The Garden Room at the Mayflower Inn & Spa

4.4
141 Reviews
$50 and over
Farm-to-table
The Garden Room at the Mayflower Inn & Spa delivers delicious, seasonal cuisine, drawing on fresh local ingredients. Serving unique menus that change regularly and feature classic dishes, regionally sourced, perfectly cooked and beautifully presented.

Our Chef-in-Residence, celebrated Chef April Bloomfield currently serves a four-course pre-fixe dining menu for $150 per guest, offered Thursday - Saturday from 5:00pm to 8:30pm.

Please see our Sample Menu Offerings below.

Join us on Father's Day, Sunday June 20th for a special BBQ offering to pair with our Brunch Menu.

Speak with our Inn Host for more information or to make a reservation - 860.868.9466.
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vipdiner1
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cait our server was fantastic

The Garden Room at the Mayflower Inn & Spa
Responded on September 22, 2021

Dear Diner1, We are so glad you could join us in the countryside and that you level of service was fantastic. We hope to welcome you back in the future.

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vipCasey
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I've had great meals there before but dinner last night was a huge disappointment. For was mediocre and WAY overpriced.

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vipOxideZoZo
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nothing about it was special enough to justify the price. The food was good but not exceptional. The room is attractive but not drop-dead gorgeous. The service was efficient. I don't feel like I need to return.

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4star
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening. Loved the new decor. Food was delicious, esp the sticky toffee pudd. Kathleen our server was professional and charming!

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viplitchdiner
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

A bit disappointing! Our expectations were super high and it didn’t live up to them especially at this high price point. Service is ok, food is good, the place and the space is lovely . We have eaten in other Auberge properties and this is not up to their standards in either food or service.

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JonS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

April's menu is exceptional and the Service is excellent.

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vipKelly
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Meh Seriously underwhelming and way overpriced. It’s a shame

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vipSarasotaFLT
New York Area
141 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good service at the beginning of dinner; somewhat slow toward the end. Tried three course fixed menu...$150 per person without drinks/wine/after dinner coffee...definitely on the pricey side. A more basic ala carte menu was available. Food presentation and quality were excellent. Will definitely try again...perhaps for brunch.

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Eliza
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful evening in tap room, all rooms of Mayflower are very attractive. My appetizer of hamachi was excellent as was the chocolate mousse for dessert. Fish it self was excellent but the combination of butternut and fennel didn’t work that well. Was a nice evening out but a tad pricey.

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Odysseus
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food but very expensive. Seems safe COVID-wise.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

We’ve been going for years and always found it special. What a surprising turn for the worst. We took friends there and were shocked to be served as prix fixe a light appetizer, 4 oz of halibut (with no starch or salad) and a small dessert for $150 each! We were embarrassed in front of our guests who were joining us for their first time at the Mayflower. All of us were hungry after, including my wife. I went home and had another meal. What a shame. A terrible rip off at almost $500 a couple with tip. I guess our seasonal trips there have come to an end.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Super, super expensive for the quality. $150 a head for 3 courses. Wine list is silly overpriced.

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vipJohn
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience3

A rip off. Extremely expensive. Limited and poor choices. Service was very average. Staff not well trained or attentive.

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vipMichelleS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I was incredibly disappointed in my experience at Mayflower Inn & Spa. When I made the reservation for myself and 2 friends, we were super excited to eat at this restaurant. We were in town from NYC, and we've all been to Chumley's and Gotham Bar and Grill before and were excited to again try Chef Victoria Blamey's food. We had looked at the menu, and had multiple things in mind to try however when we sat down we were give a QR code menu that was pre-fix, extremely limited in selection and extraordinarily expensive for what it was. I'm allergic to shellfish, so that limited the already limited selection that was presented on the menu but all in all, for 3 courses, it's hard to justify $130 before drinks, tax, and tip when one item was a green salad with vinaigrette.
All in all the food was average, but i think my biggest disappointment was the lack of awareness as a customer that the menu was going to be pre-fix prior to my dining there. I went back and looked at my reservation, as well as the Mayflower Inn & Spa's website to see if in fact, I had missed that disclaimer but it was nowhere to be found. I almost felt suckered into staying there, not wanting to get up soon after sitting down and causing a scene. That said, I wish that's exactly what I had done. To clarify, I'm most certainly NOT saying the meal was bad, but it was average at best given the selections I was presented (dessert was bad. It was on the menu as a creme brûlée but tasted like whip cream on top of berries in a martini glass) and for the astronomical price of $130 for a 3 course meal sans drinks, tax, and tip. I would not recommend it unless you know with certainty that you can order a la cart and I would definitely not go back.

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vipSarasotaFLT
New York Area
141 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience3

I hesitated writing this review because the Manager graciously comped our dinner after being informed of the issues we experienced but I feel compelled to do so.

