Restaurants

The Paddle Inn

In Featured Restaurants By Rob Levey/Photos: Tony Scarpetta / July 2019

Opened in December, 2016, The Paddle Inn in downtown Newburyport operates with a “food, drink, sun, surf” theme—and it is working. “The response has been great,” says Co-owner and Executive Chef Suzi Maitland, an experienced restaurateur with Trina’s Starlite Lounge and Parlor Sports in Somerville, Massachusetts, among some of her other culinary business concerns.

Best of TASTE 2018 – Al Fresco Dining

In Best of Taste By Rob Levey & Jessica Sacco, with Lisë Stern / July 2019

CAVA TAPAS & WINE BAR

Best of TASTE 2018 - Deck

In Best of Taste By Rob Levey & Jessica Sacco, with Lisë Stern / May 2019

MARTINGALE WHARF

The Tiller Restaurant

In Featured Restaurants By Diane Bair & Pamela Wright/Photos: Tony Scarpetta / May 2019

We would dine at The Tiller Restaurant just for the view. It’s stunning: crashing waves against granite cliffs and open ocean as far as the eye can see. This contemporary restaurant at the luxurious Cliff House resort in Cape Neddick, Maine, takes full advantage of its perch on rocky Bald Head Cliff. Gray-blue banquettes and wooden tables face a wall of windows overlooking the Atlantic; a fieldstone fireplace warms a corner. The good news is that Executive Chef Rick Shell also takes full advantage of the location, working closely with local farms, dairies, ranchers, and fishermen and women to create equally stunning dishes, with deep ties to New England culinary traditions.

Best of TASTE 2018 - Top 30 Restaurants

In Best of Taste By Taste of the Seacoast / April 2019

2018 Best of TASTE Top 30 RESTAURANTS, as voted by you!

Spotlight on Hampton, New Hampshire

In Featured Restaurants By Jessica Sacco / April 2019

Miles of sandy beach bordering the Ocean Boulevard strip of restaurants, candy shops, arcades, and gift shops have made Hampton (and neighboring North Hampton) one of New Hampshire’s popular tourist destinations. This quintessential New England town also boasts bold eats, innovative menus, and entrepreneurial endeavors. Just a few miles inland, Lafayette Road is bustling with some of the best breakfast, lunch, and dinner spots that combine fresh ingredients with creative culinary skills, resulting in dishes that you’ll come back for time and again.

Best of Taste 2018

In Best of Taste By Rob Levey & Jessica Sacco, with Lisë Stern / April 2019

From alfresco dining to wings, creative cocktailsto innovative margaritas, not to mention steak, lobster, and mouth-watering chocolates, the Seacoast is home to incredible food and drink. We asked you to vote on your favorites in over 80 categories, then tallied your choices to establish this year’s best of the best.