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3582 White Mountain Highway, PO Box 1785, North Conway, NH 03860
603-356-9025
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The restaurant at the 1785 Inn is located in a historic building...
The restaurant at the 1785 Inn is located in a historic building overlooking famous mountain scenery (the 7th most photographed nature scene in the U.S.) A travel guide newsletter recently called it "One of the top 15 views in the world from a hotel or inn." All meals are cooked to order with the freshest possible ingredients (in spring/summer/fall the vegetables & herbs come from their own gardens or local farms). The service is friendly and the wine list is extensive (has received the "Award of Excellence" for 25 consecutive years from the Wine Spectator magazine). The desserts are all made at the Inn (including some that are flambed tableside). The critics have called it "an amazing value" and "the best place to stay or eat in North Conway." A relaxing luonge is also avilable for drinks, some lighter food, or one of their desserts.
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 107
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Highest quality food in North Conway

My wife and I ate dinner at the 1785 inn during a weekend getaway to North Conway. This restaurant by far has the highest quality food and fine dining experience in the area. The service is truly white glove service. The best part of the entire meal is the caesar salad. The wait staff makes this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
RJB284
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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173 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

My wife and I ate dinner at the 1785 inn during a weekend getaway to North Conway. This restaurant by far has the highest quality food and fine dining experience in the area. The service is truly white glove service. The best part of the entire meal is the caesar salad. The wait staff makes this dish table side from... More 

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North Stratford
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Very Reasonably priced, Nice Pub, Great breakfast and an unbelievable view. Winter or summer you won't forget this Place.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We had a dinner there in early July. The food was very “beautiful” and delicious. The people are friendly. However, they made the food only when ordered, so it was very slow. If you are fine to stay long I would recommend this restaurant. If you just want to have a quick dinner (~ 1 hour), don’t even think of... More 

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Bartlett, New Hampshire
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115 reviews 115 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

How many ways can one say that one of the best restaurants in the Mt. Washington Valley, NH has closed for Good? Still a B&B, but they've stopped serving the public. Very Sad. Hopefully, they'll reconsider after a brief respite.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This used to be a fabulous, high-end restaurant, and we were ready to make reservations this year. Alas, they have closed and are only keeping the inn open with attendant breakfast for guests. Bummer!

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Central Islip, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I am shocked by how many good reviews this restaurant has received. The 2 star rating comprises the romantic atmosphere inside which provided us with a view of the white mountains from our dining table. It also includes the service which was attentive and friendly. The food however, was another story altogether and this in my view is what separates... More 

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Castleton On Hudson, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This restaurant was one of my wife's and I favorite in the North Conway area. We had reservations to go back there for my 50th birthday dinner only to find out the owner shut the restaurant down. We both will miss this place for the fabulous cuisine they had and pray it will open back up again.

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Charlie1147, Owner at 1785 Inn, responded to this review

After 31 years of constant work and supervision, the owners needed a break for some personal time. They are still open for B&B lodging, so if you stay here, you can till get Becky's famous cooking & baking. More 

Ossipee, New Hampshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My boyfriend took me here for my Birthday dinner. The view of the white mountains was beautiful. The server was very knowledgeable, very friendly and very attentive. Every course was delicious and perfectly prepared. I truly enjoyed trying rabbit for the first time. This was a more of a special occasion place for us as it can be pricey. It... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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102 reviews 102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Disappointing dinner, food was not very enterprising (although it had a lot of awards, which was surprising to us) and over flavored, it looked like the cook had simply used whatever herbs were to hand and thrown them into the melange, presentation was poor, lighting was dismal, Wine list was extensive and not justified considering the quality of the food.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had a lovely dinner here. The dining area is quaint and cozy, and some tables have wonderful views. Most of the preparations seem old school, like Caesar salad and bananas foster prepared table side. We had the roast duck and the cod special, both of which were tasty; both were accompanied by well prepared fresh vegetables.The portions were quite... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3582 White Mountain Highway, PO Box 1785, North Conway, NH 03860
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  White Mountains  >  North Conway
  • Phone Number: 603-356-9025

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

The restaurant at the 1785 Inn is located in a historic building overlooking famous mountain scenery (the 7th most photographed nature scene in the U.S.) A travel guide newsletter recently called it "One of the top 15 views in the world from a hotel or inn." All meals are cooked to order with the freshest possible ingredients (in spring/summer/fall the vegetables & herbs come from their own gardens or local farms). The service is friendly and the wine list is extensive (has received the "Award of Excellence" for 25 consecutive years from the Wine Spectator magazine). The desserts are all made at the Inn (including some that are flambed tableside). The critics have called it "an amazing value" and "the best place to stay or eat in North Conway." A relaxing luonge is also avilable for drinks, some lighter food, or one of their desserts.

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