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Apr 29, 2008 02:37 PM

Dinner in or near Rindge, NH?

I'm looking for a decent restaurant near Franklin Pierce for dinner Friday night. Celiac friendly would be huge plus. What's out there chowhounds?

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  1. Aylmer's Grille on Main Street in Jaffrey is very nice and, if you call in advance, they may be able to accomodate your celiac companion's requirements. This is the link to their website containing menus:

    We also like Acqua Bistro in Peterborough. The link to their website containing menus:

    The Pearl in Peterborough is also nice. It's menu is mostly seafood/Asian-fusion.

    The Jaffrey Inn is also close by, but I have never eaten there and cannot specifically recommend it.

    There are also many more restaurants in Keene, NH, which is to the west of Rindge. If you have any specific questions, I'd be happy to try to answer them. Enjoy!

    5 Replies
    1. re: Tedmom

      I Acqua Bistro open on Tuesdays? I just heard they aren't. Also.. who has the better desserts, Acqua or Pearl Oyster? Thanks

      1. re: nhgator

        We usually go on the weekend, so I can't say I know for sure if Acqua is closed on Tuesdays. However, oer the website, the hours/days of operation at Acqua are:

        Monday: Closed
        Tuesday - Saturday: 4 PM to 10 PM
        Sunday: 11 AM to 10 PM

        I've never had dessert at Pearl, but can say I have never been disappointed with the desserts at Acqua.

      2. re: Tedmom

        Thanks for suggestions! We had planned to go to Acqua but circumstances changed and we found ourselves at Aylmer's. We had a very nice meal and because everything is cooked to order, my companion was able to have her entree without the flour dredge. The service was absolutely impeccable and the wine pairings were great.

        1. re: RI Swampyankee

          Great to know--it's been on the radar.

        2. re: Tedmom

          Yes, Aylmer's Grille "was" very nice. It is closed and the owner has bought and is running the Woodbound Inn in Rindge. Found a website for it, and we had planned to go there for Labor Day weekend. The restaurant is closed for renovation. We'll wait for our next trip to that area in December. Will post after we've been there.

        3. Lily's on the Pond is about as close to FPU you can get (my daughter is a sophomore there). The food is decent and the atmosphere is homey. I wouldn't travel a long distance to go there unless I was already heading toward Rindge, though.

          I don't believe that the restaurant mentions Celiac or gluten on the menu, so I can't help you out there, except that the Asian restaurants mentioned by another poster to your query might be better suited, although they are further away.