Featured Restaurants

The Country View Restaurant

In Featured Restaurants By Jessica Sacco/Photos: Kindra Clineff / February 2020

It’s breakfast meets lunch and vice versa when you dine at The Country View Restaurant. Open most of the week from early morning to midafternoon, this Greenland, New Hampshire, eatery serves up both the first and second meals of the day, often blending components of each into its entrees.

The Coop Rotisserie

In Featured Restaurants By Rob Levey/Photos: Kindra Clineff / January 2020

When you visit The Coop Rotisserie in Amesbury, you get more than a great meal, you get Chef-owner Elvis Jimenez-Chavez’s passion on a plate. You will also get his infectious smile.

Ember Wood Fired Grill

In Featured Restaurants By Rob Levey/Photos: Tony Scarpetta / November 2019

The two-level Ember Wood Fired Grill in downtown Dover, New Hampshire, is housed in a converted 19th-century fire station. Downstairs, the ambiance is warm and relaxed, complete with a fireplace. Upstairs the scene is more casual, with TVs, community seating, and a pool table.

Pastapalooza!

In Featured Restaurants By Diane Bair & Pamela Wright/Photos: Kindra Clineff / October 2019

Seacoast restaurants feature pasta in all its traditional and innovative glory

2 Home Cooks

In Featured Restaurants By Jessica Sacco/Photos: Kindra Clineff / August 2019

Helen Williams, owner and head chef of 2 Home Cooks, wants you to feel like family as soon as you enter her eatery. Housed in Dover’s Cocheco Park, the restaurant features a large wraparound bar that surrounds an open kitchen, giving customers a front-row view of the action, plus the ability to interact with the person making their meal. “We want to get to know the guests and be a little more personal,” Williams says. “Instead of walking into a restaurant, you’re walking into our home.”

The Paddle Inn

In Featured Restaurants By Rob Levey/Photos: Tony Scarpetta / July 2019

Opened in December, 2016, The Paddle Inn in downtown Newburyport operates with a “food, drink, sun, surf” theme—and it is working. “The response has been great,” says Co-owner and Executive Chef Suzi Maitland, an experienced restaurateur with Trina’s Starlite Lounge and Parlor Sports in Somerville, Massachusetts, among some of her other culinary business concerns.

The Tiller Restaurant

In Featured Restaurants By Diane Bair & Pamela Wright/Photos: Tony Scarpetta / May 2019

We would dine at The Tiller Restaurant just for the view. It’s stunning: crashing waves against granite cliffs and open ocean as far as the eye can see. This contemporary restaurant at the luxurious Cliff House resort in Cape Neddick, Maine, takes full advantage of its perch on rocky Bald Head Cliff. Gray-blue banquettes and wooden tables face a wall of windows overlooking the Atlantic; a fieldstone fireplace warms a corner. The good news is that Executive Chef Rick Shell also takes full advantage of the location, working closely with local farms, dairies, ranchers, and fishermen and women to create equally stunning dishes, with deep ties to New England culinary traditions.