NH Manch-Vegas....good food?
I Live in the south but I work in NH quite a bit in the summer. I have asked people in my travels good places to eat and a lot of times they give me names of chain restaurants. FOR THE LOVE OF PETE SOMEONE HELP ME! Not looking for anything fancy, just good food.
Italian: Piccola on Elm Street. Hand's down, my favorite. Small authentic italian family runned with terrific food. Lasagna is incredible. Make reservations.
Steak: Hanover Street - Chop House, in Manchester. A bit pricey; maybe not for one -- but it is best outside of Boston. Try the surf and turf... and if they still serve the mac&cheese with lobster appetizer; it is to die for! Make reservations.
Mexican: La Carretta on Hooksett Street, in Manchester. The best and it's authentic. The beef enchilladas are my favorite.
Light Lunch: Cafe 324 off of Commercial Street, Manchester The best wraps anywhere. I use them regularly to cater to our office; as they make a wonderful platter spread for our clients. Love this place.
Pizza: Brand new 900 Pizzeria 50 Dow Street, Manchester. Excellent thin-crust brick oven baked pizza.
Subs: Pizza Man; THE BEST SUBS !!!!! There are two: One in Merrimack and one in Hooksett.
Didn't find a website for them.
Chinese: "cuisine" -- Chen Yang Li in Bedford off rte. 3 across from Macy's
no fast food here... it is THE BEST..... in NH. you can get anything as take-out, but the dining areas are really pretty and the service is terrific.
Vietnamese: Pho Golden Bowl 124 Granite Street, Manchester. Excellent. Everything is cooked to order. Incredible soups and Pad Thai. :) Restaurant is owned by two sisters; and the food is always served hot. Their chicken terriyaki strips don't taste like terriyaki... had them for lunch today; they are amazing!
Want quiet? Want to relax? Want a beautiful meal and/or just something like an appetizer and great wine or a drink? Unwin'd. This is my favorite place since I've moved here. It's off of second street in Manchester nestled within a strip mall. They have a small jazz band that plays some nights; perhaps Wednesdays and Fridays; but I'm not certain. Age crowd between late 20's and up... it's an adult wine/bar/restaurant with dim lighting and excellent service. Sometimes I go to just chill out with a great glass of wine that is recommended; or I get a mixed drink. The bar area is large, but not at all intimidating if you sit by yourself. Scot is the proprietor, and he sometimes roams. Great guy. I can see this being a pleasant dinner experience for someone eating alone also.
Note: NONE of these places are "fancy".... just quality places with excellent eats service and atmosphere.
That's weird, my response was wiped out...hm, I'll try again, although now whs and viva have covered most of them:
la carreta or el mexicano jr - great mexican
Yuki - awesome sushi and tepanyaki
Red Arrow and Belmont Hall - awesome comfort food, casual, great value
Brother's - casual, great value, great food - BEST stuffed grape leaves, but everything else going by looked great.
My favorite subs and pizza are Pizza Express.
Lots of great places in Manch. mentioned - do a search.
Downtown Manchester actually has a prteey lively food scene with lots of choices.
Z's on Elm St, my personal favorite right now.
Cotton in the Mill's near UNH is always good
Commercial St Fishery near the new ball park does the seafood thing nicely.
Richard's Bistro is still on top of his game.
The Hanover St Chop House offers the Big City steak house atmoshere.
900 Degrees for the upscale pizza thing.
In addition downtown has a bevy of hang spots with decent food and cool scenes. Like Strange Brew, Margarita's, Wild Rover, Shaskeen, and JW Hill's.
All is not lost, just head downtown you are sure to find something of your liking.