The Foundry

4.6
1191 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French / American
We are an American Style Restaurant with a French flair located in the beautiful Manchester Mills in Manchester NH.

**At this time we are excepting reservations for parties no larger than 6 people. There is no exception to this policy. Parties over 6 people may be booked by calling the restaurant. Any parties over 6 people will be sat at separate tables.

**We accept reservations for INSIDE DINING ONLY. Reservation made with patio requests do not guarantee an outdoor table will be available upon arrival and may require an additional wait time. Due to frequent changes in the weather we do not accept reservations for outside and all reservations are for inside dining with preferences noted.

**Due to limited seating availability there is a 2 hour time limit on all patio tables without exceptions.

Masks are mandatory during this time in the restaurant is non-negotiable, Thanks for your patience at this time while we focus on giving the best service possible.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1191 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SaraE
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

While the menu is basically the same, the ingredients have changed. Without looking at the menu or being told of the change, we ordered the muscles. We were expecting them to contain spicy sausage and got lemon instead. We then looked at the menu and it said it was cooked with "citrus". I ordered a small salad and ended up with a large salad. If you want to make a substitution, it would cost $10. My husband and I enjoyed going many times for date night. Not any more.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary. The food was great, and the service was wonderful!
They even provided a couple special treats for us since we were celebrating a special day.
Definitely recommend The Foundry!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Foundry has one of the best brunches around and is rated number one in NH. The cinnamon rolls and homemade donuts are to die for! Breakfast staples like eggs, bacon and potatoes along with shrimps and oysters are all delicious. Ready to order omlettes, a meat carving station and other brunch faves all there for customers to feast on. Even the variety of mimosa flavors are enjoyable!

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SirGeorgeMartin
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Average food at high-end prices.
This was the third (and hopefully last) time I've been dragged to this place. The food is average at best, but the prices are absurd for the atmosphere and quality. If I'm going to spend this kind of money, I'll go to the Hanover St. Chophouse instead...

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BetsyG
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here several times and the food is always delicious and the service is great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The server wasn’t personable but there was a gentleman, AJ, who was working and he made the brunch so much more fun and enjoyable.

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Smilesdc
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Overall food was excellent. Little loud inside making it hard to talk. Felt little rushed by our waiter but overall great ambience and food.

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vipMichaelH
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Been here dozens of times, love the restaurant.

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CarolB
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The filet mignon melted in your mouth and the food came at a good time. The waitress Jessica was very attentive and checked a few times to see if we needed anything. I think it is a bit pricey but the quality of food is definitely worth it. A great meal and a great atmosphere. I will be back and will bring friends.

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RandyD
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Food was marginal at best. The filet was cold and the lobster mac & cheese was a disaster. Never again. Overpriced and just not worth it.

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AFoody
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful foody experience for our anniversary dinner! Service was excellent and our meal was unique and delicious. Looking forward to returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food was awesome.

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Rlavs
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We were not told about the 2 hour timeframe to finish meal. Felt rushed. Food isn’t the same quality as I remember in past. Steak overdone not flavorful

SG
StephenG
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Foundry is always great! Great food great drinks and great times!

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RussellM
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The flank steak was outstanding......................

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TimS
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, great staff, great atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

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MaryF
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Foundry is my favorite restaurant in Manchester. This is where I bring out of town family and friends for a great dining experience. Most of the food is local and/or humanely raised. Check the board for the day’s producers. Beautiful space inside and out, a great view of the river, a fun bar, and a fire pit! The entire menu, the charcuterie boards, the sorbet and Dean’s Coffee Ice Cream...so good!! Love this place!!! PS The sorbet is fantastic!!

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RachelD
New England
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such delicious food and lovely atmosphere overlooking the river. Always a great time, a nice way to celebrate our anniversary.

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cameronh
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals you can get in Manchester right now. Service was excellent and the food was special.

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JohnT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

DB
DawnB
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Foundry!! Great service great food overall a great place. Look forward to our next visit!

