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“What a Waste” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Canoe Club

Canoe Club
27 South Main Street, Hanover, NH 03755-2048
603-643-9660
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Ranked #10 of 36 restaurants in Hanover
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“What a Waste”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Canoe Club is a nice atmosphere with a good wine list. Too bad they don't do food to match.

We came for a late lunch. Small plates - here's the rundown:
--gnocchi: goopy and bland
--beet salads: wilted bag spinach from the grocer, virtually undressed.
-- curry chicken salad: better but still sitting on curled dead greens.

Ever hopeful (and still hungry) we ordered dessert:
-- apple galet: in the freezer too long, we had a hard time cutting it with a knife. My parents indicated they preferred the apple galet at the dining room of their retirement home!
-- chocolate pecan torte: good crust/ but what is that brown gelatinous stuff?
-- ice cream-- really? Out of a flavor listed as a staple on the menu. And there must be someone in the kitchen whose afraid of running out of everything else: how else does a $2 teaspoon happen in the land of dairy?

All served with that smug air of "aren't we special" and the truth is, no, you are not.

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  • English first
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English first
Andover, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Excellent evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We have eaten here half a dozen times, and it has never failed to please. They do Italian very well. Most recently the veal ravioli special and the seafood pasta were superb. The appetizers were also excellent - the chef has a way with calamari. They had a small jazz combo, which was pleasant and not intrusive - we could still talk over the music. Prompt and friendly service. A most excellent evening.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bloomfield, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Loved it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Great spot, very good food fairly priced, service excellent and the music an added bonus, interesting but not obtrusive. Eclectic selection of beer and wine. Intriguing and welcoming decor.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hanover, New Hampshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Overrated and bland”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The menu isn't very exciting at all, and the prices are justifiable for so-so food. Some of their items are really heavy and for a restaurant that USED to consider itself the best in town (sorry, you've been knocked over by PINE), the food is not creative and inconsistent.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Chandler, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Awesome mussels!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We found this restaurant several years ago, by accident and have returned every year since then when we are in Hanover. It's an excellent restaurant in a college town so it doesn't necessarily need to provide incredible food - but it does! We always seem to gravitate back to the steamed mussels which includes french fries and a sauce over the entire dish that ties it altogether. It's hard not to use your bread to soak up every last bit of the wonderful juice at the bottom of the dish! We actually ate here 2 nights in a row during our last stay in Hanover - it's that good! And despite being homecoming weekend, the staff was incredibly personable even with the busy environment.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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