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Plymouth & Lake Sts, 18 Main Street, Center Harbor, NH 03226
+1 603-253-8617
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Plymouth & Lake Sts, 18 Main Street, Center Harbor, NH 03226
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Meal was good but the restaurant seemed more concerned with maximizing profit. Stick with items off the menu and avoid buffets or special dinners, their pricing is not transparent.

Thank Googy2002
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a cozy little dinner with excellent food and some unique history, dine here! Great service. We ate upstairs with an amazing view of the lake. Peaceful and quiet. If you are looking for more of an exciting vibe, ask to be seated...More

Thank Tara G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to Lavinia's was a pleasant surprise! The setting is an older Colonial house where each room offered its own ambience. We sat in the cozy lounge where the bartender was engaging and couples enjoyed a bottle of wine or a martini at the...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the food! Great steak frites and delicious fries!! Quick service, clean and in the middle of town!

Thank Bonnie R
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This place is a find... about ten minutes from Meredith. Great pub atmosphere and had some separate dining rooms, and a cupola with a view of the big lake you can book. Great menu, scallops are probably one of my favorite... the food is all...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We went in the snow and the building is absolutely gorgeous with the lights strung up outside. The building has been well restored and decorated, creating an intimate and inviting dining environment. Food is excellent. Although we were there at night you can tell that...More

Thank Sophia P
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Ok. When we come up to the Lakes Region we typically eat at Canoe in Center Harbor and we love it there. We went to Lavinia's because the Inn we stayed at included a $50 gift card for dinner at Lavinia's. $25 for Chicken Parmesan...More

1  Thank lynnz22
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The evening started out oddly when nobody greeted us at the door and we waited a few minutes for the hostess to show up at the podium. The problem appeared to be that a server did double duty as hostess. After being seated right next...More

1  Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 13 February 2017

How could we not enjoy ourselves on a lovely July early evening, sipping martinis and eating house made potato chips. This spot was lovely, allowing us a view to the harbor and we had a wonderfully pleasant server who had to go in and out...More

Thank Grace_K102
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Valentines weekend. Table for two at top of stairs in window seat overlooking Mt Washington at dock, lighted at night. So special. Great food, lovely waitress. Wine, dessert. One of the best dining experiences my husband and I have enjoyed in 17 years together.

Thank myhighlandpup
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 35
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plymouth & Lake Sts, 18 Main Street, Center Harbor, NH 03226
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Center Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 603-253-8617
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