The Oxford House Inn

4.8
530 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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, fresh Maine seafood, homemade pastas, fresh salads and decadent desserts are creatively presented. Choose to dine fireside, on our popular screened in front porch, or on our glassed in back porch that offers spectacular sunset mountain views. You may also dine at JONATHAN'S, our lively pub. We have been given 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 dining preference.
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New England
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Calamari app and salads outstanding
Main menu limited options
Had tagliatelle which was quite good
My wife had chicken dish which was not as flavorful as hoped
Deserts looked great but were not sampled

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JH
New England
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oxford House Inn is a special place in the North Country. The restaurant has a warm country house feel. The food is wonderfully done and presented. There are nice touches of creativity in the pairings of dishes; the buttermilk fried oysters were topped with the chef' homemade pickled fiddleheads. It was a pleasure to be there.

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PM
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great! The presentation was great only to be matched by the quality and creativity of the apps and dinner! Also to make it special I ordered flowers from Lemon and Tulips across the street which were displayed beautifully on our table. Well done!

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SC
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for a great night as the dinner was great and the ambiance even better..

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r
Nashville
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Oxford House is one of the best restaurants in the North Conway valley. It’s an intimate restaurant with excellent food and great service. I recommend this for special occasions and for a special dining experience.

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JS
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been many times, always a great dining experience - going again next week! Our favorite high end restaurant, great quality and value.

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DT
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We can always depend on a great meal and superb service. The Oxford House is our favorite place to dine.

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PB
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed everything about our experience at the Oxford House Inn. The menu had something for everyone and the warm quaint homey feeling of the dining room just put the icing on the cake. Their homemade ice cream was worth a try as well. It was a little loud in the small room we were in. but there were three large parties, including our own so that was to be expected. I’ll be back!

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SK
New England
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Been coming here for years. Never disappoints. The food is very fresh and the staff is friendly and prompt. The atmosphere is wonderful whether upstairs or in the field stone lined lower level.

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P
New England
91 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our third visit to the Oxford House Inn and I can tell you, if we lived closer, we would be there more often. Everything about this place is wonderful. The ambiance of the space, the quality and inventiveness of the food, the exemplary service, the well-crafted cocktails and exceptional wine list all add up to near perfection.

On this visit we were greeted by an extra-friendly hostess who gave us our choice of seating - we chose the empty back room, as we had just driven 180 miles and needed a quiet space to unwind. Our server was incredible. Courteous and professional with a dry wit, who catered to our needs and really made us feel special.

For food, we shared a few things - the Hearty Greens (Dried Dates, Hazelnuts, Blue Cheese, Apples, Maple Bacon Balsamic) was amazing with the perfect balance of sweet and sour; the Hoisin Braised Pulled Duck & Scallion Pancakes was fantastic and the perfect size for sharing. Our entrees were the Tagliatelle Pasta in a Brown Butter & Sage Sauce with Roasted Oyster Mushrooms, Goat Cheese, Truffle Oil, and Pine Nuts, as well as the Grilled Filet Mignon, which was served with a Truffled Celery Root Puree, Smoked Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts, and drizzled with a Cabernet Au Jus. Simply incredible. We finished with a few desserts: the Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee, the Bailey's Pot de Creme and a selection of Sorbet and homemade cookies. The starter cocktails were incredible - The Contessa, which was a riff on a classic Negroni and the classic Sidecar - both expertly made and beautifully presented. For wine we had a house exclusive - Black Pearl "Oro," which was a South African Cabernet blend - yummy!

Can't say enough good things about the Oxford House Inn! If you are looking for a fine food experience that also has a cozy, welcoming vibe, you need to head to Fryeburg Maine... Now!

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DJ
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our first dining experience at Oxford House and it was great! We reserved a table in the pub downstairs because we prefer a more casual atmosphere. We had two appetizers - fried calamari (very tender) and also a spinach dip with house made potato chips (excellent!). My husband had swordfish with cheese mashed potatoes and broccolini, and I had a "bowl" which I can't remember the name of but it was made with mushrooms, truffle oil and ribbon pasta. Both of these were delicious! Our waitperson (Kim) was very attentive but not overbearing in the least. The ambiance is just what we like. We live about 45 minutes away, but it is definitely worth the drive - even on a super cold winter night! We will be back soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The overall dining experience was very fancy and what we expected. The ambiance was quiet and peaceful. We ordered a bottle of The Diamond Merlot red wine and it was nice especially for the price of $28. For an appetizer we had the pork belly which was both mine and my boyfriends favorite part of our meals, it was cooked perfectly. For entrees we got the chicken tikka masala and the sirloin steak cottage pie, both were very good but I would say a bit over priced. Our server was extremely polite and very attentive. I would absolutely recommend this place for a special occasion:

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SW
New England
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The new winter 2019 menu was a hit with us! Everything was amazing as always.

We really appreciate that the menu is on line so that if we or anyone in our party has a special need or expectation they have a heads up before the meal.

