While Portsmouth continues to grow its restaurant culture, there is much to be had by crossing the bridge into Kittery, where a culinary renaissance awaits.
Whatever you're craving, use this guide when you're visiting Plum Island to find a great meal at one of the best Newburyport restaurants.
Our city offers a restaurant for every mood and with new spots popping up all the time, we found two new Portsmouth restaurants that are sure to satisfy.
When you're visiting Portland, if you find yourself downtown, the Portland Public Market House is the perfect place to stop for lunch or a snack.
Whether you're looking for a cozy pub dinner, a fine dining experience or some unforgettable Thai food, we have a recommendation for a restaurant in Camden.
Find the makings of a great in-room happy hour or the perfect gift for a friend at one of our favorite specialty food shops in Stowe!
With a restaurant for every occasion, we recommended letting your taste buds lead the way to dinner at one of the best Provincetown restaurants.
Whether you're visiting Provincetown or Falmouth, stop into one of these three Cape Cod breweries for a cold one and a snack.
After a day exploring on the chilly mountain, we recommend a stop at one of Stowe's best après ski restaurants for a cocktail and some tasty apps.
With many of the participating restaurants just a short walk from our hotels, explore the food and drink scene in Salem during Salem Fall Restaurant Week!
While many shops, bars, and restaurants close after the high season, we've got a list of places to eat year-round on Nantucket.
After a day spent relaxing at the beach or exploring the shops and the historic district of downtown, enjoy the best oysters in Newburyport.
Come the off-season, those beachside clam shacks close up but a variety of our favorite restaurants are still serving up the freshest seafood.
Our city has a huge variety of different cafés and restaurants to choose from but don't fret, we've got some great recommendations for lunch in Portsmouth.
While there is, of course, ample rocky coast to explore in Maine, we recommend considering a day trip inland to visit some of these wineries near Camden.
Just a 5-minute walk into town from Summercamp, Offshore Ale Co. is a great place to enjoy craft beer on Martha's Vineyard –a perfect place for happy hour!
The next time you're in Mendocino and need a pick-me-up, here are our recommendations for the best coffee shops in Mendocino.
After a day spent exploring all that KPT has to offer, treat yourself to some of Kennebunkport's best cocktails. Sit back, relax and enjoy!
At the end of August, Lark’s Group Executive Chef Justin Perdue was given the honor of hosting a dinner at the famed James Beard House.
Lark Hotels is excited to debut Counter and The Roof! Coming this fall, these two distinct dining experiences will be open to the public at The Hotel Salem.
Check out our recommendations for the best lobster roll in Camden and enjoy as much fresh Maine lobster as you can during your visit!
Whether you're looking to grab a late-night slice or load up on some carbs before exploring Salem, we've got some great places for you to check out.
We're so excited to be partnering with Lark Fine Foods to create the world's first Double Lark Cookie!
You'll find Maine oysters on raw bar menus across the country, so when visiting Portland, take some time to experience these delicacies on the half shell.
Gilded's homemade granola recipe is used as a crunchy topper to Greek yogurt mixed with seasonal ingredients on the breakfast bar.
Keep our list of the best bakeries in Portsmouth (and one just over the river in Kittery) handy for when the sugar craving strikes.
Whether you're an early riser or a night owl, be sure to get your hands on some Back Door Donuts while you're visiting the island. They're the best in town!
With so many compliments from our guests on our homemade small plates breakfast, we decided it was time to share the recipe for a guest favorite – our Nutella Banana Muffins!
When you're looking for lunch on the go, check out some of our favorite new food trucks in Portland. From Thai to falafel, you're sure to leave feeling satisfied.
Our boutique Camden inn serves up a great cup of joe but when you're out exploring, we've got some great recommendations when it comes to the best coffee shops in Camden!
Whether on the half shell at happy hour, as an app before dinner, or even as part of a beach picnic, check out these spots for oysters on Nantucket.
After a long day in the sun, there's almost nothing better than some fresh Mexican food and a cold drink. Check out our favorite Mexican spots in Newburyport.
Join us for a culinary experience on July 1, as we celebrate the flavors of the season at the Summer Bounty Chef’s Dinner held at Down Island in Oak Bluffs. Seven talented East Coast chefs will showcase the freshest summer ingredients in a decadent dining event!
What's better than ice cream on a warm summer day? We've picked our favorite Kennebunkport ice cream shops that are sure to satisfy your taste buds!
One of the highlights of staying at the Ale House Inn is the variety of local breweries in Portsmouth to check out.
Our managers give their tips on everything from where to get the best cup of joe or afternoon lunch, to what to do on a rainy day.
Nantucket is lucky to have its own brewery, and there's several places where you'll find many taps pouring local and craft beer.
We think any good beach vacation should include a leisurely morning at the coffee shop so we picked our top three choices for coffee shops in Newburyport.
