New England’s Most Romantic Restaurants

The Conservatory at Blantyre

Bondir Cambridge – MA

“Bondir Cambridge is a cozy, farmhouse-style restaurant with 28 seats and a small fireplace salon. The menus showcase the pastoral and marine bounty of our New England region and offer a finely curated selection of American and European wines and beers. Chef Jason Bond has spent 20 years in restaurants refining his technique and style, and has developed a simple philosophy of quality and care. Our offerings–vegetables picked the same day, fish hours out of the ocean, pasture-raised meats–will change daily, and will always be tasteful in preparation and presentation.”

The Conservatory at Blantyre – MA

“Discover an indulgent culinary journey through the flavors found in Western Massachusetts and surrounding areas. Selections reflect the freshest local ingredients, sourced daily from nearby purveyors, creating an unforgettable farm-to-table dining experience unlike any other.

Garde East – Martha’s Vineyard, MA

“Carefully conceived dishes speak for themselves, as the freshest ingredients take center stage to create a truly unique experience. A thoughtfully curated beverage program compliments Chef Montoya’s creations, featuring classic cocktails, craft beers and a wine program of over 400 French and American labels.”

Cara at The Chanler Hotel on Cliff Walk – RI

“The Chanler, providing guests a memorable, curated dining experience. Translating to “dear one” in Italian and “friend” in Gaelic, Cara’s name conveys a simple, yet beautiful, juxtaposition to the restaurant’s creative dishes.

The Dorrance – RI

“The Cuisine is inspired by the World, using local New England ingredients. Our classic cuisine appeals to everyone, from the not-so-adventurous to the most sophisticated of palates.”

Simon Pearce – VT

“Using fresh local ingredients, thoughtfully prepared creative American cuisine is served with the backdrop of the Ottauquechee River waterfall and covered bridge. With attentive, unpretentious staff, the restaurant has become a beloved go-to for special occasions and casual lunch get-togethers alike. “

The Pitcher Inn – VT

“The Pitcher Inn is home to a Relais & Châteaux fine dining experience, where fresh and seasonal ingredients come together for an inspired and sophisticated farm-to-table menu. Paired with a vintage wine or a craft beer, a meal at The Pitcher Inn is exceptional. Wine Spectator honored The Pitcher Inn with its “Best Award of Excellence” for our wine cellar, featuring nearly 500 bottles, from small producers and some of the world’s finest wine growing regions.”

Primo Restaurant – ME

“What started with a garden, a few hens and a couple of pigs has now become an evolution of food; an endless pursuit to accomplish more. Primo is much more than a restaurant, it is about love and respect for food. It is also about creativity. Produce is grown and harvested here and the animals are raised on the property. Nothing is wasted – everything has its place. It is a continuous cycle that occurs throughout the restaurant with the kitchen, the animals and the gardens. The kitchen uses and savors every little piece. Seasonal to the moment, it is actually the farm and the garden that make the incredible ever-changing menu.”

The White Barn Inn – ME

“Celebrating our 45th year, The White Barn Restaurant joins a select few fine dining establishments that share the rare accolade of being awarded both AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star endorsement. With a menu that is refreshed every week, our kitchen team champion the best local and seasonal ingredients from the region.”

The School House at Cannondale – CT

“We work hard to find the best sources of ingredients and treat them simply and with respect.  We continue to pull inspiration from ingredients, books, nature, family and friends.  Whether using thousand year old techniques or modern technology our goal is to subtley coax the most flavor from our ingredients.”

Le Petit Cafe – CT

“Chef and owner Roy Ip believes in letting the food communicate with his customers’ palates. His cooking philosophy revolves around thoughtfully pairing the textures of his ingredients, and delivering a subtle flavor and elegant presentation. Chef Ip is all about unfussy, uncluttered cuisine, free from unnecessary ingredients that mask the true flavors of the dish.”

The Inn at Pleasant Lake – NH

“The foundation of our cuisine is to celebrate the bounty and diversity of New England, to use locally harvested products at the peak of their season. We are steeped in New England traditions, and our food is authentic and respectful of our history. Our cuisine is regional, yet inspired by influences from around the globe. By bringing methods and flavors from a broad array of regional experiences, we craft new and exciting dishes from traditional ingredients. We serve inspired New England cuisine. From our own herb garden, to our on-site maple sugar stand, to our local farm partners, we offer the freshest, highest quality food from sustainable sources that support our community.”

Black Trumpet Bistro – NH

“Black Trumpet is a family-owned bistro and wine bar in the heart of Portsmouth, New Hampshire’s historic old port. Our first floor dining room offers a cozy, romantic setting with warm, unassuming service. The upstairs wine bar is a more intimate, convivial space enlivened by conversation and a great atmosphere. Our menu changes regularly to capitalize on the freshest seasonal ingredients. “

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