The Montville Inn

4.3
603 reviews
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$30 and under
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Farm-to-table
Montville Inn's incarnation is complete with a wrap-around porch, gorgeous copper bar, two private dining rooms, and a cozy main dining area, whose decor features historic photos of Montville and the surrounding towns.
Today’s Montville Inn is a neighborhood restaurant where guests can enjoy everything from relaxed, family meals to date nights or even business meetings. The unique comfort food and fresh, creative specials offer something for everyone. At the Montville Inn you’ll enjoy our signature homemade pastas, fresh baked breads, hand-cut steaks, outstanding chicken dishes, fresh seafood and exquisite dessert creations.
We use the freshest possible farm-to-table ingredients to create our ever-changing seasonal menu for your enjoyment. Our chef carefully selects only the best ingredients brought in daily from nearby farms throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and chooses the freshest fish from the fish market each morning.
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SK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I have wanted to try this place for years and finally got around to it. I had always thought that it was a fancier restaurant and was a bit surprised by the more casual vibe inside. Overall it is a nice, cozy local place. The food was good and there were a lot of choices. I think it was a bit expensive for the atmosphere, but my husband and I both enjoyed our meals! We are pretty sure we got the waiter that many people seemed to mention in their reviews and we understood how he is perceived as rude. He did not say hello or properly greet us which made us laugh, because we read about that before coming for dinner. He also whisked away an appetizer before we were done with it, but overall the service was good and by the end of the meal he had really endeared himself to us! I don't know if we will be back as it is a bit far from us and really is a local gem for folks close by.

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g
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Everything was ok. Nothing special but nothing terrible. This has been my experience several times, mediocre but convenient.

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C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. Good value. Waiter recommend the parmesan encrusted salmon, which was a good call. Note: Tuesday night is children eat free, so can be noisy.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

First date. Staff was friendly and accommodating. We were not rushed at all. Spent about 3 hours there. Will go back.

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DW
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Hadn't been to The Montville Inn in years; at the time, I found it over-priced, stuffy, and the food was only fair. My most recent experience was far better. The restaurant now has more of an upscale pub vibe. Lively, good variety of food choices, and comfortable. Will put it back in my restaurant rotation.

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FB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Colonial charm is here. This restaurant is as good as anything I will find in Montville.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Atmosphere was great. Food was good but the menu is lacking.

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RM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good menu selections and several nice special apps and entrees. Start with the fried pickles ( was surprised and glad to see them on menu). The chopped salad was excellent but too big. Took half home. The Chicken Parm was nice. Not the best I’ve ever had but decent. Again, too much food especially pasta. Wine list was about what you would expect from this level of restaurant. Glass of Malbec was $11. A bit steep for a normal pour.
Service was outstanding, beginning with the valet guys. You can self park in the upper lot behind the neighboring office building.

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LC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

We were not happy with the meal, small portions. I sent my overcooked meal back,

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d
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having been to the Montville Inn for Mother's Day last year, I wasn't sure I'd go back. Last year total disaster,food we ordered wasn't available etc,just an all around bad experience. However, Valentine's day was a different experience. Food was delicious,our server was on top of everything,including suggesting a drink which was fantastic! They have totally redeemed themselves and we will definitely be visiting here again.

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LS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice. Wait staff was attentive without being obtrusive.

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went on a Saturday night for dinner. The food was fantastic! The service was just right. The atmosphere was cozy and welcoming.

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a
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

best steak i had since last visit. should lite the fireplace!!!

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TB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious!

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g
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good food, good service. Wine list could use some expanding. It looks much fancier from the outside than it does inside. The lighting and music were more like a mid-level casual restaurant than anything else (which was a surprise to us). But again, the food was delish and service was good, so if you don't care much about the atmosphere, you should check it out. The fried deviled eggs are fantastic!

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LM
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent but a little pricey. Service was good except that our waiter forgot my salad. Very comfortable and they did not rush us. Looking forward to going back again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

I was very disappointed in the menu I called for a reservation and was seated in the bar. Our appetizers came and we barely finished and dinner out. I had the special duck that was done very well but cold potatoes

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GF
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable dinner for four. It was very nice 👍

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JA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Matt, our server was great. Food was excellent and his wine suggestions were spot on

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L
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the Montville was an exceptional experience! Our server was so friendly and helpful. Such a nice young man!! We were celebrating my Birthday and I could not have been happier! I ordered the Parmesan Encrusted Salmon that was out of this world!! My husband had a chicken dish with glazed bananas! He left absolutely nothing on his plate!!! Always a delight and a joyful experience!

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner.

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JN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent but the drinks are expensive. When the restaurant is full as it was when we were there it is noisy.

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D
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was good, but not outstanding. The food was under seasoned

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Table of five. Server took good care of the table and was responsive to our needs. Also had the courtesy to update us on the status of our orders. Good food and ambiance.

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w
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Sausage and peperoncino App is to die for, and you’ll want more then one order. The main courses deliver as well but the app is what brings us back. Server definitely cat we more to regulars which is sad when it comes to their tips.
Overall worth the trip!

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and overall feel of the restaurant was great! I went there for a date night and we had a great time! Would highly recommend.

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CS
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Its my go to place now! Great food! Great drinks! Great service! Love the atmosphere in the bar part of the restaurant!

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H
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

I’ve been to the Montville Inn many times for lunch and this is the first time for dinner. As always the food never disappoints and our salmon was delicious!

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L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is very good, but service is a little slow but they are always very friendly.

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MK
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Was way more modern than expected. Food was so-so. Good service. Too far of a drive to say we would go back.

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LM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As always . Good food, good service and good atmosphere .

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K
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

We had the traditional calamari as an appetizer it was so chewy would not order again.

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a
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Disappointed in the quality of the fooddddddddddddddddddddddd

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JR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were extremely exceptional.

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JR
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere, delicious food, friendly and professional staff. Great date night!

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k
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We shared a variety of appetizers and each was delicious. The manager was paying attention to each table as well as the waiter.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great happy hour deals

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JP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was looking for a new spot to take my lovely girlfriend. I’ve driven by this place millions of times. I’m really upset I didn’t try it a lonnnnnng time ago. So when you arrive the valet was ready to take possession of your vehicle. They were kinda and friendly making sure you didn’t forget anything. Walking inside the decor is very nice. Hostess was ready to seat us. The wait staff... very knowledgeable and friendly. They have good suggestions. The food wow so good, fresh and delicious! The sausage app is hands down my new favorite thing! Can’t wait to go back soon.

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D
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was pleasantly surprised. My brother in law will only eat where there is a bar. I prefer BYOB. They sat us before they arrived. We casually drank and ate the bread. When our family came they took away the half eaten bread basket and brought us a fresh one. The salad was yummy. I had the special tilapia. It came out hot and delicious. The side dishes were plenty full. I would definitely come back with family and or friends.

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JW
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

We had chicken in our salads for lunch. The chicken was rubbery and tasteless. Was probably frozen and not fresh

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