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Top 10 New England by Patricia Harris

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Eating and Drinking Tips

1. Dining Hours

Dining hours vary, but these are fairly average: breakfast, 5:30–10am; lunch, 11:30am–2pm; tea, 4–6pm; dinner, 5:30–10pm (though a limited bar menu may be available until midnight). Many restaurants and inns serve Sunday (and sometimes also Saturday) brunch, from late morning till early afternoon.

2. Reservations

For the best restaurants, reserve two weeks in advance. For the rest, reservations made the same day usually suffice. In a pinch, call at dinner time to see if there are any cancellations. Reservations are not necessary at most casual restaurants – indeed, many refuse to make them.

3. Lunch Bargains

Many New England restaurants offer smaller portions of their dinner items at lunch time, with correspondingly ...

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