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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 11:00am - 2:00 pm
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
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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 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
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
We had a very good experience at Samuels tonight. We started with special cocktails, strawberry gin breeze and a bourbon mint lemonade expertly made by the full barman. Bread came with hummus, olive oil and red pepper dip. We started with the delicious tuna poke (fresh tuna, seaweed, on a base of avocado) and the lobster and mushroom crepes. Both were expertly prepared and presented. I had the Delmonico Steak cooked medium rare and my wife had the porktenderloin stuffed with spinach and feta cheese. Both tasted 'out of this world'. Ended the meal with an espresso cheesecake and assorted sorbets from a local ice cream maker. Lovely with my Cappuccino! Attentive service by both waiters.
Samuel's is in a very pretty building and charming site, but the food was okay and the service was slow. When I asked about an appetizer - how big it was - the very friendly server did not understand me and thought I wanted it as a lunch entrée. Then she got the other orders at the table and was about to leave when I clarified that I did not put in my order, which is when the misunderstanding was uncovered. Perhaps the regular staff was on holiday, the waitress was nice but seemed inexperienced. We waited a long time for our food even though the place was half empty.
despite reading prior reviews of Dirty Silverware, we had the same experience. And watching the servers, they must also know this. Because at the wait-stand, they had replacement pieces at the ready. Really? Pay attention to this detail. For a $500 tab, clean everything please.
Antonio- the server - was superb. Very attentive without being intrusive. Food from the chef was fabulous.
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