Thank you so much for such a great dining experience!

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EM
New England
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Creative seasonal cocktails with fast, friendly service. Yummy food at reasonable prices for a nicer restaurant! Will be going back!

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LF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice experience

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P
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always choose to sit in the downstairs bar area, but the ambiance of the entire restaurant is lovely. Great place for a special occasion, celebration or date night.

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DM
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

These guys had all the ingredients, but fell short of offering a robust vegetarian/vegan menu. I suppose they expect mostly out of state skiers and snowmobiling meat eaters. Will only return if/when more vegetarian options are offered.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

New Year’s Eve

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PP
New England
18 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner on New Year's Eve. The cozy atmosphere on the lower level was wonderful. My husband said his dinner (the duck) was the best he had ever had. The service pace is on the slow side, but that allows for great conversation.

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LA
New England
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, atmosphere was nice and waiter was attentive.

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LL
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. The Bibb lettuce salad was delicious, and the mussels were some of the best I've ever had. The restaurant is charming, and the service was very nice.

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LR
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Excellent server ! Loved sitting in the pub area ( loved the decor). Loved the idea of coloring while we waited. My three young adult children and my husband and I had fun entertaining ourselves !! Well done. Next time we head North from CT, we will stop back in- maybe even stay at the Inn!

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TL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always our favorite place for a nice dinner when we go to NH to visit family around the holidays, just over the Maine/NH border. Pretty little inn with delicious menu, sourced from humanely raised local sources. Usually some great vegetarian options, too. This particular visit we had an issue with one of the side dishes, but they were quick to bring another and correct it. Highly recommended!

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LF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great time ... will b back

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P
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oxford House is always a treat. The service from the moment you enter until you leave is outstanding. We love the unique menu options and a great wine/cocktail menu adds to the fun. We had the Grilled Filet Mignon with rajas cream which was so flavorful and melt in your mouth good! We also tried the Grilled 5 Spice Jerk Rubbed Salmon which was bursting with fabulous flavors. I wish we had room for dessert, but it will have to wait until the next time.

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LS
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live locally and think this place is a real gem! We enjoy bar seating because it is so unique and cozy. The porch in the Summer is nice too. The restaurant is white table cloth and elegant with nice views if you like that sort of thing. The menu is interesting and fun. We like that they have lots of choices of starters, small plates and entrees. Food is always top notch. Visit them soon!

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J
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our dinner and service. Staff is extremely accommodating to any special dietary restrictions or needs. Never leave disappointed, truly our favorite place to dine out.

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AS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It has been years since my wife and I dined at the Oxford House. We had no idea what we have been missing. In a word, it was fantastic. The menu was varied and offered many choices that fit our dietary restrictions. From start to finish, the food was delicious. Our waitress (Taylor) was terrific. We highly recommend this gem of a restaurant. We are already making plans to return.

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JP
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been going there for the past 10 years. It’s fantastic!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Celebrating our friends anniversary and this was the perfect place. The food was delicious, the pace of service was perfect- not to long between courses but they were not right on top of each other either- and the atmosphere was cozy. There was a great vegetarian option as well as meat and seafood, so everyone was happy. Well done!

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ME
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been many times, never a disappointment. Will return for many years to come!

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LB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner with another couple. The food was good, we all ordered scallops, the price was a bit high for the amount of food we had. Our waitress was a bit off on the specifics we requested, but it may have been her first night. It is easy to hear one another and the room is very pleasant.

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M
New England
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Oxford House is the most consistent, best food in the Valley. While not cheap, it is the best value for the money. We never have a bad meal there, and Jonathon and Natalie are superb hosts, cooks, and people. I still think about Natalie's peach corn dessert thing from years ago......

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B
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meals were enjoyed by all! Ambiance is romantic. Wait staff was very professional and personable. Gem of a restaurant in Fryeburg, Maine!

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L
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been many times whether a holiday or special ocassion this is the place.
Food always fresh, and delish. Menu varies with each visit - seasonal dishes are both inviting and tasty
Oh ! You must have dessert. Homemade !
Lovely wine and martini menu for anyone in your party to enjoy.
Service is exceptional
Atmosphere is warm cozy and inviting

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C
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Usually food and service are the best. But this time the portion was less and the service was a little less attentive.

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BD
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comfortable, great space between tables, wait staff very knowledgeable, great use of locally sourced food. We booked this for a Birthday party, we asked where we could buy steaks locally for a cookout and our server, Taylor, immediately gave us a great recommendation which proved to be spot on! We loved our whole dining experience!! If you are in the area, GO THERE!!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal cuisine, friendly staff and beautiful setting. From the cocktails to the dessert everything was crafted to order, and well worth the extra time to prepare it!

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NG
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time was as great as the first! The salmon was beyond belief, and we eat it often at home. We reserved a room here mostly because of the restaurant and we have not been disappointed!

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