Downtown Manchester has great restaurants and fun nightlife. From 'greasy spoon' diner fare to fresh seafood, ice cold beer to custom-created martinis, there is something for every palate. Following is an alphabetical list of a selection of local restaurants and bars, along with some reviews by WhippleHill staff. If you have special dietary restrictions or a craving for something specific, don't hesitate to ask a WhippleHill staff member for some suggestions. We're here to help!

900 Degrees Pizzeria
50 Dow Street
603.641.0900
**http://900degrees.com/**
Recommended by Allison Skidmore, Account Manager
One word that describes this restaurant: Pizza.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: I've been here a few times. If you like wood oven pizza, you're set with anything you choose here.
Why does she keep going back: It's delicious.

Recommended by Karen Tupper, Data Analyst
One word that describes this restaurant: Yummy.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: 4-cheese pizza with salad.
Why does she keep going back: I love pizza and this is different from your typical fare.

Recommended by Todd DeSchuitneer, WH Support Rep
One word that describes this restaurant: Neapolitan.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Pompeii Pizza. Just the right amount of spice on this one!
Favorite drink: Ice cold beer.
Why does he keep going back: Atmosphere is great, patio outside is very nice.

Recommended by Cory Kennedy, Director of Integration Services
One word that describes this restaurant: Fun.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: BBQ pizza.
Why does he keep going back: Best flatbread pizza in Southern NH.

Recommended by Sarah Hamilton, Project Lead
One word that describes this restaurant: Delicious.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Margarita pizza.
Favorite drink: Purple Rain martini.
Why does she keep going back: Great food, great atmosphere...outdoor and indoor seating. Can be a long wait, but worth the wait!

Recommended by Jess Creach, Account Manager
One word that describes this restaurant: Saporous.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: The staff has great recommendations, so choose a salad and then let them suggest a pizza. Every pizza I've had here is fantastic!
Favorite drink: They have a great wine list and some wonderful organic wines!
Why does she keep going back: The siren call of the pizza and organic wine.

Ate Doors Down
967 Elm Street
603.518.5008
**www.atedoorsdown.com/menu.htm**
Recommended by Todd DeSchuitneer, WH Support Rep
One word that describes this restaurant: Deli.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Sandwiches are enormous but a good slice of pie goes a long way.
Why does he keep going back: Portions and entertainment behind the counter. Those guys are hams.

Bridge Cafe
1117 Elm Street
603.647.9991
www.thebridgecafe.net
Recommended by Todd DeSchuitneer, WH Support Rep
One word that describes this restaurant: Awesome.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Any sandwich or wrap here. Truly unique flavor combinations that are never a disappointment.
Favorite drink: Iced tea and coffee here are great.
Why does he keep going back: The food is out of this world good

Crepe Island (Open 10am-6pm)
81 Hanover Street
603.232.0994
**www.crepesisland.com**
Recommended by Todd DeSchuitneer, WH Support Rep
One word that describes this restaurant: Crepes/Bubble Tea.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: I love the savory crepes here!
Favorite drink: Vietnamese coffee bubble tea.
Why does he keep going back: Friendly Owner the yummy food!

Consuelo’s Taqueria
36 Amherst Street
603.622.1134
**www.consuelostaqueria.com**
Recommended by Doug Smart, IT Manager
One word that describes this restaurant: Authentic.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Pastor pork burrito w/ hot sauce.
Favorite drink: They have a variety of interesting bottled sodas.
Why does he keep going back: Hands down the best home made (secret recipe) hot sauce anywhere!

Recommended by Jim Martin, Network Administrator
One word that describes this restaurant: Excellent.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Quesadillas.
Why does he keep going back: The HOT salsa. Very different, but amazing!

Recommended by Melissa Tremblay, WH Support Rep
One word that describes this restaurant: Yum.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Chicken burrito.
Why does she keep going back: Fresh and delicious food every time.

