What’s Samuel’s Best Dish?

Our delicious menus have something for everyone to enjoy. We’re highlighting some of our most popular and beloved dishes with the help of our associates. We asked our team members to choose their favorite menu item to share with you!


Salmon at Samuel's AndoverHost Lisa Ruscio

Grilled Salmon

This dish features: Grilled Salmon topped with Basil Gremolata Butter and accompanied with grilled Asparagus and Jasmine Rice.



Hibiscus Martini at Samuel's AndoverSever Liz Declerc

Hibiscus Martini

This drink features Kettle One Vodka, house-made Hibiscus Simple Syrup, Orange Liquor, and freshly squeezed Lemon juice.



Lobster Crepes at Samuel's AndoverFood and Beverage Supervisor Jennifer Rotando

Maine Lobster and Wild Mushroom Crepes

This dish features: Crêpes filled with Wild Mushrooms and Lobster Meat, topped with a Shallot Sherry Truffle Cream sauce.



ny strip steak at Samuel's AndoverLine Cook Miles Brown

NY Strip Steak

This dish features: Grilled NY Strip Steak finished with Herb Compound Butter and accompanied with Onion Confit Mashed Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Onion.



Valentine’s Day Dinner in Andover, MA

Treat your special someone to a delicious dinner in Andover this Valentine’s Day. Our chef has created decadent and delicious dishes for you and your loved one to share a romantic experience together. Let us help you create memories that will last a lifetime.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling (978) 775-4910.


Valentine’s Day Dinner Specials at Samuel’s, Andover, MA

Special Dishes available Thursday, February 14th through Saturday, February 16th, 2019
Reservations required.


Lobster Bisque

Bistro Salad
Red Endive, Frisee, Candied Walnuts, Slices Pears, Gorgonzola Cheese, and Maple Vinaigrette


Crab Meat Stuffed Portobello
Lump Crab Stuffing, Citrus Hollandaise Sauce

Duck Confit & Fig Crêpe
Brandy and Pink Peppercorn Sauce


Grilled Petite Filet Mignon & Butter Poached Lobster Tail
Asparagus, Fingerling Potatoes and Sauce

Seafood Pot au Feu
Shrimp, Scallops, Lobster, Fennel, Seafood Stock and Pappardelle Pasta


White Chocolate Mousse
Strawberries and Whipped Cream


Cupid’s Kiss
Raspberry Vodka, Cointreau, Pineapple and Cranberry Juice, Lime Juice, and Champagne

Holiday 2018 Dinner Specials

Enjoy Holiday Dinner Specials at Our Andover Restaurant and Inn

Treat yourself to a delicious and decadent dinner for the holidays! Our dinner specials offer modern twists on classic dishes that you don’t always get to enjoy. To make reservations, please call us at 978-775-4910 or through OpenTable here.

Specials available from December 21st through 31st, 2018


Samuel’s at the Andover Inn
Holiday Dinner Specials Menu


Lollipop Lamb Chops
Seasonal Succotash and Mint Pesto

Baked Burrata
Roasted Grape Tomatoes, Garlic Basil Pesto, Extra Virgin Olive Oil,
and Herbed Crostini


Beef Wellington
Filet wrapped in Puff Pastry with a Duxelle Stuffing, Herbed Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Sautéed Winter Greens, Walnuts, Pomegranate Seeds and Green Peppercorn Sauce

Pan Seared Long Island Duck Breast
Pomegranate Glaze, Pecan Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus

Seared Sea Scallops
Saffron Lemon Butter, Brussels Sprout Gratin and Roasted Herb Fingerling Potatoes


Black Bottom Crème Brûlée
Shaved Belgium Chocolate and Whipped Cream

Chocolate Bomb
Raspberry Coulis and Whipped Cream

Samuel’s Seasonal Specialty Cocktails and Martinis

Seasonal cocktails have arrived in Andover! We’re taking advantage of all of the traditional flavors and ingredients that are available in the colder months in New England and adding a modern twist to create a unique and memorable menu. Try one of our new cocktails or martinis and let us know which one is your favorite.


Passion Plum Fizz
Stoli Vanilla Vodka, Passion Plum Simple, Lime
Individual Bottle of Champagne

Rosemary Citrus Mule
Absolut Citron, Rosemary Simple, Lime
Goslings Ginger Beer

Rye Fashion
Templeton Rye‏ Whiskey, Muddled Orange & Lemon, Orange Bitters
Simple Syrup, Ginger Ale

Champagne Honey Paloma
Milagro Silver, Grapefruit Juice, Honey, Lemon, Champagne

Caramel Apple
Housemade Caramel Vodka, Farm Stand Apple Cider

Earl Grey & Tonic
Bombay Sapphire, Cold Brew Earl Grey, Honey, Lemon, Tonic


French Pear
Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Pear Liqueur, Elderflower Liqueur, Champagne

Fig Manhattan
Bulleit Bourbon, Housemade Fig Syrup, Orange Bitters

Orange Pom
Kettle One Oranje, Pom Juice, Lemon Simple, Lime

Small Batch Sip
Berkshire Mountains Greylock Gin, Elderflower Liqueur, Lime, Sugar Rim

Cranberry Cosmo
Cranberry Vodka, Cointreau, Lime, White Cranberry Juice

Samuel’s Andover 2018 Thanksgiving Buffet

Enjoy Thanksgiving at Our Andover Restaurant and Inn

Enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday this year in Andover! We’ll take care of the menu planning, cooking, and cleaning so that you can spend time with your friends and family and cherish all that you are grateful for this year. Our annual Thanksgiving Buffet menu offers traditional classic holiday dishes with some updated New England favorites. Please call us to make your reservation at 978-775-4910.

