About 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 breakfast, lunch, dinner and an amazing Sunday Brunch.

2 East Wheelock Street
Hanover, NH 03755
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

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

Cross Street:
Main Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(603) 646-8000

Website:
http://www.pineatthehanoverinn.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is based on availability and occupancy of The Hanover Inn, or you may park street side.

Executive Chef:
Justin Dain

Private Party Facilities:
PINE has a wonderful private room that can accommodate groups no larger than 10.

Private Party Contact:
Tara Marli: (603) 646-8000 ext. 267

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

Pine Restaurant - Hanover Inn Dartmouth Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (20)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Good for a Date (18)
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Special Occasion (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Local Ingredients (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Casual (10)
Business Meals (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Romantic (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
Authentic (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Cozy (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Seasonal (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
People Watching (6)
Fun (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Healthy (4)
Scenic View (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Organic (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

The service was very good. I particularly like the wine I found by the glass. The food was interesting and as good as competitor's food for similar cuisine in the area.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

We've been to Pine many times. This was our least enjoyable experience.
Staff was very nice as always.
The waitstaff took orders from two tables nearby that were seated after us before our orders were taken. It took about 45 minutes to get our food when it wasn't even that busy.

Even though the waitress was standing 10 feet away from us all night- we had to wait a good while to get our check even though our food was finished and drinks were gone. Had she checked in earlier we would have had dessert and another drink- but we were pushing 1.5hrs and just wanted to get out.

I don't mind waiting for food orders- but waiting and waiting for a check to come effects my experience significantly.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very nice restaurant with an interesting menu. Food was prepared and presented beautifully and tasted great. Serving sizes are small, with an emphasis on quality over quantity. Price is steep, especially for Hanover NH. Parking is difficult, so leave time to drive around or walk to the restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our breakfast was perfect and in a separate room, so it was very private. highly recommended!

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Lunch with a good friend.
Pine was perfect as always!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food, service and ambiance were outstanding.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

It is always excellent! We go to the Pine every time we are in Hanover.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great place for business lunches/dinners and quite bar scene.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Pine was much better overall in the past. In the last three years it has declined in its menu choices and execution during high volume hours. The chef’s attempts at “fusion” dishes is wanting in flavor and content. The portions are small. The appetizer menu is small.
The prices are significant considering what is served.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Always a great experience at Pine. Delicious food. Good people. Lovely atmosphere. A great night out.

Tags: Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We met for lunch, you need a reservation, it can be busy, even on a Friday. Table was near a window, which made it better. The food choices and flavorings are remarkable. We were all delighted with our meals.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent meal. Outstanding service. Really top-notch consideration for their guests.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Huge thanks to our waiter (Matthew?) especially for wonderful service, jokes, and checking in with us throughout our meal! My significant other and I had a great time for our anniversary:)

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Overall, this restaurant was a delightful surprise. Although I live much of the year in New York City, this was one of the best dining experiences that I've had in recent months. It truly was excellent in every category.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Pine feels like a home away from home. I particularly like the relaxed atmosphere and the friendliness of the people who work there. We'll be back.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

I met my niece who attends Dartmouth for Sunday brunch. It was chilly outside and my niece was cold so the waiter (Dave) got the hotel manager who brought a lightweight coverlet for her. This was really thoughtful and appreciated. We enjoyed Steak Tartare and Steak frites --both were spectacular! Creme Brûlée was outstanding as well.
It was a wonderful experience !

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great menu for Saturday Brunch!
Service was excellent !

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Seasonal
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The food was delicious and beautifully plated. Our server, however, seemed uninterested in taking care of us, and we frequently had to wave him down for basics like bread and utensils. Since our reservation was on the early side, it was hard to attribute the lapses to a full dining room. We were not demanding or expecting special treatment, but he simply was disinterested. Although the meal itself was good, the service pretty much ruined what was to be a special occasion.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Ask for John as a waiter, he's a pro.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Service was unusually bad. We go often but the service on Sunday morning was not good. Food is great and the location is great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always a pleasure to dine at the Pine Restaurant. Perfect food every time. The deviled eggs are fabulous; no one else does them better.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Late-night Find
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

This was our third time eating at Pine for my husband and I, but the first time for my mother. Three of our four children were with my in laws for the night, so we wanted to take my mother out to a nice dinner to thank her for all the effort she puts in helping with our kiddos as well.

As always, the food was unique and delicious. We split the Oysters, Deviled eggs, Beef tartar & General Tso octopus. My husband enjoyed the duck, I ate the Spicy Fettuccine and my mother tried the salmon. I love that Pine’s menu is seasonal and always fresh. There were two small issues however, that prevented me from giving Pine 5 stars in all categories.

Service- Our waiter was very kind and funny. At the start of dinner he was very attentive and gave good suggestions, but as the night wore on , it became difficult to grab his attention for things like water refills or to get the check. Granted, we had a late evening reservation and they were closing up as we finished, so it’s possible that he was just tired and distracted with closing.