Recommended by Todd DeSchuitneer, WH Support Rep
One word that describes this restaurant: Taqueria.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Chicken taquitos.
Favorite drink: Horchata.
Why does he keep going back: Great service and delicious, authentic Mexican food.

Cotton
75 Arms Street
603.622.5488
**www.cottonfood.com**
Recommended by Todd DeSchuitneer, WH Support Rep
One word that describes this restaurant: Classy.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: The schnitzel.
Why does he keep going back: Great atmosphere and the service and food are excellent.

Recommended by Jackie Christensen, Product Manager
One word that describes this restaurant: Yummy.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: The schnitzel.
Why does he keep going back: Great upscale/casual atmosphere. There schnitzel dishes never let me down and rival my Oma's recipes (Shhhh don't tell her that!).

Firefly American Bistro & Bar
22 Concord Street
603.935.9740
**www.fireflynh.com**
Recommended by Carol de Meli, Director of Operations and Support
One word that describes this restaurant: Yum.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Calamari.
Favorite drink: Blood Orange Cosmo.
Why does she keep going back: I usually get a nightly special. Their calamari is some of the best I have had.

Fratello’s
155 Dow Street
603.624.2022
**www.fratellos.com**
Recommended by Carol de Meli, Director of Operations and Support
One word that describes this restaurant: Italian.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Scallops Nantucket.
Favorite drink: Lemondrop.
Why does she keep going back: Good selection of good food. Great bar and atmosphere - good entertainment.

Recommended by Julie Colotti, Admission Project Lead
One word that describes this restaurant: Yummy!
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Seafood Sophia - loaded with great New England seafood and pasta - what else do you need?
Why does she keep going back: I like the atmosphere and people are always very nice. We have a family event here every year and they really take care of us.
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Gaucho’s Steakhouse
62 Lowell Street
603.669.9460
**www.gauchosbraziliansteakhouse.com**
Recommended by Jack Wolter, WH Support Specialist
One word that describes this restaurant: Wild.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Meat Lovers ONLY. There is a salad bar, but don't fill up there. They come around with about a dozen different types of meats and serve you right at your table by removing them from the skewer or slicing it right there. You have a coaster that is red on one side and green on the other. If the green side is visible, they keep coming.....
Why does he keep going back: All you can eat. Good food.

Recommended Christine Crane, WH Support Specialist
One word that describes this restaurant: Meat.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Meat. The wonderful assortment of meat that they come around and serve off of skewers. Great way to try a little of everything.
Why does she keep going back: Meat lovers paradise. Come starving, because you're going to leave stuffed.

Recommended by Melissa Tremblay, WH Support Specialist
One word that describes this restaurant: Meatlovers’ Heaven.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Turkey wrapped in bacon. Salad bar is always fresh and yummy, too.
Why does she keep going back: Great experience to enjoy with a group.

Recommended by Anne Tremblay, WH Support Specialist
One word that describes this restaurant: Fun.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: They have a salad bar and then serve a few sides, but you are there for the meat. So if you are a vegetarian this is not the place for you.
Favorite drink: Any drink with alcohol (LOL).
Why does she keep going back: I would not go every week, but it is fun to take company and to go in a large group. It is a fun time and great experience. Words of advice: Go hungry!

Recommended by Julie Colotti, Admission Project Lead
One word that describes this restaurant: MEAT!
Favorite meal at this restaurant: 12 kinds of meat - some wrapped in BACON! Oh...and there are some veggies, too...but only if you want them. :)
Why does she keep going back: It's a great place to go with a group or a celebration.

Hanover Street Chophouse
149 Hanover Street
603.644.2467
**www.hanoverstreetchophouse.com**
Recommended Christine Crane, WH Support Specialist
One word that describes this restaurant: Pricey.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Steak! Best steak I've ever had! And the rest of the food was phenomenal.
Why does she keep going back: It's expensive, but if you can afford it, worth the money!

Recommended by Carol de Meli, Director of Operations and Support
One word that describes this restaurant: Elegant.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Rack of lamb.
Favorite drink: Pomegranate martini.
Why does she keep going back: Good food, service and atmosphere.

