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, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine
The Oxford House Inn Ratings and Reviews
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.
The Oxford House is a good value for creative cuisine. We had seared scallops, perfectly prepared and accompanied by a savory sauce. We also tried a cooked vegetable 'bowl' with lots of local veggies, quinoa and wild rice; also very creatively done. Dessert was a maple variation of bananas Foster, tasty and well prepared. The rear room would have a great view in daylight. The room was a bit chilly for my dining partner. Decor was OK, but could use some theming - somehow didn't click with the high food quality. Overall a nice experience - there are very few places in the valley area with food as creatively done!
Wonderful delicious and romantic dinner to celebrate the end of our honeymoon. I had heard so much about the back room with a view, but didn't make any special requests to be seated there. Lo and behold, we ended up being seated in the back room, and what an amazing view! I was glad I moved my reservation up to before sunset to enjoy the distant mountains and changing trees. The salmon was delicious, and the sea scallop entree was done perfectly. We topped it off with delicious homemade Apple Pie Ice Cream. Looking forward to going back if we find our way back to Fryeburg!
We dined here on a recompndation of a friend, and we're not disappointed. We got there as they opened for dinner and had very quiet seats looking out the back where there is a fantastic mountain view. Four different dishes were ordered and all were fantastic.
My wife and I went here just for a night out anathema to we had not been here before. The restaurant was a 45 minute drive for us but it was well worth it. The food was outstanding and the atmosphere was great. Seating tended to be somewhat close but being an Inn it was understandable. We weren't aware there was a bar downstairs until we were leaving so we decided to take a look and thought it would be a great place to go just for a few drinks and appetizers. Overall, a great venue.
Interesting old house. The sign coming from North Conway was hard to see. Cocktail of bourbon and maple was a good choice. A pasta special of lemon peas, and home made pasta was delicious . The duck and pancake was disappointing . Wasn't sure what I was ordering.my companion had scallops that were good. Based On the surroundings this is a good bet to eat in town.
Always enjoy the Oxford House Inn. It is our go to Special occasion spot. We just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and had a wonderful meal. Always enjoy the ambiance of the dining room as it reminds me of the Inns we stayed at on our honeymoon in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.
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