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Great food and ambiance. And the corn bread is amazing!
We were a party of 6 in a family including 20-somethings and a grandmother. Everyone was able to find an appealing entree, and we shared the tuna wonton and chicken wing apps. The server was awesome, named Isabelle. She was informative and present or nearby, just right. Friendly, but not chatty. The meal was relaxed and everyone enjoyed their meals. A couple of us ordered the chicken pie, a couple ordered daily specials which included a prime rib and a bass dish. The popover was heavy and crisp.
I was disappointed with my meal at the Colonial Inn. While the setting is nice enough, the food was mediocre. The rolls were stale (always a tip off to how the rest of the meal will go), the hummus plate felt old to me and the chicken pot pie was just ok. I would not go back.
Enjoyed a nice date night out at Merchant's Row. The vibe was authentic old-style New England country inn. The Baked Macaroni & Cheese was delicious. Enjoyed the Indian Pudding for dessert.
Merchants Row is always comfortable, quiet and enjoyable. The food is always great from American comfort food to oysters seafood and filet minion the chef at Merchants Row never disappoints!
I was hoping this would be really good as we wanted to have a good go-to brunch spot for special occasions. But the food was just okay. Nothing spectacular. The food is fresh and well-prepared - just wasn't delicious enough to go back.
Merchant’s Row has great breakfast. The menu is very reasonable with all breakfast choices. The cost is excellent and portions are a good size.
Coffee is very good as well as orange juice.
A great choice for a Sunday morning breakfast! Certainly a good value and great location, parking and friendly folks.
As always..... great meal and great service!
Quintessential New England restaurant and Inn. Great food and service, beautiful room and location. Just a really nice experience overall.
We went for the Indian pudding, and that was the highlight for sure. Other good things: good drink selection, good bread, tasty pot roast and good salad considering the winter season. Not as good: Both my wife's hot cider drink and my pot roast came out not hot enough, and the lobster roll was nothing special. Also service was a bit slow on the uptake at times. But for comfort food and especially that Indian pudding in an atmosphere that takes you back in time a little bit (in a good way), Merchants Row is good.
Food was average. The overall condition of the Inn has deteriorated and needs work. Paint, carpet, etc worn and somewhat shabby.
My family of 4 adults had dinner for my husband's birthday on a Sunday night. It was relatively quiet which was nice. We enjoyed the colonial decor. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly. He did not rush us and he seemed to genuinely want to make sure that everything was just perfect. Our meals - chicken pot pie, crab stuffed cod, and one of the specials - swordfish, were very good as was our appetizer of crab cakes. We also had dessert - Boston Creme Pie with ice cream and Flourless chocholate cake- all were delicious.
A very nice setting for a delicious Sunday brunch with many choices. Warm and welcoming setting.
We have been to the Inn many times. We had dinner in the larger bar. Service was wonderful as always. However, the food is ok and a bit overpriced - $3.00 for an oyster! Also, very loud and small children were in the bar running around under tables, etc. and to add to it a band. Has a fireplace that was roaring and the room was crowded and very warm. Hopefully they can dim the sound .
The menu remains uninspiring. It will be a few years before we go back in the hope the menu is better again.
Excellent sole stuffed with crabmeat. Fantastic cornbread and a delicious dessert. After lunch we enjoyed sitting in front of the fire in the Parlor. we highly recommend a visit
The ambience is very warm and welcoming. The food was delicious, but the wait was long for the omelet station. It was worth the wait! I liked the variety of food and the deserts looked scrumptious! I always dine there for special occasions and look forward to my next trip. Thank you.
The restaurant is located in a historic old inn in a lovely town. Beautifully decorated for Christmas with gingerbread houses, poinsettias and Christmas trees, etc. There are several restaurants to choose from.
It was very nice. Food was good and atmosphere is really setup for Christmas in the colonial world. Only issue -the service is a little slow -as if they don't have enough staff.
Everything was very good. The pot roast was done well and tasty. The ambiance is great and would recommend to all to go and check out the Colonial vibes
a quiet place for a breakfast, reasonably price.
