Concord is a pleasant surprise for many who venture here. A small city dotted with historic buildings and pretty parks, it also has an impressive culinary scene. Here are the best restaurants in the New Hampshire capital.
It would not be an overstatement to say that Sunny’s Table is among the top three dining destinations in Concord. A few carefully picked Asian classics grace the menu, but the foundation is all local. Many of the dishes’ ingredients are sourced from New Hampshire farms. When perusing the menu, remember that the Korean bibimbap is especially worth recommending. Its sizzling spices are just right for the New England palate, while the angry shrimp on ramen noodles is a great find for the lover of hot and spicy fare. Sunny’s polished interior and great presentation add to the appeal. So head down here if you’re in search of ‘something different’ for a night out.
Sunny’s Table, 11 Depot St, Concord, NH, USA, +1 603 225 8181
Something of a local foodie secret, Angelina’s serves up mouth-watering slices of Italy, homemade with love and fresh ingredients. This is all in a cozy, art-filled setting with just a few tables. On the menu is the creamy, New England-inspired agnolotti crema rosa – half-moon pasta filled with lobster, prawns and scallops, and topped with a rich tomato sauce. Or you can choosethe decidedly North Italian osso buco – a juicy veal shank served with vegetables over risotto. Angelina’s chef has mastered the art of adapting this continental cuisine to the flavors and tastes of New Hampshire. For an authentic experience, go for some of the more traditional options. Then, wash it down with a bottle of Italian wine and feel transported to an intimate trattoria across the Atlantic.
Angelina’s Ristorante Italiano, 11 Depot St #1, Concord, NH, USA, +1 603 228 3313
O’s Steaks and Seafood sees itself as a spin on the classic steakhouse, serving top-notch combinations of juicy cuts and fresh-from-the-water seafood. Start your meal with the signature O Pops, small bites of Kobe beef, blue cheese and bacon. Then go on to the steaks, picking from a selection of Kobe and Prime NY Strip – freshness is guaranteed with these succulent, high-quality cuts. Alternatively, try O’s famous surf and turf mac’n’cheese, which brings together prime cuts of filet and NY strip and some delicious lobster meat for sophistication’s sake. While O’s Concord is nestled in the city’s lively downtown, the Laconia branch is another wonderful setting overlooking the pretty Lake Opechee.
O’s Steaks and Seafood, 11 S Main St, Concord, NH, USA, +1 603 856 7925