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Need a recommendation for hanover, NH

yonderlambro Jun 20, 2012 12:04 PM

Are there any restaurants recommended in Hanover /lebanon which are more interesting than pub/college fare?

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    krwolffman Jan 10, 2013 12:35 AM

    Had a fantastic meal last night at the Tip Top Cafe. Was very impressed by the atmosphere, service and the food. Had a very sophisticated (yet relaxed) feel that I did not expect. Food was exceptionally tasty.

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      yonderlambro Aug 20, 2012 02:17 PM

      Thank you! We really liked Marano gelato, and Simon Pearce. Simon Pearce was really interesting in terms of rebuilding from Hurricane Irene. The food was good, but the Kale salad was not as good as what I had had the week before at ABC KItchen in NY...

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        crabbypatty Aug 20, 2012 09:50 AM

        There is a fabulous little gelato spot right on the main street in Hanover close to Dartmouth....I think it is Marano gelato - Unbelievable!

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          alienor Aug 18, 2012 03:17 PM

          salubre in hanover, good restaurant with a nice atmosphere. it is in the building just next to the post office. it is fairly new. service is good, waitstaff professional and food definitely worth sitting down for. they haven't been open for many months and are definitely on our to-go list of hanover eateries

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            JPR Jun 26, 2012 06:21 AM

            Yama either in Hanover or West Leb

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              madisoneats Jun 21, 2012 07:57 AM

              Yama in Hanover is great for Korean and sushi
              Tip Top Cafe in White River is fun and inventive
              canoe Club is not bad, above average American fare
              Jewel of India has a good selection and a Sunday buffet

              Let us know if you need more specifics!

              1. kaszeta Jun 21, 2012 02:25 AM

                Look around the board here, there are a few places, especially if you are willing to do a short bit of driving.

                For upscale American food that's a notch above "pub", Canoe Club isn't bad.

                For ethnic food, either of the Yama locations serve Korean food that's actually good, and not just "good for the Upper Valley".

                For good food and ambiance, Simon Pearce in Quechee is quite good, especially for lunch (I always think they are a little pricey for their dinner menu).

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                1. re: kaszeta
                  Kabolip Aug 9, 2012 10:45 AM

                  Add Stella's Kitchen in nearby Lyme, NH to the list. Great food in a town of 1,100 just north of the food wasteland that is Hanover. Very solid food, mostly Italian, but with plenty of local flavor and ingredients. Bar area very welcoming and the deli/store in front has great takeout. Thin crust pizza is good, but not Stella-r. Good wine selection and overall great value. I highly recommend it.

                  I second the Tip Top Cafe in White River Junction. The Tucker Box down the street is also a good coffee shop.

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