Pine Restaurant - Hanover Inn Dartmouth
Pine Restaurant - Hanover Inn Dartmouth

Pine Restaurant - Hanover Inn Dartmouth

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pineatthehanoverinn.com/
  • Phone: 6036468000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 5:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday & Tuesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Wednesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Justin Dain
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
  • Private Party Facilities: PINE has a wonderful private room that can accommodate 8.
  • Private Party Contact: Tanya Landry 6036462072

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: You may Valet your car at the Hanover Inn, or you may park street side.
A word from Pine Restaurant - Hanover Inn Dartmouth
Located in scenic Hanover NH across from the Dartmouth Green, Pine is an American Restaurant incorporating a farm-to-table philosophy, utilizing local ingredients throughout New England. Acclaimed Chef-Restaurateur Michael Schlow collaborates with Hanover Inn"s Executive Chef Justin Dain to create dishes that are well executed, sustainable and creative. Pine Restaurant is the "spot" in Hanover and throughout the Upper Valley and welcomes you 7 days a week for lunch, dinner and an amazing Sunday Brunch.
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Pine Restaurant - Hanover Inn Dartmouth reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (41)fit for foodies (34)neighborhood gem (24)good for groups (21)romantic (16)great for lunch (15)vibrant bar scene (13)hot spot (12)great for brunch (12)scenic view (9)notable wine list (7)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Service cast a pall
    waryfuturediner
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I consider Pine Restaurant a jewel in the town of Hanover. It was my choice this weekend for hosting two special guests. We were greeted warmly and seated immediately. The menu was very much to our liking, and everyone was pleased with their selection. Unfortunately our experience was not entirely pleasant due to an abrupt (approaching "rude") waiter. His attitude struck me as impatient at best. He registered displeasure at our every request. He knocked over my water and red wine which spilled on the front of my blouse and jacket. My companion requested a glass of club soda, which he thrust at me with a napkin and without comment. Even if he had had a bad day, his behavior seemed not in keeping with your restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptional experience
    VictoriaVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    There are no negatives at all about Pine. My spouse and I spent the weekend in Hanover and had two dinners, two breakfasts, and one lunch at Pine. At all five meals we enjoyed fabulous food and wonderful service. Some culinary high lights: the delicate and delicious deviled eggs we had twice as appetizers; the potato-crusted halibut; the cauliflower steak; the breakfast omelets. As for the service: who ever oversees the staff has done a spectacular job, as they are all highly professional and polished, while friendly and warm at the same time. In particular we would like to commend John McGovern for his superb work, his attentiveness, kindness, discretion, and overall professionalism.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always wonderful
    AlisonVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Pine is always the best. The food is great and the ambience wonderful.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch
    TriplemomVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We had a terrific lunch. The burger and lobster sandwich were fantastic. They have a terrific kids menu. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good!
    happycustomers2
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    It was fabulous! August 31 is our Anniversary day and The Pine did a great job! Our meal was delicious (o, that filet minion), the presentation was beautiful! And when William, our waiter, brought our cappuccino, we didn't expect any dessert. But he also brought - on the house - a very nice chocolate dessert with a nice white chocolate strip that says - Happy Anniversary! What a warm touch! We are very grateful to people who work at The Pine, they can make your special day even more special!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • superb french food
    ilikefoodtoomuchVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    we thoroughly enjoyed this delicious French restaurant that transported us back to Paris. Delectable gougeres, duck confit salad, lobster with chanterelles, and wonderful profiteroles, strawberry tart and grand marnier souffle. would love to bring this restaurant home with us to NJ! great service as well. thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • they've come a long way
    MooseVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    i've visited the inn for 50+ years. its dining history is, to be kind, a checkered one. the good news is that in its current incarnation new heights have been reached. very, very (if not great) good food, attractively presented at fairly reasonable prices. the ambience is exceptionally attractive, a recent renovation having succeeded admirably. oysters on the half shell have been consistently outstanding. the scallops are prepared just about as well as scallops can be prepared. when ordering salmon i ask for it "rare" because many kitchens tend to overcook fish. the chicken was ok; lobster/shrimp ravioli were better. portions are a bit modest: you're not going to wonder why there's so much food on the plate, but serving sizes are adequate.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place.