Vegetarian omelet was good, nothing out of the ordinary. Substitutions for sides easily accommodated.
Service was attentive without being intrusive.
We were not rushed.
I love this place for their 5 star food and presentation. A hidden gem. My steak melted in my mouth along with the savory appetizers. There was nothing colonial about the taste, a great cosmopolitan meal. Go for first rate food and the colonial setting.
My friends and I visit the Boston area once a year for a mystery convention. Last year we discovered the Sunday brunch and couldn't wait to visit again this year. It was everything we had anticipated.
Thank you for the best Lobster Bisque I've ever eaten.
Brunch was very good. Lots of options. Service was excellent.
We had a family gathering for lunch on a Thursday. The service and food was exceptional.
Made a reservation, got there and they told me that I was not on the list and the dining room was closing and I would need to relocate to another dining area for brunch. Once sat we overheard they still had breakfast, and were able to order. There was no information on the menu stating higher pricing for gluten free so paid way more than anticipated. Service was slow and wasted $65 on myself and two children, since they don’t have a child’s menu (ages 7 and 10) and we wasted half the food!!
Nice atmosphere but the food wasn't very good. Very mediocre.
Our server slammed things around, and some of the food was undercooked while some was over cooked. We were surprised because the setting is very nice and the other elements of the experience seem to match.
The beet salad was excellent and large enough to be a meal!
We've met our friends B&G for dinner before at Merchants' Row and had a nice time, so we decided to meet there again. The dining room is modestly sized, and we were surprised to find tables set for several larger groups, but we were accommodated quite fairly. We all agreed that the meal was top notch, but the room got to be pretty loud later in the evening, so it was difficult to carry on a conversation. Maybe next time we can use one of the smaller, adjacent dining rooms.
Both the food and service were excellent. Would return again.
We were there for a birthday celebration for a family member & the Inn is centrally located. The food was excellent, a very nice menu selection. Our server was gracious and attentive. Very pleasant.
My only complaint is the restrooms down one flight which was inconvenient but understandable given the age of the Inn.
Went for brunch and they had a lot of food. Omelet station, shrimp, bacon salads ravioli, deserts, good bloody marys and it came with coffee and orange juice. Food was all good and a buffet but it isn't cheap - very pricy but remember the shot heard around the world is next door
300 year old historic inn with great dining options in 2 restaurants and a historic bar/tavern. Sam Adams makes a lager that is only served at this inn. Be sure to try it. Nice menu selections - colonial classics, seafood and veggie. Servers very knowledgable on history of the inn and can add to the charm. Recommend for history buffs and foodies alike.
I was on vacation from new jersey and wanted to experience a tavern type restaurant. I had a cup if clam chowder and did stiffed with spinach and crab. Both were absolutely amazing!! My server Lisa was amazing as well. She was prompt, educated on the menu amd made,my dining experience fantastic!
Very good and very fun!
My wife Nancy and I had been to the Colonial Inn in the past and were quite disappointed.
So, we decided that we'd go one more time to see if our last experience was just a case of a bad night or untrained employee. Happily it seems it was.
Our server this evening was Kate; she came out and we struck up a conversation with her right away and ordered two of the Sam Adams beers that she had recommended from the tap.
We decided that after the bad experience with the beef/steaks we would opt for fish this also because it was Friday.
So we both ordered Fish and Chips and the choice was an excellent one.
The baskets came out loaded with french fries covered by two huge pieces of cod in a tasty batter very well seasoned and not greasy.
The Fries were crunchy on the outside and smooth and soft on the inside which is how I fancy my french fries.
I must say that we both came away with a completely different impression of this establishment from the last time we dined there and I truly think that the bad experience was due to an inexperienced server.
Nice dinner on the front porch.
Our service was phenomenal - flawless I would say, but the food only slightly above average. The clam chowder was disappointing, overly heavy, not flavorful. The raw oysters were very fresh and tasty. Lemonade not fresh-squeezed. The two entrees were good to slightly above average (mine was a mixed meat burger with a side salad.
The steak salad with avocado is outstanding