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“Franconia Inn has the best meal in Franconia”
Review of Franconia Inn

Franconia Inn
Ranked #3 of 11 Restaurants in Franconia
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Have eaten (and stayed) previously here (several times but ten and more years ago), just had dinner this time (last week) and was NOT disappointed. It had not changed noticeably, a very good thing. Very good food, fine service, classy setting. This is not a juke joint or family restaurant, it's class, a fine dining room but in a vacation setting so you don't need a suit and tie to enjoy the food. You pay for it (not horribly expensive but not cheap) but you leave satisfied - at least, we did. Other experiences in Franconia being at least ten years past, other dining establishments seem to rise and fall but this one has been reliably good.

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Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

We had dinner and breakfast here while we were staying at the inn. The food was pretty good but nothing special. Service was ok as it was mostly a younger wait staff. They are very adamant about having reservations for dinner but they sat us anyway. The dining room is very nice. The whole place has a historic decor.

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Reviewed November 3, 2012

After coming to the area off season we did not have many dining options. We chose the Fanconia Inn because it had great reviews from diners as well as the Boston Globe. However, I felt somewhat mislead.

It's a strange place...
1. There was a wedding in the main dining room and they wanted to seat us in that room. We chose to sit in the smaller dining room but it was quite loud due to the wedding next door. When we asked to have them close the door everyone looked at us like we were strange, although they did and then it was better. Also they declined to tell us the wedding was going on when we called for reservations earlier that day.
2. The waitress was well intentioned but she was a bit unprofessional. She smelled our food and the cork on our wine bottle and commented on how delicious everything looked quite frequently.
3. The whole place needed a facelift. It felt more like a ski lodge and not fine dining. The carpets and window hairs were quite old and smelled a little weird.
4. We were told at 9 the dining room was closing but we could take our wine bottle down to the lounge area. This was a cute bar like place but was not a cozy quiet environment that we had come there for.
5. The food itself was quite good but a little heavy.
6. Wine list is appropriately priced.

All in all we probably wouldn't choose to go back but if we found ourselves there it would probably be ok.

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2  Thank Yaytravel60745
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

15 years ago my husband and I had our first stay at Franconia Inn. We have stayed at various inns and B & B's since then. We decided to go back, spur of the moment and called for a reservation. The woman on reservations was extremely nice and helpful and even offered to give us our original room. Our room was spacious and comfortable. The bed was so comfortable we couldn't believe it. We were lucky enough to go up on a beautiful Indian summer day.There is a bar area downstairs that is cozy and comfortable. We sat on the deck, walked the grounds, watched the horsed grazing. We chose the MAP plan and were extremely pleased. The food was exceptional and with the meal plan extremely reasonable. My husband and I each had different meals and enjoyed every morsel. The wait staff was attentive. The breakfast was also wonderful!. We could not figure out why we had not returned sooner!? After taking in the scenery in the area we decided we would come back more often! Although we were told that the foliage was past peak my husband noted that it was not past beautiful.

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

I have been vacationing in Franconia for 50 years. The restaurant at the Franconia Inn is even better than ever. We had four different main courses-all delicious and attractive. The service was good, the ambiance charming. It was a pleasure to revist this restaurant.

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1  Thank violette113
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