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Looking for Breakfast/Lunch in beautiful settings

I love places with good food and beautiful/unique locations like Gibbert Hill in Groton or Pickety Place in Mason, NH. I especially like a farm or rural setting, too.
I am not including dinner in my request because I have little ones and well, we don't see past 7 pm very often but certainly willing to store some suggestions away for dinner.
I am from Worcester area but we travel all New England so glad to hear any suggestions.

(Crossposting to the other New England ones)

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  1. Is this for now or in general? Shelburne Farms is open from May-October outside Burlington, VT. One of the most beautiful places I've had breakfast - on the banks of Lake Champlain.

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    1. re: Bugsey34

      Now AND in general. I am making some vacation plans and, well, restaurants are as important as any attraction I go to! Thanks, I have popped in there to look around about 20 years ago and should put that on my list again! I do remember it as green and stunning.

      1. re: pronountrouble

        I have to take some time to think of some beautiful settings, but one diffferent outing that came to mind might be the wenham tea house for breakfast, lunch or tea with all the little tea sandwiches and pastries, and across the street is the wenham museum which is a childrens museum with model trains, old toys, dolls and whatever is the main exhibit that day.. There are also nice country roads and farms, eg Green Meadow farm in the immediate area. If you like an ocean view,eating at the tip of BearNeck in Rockport or on Bass Rocks at the Ocean View Inn are great ocean views.

    2. I would be interested in dinner options!

      1. In Bolton/ Harvard Area is the winery, gorgeous views, terrific brunch.

          1. I don't know if this specifically meets your criteria, but Cafe G at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is a lovely space with surprisingly sophisticated cuisine. That coupled with a vist to the museum makes for a pretty stunning lunch and afternoon.

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            1. re: UnclePH

              I ate at Cafe G a couple times this spring, and would not go out of my way to have lunch there. I think the MFA restaurants are better, and the setting and seating more comfortable.