The Hippo


May 25, 2020








Valentine’s Day dinners
Make dining reservations for a special night out


If you haven’t already made reservations for you and your sweetheart, now’s the time to do it. Valentine’s Day is Saturday, Feb. 14, and it’s one of the busiest days of the year for restaurants. Some are even offering special menus all weekend long.

110 Grill (27 Trafalgar Square, Nashua, 943-7443, is accepting reservations for dinner all weekend long and serving a four-course prix fixe dinner ($85 per couple, wine pairing for additional cost), includes shared dishes, like shrimp cocktail, oysters, salad, mini crab cakes and cheesecake.
• Alan’s of Boscawen (133 N. Main St., 753-6631, will be serving sweetheart dinners for two (starting at $19.99), including pastry stuffed chicken breast, prime rib of beef and stuffed lobster tail with filet mignon. Reservations strongly recommended.
Alpine Grove (19 S. Depot Road, Hollis, 882-9051, is offering a buffet. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the menu includes hors d’oeuvres, arugula salad with passion fruit dressing, London broil with mushroom Madeira sauce, chicken medallions Veronique, lemon herb baked haddock, cheddar and scallion duchess potato with white chocolate mousse and chocolate dipped strawberries. Dancing with DJ Chris Brunelle starts at 11 p.m., plus a cash bar. Tickets cost $30. Reservations required.
Angela’s Pasta and Cheese Shop (815 Chestnut St., Manchester, 625-9544, will prepare a special dinner for two for couples to enjoy at home. The complete dinner includes a choice of three entrees (pork roulade stuffed with prosciutto, caramelized shallots, spinach and herbed cheese with mushroom demi glace, veal Osso Bucco ravioli with rosa cream sauce, or baked stuffed haddock with crab Florentine stuffing with creamed leek sauce), with a choice of a bottle of wine. The deadline to place an order is Tuesday, Feb. 10, for pick-up on Saturday, Feb. 14. Dinner costs $49.95 or $54.95 with wine.
Bedford Village Inn (2 Olde Bedford Way, Bedford, 472-2001, is serving a four-course prix fixe menu from 5 to 9 p.m. ($75 per person, plus tax and gratuity). Dinner includes choice of appetizer, salad and entree, plus dessert or dessert-for-two option. Reservations are required.
Black Forest Cafe (212 Route 101, Amherst, 672-0500, will be serving from its winter menu all day, plus dinner specials from 5 to 9 p.m. with an array of desserts (specials range from $8 to $19). Reservations are strongly recommended.
BluAqua (292 Route 101, Amherst, 673-4321, is serving a five-course prix fixe dinner ($65). Reservations recommended.
Cask & Vine (1½ E. Broadway, Derry, 965-3454, is accepting reservations with seating times at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. 
Campo Enoteca (969 Elm St., Manchester, 625-0256, will be serving specials like lobster ravioli with limited reservations available. Advance reservations strongly encouraged. 
• Chateau Restaurant (201 Hanover St., Manchester, 627-2677, will feature a dinner theater performance of “A Little Quickie,” by Stage One on Friday, Feb. 13, Saturday, Feb. 14, and for a brunch buffet performance on Sunday, Feb. 15. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 669-5511.
The Coach Stop Restaurant & Tavern (176 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, 437-2022, will be serving dinner until 10 p.m. from a limited version of its dinner menu. Call ahead seating is available, and reservations may be placed for parties of six or greater.
Colby Hill Inn (33 The Oaks, Henniker, 428-3281, will be serving from its regular menu with two entree, two appetizer and two dessert specials. Seatings are available from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Reservations are strongly encouraged. 
Copper Door (15 Leavy Drive, Bedford, 488-2677, is accepting reservations and will be serving prix fixe lunch and dinner specials. Guests can select two-course, three-course and four-course dining options for lunch or dinner (lunch costs $25, $35, and $45 per person respectively; dinner costs $55, $65, and $75 per person, respectively). The menu includes dishes like lobster bisque, slow roasted tenderloin, and Red Velvet cheesecake, among other choices for either meal. View the full lunch and dinner menu online.
