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Suggestions for 50th Birthday Dinner in Central NH?

Thank you all for the wonderful suggestions!! I decided to make reservations at Hanover Street Chophouse for Saturday night -- it still being restaurant week and all. Very much looking forward to it!!!

Hanover Street Chophouse
149 Hanover St Ste 100, Manchester, NH 03101

Oct 17, 2011
Hampster in Northern New England

Suggestions for 50th Birthday Dinner in Central NH?


I live in Concord, but would be happy to travel to Portsmouth, Manchester, Nashua or places in between to celebrate my 50th birthday in a couple of weeks with a buddy of mine. Any suggestions? Am looking for yummy comfort-type food, a good lemon drop martini, and a festive atmosphere! :)

Thoughts I've had:

Cotton in Manchester (haven't been there since the early 2000's, so no idea what it's like now)

MT's Local Kitchen & Wine Bar in Nashua (never been)

Green Monkey or Black Trumpet in Portsmouth

Open to suggestions!


Green Monkey
86 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Oct 10, 2011
Hampster in Northern New England

Rochester & Concord, NH

Love The Granite, particularly like sitting at the bar. Also, have had wonderful meals at Old Europe on Main Street in Concord. Barley House is a perennial fave; pumpkin apple soup is great! Angelina's for Italian is very good. Hermanos is good for freshly made Mexican. Margaritas is good for Mexican in a fun atmosphere (excellent margaritas). Moritomos has fantastic sushi. The indian restaurant, House of India, on Pleasant Street, is also really good. Lots of choices.

Main Street Cafe
888 Main St, Westbrook, ME 04092

Pleasant Street Restaurant
82 Pleasant St, Claremont, NH 03743

House of India
6 Pleasant St, Concord, NH 03301

Barley House Restaurant
132 N Main St, Concord, NH 03301

Oct 08, 2011
Hampster in Northern New England

Adagio Trattoria or Fireworks in Brattleboro?

Thank you! As it turns out, it looks like Fireworks doesn't serve on Sundays. So, either we move our plans to Saturday so that we can eat at Fireworks, or keep them as is and eat at Adagio Trattoria. I'm going to call Adagio to ask them whether taking a three-year-old there makes sense. He's well-behaved, but he's a typically unpredictable toddler. :)

Adagio Trattoria or Fireworks in Brattleboro?

I live in Concord, NH; my folks live in Northampton, MA. We're meeting in WIlmington, VT to spend Mother's Day together. I want to take my mother out to dinner to a place that is relatively nice. It seems that most of the nice places in the Wilmington/West Dover area are closed until Memorial Day, so I'm thinking that we'll all head to Brattleboro for dinner. The catch is that I have a soon-to-be three year old so some of the more chi-chi places probably wouldn't work for us (e.g., Peter Havens, Thirty 9 Main). We went to Max's last year and really liked it, but I hear it's now closed. So, I'm debating between Adagio Trattoria and Fireworks. Thoughts? Other suggestions?