This convivial pub, brewery, and restaurant, located in a former mill building, takes its roots seriously. Owned by David Boynton and Josh Henry, two local residents, it’s named after the city of Dover, the seventh oldest non-indigenous settlement in America. The establishment also tries to hire locally, to re-use local supplies (the restaurant windows, wood accents, and bar top come from old Dover mill buildings), and support area farmers, using close-to-home ingredients for their farm-to-table dishes.
At The Black Birch in downtown Kittery, proprietors Gavin Beaudry, Benjamin Lord, and Jake Smith ensure the vibe of the restaurant supports their comfort food menu. “We want everyone’s experience to be the experience we want to have when we dine out,” Lord says, which turns out to be a community block party in restaurant form.
From deck dining to romantic getaways Ice cream to martinis, microbreweries to wineries, the Seacoast is the place to be for culinary excitement. We all have our favorite places to go for the best—coffee, lobster roll, steak, you name it. We asked you to get online and vote for the Seacoast places you prefer for supping and sipping. We tallied thousands of votes to determine the best in over 80 categories, from alfresco dining to wings, and much, much more. Several places are newly Number One, joined by old faves. You can sample the best of the Best at our Fourth annual Best of Taste Bash on November 22, 2014. A portion of all proceeds will go to the New Hampshire Food Bank. Hope to see you there! Many thanks to the chefs, restaurateurs, brewers, bakers, sommeliers, farmers, and other food professionals who have established so many superb culinary destinations and created such amazing tastes. It’s your hard work that makes the Seacoast such an exciting place to dine. And now—the Best of Taste 2014!
The Higgins family has operated a restaurant in Hampton since the 1980s, and for over a decade at its current location in a 1740 building. There’s a variety of traditional fare at The Old Salt Restaurant, with over 100 choices available any time of day— including an extensive gluten-free menu.
The old-world atmosphere fused with modern charm greets you as you step off the historic streets of Strawbery Banke and into one of Portsmouth's hottest dining destinations, Mombo Restaurant. Deeming their culinary delights as American Twisted, their unique take on American cuisine has earned them a frenzy of awards including Taste of the Seacoast Magazine's Best New Restaurant in their opening year of 2011, Top 10 Restaurants in 2012 and 2014, and Best Restaurant in 2013. We invite you to take a sneak peek as Chef Tom Perron gives us a glimpse into their success. A TASTE TV production in association with Anchor Line