***** (4 stars, based on 10 reviews)
128 Lee Road, Moultonborough, NH 03254
The Woodshed is an American restaurant in Moultonborough, NH, that Boston's Hidden Restaurants has not yet reviewed, but is considered a restaurant of interest by this Web site. Below is a section where our readers can give us their own reviews of The Woodshed.
Sample items on the menu at The Woodshed include roast half duck, hanger steak, and swordfish.
Cost: moderately expensive
Location: Lakes Region
One Reason to Go: rural farmhouse location
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*****JG from Cumberland says:
Simply the best experience in a restaurant
(Posted on 9/12/12)
*****Eric from Bloomington, CA, say:
Visited with family for my dad's 82nd birthday, and loved it! The prime rib was one of the best I've ever tasted, and the accompanying lobster was wonderfully succulent. On the other hand, the Caesar salad was, to be blunt, abysmal - I almost wonder if they gave me the wrong dressing. (Any Caesar salad where the anchovies are the solitary high point is a failed salad indeed.) Service was excellent - our server Jill was amazing! I live across the country, but look forward to returning to The Woodshed next time I'm in New Hampshire.
(Posted on 9/2/11)
*****MacDonalds from Moultonborough, NH, say:
We visit a few times a year. Went recently for our anniversary. Food was excellent.. waiter even better. His name is "Asa." Going back next week with friends!
(Posted on 2/18/11)
*****mt tello from Milton, MA, says:
Extremely consistent. We go to the Woodshed probably 2-3 times a year and it's always been very good. The hanger steak, the filet mignon, are consistently excellent. The fish can be overcooked, true. The desserts are always good. We return because of the quality and the nice atmosphere. Highly recommended.
(Posted on 10/11/10)
*****Kim from Milton, NH, and N. Andover, MA, says:
I agree that it is pricey and not as fabulous as they like to price themselves, but it is kind of the only game in town re: atmosphere and attempts at fine dining. The rustic decor is cool and the food is fine and even good - just not as high end as their price suggests. The flower pot bread was a gimmick and my drink was a fortune too. Good for an in-the-area romantic dinner but prohibitive for family dining.
(Posted on 11/23/09)
*****AGF from Belmont, NH, says:
This place has an excellent atmosphere, old style with post and beams. Romantic table settings and a nice quiet place to sit and have a romantic or even just a regular night out. The room and tables are positioned right so you are not stepping on the people at the next table and you can't even hear their conversation. You almost feel like your there alone. The food - spectacular. We both had the French Onion Soup, Salads, and the Seafood dinner. Very tender, great sauces and large portions. I would recommend this place to anyone. Only down side - a little pricy but the spectacular food, atmosphere and over the top service made up for it. Thanks for a great night out.
(Posted on 11/21/09)
*****Katie from North Conway, NH, says:
I've been living in the Mt. Washington Valley area for 5 years, but originate from the Boston area, so here's my take on the "Woodshed." Boring menu. Completely lacking in creativity. Beef and seafood dishes reflect 1970's - 1980's dinner fare, but 2009 prices (i.e. Baked schrod prepared like "your mum used to"...breadcrumbs, butter, and lemon coming with a hefty price tag of $21.00). Mind you, I was not impressed. Only one chicken and one vegetarian dish, and completely void of any pasta offering. The clams on the half shell were not fresh (after all, how could they be? where's the closet body of salt water to Moultonborough, NH?) The Woodshed offers an attractive atmosphere (love the old barn conversion), but that's about it. It's just another overpriced family style dining establishment, which is clearly cashing in on the fact that they are one of the VERY few restaurants in this region. I wouldn't even suggest going there for a cocktail, unless of course you don't mind paying $11.50 for a standard size martini (standard everywhere else that is, of course they call it a "swirler" which allows them to charge you about $3.00 more than you would pay anywhere else for this drink).
(Posted on 9/12/09)
*****Chris G. from Moultonborough, NH, says:
....I'm a local contractor in the area, and I have never had any pleasant dealings with [the owner]. Here's a hint: "Be nice to people on your way up because you meet them on your way down." I agree with Tom H, and I'll take my $100 elsewhere.
(Posted on 5/9/09)
*****Jim T. from Tamworth, NH, says:
We are local and go to the Woodshed 4-5 times per year.
Hands down the best prepared food within an hour's drive of the lake. I do not know if it's changed hands but I noticed it's only gotten better the last 2 years. The Hanger Steak is to die for.
Ask for it Pittsburgh style, charred outside, MR inside. Excellent. The best shrimp cocktail around, period. Great salads and desserts. If they have the white chocolate bread pudding, that's what you want. I live here, have nothing to do with the place, and all I ever hear up here from locals that go a lot is it's the best. So if you had a bad experience, that seems odd to me.
Quality and consistency seem to be there every time I go and you always know it's the freshest stuff around.
Great place. I do wish they would change the menu seasonally and be a little more creative with specials. More specials, please. Seems to always be seafood for the specials. Keep up the good work.
(Posted on 1/17/09)
*****Tom J. from Marshfield, MA, says:
Beautiful atmosphere in this wonderful old barn nestled down a country road. Now for the food...the homemade bread was served in a small clay flower pot. A pain to cut and taste like cardboard. My caesar salad lettuce was locally grown and too bitter to eat. The wonderful atlantic salmon was burnt at the stake and as dry as a desert. The ribs were ok and my daughter ate her hot dog. A $100.00 later we were very disappointed. Save yourself the trip and go have some Chester's Chicken at Murphy's Mobile, just around the corner.
(Posted on 9/13/08)
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