Pine Restaurant - Hanover Inn Dartmouth

4.6
490 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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 breakfast, lunch, dinner and an amazing Sunday Brunch.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Dinner 5-10 pm every night
Sunday--Thursday, late menu, 10-11 pm
Friday & Saturday, late menu, 10-12 am

Breakfast, Monday--Saturday, 6:30-11 am
Breakfast Sunday, 6:30-10 am

Saturday Brunch, 11:30 am to 2 pm
Sunday Brunch, 10 am to 2 pm
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Phone number
(603) 646-8000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Justin Dain
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Private party facilities
PINE has a wonderful private room that can accommodate groups no larger than 10.
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Private party contact
Tara Marli: (603) 646-8000 ext. 267
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main Street
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Parking details
Valet parking is based on availability and occupancy of The Hanover Inn, or you may park street side.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
Reviews from verified diners
490 reviews
4.6 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
71%
Very Good
23%
Good
4%
Fair
1%
Poor
0%
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New England
4.0
Dined 2 days ago

Nice lunch outside on the terrace. eEnjoyed especially the chowder and the salmon.

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JG
New York Area
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Great restaurant for any night or a special occasion. Food was delicious and service was wonderful.

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OT
New England
3.0
Dined 3 days ago

I arrived with my well-dressed and we’ll-dressed 8 Year-old for a 5:30 pm reservation. We were given sideway glances at the host station and the worst table for two in the house. I’d been to Pine before with my daughter and husband and she had requested a return visit for a special night with me. Had my husband been with us I trust the welcome would have been warmer by the host who clearly drew conclusions about us that were off the mark and off putting. We were in Hanover or NYC? Although I enjoy the food, not sure I’ll be back.

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New York Area
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

We were visiting Hanover for a college tour of Dartmouth. Everything we had (gnocchi, cheese plate, wild boar fettuccine, lamb loin over cheese grits) was spectacular. The service was superb, and dress was casual. Will definitely come back if we go to Hanover.

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New England
5.0
Dined on July 12, 2018

Wild boar fettuccine is back on the menu!

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OT
5.0
Dined on July 11, 2018

We have had repeatedly great experiences dining at the Pines. Fresh, creatively prepared food that is fabulous
in flavor, presentation, and uniqueness , has totally impressed us! We have lived in the area for many years and this “ restaurant iteration” is the best transformation within the Hanover Inn that we have experienced. Keep up the great culinary efforts?!

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HR
New England
3.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

the brunch toast menu items were not up to par in my estimation. They were more akin to something I would prepare at home. Pine should keep it's menu items unique and beautifully plated. This was not worthwhile.

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New England
5.0
Dined on July 5, 2018

Enjoyed the Island Creek oysters and the new salmon entree with cucumber and bok choy, peanuts, and a delicious spicy sauce with lemon grass and coconut milk. Also the creme brulee and the mousse desserts!

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New England
5.0
Dined on July 4, 2018

Server was exceptional food was great.
Party seated nearby was very loud and due to the seating it was difficult to hold a conversation although5 the server did ask if we wanted to go to a private room for dessert where if would be quieter. However we were not having dessert and were ready to depart at that time but appreciated her noticing the noise level without our saying any5img

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KC
5.0
Dined on July 2, 2018

Great food, lovely atmosphere, waitstaff was on top of things. Just a great dinner overall.

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C
4.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

Lovely setting; service a little slow but we were not in a rush. Bringing a drink and break quicker would ease the wait. Were accommodating when i asked to switch table for two for a nicer table. A little pricey but I would return and would refer to others as a lovely spot.

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TM
5.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

Very good waitress; fresh green salad, local greens; wonderfully prepared entree, and delicious. All around terrific.

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New England
5.0
Dined on June 20, 2018

My go to restaurant in Hanover for a really good meal and wonderful ambience.

