Whether you're traveling through New England to view fall foliage and searching for an intimate restaurant, or you permanently reside in the area and are celebrating a special day, various romantic dining options abound in the New Hampshire area. Day-trip to a romantic village and take advantage of the serenity of the property even when you're not an overnight guest. Choose a dining space that allows private conversation and alluring lighting.
The Wellington Room
Located in Portsmouth along the Piscataqua River, The Wellington Room offers waterfront views from every table. Voted by Taste magazine as the Best Restaurant View in 2009 and 2010, this establishment is popular for its cozy, intimate setting and warm atmosphere. Open Wednesday through Sunday, serving dinner only, patrons enjoy choosing between soups, salads and appetizers for starter plates. Seafood, steak, poultry and vegetable dishes are offered as entree options. Items are American continental cuisine with a Thai influence. Save room for dessert for chocolate mousse, cheesecake or creme brulee. Sit and enjoy your partner's company over an after-dinner drink or take a stroll along the water to cap off your night. The Wellington Room 67 Bow St. Second Floor Portsmouth, NH 03801 603-431-2989 thewellingtonroom.com
Open for dinner six nights a week and located in Nashua, Surf Restaurant specializes in everything seafood. This establishment offers an open floor plan dining space with a substantial amount of natural light that colors through the windows at sunset. New Hampshire magazine has also honored Surf with numerous "Best of" awards dating back to 2003. Candles sit on all tables in quaint lanterns and private space is offered between tables. Staff is attentive but not intrusive, making quiet conversation enjoyable and fluid. Several salad, appetizer and soup options are available and entrees cover various types of fish, lobster, seafood stew, steak, poultry and surf and turf. A raw bar is also available as well as a full specialty cocktail list. Surf Restaurant 207 Main Street Nashua, NH 03060 603-595-9293 surfseafood.com
Bedford Village Inn
Bedford Village Inn is situated amidst lush richly covered mountains in the Bedford countryside of New Hampshire. Arrive early and enjoy a leisurely stroll across the property's vast lawns and pathways. The dining room offers thick, plush armchairs, lavish deep-toned colored walls and dark wood trim and tables. Select a table next to the fireplace or make a reservation to dine upstairs in the private nook. Cream colored walls, soft lighting, and courteous, knowledgeable tablecloth service from the staff round out the highlights of this establishment. Menus offer an impressive selection of cheese plates, salads, soups and appetizers as well as entrees that cover various steak, poultry and vegetable options. A tasting menu is also optional and a Sommelier is available for all wine questions. Bedford Village Inn 2 Olde Bedford Way Bedford, NH 03110 603-472-2001 bedfordvillageinn.com
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