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“Superb Food; Great View” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Spring House

Spring House
Ranked #9 of 62 Restaurants in Block Island
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Description: The Main Dining Room consists of our grand indoor dining room, as well as our ocean view patio, and provides patrons with exquisite fine dining. When available, the Spring House Hotel kitchen strives to use vegetables from our very own gardens, Many of our dish’s are created solely to utilize what we grow in our own backyard. We believe that self sustainability with organically grown herbs and vegetables is the healthiest way to cook. We strive to source all produce organically and or hormone and pesticide free if available, collaborating with Farm Fresh Rhode Island, we are able to source local farmers and purveyors throughout New England.
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
152 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,198 helpful votes
“Superb Food; Great View”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

We love this restaurant for both the food and the view. We were here in early May when most restaurants on Block Island had not yet opened for the vacation season.

We were seated in a comfortable booth with a view of the ocean across the veranda and the lawn. The restaurant is on the first floor of a magnificent old hotel that evokes images of the gilded age of a century ago. It's a picturesque sight as the ferry approaches from the mainland. It's even better up close.

The food was fresh, tasty, and well-presented. Of course, we had seafood - which our waitress assured us had been caught that very day by local fishermen. The dessert choices were limited but attractive. We lingered quite a while in the unhurried atmosphere.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Jessica O
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Tanya B, Public Relations Manager at Spring House, responded to this review, 9 October 2014
Dear Jessica,

We appreciate you taking the time to share such kind words, and are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us.

May is such a beautiful time to come and enjoy the island before the high-season kicks in. If you haven't visited Block Island in the fall, it is commonly said to be even more enjoyable than the spring - few tourists, warm ocean, and many summer-like days.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Sincerely,
Tanya Brenton
Social Media/ Public Relations
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“LOVE THIS PLACE; MUST STAY & MUST EAT HERE!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

I had such a lovely evening here and cannot wait to go back!!! The hotel and restaurant are GORGEOUS!!!! I feel like I was in a movie, such a classy, clean, and beautiful place. The staff is super friendly and attentive, the food is AMAZING and it's such a great place to stay. The outside area is stunning as well and I loved the different themed nights at the restaurant/bar. Truly the gem of the island! - Rehana

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rrc13nyc
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Wrentham, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Don't overlook this gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

We were pleased to discover this wonderful restaurant. Not exactly "hidden", the Spring House is perched atop a high bluff overlooking the ocean. Located in a magnificent historic building about 1/2 mile south of the ferry landing, the food and the service at the Spring House exceeded our expectations, so much so that we altered our original plans - which had been to visit a different restaurant for each dinner - and returned here for a second meal before we left the island. The food was wonderful, from the extensive wine list through the scrumptious desserts. Even the fresh-baked bread was mouthwatering. The entrees were prepared magnificently. On our first visit, my husband ordered the daily special, Salmon with fresh Salsa; and I had the Seared Scallops from the Bistro Menu. The seafood and the accompanying veggies and rice were all done to perfection! On our second visit, we ordered fresh salads (from their own gardens) and a Californian Neapolitan pizza. Our servers, Tanya and Heather, were helpful and accommodating. We will plan to dine here on our next visit to Block Island.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SassieSadie
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Tanya B, Public Relations Manager at Spring House, responded to this review, 9 October 2014
Dear Sadie,

We are so glad that you enjoyed your first meal so much that you decided to return for a second night. We value all of our customers and appreciate those who return more than you know.

We look forward to seeing you again in the near future!

Sincerely,
Tanya Brenton
Social Media/ Public Relations
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Outstanding meal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

Being from Manhattan & having tons of awesome restaurants right outside my door, i tend to be a harsh critic when it comes to food. I was pleasantly surprised at the outstanding meal we had at Spring House.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Ro M
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San Francisco, California
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A nice Spring Surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

We had 2 great dinners here when we join our friends on Block Island recently. The first night we all seemed to chose the fish main courses; salmon, garlic shrimp, scallops and tuna. All four were excellent. We decided to eat there the next night as well and our party tried the meat entrées for dinner: The Osso Buco, Burger and meat platter. All were solid - the Osso Bucco was very tasty, burger was great and the meat platter - especially the rabbit sausage, was excellent. Services was very accommodating. We entered our app order first, waited for a while, then when we were ready they prepared our main dishes. Apps, mains and dessert were all excellent.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank BigGsfo
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