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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.

4 Chapel Avenue
Andover, MA 01810
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Sunday - Saturday: 7:00am - 9:30am;
Brunch: Sunday 11:00am - 2:00 pm
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Main Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(978) 775-4910

Website:
http://samuelsandover.com/

Catering:
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.

Parking Details:
Complimentary parking

Executive Chef:
Paul Dubuque

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 audio visual capabilities for a business meal or casual dining. The room accommodates up to 12.

Private Party Contact:
Sallyanne Geary-Carney: (978) 775-4907

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, 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

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (20)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Creative Cuisine (11)
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Good for Anniversaries (10)
Cozy (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Business Meals (10)
Great for Lunch (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Romantic (6)
Seasonal (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Casual (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Authentic (2)
Great Beer (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Fun (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Ridiculously noisy in dining bar area
Hostess would not move us
Terrible
They need to do something to solve that problem

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a wonderful time at Samuels. The food was excellent and the service was very good. We like coming to Samuels for special events. We were at a table close to the bar so it was a bit noisy and difficult to carry on a conversation.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Since our last visit ? 2-3 years ago the food has greatly improved.
Your menu is sensible and inviting.....? gone are some of the clumsy
efforts such as ?? ( as I recall) fish smothered in a kind of ratatouille.
We will now dine with you on a regular basis.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great New Years Eve dinner. Great ambiance and the bill o fare is very New England with service to boot. I’m putting Samuels on my preferred list of dinner places.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Very good, well prepared and well served food--traditional with tasty flourishes.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Outstanding Christmas Eve dinner - best halibut entree I ever had

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Fantastic brunch! Great for multi-generational gathering.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Second time dinning here. Great place, great food! I’ll be back😄.

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 .

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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Awesome. Our waiter Brian was outstanding.
Food was good it of this world, the filet was melt in your mouth delicious. The apple crisp was to die for. Cant wait to go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

It was a quiet day for the restaurant, so we were able to have very good conversations and very attentive service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Manchester)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The cheese and salmon appetizer was exceptional and our entrees were very good. The dining room is calm if not completely quiet, and we relaxed and enjoyed an anniversary evening out. Very pleased.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

We enjoyed a very nice evening out to celebrate a birthday. The food was very good and the service was excellent. The atmosphere is very nice and the restaurant is lovely.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fantastic food, service & atmosphere! I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Fun, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Our meals where great and we had a nice time chatting with friends.
Also nice to have Bruins game on so we could check score.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Sally is an amazing hostess and makes you feel so welcome! She gave great ordering tips and everything was delicious. I always look forward to going to Samuels to see her!

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Classic New England - beautiful surroundings; quiet, dignified, slightly stuffy atmosphere; food was unsurprising classics. An excellent choice for dinner with the parents or out of town guests.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Lovely setting on Phillips Academy,interesting seasonal specials, and outstanding service from our server Jeffrey.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Quick Bite, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Thanks - great staff and great service

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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Always enjoy my dinners here. Nice environment, with good room between tables. Like the menu selections, and although high-level choices, the pricing is reasonable, moderate. Glad we have a place like Samuel's at the Andover Inn outside of Boston.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Food was just OK, i've definitely had better at Samuel's. Tonic in my drink was flat, sent it back and replacement drink wasn't much better.
Unfortunately I'll look else where for a dinner out.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Stayed at the Andover Inn to visit my son on his birthday and had his birthday dinner there. The maitre d was just plain unfriendly and rude. But our waitress was amazing. The food was good. Hopefully we get the same server and not the same maitre d.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food was outstanding (and I am extremely fussy about what I eat). I had the onion soup which was quite the best I've ever eaten: tasty, not too salty or oddly seasoned. We also had the delicious spring rolls, the chicken entree, and the cheesecake which was superb and very pretty!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Our waiter Jeff was fantastic!!! Made recommendations, left us alone unless we wanted something, was quick and responsive. Really made a fabulous meal perfect!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Not impressed- needs an upgrade in service, menu and cleanliness

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2017

I always enjoy going to Samuels at the Andover Inn. The food is always delicious and the service wonderful. We had a particularly friendly waiter who chatted us up and at the same time was prompt. I would recommend Samuels to anyone who asks.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Sat at the bar and Bobby does a great job making sure you are comfortable and welcome.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Service was outstanding and highly recommend the Grapefruit Moscow Mules.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

We arrived early for our reservation and were seated promptly. Dinner was very nice. We had a drink, appetizers, entree, desert and coffee. The food was delicious, the atmosphere very nice and the cost was not as expensive as I thought. Very nice for a special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

My friend and I picked different steaks on the menu and shared them with a bottle of crisp white wine. The steaks were the best cuts and the most tender and decadent and delicious steaks we have ever had! The wine was wonderful too. I was not a fan of the bread or the outrageously loud noise coming from one table. We both like that place for the atmosphere but unfortunately it was super loud that night. :( our waitstaff were really friendly and helpful!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Very nice waitress and meal was very good ! It was very quiet ambience and very subtle thst it was even a restaurant . I might have better signage but very humble At least :)

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Our waiter, Jeff, was outstanding. Attentive but never hovered. Perfect evening.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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