The North House

4.6
773 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Welcome to The North House! This historic property, once known as the Avon Old Farms Inn, is once again open to the public! Our menu showcases both traditional and nouveau New England cuisine by using only the freshest local and seasonal ingredients available. Each one of our dishes is hand designed by our Executive Chef, April Gibson, and served by our knowledgeable and attentive servers.

The North House has several dining rooms that can be made private for any type of special function. Let our team of skilled coordinators handle all the details for your special events!





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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 773 people are saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDelicious
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caesar salad was large enough to split nicely, salmon, calamari were excellent. Very good server.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High School graduation

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lmr910
New England
29 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great location, food very good, service and ambiance fantastic

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SteveM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family wedding. Excellent time

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vipHenry
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was outstanding. Food is very good with interesting menu changes since last visit

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They surprised me with a birthday cheesecake! Service great and attentive. And we got our free covid vaccine drinks! Great lunch!

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KatherineE
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was fantastic! April and her staff did a wonderful job! We will be back soon!

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ChrisJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We visited The North House to celebrate Mother's Day for my girlfriend. The restaurant was beautiful and with lots of rustic charm. The menu was well planned and the food was well prepared. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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viptlp1022
New England
29 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time going to North House and it did not disappoint. We enjoyed the ambience, the food and the service. We will be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a Mother’s Day Brunch. We hadn’t been to The Old Avon Farms in years. Given that it was now called The North House and the pandemic was relinquishing its hold, we couldn’t wait to return. “The Stables” still had its rustic charm, the music was low and pleasantly periodic (“Sinatra/Ella/Bennet”). The service was attentive and prompt; the food top notch : everything was at perfection. We couldn’t have had a more relaxing meal with our now-grown children.

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TrishO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service, food and drinks. I'd visit again for sure!

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vipVivianY
New England
15 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wine and impeccable service.

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vipBethy
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was incredibly memorable and we enjoyed the food and ambiance.

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Steve
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed the following items.
All were prepared with delectable seasoning and were succulent:

SALMON
Pan-Seared Salmon, Risotto, Arugula Pesto,
Braised Fennel, Apricot, Golden Raisin |

Duck Breast
Lemon & Porcini Mushroom Cous Cous, Red Currant Jus

Braised Short Rib of beef
6 Hour Braised Short Rib, Garlic Mashed Potato, Jus

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We dined outside , it could have been decorated a little more , but food & service were excellent !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat in the far back carriage house area..... great service, great food..... zero complaints!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overpriced for what it is. The fare was fine. I tried a weird beet ricotta dish simply because I had never seen that before. You should skip it! Not good. French onion soup, wings and steak frites were all good. The fish and chips were adequate too

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TaraD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere and would food

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OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time dining here and it was as amazing as the first time. Food is outstanding and the staff are extremely friendly and welcoming. We will be back for sure !!!!

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vipNancy
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Menu is getting old—not much new since we’ve been going.

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BenC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dining experience at The North House! The food was delicious, service was great and we loved the rustic setting.

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vipDelicious
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The duck and salmon were delicious and our server was very personable and professional. We always enjoy the North House and will return.

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Darlene12
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, great value for the price.

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Lynda
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my 75th bday there and was so very pleased with the experience.
The soup, salad, entree and dessert were TOP SHELF

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easygoingdiner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyable meal. Server was attentive and personable.

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EllenC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always exceptional. Great atmosphere and great food

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SamanthaG
New England
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! The short ribs were amazing!

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JDHam
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The North House is consistently outstanding - we always have a great meal, there.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service excellent. Drinks were mixed well. Worth the visit.

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kerryann
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, awesome cocktails, premium staff!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
24 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My spouse and I shared a very sizeable portion of the beet whipped ricotta appetizer which came with 5 slices of grilled bread - interesting and tasty. We were surprised that we also were given 4 warm fresh (scrumptious) rolls with honey butter which is served in advance of the entrees. The Chicken and biscuits entree was delicious but the meatloaf was too salty and/or spicy for my husband's taste. Martinis were generous pours and a reasonable price. I bring my own to-go container these days and took home a couple of the rolls and half of the chicken entree which we enjoyed the next day.

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Robert
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went for Valentine's dinner, and unfortunately was seated in room adjacent to bar area, so got to hear everything going on in the bar which made having any quiet conversation a challenge. Food and service was great after a slow start. Would perhaps go back, but not on a fixed 3 course menu night which seemed like the overall price was high compared to sum of individual items on the normal menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s dinner was absolutely amazing. The service was outstanding. The food was incredible, and the atmosphere was stunning. We are so excited we found this restaurant and definitely will return again.

Steve

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vipStevenD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service.

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vipNancy
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always and our friends are now fans, too!

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vipShelly
New England
25 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Disappointed....we went in on Sunday expecting the brunch menu that is currently posted on both open table and their website, but we were told that they were not serving that menu currently. Others who were seated near us were also complaining about the menu. Menu had limited options. My husband ordered a chicken and biscuits dish that was described as similar to a pot pie... for $17. It lacked flavor, lacked chicken and was overloaded with pearl onions... we did not think it was worth the price charged. I had a bowl apple butternut squash soup that was good. Service was extremely slow; it appeared that there was only 1 server working and I counted at least 10 tables current. That did not include people seated at the bar; he was also the bartender. In the past, The North House has been consistently good, however, I’m not sure we will be returning anytime soon after this experience. Other restaurants in their area have returned to business as usual and original robust menus with happy customers and I encourage them to consider getting back into their previous routine and business and out of this “Covid vice” of limited menu choices and cutting back on staff. Just a thought

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JohnG
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Perhaps the most uniquely Simsburyian (though it is located in Avon) dining experience you can get. Very classic, vintage, and professional through and through. A worthwhile testament to how traditional restaurants remain firmly superior to their modern counterparts.

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FinolaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The north house is such a fabulous restaurant . It’s warm and cozy . Great atmosphere with wonderful food . I can’t say enough good things about this fantastic spot . Staff are very friendly with outstanding service .

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Jason
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance and great food. The use of local farm ingredients definitely stand out. Try the cheesecake you won’t regret it.

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vipMitziMaplevale
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year's Eve dinner? Delicious! Unexpected to find such a fine dining venue open under the conditions of COVID yet feel safe enough to enjoy an unhurried, elegant, scrumptious meal. Our server was cordial and paced our meal well. The Brussels sprout appetizer was the best I've ever had, the Ceasar salad was split between my guest and me with ease. I had a salmon entrée with a lightly seasoned cheese risotto and the freshest asparagus spears I’ve ever tasted. Kris, the house Pinot Grigio, was dry and not too sweet. Prosecco had to do for dessert although it would have been nice to have had it with a chocolate dessert but none was to be found on the menu. Only minor disappointment.

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You can order delivery directly from The North House using the Order Online button. The North House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 404-5951.

The North House is rated 4.6 stars by 773 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.