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About Samuel's At The Andover Inn
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.
Andover, MA 01810
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Sunday - Saturday: 7:00am - 9:30am;
Brunch: Sunday 11:30am - 2:30 pm
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The Andover Inn has two private rooms designed specifically for intimate parties of 50 people or less. The Phillips Room overlooks the campus of Phillips Academy and features original woodwork design prior to the renovation. The gas fireplace makes the room cozy and comfortable for any celebration. The inn is the perfect venue for bridal and baby showers as well as birthday and anniversary celebrations.
Private Party Facilities:
Our private dining area, the Abbot Room, features a mahogany table surrounded by French doors and windows overlooking our garden. The room is equipped with audiovisual capabilities for a business meal or casual dining. The room accommodates up to 12.
Private Party Contact:
Sallyanne Geary-Carney: (978) 775-4907
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Dinner and Guestroom packages are available. The Romance Package includes dinner at Samuel's, an overnight guestroom and breakfast the following morning.
Samuel's At The Andover Inn Ratings and Reviews
We go here frequently and usually love the meal. This time something was terribly wrong. Not sure whether it was the waiter or the kitchen, but we waited over an hour for our meals and then one of the four was awful. They corrected it and took it off the bill. We will probably try it again but this was disappointing as we recommended it so highly to our friends who joined us.
I noted on my reservation that it was a special occasion- Birthday ( mine and my husband ‘s). I was very disappointed that this was not at all acknowledged. This was our first time dining there. Food was very good and noise level wasn’t too loud, which is very hard to find these days.
Samuel's is a wonderful spot for a midweek dinner or special occasion. The campus location is scenic and the dining room decor classic and attractive. The food was very well prepared and the service attentive and prompt. Makes for a very pleasant dining experience.
We lived in Andover for 13 years back in 80's and 90's and frequented The Andover Inn with our children and friends. We are back in the area and brought our teen grand children for a special dinner with them. Great exposure to fine dining for them ! Excellent menu and service.
Appetizers and main courses were fantastic. We had lettuce cups seared scallops and Caesar salad... Two orders of short pulled short ribs and risotto, lamb shank and the Halibut special.
Drinks were great...
Unfortunately, only two of our four deserts was even near the quality of the rest of the meal let alone good.
The chocolate lava cake was overdone and two people at our table got it they both were completely dried inside. It was more like a muffin. The chocolate trilogy was good and the creme brulee was also good.
My husband and I have been going to Samuel’s for years and although I never say never, we will NEVER go back. The noise level from the bar was unbearable : we were seated in the dining area and could not hear anything other than the obnoxious bar patrons. We asked to be moved to a quieter table but were told none was available. The service was DREADFUL: the server was confused and one of us was served an entree salad as an appetizer after an hour’s wait and the other two in our party were brought their entree salads twenty minutes later.
I have been coming to the Andover Inn for meals since my children were students here 30 years ago. Samuel's is far and away the best restaurant at the Inn in all that time. I meet friends here regularly for excellent lunches. The service is just right: friendly, competent, but not intrusive. Never rushed. The menu is consistently interesting. The food is well prepared, comes hot (or cold, if it's meant to be cold) and ranges from excellent to outstanding. No missed steps anywhere. Yesterday my friends were blown away by the potato soup with all the extras one would have on a loaded baked potato. Fun, a little fey, and delicious on a cold day. Much of the food has a little creative twist to it that works very well. This is truly a fine place to relax and enjoy good food with friends. Thank you, Samuel's!
Went for Sunday brunch. Buffet had very little choice and only 3 choices for the entree. The lobster egg Benedict had 2 tiny pieces of lobster on each of the eggs, the crabmeat stuffed sole entree was dry, stuffing mostly gummy bread and couldn't see or taste any crab. The noise level in a half empty dining room was so high we could barely hear each other. Acoustics need to be dealt with. We both drove over 40 miles from different directions to meet for brunch there and were very disappointed. We won't be back .
Breakfast consisted of buffet an entree coffee a juice and dessert. Idea sounded great but overall relatively unimpressive. I ordered lobster eggs Benedict which ended up being regular eggs Benedict with a tiny piece of lobster. Creme brûlée dessert was the highlight. Otherwise relatively forgettable experience.
There were five of us in our party who went to Samuel's on a Saturday evening around 7:30pm. We arrived ten minutes before our reservation and were seated right away. The atmosphere is very enjoyable and it was a pleasure that it was not noisy like some other places can be. The restaurant was full but the wait staff were very attentive but not intrusive. For appetizers we ordered the flatbread special of the evening which was a topping of duck, fig, and apricot glaze. It was outstanding! For entrees two of us tried the short rib risotto. It was very flavorful , the risotto was cooked to perfection and the serving was plentiful. I took one-third of mine home to enjoy the next day. Another one of our party ordered the salmon which she enjoyed very much. The other two ordered steak, one the filet and the other the hanger steak. Each of them were very pleased with their meals. The desserts were divine. We shared the chocolate lava cake and the bread pudding. We enjoyed our meal thoroughly and will look forward to returning again soon.
We were the only people in the restaurant for 2pm Sunday bunch! Service was very friendly and attentive, nonetheless.
Though the buffet was not very exciting, the addition of an entree helped round out the fare. Plus dessert!! Main courses were delicious, if a bit rich, on all counts.
You won't leave hungry!
We had a lovely dinner outside on the patio in unseasonably warm September weather. Jeff, our server, was extremely knowledgeable and attentive. The pork shank special was delicious, as was the lobster and mushroom crepe appetizer. Great food, great evening.
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