    bapman
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The atmosphere is great, service is great and overall, a trendy place for a cocktail or to snack. Dinner was very good, but not off the hook for the prices of some of the mains. I was there with a date and at 10pm (on a Friday night no less), they turned up the lighting and we're setting tables, it kinda killed the vibe and made us feel like they we're saying get out now.... All in all a decent experience, but for what I spent, I expected a little better.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great central location
    FrancVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Right on the green, at "the" hotel ...busy even at 8:30 reservation on a Wednesday night. All food selections were great, bar tender did well with cocktails, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything is fabulous
    ahimelsVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    As someone coming from manhattan, I was extremely impressed! The food, cocktails, and service is fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale casual
    Linder
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I really liked the ambiance of Pine, it was clean and comfortable and not at all stuffy. I also enjoyed the "snack" options which were perfect for two people to munch on (we ordered the sour cream potato chips and the deviled eggs). The service was quick but didn't feel rushed. We were shocked that we were done with our meal about 40 minutes after we were seated. We'd definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well worth it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    My family and I dined at Pine while visiting my son at Dartmouth. The food, atmosphere and service were exceptional. Pricey, but worth it. The scallops were fabulous and the service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fussylady
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I like the Pine a lot--wonderful vegetarian selections, very clean, food is excellent. The music leaves a lot to be desired---just noise and did detract. Might have been better with soft classical (Debussy, Chopin, Rachmaninoff), even Sinatra and Co; somehow the music just did not match the quality of the ambiance or the food. Shrimp, scallops just perfect; and next time: cauliflower steak!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok Brunch
    BrianCVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We recently had Brunch at The Pine. The menu is limited and not very imaginative. The service was ok but nothing special. The place was empty but the servers were bunched together talking for much of our meal and were not paying attention to the patrons. I ordered a wine and had to remind the server about it. Twenty minutes after I ordered it, as I was finishing my entree it arrived. She apologized by saying "sorry but I am not used to people ordering wine in the morning", it was 1:30pm when my wine arrived, how thoughtful of her to comment. We are rooting for this restaurant but it continues to just miss the mark. It needs a manager that is present and observant of the staff and a chef that is willing to be a bit more adventurous.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Convenient and great quality
    Mygaloshes
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Make sure you reserve way in advance for Pine. Your planning ahead will be worth it. Great food, service, and beautiful restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    bets
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Really enjoyed our visit to the Pine. The service was excellent and I enjoyed the pea and ricotta tortellini.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for business lunch
    ScienceTeam
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Group of 6 in a private room for a business lunch. Great menu. We all loved our meals. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food fantastic/ service C-
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We were sooo looking forward to dining at Pine. We arrived early (6;30) and were seated immediately. A young woman was our waitress, as we found out almost 10 minutes after sitting. Right, then we should have asked for another attendant. As she was not professionally trained and seemed to be more interested in talking to the bus boy then serving us dinner. The food was wonderful, the room beautiful, but the service DID effect our over all enjoyment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Our group of three hadn't been there before. We arrived on time for our reservation. Another group of three was seated just before us. That group was seated at a table next to a window with a view of the Green. The hostess took us a depressing table in the back of Pine. We saw an empty table next to a window with a view of the Green. The hostess said that table was already taken. Then she went to find the manager. That took about fifteen minutes. The manager was very nice and seated us at that table. The food was excellent. The next day, my wife reacted to some herbs which affected her everywhere. Next time, we will request a table with a view of the Green. We hope the hostess will be more friendly then.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Our lunch was okay. Thought the ambiance was lovely, the waitress was quite annoyed when we talked and didn't order. Sour look, snippy replies were off-putting. The food was okay (grilled shrimp salad), the prices ridiculous - $50 for two salads and iced idea!! Are you kidding me? To end on a good note, though, I must say the two desk hostesses were helpful and friendly. All in all, would look elsewhere for a while, I am afraid.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Overpriced,
    bobospotVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Pleasant atmosphere. Cocktails overpriced. Food Excellent to barely acceptable: Homemade sour cream POTATO CHIPS with truffle, chive & onion dip: ***** Crossroads Farm TOMATO & FENNEL soup with tasso ham & parmigiano: TASTY STEAK TARTARE with pickled shallots: REALLY UNEXCITING Ahi TUNA with cucumber, avocado, crispy tempura bits: UNEXCITING Crispy OCTOPUS with chorizo, potatoes, tiny onions & sauce vert: PERFECT! ***** Homemade GNOCCHI with fresh peas, smoked bacon & pecorino: GOOD, BUT THE PECORINO?? STEAMED PEI MUSSELS with roasted apricots, pickled ginger: ***** SCALLOPS with spinach, chanterelles, bacon & curry gastrique: VERY GOOD Bistro STEAK with shallot & jalapeno relish, local greens: EXCELLENT (Brussels Sprouts INCREDIBLY GOOD!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mimilyn
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We went to the Inn because our dad was the buyer three decades ago and loved taking his family there for dinner. The facility has changed in every way, which is not a bad thing. Our waiter, as it turned out, had been our parents' neighbor so we had some fun with him. Service was 5 star, quick, efficient, thoughtful. The food was 'eh' at best, but in Hanover you pay for locale and ambience. We went early, and were glad we did, because it got very very loud by about 6:15 on a Monday evening!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nice meal
    jcarrmeVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We eat here evrytime we go back to Dartmouth. Nice place, great food!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Menu has changed, prices gone up
    Annie
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I was disappointed to see that the menu has changed (no spicy chicken salad), the portions have shrunk, and the prices have gone up. The "big salad" I ordered with shrimp was lacking in pizazz -- no tasty bleu cheese, no veggies other than the tomatoes, lackluster dressing. And the lettuce was long and stringy -- very hard to maneuver into my mouth. My light lunch cost me $23 with tip, and I was hungry immediately afterward. I won't be returning anytime soon.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Staff service was great, but not enough on duty; we had a half hour wait for drinks. Salad was SLIMY--ick.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow Service, Good Finish
    NYAKVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Upon arrival, we waited at the entrance for 3 minutes before anyone acknowledged us. If Pine had an eye for service, the bartender who could see us would have flagged down the maitre d. When she finally did come over, she unfortunately did not apologize. Worse yet, after we were seated our server did not come over for another 5-10 minutes, despite the place being half full. The maitre d should have filled our water glasses. Anyway, the food was exquisite for Hanover standards! I would only say that caesar salads should never be made without romaine hearts, so when I tried the "baby kale caesar," the stems were like twigs and annoying. The croutons were also cheap/bagged. The tomato & fennel soup is superb, as are all the beef dishes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service good, seating rude
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    The food is good but not as remarkable as they'll like you to think. Too much dressing on the salads. Over-priced entres. Even if you've made a reservation, they'll be rude seating you.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Getting better and better
    MooseVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    This was our 4th visit over the past few months and we have been delighted every time. The menu is not overly extensive but carefully chosen and beautifully prepared. We haven 't found comparably high quality dining anywhere in the area -- and always leave Pine smiling.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great anniversary dinner
    Brad
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Went for the first time to Pune for my 3rd year anniversary dinner. Enjoyed a purposeful menu with great ambiance and amazing company. Left smilling and even 2 days later felt better than I have for having ate there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable service
    woodrosesgirl
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    The ambience was very pleasant and inviting. Food arrived at appropriate times. More than anything else was the fine service. It was impressive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 43 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 105 reviews are from the Pine Restaurant - Hanover Inn Dartmouth reviews archive.
  • Great food, but pushy service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We enjoyed our dinners immensely. We found the service, though, to be very rushed. I don't know if the tables were overbooked, but we felt that we were being hurried through the ordering, eating, and paying processes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Pine!
    SusaaanVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Whenever we visit our son at Dartmouth, we dine at Pine. The food is fabulous - the staff very service oriented and interesting and we love the ambience, rain or shine. I have loved everything I have ordered on the menu!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming and Delicious Meals!
    Giidines
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We had the pleasure of dining at Pine for both lunch and brunch during Dartmouth Family weekend and were absolutely thrilled with our experiences! The atmosphere was charming, busy but not overcrowded as the spacing with the tables is lovely. The service was outstanding with friendly, attentive staff. The decor and feeling of Pine makes one feel like she could be in Aspen, Colorado or at a New England Resort but without any pretentiousness. The waiting area in the hotel lobby is wonderful too, if one has to wait at all. I will go back to Pine at least once a trip while visiting my daughter in college!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Brunch at Pine
    EnjoyGoodFoodVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We took our daughter to Pine for brunch on Sunday of First Year Family Weekend because we thought it would be a special treat for her. They were terribly understaffed. When our server did come to our table, she apologized every time for being so slow which became annoying. The hostess could have come around to pour coffee or make herself useful, instead, she stayed glued to her stand and ignored the situation. The food selections were a little odd. They were trying to be different instead of just offering good food. We won't be back for brunch again in the future.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful food in Hanover, NH
    PickyEaters
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    The food is superb; it's the second time we have dined there and both times superb food, excellent preparation, decent sizes (so one can have an appetizer, a main course, and dessert). Good wine list.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Improved service
    JamesBond
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Have been here before when service was lax, but clearly more attentive (at 6pm seating) and food was solid+. Oysters were good but at $3 apiece arguably pricey. Lamb very good. Save room for desserts. Worst service was getting the bill, but I do like to eat and run.
    Special Features:
    Scenic View, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • rather disappointing
    localresident
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Despite having made a reservation weeks in advance, we were seated at a table next to a pillar that we bumped into throughout the meal. Our waiter provided the barest minimum of service. The chicken was overcooked and dry. Overall, a disappointing and over-priced meal.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Foodie
    Foodie
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Very happy with the restaurant, first time at the Pine.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Great
    Pete
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    We loved the Pine, again. Excellent food and impecable service. What more could one ask?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Keeps getting better!
    jsm23
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    This was my third visit, and service is much improved - the last 2 times there was a very long wait for the menus, the drink menus, and to order, but it seemed like some of the weird kinks have been ironed out. Great food, terrific cocktails, wonderful atmosphere, love it! A great addition to Hanover!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.