Wednesday, September 4, 2019

New England's Tap House Grille Is Even Better Than It Was Before

In October of 2013, we did a review of New England's Tap House Grille.  Years later NH Reviews is back again to see how they are doing after all that time.

As we entered the building, smiling faces greeted us at the hostess station.  Initially, we were brought out by a very friendly young man to a table that was in the middle of everything and a kind request was made for a different table.  Lucky for us a booth was available on the side.  He was very nice to accommodate our request.   

The environment here is lively with a sports bar in the middle of the floor with many large screen televisions.  They expanded the dining area on the left side to add more tables and seating capacity.  A list of local craft beers offers a plentiful array of options. 

Looking over the menu, the owner has smartly kept it simple while focusing on foods that customers want.   Our usual beginning is their delicious poutine; however, we were looking for something a little healthier and asked about the hummus appetizer  Our server, Lindsey, said that this was very popular with vegetables grown in their own farm. Served with grilled pita bread and a generous serving of hummus we finished everything.  The vegetables indeed tasted fresh picked out of a garden.

The first entree choice was fish tacos.  After a prior visit, noticing that these were frequently ordered by customers, I decided to try them on the next trip.  Beer batter fried fish, pickled vegetables, chipotle, and jalapeños are combined into a delectable entree.  Here the owner has hit the mark capitalizing on the popularity of tacos in the best way.   

A golden strawberry field salad was the second choice.  Grilled chicken, lettuce, strawberries, pecans, and golden beets are covered in a honey balsamic dressing to create a beautiful mix of flavors.

On to dessert, s’mores pie was our amazing pick.  Topped with a toasted marshmallow, this has a top layer of chocolate ganache followed by a generous slab of chocolate chunk ice cream and on the bottom was a graham cracker crumb crust. 

The service was exemplary.  Our waitress couldn’t have been any nicer.  And the young man from earlier continued to impress. Walking around with headphones communicating with the hostess station on table status.

New England's Tap House Grille is even better than it was before and strongly recommended. You can find them at 1292 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, NH 03106.  Phone (603)782-5137.