Bar One » Milford
They’ve got the gastropub concept down pat — good food in a pleasing environment with plenty of Edison bulbs. The drink list is interesting, including a smoked blackberry and sage margarita. Not to mention that the bloody mary looks like a meal in a glass. Flatbreads are grilled and topped with everything from mac and cheese with charred scallion oil ($12) to pulled pork and fig jam (on the Lucky Duck, $14). Items on the First Bites list are just the right size to set off a few local draft beers. Dish Not to Miss: Duck confit poutine ($10) has the right curds and tasty gravy. Dinner only Wednesday through Saturday, plus Sunday service 12 to 5 p.m. 40 Nashua St. (603) 249-5327; Facebook Asian pork sliders at Bar One in Milford.
Green Elephant » Portsmouth
Here, you’ll find vegetarian and vegan dishes with Thai inspiration. The Green Elephant offers an opportunity to dine with your vegan friend and get a taste of clean eating. You won’t miss the meat as the flavor here is turned up to 11. Spices, rich broths and texture make the meal interesting. Desserts are good too, as denial can only go so far. Dish Not to Miss: Panang curry vegetable and tempeh (pictured, $15) Lunch and dinner daily 35 Portwalk Pl. (603) 427-8344; greenelephantnh.com
There’s no need to drive to Boston for exceptional and modern fine dining. This imaginative remodel of a former industrial space on Bridge Street includes glass walls, a glass atrium entrance, contemporary art installations, a roof deck, wall gardens, generous bar space and affordable fine wines. The management wants you to have an exceptional, sensory dining experience in a blissful environment. Save room for dessert — the pastry chef is from France. 55 Bridge St., cabonnay.com
Destination NH | 2017
Published on May 19, 2017