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Samuel's At The Andover Inn

4.3
565 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(978) 775-4910
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Paul Dubuque
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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.
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Private party contact
Sallyanne Geary-Carney: (978) 775-4907
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main Street
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Parking details
Complimentary parking
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 565 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
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Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We went for luncheon before going to AddIson Gallery just across the street. We also went for a nostalgic trip down memory lane as we went as young couples for special occasions when we wanted a special dress-up place. There used to be a beautiful room with a chandelier, grand piano, and waiters in tuxes. This has gone the way of so much that was gentile. The present restaurant was very nice and the food excellent. I highly recommend a visit.

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I wouldn't recommend this restaurant for any sort of dining. Service was v slow,tables around us went uncleared for a very long time., which is a mess. Food wasn't good. Restaurant is not a good value at all.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Perfect atmosphere for family celebration. Excellent service.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We had a wonderful meal at Samuel's this week. Went here with my husband and two teenaged sons, and we all loved our meals and desserts. The service was very attentive, and the kitchen was able to accommodate a food allergy in the family beautifully. High quality food, prepared really well. Not complicated... just very nicely cooked and tasty, and we all want to go back soon. And the view of the school's old chapel out the window was beautiful!

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Good food at well known location we’ve always wanted to go to. Shall return.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Always a pleasure to be at Samuel's: lovely setting, warm and relaxed ambiance, excellent menu, impressive cuisine, and impeccable service.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

if you are looking for a special place for Sunday brunch---this is the place! excellent food, amazing choices, ability to have conversations and not feel rushed!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The fish was superb, the chicken pot a cozy dish on a cold spring evening, well mixed drink, lovely service. We will be back. Just wish you still had the burger on the menu. We would come in more often.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Nice staff

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Very pleased. We will return!

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food was amazing. But that’s where i end the positive. Our server was out of sorts. Forgot several aspects of our order. A whole round of drinks were never delivered. The noise was unbearable. I wish the restaurant would’ve asked the patrons to bring it down a notch for the others trying to dine. There was a rowdy bunch of diners that made it impossible for the rest of the diners to talk. When the restaurant is quiet and more servers ( or the right servers) are on duty, it is a nice dining experience. But this is the second time we’ve had bad service and abnoxious out of control patrons.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Nice atmosphere with great staff! Food was ok for the price.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We had a wonderful time on Valentine’s Day. The rose for my lady was a nice touch. Everyone was cordial and friendly. Quite upscale. Every course was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

On Valentine's Day my partner and I enjoyed delicious food and great service from our waiter, Daniel. I would definitely recommend Samuels to anyone who likes good food with a good atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Delicious meal and server was delightful. Nice experience . .. as we could hear each other quite well. Others in the room were quiet and made for enjoyable evening with good food.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We have dined at Samuels twice in the past few months, the food was wonderful and atmosphere was great also.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Even when we had a reservation we were told we had none and sent us home. Very bad service.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Had a very nice lunch with friend after visiting the Addison Museum. The portions could have been a bit larger. I was not sated, but the food was very good. The server was perfectly attentive without being overbearing.

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2.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful experience

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Outstanding Christmas Eve dinner - best halibut entree I ever had

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Fantastic brunch! Great for multi-generational gathering.

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4.0Dined 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 wasn't 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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1.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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!

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 9, 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 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.

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