New England Foliage Trip
Four of us will be traveling to New England for a foliage trip starting September 27, I would love any recommendations you have for restaurants in the areas we will be visiting. My husband is a little traditional and is very much a steak and potato kind of guy, however, he does like seafood (a couple of steakhouse recommendations would be great for him). I'm a lot more adventurous and love spicy foods, our friends are also more on the adventurous side. This will be our first trip to New England and we're really looking forward to it. The following is our itinerary:
Woburn, Mass (above Boston), 3 nights - we will spend time in Boston and also drive down to Cape Cod
S. Portland, Maine, Lobster will be our food focus here, 3 nights
West Campton, New Hampshire, 2 nights
Burlington, VT, 2 nights (may drive up to Canada one day
Albany, NY, 2 nights
Hartford, CT, 1 night
Providence, RI, 1 night
Any and all help you provide will be greatly appreciated.
Hen of the Woods, Waterbury VT (worth the bit of a drive that it is, it's an easy drive)
Trattoria Delia, Burlington, VT
L'amante, Burlington, VT
Single Pebble, Burlington, VT
Sadie Katz deli (YUM YUM), Burlington, VT
The last two could be lunch stops (Does Single Pebble do lunch? Now I'm not sure).
Not too much in West Campton, but Common Man has a couple restaurants in that area (some are better then others), I've enjoyed Foster's Steakhouse but it's been a while (in Plymouth) and although I haven't been, my family says the Italian Farmhouse is great too (also Plymouth). Just south in Ashland is their first Common Man - which was awesome back in my college days (for a special occasion). Check out their menus, they are different.
Have a blast, you will love the drives throughout.
On your way up to Portland from Woburn, awesome breakfast in North Hampton on Rt. 1, Nancy' Place (186 Lafayette Rd.). We just discovered it last weekend. Awesome, homemade, delish & creative breakfasts like lobster benedict, lobster and asparagus crepes, creative omeletts, quite a few different benedicts (It's one of my fav breakfasts and this place had maybe 6 on the menu). Great value, imagine a nicer diner.
In Portland, you might really like Fore Street. This is a great spot for seafood, and lobster is always on the menu. You also should consider Hugo's and 555, both of which are terrific, but not necessarily places to go for lobster.
Just an FYI, unless you go way up north, you are not going to be seeing much in the way of foliage. Everything is still green in the hills of southern NH. If your husband likes steak--Buckley's Great Steaks in Merrimack NH and Hanover Chop House in Manchester NH. For a real taste of old Boston, I highly recommend Locke-Ober, which has been in business since the 1800's--beautiful room, and where else can you taste JFK's lobster stew?