Restaurants

Playing Favorites

In Featured Restaurants By Diane Bair & Pamela Wright/ Feature Photos: Kindra Clineff Photography / February 2018

Portsmouth chefs reveal their personal menu preferences A LOT OF THOUGHT AND WORK goes into creating a restaurant menu. It must personify the restaurant’s philosophy and stay true to its mission. It should be varied enough to offer a little something for everyone. And, in the best of worlds, it reflects the creativity and inspiration of the chef at the helm. So, what are chefs looking forward to putting on their menus this season? We asked some of Portsmouth’s best chefs to reveal their favorite dishes. Here’s what’s cooking.

The Farm Bar & Grille

In Featured Restaurants By Diane Bair & Pamela Wright/Photos: Tony Scarpetta / February 2018

We crave warm, comfort food as the temperature drops: thick soups, slow-cooked meats, creamy carbs. Maybe it’s our instinct to bulk up to survive the cold weather. Or maybe it’s because it’s dark and miserable outside; we’re dressed in thick layers, and why not indulge? When we get the need, we head to the come-as-you-are, convivial Farm Bar & Grille. Kittery is the fourth location of this local chain, owned by brothers Brad Atkinson and Ryan Cox and their cousin Noah Goldstein. The Farm serves up heaping platters of cozy soul food—instant cures for whatever ails you.

Best of Taste 2017

In Best of Taste By Alana Jeralds, Rob Levey & Jessica Sacco, with Lisë Stern / January 2018

Micro breweries, seafood markets, craft distilleries,steakhouses, chocolatiers, and cheese shops—we have all kinds of culinary delights here on the Seacoast. We established over 80 categories, and asked you to tell us your favorites in each one. We tallied your votes, and the result is this guide to the Seacoast’s finest mouthwatering choices.

Best of Taste 2017 - Inexpensive Eats

In Best of Taste By Alana Jeralds, Rob Levey, & Jessica Sacco, with Lisë Stern / January 2018

Best of TASTE 2017 - Top 30 Restaurants

In Best of Taste By Alana Jeralds, Rob Levey & Jessica Sacco, with Lisë Stern / November 2017

2017 Best of TASTE Top 30 RESTAURANTS, as voted by you!

Tinos Kitchen & Bar

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

We’d been missing out. That was our thinking on our first visit to this upstairs, upscale Greek-inspired restaurant in Hampton, New Hampshire. The vibe was lively and contemporary, the service was warm and friendly, and the food was seriously good. Why hadn’t we been here before (and often)?

Green Elephant Vegetarian Bistro & Bar

In Featured Restaurants By Kristyn Lak Miller/Photos: Kindra Clineff / October 2017

By uniting favorite flavors from China, India, Malaysia, and Thailand, Green Elephant proves that great food knows no borders; and by serving a wholly vegetarian menu, it demonstrates how indulgence and gratification go hand in hand with health and compassion.