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Samuel's At The Andover Inn

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
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4 Chapel Ave, Andover, MA 01810-4125 (Main Street)
+1 978-775-4910
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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126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank 1blkhny
Northern England
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223 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
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 

2 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 

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457 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
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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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank AprilLovesToTravel
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank bubbalooboston
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank shealey2016
Charlotte, North Carolina
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147 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the Andover Inn where Samuel's is located so it was a natural choice for breakfast. The staff was very attentive, the food well prepared and tasty. What more can I say about breakfast.

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227 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

We had a retirement dinner for a coworker here. The service was wonderful, super friendly. The food was nice, everything was great except the steak. The quality of meat they had was pretty poor for a higher end place. The fish and pasta looked great, but the steak was extra fatty and not well cooked. I ordered a medium rare,... More 

1 Thank pjpowers82
WHGGuestService, General Manager at Samuel's At The Andover Inn, responded to this review

Dear pjpowers82, Thank you for your most recent visit to the Andover Inn! We greatly appreciate your business and your kind words posted on TripAdvisor. I was concerned about your comment regarding our meat quality and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience we may have caused you. We are reviewing our purchasing specifications to insure that only the best quality meat... More 

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77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2016

As we were staying at the Andover Inn for a business meeting, Samuel's was a natural. Food was very good, especially the short bibs with cranberry sauce, which several of us had. These were tender, flavorful, and a very ample portion. The winter spinach salad with goat cheese, walnuts, and beets was excellent, and though I do not normally like... More 

1 Thank hphphd
New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2016

There seemed to be only one waiter for an entire restaurant both at dinner and at breakfast. Slowest service imagineable and the food cold and lackluster when it finally arrived. Place has gone severely downhill which is a shame considering how lovely the Andover Inn is. Plenty of better choices in Andover Mass.

2 Thank Toni149
WHGGuestService, General Manager at Samuel's At The Andover Inn, responded to this review

Dear Toni149, Thank you for your feedback on TripAdvisor. Please accept my sincere apology for not living up to your dining experience and any inconvenience this may have caused you. I have shared your comments with our Food and Beverage Team and we are currently reviewing our service delivery as well as our food quality and food presentation. Thank you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $50
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
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: +1 978-775-4910
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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