Food- Don’t get me wrong, 9/10 their food is spot on, and there was nothing wrong with the food per se; however, I have small gripe related to the physical menu itself. The two dishes my mom ordered, the octopus and the salmon, came with “herbs” according to the menu, but I wish the types of herbs were mentioned. Both seemed to contain cilantro and my mom and I are “tasters”. While eating cilantro won’t do us any harm, like an allergy would, it has the potential to ruin a very expensive dish by making it taste like soap. I know it sounds weird, but it’s a thing, I promise. Fortunately, the herbs were mostly garnish so they were easy to remove, but we still wished the menu had be more specific so my mom could have asked for something different or just ordered the same dish without the herbs.

Despite these very small issues, everyone had a wonderful evening. We would most certainly love to go back should a free evening present itself again.

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Overall, I like the atmosphere, service and food at Pine.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We had difficulty with directions to restaurant and Even after I called for clarification, the hostess cancelled our reservation (we were less than 10 minutes late!). I challenged the cancellation and it was reinstated.

Sunday brunch menu very limited and steak was not properly prepared.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I had breakfast with a student on the 3rd year of Dartmouth College to discuss his interest to obtain a Massters Degree in Healthcare Administration. The food was excellent and the setting was very good.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We can always depend upon Pine to deliver a pleasant, relaxed and attentive dining experience. It's a great venue for a meal either before or after Dartmouth cultural events at the adjacent Hopkins Center. Our server, Mary Lou, is a treasure and is outstanding at making for an enjoyable dining experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Cocktails are outstanding here. Good food, not amazing - except the salads they were great, well dressed and flavorful. Creative menu but execution falls a little short of the mark. Fun vibe, great location. Have eaten here many times and will be back. Just need a little more attention to the details on the cooking to live up to the creative menu selections.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Our waitress was amazing!!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Fabulous meal and dining experience. We always choose Pine
before our daughter returns to her next semester at Dartmouth. This is a wonderful tradition.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on September 5, 2017

The food here is extremely interesting and good, but some of the service could use improvement, especially at the hostess desk. Two people were working there when we showed up and checked in, but they forgot about us for several minutes, even though there were almost no other people coming into the restaurant at that time. And after all that, there appeared to be plenty of empty tables.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2017

It was a wonderful evening for our anniversary celebration. Everything was delicious! Thank you, we are going to be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on August 23, 2017

We enjoyed a return visit to Pine while staying in the Hanover area on vacation. Pine's decor strikes a nice balance of elegant and casual, and the food reflects this balance. We started with the creative cocktail menu, and moved on to sample from every section of food menu. Everything we tried - the "snacks" to the entrees to the dessert (we shared, as we were quite full) - were delicious, well prepared, using local and healthy ingredients in a creative way. Service was pleasant, friendly, and fairly prompt. We will most definitely return when we are in the area again.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 21, 2017

We went to Pine for our 50th anniversary and were blown away. The food was terrific, and when I mentioned that it was our 50th they brought us champagne and an appetizer on the house. I can't recommend it too highly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The food at Pine is consistently excellent. The decor is warm and inviting while maintaining a contemporary elegance. Highly recommended.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, People Watching, Seasonal, Tapas
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Took my wife here for her birthday and to celebrate our recent pregnancy. The truffled deviled egg snack was phenomenal, as was my flank steak. My wife enjoyed her fish, but absolutely devoured the dessert. It was a little noisy inside the restaurant, but it wasn't unpleasantly so and just added to the hip vibe. The service was also excellent. We look forward to coming back for brunch one day soon!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 7, 2017

The food was great as usual! I had the lamb, my fiance had the scallops. Both were delicious. I am currently doing Whole30 and there were several options for me. I asked for a small plate of fruit at the end of the meal (not on the menu) and was accommodated. Our server, Gina, was fantastic. Friendly, professional, made great recommendations.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

A lovely spot right across from the Dartmouth College green in the totally renovated and historic Hanover Inn. Although the street noise can be moderate, a table out on the patio dining area is lovely and gives you a real feel for the Hanover vibe. The food, presentation and service was excellent. For those not into the outdoors, the inside dining room is lovely with a cozy modern fireplace and an intimate feel. Top notch!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea, People Watching, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Exceptional service. Incredibly outgoing server! Amazing food. Ambiance second to none

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 28, 2017

A great night out visiting our daughter at Dartmouth . Always great

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Great dinner and excellent service, just right as prelude to after dinner John Prine performance next door! Sound level is good, we could actually hear each other. Oysters scallops and tortellini were fabulous as was salad and Creme Brûlée. Server knew his stuff and made good recommendations for food and wine. A little pricey but this is good dining.

Valet parking whch in this packed college town is a plus.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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