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Denver
5.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

We were very pleased food great father’s
Day so crowded but despite the crowd we were well taken care of

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TP
Chicago
2.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

We went to Pine for lunch on Father's Day, and was disappointed to find the brunch menu still being served at 1:30 pm. This is a limited menu, with several breakfast options such as granola. We had our two 10 year old sons with us, and weren't given children's menus, even when we said we were having difficulty finding things our children liked. We ended up getting adult sized portions for them, and leaving half of it.

It was a warm sunny day and most people had been seated outside, and there were very few people inside. All in all it was disappointing, and I'll probably look for other options in future.

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DP
5.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

Enjoyable Father's Day meal, with special care taken with a party member dealing with an injury. We appreciated the ambiance and good food!

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San Francisco
5.0
Dined on June 14, 2018

Best meal I have had in the Upper Valley. The octopus appetizer was special. The duck with parsnip, beets, pistachios and cheery sauce was outstanding. These dishes had multiple flavors and textures which were delightful. Am not a fan of the decor and it was quite noisy, but the food was wonderful.

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New York Area
3.0
Dined on June 7, 2018

Everything very good except the tempo of the meal, which felt like Get 'em in, get 'em out. Had barely begun our drinks when the appetizers arrived. Main course arrived much too quickly after we'd finished our appetizers. Perhaps because we hadn't finished our drinks, we were not asked about having something like wine w our meal, which I would typically do. The restaurant was probably a third empty while this was happening. The feel of the dinner is important at a place like this, so I would think twice before going back.

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R
New England
5.0
Dined on June 3, 2018

Great food outdoor seating beautiful sunny day. Drinks. Just about perfect.

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J
New England
4.0
Dined on June 2, 2018

Our visit started poorly. We had 6:30 dinner reservations but arrived at 5:30 hoping to have a drink outside on a lovely evening. We were informed we could only get a drink inside. So we asked if we could be sure to get an outside table for dinner & were told NO IT’S FIRST COME FOR OUTSIDE. So then we asked if we could be seated early for dinner outside and were told that yes, there was one table remaining. The hostess was borderline rude but eventually accommodated us. We were very slow to order, basically creating our own drink & dinner outside. Our waiter, John, was very knowledgeable and allowed us to order one course at a time. However, we were somewhat taken aback when he told us the special beef dish was beef from Colorado and then when I pressed about not believing the in local sourcing he went on to tell us the chef uses the very best, even importing venison from New Zealand. That all seemed crazy to us. Our food was good. We enjoyed some cheese to start, then mushrooms, then I had two appetizers as a main - the gnocchi with asparagus and mushrooms and deviled eggs. The gnocchi was soft texture and its sauce was mild. You needed a magnifying glass to find the asparagus and mushrooms. The eggs were good, but I truly think I make tastier ones. For dessert we shared a rhubarb and strawberry shortcake. It tasted very good but its presentation was bizarre and not at all shortcake like. My husband had a burger for his main course and he enjoyed it tho it was too big and very rare in the middle when he ordered medium rare. When I made the reservation I indicated that it was my husband’s birthday. They DID NOT acknowledge that in any way. The service by our waiter was excellent as was the atmosphere. The food is a bit overpriced and/or odd. We would probably return because we like the location but I would not highly recommend it. I suspect there are better restaurants in the area that are more reasonably priced - the atmosphere, however, cannot be beaten.

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FQ
New England
5.0
Dined on June 1, 2018

Simply amazing. I've dined here a few times now and each time I am consistently impressed by how fantastic the food is, and the waitstaff takes it to the next level. I dined here for my birthday and they were fabulous, even bringing out my sorbet with a candle and "happy birthday" chocolate. Their cocktail menu is intriguing and masterful. Any foodie will be beyond satisfied after a visit to Pine!

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RD
New England
4.0
Dined on June 1, 2018

Pine has n interesting and varied menu, with something to please every diet. And the wait staff is superb. The prices are reasonable. My only complaint is that it is a bit noisy, so it is difficult to have an intimate conversation, depending on seating. Also, it is always COLD. Every visit except the last in near-summer, I was miserably uncomfortable due to drafts from windows or air conditioning blowing directly on me. That said, it is a lovely place to dine and I am sure I will return--wearing sweaters.

