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“A step above for country dining”

Peyton Place Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Orford
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Our Diverse Dining Experience Holds Value at All Occasions. If You Are Looking for a Romantic Dinner then Our Candlelit Rooms in the 1773 Tavern House Will Suit You Well. If You Are Looking For a Dining Experience that is More Social, Something to Be Shared Between Reunited Friends and Family Members, or Business Colleagues then Our Tall- Ceiling Dining Room Would Find You Well Satisfied! More Diversity Comes in the Kitchen, Where Chef James Makes Everything On Your Plate. The Chef Combines Cuisines from Around the World into a Fusion that makes Our Restaurant a Must Go. French Cuisines, Asian Cuisine, Vietnamese, Thai, Italian and American Menu Options Grace Our Farm to Table Menu From Season to Season.
Reviewed July 23, 2012

We live in Manhattan and ate at Peyton Place when we were in NH to retrieve our son from camp. We find that some country inns prepare food that is heavy and rich for our taste or simply a poor imitiation of styles that we find in the city. By contrast, Peyton place strikes a good balance of dishes that are not over spiced, sauced or designed but still original and delicious. There are several options for vegetarians, many local ingredients and some interesting international accents. There is a limited but interesting wine list with most bottles selling in the $30-40 range. Appetizers range from $6-11 and main courses are mostly around $18-25. The dining room is appealing and the service is mostly efficient and friendly. This is a family run enterprise.

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Reviewed April 22, 2012

If you look for something special in the area, then the Payton Place is just perfect. Baskets, mirrors, candle light and excellent food and service are fantastic surprises. Ideal for the romantic dinner or meeting with friends.

2  Thank Rahel K
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Reviewed January 9, 2012

The food is wonderful - well worth the somewhat high prices. Occasional complaints - muddy espresso, tiny ice cream, haughty attitude, hardly diminish the delight of such great food.

1  Thank VermontGrannie
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Reviewed December 26, 2011

I have been dining at Peyton Place for many years and have always had a wonderful experience! The food is extremely tasty and the atmosphere is unlike any other. The bread served at the beginning of the meal is baked fresh daily and every item is made from scratch. Also almost everything that you order off the menu will be locally grown and organic! It can't get much better. Chef Jim is truly a GENUIS! Why this place is not more busy I will never know. The prices are very affordable for the quality of the food. Everyone should go to this restaurant, it is truly a one of a kind experience! And for all the people who read these reviews: Completely ignore any negative reviews, what they are writing is a lie. Peyton Place is amazing!

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2  Thank jane s
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Reviewed December 18, 2011

I have now dined in this restaurant over 50 times... I am a former cook/chef...
HERES WHAT YOU GET: candle lit, romance, organic hand prepared exquisite quality food, subtle, bright, fresh, attractive, different and lovingly prepared.
Oysters yum! Chorizo duck dumplings wow ! Pistachio covered cod great and the list goes on. The drinks are amazing and served with care that you get exactly what you want.
Try the Margarita! " dive in! "

Value ! This has become one of the best priced resto's of the upper valley i'm always pleased with what I get. In all this time i've never ever had to send anything back....

SO LETS GET REAL ; each resto has a philosophy, Chef Jimmy Peyton is not going to sling some slop, he hand preps everything and care takes time... this is an evening out not a grab a dinner before a movie kind of place. Show some love and appreciation and you will get 100 fold back... DO NOT EXPECT FAST RUSHED SERVICE, EXPECT TRANQUIL BEAUTY, sip your drink and notice the mirror collection, the hand made baskets, the cutest little flame stove and myriad candle lit sparkles..

Heidi Peyton the co owner will guide you if you ask and its obvious her love and expression of cuisine and ambiance surrounds you.

TERRIFIC VALUE, VERY RELAXED PACE, EXQUISITE FOOD, THAT IS HEALTHY FOR YOU. OH, peek in the kitchen a kitchen so clean so hand washed every night you could pray on the floor....

in thousands of restos I have been to: california, new york, france, spain england this one is on my "precious list."...

dont go there to rush , go there to discover and breath.

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