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“Could have been allot better”
Review of Lyme Inn Tavern

Lyme Inn Tavern
Ranked #4 of 4 Restaurants in Lyme
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 11 January 2014

My wife and I were looking for a quick dinner out and decided to try the Lyme Inn. Upon arrival you could quickly tell someone had ordered the fish. Not an issue if your like fish but if you don't you can't escape the smell. We were quickly and professionally greeted and shown to a table for two that was tucked just inside the entrance. Not a bad seat but lots of foot traffic from the staff and pretty much anyone entering or leaving the restaurant. We ordered a few beers from a decent selection that were great. The owner told us about the menu and left us to make our selection. The menu has a good selection but tends to be on the higher end of price and fine dining. We ordered the fish and chips and a burger. After about 10 minutes some butter and rolls came out (2 rolls) that were so hard you could not cut into them. They were also SO hot you had to let them sit for a few minutes. When we were finally able to butter them they were almost inedible because they were so hard. After a short while the food came out. The burger was missing the cheese and the bun was burnt. The hand cut fries were very undercooked and lukewarm in the middle. The tomato and onion looked like an afterthought and the lettuce was wilted and limp. The burger was cooked as ordered but nothing special. The fish was ok but the fries were just as undercooked. The coleslaw that came with it was pretty good but the only thing that lived up to expectations. All of this said I don't know how some of the finer dining items may be but if your looking for a quick bite you should go to the other place in town. I know we will next time.

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Reviewed 3 September 2013

We've lived in Lyme for 40 years and have seen the comings and goings at the Lyme Inn through ups & downs and several owners & managers.

I'm very pleased to say that the current owner has finally found a great general manager, chef and food & beverage manager. The restaurant portion of the Inn is finally hitting its stride.

A few weeks ago we were invited to a friend's 90th birthday party and the food and service were both excellent!!!

I've also seen the new rooms and they're gorgeous.

It's great to have the Historic Inn back.

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Thank Harvey B
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

For a family reunion of over 20, the Inn outdid itself in providing excellent food and service at a reasonable price. The Inn itself has several rooms and a lovely old-looking restaurant. Slightly off the beaten path, but on the main road from Hanover. Highly recommended.

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Thank Hoberdiek
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

We're regular visitors and have consistently good dinners with friendly service. Last month, we invited 22 friends to a birthday party. Chef Armen Poghossian's superb meal, pastry chef Cindy Cameron's birthday cake, and manager Dan Wilson's planning contributed to a memorable celebration.

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Thank SueW946
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

Spent the night here @ the Inn, and made late reservations (we were stuck in traffic driving from NYC). Thankfully the kitchen and staff stayed open for us and we were grateful, because it was a fantastic dinner! Everything was great - I had the strip steak with spinach gratin (NOT low fat) and the wife had what I think was called Confetti Shrimp. The shrimp was amazing. We split it all.

Thank glegly
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