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1785 Inn

3582 White Mountain Highway, PO Box 1785, North Conway, NH 03860
603-356-9025
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Ranked #9 of 87 Restaurants in North Conway
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Continental
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Central Islip, New York
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

West Ossipee, New Hampshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 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
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had 4 adults and 2 of the 4 were disappointed in their meal. Rabbit was overcooked for one and the other said his was just ok. The other 2 adults enjoyed their meal. Waitress was very friendly at first and then got very curt with us and then very friendly again and then curt over and over. It was... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We had a dinner voucher for this place and after reading the menu we had to try it! Everything was excellent, from the service to the food and dessert. We even had a little history lesson on the Caesar salad. Would definitely recommend trying!

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Marlboro, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Beautiful location, great service and food. Friendly waiters. Nice menu and wine list. Highly recommend.

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Methuen, Massachusetts
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Chose this restaurant for our anniversary dinner. Service was poor. Our waiter acted like we were inconveniencing him. Asked twice for butter. I ordered the half rack of lamb. Very plain and the portion was ridiculously small. 4 ribs of which 3 barely had one bite. No seasoning of any kind. The treatment we received really ruined our evening. No... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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84 reviews 84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My wife and I got married in the back yard with every plant they had in full bloom and the mountains as a backdrop. Our photographer asked if he could use some of our pictures for his folio as it was so amazingly beautiful it almost looked fake. We then followed the wedding ceremony with a amazing meal in the... More

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