We arrived at the Inn and were seated promptly. We were approached by two separate waiters and asked what type of water we would like. We informed the first that we wanted sparkling water with limes. We told the second waiter we had already ordered water. The water arrived without the limes. We then were approached by two different waiters asking if we would like any drinks. We ordered from the first waiter and told the second waiter we had already ordered. The menu, a fixed menu at $130 for three courses plus drinks and gratuities, was limited but we found appetizers and entrees that were acceptable. Before receiving our appetizers a waiter, not ours, came to our tables with two entrees; not ours. He wandered off looking for which table the entrees were for. We subsequently made the first of three requests for bread. After I received no response I left our table, went to the exit door from the kitchen and asked the first person exiting the kitchen for bread. Our waiter delivered a small basket of bread approximately 15 minutes later. Our appetizers and entrees eventually arrived. At this point our waiter apparently became focused on other tables. Another person came to our table to clear the dishes. She took an order for coffee and, as a third course, the cheese plate. Our coffee arrived but the cheese plates did not despite multiple requests. I finally gave up and, based on an inability to obtain my check from anyone, I called the Inn’s main number from my table using my cellphone and requested my check. We were then approached by a waitress who was serving other tables who apologized for our experience and told us the manager had comped our dinner. As we were leaving our table our waiter finally arrived with our cheese plates. We said “Enough, we are out of here!” and left.

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vipYogajan
Naples
30 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We have been to the restaurant before so we were looking forward to a great experience. When we arrived we were told that they only offered a 3 course prix fixe menu. The menu was extremely limited and we were not aware of this when we checked out menu on Open Table. Very disappointed !! Ambiance and wait staff were excellent

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Agnes
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the 3 course tasting menu for dinner with chef-in-resident Victoria Blamey and the food and drinks were phenomenal. Bold and balanced flavors. Slow roasted tomatoes w burrata, ceviche scallops, squash blossom w peekytoe crab, pork cheek vindaloo, lamb chops. She's there til Sept 7 so go while you still can!

Sat outside on deck. Beautiful grounds.

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vipAlexF
New England
14 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an exceptionally good meal for an Inn restaurant. The dining room was pleasant and quiet. I had a delicious sunchoke soup and a very fine quail dish. Both were extremely flavorful.

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laurenm3923
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable from start to finish! Perfect anniversary dinner.

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vipSarasotaFLT
New York Area
141 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall very good experience. If the Foie Gras appetizer had not been too close to frozen the evaluation would have been higher.

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vipEdS24foodie
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this experience was incredible. The setting, staff, service and food was a delight.

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vipGeany
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for celebration, date and special occasion

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LouisM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience1

Unfortunately we were the last to be seated 1/2 hour late the only saving grace was they took off 1/2 the club still disappointed was not there for a bargin

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AlisonS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Had to wait over an hour for our table. It was Christmas Day and they had clearly overbooked. Paid a lot for an ok meal and service was slow,

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vipEllenH
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely restaurant. Service is warm and gracious, room is pretty, noise level is fine, and food is excellent. They were accommodating to specific requests and breakfast as well as dinner was excellent. Would go back in a second.

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KRISTINEW
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. I told the waiter that if I won the lotto I would be back to steal the chef ! Wish I could eat here every night.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Thanksgiving

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vipBill
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely meal on Thanksgiving Day. The menu was very good, with both traditional and inventive flavors. The staff did a great job as always!

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vintage911racer
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had oysters appetizer and the lobster risotto main for Thanksgiving dinner. Both items we're excellent. Service was excellent as always - the reservations/front desk young ladies (Shanna and ????) are great ambassadors for the Inn.
We're going back for a dinner in there next couple of weeks - and we live 43 miles away.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
74 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely surroundings enhance any meal here. New owners will appreciate how much nicer the dining staff is.

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LHCT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a FANTASTIC evening!! The service was spectacular and the food....just wow!! We were celebrating a birthday and our exceptional waiter informed us our amazing pumpkin creme brulee was compliments of the restaurant. Thank for helping make our evening that much more special.

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vipSarasotaFLT
New York Area
141 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Elegant setting, outstanding cuisine, fine wine list. Service, while professional, could be a little more organized. Our primary server was supported by various others which at times resulted in having to ask for the primary server to come to our table. At other times we were asked the same question by multiple support servers. Feeling that you need to manage the service personally is not something one should expect at a very high end restaurant.

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BarbaraS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The setting is beautiful, the decor a nice fall arrangement, there were 3 different people giving us service, but the food quite honestly was just so-so. I had the wild salmon, which was overcooked and dry with no seasonings. And the bread is brought on a tray with 4 selections, which is awesome, but 9nce you pick what you want, they move on with the tray and you have to request more if you want more or want to try a new selection. Just put them in a basket and leave it in the table! At the prices they charge, a few extra slices of bread won't break the bank.

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DavidP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. From a drink in the bar with the bartender Orlando. He was knowledgeable and friendly. From there the dinner was very good and the service from Peter was impeccable. We finished with a drink on the heated back porch while we listened to live piano music. The evening couldn't have been any better.

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SHOT2014
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Both service and food was off. Noticed several tables around us having the same issues.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was excellent. There was confusing over the bottle of wine we order and the service was slow. But, the server was very gracious. Beautiful grounds to walk around.

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vipSarasotaFLT
New York Area
141 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance, service and cuisine. Outstanding dining experience in every way!

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vipSarasotaFLT
New York Area
141 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, nice ambiance, very small portions.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful place! Excellent service. Went for brunch everyone was happy with their meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
27 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We went to dinner, expecting a great meal. I ordered the tasting menu, and my husband ordered a la carte. We were not thrilled with the food. It’s as though the new chef is trying to make each dish so fancy that they lose focus of what has been ordered. For example, my husband’s foie gras was surrounded by barely ripe figs and sauce with just a tiny piece of foie. His agnolotti entree order was tiny. My scallop Crudo had so much garnish and spices that I could not taste the fresh scallop (yes, just one) at all.

No longer worth the cost.

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The Garden Room at the Mayflower Inn & Spa is rated 4.4 stars by 141 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.