Best place to stay or eat in North Conway

Welcome to our Restaurant!

In addition to our delicious breakfasts for overnight B&B guests, the restaurant and pub at the 1785 Inn are open nightly to the general public. The 1785 Inn has been honored with many awards over the years, including the Gourmet Diners Society "Golden Fork Award" for 1996 through 2013 and the Wine Spectator's "Award of Excellence" for 1986 through 2013. 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"

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

Awards and Honors:

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

Award of Excellence
- From Wine Spectator magazine, 26 years in a row.

Golden Fork Award for 1986 - 2012
- 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:

Christmas Decorations 2013

Christmas Decorations 2012

Christmas Decorations 2011

Paris doing a flaming drink

Eric doing Cherries Jubilee & yodeling

Alan doing Bananas Foster

Alan doing a Caesar Salad

Bill showing wine flights

Christmas Decorations 2008

Christmas Decorations 2009

Christmas Decorations 2010

Our Menu:

Dinner Appetizers

Trio of Cheese with Fruit
Grafton Village Cheddar (Vermont), Miti Blue Cheese (Spain) & Camembert (Vermont).
Assortment of Seasonal Fruits.

Braised Morel Mushrooms, Open Ravioli
Smoked Tomato & Sage Jam Buffalo Mozzarella. 8.85

Venison Carpaccio
Miti Blue Cheese, Aged Balsamic Reduction. 9.85

Elk Sausage
Shiitake Mushrooms, Herbs, Grafton Village Cheddar Cheese 9.85

Escargots in Garlic & Red Wine
French Helix Snails Saffron Butter, Garlic, Red Wine. 9.85

Warm Main Lobster Claws
Wakame, Ginger & Sesame Mango & Lobster Broth 10.85

Vanilla Skewered Sea Scallops Lobster & Scallop Sausage
Port & Mango Reductions. 10.85

Smoked Salmon Raviolis
Baked with a Gruyere Cheese Sauce. 8.85


Maple Pecan Salad
Garden Greens, Apples, Currants, Toasted Pecans Maple Pecan Dressing. 6.85

Classic Caesar Salad
Prepared Tableside. 6.85
(minimum order of two Ceasar salads)

Garden Salad
Seasonal Greens, Tomato, Onion, Goat Cheese Ranch, Blue Cheese or Balsamic Vinaigrette 5.85


Roast Free Range Duckling
Tamari & Honey Glazed Cabernet, Raspberry Sauce 21.85

Sauté Chicken Breast
Cinnamon, Pecans & Cherries Fired in an Orange, Cumin Glaze. 17.85

Vegetable Paella
Saffron Arborio Rice Artichoke Heart, Shiitake Mushrooms, Tomato, Garlic. 17.85

Rabbit, Prepared Two Ways
Apple Wood Smoked Rabbit Loin & Rabbit Leg Confit Wild Rice & Apple Custard Currant & Port Glace. 23.85

Seared Maine Sea Scallops
Ginger, Chile & Lime Coconut & Lemon Grass Broth 22.85

Maine Lobster & Sea Scallops
Garlic, Tomato & Basil Lobster Cream & Parmesan Risotto. 26.85

Rack of New Zealand Lamb
Marinated in Red Wine, Garlic and Herbs Rosemary Goat Cheese. 24.85
(for full rack, add $12)

Sauté Veal Cutlet
Lightly Breaded, Shiitake Mushrooms, Cpaers & Parsley Sweet Lemon & Chardonnay Sauce. 21.85

Black Angus New York Sirloin Strip
Truffle, Smoked Onion & Rosemary Aioli, Green Peppercorn & Blue Cheese Demi Glace. 27.85

Two Petit Filets of Beef Tenderloin with Lobster
Balsamic, Burgundy & Tarragon Buerre Rouge. 28.85

Broiled Center Cut of Beef Tenderloin
Wrapped in Applewood Smoked Bacon Morel Mushrooms & Apple Demi glace. 26.85

Fresh Fish, Game & Other Specials Every Night

Entrees are Accompanied with Sorbet, Fresh Vegetables & Starch


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

Bar Menu

In addition to our regular menu including appetizers, salads (barside Caesar), entrees, and specials we offer some nice specialty pizzas (flatbreads) and burgers at the bar.

Bar Burger Specials . . . . . . . .  $7.85

(Inn ground Black Angus Sirloin, served on a homemade roll with tomato & lettuce + Inn made potato chips or a small garden salad)

Add your choice of Cheese . . . . . . . . $2.00 (Grafton Cheddar, Blue, or Gruyere)

Add your choice of Sauce . . . . . . . . $2.00
(white truffle & smoked onion or chipotle aioli)

Bar Pizza Specials . . . . . . . .  $9.85

(Inn flatbreads – made to order)

1. Basil Pesto, Kalamata Olives, Roma Tomato, Goat Cheese

2. Chicken Breast, Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto, Basil, Fresh Mozzarella Cheese

3. NH Elk Sausage, Shiitake Mushrooms, Smoked Tomato, Gruyere Cheese


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