Went there on Valentine's Day - the last time we'd been there was probably 25 years ago. The steak Diane is still the specialty of the house - and well worth it. The dining room can be a little chilly in the winter, so bring a sweater!
IT WAS OUR FIRST TIME. LOVED THE LOCATION AND OLD HOTEL FEEL. FOOD WAS GOOD BUT THEY STRUGGLED TO GET MY NON-DAIRY ORDER CORRECT AND DINING ROOM WAS FREEZING. I WILL GO BACK THOUGH AS IT IS A COOL SPOT.
We have been to this restaurant many times over the years and this visit was a little disappointing. First, we noticed the restaurant was cold when we walked in. We were never told the furnace wasn’t working. We had to ask why it was so cold before we were told. Even though there were only a few people in the restaurant when we got there, the service was slow. My wife ordered the chicken risotto which she enjoyed. My filet was only okay, but not great. I asked that it be cooked medium. It came to the table between rare and medium rare. The green beans and mashed potatoes were not all that great tasting. We will need to consider whether we will return for another visit.
Husband had prime rib which was fantastic. Table made Caesar salad was also good. I had the shrimp scampi and it was all rice-not good at all
We haven't been to the Afton House in a while, and with some of the mixed reviews on this site, I was a little nervous. I am happy to report that the Afton House is still a great dining experience in every way! The food was excellent, service was top notch, and the cozy ambience and holiday décor really helped make it a special evening for our family. For menu selections, we had the 'baseball' steak, with mashed and asparagus; braised short ribs, also with mashed and asparagus; house Caesar and seafood chowder, crab cakes and seafood pasta. All was done to perfection, with the exception of the pasta, which had a flavor my son wasn't familiar with. So they comped his whole meal. Afton House also has a very good wine selection, and the crème brulee and coffee topped everything off nicely.
I highly recommend this fine dining establishment for any special occasion. Thank you Afton House!
We went for the Thanksgiving Buffet. It was very disappointing because we've had some wonderful meals in their regular dining room and spend the night. The service was absolutely terrible, we waited at least 8 minutes before someone even came to our table. We wanted another glass of wine, server never came back. The salmon, beef, and dressing were the best choices and the worst items being the fried fish, the veg, cesear salad, the rolls and the water. We asked to pay for some bottled water... They didn't have any.
Our suggestion skip their large buffet servings and just go to the main dining room for a nice meal.
We have been going to the Thanksgiving buffet here for 4 yrs and this was the absolute worst experience. Our server was so inconvenienced when we asked for something to drink and she only came to our table when we flagged her down. Food has gone down in quality and for the price of the meal I would rather have gone to Perkins
We had the Thanksgiving Buffet. The buffet line was very nicely setup and lots of options.
Fresh Vegetables, stuffing, Harvest Squash Salad and Smoked Salmon were especially good. Ham was very moist but the turkey we had was dry.
Had the pumpkin pie for dessert and was not happy with it. Only ate a few bites and left the rest. By then we were full anyway so did not get a different dessert.
We have been going to the Afton House Inn for Thanksgiving brunch for more than a dozen years so we can make credible comparisons. There were not enough staff working. The ones who were there were making valiant efforts to keep up. Our first trip up to the buffet found no mashed potatoes no squash no turkey. Second trip up not much better. The buffet line was confused at the meat area because first came gravy then meat which meant everyone had to double back and interrupt other diners. Once we were seated at the table the wait staff was too busy to serve us well I had to get up and flag her down as she raced nearby. Finally sure what happened to the water but it was undrinkable
Enjoyed Thanksgiving 2017 buffet, for feeding a very large number of people well done. That being said a few things could have been better - the dinner rolls were yuck, the cranberry sauce needed alot more suguar and the turkey was super dry. The beef and pork were very good, as was the potatoes, stuffing, beans and carrots and the gravy. Dessert was okay, the pie would have been better if offered warmed. Overall thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, glad to skip the cooking and clean up after this year. Would go again.