The Oxford House Inn

4.8
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633 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
WE ARE CURRENTLY OPEN FOR TAKE OUT ONLY TUESDAY-SATURDAY. Please visit our website for take out menu and call to place your order. Culinary Institute of America graduate Chef/Co-Owner Jonathan Spak crafts his seasonally changing menus to showcase the best that local farms have to offer. While overall his style is considered contemporary American cuisine, influences and techniques from Asia, Southwestern United States and France are often incorporated. Hand cut steaks, Maine seafood, homemade pastas, fresh salads and decadent desserts are creatively presented. Choose to dine fireside, on our screened in front porch, or on our back porch that offers spectacular mountain views. You may also dine at JONATHAN'S, our lively pub. Rated Four Stars by The Maine Sunday Telegram and named Best In-Town Maine Inn by Yankee Magazine. Please note that specific table or dining room requests made through OpenTable may not be available. Please call us directly if you have a special request.

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NancyB
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We requested the porch, so that we could enjoy the view of the mountains. The menu is varied, and I chose the coq au vin. One of the best I've ever had, if not the best. My husband chose the steak, which he enjoyed. We split a salad, which had a great variety of flavors and textures. The ice cream sample was just the right size for dessert, and included cookies and candy--what more could you ask for?
Service was professional and very pleasant.
Would recommend for a special occasion, such as anniversary, birthday. It would make for a memorable meal and evening.

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MarkG
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is excellent, as is creativity on the menu. Our server was very attentive and very nice and easy to interact with. We were staying in North Conway and when another restaurant we like ended up being booked, we made the 25 min drive to Oxford House. We will gladly make the drive again the next time we are in the area.

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vipLoveMaine21
New England
66 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely place to have a special dinner. Food is excellent, service was perfect. comfortable. People quite proper and refined - probably not a place to bring a young child or a raucous group.

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Twinzmom
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fortunately we were the only table seated for most of our meal. As more guests came in, it got progressively more crowded and the noise level rose. Had the dining room been as crowded for our entire meal as it was by the end, I would have enjoyed it that much less. Our experience was good - I would hesitate to go later in the evening.

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MeikleG
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a great place to go for a special celebration.Does not disappoint. The food is always Delicious!

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KurtW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food as always was super good, the staff is excellent.

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LaurenP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner here on Sunday night, 2/16/20. Super friendly greeting, great waitstaff, amazing food and wine, and a table in front of the fire. What could be bad? Best salmon I can remember ever having. A surprise gem in an out of the way place. Next time we're in the area we will be back!

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Spring
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite place. The food was delicious (as always) and the service was top notch!!! I've been a loyal customer for years and will always be!

JM
JamesM
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Have eaten here several times and it is consistently great. Best food you'll find in southwestern Maine. We'll be back for sure.

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Rick
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We appreciated allowing us to move our table into the corner of the back room. Initially there was a party of 6 next to us whom were somewhat loud. Since it was Valentines Day, we enjoyed the quieter location.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The experience was great! Service was slow, but it was Valentines Day so somewhat expected. Food and drinks were great. Music was nice and dining was intimate. Would definitely go there again.

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robinawitz
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our 4th time at the Oxford House. The service is always impeccable! Every morsel of food is out of this world. They have creative cocktails and appetizers. I can't recommend them highly enough.

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Rcing
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best restaurant we have found in the area. My only compalnt is that we don't live near enough. Check out the menu on line.

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Mburch
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very charming. Food was very good. It was a little loud in the dining room. We would go back if we are in the area again.

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vipPaul
New England
110 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another spectacular meal! Everything about the Oxford House Inn is perfect. The warm greeting at the door, the attentive, friendly service and the amazing food all combine for a special dining experience. I give the Oxford House Inn our highest recommendation!

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vipJfadmd
New England
14 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alway suburb food and service at The Oxford House

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vipSkiandRowMom
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time back and it didn't disappoint! Food was excellent and the specialty cocktails were too! Great table in front of window with view of the snow falling. Very cozy! Will definitely go back!

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ChuckM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place because of its relaxing atmosphere and outstanding food and service! Went here for my birthday. Wife had stuffed Chicken breast and I had the Duck Breast Special with sweet potato mash and roasted Brussel sprouts, excellent! Shared a desert and bottle of wine. Don’t miss this place if you are in the area!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazingly well done! Would recommend to everyone!

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RobL
New England
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great old house, great food, great service. We’ll be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new menu! Enjoyed the downstairs dining area and all the local paintings . Really great time

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NealA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I would not recommend the 5 course dinner. The entrees were very good but not exceptional. Overall value was not commensurate with the cost. The “crisp” dessert was very poor. I have no idea what they did to it. I have experienced some very nice and high quality dinners at the Oxford House but I am sorry to share the New Years 5 course is not among them.

