Bretton Arms Dining Room

4.8
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194 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Lauded as one of the resort's most popular restaurants and one of the top rated in all of Omni Hotels & Resorts, the AAA Four Diamond Bretton Arms Dining Room serves breakfast and dinner seasonally. The dinner menu at the Arms uses the freshest and finest locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Our creatively prepared traditional cuisine is complemented by cutting-edge techniques, allowing the quality of the ingredients to come out. Choose from the award-winning wine list, including more than 40 selections available by the glass. If your group is a bit larger, two private dining rooms are available, with seating for up to 18 guests. The dress code for the Arms is resort casual, and for the little ones, the young guests' menu is not your typical mac and cheese or PB&J, but a reflection of the adult menu and experience.
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T
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is lovely there. The staff is superb. I love that Don (Manager) is still there at the Mount Washington. He has been there for years and we always love seeing him. Thanks

PP
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Expensive but in this case we got what we paid for!

KR
New England
24 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far our favorite restaurant in the area, fine dining in the mountains. The food is excellent, certainly on par with any highly rated city restaurant. The service matches the quality of the food and adds to the overall experience of high end dining. The host welcomed us back which was a nice touch since it has been 2.5 years since our last visit.

AL
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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BM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bretton Arms dinner experience is Elegant and Gracious.

OT
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are consistently outstanding

MP
New England
24 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from the time my wife and I set foot in the door. Friendly reception, very skilled servers and excellent food. Great evening!!

L
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. Intimate dining area with wonderful menu. Staff was terrific. Not the restaurants fault but there was an incredibly loud family at the next table that made the evening a little less relaxing.

p
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience3

The food is good but it's a very bad value for the money. It's in a hotel, and I get that, and still it's bad value because the food isn't that good. They add a lot of high end dining service which would be good if the food merited it. But what was worst was listening to the manager talk to the servers about the average check price per table. Not once but several times throughout the meal. This isn't the fine dining they're shooting for. It's just a mediocre hotel version.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience... from valet to bar to dinner... some of the best service we’ve had anywhere and terrific food and ambiance also. Wa’ll be back, and to stay at the inn next time

EF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised with the quality, the service and the ambiance of this place! Highlight of our trip :)

VQ
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food choices - explained well by our waiter. They weren't in our faces too so we had a very nice, relaxed meal. One of my companions wasn't a fan of the wine list. it seemed to be lacking some good quality mid level wines and she said ones that she knows aren't not very much in a store were way over priced.

SR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience1

They seem to cater to large public groups which ruins the fine dining experience

LH
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What to say! The service was attentive. Ambience was perfect - quiet with soft classical background music. The chef’s tasters, lemon sorbet and lavender scented hot towels were nice touches. The menu was inventive and the food was outstanding! Definitely worth taking the shuttle bus down from the Mount Washington Omni hotel if you are looking for a more intimate dinner experience. Thoroughly recommend.

DK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Played a round of golf before hand and then celebrated our 35th anniversary ... couldn't have been a better day. Scallops were awesome and so was the service. Thanks for a great day.

M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very elegant dinner wonderfully presented. The wait staff were very attentive and helpful.

WL
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined in numerous places while enjoying the sites at the White Mountains. This was the most memorable place for dining, period.

RS
New England
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had hoped to dine in the big Mount Washington Hotel dining room but were unable to get a reservation on short notice, so "settled" on the Bretton Arms Dining Room instead. We were very glad we did!! The smaller, more intimate setting was perfect for our wedding anniversary dinner. It was quiet enough for us to talk and hear without effort, and service was prompt, friendly and attentive. The table was beautifully set, including knife rests (that we'd never seen before) and the food was attractively plated and garnished. Our seasonal squash soup was garnished with chef-prepared brandied cherries and (also a first) pine bud syrup. Our entrees were scallops - a very generous portion - and the tenderloin of beef, both perfectly cooked and resulted in both of us qualifying as members of "The Clean Plate Club." We will definitely be back!

LR
New England
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the Bretton Arms Inn if you are looking for ambiance, awesome food, excellent service for special occasions! Truly special!

l
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the nicest of all the dining options at the Omni Hotels on Mt Washington. Cozy, romantic atmosphere.. top notch service. Had the butternut squash soup and the scallops. Great wine pairing suggestions at an affordable price point.

OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We’ll be back

DA
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant in the region. Superior food, well prepared, impeccable service.

JG
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always! Food and service were excellent! We live locally and this is by far our favorite dinner spot!

EA
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely surprise this restaurant was! Food was great! Service was great! Highly recommend!!

PM
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous ambience. Incredible cuisine. Wonderful service.

JH
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! We will definitely be back :)

DJ
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, the food was incredible and the service was perfect. It was a really great time, i was very happy with the choice

T
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from beginning to end! Service was top notch and the food was amazing. My husband had the New Bedford scallops and I had the smoked carrots- both were outstanding and they handled my gluten free vegetarian diet with ease. They even brought me my own GF bread with the bread service which is very rare. Wine selection was good as well. We tried the recommended wine pairings (which we rarely do) and all were a success! Highly recommended for any special evening!

B
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food, service and overall experience was excellent. Only complaints are a noisy birthday dinner that took away from the ambiance and seating right under an air conditioning unit.

OT
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific experience!

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting is serene and the food wonderful but it is the service that sets it apart form other dining experiences. They make you feel special and want to make sure you have the best dining experience you can.
Everyone knows exactly what they are doing and I never feel rushed. All wait staff are knowledgeable in wine selection and the inventory of wine is on par with a NewYork City fine restaurant.

k
New England
37 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bretton Arms Inn is the perfect spot for a special occasion. From our "welcome back" (even though our last visit was two years ago) to the end of our evening the staff could not have been more attentive. Our meals were fabulous. I had the poached lobster starter followed by the rack of lamb, which was the best that I have ever eaten. My husband enjoyed the Jamon Iberico as a starter and then the river trout, which was prepared uniquely and thoroughly enjoyed. We could not have been more pleased with our meal and the restaurant and will definitely return again when we next visit the Mount Washington Hotel. It was marvelous!

S
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been here last summer, and were so excited be back to celebrate our first night as a married couple. The food from apps to main course to dessert were absolutely delicious, there is no better wine selection in NH, and the staff went above and beyond to make this a memorable night for us!! (Flowers, Champagne toast, Pictures, quiet secluded window table - Thank you so much!)

BM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For many years we have dined at The Bretton Arms. One of our favorites.

L
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service and food. We are foodies and can’t wait to return!

EK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bretton Arms Dining room is a small, charming, intimate venue. The staff is extremely attentive. The food is always great. Dinner is wonderful but so is breakfast!

g
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very pricey! Food was good, but not outstanding for price. ($59 for rack of lamb).
Service was 5 star. Wait staff very personable . Meals arrived at same time and nicely oresented.

E
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our experience was exceptional. The food quality was as good as anything that we have had, and the service was excellent. We were there for my Father-in-laws birthday, and they took a photograph of us, put it in a card, and the staff signed it. The chef also came out and talked with us.

J
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was truly a lovely experience. The attention to detail is perfect. The food is innovative and delicious. The wait staff is great and most attentive. We had not eaten in the dining room for several years. We regret that now, and will make sure to get there again the next time we visit the resort.

p
Caribbean
27 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A lovely restaurant with a lovely staff. We will go back.
I just wish the entrees did not cost as much! The only other problem is the loudness of some mechanical noise during dinner- and then someone vacuuming in the next room while we were still eating breakfast.
Other than that it is a beautiful restaurant with good food. A friendly and professional staff.