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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Big City cuisine in Littleton New Hampshire. You can take a picture in New Hampshire- sometime it just doesn’t do it justice. Same way with eating a fantastic meal by Chef Val and excellent service by Debbie. I could not praise the meal, the flavor,...the presentations enough. We had the chef’s tasting. Not to be missed. I never had rabbit and it was fantastic. Fantastic and unexpected. Saddest thing was not just the end of the meal, but that they had to turn away so many walk-ins while we were there. So in order to keep up the quality- we recommend you get reservations in advance. Enjoy!!!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 19, 2022 via mobile

Ate here this evening based on the reviews and was disappointed. I acknowledge that everyone has staffing issues these days, but it is a small dining room, and one hour after our reservation we still did not have our entree. The $13 Caesar salad was...very overpriced for the amount of salad you received. About 1 cup of greens. There was never any acknowledgement of how long it took to deliver our food. When we asked for bread in the beginning we were told they don’t give bread, but we could order bread with olives for $13. Really? I asked for bread when the meal came because of how long our food took and they brought it free of charge but never an apology for the wait. My wife ordered steak and it was good but way overpriced at $40 at this type of restaurant. I had the pork chop special and it was just ok. Not much flavor for a brined chop. When it was time for the bill, they place a device on the table and say “here you go.” It was hard to figure out and I had to wind up leaving cash for the tip. Overall a bad experience and we will not be back.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Val F, Owner at Tim-Bir Alley, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2022

We actually try very hard to serve our guests, We were at full occupancy. Some of our guests do not realize the time we put into servicing our guests. We have two servers servicing 30 guests so there is going to be a wait for...More

Reviewed June 24, 2022

Out of touch with consumerism. I ordered a salad for dinner and my husband had the gnocchi. Because I did not order an entree for dinner, we were charged $10 for sharing. When I politely questioned the rude owner/chef about this he basically said every...customer needs to order an entree. This seems excessive. I understand this is a small business, but I should not be penalized for ordering a salad.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Val F, Owner at Tim-Bir Alley, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2022

Actually this review is not correct. I politely explained to the guest that we are a small restaurant and we can not succeed if every two top or four just ordered 1 or two entrees everytime they sat down. We need to make a certain...More

Reviewed June 9, 2022

We were staying just one evening in Littleton and chose Tim-Bir Alley because of reviews and closeness to where we were staying. What a perfect choice! Honestly the food was absolutely fantastic. I had a steak cooked to the suggestion of the chef. My husband...had the pork chop special. When our food arrived the presentation was absolutely so professional. But....the food was outstanding. The dessert was a warm brownie with pistachio ice cream. The chef makes his own ice cream. Gosh, this was good! I must mention our waitperson, Debbie. She was very knowledgeable of the menu and answered all our inquiries. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are a tourist or if you are a local, you must have already enjoyed it. Go!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 20, 2022 via mobile

Due to covid, we somehow missed the opening of this restaurant. Tried it last week and was blown away. We both had the chef's choice 5 course meal with wine pairings. While my tastes are rather catholic, I usually don't like someone else picking my...food. I was pleasantly surprised. I liked everything. The wine pairings weren't what I would have picked, but they were quite good. All in all, everything was quite good and we had a wonderful time. The only reason I didn't give them an excellent was that they don't serve bread with the meal. They said that they were getting too many baskets back uneaten. Sorry, but a fine meal without good bread is sacralege.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Val F, Owner at Tim-Bir Alley, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2022

Thanks William for the review. I am glad you enjoyed everything. You should have gotten bread with your meal I am sorry about that. We will try harder for 5 stars next time, Thanks, Chef Val

Reviewed April 24, 2022

We were a group of four celebrating a couple of milestone birthdays. We couldn't have been happier. The food was extraordinary, and I admit a little unexpected for me in a small-er town. So much was homemade and handcrafted, from the appetizer to the bread...to the mains to the dessert, with little surprises (an outstanding amuse bouche) along the way. The flavors were bright, the quality of ingredients very high, and the craftsmanship perfect without being the least bit fussy or pretentious. And a real shoutout to the waitstaff-- attentive, informative, good-humored. We will go back.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Val F, Owner at Tim-Bir Alley, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2022

