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Peyton Place Restaurant

454 Route 10, Dartmouth College Highway, Orford, NH 03777
+1 603-353-9100
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible16%
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CUISINES
American, French, Mexican
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
454 Route 10, Dartmouth College Highway, Orford, NH 03777
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Upper Valley has a lot of great places to eat, if you have just one place you need to go, it is Peyton Place. A very unassuming old farmhouse turned restaurant with a warm greeting by the host and a modest bar. The tables...More

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the food is delicous, it's a little less "full" of the good stuff that it used to have. Lobster salad has a little less lobster, the soup, a little less seafood, and the plates a little smaller. But the desserts still wow, unbelieveable. You...More

Thank kyswal
Reviewed 29 April 2017

My husband and I are foodies from Boston and stumbled on Peyton's Place thirteen years ago just before moving to the Upper Valley. It is hands down our favorite place to go for dinner. Mind you, you can't be in a rush. Like in Italy,...More

1  Thank Sarah H
Peyton P, Public Relations Manager at Peyton Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Dining here is an experience. Everything is made to order by Chef/Owner and if in season, grown by him as well.

Thank Theresa M
Peyton P, Public Relations Manager at Peyton Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

We have dined at Peyton Place since before it moved from Bradford to Orford. It is always excellent. For a wonderful and leisurely dinner the little town of Orford offers up amazing possibilities.

Thank NewHampshireMay
Peyton P, Public Relations Manager at Peyton Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

At very short notice we decided to eat at Peyton Place while staying in the area. The ambience is lovely, such an old historic building. We were well looked after by our waitress. We had an appetiser & entree each and were delighted with all...More

Thank On_the_Road_Again150
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

The best things about Peyton Place are the things others criticize in the negative reviews. Heidi Peyton and her husband chef, Jim, are outstanding -- real pros. If you want quick, swift, commercial, big portions, and obsequious service, then don't go. If you want a...More

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Peyton P, Public Relations Manager at Peyton Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

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Reviewed 1 August 2016

Went here for dinner and had a wonderful meal everything was cooked perfectly service is not very fast but that's ok it was a joy

Thank Nick159
Peyton P, Public Relations Manager at Peyton Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Fabulous fresh farm to table cuisine. Exquisitely prepared graciously served and a menu to suit all tastes. If weather permits ask to sit outside. We have been here twice in 5 days and can't wait to come back.

1  Thank Fussyfaboutfood
Peyton P, Public Relations Manager at Peyton Place Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

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Reviewed 14 July 2016

The food quality was 5 star. The 1700s house provided good atmosphere. It had a welcoming vibe. The thing that ruined it for me was that for dinner, after a bowl of cherry soup, and a chicken entree, I went home and had something to...More

2  Thank spill_beans
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 454 Route 10, Dartmouth College Highway, Orford, NH 03777
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  White Mountains  >  Orford
  • Phone Number: +1 603-353-9100
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Description
At Peyton Place, we make the food we want to eat, and what we want to eat is fresh, consciously prepared, and delicious.
We believe in a conscious dining experience from the ground up. To us, this has always meant not only being conscious of where our food comes from and having the best organic ingredients but also being conscious of how the food is prepared and the atmosphere in which it is served.
True consciousness means taking pride and responsibility in everything you do. Everything in your dining experience at Peyton Place, from our delicious rolls, to our chorizo and hand, rolled pasta are house made, and every ingredient passes through Chef James’s hands.
The culinary arts are one of the oldest and most significant forms of engineering, and Chef James truly is an engineer when it comes to presenting his food in a way that is clean, easy to eat, delicious, and above all consciously prepared.

Chef James Peyton and Hostess Heidi Peyton have spent 24 years now honing their vision for Peyton Place and have each developed a unique style. James and Heidi Peyton met in 1990 and founded Peyton Place in 1993.
Chef James has spent 32 years in the culinary industry and 24 of those years he has spent perfecting his own style. Much of the reason James was inspired to pursue his own vision was his disappointment with what he had seen in the culinary world before founding Peyton Place. The cleanliness and precision that he so cared about were not a reality in the hotels and restaurants he had worked in around the country.
Conscious Food, to us, means being aware of the entire process in your dining experience. Many of our ingredients are grown directly from the 1-acre garden behind our restaurant, but we are still not where we want to be.
Our goal is to become even more self-sustaining and truly complete our initiative on conscious food by growing all of our own produce. The name of our budding farm is Sunday Mountain Valley Farms and you can find it on Instagram and Facebook, as well as on this site.
Apart from the food itself, Peyton Place offers a beautiful and engaging front of the house. The 1773 Tavern House, complete with patio and dining rooms is only complimented by Heidi’s decorative tableware. At each table, candles are intimately set and mirrors hang on the walls, reflecting happy faces!
Hostess Heidi Peyton has also been establishing her own unique style of service for the past 24 years. She is ever present in the dining room with her classic chalkboard menus. Over 24 years she has practiced descriptive and enlivening orations of each item.
In bringing the entire table around one menu and opening doors for deeper conversation about how the food is made, she encourages a different type of social dining atmosphere. She wants customers to engage fully both with each other and with every part of the Peyton Place dining experience.
Our belief in Conscious Food manifests in the three pillars of Local Produce, Superior Preparation, and Social Dining. These pillars are what allow us to create the authentic and unique gourmet style that is Peyton Place Restaurant.
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