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Plymouth & Lake Sts, 18 Main Street, Center Harbor, NH 03226
+1 603-253-8617
16:30 - 21:00
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Naples, Florida
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

What a wonderful dining experience. Beautiful restored historic home that hosted three US Presidents. Service and food was excellent. Table by a window with views of Lake Winnipesaukee.

Thank eagl2
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

We went here for dinner with an out of state family member who had seen it advertised and wanted to try it. This was our second visit. It is not my kind of place. I really want to like it as it is convenient to our summer place but I always leave disappointed. The menu is an odd assortment, tavern... More 

Thank alidaylily
George Town, Grand Cayman
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175 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

With some friends we enjoyed a relaxing light supper on the patio. The wine list and wines were well chosen and many were available by the glass. The fish tacos received rave reviews by highly experienced fish taco gourmets. We had a appetizer tray of cold meats and cheeses that was varied and fun. The waitstaff deserves special recognition as... More 

Thank vrrooom
Berkeley, California
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197 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015

My family and I (2 granddaughters age 15 and 13) ate dinner at Lavinia's a couple of nights ago. The restaurant is in an historic mansion, and one of the dining rooms has wallpaper that was handpainted in France for the original owners. We especially enjoyed the delicious flat bread (there is a standard one and also a "flat bread... More 

Thank nevertooold53
boston mass
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

We've tried almost all the restaurants in Center Harbor and Moultonborough and surroundings but for some reason we'd not tried this one. It was great. The food was delicious and the selection while on the small side had plenty of choices that we'd have been happy with. The service was especially excellent!

1 Thank pitosalas
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Wonderful colonial building houses Lavinia's Don't miss the special room. Also great casual dining and pub/bar. Good food and drinks.

Thank LovesNH
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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101 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

had supper here w/ 2 friends. we all enjoyed our meals. we sat in a "living room" i think, the place is a house w/ various rooms used for dining.

Thank marybeth02140
1 review
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

This place is so great! From the outside it looks like a bed and breakfast but the dinning room is beautiful and the bar is small but provides an excellent atmosphere! The food is all prepared from scratch they even grow some of their own ingredients outside! They get very busy so reservations are recommended, but it is also a... More 

Thank Ashley M
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 August 2015

We went to Laviania's for the first time. The menu was not extensive but the food was excellent. The drinks were very good, as well. The atmosphere was lovely, very historical. The wait staff was excellent.

1 Thank pennyn121
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

The location is lovely, well decorated but not pretentious. Great food but in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. No need to dress up. Good wine list. Not a lot of menu choices but each thing is well made. Hangar steak was perfect, mussels were deliciously garlicky. All this comes at a price, it's not cheap but good value for the quality.... More 

1 Thank Mary H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plymouth & Lake Sts, 18 Main Street, Center Harbor, NH 03226
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Center Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 603-253-8617

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?