Restaurants

The Friendly Toast

In Featured Restaurants By Diane Bair & Pamela Wright/Photos: Tony Scarpetta / January 2017

“The Toast” is a Portsmouth institution, a bold and boisterous hangout, known for its kitschy, funky decor, come-as-you-are, laid-back vibe, and unique, satisfying food. In 2013, when new owners Eric Goodwin and Scott Pulver took over, locals were wary. Would they change it too much, get rid of its wacky but beloved atmosphere?

Best of TASTE 2016

In Best of Taste By Alana Jeralds, Rob Levey, & Jessica Sacco, with Lisë Stern / November 2016

Of course the Seacoast is known for superb seafood. But we also have fantastic culinary options for all tastes, from farm-fresh produce to top-notch steaks, plus creative cocktail sand craft brews to wash down pizza, wings, and noodles. In 80-plus categories, you voted for your preferred dining and drinking great checklist of must-visit establishments.

Best of TASTE 2016 - Top 30 Restaurants

In Best of Taste By Taste of the Seacoast / November 2016

2016 Best of TASTE Top 30 RESTAURANTS, as voted by you!

The Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery

In Featured Restaurants By Jessica Sacco/Photography by Kindra Clineff / November 2016

It’s 3 p.m. on a Saturday afternoon at the Tuckaway in Raymond, New Hampshire. At this hour, one would expect there to be a period of down time before the dinner rush, but there’s still a wait for lunch. That’s normal for the tavern and butchery, though. Owner Paul Simbliaris and Executive Chef Bobby Marcotte know that on most days they’ll be working nonstop until 9 p.m.

Best of TASTE 2016 - Inexpensive Eats

In Best of Taste By Alana Jeralds, Rob Levey, & Jessica Sacco, with Lisë Stern / November 2016

Oregano Pizzeria & Ristorante

In Featured Restaurants By Jessica Sacco/Photography by Kindra Clineff / September 2016

Oregano Pizzeria and Ristorante is located in the heart of downtown Newburyport. But step inside, and the mix of delightful aromas make it easy to imagine you’re in Italy.

Plant Power

In Featured Restaurants By Kristyn Lak Miller / August 2016

Vegetables take center plate at Seacoast restaurants