Many travelers plan vacations to Bretton Woods, New Hampshire
for the skiing in the winter and the hiking in the summer. But there is also another reason to visit: restaurants. During a day of adventure, you're sure to work up quite the appetite. There are local restaurants - from pubs to fine dining - that will satisfy your every craving. Keep reading for suggestions on the best Bretton Woods dining.
1. Fabyans Station Restaurant
If you like your restaurants with a bit of historic character, Fabyans Station Restaurant is for you. This restaurant is an actual original railroad station that has been transformed into a modern space serving lunch and dinner. The family-friendly menu serves up everything from pub fare to salads and soups.
2. Top o' Quad Restaurant
For some travelers, the best Bretton Woods dining spots are those that offer a view. That's exactly what you'll find at Top o' Quad Restaurant, reached by taking a chair lift to the mountain summit. This is the perfect spot to have lunch while taking in the scenery. Top dishes include burgers, sandwiches, chowder, and more.
3. The Dining Room at Omni Mount Washington
If you're looking for a formal, upscale experience, reserve a table the Dining Room at Omni Mount Washington. Men are required to wear jackets at this white tablecloth restaurant featuring seasonal menus and live music.
4. Notchland Inn
If you were to ask a local about the best Bretton Woods dining, the answer is often Notchland Inn. Here you will find a memorable fine dining experience, consisting of a five-course tasting menu. The dining room also has great views of gardens and a pond.
5. Darby's Tavern
Some of the best local dining experiences aren't the upscale ones. When you're looking to grab a pizza with the family, take a seat in Darby's Tavern. This local favorite is located only a quarter mile from the slopes for those travelers that are hungry after a day of skiing.
6. The Nordic Cafe
Another family friendly spot for a quick meal is the Nordic Cafe. For the nights when you don't feel like taking advantage of the kitchen in your cozy cabin, there are great local favorites like the Nordic CafÃ© that will feed your family without breaking the bank.
7. Slopeside Restaurant and Lounge
When you're looking for a meal with a view right on the mountain, check out Slopeside Restaurant and Lounge. This restaurant is located in the renovated base lodge and provides a comfortable atmosphere for resting your muscles after a day of skiing.
8. Lucy Crawford's Food Court
At the end of a long day of skiing or hiking, you might need a quick pick-me-up. The place to find this is at Lucy Crawford's Food Court, a cafeteria-style dining option in the base lodge. Choose to grab something quick and eat it here in the food court or bring it home to enjoy in the comfort of your mountain vacation rental
Another dining option at the Omni Mount Washington is Stickney's, a pub and steakhouse. This spot serves lunch and dinner daily. Visitors especially love being able to enjoy their farm-to-table food right by the fireplace. Reservations aren't required for this informal spot.
10. Sunset Hill House
For the nights where you're looking for a gourmet meal, check out Sunset Hill House. This fine dining restaurant not only has beautiful mountain views, but the executive chef has been featured in a number of national food magazines, including Bon Appetit. Make your reservations in advance to avoid disappointment.
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