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AP
4.0
Dined on May 31, 2018

Not inexpensive, but the food is reliably good. The service is outstanding. Very convenient if you're affiliated with Dartmouth.

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San Francisco
2.0
Dined on May 31, 2018

Pine is attractive and convenient for a business breakfast. Overpriced, of course. The food was pretty good...but why they were playing loud disco music at 7:30 am on a weekday, I have no clue. Our waitress was unwelcoming and initially surly, but became more agreeable when I asked her if she was ok. Overall, not a great experience, I'll pick somewhere else next time.

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FC
New England
4.0
Dined on May 30, 2018

very good hostess. good waiter. menu (board) is too large; knocks things over.
menu essentially the same for 1-2 years; change it up

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New England
4.0
Dined on May 26, 2018

We were here again for dinner before a concert at the Hopkins Center, and this turns out to be the ideal place for dining beforehand or even afterwards. This time we all in the mood for salmon as our main course--this entree is generous enough, to share with the addition of another vegetable. Mine was far too much to manage in one sitting, so I brought one of the two pieces home with me--and Pine was willing to refrigerate it, while we were at the concert, so that it would not spoil. As to appetiezrs, I started off with the ahi tuna and, while an attractive presentation, but prefer oysters here. My friends shared the octopus appetizer. One enjoyed it and found it tasty, but the other said he would not order it again. All were happy with crême brulée for dessert. On Saturday, we chose not to have wine, but enjoyed Pellegrino, as it was a warm evening. Excellent waitress service and valet parking.

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c
5.0
Dined on May 25, 2018

Wonderful breakfast. Great service. Lovely way to start one's day off.

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K
New England
4.0
Dined on May 19, 2018

I had the Duck entree which was delicious but a very small portion for the money. Food is very good but portion size is too small vs. cost

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Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on May 15, 2018

I chose Pine to have dinner for my birthday and was not disappointed! From the time we entered the door and we were greeted with smiles and attentivenes until I enjoyed my Happy Birthday decorated ice cream, every little thing was pleasurable.

One thing I had never noticed before was the way the sun and natural light played around the dining room as the sun set with sparkling and glistening decor and glasses to looking out on the evening street lights playing back. Lovely ambiance.

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OT
5.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day dinner was fabulous! Wonderful waiter and ambience! Loved the arugula salad!

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OT
Atlanta
5.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

Mikey the waiter made the visit even better!!!

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New England
5.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

The duck was excellent, as was the beer on draught. My wife and I enjoyed a Sat evening dinner at Pine. And Hanover is a great venue!

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JD
5.0
Dined on May 9, 2018

In the middle of Dartmouth College with college students walking all around, this restaurant was a quiet retreat with top level service and food.

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RS
New England
5.0
Dined on May 8, 2018

We brought 14 Dartmouth undergrads together, added chairs, delayed ordering, brought in new people, and the staff were exceptionally helpful and accommodating!!

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New York Area
5.0
Dined on May 6, 2018

Food was outstanding! Great food choices Pricey but still good ( 6 dollars for tea)

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CE
New England
4.0
Dined on May 6, 2018

I always enjoy breakfast at pine. They do an excellent job there with quality ingredients. It’s consistenly good food and the service is always outstanding.

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KC
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on May 5, 2018

As always excellent food and service! A little on the pricier side but worth it!

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OT
Dallas
5.0
Dined on May 3, 2018

Outstanding staff

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New England
5.0
Dined on April 30, 2018

Our first visit to Pine was for a friend’s big birthday. We were not disappointed. The buffalo cauliflower was amazing. Everyone enjoyed a different dish. For our next trip to Pine we can’t decide whether to try new entrees or stay with what we had this time because it was so delicious.

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Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on April 29, 2018

Visiting our daughter and wanted to take her out for a nice dinner. Food was great and service was great until our waiter had a big group come in. Need to not let that happen. All groups should be taken care of equally

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