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LauraL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Foundry never disappoints. From the welcome upon entering the restaurant to choice of table, and recommendations regarding menu items, the experience is always excellent. We love Sunday brunch but we came this week to celebrate a graduation and our waiter was very friendly and brought a special dessert out to celebrate.

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JaneY
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, our waitress was great and the atmosphere was perfect. We were celebrating my daughter’s college graduation and our waitress made everything even more special for us!

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Doug
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This is an old mill renovation. Very nice atmosphere with beautiful view of the river. The building is in a great location. The food was excellent very unique and interesting blends. Overall a very good place with excellent appeal.

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Helene
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food, drinks and atmosphere was amazing. However we felt rushed. Our waitress told us twice that we had an hour and a half. Then when she brought our drinks, told us it was time to go up to the buffet. I wanted to sit and enjoy my drink for a few minutes. We weren’t trying to stay there all day, but mention the time limit once and allow your guests to relax and enjoy themselves. There were plenty of open tables while we were there and no one waiting. I’d like to go back again another time but hope we won’t feel as rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was very nice!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great day to eat out on the patio! A few bugs near us but to be expected when you choose to sit outside. The servers in the buffet area were super great and charismatic.

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MatthewK
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here as a celebration for our daughters graduation. The food and service were outstanding. I would recommend this restaurant for any special occasion!

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AlannaA
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Disappointing for a farm to table establishment. Oysters were pre shucked and the award winning poutine tasted like the gravy was out of a can.

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Heather
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food fantastic, was a bit loud, overall the space was great and the food and cocktails fit the bill

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

As a party of 6, we felt like our meal was rushed to get done & out in 90min. Our server was AMAZING...but the time limit and push to get done felt almost rude. There was not enough time to be able to get dessert and eat it.

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JennLJ
New England
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place never disappoints! Locally sourced ingredients on much of the menu which makes it a little pricy but totally worth it. The service is always spot on-thanks Ian! The atmosphere is warm and rustic yet contemporary. Live music coming from the lounge enhances the overall experience. The Sunday brunch is hands down best in the state!

LM
LeslieM
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a nice restaurant to celebrate a college graduation. This looked good and we were not disappointed. Really outstanding dishes, fresh ingredients you can taste and the menu had something for everyone. Just perfect!

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RussO
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

If you have a large party (8 or more),the experience changes and this is what happened to us. The table was not ready even being there at 4:00 when they opened. The waitress Announced that there is a two hour minimum to the table soon as we sat down. We felt very rushed. This could’ve been told to us ahead of time or just told to the person who made the reservation when her arrived. We ordered all high end meals. They were good except for the seafood dish wasn’t very special. The meat was light for the cost and flavor wasn’t very special.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

There were a lot of people and I had trouble talking with my girlfriend. Even though the food was decent, she did not enjoy her meal. She described the Mac N Cheese as “The least appetizing mac n cheese I have ever had”

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vipDonnaV
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed dinner on the patio. Everything was delicious as usual.

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KerriH
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh how I love The Foundry, the service and the patio on the river! Filet mignon, prosciutto wrapped asparagus and truffle mashed potatoes were delicious! The 18 hour ribs were BIG and fall off the bone yum! The chocolate PB cheesecake and GF tuxedo creme brûlée with ganache and berries...so tasty! I super appreciate the GF offerings AND fryolators. Please don’t ever change the GF dinner rolls. You are one of only places around that offers dinner rolls. :-)Thank you for a wonderful 16th birthday dinner!

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Larida
New England
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined in at The Foundry for our 9 year wedding anniversary. We arrived right after they opened so we were able to get outdoor seating which was spacious and private. We received a glass of complementary champagne and when we ordered dessert it came with a milk chocolate plaque that said "Happy Anniversary". The Haddock cakes were outstanding! Our server Ian was great! We cannot wait to go back. I highly recommend!

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CMEnwright
New England
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic experience at The Foundry! Great food, great service and a great atmosphere. One of my favorite places to go!

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RonL
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Food was a little overpriced for the portion sizes. Also, staff was not very friendly at all.

FAQs

The Foundry offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (603) 836-1925.

The Foundry is rated 4.6 stars by 1191 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.