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“Get a seat with a view outside”
Review of Spring House

Spring House
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Ranked #9 of 62 Restaurants in Block Island
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
New Fairfield, Connecticut
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Get a seat with a view outside”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

We were looking for this Inn, specifically to enjoy the feeling of being back in the 1880's on Block Island. That's when this building was opened. The staff was very friendly and we found ourselves drawn to the outside bar on the veranda, which was practically the epitome of our extended weekend "on the Block". I ordered a specialty drink from their menu, my husband ordered his usual Patron on the rocks, and we then each selected a lunch item. Me? The beef tenderloin sandwich, and him, the Whitefish tacos. Both were excellent! I got a HUGE piece of very tender beef, cooked to perfection, however I had expected it to be sliced up. Since it was one piece, I was concerned that I was not going to look "girly" hunkering into this big piece of meat, but it bit off nicely. Loved it!

Go to The Spring House!

Visited August 2014
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Thank Nancy B
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Tanya B, Public Relations Manager at Spring House, responded to this review, 8 October 2014
Dear Nancy B,

Thank you for taking the time to review The Spring House. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and drinks. The tacos and tenderloin sandwich are definitely among our most popular lunch options.

We look forward to seeing you again!

Sincerely,
Tanya Brenton
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North Salem, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Time stood still but it got better”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

I travel by boat to Block Island every summer. The wife and I always make the Spring House our special night.
Five years ago we celebrates my wife's birthday with the whole family, ten people, one of the Lobster diners was small and the claws were meatless. The restaurant manager refused to remove it from the bill.
I have not returned since.
This year I inquired and leaned that she was replaced so we returned for cocktails on the lawn with a breath taking view of the ocean followed by a exceptional romantic diner. Two pound stuffed lobster well worth the time and money.
We met Frank the new restaurant manager what a refreshing change. Capt. Frank

  • Visited August 2014
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Tanya B, Public Relations Manager at Spring House, responded to this review, 8 October 2014
Dear firstlight03,

We apologize for your previous disappointments from years ago, and appreciate you coming back to give us another try.

The 2lb baked stuffed lobster was an excellent choice and we are truly happy to know that you and your wife enjoyed your most recent visit.

We hope to see you both again in the near future!

Sincerely,
Tanya Brenton
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New York City
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Spring? More like Winter :-(”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

It's a tough act to follow after dining at Eli's. We waited too late to get into the formal dining room and had to settle for the gloomy, utterly pedestrian bistro next door. The room is dark and the feng shui all wrong. Never again. The food was average at best. Pricey, too. The same price as Eli's. The service was spotty. Very young wait staff who seemed to be rather not up to the task, though they tried very hard. A large food delivery on a large tray to a big table nearby ended up with a huge crash onto the floor. We felt for the diners because this would mean another long wait for dinner. It would have been worth it if the food glittered. Alas, it was hardly worth the wait. Why? A distinct lack of care by the owners I'd guess. The room needs a total redo. The views out of the small windows are pitiful and the booths next to the windows don't get much uglier. You won't need reservations. The room seats hundreds. I won't waste your valuable time reading any more. Give this place a pass.

  • Visited July 2014
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Amazing views, fabulous food, excellent service!”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

You feel like you are in another era when you stop on the unique beautifully maintained Spring House property. We are foodies, and so The Spring House restaurant is our new favorite BI restaurant, for a fine quality meal. We went with a group of 11 and all of us were thrilled with the quality of the meal and the professional, courteous service. The indoor bar area looks beautiful and romantic as well, but we had children with us so did not go in to disturb the peace.

Visited July 2014
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Danbury, Connecticut
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice ambience but barely above average food!”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

The ambiance and service were great. Nothing beats the views from the Spring House. We ate in the dining room, though i liked the decor of the Tap room better. Wanted the dining room menu, though.

The food overall was good, except for my entree. Someone needs to remind the chef that there is supposed to be saffron in paella. I think he forgot and it was basically tasteless.

Drinks were great, and appreciated them replacing my girlfriend's drink when she didn't like what she ordered.

  • Visited July 2014
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