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Three Chimneys Inn

4.8
27 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
The ffrost Sawyer Tavern is located in the beautiful and historic Three Chimneys Inn. The Tavern, with its open hearth Summer Kitchen fireplace, granite walls, and hand-hewn beams, provides a cozy spot for hearty traditional New England fare. The Tavern is a popular dining spot for local guests and travelers. The Maples Dining Room features millwork dating to 1699 and retains the original Indian shutters that protected settlers from Colonial-era attacks. Coppers, the original winter kitchen of the 1649 homestead, provides an elegant and romantic setting. Wide plank floors, the open hearth and original millwork create an authentic old New England dining experience.

Our culinary team prepares savory dishes from scratch with exceptional, homegrown flavor. The kitchen works closely with local farms and growers to pick fresh ingredients for creative entrees and innovative cocktails, resulting in exceptional farm-to-table cuisine that showcases the essence of New Hampshire.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 27 people are saying
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RobertH
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went to Three Chimneys for our 54th wedding anniversary. It was wonderful. We went at 6 pm and ended up upstairs in a quiet room we had to ourselves until we were ready to leave. The service was outstanding and the food good. However, I asked for my prime rib to be medium rare and it was quite rare. I did not send it back because I only ate a small amount, took the rest home and knew I could cook it more at home. We love it there.

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vipHowieP
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside in the lovely courtyard... our server was attentive and the food was delicious. Definitely will return to enjoy again.

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SharonP
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining at TCI was amazing! We were luck enough to enjoy the outdoor patio. It was decorated beautifully so that we could enjoy nature, while enjoying our fabulous dinner.

The food was awesome. Even better our server, Justin was delightful!!

Thank you. We will be back again and again.

Sharon

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cindyb
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Open table reservation didn’t show at restaurant so had to show email?
Food and service were fantastic and on a pretty patio

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely dinner out on the patio with my husband after dropping off our daughter at UNH.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! Beautiful atmosphere!

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vipReview
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food and environment were excellent, though the service took much longer than expected given the size/type of order. We were there for nearly 2 hours for a light dinner for 2.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service and food! Atmosphere is quaint too. Highly recommend!

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vipdavidi
Las Vegas
81 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate we ate in the Tavern on the lower level. Incredible ambience and great food and wine

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JayW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate in thr Ffrost Tavern. Generally quiet, with good service. The food was excellent. It was a very pleasant dinner.

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KennethL
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress ,Romaine was wonderful. We will request her the next time we go!

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RobertG
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The reservation process was simple. We enjoyed the atmosphere in the tavern area. It certainly felt like a slice of old New Hampshire, very rustic. The service was excellent and everyone in our party enjoyed their meals very much! The Menu was somewhat limited if you’re comparing to chain or franchise restaurants. However it definitely felt like a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We normally love Three Chimneys Inn, but the prime rib special tasted like corned beef.

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vipKrCO
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Although a wonderful location and beautiful grounds, the food does not meet the standards of their long and exceptional reputation. a better wine list can be found at a chain restaurant and their wines by the bottle selection need even greater improvement. I must say our salads were delicious, almost like the lettuce was just picked from their garden. The entrees (fried haddock, Veal dish, steak dish and one special, which was also steak) fell flat. They all lacked flavor, some were overcooked and the steak cuts appeared to be of low quality. The service however was stellar. It is a great spot with lots of history and happy and cheerful staff but sadly the food is just not up to par.

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BigRd
New England
24 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was diverse. Everything on it was appealing. Our server was friendly and gracious!

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AnthonyC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

$200 for tavern food wasn't great. I understand dining in a COVID world isn't the best, but cramming all your guests into the tavern isn't the answer. Put us upstairs in the dining room where you can spread the tables out. Most of our meals were slightly undercooked despite their good quality. Obviously the chef had not tasted the carrots before sending them out. (flavorless and hard) We mentioned that we were there to celebrate a birthday on OpenTable, yet no mention was ever made by our server. Not sure where the ball got dropped there. I would come back, but not right away.

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Lala
New England
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Good and bad. Bad: When we arrived we waited for someone to greet us but had to find our own way to the Tavern. Once there the hostess told us that we were seated upstairs in the overflow area where the ambiance was lacking. I was disappointed as I assumed we would be in the Tavern area. We were told that often when booked on Open Table seating was second tier. The Wine list was poor. Good: The food was delicious and the menu adequate. Our server was very congenial and helpful. Bottom line - we drove 45 minutes to go to Three Chimneys so it was a haul. We won't be going back unfortunately.

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vipbabs
New England
48 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loved the decor, restaurant from 1646
The food was great and plenty of it
Very nice personable server
Loved the time between courses too

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JeffS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The prices are quite steep, especially alcohol. We were in one of the most romantic areas of the Pub, next to the fire. The ambience was amazing, the food was great, service was good, but it was a little loud, surprisingly.

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RachelD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We lived every minute of our experience. Romaine was fantastic and the food was delicious d

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable.
Our food was excellent and we had a great Valentine’s date night.

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Katherine
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We really enjoyed our dinner there. The waitress was a bit aloof and failed to bring us our second round of drinks but otherwise it was very nice.

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vipabcd18
New England
22 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was just outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Three Chimneys Inn has a great atmosphere for date night or any get-together. The tavern is cozy and intimate and the food is always delicious! We can’t wait to visit again soon.

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NicholeW
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tavern atmosphere was quaint and they captured the essence of the history of the building. Overall it was a pleasant surprise and wed GI back again.

Three Chimneys Inn
Responded on February 9, 2021

Nicole. Thank you for your 5 star review. We are happy you enjoyed the atmosphere and history of the building. Stay safe and we hope to see you back again soon. The TCI Team

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CatherineK
New England
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to the staff at Three Chimney - the food, drink and atmosphere were all terrific! Great option for a relaxing night out.

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4TheLoveOfFood
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently dined at the Three Chimney's Tavern and had a delicious and memorable meal. There were three in our party. We started with a fun cocktail...Buh Bye 2020...gin, fresh squeezed lemon and a honey simple syrup...outstanding! Plus a Shirley Temple (heavy on the cherries) for my son and an IPA for my husband. For our dinners we enjoyed a perfectly grilled strip steak, potato crusted haddock, the fish and chips, and finished by sharing the decadent brownie a la mode dessert. Everything was fresh and delicious! Our server Romaine, was warm and friendly and shared some helpful insight with my son who was touring UNH. The atmosphere is quiet and relaxing. Everything was impeccably clean and we felt very safe. A true gem in Durham and we look forward to returning.

FAQs

Three Chimneys Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (603) 868-7800.

Three Chimneys Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 27 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.