"The best place to stay or eat in North Conway"...... Ski Year Magazine

Welcome to our Dining Room!

The 1785 Inn has been honored with many awards over the years, including the Gourmet Diners Society "Golden Fork Award" for 1996 through 2010 and the Wine Spectator's "Award of Excellence" for 1986 through 2010. We pride ourselves on continuing this fine tradition of serving gourmet foods in a relaxing atmosphere. Our dinner appetizers are original, our dinner entrees defy description (almost) and our desserts have been called "incredibly decadent masterpieces" on NECN's "TV Diner Show"

"Exceptional both for the views and the food." - Connecticut Magazine

Our chefs have skillfully prepared these monthly recipes for your enjoyment.

Monthly Recipes:
  • January - Smoked Salmon Raviolis
  • February - Raspberry Duckling
  • March - Blackened Scallops With Ginger-Pineapple Salsa
  • April - Coffee Butter Crunch Pie
  • May - Caesar Salad
  • June - Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake
  • July - Raspberry Muffins
  • August - Blueberry Coffeecake
  • September - Apple Cobbler
  • October - Medallions Of Venison With A Rosemary, Wild Cherry, & Bourbon Glaze
  • November - Maple Walnut Salad Dressing
  • December - Grandma's Christmas Tree Cookies

Awards and Honors:

"An amazing value"
- NECN's TV Diner Show

Award of Excellence
- From Wine Spectator magazine, 25 years in a row.

Golden Fork Award for 1986 - 2010
- From Gourmet Diner's Society of North America, 15 years in a row.

Three Star Mobile

Three Diamond AAA

"The ultimate in romantic elegance"
- NECN's TV Diner Show

Voted Best Restaurant In Mt. Washington Valley
- in a newspaper poll.

Voted Best Service In Mt. Washington Valley
- in a newspaper poll.

Voted Best Wine List In Mt. Washington Valley
- in a newspaper poll.

Voted Best Desserts In Mt. Washington Valley
- in a newspaper poll.

"Platinum Plate"
- NECN's TV Diner Show

Recipes Featured
- in Bon Appetit and several cookbooks.

Voted Most Romantic Restaurant in the Area. Voted Best Wine List in the Area

"A bit of dining heaven"
Lowell Sun

"I had one of the best meals there I've ever had"
Montreal Gagette

"The best venison I've ever had"
Boston Globe

"For haute cuisine at high altitude, try The 1785 Inn"
Bon Appetit

Award of Excellence 2004 - 06
- From North American Restaurant Association

"Brimming in Yankee hospitality"
- NECN's TV Diner Show

Named one of the Six Best Restaurants in New England
- NECN's TV Diner Show

Videos from The 1785 Inn:

Paris doing a flaming drink

Eric doing Cherries Jubilee & yodeling

Alan doing Bananas Foster

Alan doing a Caesar Salad

Christmas Decorations 2008

Christmas Decorations 2009

Bill showing wine flights

Our Menu:

Dinner Appetizers

Trio of Cheese with Fruit
Crowley Colby (Vermont), Miti Blue Cheese (Spain) &
Camembert (Vermont).
Assortment of Seasonal Fruits.

Braised Morel Mushrooms Open Ravioli
Smoked Tomato - Sage Jam
Buffalo Mozzarella.

Venison Carpaccio
Miti Blue Cheese, Aged Balsamic Reduction.
Stuffed Shiitake Mushroom
Elk Sausage, Herbs, Crowley Colby Cheese.
Escargots in Garlic & Red Wine
French Helix Snails
Saffron Butter, Garlic, Red Wine.

Lobster Flan & Herb Crepe
Lobster & Cognac.
Vanilla Skewered Sea Scallops Lobster & Scallop Sausage
Port - Mango Reduction.
Smoked Salmon Raviolis
Baked with Gruyere Cheese Sauce.


Maple Pecan Salad
Garden Greens, Apples, Currants, Toasted Pecans
Maple Pecan Dressing.

Caesar Salad for Two
Prepared Tableside.
10.85 (for two)
Garden Salad
Seasonal Greens, Tomato, Onion
Goat Cheese Ranch or Blue Cheese.



Roast Free Range Duckling
Raspberry Glace.
Saute Chicken Breast
Cinnamon, Pecans & Cherries
Fired in an Orange, Cumin Glaze.

Rabbit Prepared Two Ways
Apple Wood Smoked Rabbit Loin & Rabbit Leg Confit
Wild Rice & Apple Custard
Currant & Port Glace

Seared Sea Scallops
Fennel, Leeks and Capers
 Orange, Sherry & Tarragon Sauce.

Maine Lobster Tail, Gulf Shrimp and Sea Scallops
Garlic, Smoked Tomato & Basil
Lobster - Mango Broth
Saffron Pasta.

Rack of New Zealand Lamb
Marinated in Red Wine, Garlic and Herbs
Rosemary & Mint Goat Cheese.

29.85 half rack $19.85
Veal Picatta
Sauteed with Mushrooms, Capers
White Wine and Lemon Juice.

Char Grilled Black Angus Sirloin
Shiitake Mushrooms & Smoke Onions,
Bourbon & Roast Tomatoes Demi Glace

Two Petit Filets of Beef Tenderloin with Lobster
Balsamic, Burgundy & Tarragon Buerre Rouge.
Broiled Center Cut Tenderloin
Wrapped in Apple Wood Smoked Bacon
Apple and Morel Demi glace.


Vegetarian and Vegan Specials Available Every Day


All our Desserts are Hand Made at the Inn Selections Vary Daily


Chocolate Velvet
Coffee Buttercrunch Pie - Featured in Bon Appetit
Chocolate Mousse on the Half Shell with Raspberry Sauce - 2005
        Yankee Magazine Innkeepers "Recipe of the Year"
Creme Caramel
Raspberry Napoleon
German Chocolate Cake
Strawberry Shortcake
Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake - Featured in Bon Appetit
Strawberry Napoleon
Chocolate Cream Puff
Pecan Pie
Fresh Blueberry Pie - Featured in Better Homes & Gardens
Apple Crisp
Applecrunch Pie
Peach Cobbler
Creme Courvoisier
Lemon Cheesecake with Blueberry Sauce

About the Inn | Dinner at the Inn | Lodging at the Inn | White Mountains Attractions