Samuel's At The Andover Inn

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Dine in style at the Andover Inn's signature restaurant, Samuel's

Created with skill and passion, the menu features an exciting array of seafood, steaks, and signature items from our Executive Chef and his culinary team.

We offer a wide variety of spirits, local brews on tap and an ample selection of domestic and international wines complimenting our newly created menu. The Bar offers a lighter fare menu of sandwiches and appetizers to share.

Samuel's also features the Abbot Room, a private dining room that seats up to twelve guests, perfect for hosting a family party, business dinner, or gathering of friends.

Our restaurant offers high ceilings together with warm mahogany and eclectic décor creating a slightly contemporary yet comfortable feeling.
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C
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Cold food
Rude manager made us feel bad for sending back cold food

NC
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely, intimate, wonderful food !
I asked for a quiet area because my uncle has hearing problems, they were very accommodating.

F
New England
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, as always. Service was impeccable, as always. Our server, Jeff, was outstanding. Bobby and Eric, the bartenders behind the bar, are always fantastic, as well. The hostess who greeted and seated us was extremely friendly and welcoming. Always a pleasure and our guest said “everything is always so fantastic here - why don’t I come here more often?”

BR
New England
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service in a lively low key environment!

MV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service excellent. All our guests very pleased with choices

DG
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A nice spot for dinner in Andover, MA, staff knowledgeable and friendly and the food very good.

H
New England
17 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my brother and his wife's wedding anniversary. I chose Samuel's because it has easy handicap access - by brother has a cast on his leg while a broken ankle mends.

Our server told us a new sous chef was on duty in the kitchen - all of his meals that we were served were superb - Long Island duck, Swordfish with lobster risotto, and a strip steak. The white chocolate bread pudding was one of best ever.

This dining experience far exceeded expectations.

JC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a family girls day including a 2 & 4 year old. Everything was great for young and not as young.

s
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IT WAS EXCELLENT EXCELLENT, overall experience was just so comfortable , loved the atmosphere

DK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience. It is a very pleasant place to have dinner. Food is always good. It is quiet so great for conversation. Very relaxing place to have dinner. The more trendy places in the area are noisy and make you feel rushed. One can just relax and enjoy dinner here. The setting is also very pleasing as it has the feel of a bed and breakfast on the Phillips academy campus.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful
Food was great

BV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family from California and Japan we’re visiting and we were all very impressed by the full experience- food, service, atmosphere, convenience. We were in the room with the bar and the noise level was a little higher than I would prefer but not so loud as to detract from our evening.

CD
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went for Brunch. The Inn is very nice and perfect for a beautiful Fall day in NE. We were greeted immediately upon arrival by a very friendly hostess and wait staff! You start with the brunch buffet which was abundant with all your normal selections. In addition, you can select one item from the entrees that were offered so come with an appetite!! I loved the buffet and the entree I chose was the Lobster Benedict which was tasty but my only feedback would be that I expected more lobster meat! There were only a few very tiny pieces on each egg in comparison to what I’ve had in many other restaurants. I heard many people were ordering the same entree so maybe they were running low on lobster meat? Overall the food, service and ambiance was very good and I would visit again!

k
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first dinner together in one year since our daughter was born! We had a great experience and will return as soon as possible 😊

D
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice menu choices, delicious food, friendly waiter. My friend enjoyed her birthday celebration.

JK
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Samuels. While the prices are moderately high for the area (expect about $150-170 for two if you each get a drink, one appetizer, two entrees, and one dessert, including gratuity), the atmosphere, food and service are always excellent. I like to think of it as relaxed luxury. The food is as good as any of the top restaurants in Boston. Try the specials if you go, the chef likes to use local and in-season ingredients and it shows. They also rotate the beers on tap and a have a good scotch and wine selection. They have multiple rooms and that keeps the noise level nice and comfortable for conversation at the table.

D
Charleston
34 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always a good dining experience.
A little disappointed with the salmon special with you plain white rice???
Good martinis
Pleasant service

J
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The service and ambiance were very good, as usual.

The food and drink were good, except the fish, which was dry and seemed to have been frozen rather than fresh. Also, the portion of asparagus was very small.

j
New England
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

High end brunch buffet with entree meal and dessert for $28. It was fairly empty at 1:30. Pats game was on at the bar area so that was a bonus. Walk off the feast by visiting the on-campus small but free art gallery directly across the street. Oh, and try the house bloody mary and/or bloody mary make-your own station if you really feel like filling up.

F
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Usually VERY good service, this one time they seem to have been under-staffed, so we'll overlook it. It's the ONLY nice restaurant in Andover which makes it triply valuable to all of us.

N
New England
23 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

We were all very happy with our food. The waiter was quite attentive initially, but then kind of disappeared.

NL
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely . . we find the hamburgers to be outstanding! our favorite pick each time we dine there

MB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious filet mignon. Lobster mushroom crepes were amazing and the haddock was fantastic.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Fantastic people. Fantastic atmosphere. Never disappoints.

TK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, so lovely to be back to friendly atmosphere! The food was great, too!!

b
New England
17 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service a bit slow since it was very quiet. Food was overall good. Best mashed potatoes, jasmine rice not so good. We had salmon and chicken dishes. Nice wine selection

M
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back after many years. The contemporary refurbish of the dining room was well done and gave a much more casual feel to the venue. Will return much sooner than before.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was great food was excellent. Drinks were fair. Nice quiet little place.

QG
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was classic and the food was really good. Service is equally great.

RS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ordered beef with mushrooms, potatoes and Brussels sprouts. Meal was served in a timely fashion, hot and tasty. It was a little heavier than past sirloin preparations but proved eminently digestible.

PS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

excellent service from wait staff. very comfortable environment. very pleasant experience

F
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The dining room was too cold, so we ate very comfortably on the front patio. The server was very helpful.

SP
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was mostly excellent. The specials and cocktail were amazing. The ice cream was spectacular.

T
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Three out of six of us were quite disappointed with the fish taco at lunch on 7/25. Very small amount of fish, too much filler.

L
New England
47 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Very disappointed with the food. Service and drinks were outstanding. Beet salad unappetizing with a huge dollop of mustard on it was taken off our bill. The swordfish special: fish over cooked and very bland seasoning. The pork chop was also over cooked served with running mashed potatoes. The server, Jeff, was very accommodating. Very disappointed and will not return. Spend your money elsewhere!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect service and food outstanding

CR
New England
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious- very good NY strip. Tuna Tatar was amazing.

k
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here for lunch food and service impeccable can’t ask for better next time Sunday brunch

DC
New England
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have had dinner at Samuels to celebrate our anniversary for the past several years. The ambience is perfect, the food is always delicious, and service this time, was exceptional ( Michael was amazing)

FT
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was slow and we had to send back food and drinks back as they were not prepared as requested. Food was good but limited menu, especially for those not wanting beef.