Very special place.
Charming restaurant, amazing meal.
The Red Lion Inn never disappoints. The food is always excellent and the waitstaff is attentive and friendly. It is a view into a bygone era when going out for dinner was an experience.
The food was wonderful from the clam chowder to the entrees to the deserts. And the noise level was low enough to easily enjoy a conversation across the table. The service was attentive and personable as always.
Ate at The Red Lion to celebrate my wife’s birthday. We come here almost every year for that occasion. Service is always excellent. Servers are very knowledgeable about the food preparation. I had seared Arctic char and my wife had scallops. Both were cooked perfectly. My only complaint is that the menu is very limited. I am not saying they should have a diner menu, but they really need to have more than 4 or 5 entrees. A pasta option would be nice for a change. The menu hasn’t really changed in years. Now that they have a new chef, perhaps it will change. Prices are high, but I consider this a “special occasion” restaurant. The ambiance is excellent for a certain diner. It is a 1700-1800s era inn. You will not be surrounded by modernity. It is, however, very romantic.
The service was very slow at diner and at breakfast. While the food in general was good, I had ordered the scallops and they were overcooked and very chewy. For the cost of the meal I would have expected it to be perfectly done. Breakfast was very good and worth the cost.
Truly unique experience. Amazing atmosphere, food, cocktails, and exceptional service.
Excellent dining experience, atmosphere, food, and service is great!
Awesome food and fabulous experience. Quiet table for two in the back with excellent wait staff.
We had a delightful lunch in the main dining room, seated by the window. So glad we made a reservation as it was crowded on a Friday. Food was spectacular except for the apple pie, the crust was rubbery. We both loved the butternut squash soup. Soup with a sandwich for one and a delicious salad with salmon for the other on a cold day was perfect. Service was attentive and friendly. We enjoyed the Christmas decorations inside the dining room and outside our window. The food is expensive, the ambiance is lovely.
The Sunday brunches are just outstanding in selection and quality of food. Holiday brunches are especially grand. Highly recommended.
The food was very delicious, with a very good size portion. I had the hamburger and really enjoyed it. Some of the best New England clam chowder I have ever had
we asked for a quiet table, and had two families with young children placed right next to us.....was not a relaxing meal
Got snowed out for out Christmas day plans, and decided to try Red Lion Inn the next day. It was very festive and really right for what we were looking for. The server we had was very good ad made us feel really welcome. The menu had good choices and both of us really liked what we ordered. It was the perfect spot for a Christmas lunch. Will definitely remember and come again.
They were very accommodating when we needed to change our Christmas Eve dinner from 2 to 4 people. We ended up in a private dining room. The food was great, our server fantastic and we had an overall great experience.
The menu and food are simply classic earlier American fare. There is no attempt to concoct a "different" take on standard recipes, which is refreshing nowadays. Service is excellent and relatively fast. Ambiance is outstanding, even though Christmas Eve day was very crowded. My wife and I love the Red Lion Inn and come here at least once a year (over an hour drive). It is the epitome of good food prepared well and served well in a historic and well-maintained inn. I might also mention that the turkey dinner never disappoints.
Honestly, we were very disappointed and will need to break the tradition of dining at The Red Lion Inn each Christmas Eve day. First, waiting to be seated at noon, it got very crowded in the entrance area. Second, we were seated at the second round table, which was cold and drafty. We were not given bread until we asked for it. Next, and worst of all, none of us was happy with the food. The quality was not good, the Quiche tasted odd and it was not hot and creamy as it usually is. The side salad was too drenched in dressing and the chicken pot pie was cold We were very disappointed as usually it is quite a treat to eat there. Normally we have had a wonderful, special occasion/tradition. Unfortunately we will be booking somewhere else next year.
Dinner was excellent -limited menu- breakfast limited and overpriced
Good experience for family and friends get together