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Ariana's Restaurant

1322 NH Route 10, Orford, NH
603-353-4405
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Ranked #1 of 3 restaurants in Orford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
florida
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110 reviews 110 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

if a small country restaurant with high quality food sounds appealing, you'll likely enjoy ariana's. the food and ambiance reminded us a bit of those (rapidly-disappearing) family restaurants in the french countryside. the wait staff is young, genial and provides competent service. the food for the most part is very good, if not outstanding. portions are generous but not excessive.... More

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E Charleston, VT
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

We dined here for the first time, and what a treat. Service was very prompt and efficient. There is an extensive and excellent wine list. But it is the food that rules! This may be the best kept secret in the Upper Valley. Our meals were exquisite, and very nicely prepared. It is obvious that chef/owner Martin loves his art,... More

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We had experienced chef Martin Murphy,s cooking when he ran the kitchen at Stella's, another excellenet eatery in the area, some years ago. The food was outstanding. Then we heard lat summer that he had opened his own palce in Orford, NH. Ariana's. We finally tried it and it did not disappoint! If anything the food is better. The subtle... More

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Norwich, Vermont
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Ariana's is a chef owned fabulous restaurant. Chef Martin uses local products wherever possible. The menu is varied, creative, well balanced and attractively plated. There us a lovely selection of wines by the bottle and by the glass. We have eaten in many restaurants around the world and Ariana's ranks right along with the best, It is located on a... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our first visit to Ariana, with local friends who already knew it. Impressed by the menu, and by the staff who can tell you which farm up the road produced the pork, veal, etc. Because the effort at sourcing locally is serious, and because farming has been dying out in the area, some of the dishes are a little rough.... More

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

A delightful experience in every way - I could walk through the entire menu, and then start again. I even had an appetizer for dessert...

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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Ariana's is a must try restaurant small and intimate setting, the menu is to die for. Chef Martin took time to speak with all patrons, kitchen wide open but very quite.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

What a treat it was to experience this restaurant! Everything was excellent, the service, the food, and the atomsphere. We can"t wait to go again.

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Ithaca, NY
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Thank you, Trip Advisor, for leading us to Ariana's! This was a highlight of our recent journey to Vermont. We opted for a seat at the Chef's Counter overlooking the kitchen. The remainder of the small restaurant appeared rustic and cozy. The kitchen staff quietly bustled amid dimmed lighting. The chef was warm and gracious, taking well deserved pride in... More

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Fairlee, Vermont
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Chef Martin runs this place with a determination to keep people coming back for his delightfully prepared New American cuisine. Farmyard kitchen feel with a fun bar overlooking the kitchen, great service, thoughtful wine menu with suggested food pairings. But we have not been very pleased with the beef selections, so stick to fish and chicken and pasta dishes. You... More

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