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Samuel's At The Andover Inn

American, Bar, Contemporary
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4 Chapel Ave, Andover, MA 01810-4125 (Main Street)
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Raymore, Missouri
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went last night for dinner and drinks. They have a nice wine list with a 9oz option for some of the wines by the glass. I had their summer salad which was Arugula and Chopped Romaine with Almond Crusted Fried Goat Cheese, Shaved Fennel, Grape Tomatoes, Matchstick Potatoes, Alfalfa Sprouts, and Basil-Raspberry Vinaigrette. And for my entree I had... More 

Thank Andilyn75
Andover, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been to Samuel's a number of times and have been very happy every time. Love the new bar and dining room. Food is very good at reasonable price points. Much more crowded which makes for an upbeat atmosphere. Have been to Samuel's for special occasions and just meeting friends. Always a great dinner!

Thank L S
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not our first visit, but first to the dining room with friends other than work colleagues. Although off-season (it's on the campus of a private school whose students - and wealthy parents - had already fled to the riviera) the bar and dining areas were both lively and welcoming. Not a shorts and t-shirt restaurant the atmosphere and wait staff... More 

Thank Mike I
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The food was good, but a little on the expensive side. Samuel's cannot be beat for convenience, friendly and helpful wait staff, and attentive service. To be fair, we were there on a very quiet night so I would expect good service!

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123 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Samuel's is a real hidden treasure nestled within the charming and quaint Andover Inn. The menu is chock full of New England's finest, chowder, lobster crepes and a pretty good burger. The crab cake is superb and the crepes are extraordinarily delicious. I highly recommend both. They make a really good French Martini and have plenty of other drink offerings... More 

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Northern England
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216 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Like many others, we noted the single waiter attempting to serve tables in three rooms, and it was quite a while before our order was taken or any food came. My mushroom and lobster crepe sounded as if it should be delicious, but the lobster was tough, and I was almost as hungry when I finished as when I started--in... More 

1 Thank leisure-traveller44
WHGGuestService, General Manager at Samuel's At The Andover Inn, responded to this review

Dear leisure-traveller44, Thank you for sharing your comments with us regarding your recent visit to Samuel's Restaurant. I do apologize for any inconvenience we may have caused you by not providing a more timely service. We are scheduling our service staff according to anticipated business levels based on reservations. On that day, we had a larger than anticipated walk-in business.... More 

Home Usa
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127 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

The Andover Inn restaurant used to be a really good, old-school place. But in the makeover some years back, it basically turned into a sports bar trying to also serve "real" food. It doesn't work. Still quite expensive, but the food is ordinary, service barely passable, decor utterly devoid of charm, and bar noise annoying. Skip it.

Thank CaseyfromBoston
WHGGuestService, General Manager at Samuel's At The Andover Inn, responded to this review

Dear CaseyfromBoston, Thank you for posting about your recent experience on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your comments. We take great pride in our menu selection and service approach and will certainly look at your comments as motivation to work even harder to improve on both. For the decor, a lot of thought went into re-positioning the restaurant to make it more... More 

Andover, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

American fare done very well, in an ambience of old oak paneling. The place itself will soothe your soul, and the food will do a good job of feeding the body. You won't find a lot of culinary tricks here, but rather tried and true American dishes cooked properly. The whole place is very comfortable, the wait-people are attentive and... More 

Thank AprilLovesToTravel
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Love this place! Thursday night with John at the bar is a pretty popular place. He's the best bartender in Andover! Food is delicious and atmosphere is what you'd expect at a New England boarding school.

Thank bubbalooboston
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Always on the lookout for "the best burger" around, Samuels was recommended by a colleague and I quickly checked it out. My first experience was with a group of five for a work lunch and I knew I was in for a treat when the entire table ordered the burger. I was not disappointed. It was fantastic. it comes with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $50
American, Bar, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Chapel Ave, Andover, MA 01810-4125
    (Main Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Andover
  • Phone Number: 19787754910
Enjoy "Classic New England Fare" with modern twists at Samuel's - the restaurant at Andover Inn, Andover, MA. Our restaurant features the very best local and seasonal ingredients in its dishes. In addition, taste one of the local craft beers on draft, a creative libation, or a sip from our whiskey, cognac or scotch selection.

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