Hooked
110 Hanover Street
603.606.1189
**www.hookednh.com**
Recommended by Todd DeSchuitneer, WH Support Specialist
One word that describes this restaurant: Seafood.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Blackened mahi-mahi.
Why does he keep going back: They have a great wet bar and the food is well prepared.

Ignite
100 Hanover Street
603.644.0064
**http://ignitebng.com/**
Recommended by Brenda Noiseaux, Sales Engineer
One word that describes this restaurant: Mood.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Fried pickles.
Why does she keep going back: Nestled into the theater block (next door to the Palace Theater with the old bright bulb sign), the entire walk has a great atmosphere. I like to go for drinks and apps.

JW Hills
795 Elm Street
603.645.7422
**www.jwhills.com**
Recommended by Todd DeSchuitneer, WH Support Specialist
One word that describes this restaurant: Sports.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Kobe beef sliders.
Why does he keep going back: Their lunch menu is great. Service is usually quick and if you want to watch a game or two this is the place.

Recommended by Sarah Hamilton, Project Lead
One word that describes this restaurant: Relaxed.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Good food, but expect to wait awhile - service isn't great.
Why does she keep going back: Fun sports bar/restaurant atmosphere. Never a wait to get seated.

Milly's Tavern
500 North Commercial Street
603.625.4444
www.millystavern.com
Recommended by Brenda Noiseaux, Sales Engineer
One word that describes this restaurant: Basement.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Spicy Chicken Sandwich.
Favorite drink: Pumpkin Ale.
Why does she keep going back: To be honest, the food is ok, the servers mostly rude and the bar is really sublevel. But it is known for it's microbrewed beer. So much so that out of town travelers to our wedding had it on their list of places to visit while in town.

Murphy’s Taproom
494 Elm Street
603.644.3535
**www.murphystaproom.net**
Recommended by Todd DeSchuitneer, WH Support Specialist
One word that describes this restaurant: Pub/Bar
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Jalapeno Burger.
Why does he keep going back: Great outdoor patio. Live music sometimes and when it gets a little chilly, they have heaters!

Pattie Shack
1073 Elm Street
603.232.7201
**www.pattieshackonline.com**
Recommended by Todd DeSchuitneer, WH Support Specialist
One word that describes this restaurant: Satisfying.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: I usually get a burger with bacon, fried egg, and chipotle. Garlic parmesan tater tots on the side.
Why does he keep going back: Quick and great service. These are not meals for a calorie counter, unless you get the junk yard salad!

Peking Garden
967 Elm Street
603.623.8880
Recommended by Nina Mycue, WH Support Specialist
One word that describes this restaurant: Satisfying.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: So many...chicken and broccoli is really good. The beef teriyaki is sweeter than most places, but always tender and good. Crab Rangoon are always crispy and delicious, and the combos are a great deal.
Why does she keep going back: Great food, great prices, and they get it made pretty quick too.

Piccola
815 Elm Street
603.605.5100
**www.piccolaitalianh.com**
Recommended Christine Crane, WH Support Specialist
One word that describes this restaurant: Tasty.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Chicken and Eggplant Parmesan, table-side Caesar, or anything - it's all good.
Why does she keep going back: Great food, reasonable prices, good service. Best Italian food I've had in the area.

Recommended by Allison Batchelder, Accounting
One word that describes this restaurant: Yum!
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Both the Chicken Gemelli and Veal Pizziola are excellent! Tableside Caesar salad is a must!
Favorite drink: Espresso martini.
Why does she keep going back: If you like Italian food...this place is the best! Great food...very consistent - large variety.

Pochito’s
33 South Commercial Street
603.232.3054
**www.pochitosmexicanrestaurant.com**
Recommended by Allison Skidmore, Account Manager
One word that describes this restaurant: Mexican.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Tacos.
Why does she keep going back: I've only been once, but it was delicious.

Recommended by Sarah Hamilton, Project Lead
One word that describes this restaurant: Atmosphere.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Fun location in the old mills. If you like Mexican, this is a good spot to check out.
Favorite drink: Margarita.