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

Seating times

11:30am | 12:00pm | 1:30pm | 2:00pm | 3:30 pm | 4:00pm | 5:00pm


Samuel’s at the Andover Inn
Thanksgiving Buffet Menu


Traditional Shrimp Cocktail

Smoked Salmon
Dill Cream Sauce, Eggs, Capers, and Red Onions

Local Baby Greens
Roasted Beets, Goat Cheese, and Walnuts

Farm House Table
Local Meats, Cheese, Pickles, and Artisan Breads

Butternut Squash Bisque
Spiced Crème Fraîche


Baked Haddock
Lemon-Tarragon Aioli and Cracker-Crumbs

Sliced Roasted Breast of Free-Range Turkey
Giblet Gravy and Cranberry-Orange Relish

Carved Roasted Prime Rib of Beef
Cabernet Sauvignon Reduction

Spinach Tortellini
Truffle-Sage Cream Sauce


Roasted Dill Root Vegetables

Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

Cranberry-Apple Sage Cornbread Stuffing

Sweet Potato Purée with Maple Butter

Cheddar and Chive Mashed Potatoes


Pumpkin Pie with Cinnamon Whipped Butter

Caramelized Apple Crisp with Vanilla Crème

Rainbow of Sliced Fresh Fruit

Maple Bread Pudding

Chocolate Chambord Cake

Reservations are required for dinner and can be made by calling

Samuel’s Andover 2018 Mother’s Day Buffet

Enjoy Mother’s Day at our Andover Restaurant and Inn

Celebrate the mother in your life with a decadent buffet that everyone in your party will enjoy. Our chefs have created a special menu including all of the classical, well-loved spring dishes along with a few modern twists. Reservations are required. Our Mother’s Day Buffet offering details are below. Please call us anytime for additional information or to make your reservation at 978-775-4910.

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

Seating times

10:30am | 11:00am | 12:30pm | 1:00pm | 2:30 pm | 3:00pm


Samuel’s Andover 2018 Mother’s Day Buffet Menu


Belgian Waffle Station
Spinach and Artichoke Frittata
*Scrambled Eggs with Boursin Cheese and Chives
Applewood Smoked Bacon
Sausage Links
Home-Fried Potatoes Fresh Sliced Fruit
Assorted Muffins and Danish with Fruit Preserves
*Breakfast items will be replaced at 1:00pm with the following:
Spinach and Roasted Garlic Tortellini
Banana and Tea Breads


Carved Prime Rib of Beef with Au Jus and Horseradish Cream
Seared Salmon with Basil Beurre Blanc
Pineapple Glazed Ham
Roasted Chicken with Apple Brandy Sauce
Herbed Rubbed Pork Loin with Peach Chutney


Smoked Salmon with Traditional Condiments
Chilled Shrimp Display with Cocktail Sauce
Caesar Salad with House Made Croutons
Spring Greens with White Balsamic Vinaigrette
Red Quinoa Rice Pilaf
Assorted Cured Meats and Cheeses
Apple Cabbage Slaw
Tomato, Mozzarella, and Asparagus Salad, with Fresh Basil and Balsamic Vinaigrette
Spring Vegetable Medley
Asparagus Bisque
Whipped Potato Station


Assortment of Specialty Pies and Cakes to include…
Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler, Lemon Merengue, Apple and Red Velvet, Petit Fours and Chocolate Mousse

Reservations are required and can be made by calling

Samuel’s Andover 2018 Easter Buffet Menu

Enjoy Easter at our Andover Restaurant and Inn

Celebrate Easter this year in style. Samuel’s offers a wonderful Easter Buffet Menu with a perfect balance of traditional flavors and contemporary taste profiles. Reservations are required. Our Easter Dinner Buffet offering details are below. Please call us anytime for additional information or to make your reservation at 978-775-4910.

