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Oak & Grain

853 Pleasant St, New London, NH 03257-5582
+1 603-873-4833
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  • Excellent91%
  • Very good6%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
853 Pleasant St, New London, NH 03257-5582
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I submitted a similar review under the Inn at Pleasant Lake. This is the restaurant in the Inn. It’s wonderful! Great for special occasions or when something more sophisticated is preferred. Very friendly owners, chef and waitress. We’ll be back! Many times!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bentley76
IPL_Innkeeper, Owner at Oak & Grain, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience guys. And thanks for finding us and coming down to the lake. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Oak & Grain is integrated into the Inn at Lake Pleasant, so already the surroundings are comfortable, companions agreeable, and service well-done. Our first impressions of the Inn were good ones, the only questions left us were about the quality of the 5-course prix fixe...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank wtaguy
IPL_Innkeeper, Owner at Oak & Grain, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2018

Thanks for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed both your stay and your dining experience. We are always tuning, learning and perfecting our craft, so when you get back to New Hampshire for another great stay and dinner, we look forward to solving the...More

Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

We spent the weekend at the Inn because of a wedding here on Sat. night. Food is amazing. Every meal, even the afternoon tea.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank John R
IPL_Innkeeper, Owner at Oak & Grain, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2018

Thanks so much, John. Your crew was a joy to host and we're so glad you felt it all went so well. Chef Leary will be glad to know the food stood out for you and contributed to your enjoyment.

Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

We are new to this area and based on prior reviews, we made a reservation. From the moment you walk in to the beautiful patio with stunning lake views you just know you’re in the right place. You truly feel you’re a guest in the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank slue s
IPL_Innkeeper, Owner at Oak & Grain, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2018

Welcome to central New Hampshire, and our wonderful area! New London has so much to offer from mountains to lakes to our classic New England town centers. It is inspiring for us to know you came with high expectations after reading our reviews, and were...More

Reviewed August 26, 2018

With our global travels we have never been to any restaurant with ONE seating and/or where the Head Chef comes out and discusses the whole menu! Very impressive. The prix fixe meal was $65 which is unheard of. Now I admit the portions were a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank drehery
IPL_Innkeeper, Owner at Oak & Grain, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Thanks so much for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience and interaction with Chef Leary. He certainly is passionate about his craft and our guest enjoyment! We're very pleased you found a strong value at our price point and enjoyed...More

Reviewed August 19, 2018

I generally shy away from five course dining: too much food, with quantity crushing quality. The Oak & Grain, within the Inn at Pleasant Lake, erased that aversion in our first night at the Inn. Over wine or cocktails in the dining room, Chef Bryan...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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IPL_Innkeeper, Owner at Oak & Grain, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Thanks so much for your elegant description of our dining. Your concluding line says it all in that you changed your plans to dine with us a second night. Our team will be so pleased to learn of such high praise. We are so pleased...More

Reviewed August 13, 2018

The chef explained the meal detailing ingredients and preparation. Then the fun began trying to taste the complexities and flavors in each dish. An amazing experience and a most talented chef. We ate their on back to back nights while staying at the Inn. Others...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank antiup o
IPL_Innkeeper, Owner at Oak & Grain, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Thanks for sharing your experience with others. We very much appreciate you guys. It certainly sounds like you had a great sampling of some of chef's creations! He really has been putting a ton of thought into the vegetarian options and offering some incredible flavors....More

Reviewed August 11, 2018

If you are a foodie you should definitely add Oak & Grain to your list of "must try" restaurants. Definitely come early for the cocktail hour and enjoy one of their signature drinks out on their gorgeous patio - overlooking Pleasant Lake and surrounded by...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Suzanne W
IPL_Innkeeper, Owner at Oak & Grain, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

Thanks for sharing your experience, Suzanne! Are you a writer? Because your descriptions are wonderful and enfold the reader into our experience! We are so please you enjoyed your dining experience and getting to know Chef Bryan. Look forward to your next visit with us....More

Reviewed August 6, 2018

We did their prix fixe meal and it was a wonderful experience. We arrived in time for a cocktail. I had a unique drink with whiskey and Rainer cherries. A bit tart which was perfect for a hot evening. As we were outside, our waitress...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank noranekko
IPL_Innkeeper, Owner at Oak & Grain, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

We very much appreciate your recommendation. I really like your description of 'plate envy', and lucky we had the solution right in hand! Thanks. Interestingly enough, Chef Bryan has been on local TV on WMUR in New Hamshire. The segment is called Chef's corner and...More

Reviewed August 4, 2018

There is one seating per evening, featuring a set menu designed for the day by the chef, with three options for the main course. There is always something for a vegetarian. Everything was spectacular. And you do have to pay for what you get. You...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank TomM1951
IPL_Innkeeper, Owner at Oak & Grain, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Great description. Thanks so much. We are so pleased you feel our experience was a good value. It does take extra effort and cost a bit more to provide a custom menu, locally sourced from our community. We believe you can't find better locally, and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $65
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
6:15 PM - 10:00 PM
6:15 PM - 10:00 PM
6:15 PM - 10:00 PM
6:15 PM - 10:00 PM
6:15 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 853 Pleasant St, New London, NH 03257-5582
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  New London
  • Phone Number: +1 603-873-4833
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Celebrate the bounty of New Hampshire at our highly acclaimed New London restaurant - Oak & Grain. Inspired by flavors from around the globe, our menus highlight the best seasonal ingredients of the region, including local farms and our herb garden. We are authentic farm to tale, New England cuisine supporting local farms and community sourced fisheries. Enjoy stunning views of Pleasant Lake and Mt. Kearsarge from our elegant dining room or casual small plate dining on the patio during the warmer months. Our custom menus, designed nightly, allow us to easily tailor to any dietary needs. We also offer 3-course Brunch on Sundays that mirror our signature dinner service. Our dining rooms can also offer privacy for small and large groups and we specialize in event planning and business meetings.
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