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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
Great food in a great environment. Beautiful view of the mountains. Greatly appreciated how they accommodated my table location request prior to getting there. This place never disappoint!!! Been here several times and each dining experience were always great. Friendly and attentive staff.
We were given a gift certificate as a wedding present and had never been to the Oxford House Inn Restaurant. We sat in the back porch area and observed the birds flitting around the two strategically placed feeders on either corner of the structure. It was a fabulous setting! The wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable, but not pushy. Our meal pleased us in almost every way. The swordfish was cooked to perfection, although the dill in the risotto that it rested upon was too highly seasoned for my taste. I would have preferred a more delicate touch. The tomato/caper/onion side dish was delightful. My groom LOVED the lamb and it was served rare, just as he requested. The spinach fritters did not please him, but the pearl couscous was gobbled up, and he hates rice!! Our salad was split and they served it on two plates, which was so much easier that having to paw off a shared plate. It was the delicate dirty martini salad and the deep fried olive stuffed with blue cheese were tremendous. I could have made a meal out of the olives! Our starter was the bacon wrapped dates, and we like them, but thought 3 was a small amount and it was a fight over who got the third one. We split the third, actually.
The waitress recommended the Black Pearl red wine because she personally knew the wine maker, now living and producing wine in South Africa. We ordered the bottle and enjoyed it immensely.
Although this was almost an hours drive from home, we would definitely consider dining here again. It was not inexpensive, but the atmosphere and the fine dining made it well worth the price. Brava!!
We love the Oxford House Inn. The menu has everything from casual burgers and steak frites to first class entrees like the Massman Lamb or Icelandic Cod. This last meal was from the new menu - We started with the deep fried shrimp maki roll, had the frisbee salad with fried egg and bacon lardon and then shared the scallops write special - pan seared scallops with truffle fries and crispy kale over toast points. Very flavorful. The restaurant uses a lot of local ingredients. The burgers can come with a house salad. The bibb salad is outstanding with it. The small bowls are wonderful and the desserts very yummy. The homemade ice cream is special.
The food was terrific and the service was first class. The decor of the dining room was a little old fashioned. The Gluten Free menu was terrific and provided lots of choices. The Asian influence throughout the menu provided some memorable and delicious dishes. Really good food and well worth visiting if you're in the Conway / Fryeburg area.
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!
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