Summer in Maine means it's a race against time to enjoy as much fresh Maine lobster as you can. Check out our top three recommendations for where to feast on the best lobster rolls in Kennebunkport!
The North Shore of Boston's proximity to the country's best fishing grounds means an abundance of great seafood restaurants offering everything from lobsters, to fried clams to steamed mussels.
Whether you like your lobster roll drizzled with warm butter or tossed with cool mayonnaise, these three restaurants, from brewery to seafood shack, serve up the best lobster roll on Martha's Vineyard.
osh, the manager of The Hotel Portsmouth, gives tips on where to get everything from the best cup of coffee, to the best bowl of chowda' and a must-do before leaving town.
For seafood lovers, no trip to the Seacoast is complete without some local oysters served on the half shell and we've picked some of our favorite spots.
Here are three breweries in Stowe (including the famed Alchemist) worth a stop for some Vermont beer fresh from the source:
Newburyport has several breweries and beer bars in town where you can enjoy a cold one after a day at the beach or exploring Plum Island.
With over 50 participating restaurants, Newport Restaurant Week provides the perfect opportunity to try a new restaurant at a lower price point.
With over 50 restaurants participating, Newport Restaurant Week is the perfect time to try a new restaurant at a lower price point.
Portsmouth Restaurant Week is March 30–April 8, 2017, and we couldn't be more excited that some of our favorite Portsmouth restaurants are participating.
There's no real off season in Portsmouth, bustling even during the winter months. We have some great recommendations for the city's hottest places to dine.
With a nickname like the Ocean State, visitors to Rhode Island can expect plenty of fresh, local seafood and in Newport especially, lots of oysters.
Whether you're a lifelong wine connoisseur or a newbie still trying to discern Malbec from Merlot, Kennebunkport has several spots to sample wines from around the world.
Newburyport's food scene has grown exponentially in the past few years and we've got a list of some unusual and tasty ways to experience both local cuisine and culture.
Maine Restaurant Week, March 1st through the 12th, is a great chance to enjoy many of the fine dishes and cuisine that Portland has to offer. Steps by the Pomegranate Inn.
Looking to sip local wine without going very far? Look no further than the restaurants of Mendocino.
Here are three Kennebunkport restaurants where you'll find our favorite winter fare and a cozy corner in which to enjoy it.
With nearly 90 breweries in the state, it's no surprise that there are plenty of places in Portland to enjoy good beer, from craft beer bars to brewery's tasting rooms.
Yet another local favorite that is literally a madhouse during busy hours, Newburyport's The Poynt always seems to have a lot going - and for good reason.
Typically, when you hear about "spirits" in Salem, liquors like rum and gin aren't what first come to mind.
While Salem has a thriving restaurant scene, breweries are a relatively new addition.
Chock-full of breweries, Portsmouth is well-established as a beer town. But sometimes you just need a good cocktail and fortunately, this seacoast spot has a good number of places to get those too.
Here are our favorite 2016 additions to the Portland restaurant scene, plus a few we're looking forward to in the new year.
In need of a pitstop while meandering around Newport? We've got you covered with our top picks.
Billing itself as “New England’s first oyster, crudo, and chop bar,” the menu at Brine certainly lives up to the diverse nature of that claim.
The state's booming craft beer scene, with more than 80 breweries, is a big reason to visit Vacationland.
Fall is the perfect time to visit Edgartown—the crowds have thinned, the foliage is peaking, and there are several bars open year-round to quench your thirst.
No trip to Maine is complete without a taste of our state crustacean, so no doubt you're on the lookout for lobster in Kennebunkport.
Vermont is known for its craft beers, many of which are only available within the borders of the Green Mountain state. Here are three of our favorite Stowe craft beer bars.
Portland's historic West End neighborhood is a foodie favorite, thanks to the many unique eateries located within walking distance of The Pom.
It happens to all of us – you’re excited about spending a long weekend relaxing beachside, and you’ve arrived several hours early for check-in. Next stop? Lunch in Newburyport.
Scales and Shells is hands-down the local’s favorite Newport seafood spot — for both their own dining experiences as well as where they send out of towners.
The hands down favorite of chefs throughout the island, Proprietors serves up a decadent brunch, but get there early because it fills up FAST.
The first — and some would say most important — meal of the day takes several incarnations as the sun rises over Oak Bluffs.
While Martha's Vineyard may have been named for the prolific grapevines that once covered the island, the beer gets top billing at Bad Martha Brewing in Edgartown.
You're going to need a lot of energy to take in all Salem has to offer, from world-renown museums to tour, shops to explore, and restaurants to enjoy. Here are three of our favorite downtown Salem coffee shops.
Fall is here, and it's reflected in the changing foliage of Plum Island and in the kitchens of our favorite Newburyport restaurants.
