal....but we didn't mind..it was so pleasant being outside in the evening!
We took our hosts' family to the Sunday brunch buffet as a thank you for their hospitality, and it was the perfect combination of special occasion & casual that allowed everyone to feel relaxed and comfortable while enjoying a treat.
We were four adults and two teenagers, and everyone was very happy with the selection and quality of the food, the attention from the servers as to refreshing coffee cups and replenishing drinks and silverware as needed. It was quite busy, but we never had to wait as the buffet was continually refilled with fresh supplies to meet the demand. The room wasn't seated so closely that it became difficult to maneuver from table to buffet, and the noise level never became intrusive to our conversation. We had an excellent time, and I wouldn't hesitate to go back.
The menu offers a nice variety of food choices and price points--from entree salads, to burgers, to more contemporary fare like a quinoa bowl, to New England seafood and classics like pot roast and pot pie. Three of our foursome each ordered a different fish entree and thoroughly enjoyed them. I got the chicken pot pie, which came bubbling hot, the way I like it, and was served with mashed potatoes, green beans, and house made cranberry sauce. Our server, Sheila, was friendly, efficient, and attentive without being intrusive. The restaurant is in an historic inn in historic Concord, MA, so there is lots to see and do in the area if you want more than a lovely meal.
This was our first time at the Inn's Sunday brunch buffet, and we were very pleased with our choice. We were meeting a few old friends we hadn't seen in quite a bit, and the casual atmosphere allowed us to immediately relax and focus on our friends, while the quality and selection of the buffet certainly maintained the feeling of a special occasion.
The food was very well prepared, and nothing ever looked tired from sitting out too long. Everything was freshly made, there was plenty of it, and we didn't have any long waits to get to any particular station, whether to have a made-to-order omelette or Belgian waffle. The noise level kept to a respectful level, and it was easy to forget there were other parties in the room. Everyone had a very enjoyable meal and a wonderful visit, so we were very happy to have met up there.
Reservation was not honored because of a private party. However we got a conformation that morning.seems to be A lack of communication between restaurant and open table. Will not useopentable again as this was to be a birthday celebration.
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