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Ariana's Restaurant

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1322 Nh Route 10, Orford, NH 03777-4136
+1 603-353-4405
17:00 - 21:00
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

My husband and I have now dined at Ariana's several times; in fact, it has become our choice for celebrating special occasions. The menu is varied and creative, much is locally sourced, service is outstanding, and the pace of the meal is always just right. The dining room is small, as others have mentioned, and reservations are highly recommended. The... More 

Thank roeburn
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Ordered only salads and appetizers. All were excellent. Vegetarian Onion soup was outstanding!! Too full to try the try the vegetarian main courses,but they looked vicy nice as well. We will go back!!

Thank Mark G
Hanover, New Hampshire
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134 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The best in the area -- so very nice sitting at the little bar area so we could watch the chef and cooks. Excellent food, worth the drive.

Thank Trekandmore
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is a great restaurant gem in the middle of nowhere! It's probably 15 to 20 minutes from Hanover, NH, but well worth the drive. Although we tend to go there for special occasions, that's only because we live 40 minutes away. The food is excellent, Chef Martin uses many locally-sourced meats, cheese and produce. The service is as good... More 

Thank Kim S
Albany, New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

There are only a couple places I can count on to be consistent and incredible, and Ariana's is one of them. The food is always incredible along with a chef who cares about every detail on every plate and an amazing wine selection to boot why go anywhere else?

Thank FoodDoctorNY21
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Our dinner last evening was a birthday celebration gift from my brother, the idea was to find a restaurant none of us had been to before and what an awesome surprise to find Ariana's only 40 minutes from home...wish we knew and now that we do, we will be regular's !!! The atmosphere is quaint and comfortable, the folks are... More 

Thank Paul B
New Hampshire
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Every meal we have had at Ariana's has been superb. It is one of the finest restaurants in the Upper Valley. Orford is fortunate to have such wonderful options in such a beautiful part of the valley.

Thank NewHampshireMay
Newbury, Vermont
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

The food here is wonderful but it's noisy from a conversing perspective. The service was excellent and the adjunct store I would love to have explored more.

Thank Derry G
East Calais, Vermont
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Yum! Duck confit with mashed potatoes- pure heaven! very good sautéed escargots like nothing I'd ever had before. Wonderful chocolate cake! All this with wonderful service in a small and charming dining room. And we also had a Guinea hen running around outside! You need to make a reservation because it is small,popular,and fills up quickly.

Thank Edith S
Charlestown, New Hampshire
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This is truly a gem. Staff never fail to make this an experience. It is truly an open kitchen, they aren't hiding anything. If you are lucky enough to get one of the 4 stools overlooking the kitchen, you will be amazed. Don't get to Orford very often but when I do, this is a place for an outstanding fresh,... More 

Thank Richard C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1322 Nh Route 10, Orford, NH 03777-4136
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  White Mountains  >  Orford
  • Phone Number: +1 603-353-4405
Our goal at Ariana's is to offer a range of menu choices reflecting the many different palates and we feel there is something on our menu for most people. Our menu focuses on seasonal, quality and local (as much as possible during the different seasons) ingredients.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?