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About The Oxford House Inn
Culinary Institute of America graduate Chef/Co-Owner Jonathan Spak crafts his seasonally changing menus to showcase the best that local farms have to offer. While overall his style is considered contemporary American cuisine, influences and techniques from Asia, Southwestern United States and France are often incorporated. Hand cut steaks, fresh Maine seafood, homemade pastas, fresh salads and decadent desserts are creatively presented. Choose to dine fireside, on our popular screened in front porch, or on our glassed in back porch that offers spectacular sunset mountain views. You may also dine at JONATHAN'S, our lively pub. We have been given Four Stars by The Maine Sunday Telegram and named "Best In-Town Maine Inn" by Yankee Magazine. Please note that specific table or dining room requests made through OpenTable may not be available. Please call us directly if you have a dining preference.
Fryeburg, ME 04037
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Seven nights a week, 5:30pm - 9:00pm (Bar opens at 5:00pm)
Hours may change seasonally. Please reserve ahead.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private lot off RTE 302 in front of Inn, street parking both sides of Rte 302 as well as Norway Bank across the street from the restaurant.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
The Oxford House Inn Ratings and Reviews
Had dinner with friends on 3-17 at Oxford House. Celebrating our anniversary and a birthday. Had talked to Meagan and Bailey previously about stashing my wife's anniversary present dropped off the day before. They couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating.
As it turned out, Meagan was our server. She was hands down the best server ever. Personality, demeanor, knowledge of the menu (food, wines and after diner drinks) she was awesome.
Then came our appetizers, salads
and meals. On a scale of 0-10, everything was a 20. Great job by the chef.
We have been here before on special occasions and they never disappoint. Last night was no exception. Thanks Meagan, Bailey and chef for a wonderful dining experience.
The Oxford House is a very special place in the White Mountains. The food is exceptional, exactly what I would expect from some our favorite NYC farm to table restaurants. Grab a drink in a wonderful stone cellar bar area or in the Summer sit out back in adirondack chairs over-looking the White Mountains. Staff is fantastic. Also a wonderful GF menu. A hidden gem for sure and certainly worth the drive.
Wonderful evening! We elected to eat in the bar which was in the basement, because it was after dark and you couldn't see anything in the most attractive dining rooms anyway. The bar was cozy, slightly noisy (but nothing unreasonable), wonderful service and great atmosphere.
Now we get to the food!It was imaginative and superb! We shared a "snack"and a "bistro dish".
The snack was sweet potato French fries-yum. Crisp on the outside and soft on the inside and served with a chipotle dipping sauce which was not too hot but very flavorable. The bistro dish was a scallion pancake with pulled duck. What flavors! Not a smiggen went back to the kitchen! We each chose scallops on grits with grilled asparagus. Beautifully cooked and plated.
We were really too full for dessert but we had it anyway. I had homemade Irish coffee sorbet and my husband had a cranberry upside down cake . Mine was light and tasty and served with a cookie and homemade toffee! His came with lemon mousse and a pistachio cookie. They were both fine! Oh yes,I also had a pear and fig martini-so good! We can recommend this restaurant highly!
We have eaten here a number of times and given 5 star reviews. Tonight we must have hit an off night in the kitchen. We started with frites which were oily and limp not the usual tiny crisp morsels we love. The flatbread for $12 was something we'd never tried. It was smaller than a teacup saucer and definitely overcooked. Interesting combination but we couldn't really taste it much. Our main was a small bowl - pasta with grilled steak and small pieces of lobster in a red sauce with parm cheese- this was good and will inspire us to try our own version at home. The wine list is very good with many wines ranging from $26-$100 but a good selection in the lower range. Again - we must have hit an off night -- we had one 5 years ago and we will still be dining here often.
Always a great experience! I recommend the table in front of the picture window if you're with someone special. If she gets cold easily, the table in front of the fireplace is also a good spot. If you're going to the Oxford House with a group of friends, the cellar bar has more of a casual feel to it. Both places are excellent to sample the menu, which is seasonal and changes regularly. Start with a custom cocktail then work into the appetizers. Wine list is very reasonable as well. If you are still hungry, proceed to an entree but make sure to leave room for dessert.
Our first visit to the Oxford House Inn was inspiring! We were looking for a romantic place to spend a rare "date night" away from our son, while we were on a weekend trip. Found reviews of the Oxford House and decided to give it a try... What a fantastic experience! From the moment we walked into the cozy front living room, we were made to feel welcome. Our waitress was fantastic. Friendly, professional - the perfect host. The food was incredible - perhaps the most perfect filet of beef I have ever eaten. The wine list was great with solid pricing. Not a bad thing to report. For our next visit, we may avail ourselves of the accommodations of the Inn... Seems so romantic throughout... Cannot recommend this spot highly enough!
Excellent meal. We shared appetizers and had amazing fried oysters and buffalo shrimp. I had the 1/2 portion of Surf and Turf Fra Diavolo for me meal. It was good but could have been spicier. They had a special Indian pudding for dessert which was delicious! Always one of my favorite spots!
I always come here for special occasions. It is the one 'NY' level restaurant in the area. Food is consistently fabulous and always has a well-done vegetarian option, waitstaff wonderful and ambience conducive to conversations. Really appreciate this restaurant is in the area
Went New Years Eve and it was a lively and energetic environment. Five course fixed price (reasonable) menu with with options for appetizer, main meal and dessert. All our choices were excellent and well presented. Interesting options for mixed drinks and a varied wine list with reasonable prices. Attentive and helpful, not overbearing waitstaff.
A wonderful way to spend the special evening and will definitely return!
The Oxford House Inn lived up to our expectations after reading about the Inn in a local newspaper. We enjoyed a quiet, relaxing meal during the holiday week when things can be a bit crazy when dining out. We arrived and were immediately made welcome, our coats taken care of and were then seated (we had a reservation). The service was attentive but relaxed and were we well taken care of by our waitress (I wish I remember her name). The pace was perfect, we had just enough time to rest between courses without waiting. THe only problem was so many things on the menu were enticing. There are standards but also some very creative dishes, including some great vegetarian options. An excellent evening, we can't wait to go back and try more things on the menu. We may try the bar next time (downstairs) which looked very cozy on a winter night.
The Oxford House Inn is always worth the trip. It is consistently the best restaurant in the area. The cocktails are great. The food is inventive and delicious. The presentation is perfect. And the service - from the owner greeting you at the front door to the wait staff - is exceptional.
Pint & a Pound, Thursday special was GREAT as usual. New preparations tried and were each
excellent. Red wine (Nine Stones) house wine very good with Mussels Bouginione (spelling?)
and wife love a beer with her choice.Dessert menu, apple crisp with ice cream added, a great compliment to special. Waitress excellent service.
We're on vacation and Oxford House was recommended by the owner of the B&B we were staying at. It was my wife's birthday and we were looking for something special. The restaurant was a perfect choice for that. We only did small plates as we wanted to save room for dessert. My wife had a salmon and kale salad that was delicious. Kale is not one of her favorites, but she ate every bite! I had a hoisin BBQ pulled duck with flatbread and roasted grapes. The duck was wonderful, and the roasted grapes delicious, but the freshly grilled flatbread was perhaps the best I've ever had. Dessert for my wife was an exquisite warm banana toffee creation with homemade maple-walnut ice cream. Perfect choice for her. Mine was a chocolate buttermilk cake with two kinds of cherries. The only slight quibble I have is the cake was a bit over-cooked, but otherwise the entire experience was great.
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