You might not expect to find world-class dining in a small town like Waterville Valley--which is why you'll be pleasantly surprised by a couple of really wonderful restaurants.

 The Wild Coyote Grill, owned and operated by chef Sean Stout (a Johnson and Wales culinary school graduate) offers "creative American cuisine"--steaks, seafood and pasta, usually prepared in some interesting, creative manner. The menu changes to suit the season--heartier fare like stews, buffalo and venision during the winter, lighter items for the summer like Pad Thai and Mediterranean Salmon.  A few items are almost always on the menu--because patrons would protest if they weren't--like Sean's signature calimari appetizer. The views from the WIld Coyote are wonderful, as it looks out at the mountains surrounding Waterville Valley--window seats are sought after on the fourth of July for watching the fireworks over the town. 

 Located in the heart of Town Square is Diamond's Edge North, featuring fine, casual dining with stunning views of the valley and Corcoran's Pond.  Highlights include Cashew Chicken, Pasta Milano, and NY Sirloin in a port wine demi glace. There's also an extensive burger menu and a children's menu. The dining room can accomodate intimate groups as well as larger ones, and don't forget to check out the unique "Cheers" type bar--a favorite local hangout--which was made from the remains of an old church building.  Ski Magazine gave Diamond's Edge North its Editors Choice award for "Best Local Dining."