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“Pine - The setting is as impressive as the menu”
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Ranked #5 of 39 Restaurants in Hanover
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Located in scenic Hanover NH, across from the Dartmouth Green, PINE is an American restaurant incorporating a farm-to-table philosophy, utilizing the bounty of ingredients available in and around New England. Created by acclaimed Chef-Restaurateur Michael Schlow, PINE features approachable, well-executed dishes that focus on local and sustainable New England products. The kitchen is run under the watchful eye of talented chef, Justin Dain.
Hanover, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
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“Pine - The setting is as impressive as the menu”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

The Pine is the new restaurant at the Hanover Inn, which is part of the recent $41 million dollar renovation by Dartmouth College. The Pine is a welcome addition to the Hanover area and the setting at Pine is as impressive as the menu. The restaurant is a mix of New England charm and contemporary style with its mélange of exposed wood and old barn board with a large, sleek black fireplace in the center of the dining room.

The lighting at Pine is low and the candles and fire place make the atmosphere warm and inviting. The restaurant overlooks the Hanover Green and the pained glass windows are lovely. At a recent visit with friends the restaurant was well attended, but not crowded, and the service was attentive without being intrusive. Our table was in the window and felt cozy and private.

The menu is outstanding and offers an impressive array of appetizers, with the most notable the fresh oysters on the half shell from Duxbury Bay, Massachusetts. The appetizer menu also includes some very nice salads. The arugula salad was fresh and lightly dressed and came with toasted pine nuts, kalamata olives, roasted red peppers and local goat cheese from Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery.

There is a variety of fine entrees to choose from at Pine, each one very unique. The grilled rib eye steak was cooked to perfection, fresh, tender and delicious and the spinach was delectable. The french fries were hot, light and crispy. The hamburgers are made with natural ground beef and are served with caramelized onions, Vermont cheddar cheese and chipotle. The swordfish was grilled, yet soft and tender, and came with a white bean and thyme puree, caponata, pistachios and currants. There are a number of fine wines to choose from to compliment each meal.

The dessert menu is small, but selective, and includes seasonal items such as Pumpkin Cheesecake and Apple Cider Creme Brulee. The S'more was amazing and came as a brownie with chocolate ice cream, graham cracker, toasted peanuts and meringue. There is a cheese plate offering the chef's choice of 3 local artisan cheeses. The dessert menu includes a variety of after dinner drinks.

The Pine incorporates a farm to table philosophy and the restaurant uses many local, fresh ingredients. The food is always wonderful. The Pine has become a favorite local place to dine and it can be a challenge to get a reservation on a weekend evening. Definitely call ahead to make a reservation. It is worth it.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Pamela C
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Trumbull, Connecticut
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2013

every single part of this meal was delicious. we were a large group and there was something for everyone. my three young children had their first kale caesar and they gobbled it up licking their plate clean. my salmon was superb and we lingered there over dessert near the fire enjoying our evening.

Visited November 2013
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Hanover, New Hampshire
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2013

The service started off shoddy when they first opened but they have stepped up their game 100%. I personally have never had bad service. Food is delicious and you can't go wrong. I'm slightly saddened, though, that they took their chocolate pnut butter bombe dessert off the menu. I noted on my reservation it was a birthday but made no mention of it when I arrived, and they still served dessert w/a candle. KUDOS!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank JBuginNH
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Concord, New Hampshire
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270 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Very nice menu and the quality of the food is outstanding. Delicous, well-prepared food, beautifully presented...I can't wait to go back!

Visited October 2013
Thank Holly V
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Birmingham, Alabama
2 reviews
“excellent in every detail”
Reviewed 13 October 2013

Upon arrival, we were warmly greeted and seated without delay. Our waiter was obviously experienced and knowledgeable of the fare and the extensive wine list. He helped us choose an excellent dry wine that complimented our halibut and scallop entrees. These were perfectly cooked and presented on beds of fresh and crisp vegetables, asparagus and sauteed spinach respectively. The scallops were complimented by a delicious sauce lightly seasoned with curry, new to me with scallops, and most enjoyable. The portions were just right and accommodated a sampling of several desserts that were creative, beautifully constructed, and comparable to the best I have tasted. I would readily recommend Pine at the Hanover Inn in Hanover NH for a memorable meal

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Thomas D
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