76 Pleasant Street Restaurant with potential for Inn Rooms
76 Pleasant Street Restaurant operates year round in the incredible 1896 Judge William Jones house, a grand Colonial Revival. It is located in the vibrant small town of Norway, Maine within walking distance of the historical downtown.
The elegant, comfortable and fire lit dining rooms are the perfect setting for their innovative cuisine. They combine the flavors of the local market with affordable menus reflecting the changing seasons. Their focus is on the simplicity of fine ingredients and thoughtful presentations.
With just 24 seats, the size is manageable for a couple just like the current owners operate. 76 Pleasant Street is the perfect venue for an evening out, private party or intimate wedding reception. The gorgeous barn was renovated in 2018 and is the perfect space for weddings and events.
From the minute you step into the elegant foyer with its dramatic chandelier, stunning original woodwork and curved staircase, you know this is something special. The architectural details are accented beautifully.
The original twin front parlors of the mansion are now a lovely sitting room with a fireplace to the left, and two intimate dining rooms with a fireplaces to the right, both with copper top tables and warm lighting. This is not just a restaurant, it’s a destination and experience for your night out.
The house has 3 suites on the second floor with ensuite baths and fireplaces and a third floor suite with a bedroom, sitting room and full bath, that would make perfect B&B guest rooms as the new ’76 Pleasant Street Inn and Restaurant’! The third floor could be the owner’s suite, leaving 3 very large second floor guest rooms.
Check out the STUNNING bath ‘room’ in the Master Suite complete with fireplace, soaking tub, glass and marble shower and double vanity!
Yankee Magazine Editor's Choice 2014 - BEST FINE DINING
“Bret and Amy Baker have meticulously renovated the 1896 Judge William Jones House, within walking distance of the historic downtown, into an elegant yet unpretentious 24-seat restaurant, with a seasonal menu drawn primarily from locally sourced foods.”
At a Glance
- Built in 1896
- 3.07 acres
- Elegant Colonial Revival architecture with beautiful original woodwork, hardwood floors and incredible architectural details
- 24 seat restaurant with copper top tables, 2 fireplaces
- lovely sitting room with fireplace
- 4 bedrooms, 4 baths plus 3 restrooms on the first floor (1 staff and 2 for restaurant patrons) all with fireplaces
- 8 fireplaces in total (6 are gas)
- spacious kitchen with commercial equipment, hood with fire suppression system and residential cabinetry and flooring which make for a very comfortable feel in keeping with the atmosphere
- Newly renovated (2018) 60 x 40′ post and beam barn with a 2nd story mezzanine
- town water and sewer
- 2020-21 real estate taxes $7,162
Norway is a small town in the Western Lakes and Mountains region of Maine, home to Lake Pennesseewassee, a recreation area. As an all-season location, there are year round activities such as hiking, biking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, dog sledding, boating, skiing, not to mention a growing number of shops, restaurants in the charming setting of downtown Norway.
Norway is 1 hour to Portland, 1 hour to North Conway, 1 hour 40 minutes to Mount Washington, 40 minutes to Sunday River in Bethel, 90 minutes to Kennebunkport and just under 2 hours to the Midcoast area. So it’s a great home base for exploring the White Mountains of New Hampshire or Western, Southern and Midcoast Maine.