Thanks we are trying hard, Chef

Reviewed April 4, 2022 via mobile

My first evening at Tim Bir Alley - will return again and again. From the smoky pistachio pate to the amuse bouche, Parmesan-cradled Caesar to salmon atop farro, mussels and sun-dried tomato tapenade. Delicious flavors, gorgeously presented.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Val F, Owner at Tim-Bir Alley, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2022

Thanks we are trying hard

Reviewed March 27, 2022

My husband and I make it a point to eat at Tim-Bir Alley whenever we are in Littleton. Usually two or three times a year. The food has always been outstanding, We made reservations for last Wednesday. I'm not sure what changed but, something sure...did. We ordered a beet salad that was just OK. The rolls were not fresh and were something you would get at a local grocery store. I had the potato gnocchi which was very good, but the mushrooms that came with it were inedible. They were rubbery. My husband had the pork chop special which was tough and very fatty. The waitress never asked if everything was ok, so we never said a thing. So disappointed.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Val F, Owner at Tim-Bir Alley, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2022

We are sorry you left disappointed. We try very hard to make our guests happy. We do not put out any product we would not enjoy ourselves. The pork porterhouse chop has little fat on it if any . We believe the beet salad to...More

Reviewed March 17, 2022

My wife and I have been coming to Littleton for years and had never tried Tim-Bir Alley. We will not come back without eating here! The setting, service, drinks and food were amazing! If I could give 6 stars I would!! Amazing!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 13, 2022 via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere, Asparagus soup wonderful, Caesar salad great presentation and even more delicious. Great to have a chef cook us a wonderful Meal that I would or could not duplicate in my own kitchen💪🏻💪🏻

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 21, 2022

Meal was absolutely the best meal out we have had in a long time. Food was top notch, staff was very knowledgeable and eager

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 7, 2022 via mobile

What a great place! The food was delicious, generous portions, presented beautifully, served by the chef/owner, and came with a surprise treat. It's not the least expensive place but for what you get it's very reasonable. It's five star quality for not much over $100...including tip for the two of us without drinks.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed September 30, 2021

Our first visit to northern NH. It was Sunday and dinner was not on offer where we were staying, so we drove into nearby Littleton to scope out our choices. That's when we discovered Tim-Bir Alley would be open. It's one of the few places...open Sundays that serve food more upscale than burgers and pizza and we secured a reservation. We showed up at the appointed time, were seated and studied the small but interesting menu. We both started with Caesar salads, a most original presentation in a parmesan-flavored edible cup. There were no anchovies, though. The cup absorbs moisture from the dressing and is difficult to cut apart; I feared it would end up in my lap as I sawed away at it. But I managed. This was followed by salmon on a bed of couscous with spinach and micro-greens for me. I thought it was a tad overcooked and also a bit under-seasoned. My companion, on the other hand, was thrilled with his 2 luscious locally raised pork chips with a spiced pumpkin puree and cider sauce. It was a massive amount that he couldn't finish, so we skipped dessert. Service was friendly and thoughtful. We were happy to have found this place.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 27, 2021

Seems almost superfluous, given the quantity of excellent reviews, to add yet another; but since my last review 5 years ago, new owners have further improved what was then a excellent experience. The restaurant is small and it's reputation spreading, so reservations are almost a...necessity. Chef Val demonstrates his exceptional skill and creativity with every offering. From his personal rendition of a Caesar salad thru a appealing presentation of the main course, his work rivals Michelin-starred dining. As with any small, quality restaurant, the menu is limited but with sufficiennt variety to satisfy a wide variety of preferences. If you are vacationing in northern NH, or are fortunate enough to live there, this restaurant should be included in your plans. Bon Appétit!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 1, 2021

We never expected to find such a superb dining experience in the White Mountains, but then we ate at Tim-Bir Alley. The chef is amazing, using local ingredients and creating masterpieces. We had the chef's choice menu where he picked the items he thought were...the best that evening from the regular menu. We were not disappointed. We had a unique Hen-of-the-Woods mushroom soup that rivaled anything we've eaten in any restaurant on Earth. If you are a foodie and are within driving distance of Littleton, NH, you will regret not eating here.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Even the nicest restaurants in this area are casual. We are always more comfortable dressing up a bit more than jeans, but anything will do. Enjoy Tim-Bir Alley, it’s excellent!
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The dinner menu changes nightly. When we went there was fish, duck, steak, lamb and pasta for options. Val does not do the arrangements of different vegetables around the main course like Tim did. The food is just as... More
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5