The Oxford House Inn
Responded on January 3, 2020

We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy our New Year's Eve dinner as much as your previous experiences. We offer this five course menu once a year, and our chef's put a lot of thought into creating a special dining experience, which has become an annual favorite of many regular guests. You noted at your dinner that your Apple Skillet Crisp was not as warm as you would have liked and we sent out a new one. We regret that you were unsatisfied with other aspects of your dinner.

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PaulC
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

New Years Eve special for 4 people. Ambiance in room with Mountain view just ok. Once darkness sets in there is not much to see. Fireplace room is what I would recommend in the future. Overall a very good experience.

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LindaA
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the atmosphere was very nice, and the wait staff friendly and attentive. This is our favorite special occasion place to dine.

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Patricia
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!!
We enjoyed our dinner out with family!

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JessicaI
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Oxford House Inn is one of our favorite restaurants. The service and food are always outstanding. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in or visiting the area.

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ThomasM
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

One of our favorite dining spots in the MWV but less than spectacular this evening though still good. My hoisin duck was great as always but my wife’s steak (steak frites) was tough and dry (ordered medium) though not bad enough to complain. The service was a bit inattentive with long delays between courses and she never checked back on our dishes after delivery. Again, all was satisfactory but not up to the usual standards. Overall, we enjoyed our evening but, for a $100 dinner, it was disappointing. Oh yes ... one last issue. The brown paper on top of the table clothes was REALLY tacky and detracted greatly from the otherwise elegant setting.

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DawnD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding, ALWAYS!

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PatWEB
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We know where we will be having dinner next Thanksgiving. !!

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BarbaraL
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The three of us in our party were all perfectly satisfied. Will definitely return and refer friends!

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ScottK
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best dining in the area. Very quaint atmosphere and super friendly staff. Food is above average. Fantastic setting.

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LarryF
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Have been to the Oxford House several times.. this visit proved to be very marginal for both food and service.., will have to think twice before returning!

The Oxford House Inn
Responded on November 3, 2019

Hello Larry, I see you have dined with us 8 times in the past, which is fantastic! This is your first negative review. I was hosting when you were here in our pub on Friday night, and nothing was brought to my attention. I would appreciate it if you would reach out to me directly to let me know where we erred in your opinion. We cannot fix what we are not aware of. I can't post my direct contact info here, but you can contact me through our website. Thank you Natalie Spak Owner/Innkeeper

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StampDigit
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place- especially dining downstairs in Jonathan’s. It’s cozy and the food is always amazing. Great cocktail here- my Manhattan was perfect. We started with the Bibb lettuce salad. Delicious and fresh. Love the dressing. I had the special- cider braised veal short ribs. Yum! What a delightful combination of flavors. My wife had the Vegan Burger and loved it. The service is always friendly and attentive. We are lucky to have a restaurant of this caliber in the area. It never disappoints.

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DanP330
New England
24 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another amazing meal to celebrate with at the Oxford House. Our favorite place for the best food and atmosphere with fine or casual dining! Everyone should go here!

JM
JMBus
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic dinner as always

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vipworldtraveler
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I would give this five stars except for the owner/manager who never learned that the customer is always right. My wife ordered ribs which were like chewing on wood. We sent them back. When I was paying the bill I noticed the ribs were still on the bill. I mentioned this to the server who said the owner refused to take them off because they were “prepared by the kitchen as they should be.” I asked to speak with her but she had left. I told the server to call her after which the owner charged her mind. I should not have had to go through this for something that any other owner or manager would have done immediately. Bad customer service.

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vipRichard
New England
75 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our first time, and worth a return visit. Both appetizers (pulled duck and scallion pancakes, squash pierogis) were excellent; both steaks were cooked exactly as we wished and very tender. Dining room was quiet, handsome, and in excellent condition as part of a 100-year old former mansion. Server was very attentive.

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MDL1984
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough good things about the food or the service. Everyone was kind, accommodating, and attentive. The food and drinks were creative and delicious. I’d recommend the braised beef dish for an entree, the sweet potato fries for an appetizer, and the bread pudding or homemade chocolate ice cream for dessert. The view of the mountains at sunset really made what was already a great dining experience, a spectacular one. I’ll definitely be back.

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KathyC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Service was splendid. Food choices were variable. Food was very good. Price was acceptable.

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Ricu
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at the Oxford House combined great food with outstanding service and wonderful ambience. It was our first visit, and was a pleasant surprise. We will definitely be going again.

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The Oxford House Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (207) 935-3442.

The Oxford House Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 633 OpenTable diners.

The Oxford House Inn does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.availabilityonline.com/gift_certificate.php?un=ohinn.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.