1 Market Street, Lyme, NH 03768 ••• 603.353.4405
In-House Dining Wednesday-Saturday ••• Seatings begin at 5pm
Take-out is available

We are open for in-house dining and we are offering take-out every night that we are open. For take-out we ask that you call the day  of before 2pm. Leave your name and number and we will return your call and take your order.  You may take a shot at last minute orders. If we are on the quiet side we will take a late order.

Thank you all so much for all of your support and understanding during this past year. My staff and I really appreciate all of you.

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturdays ONLY
To Order, call 603-353-4405
by 2pm the Day of
We will confirm orders
and pick up times by 3pm

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturdays ONLY
Call 603-353-4405 for reservations

NOTE: Please arrive at the time
of your reservations. With staffing
limitations it is difficult to manage
early and late arrivals. Thank you!

Ariana's Restaurant

at the Lyme Inn

Being on time maximizes your experience at Ariana’s.

When we set up our reservation book, we allow specific windows of time to seat patrons, take and process orders, pick up and deliver food to tables, deliver checks, process payments, and bus tables to prepare for the next patrons.  Being on time ensures that flow happens smoothly. The restrictions required to keep our community safe and staffing shortages which are impacting everyone all across the country, have made timing even more critical. Please help us to help you to have your best possible experience at Ariana’s by arriving at the time of your reservation.


Our Story

Welcome To Ariana's

Ariana’s Restaurant at The Lyme Inn is the new incarnation of Ariana’s Restaurant, offering the same menus in a different venue. This new endeavor is the culmination of some 40 years of culinary adventures. Our menu features our most popular items thru the years, with small changes to seasonal soups and salads.

Food & Wine with Family & Friends

Wines & Daily Desserts

A variety of dishes
for sharing

Entree offerings

Chef's Tasting Dinner!

Chef's choice pairing of food & wine

Our Hours

In-House Dining
Wednesday  - Saturday
Seatings begin at 5pm
Reservations are required.

Welcome to Ariana's

Our reality is we are very short of employees, a very sad situation for this industry with little sight of any improvement soon. What the Upper Valley needs is an influx of immigrant work force and affordable housing. A big challenge in itself.

  • We are open for in-house dining Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday only, seating starts at 5pm.
  • Reservations are necessary, we have limited available seating
  • We are filling up over a week in advance so please plan ahead
  • We are unable to answer a live phone call, so all calls will go into voice mail
  • We will return all messages within 24 hours
  • We cannot return any messages left after 3pm the day of. They will be returned first on the following day
  • For takeout, which is available every day we are open for in-house dining, call the day of, by 1pm, and we will return your call and get your order. Pick up will be between 5 and 6:15pm.
  • We continue to follow COVID guidelines, social distancing, sanitizing and mask wearing. We do not mandate mask wearing for our guests, the choice is yours, but all of our staff will wear masks in the dining rooms.
  • We will be more diligent in keeping our site current as we move forward with many unknowns ahead of us

I thank you all for your understanding and apologize for all of these issues. This is not the way a business should be run but these are not normal times. I plan on staying open as much as I can through this.

Bless you all for all of the support you give us. It is for you that we keep going.

Be well,

Chef Martin


Message from Chef Martin

Welcome to our restaurant. Our focus is on quality and variety in both our food and wine. I love wine and believe that wine is meant to be enjoyed with food. I look for quality and value in my wines. Offering a nice variety of wines from around the world, I like to ask my guests to try something new or ask us for a recommendation. Please enjoy our selection below. We are also working on a Cellar List which will feature some ‘big boys’. Be well and thank you so much for your support.

Please click here for our current listing.


Special Diets

All food can taste incredible with some thought and creativity. Ariana’s has always worked to accommodate special dietary needs. Our sauces are gluten free by default, as we create them by reduction, avoiding the need to thicken with flour. We regularly offer vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy free menu items. And, should you have a special need, simply call ahead and we will do what we can to adapt our cuisine to your needs.

Food Sources

At Ariana’s, we pride ourselves on using fresh, local, and sustainably raised products. We work with local farms for much of our product and, for items not locally available, use ethical suppliers a bit farther away. We do not source from factory farms. Our ultimate goal is to offer the best quality product, and local, sustainable, and ethically raised provides that.

Chef Martin on Cooking

See Chef Martin here on our Chef Martin on Cooking video page, or on YouTube on our YouTube channel. Chef shares tips and tricks and his approach on cooking.


What People are Saying


Corn chowder was amazing. My husband’s steak was perfection as was my Caribbean spiced snapper. I loved my jalapeño margarita. The entire staff was top notch and professional. The chef even came out (wearing a mask) and walked the tables to chat very briefly. It was a nice touch. We will most definitely return. Spectacular experience!!!

“Treat Yourself!”

I have to agree with a fellow reviewer who says that this is the best restaurant for miles around! The husband and I came here last month and ate out on the covered patio; we had one of the nicest "date nights" we've had in a while! Everyone was completely charming, from the young man who seated us to our wonderful server to the chef who came by to say hello. The food made me do the proverbial double-take. I am a HUGE foodie and have eaten at top restaurants all over the world, so I was delightfully surprised to find myself exclaiming to my husband, "This is real food, like chef-food, not just someone is in a kitchen food"!


Fabulous food, fabulous service and the cocktails are spot on. We were guests in the Lyme Inn and blissfully were able to get a last-minute table. So glad we did. Got to sit right in front of they fire and soak it all in. Delish! Highly recommend the truffled scallops and the halibut with mushrooms.... oh my yum. Oh, and the carrot cake is not to be overlooked either.