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Permanently Closed - Lavinia's

394 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Lavinia"s is a full service dinner restaurant, located in the heart of New Hampshires Lakes Region. Lavinia's serves a variety of dinner items ranging from casual pub fare like Burgers and Fish Tacos to high end entrees like Pan Seared Filet Mignon and Lobster Alfredo. Chef Brendan utilizes fresh local farm raised proteins, daily house made pasta, and creativity to deliver a great seasonal menu to satisfy all. Save room for our delicious in house made desserts! Our newly renovated pub is an excellent place to enjoy casual dinner during the week, and our private seating in the cupola may be reserved for special occasions. We look forward to seeing you soon at Lavinia's!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday through Sunday 4:00 PM to Close

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Phone number
(603) 253-8617
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brendan McGuff
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Private party facilities
We welcome private parties ranging in size from 15 to 100 people. We have separate dining rooms that can can accommodate different sized groups and functions.
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Private party contact
Brendan McGuff: (603) 253-8617
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We offer on-site catering/functions and specialize in business events/functions, cocktail parties, rehearsal dinners, and private parties. Please call us directly, or visit our website for information about catering. Our restaurant is always available for breakfast, lunch, or brunch functions.
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Cross street
Lake Street
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Parking details
Ample parking is available along side our restaurant, and in the rear of the building. Also, guests may park at the Senters Marketplace parking lot, where E.M. Heaths Supermarket is located. Additionally, boat parking is available at the Center Harbor Public Docks, a 3 minute walk from Lavinia's.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

Our experience was great. Love the atmosphere and the food was very good!

TomandP (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

We love lavinias and try to go every time we are in NH. We love the food and ambiance. Its a nice place to go for couples to quietly chat. It has a tavern that is busier if one prefers that. I love that it was once on the underground railroad.

Caca (New England)
4.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent evening out. Got seated right away at reservation time in nice room that we could actually hear each other talk. Great food with lots of interesting choices. Only downside was they were out of Chardonnay by the glass at 6:45pm on a Saturday evening.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on September 28, 2017

Meals were delicious. Food very fresh. Waiter was phenomenal!!! (Sorry, I've forgotten his name, but there couldn't be any better service. He was the best.) Will definitely recommend to others and will look forward to returning on occasions.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

Dinner was delicious, our Server was knowledge and very kind. Ambience was wonderful. I will definitely be back!

DCurrier (New England)
5.0  Dined on September 14, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised. Yelp said it was a relaxed dining experience. I would say it's a bit more upscale than advertised. The atmosphere is quiet and subdued. The menu is on the eclectic side. We tried the prime rib sandwich, the Brussel sprouts, the pulled pork sandwich and the mussels. All exceeded our expectations. Many of the menu items are spicier than normal-jalapeño, but very good. Our server was knowledgeable and pleasant. We had a very nice experience

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on September 7, 2017

We recently had dinner here and our salads and entrees were prepared with fresh local ingredients and were delicious. The scallops with zucchini noodles and the lobster and mushroom risotto were both excellent dishes. We will definitely return and have already recommended Lavinia's to several of our friends.

Foodie4hire (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on August 29, 2017

This place was super delicious! The small plates were great munchies as well as the seared scallops and caramelized onions fantastic. We will certainly be repeat offenders.

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
3.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

Menu is very limited. Very little seafood choice. Prime rib sandwich greasy, found difficulty in ordering.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

We have eaten there several times. We always enjoy the food. We were seated outside and service was extremely slow. They were nice but it was slow and multiple people were servicing the table. Also, I called up at 4:30pm and let them know it was our son's 30 birthday and we wanted to them to bring over a piece of cake. They told us our options and we picked out Chocolate Truffle and that they would handle it all, however, our meal ended and they brought out the check, no cake.