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Ranked #6 of 39 Restaurants in Hanover
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Winnetka, IL
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2014

The rustic played against elegant, sophisticated in the best way design is worth a visit just by itself. The food is equally outstanding. Recommend the tomato-fennel soup, in particular

Visited August 2014
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New England
Level 5 Contributor
98 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“GO. NOW. Amazing Food, Flawless Service, Best Cocktails GREAT VIBE!”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

My husband and I had dinner at Pine after strolling downtown and viewing the menus of the restaurants along Main St. While Canoe Club restaurant tempted us, we ultimately chose Pine. Besides, we were staying overnight in the Hanover Inn, so why not? The ambience is romantic and yet fun. A great mix of people -- from hipsters to seniors. You definitely need a reservation.
We shared an app of fresh gnocchi with fresh oeas, bacon, shsllots and pecorino cheese. To die for. The fresh bread and salted butter were offered and delivered promptly. Our cocktails...my husband is very fussy about his Manhattan, and was delighted with the one he got. I ordered the Smoke and Flowers cocktail, which csme rimmed with smoked salt. Heavenly. Is there any way i can get the recipe??
For our meals, we both ordered the bistro steak which was accompanied by jalapeño relish, yummy seasoned fries, and a Demi local baby greens salad...all beautifully presented. We ordered another round of drinks, and regretfully had to skip dessert because we were full. The communication among the hostess station and the service staff is spot-on. I had mentioned that we had a 7 pm appointment to the reservationist and when presenting the dessert menu, our server said " i understand you need to make a 7 pm appointment... But take a look and perhaps come by afterwards." We did, in fact, go back for a night cap at 10:30,,, the place was hopping! Put Pine on the top of your MUST GO THERE list....if it weren't a 2 hr drive from our home, we would be there often! Please....can i have that drink recipe??
Pine does intimate and cozy tables a deux, as well as long tables of friends with equal aplomb. Go. Now.

Visited August 2014
Thank lynnz22
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Ladies' at Lunch”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Lunch at the Pine was a perfect end to a very exciting and busy morning, Huge, fresh salads, crisp, warm rolls, soups and sandwiches and fabulous wait service. This is a wonderful restaurant with a full service bar. A must try.

Visited August 2014
Thank ReenL
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Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2014

My family and I dined here while visiting my son at Dartmouth. Great service, atmosphere and food. Try the scallops - delicious!

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Scfamily05
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
318 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
“Great Place to Try New Hampshire "Game"”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Located in the Hanover Inn. The restaurant is great. The menu is excellent and the wine list, though over priced, has diverse choice. 
We started with the octopus special that was very tasty. For our entree, we ordered the cumin rubbed venison ($32). The special was exquisite, with exotic flavors. The wine we chose was Yolupa from Australia ($40)
The service was fabulous. The bill, with appetizer, 2 entries and wine came to $135, not including tip. 
For the experience and taste, that's a bargain.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Mayoplan
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