Cotton (75 Arms St., Manchester, 622-5488, will be offering food and drink specials Friday, Feb. 13, through Sunday, Feb. 15. Reservations strongly encouraged. 
• Country Tavern (452 Amherst St., Nashua, 889-5871, will be serving dinner from a special menu. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
Cucina Toscana (427 Amherst St., Nashua, 821-7356, is accepting reservations for the weekend, and is offering a special for 15 percent off orders from noon to 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13, through Sunday, Feb. 15.
Dancing Lion Chocolate (917 Elm St., Manchester, 625-4043, is accepting reservations for two seatings from 3 to 6 p.m. and from 7 to 10 p.m. The dinner includes a seven-course chocolate-oriented tasting menu in an intimate setting of six tables with live music. Costs $150 per person.
Epoch Restaurant and Bar (90 Front St., Exeter, 778-3762, is currently accepting reservations and serving a three-course prix fixe dinner ($49). The menu includes choice of appetizer (like goat cheese and red beet terrine, butter poached half lobster tail or strawberry gazpacho), entree (bronzed sea scallops, grilled herb-rubbed rack of lamb or pan roasted Atlantic halibut), dessert (meyer lemon and mascarpone tartlet or crispy almond meringue) and complimentary sparkling wine toast.
Firefly American Bistro & Bar (22 Concord St., Manchester, 935-9740, is accepting reservations and will be serving dinner and cocktail specials.
• Fody’s Tavern (9 Clinton St., Nashua, 577-9015, will be serving prix fixe dinners for two ($59), including choice of appetizer and entree, followed by strawberry shortcake for dessert. Reservations required.
Fratello’s (155 Dow St., Manchester, 624-2022, will be serving dinner from a special menu and seating on a first come, first served basis.
Gauchos Churrascaria Brazilian Steak House (62 Lowell St., Manchester, 669-9460, will be offering specials all weekend long. On Friday, Feb. 13, live Brazilian jazz will accompany dinner from 6 to 9 p.m., followed by dancing with DJ Moises with a cold and hot buffet at 8 p.m. (or dancing only, starts at 9 p.m.). Saturday, Feb. 14, lunch runs from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., followed by dinner from 2 to 10 p.m. with live Brazilian jazz from 6 to 9 p.m. Gauchos is also offering a $10 discount for dinner reservations placed between 2 and 4 p.m. Then on Sunday, Feb. 15, brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with live entertainment and complimentary mimosas for ladies.
• Giorgio’s Ristorante & Bar (524 Nashua St., Milford, 673-3939; 707 Milford Road, Merrimack, 883-7333, will be serving from its regular menu with specials. Reservations strongly recommended. 
• Granite Restaurant and Bar at The Centennial Hotel (96 Pleasant St., Concord, 227-9005, is offering an overnight package starting at $259, which includes three-course dinner for two, chocolate covered strawberries and Champagne. Book the package online at 
Hanover Street Chophouse (149 Hanover St., Manchester, 644-2467, will be serving specials all weekend, Friday, Feb. 13, through Sunday, Feb. 15. The dinner special on Saturday, Feb. 14, features a four-course prix fixe dinner with live piano entertainment. Dinner costs $195 per couple. Reservations required.
The Homestead Restaurant (641 Daniel Webster Hwy., Merrimack, 429-2022, will be serving a limited menu on a first come, first served basis.
• Hooked Seafood Restaurant and Ignite Bar and Grille (110 Hanover St., Manchester, 606-1189; 100 Hanover St., 644-0064, will be accepting reservations starting at 7:30 p.m. and serving romantic dinner specials. Seatings prior to 7:30 p.m. will be offered on a first come, first served basis.
LaBelle Winery (345 Route 101, Amherst, 672-9898, is accepting reservations for an evening of dinner and dancing. Tickets cost $75 for a three-course dinner and dancing with music from a live big band.
