The Region’s Most Memorable Restaurants
Superstar dining experiences with unique character and flavor that truly set themselves apart.

"The fare at this casual and airy downtown spot beats anything else you’ll find in the area."


New England Travel and Life



"Despite its late-night menu, full bar, and proximity to the Dartmouth campus, this restaurant sees more med students and alumni than partying frat boys. Live entertainment—mostly jazz and folk musicians—enhances the fine dining experience seven nights a week, while a classic New England seasonal menu reveals a devotion to local products, from buffalo to Vermont cheese to free-range Gulf of Maine shrimp. Beloved by both early birds and after-hours diners are the wild P.E.I. mussels served with piled-high fries and garlic aioli."


Boston Magazine, “Best of New England”



"There’s no sign, they don’t advertise, and yet folks of all ages flock to this sprightly restaurant."


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"Gourmet dining combines with subtle jazz tones, folk, and cabaret music, never loud enough to interrupt a conversation but good enough for a guest to return and ask for a table closer to the musician on following visits.

The Upper Valley has responded with enthusiasm. The entrance way is crowded nearly every night of the week. At the Canoe Club, diners can feed both their bodies and their souls."


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"The irresistible chemistry of fresh food, a friendly bar and live music are drawing all kinds into the current at the Canoe Club. A welcoming gathering spot where the Appalachian Trail takes a turn toward the urbane."

Here in Hanover



"As the name implies, Canoe Club has the feel of a rustic lodge---but with a funky, hip twist. "        The Guide to the Good Life



"Service here also is very good, with a friendly and knowledgeable staff and a warm greeting at the door."


Our Gourmet, The Manchester Union Leader