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Best Brunches in New Hampshire

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granitegirl Nov 28, 2012 10:46 AM

I am researching best brunches for publication in New Hampshire Magazine. One of my favorites was Michael Timothy's but he may only do that on special occasions now. I will probably not consider breakfast places unless the menu is really different than their everyday menu. Considering everything from Hotel Buffets to high end restaurants to quirky spots with something interesting to offer.
Thanks for helping me out with the Best Breakfasts last spring.

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    rizzo0904 RE: granitegirl Nov 28, 2012 05:39 PM

    I'm interested in following this as I rarely go to brunch.

    I would expect Bedford Village Inn and Wentworth by the Sea to have very good brunches, but I've never been.

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      ecwashere7 RE: rizzo0904 Dec 3, 2012 02:23 PM

      I too am interested in this, because I find this category to be seriously lacking in NH. Breakfast isn't much better. I feel like I can wake up hungover, scrounge through my fridge and pull together better food than what is available for brunch/breakfast in southern NH.

      This is definitely an untapped market. I usually go to Republic for brunch, but it is not much different than their breakfast (plus the additions of whatever is on the blackboard). It would be nice if they'd have a few more sweet options. Their savory ones are strong, though.

    2. mcel215 RE: granitegirl Dec 1, 2012 01:54 AM

      I've done Wentworth By The Sea and the food is excellent. I believe they have mismosas included, or at least a champagne cocktail.

      www.saffron215.blogspot.com

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        Kat RE: mcel215 Dec 3, 2012 02:39 PM

        Yes, went there this summer for brunch and the champagne was refilled twice. Brunch items were OK, but IMHO, not extraordinary. Dessert was weak.

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          Kat RE: mcel215 Dec 3, 2012 02:41 PM

          Yes, we were there this summer and our champagne glasses were refilled twice! iMHO, however, the food was just OK. Desserts were weak.

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          mainefama RE: granitegirl Dec 1, 2012 11:07 AM

          North Conway used to have some good Sunday buffets like the White Mountain Hotel and the Red Jacket. In Jackson there in the Red Fox Pub and the Eastern Slope Inn.

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            trufflehound RE: mainefama Dec 6, 2012 10:07 AM

            I haven't been to the Red Fox brunch in a couple years but the food was always plentiful and fresh, certainly not white tablecloth but an outstanding value.

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            mainefama RE: granitegirl Dec 1, 2012 11:11 AM

            Opps I meant the Eagle Mountain House not Eastern Slope Inn

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              pinehurst RE: mainefama Dec 1, 2012 11:40 AM

              Eagle Mountain House's brunch used to be excellent. Haven't been in a few years. I think they let their dining room manager go--he was a pro.

            2. whs RE: granitegirl Dec 9, 2012 06:45 PM

              Bedford Village inn, Wentworth by the Sea, Granite at Bicentennial Inn. It seems more of a hotel thing in NH. In New York City, it's a way of gently dumping a date you have no intenton of ever seeing again after a one night encounter, so there are many more options.

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                southie_chick RE: granitegirl Dec 10, 2012 06:34 PM

                Michael Timothy's only does brunch on "special occasions" now - & the next one they will be doing is an "end of the year" Sunday brunch on December 30.

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                  mainerinexile RE: granitegirl Dec 28, 2012 12:54 PM

                  In the Concord area, Granite Restaurant at the Bicentennial Inn (not a buffet); the Common Man has a buffet on Sundays (10-2?); and the Red Blazer also has a Sunday buffet. Granite is excellent, the others are OK.

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                    observor RE: granitegirl Jan 6, 2013 04:14 AM

                    On the seacoast the Old salt at Lamie's Tavern is incredible

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