Seating times

10:30am | 11:00am | 12:30pm | 1:00pm | 2:30 pm | 3:00pm


Our Easter Buffet Menu


Belgian Waffle Station
Ham, Mushroom, Broccoli, and Swiss Cheese Frittata
*Scrambled Eggs with Herbed Boursin Cheese
Applewood Smoked Bacon
*Sausage Links
Home-Fried Potatoes Sliced Fruit
Assorted Breakfast Breads
*Breakfast items at 12:30pm with the following:
Pasta Primavera
Artisan Breads


Carved Prime Rib of Beef with Au Jus and Horseradish Crème
Roasted Leg of Lamb with Tarragon Mustard Gravy and Mint Sauce
Glazed Ham with Brown Sugar Pineapple Raisin Sauce
Braised Chicken with Honey Red Wine Thyme
Baked Seafood Stuffed Sole with Orange Beurre Blanc


Smoked Salmon
with Chopped Eggs, Red Onions, Capers, Tomatoes, Lemon,
Dill Cream, and Bagel Chips

Shrimp Cocktail with Cocktail Sauce and Lemons
Roasted Spring Vegetable Medley
Whipped Potato Station
Western Rice Pilaf
Maple Tarragon Glazed Carrots
Cucumber Feta Salad
Caesar Salad
Chilled Asparagus with Balsamic Glaze
Kale and Cabbage Slaw with Apples, Carrots, Cranberries and Sunflower Seeds
Red Bliss Potato Salad
Charcuterie and Assorted Cheeses
Sweet Green Pea Soup


Assorted Pastries and Petit Fours

Reservations are required and can be made by calling

Valentine’s Day Dinner Specials

Celebrate your love at Samuel’s this Valentine’s Day. Take some time out of your busy lives to relax and enjoy each other over drinks and dinner. Our Executive Chef is introducing some delicious and unique dishes to help impress your special someone.

Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (978) 775-4910.


Valentine’s Day Dinner Specials

Special Dishes available February 13th through February 17th, 2018


Spiced Red Wine Poached Pear
Burrata, Watercress, Truffle Honey, Rye Crisp


Grilled Lamb Lollipops
Bacon Apple Farro, Onion Marmalade, Garlic Sage Emulsion

Steak Tartare and Mushroom
Beef, Cornichon, Shallots, Tarragon Aioli, Quail Egg
Grilled Hen of the Woods Mushroom


Grilled N.Y. Sirloin
Roasted Heirloom Carrots, Pommes Fondant, Aged Cheddar and Porcini Cream

Seared Sea Scallops
Kohlrabi Slaw, Lobster Johnny Cake, Apple Cider Beurre Blanc


Red Berry Mascarpone Mousse Cake
With a Strawberry Gastrique

New Year’s Eve Dinner Specials

Ring in the New Year with Samuel’s at the Andover Inn.

Celebrate the ending of a great year and the beginning of another at Samuel’s in Andover. Our creative and decadent dinner specials are the perfect way to treat yourself and your loved ones for a special night. These delicious dinner specials are available December 31st during normal dinner hours. Reservations can be made by calling 978-775-4910. We look forward to serving you into 2018.


New Year’s Eve Dinner Specials

Special Dishes available December 31st


Baked Burrata
Creamy Burrata Cheese, Braised Tomato Ragu, Roasted Garlic, Herb Baguettes

Fried Oysters
Crispy Buttermilk Fried Oysters, Sweet Corn, and Tomato Salsa


Grilled T-Bone
Grilled T-Bone, Balsamic Onion Confit, Broccolini, Horseradish Whipped Potatoes

Hudson Valley Duck Breast
Pan Seared Duck Breast, Savory Carrot Cake, Brown Butter Pecans, Fig Jus

Bacon Crusted Cod and Butter Poached Lobster
Cream and Chive Poached Gold Potato, Sautéed Swiss Chard


Hot Buttered Rum Cheese Cake
Candied Pecan

Chocolate Trilogy
White and Dark Chocolate Mousse, Flourless Chocolate Cake, Fresh Berries

Getting to Know Chef Paul Dubuque

In the heart of the Phillips Academy campus lies the red brick Georgian façade of the Andover Inn. Within the distinguished white columns of the Andover Inn rests Samuel’s Restaurant. The Executive Chef of Samuel’s, Paul Dubuque, and his culinary team work tirelessly to provide an exciting array of seafood, steaks and signature dishes. Their skill and passion show through in every dish served at Samuel’s. Recently we got the chance to pick Chef Paul’s brain about the start of his career, his inspiration, and who he is outside of the kitchen!

What got you started in the culinary field?

Well, I didn’t want to take shop class when I was in middle school because I’m not handy with tools, so I took home economics instead. I quickly became the best cupcake decorator in the class, and [my career] started from there.

Where do you find your menu inspiration?

The menu at Samuels is seasonally inspired; so much of my inspiration comes from what’s fresh and in season. I also love to dine out to see what other chefs are doing.

Favorite foods to cook with?

I love cooking with anything fresh, sustainable, and local. I also love cooking with seafood and fresh vegetables.

Funniest kitchen incident?

(Laughing) Wow, do you know how long I’ve been doing this? I do remember one incident; I was working alone at the time, and a customer insisted a hair she found in her entrée must be from the Chef. She wouldn’t let it rest until I finally came out of the kitchen. Once she saw that I was bald, she quickly apologized and finished her entrée.

What do you do when you’re not in the kitchen?

I perform in a band, well two bands actually, Hal Holiday & the Tones and Dyer Holiday. I’m the lead singer, known as Hal Holiday. I also play harmonica and percussion. Sometimes customers will come in [to Samuels] and ask for Chef Hal, it really gets the servers confused.

Favorite song to sing?

The Letter, performed by Joe Crocker, originally written by the Box Tops.

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