Portland Pie Co
786 Elm Street
603.622.7437
**www.portlandpie.com**
Recommended by Jonathan Wilkinson, Account Manager
One word that describes this restaurant: Tasty.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Soy pizza.
Why does he keep going back: This is the only pizza place I have ever found that has soy cheese pizzas on the menu, and they are excellent. For the lactose intolerant or vegans this is a great place to eat.

Recommended by Todd DeSchuitneer, WH Support Specialist
One word that describes this restaurant: Pizza.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Cadillac Mountain Pizza.
Favorite drink: Lots of great beers on tap.
Why does he keep going back: Atmosphere and food are excellent and the menu choices go on and on!

Recommended Christine Crane, WH Support Specialist
One word that describes this restaurant: Pizza.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Moosehead pizza with garlic crust.
Favorite drink: Mmm…Beer.
Why does she keep going back: Great, creative pizzas. The different crusts are great, and ask your server which crust they recommend with the pizza you want. Sometimes the service has been slow.

The Red Arrow Diner
61 Lowell Street
603.626.1118
**www.redarrowdiner.com**
Recommended by Todd DeSchuitneer, WH Support Specialist
One word that describes this restaurant: Diner.
Favorite meal at this estaurant: Breakfast the way you want it.
Why does he keep going back: Great atmosphere and people. The way a greasy spoon should be.

Recommended Christine Crane, WH Support Specialist
One word that describes this restaurant: Comfort.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Grilled cheese, or chicken tenders, or pie! Haven't had a bad meal.
Why does she keep going back: Great diner style comfort food. Good prices, good food.

Recommended by Brenda Noiseaux, Sales Engineer
One word that describes this restaurant: Diner.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Any of the chocolate creme pies.
Favorite drink: Coffee.
Why does she keep going back: Um the pie. The coffee they serve is perfect diner coffee, don't expect Starbucks here. A must-try: Dynah Fingers - it's their homemade version of the Twinkie.

Republic Café
1069 Elm Stret
603.666.3723
**www.republiccafe.com**
Recommended by Allison Skidmore, Account Manager
One word that describes this restaurant: Local.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: They have a starter that allows you to select 3 dips/spreads with toasted pitas; don't be fooled, this is huge and can serve as your meal!
Favorite drink: They do a spin on an Old Fashioned that's pretty tasty.
Why does she keep going back: It's local as much as possible. That means area farms are supplying their food stuff. Can't go wrong supporting the local businesses, especially when they taste this good!

Recommended by Todd DeSchuitneer, WH Support Specialist
One word that describes this restaurant: YUM.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Chicken confit.
Favorite drink: Sangria or a wine flight.
Why does he keep going back: This menu is constantly changing based on the produce available. The chefs are creative and masterful!

Recommended by Andrea Carta, Support Specialist
One word that describes this restaurant: Unique
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Chicken Confit Baccala
Why does she keep going back: Friendly waitstaff. Tasty Mediterranean dishes uniquely prepared.

Recommended by Brenda Noiseaux, Sales Engineer
One word that describes this restaurant: Yupster.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Nutella and banana panini with blueberry compote. Close second: curried cauliflower.
Why does she keep going back: Republic has a cool vibe with good food and drink. It's eco-conscious with farm-to-table offerings and organic wine offerings. Good for meeting friends or having a quiet drink at the gorgeous marble bar. Outdoor seating is also an option and I have spent a lazy Sunday afternoon watching downtown pass by.

Richard’s Bistro
36 Lowell Street
603.644.1180
**www.richardsbistro.com**
Recommended by Carol de Meli, Director of Operations and Support
One word that describes this restaurant: Special.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Baked Stuffed Lobster.
Favorite drink: Pineapple martini
Why does she keep going back: Great bread, salads and food. This is a small restaurant where you never feel rushed and always feel special.

