The North House

4.5
726 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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CraigW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, attentive staff and an ample selection of unique dishes.

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KarynandMick
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in town for dinner. Consistently great food and top notch service.

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DaytonLJSJ
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at The North House restaurant.
We arrived early for our reservation to cheerful hostesses and happy to seat us in the fireplace room. Very quaint, but not cozy as they are following the social distancing guidelines, otherwise very nice. I loved the stone walls and low lighting. Our server,Shelly I believe, was very sweet, kind and efficient. She brought us our water and so,e warm rolls that were wonderful. The food was delish. My husband had the butternut/apple squash soup, nice size bowl, he loved it, I tasted it and I liked it but a little too sweet for me. We both had the House Cesar Salad, very fresh, crispy, ribbons of Parmesan cheese and delish Cesar dressing, which was a large bowl, enough for two. We shared the angus steaks, garlic mash potatoes, roasted onions and mushroom. Everything was cooked to perfection. We left stuffed. We will return with our out of town company.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic :)

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vipANT70Plus
Berlin
133 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, good tasting food.

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Corndogdad
New England
54 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meals were great. Nice to be able to eat outside. Waitress was super.

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MitziMaplevale
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining outside on the lower outdoor patio was an unexpected delight on an unseasonably warm evening. Although the heated lanterns were at the ready, they were not required! The salmon dish was cooked perfectly as were the Brussels sprout and beet salad appetizers. The house Pino Grigio was a fine addition to the fish entrées. Only wished for a chocolate option as one of the six dessert selections. Service was superb and well paced.

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viphallhigh70
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We've dined at the North House numerous times. It's great for a crowd in non-pandemic times and small groups as well. Saturday night was Halloween and although we were there early, it was very quiet and we were seated in the forge with a roaring wood fire in CT's oldest wood burning fireplace. It was cozy and only one other table was occupied while we were there. The wait staff had even dressed up a bit for Halloween to liven things up.

We had looked online at the menu. They have not updated the offerings as items we were looking forward to possibly ordering, were not on the current printed pandemic menu. There was just the one menu --not dining room and tavern as separate on different sides of a page, but a bit merged. We understand supply chains have been limited for restaurants and the like. My suggestion would be that they try to update, including dessert. I was looking forward to chocolate layer cake and there was no chocolate of any kind. I understand the pastry chef was going for seasonal.

The food was good and sizeable portions. It was a nice evening for us.

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vipLovetoeat
New England
36 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to the North House for brunch on a Sunday. The menu was limited because of Covid, but the choices were good. We had our heart set on eggs (brunch) and were told the brunch will start in a couple of weeks. We were both hungry and ordered off the limited menu, and the food was fabulous! This restaurant never disappoints; the service is exceptional, and the food delicious. We will go back again, especially when the brunch starts!

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JannaR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice heated outdoor seating. Although to have cushions on a metal chairs would be nice!

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FletcherB
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. We ate outside, which was nice to have this option. We also appreciated the heating lamps.

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vipJaniceE
New England
20 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out with family. Food & service were good.

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love The North House. Never a bad meal. Highly recommended.

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StBonne
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

North House ALWAYS delivers a great meal with the service to match. Special care taken for social distancing and careful and thoughtful service by the staff. Perfect 10, thanks to North House kitchen and staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect in this social distancing distancing environment that we were dealing with

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vipNancy
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Danielle was a great server! I think I called her Darlene after two perfect perfect Manhattans!

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lucidog1
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another outstanding evening at The North House last week. The meal and the service were both impeccable. They even brought us two glasses of Prosecco (no charge) since they knew we were celebrating our anniversary. We have eaten in the dining room and in the bar during happy hour a number of times and have never been disappointed!

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LeeM
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner at the North House. Food and service was excellent. Ambiance was peaceful. Will definitely go back there again. Highly recommended.

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Fred52
New England
24 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Ok but not outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food and our waitress.. only issue was the booth table to seat was a bit tight for a bigger guy.. defiantly need to make more room in the booths

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KatieS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a unique dining experience with innovative dishes. Loved the food!

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vipOpenTablefan
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

WONDERFUL! we ate outdoors, it was a gorgeous night; and the outdoor dining area at North House is really fantastic. You feel like you're sitting in a garden patio, and the tables are spaced apart so it feels very safe and comfortable. Our server was lovely, and the food was delicious.
I wish I had known how great a job North House is doing with their outdoor dining, I would have been there more often this summer!
Hoping that with the heat lamps we can enjoy this gem through October

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Blanca
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Patio dining was great! Calamari and chicken wings were very good!

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vipNichoal
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and fresh... we all enjoyed our meals .

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LBHill
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family of four, with two young adult daughters, had a perfectly lovely dinner a few nights ago. The food was fantastic as always, and the service from Xavier, our server, was excellent. When he learned that one daughter was gluten-free and the other dairy-free, he informed the kitchen and they put together a beautiful, delicious dessert for them. It was a special evening we will not soon forget.

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BonBon
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time dining out since the pandemic began. I felt very safe!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ent for our anniversary and tables were spaced apart. The garden was very pretty. Food was great. We’ll definitely be back

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KathyK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

At the time the reservation was made, we saw no info suggesting dining was "outdoor patio" only. So it was a total surprise on our arrival to be seated outdoors, where the roar of a busy Route 44 provided our background soundtrack. There was an unpredicted shower; thankfully, it was brief as we were sitting at a table without an umbrella. Missing was the beautiful indoor colonial setting where we had anticipated dining.

As a prelude to fine dining, it has become a standard to be served warm bread/rolls prior to the main entree. Nothing at all was served. I hope this is not the "new" standard.

We will give this former favorite another chance, simply because it had been a favorite.

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Rravon
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. They have done a beautiful job setting up the patio. I felt very safe and enjoyed the setting.

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mum4
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outdoor patio is very pretty and Covid-19 friendly... we felt completely safe, food & service was outstanding!

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MichelleD
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The staff were exceptional, the flavors delicious.

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amye
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the outdoor garden space and always love the menu
get place for conversation and social distance meal.
well done north house!

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ElliC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Saturday night dinner in an enchanted setting. The service was very professional and our short ribs , mashed potatoes and vegetables were cooking to our liking. We were the last to leave because it was a perfect summers night and we felt a feeling of normal again for a few hours. We love it and will definitely be back before the weather changes!!!

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vipJamesonR
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic dinner. Highly recommend going. Great cocktails and menu.

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vipCTJohn
Miami
138 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Scallops and short rib entrees were excellent. Service was good, beautiful outdoor garden with socially distanced tables.

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Dee24
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The North House has been our favorite restaurant for a while now, especially for steak. Although we couldn't eat in the usual cozy section of the restaurant, due to COVID-19, the ambiance outside was lovely, and the service was excellent. We were shocked when we received the bill. The NY strip was good, not great, and they were $47 each!! It was marked MP on the menu, so shame on us for not asking the price. BUT we thought $47 was outrageous for an okay steak. We will go again, but I recommend asking the price before you order!

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LoveQuality
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The patio dining area that they have created is wonderful. The service was great as usual. The only caveat to the whole enjoyable experience was that the fish in my fish and chips was not up to its usual standard. Seems they have spoiled me!

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carrie61
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a beautiful outdoor garden setting.

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vipRuss
Naples
18 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very good

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The evening we went was very hot and we choose to dine indoors. The only comment we felt that look of the interior could have been a bit more floral .

Our server was excellent and our meals were top notch ! During these difficult times we enjoy getting out even when our budget has been limited.

Yes, we will be back because North House is our preferred choice for an evening out !!

FAQs

The North House is rated 4.5 stars by 726 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.