Mile Away Restaurant (52 Federal Hill Road, Milford, 673-3904, will be serving dinner from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Entrees include a choice of one appetizer, salad and dessert. Fourteen entree specials are available to choose from, including prime rib ($37), grilled duck breast ($35), and baked stuffed shrimp ($33), with ice cream puff, black raspberry meringue ice cream cake, cheesecake with raspberry sauce, peach melba, flourless chocolate cake, lemon mascarpone cake and dark chocolate mousse as choices for dessert. Reservations required.
• Mint Bistro (1105 Elm St., Manchester, 625-6468, is accepting reservations for seatings from 4 to 11 p.m. and will be serving from its regular menu with specials.
MT’s Local Kitchen & Wine Bar (212 Main St., Nashua, 595-9334, is currently accepting reservations for lunch and dinner.
O Steaks and Seafood (11 S. Main St., Concord, 856-7925, is currently accepting reservations for seatings during its regular dining hours and will be serving from a special dinner menu.
Old Europe (76 N. Main St., Concord, 856-7181, is taking reservations for two seating times, at 5 p.m. and 7:15 p.m., and serving as special three-course prix fixe dinner (cost $68 per person), including a choice of appetizer (like grape and walnut salad, bruschetta or homemade lentil soup), entree (filet mignon, wild caught nordic salmon or New Zealand lamb kabob) and dessert (a torte amore — light chocolate sponge cake with raspberry infused mascarpone cream and organic raspberry compote — or homemade strawberry cheesecake). Advance reservations strongly encouraged.
• Pasquale’s Ristorante (143 Raymond Road, Candia, 483-5005, will be serving from its regular menu with romantic specials, plus roses, special desserts and complimentary toast of Champagne for couples. Reservations required.
Piccola Italia (815 Elm St., Manchester, 606-5100, is serving dinner from 12 to 11 p.m. Reservations encouraged.
The Quill (2500 N. River Road, Manchester, 629-4608, Southern New Hampshire University’s restaurant will be serving a special prix fixe dinner ($35) as a fundraiser for the Italian culinary immersion trip. Doors open at 5 p.m. and service starts at 6 p.m. Call to place a reservation.
• Speaker’s Corner Bistro at Crowne Plaza Hotel (2 Somerset Parkway, Nashua, 595-4155, is accepting reservations for dinner on Friday, Feb. 13, and Saturday, Feb. 14, and will be serving from a special five-course prix fixe menu ($39 per person, tax and gratuity not included), including a choice of six entrees, with options like coriander crusted Scottish salmon, herb crusted rib-eye steak or shrimp and spinach gnocchi, as well as a dessert for two. Overnight dinner guest packages are available, starting at $199 per couple.
Sunny’s Table (11 Depot St., Concord, 225-8181, is currently accepting reservations for its prix fixe dinner. 
Surf (207 Main St., Nashua, 595-9293, is accepting reservations for any size party and will be serving dinner with specials.
Tuscan Kitchen (67 Main St., Salem, 952-4875, is taking reservations for private dinners in the wine cellar on Friday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. with a multi-course dinner, wine pairings, and wine director Joe Comforti. Tickets cost $125 per person. On Saturday, Feb. 14, the Tuscan Market will be serving a special multi-course dinner starting at 5 p.m., which costs $45 per person (wine not included). Reservations are strongly encouraged. 
Unwine’d (865 Second St., Manchester, 625-9463, is serving a love bird’s four-course prix fixe menu ($58 per couple) all weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A combined dinner for two people ideal for sharing includes cheese fondue, A Perfect Match salad, Love at First Bite surf and turf marinated flank steak and garlic sauteed jumbo shrimp, chocolate fondue and chocolate covered strawberries for dessert. Reservations strongly encouraged, walk-in’s welcome. 
XO on Elm (827 Elm St., Manchester, 560-7998, will be serving its regular menu with specials on Saturday, Feb. 14, and Sunday, Feb. 15. Reservations required.
Zorvino Vineyards (226 Main St., Sandown, 887-8463, will be serving a five-course dinner on Friday, Feb. 13. Cocktail hour begins at 6:30 p.m., and dinner costs $65 per person (includes tax and gratuity). 
As seen in the February 5, 2015 issue of the Hippo.

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