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“Ambiance! Not just great food.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Clay Hill Farm

Clay Hill Farm
220 Clay Hill Rd, Cape Neddick, York, ME 03902-7943
+1 207-361-2272
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Ranked #2 of 14 restaurants in Cape Neddick
Price range: $17 - $36
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Clay Hill Farm is the first restaurant in the country to be certified as a wildlife habitat and bird sanctuary. Nature trails, colorful garden paths, waterfalls and a picture-perfect pond accentuate the eleven private acres just two miles from Ogunquit Village. Voted #1 for weddings and romantic dining, Clay Hill Farm is also a state Environmental Leader, committed to celebrating and encouraging environmental awareness in all shades of green with locally-grown food, seasonal festivals and online initiatives.
Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
“Ambiance! Not just great food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We enjoyed a 4-course dinner at Clay Hill Farm as part of a 2 night package at the Inn at Tanglewood Hall B&B in York Harbor.
The owner of the inn had told us it was off the beaten path, but it was farther even than we expected and we thought we had missed it and almost turned around before we found it.
But don't be led to believe it wasn't worth the trip (which really isn't that long, just longer than we expected up a country road). The setting is terrific - a lovely farmhouse with beautiful grounds and gardens for an after-dinner evening walk. It's family-owned and they obviously take pride in offering outstanding service and great food. Our first time in the area and if we go back, we will certainly eat at Clay Hill Farm again!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Clay Hill Farm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

On my recent visit to Ogunquit, Maine, I went to Clay Hill Farm restaurant. The setting is beautiful and has been designated as a Natural Habitat. Besides the setting, the food was excellent with choices for very taste. Each selection had a special twist that added to the experience. The service was friendly and attentive but not intrusive. Thy went out of their way to find us a strawberry mousse that capped the perfect meal. For a great meal and a relaxing setting, I would highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Canton,ma
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“not on a main rd”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

this restaurant is a ways off Route 1 in York, Maine. My wife and I , my daughter and her SO were spending a week in a rental on Nubble rd about 1/4 mile from the lighthouse. My wife and daughter had been here many times, it was my first visit. had a prime rib it was delicious. wait staff was very attentive. All agreed that the food was great. and although I thought it was going to be pricey the bill was $218 for 4. That included 3 drinks, 3 appetizers , the main meal and 2 shared desserts with coffee. there were large groups and couples it was a mixed crowd. we ate early but as we were leaving there was piano entertainment.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Newton, Massachusetts, USA
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Updated old fashioned quirkiness”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We've been there annually for about 9 years now. The grounds are beautiful and it feels funny but nice to have free valet parking in a place where there is ample parking close to the entrance. The ambiance and decor are from the 70s but somehow the velvet swivel high back work well with the live piano music - I am not kidding. This review will sound snobby but it is just that the place probably woudnt make it in the big city, but thats fine because it isnt in the big city and it turns out to be a nice and unique spot in a farm in southern maine. It is fun and though we (4 of us including a tween and a teen) liked it just fine before when the menu was fairly standard though always with garden fresh features, we liked it much better this year, before going to see Joseph and the tech...at the ogunquit theatre ( terrific), the menu has been updated for the better. I am guessing a new chef. They still have prime rib as you might expect with a place that opens at 5 for dinner and has guests there (see above re theatre) but they have some updated surprises like a special chive garlic asparagus crabmeat chilled soup and a terrific and large for an app flatbread and a charcuterie plate with duck prosciutto. The scallops were small and therefore good tasting and a generous portion, the prime rib very good, and the veggie pappardelle nicely done in a light white sauce. Sea salt caramel was a nice addition to the two desserts we had, and the wine pairing suggested were good and convenient by the glass. If you take the location and service as a bit of kitsch it turns out to be fun and now, with a contempo update to the menu, a great meal.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Guilderland, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Angel dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We had a fantastic dinner as well as an angel reading. The quality and flavor of the food was beyond my expectations. It was utterly superb. The angel reading was also wonderful! I thought that not everyone was going to have a chance to speak with her, but I was pleasantly surprised! She sat down with every single person and gave them a reading. Well done. On another note, the service there was fantastic!!! Love!!!

Visited August 2013
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