The Grazing Room
Dinner: Wednesday-Saturday 4:00-8:00 pm seatings. Sunday 4:00-7:00 pm.


Transforming local ingredients into scrumptious global cuisine.

The Grazing Room is a 56-seat restaurant and Wine Lounge
with wonderful views of our gardens from the Garden Dining Room. The Henniker Dining Room features a wrap-around mural that depicts Henniker from an illustrated map that dates back to 1803. Artist Judy Dibble added some personal touches as our goats, dogs, and daughter for fun. The Henniker Dining Room can also be transformed into a private dining room for 10-26 guests.


The Grazing Room is driven by the availability from our own growing farm and roughly 35 farms in New Hampshire.
We change our menu often to keep in touch with the local availability and the season.

Our Chef's Menu (located bel0w) is offered Wednesday through Sunday
and features Chef Bruce Barnes' affinity and expertise in a wide range of global cuisine.



Consider a private stylized dinner event
in The Woods, by The Creek, in The Barn, or in The Meadow.


Dining Reservations are Required.


CHEF'S MENU

Wednesdays through Sunday
Updated on March 1, 2024.

*Saturday, March 23 - Japanese Blossom Celebration Dinner with Sake Pairings. $150 p.p.

GRAZE

Heirloom Squash & Cider Soup - $12
Roasted Pepitas

Lemongrass Chicken Noodle Soup - $14
Rice vermicelli, shiitake mushrooms, spinach, carrots, scallions, Thai basil

Winter Citrus & Beet Salad - $16
Avocado, beet, feta, winter citrus vinaigrette

Winter Panzanella Salad - $16
Tuscan kale, crisp butternut squash, oil-cured tomatoes,
walnuts, shaved apples, toasted hemp hearts and quinoa, sour cherry vinaigrette

Market Greens Salad – $12
cider vinaigrette

NIBBLE


House Country Biscuits & Maple Sea Salt Butter – $8 small, $12 large

Local Cheese & Charcuterie Plate - $32
Selection of local cheeses, cured meats, house-made pickles, grilled bread,
artisanal crackers, accoutrements such as fig paste, quince paste

Oysters on the Half Shell - $20 half dozen; $36 dozen
Free Range Virgins (NH), Egg Island (MA) - sour cherry mignonette, dill cocktail sauce

Smoked Cheddar, Bacon & Scallion Pierogi Platter - $18
Dill and chive sour cream, caramelized onions

Dim Sum - $24
Steamed pork buns (2), lemongrass rabbit pot sticker (4)
with sweet chili sauce, kimchi shrimp pajeon (pancake)

Maine Hollander Mussels & Razor Clams - $28
Local ale, leeks, fennel, smoked ham, grilled peasant bread

Tuscan Aperitivos - $34
Baked oysters oreganato (2); caponata crostini (2); ricotta with bottarga,
lemon and EVOO; prosciutto with melon and white balsamic, figs stuffed with goat cheese

FEAST

Roasted Chicken Breast in Citrus & Bay Leaves - 
Duck fat roasted fingerlings, crisp Brussels sprouts, carrots, and turnips - $40



Burgundy Braised Lamb Shank -
Whipped garlic potatoes, roasted winter vegetables - $44



 Black Angus Tenderloin - 
Balsamic cipollini confit, truffle butter, asparagus, baby carrots, malt vinegar fries - $46



Butternut Squash Ravioli - 
Broccoli rabe, Black Trumpet mushrooms, sage butter - $40



Pan-Seared Monkfish- 
Red curry broth, coconut rice, bok choy, bean sprouts - $42
- $42


Smoked Iberico Pork Ribs – 
Braised sweet potatoes, winter greens, roast garlic - $44



Seared Venison Loin in Rosemary & Juniper – 
Parsnip puree, roast carrots
- $44


Braised Rabbit with Torchio Pasta – 
Porcini mushroom ragu, truffle ricotta - $40


 

Indulge

Whoopie Pie Trio – $16
chocolate & peanut butter, pumpkin maple, lemon blueberry

Passion Fruit Tart & Winter Shortbread Cookie - $14
Passion fruit curd, fresh raspberries, chocolate shell

Baked Alaska - $16
Pineapple-coconut ice cream, brown butter cake, meringue

Sorbet Duo with Goat Shortbread Cookie - $12
Raspberry and Pomegranate sorbets

Dine & Stay Specials

Dining Destination Package – add $150 (not incl. tax and grat.) to your guestroom for a 3-course dinner and a glass of wine for two. (this savings deal must be booked when reserving your room)

Dine & Stay – Any diner inquiring for an available guestroom after 9:00 a.m. the same day of your dinner reservation — we'll  make a room available for you for just $129 (plus sales tax), and that includes a full breakfast the next day!

Wine Lounge

If dinner is not on your agenda, join us in the Wine Lounge by the fireplace or its front parlor for selections from our extensive wine and beverage list with tasty signature cocktails. The Wine Lounge also easily extends to the patio.

Wine Pairing & Appetizer Special for Two $100 per couple
  • A Flight of three exceptional wine pours (3 oz pours)
  • Farmer's Cheese & Charcuterie Board
  • Pick 1 additional appetizers, including soup and salad to share


HOURS of OPERATION

Seatings are available Wednesdays - Saturdays from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. 
The bar closes at 10:00 p.m.
Sundays we offer seatings from 4:00 -7:30 p.m.  The dining room closes at 9:30 p.m.

We also offer BREAKFAST to the public at $30 p.p. Sat and Sunday from 8:00-10:00 a.m. with RSVP.
We are closed for dinner on Mondays and Tuesdays except for private parties and some holidays.

History & Setting

Our chef brings a global flare to the freshest and finest foods sourced in New Hampshire and within no more than 150 miles from the Inn when possible. We are so fortunate that New Hampshire has such a diversity of outstanding farms, distilleries, vineyards, and fishermen.

We chose the name The Grazing Room because we want our guests to take time to appreciate the finest, freshest local ingredients brought to the table with our Chef's recognized culinary talents.  So, we hope you slowly enjoy every bite of our food and explore the menu by sharing across the table with your companions.  Our dining rooms have wide-planked flooring and provide an excellent view of our gardens and barns where you will surely see our four French Alpine goats grazing. The dining room tables were crafted locally by Gil Misiaszek from a 1740 barn (due by late April), to further connect diners to our environment. The Henniker Dining Room, decorated with a Rufus Porter-style mural by Judy Dibble, has removable panels that allow us to offer an ideal spot for your private wedding reception, meeting, retreat, or party. Both rooms showcase some of our original artwork of farm scenes.
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The Chef Proprietor

Meet our Chef Proprietor. Prior to leaving D.C. in 2015, Bruce R. Barnes was the senior executive Chef at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., a top account for his company Restaurant Associates where he oversaw daily food service for over 6,000 guests, including royalty and heads of state. Over 14 years, he earned top chef status at Restaurant Associates where he led accounts at renowned cultural institutions and top corporations in New York City and Washington, DC, and winning the "Chef of the Year" title in 2012. He has often been a guest chef at high-profile events, including D.C. Cultural Tourism's Embassy Chefs' Challenge; on "Good Morning America," he won the Polar Bear Chef's Challenge in 2003. In the 1990s, he owned the popular Harvest and Universal Grill restaurants in NYC's East Village. During Harvest's heyday, Velvet Underground leader and solo artist Lou Reed closed Harvest for private Thanksgiving dinners with his wife Laurie Anderson. Bruce gained his early culinary training from chefs in Provincetown, Mass., and NYC. He has regularly worked with food stylists and developed a cookbook for the Mitsitam Cafe at the National Museum of the American Indian.