Shaskeen
909 Elm Street
603.625.0246
**www.theshaskeen.com**
Recommended by Todd DeSchuitneer, WH Support Specialist
One word that describes this restaurant: Irish.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Irish cuisine, how do I pick??
Favorite drink: Guinness.
Why does he keep going back: Great Irish pub-style atmosphere.

Strangebrew Tavern
88 Market Street
603.666.4292
**www.strangebrewtavern.net**
Recommended by Todd DeSchuitneer, WH Support Specialist
One word that describes this restaurant: Beer.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Appetizer sampler.
Favorite drink: Too many beers to choose from but I'm partial to the Blue Moon or Allagash.
Why does he keep going back: Live bluesy bands and the great beer selection. And don't forget about the free popcorn!

Recommended Christine Crane, WH Support Specialist
One word that describes this restaurant: Beer.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Beer. Not a place I think of for their food, but it's good to eat something when you're trying a lot of different beers.
Favorite drink: Beer!
Why does she keep going back: Great beer selection, especially on tap. I'm a sucker for trying new and different draft beers.

Recommended by Jack Wolter, WH Support Specialist
One word that describes this restaurant: Pub.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Enjoyed the burger.
Why does he keep going back: Wednesday nights, $3 burgers.

Suddenly Soupy’s (Open for lunch only)
28 Hanover Street
603.657.7279
**www.suddenlysoupys.com**
Recommended by Todd DeSchuitneer, WH Support Specialist
One word that describes this restaurant: Deli.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: They have great sandwiches and home made soups.
Why does he keep going back: The owner seems a bit harsh due to her accent but she is a big sweetie and the food is delicious!.

Teddy Js
866 Elm Street
603.622.6400
Recommended by Todd DeSchuitneer, WH Support Specialist
One word that describes this restaurant: Pizza & Subs.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Steak and cheese sub.
Favorite drink: Plenty to choose from.
Why does he keep going back: Good Service, great menu choices.

Thousand Crane
1000 Elm Street
603.634.0000
Recommended by Todd DeSchuitneer, WH Support Specialist
One word that describes this restaurant: Asian.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Crispy duck.
Favorite drink: Scorpion bowl.
Why does he keep going back: Friendly service and I've heard the sushi and sashimi is pretty decent.

Wild Rover Pub
21 Kosciuszko Street
603.669.7722
**www.wildroverpub.com**
Recommended by Todd DeSchuitneer, WH Support Specialist
One word that describes this restaurant: Irish.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Bangers and Mash or the Shepard's Pie.
Favorite drink: Harp.
Why does he keep going back: Great food and appetizers. Nice mellow spot to hang out and relax.

Recommended by Brenda Noiseaux, Sales Engineer
One word that describes this restaurant: Neighborhood pub.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Nacho crusted chicken sandwich.
Favorite drink: Guinness (arguably the best pour in the city).
Why does she keep going back: That sandwich! It's so delicious it even tempted one of our vegetarian friends back to the land of meat. As a bonus, you can order a side of gravy for your fries.

XO on Elm
827 Elm Street
603.560.7998
**www.xoonelm.com**
Recommended by Karen Tupper, Data Analyst
One word that describes this restaurant: Relaxing/Delicious.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: The duck is fabulous!
Favorite drink: Ask the bartender to create something special for you. Its fun what he can come up with.
Why does she keep going back: I like the casual and intimate atmosphere.

Recommended by Todd DeSchuitneer, WH Support Specialist
One word that describes this restaurant: Delicious.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Tequila lime stuffed pork tenderloin.
Favorite drink: Sangria.
Why does he keep going back: Great menu and it keeps changing. Classy.

Recommended by Sarah Hamilton, Project Lead
One word that describes this restaurant: Upscale.
Favorite meal at this restaurant: Eggplant Parmesan.
Favorite drink: Great martini selection.
Why does she keep going back: They offer more upscale, fancy meals in a sophisticated atmosphere. It's a nice place for splurging a bit.

Z Food & Drink
860 Elm Street
603.629.9383
www.zfoodanddrink.com