dinner suggestions in Lyme NH area
Need a restaurant recommendation for dinner for 3 adults on Sat night in Lyme/Lebanon NH or Norwich VT areas. Jesse's Steak & Seafood was recommended but the on line reviews are very scattered and Carpenter & Main looks good but the tavern doesn't take reservations. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Well, Lyme itself is a tiny village. I believe both the Lyme Inn and Dowd's Country Inn have dining rooms, but I've never eaten there. There are many places to choose from in the Hanover/Lebanon area, depending on what you want. Hanover has the Canoe Club, which is on the expensive side, but offers live music and a very popular bar. There is also the Mai Thai for good Thai food,and the Orient for Chineese. Both are quite good, have nice decor, and moderately priced. There is also Molly's which is a pub/pizza college spot with some nice pasta dishes. In downtown Lebanon is the popular Three Tomatoes Trattoria, which offers very good and creative Italian food in a sleek, modern setting. Right across the courtyard from Three Tomatoes is the lively Salt Hill Pub, which has some nice pub type fare and often live music for dancing. Many of these places don't take reservations, but you can call ahead to get on the waiting list. Further afield, Simon Pierce in Quechee Vt is pricey but excellent.
Peyton Place in Orford. www.peytonplacerestaurant.com. My hands-down favorite in the area. You can do a search on the board for reviews. Absolutely get their homemade chorizo dumplings, and, well, anything. It's a great experience and you can be as extravagant or budget-minded as you want.