Looking for a great steak?
We’ve rounded up the best steakhouses in New Hampshire you’ll want – no, need – to visit. Each steakhouse offers prime cuts, well-prepared sauces, and generous portions.
With two locations in Laconia and Concord and selected as one of the 11 places everyone should eat in New Hampshire, O Steaks & Seafood is a must-visit. NH Magazine rated them Best of 2011, and they won the award for best hand-cut potato chips in 2009. As if that wasn’t reason enough to grab the family and head out, their menu features lobster mac and cheese and sweet and sour calamari seasoned with chili paste, scallions, and sesame seeds.
Craving more of an intimate setting? Try Granite Steak and Grill, where your meal comes with warm, freshly baked bread and butter. Reservations are recommended, as they do get busy. Everyone lines up for their “potatchoes” – hand sliced potatoes, deep fried until crispy and topped generously with cheese, bacon, tomatoes and scallions. You’ll never meet a better cross between nachos and potato chips.
Have a special occasion in mind? Head to Canoe Restaurant & Tavern, with locations in Bedford and Center Harbor. With their tender, hand-cut steaks and gorgeous views of Lake Winnipesaukee, you won’t be disappointed.
For an upscale experience, make the trek to Stickney’s Pub at the elegant Omni Mt. Washington Hotel. All the food is locally sourced and like the foliage, the menu changes with the seasons. Their wide selection of wines is sure to please any palette.
Come hungry to Merlino’s Steakhouse in scenic North Conway, where the chef serves heaping portions and nine-ounce beef fillets. Try the Filet Mignon with a red wine and wild mushroom demi-glaze. Craving carbs? The menu also features ziti and linguini with your choice of rich Alfredo sauce or meatballs and marinara.
Stroll down to Buckley’s Great Steaks in Merrimack, where on Thursdays they serve barbecue-style food. All beef is mid-western grain fed, aged twenty-one days, char grilled and marinated in house. Save room for dessert – their white chocolate crème brulee is crystallized to perfection with brown sugar and topped with fresh raspberries.
Hanover Street Chophouse boasts a $1 raw bar on Wednesdays from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm and live piano music on Friday and Saturday nights. The Chophouse won the Open Table Diners Choice Award in 2014 for “top 100 steakhouses in America.” With their inviting ambiance, it’s easy to see why. Be sure to try the Kurobuta pork chop; twelve juicy ounces of Berkshire pork coated with local apples, plump golden raisins and creamy melted brie.