There is something decidedly comforting about having the privilege to discover a new style of wine at a bar – and then have the option to purchase a bottle of it right then and there.
When lunchtime in Belfast rolls around, you have more than a few tasty options in this quaint seaside town.
Hands down, we think you'll find Newport's best burger at Mission.
After having a bit more of a good time than you had initially expected at one of the island's many bars, you may be on the hunt for late night eats in Oak Bluffs.
While Edgartown has its fair share of fine dining, here are our top picks for the family-friendly set.
A day spent touring the rich art, maritime, and witch trial history of Salem can certainly work up a thirst. Check out these three places that specialize in craft cocktails, from a classic waterfront seafood spot to Salem's newest arcade-themed bar.
All that island beaching and shopping is going to leave you famished and in need of lunch in Oak Bluffs. What is it they say about 6 meals a day helps you lose weight? Just go with it.
A visit to Newport calls for a special evening out and some fine dining. Delight in the best seafood and produce Newport farmers, fishermen, and chefs have to offer.
If you’re up in the wee hours, there are some excellent Nantucket coffee shops for enjoying the sunrise.
Several new restaurants have opened up in the Kennebunks recently, and we think these three are worth a visit.
Portland's East Bayside neighborhood is known for its craft beverage scene, including beer and distilled spirits.
Long Grain, a Thai restaurant in Camden, takes your favorite dishes to new places, using seasonal and local ingredients.
There's so much to do this time of year in the Stowe area, so you'd better fuel up.
Summer on Plum Island is all about the beach, but even the heartiest beachgoers may need a little "perk-me-up" after a long day spent seaside.
Though there are a plethora of sleek, high-end dinner options on the island, what you really need above all else is delicious food and attentive service.
A stop at Sweet Life Cafe should be on the menu during your next trip to Oak Bluffs.
New Englanders love their frozen treats, and no summertime visit to Martha's Vineyard would be complete without a sweet scoop (or two!).
After one bite of the Branzino at Firenze Trattoria, it's easy to understand why it has become one of the most sought after reservations in Salem.
Sometimes after a taxing day at the wineries of Anderson Valley, you might find yourself craving a different sort of adult beverage.
Everyone who visits Portland wants to know, where can I find the best lobster roll? Well, we're here to help.
Bambolina offers "Neo-Neapolitan" style pizza unlike anything else you'll find in Salem.
It’s totally ok to care about how your coffee tastes, and it doesn’t get much better than the offerings at Profile.
Billed as “the working man’s oyster bar (albeit a bit dressed up),” Portsmouth's Row 34 specializes in just that.
When you're dealing with a limited amount of vacation time on the island, it is imperative to pinpoint which of your target eateries are open for lunch.
When the weather warms up in Portland, you'll be hard pressed to find any Mainers indoors. The arrival of beautiful spring and summer weather, combined with Portland's incredible restaurant scene, can mean only one thing: it's patio season.
Though it is traditionally billed as “rustic,” there is a decidedly contemporary vibe in the dining room at Louie’s in Portsmouth.
Whether your inclination is classic or modern when it comes to pastry, there is no denying the beauty and pure opulence in each of Salem's Caramel French Patisserie's creations.
No trip to the Green Mountain state is complete without sampling some of Vermont's famous and fabulous cheeses.
Immerse yourself in the history of colonial Rhode Island with a visit to the White Horse Tavern, located just a short walk from The Attwater.
Downtown Camden comes alive in the springtime, as seasonal shops and restaurants reopen their doors and the flowers along the harbor begin to bloom. Stroll into town (or stay put!) and visit one of our favorite spots for a cocktail.
Portland is becoming known for its coffee scene; several small roasters have opened up shop in the last few years and are dedicated to sourcing, roasting, and brewing the best cup of joe possible.
Craving a good juicy burger? Here are four of our favorite burger joints in Newport, plus a bonus option for vegetarians.
Portsmouth's Restaurant Week is a great excuse to sneak off for an early spring getaway to the New Hampshire seacoast.
What better way to celebrate Sunday Funday than with a tasty brunch? We polled our co-workers here at Ale House Inn and our sister Portsmouth Lark, The Hotel Portsmouth, and here are your three best brunch bets.
Whether you believe the groundhog shadow business or not, the thermometer and warm sun don't lie. Springtime in Newport is ripe for outdoor exploration, and one of our favorite things to do is pack a picnic before venturing out.
Try something new or dine at a tried-and-true during Maine Restaurant Week.
It's always a promising sign when there's a thirty minute wait for a table at Doc Ponds on a Sunday night, even once the majority of weekend warriors have left town.
Ports of Italy brings an authentic Italian dining experience to Kennebunkport.
Take a sweet stroll through Kennebunkport on the Cookie Crawl from December 7-10 and sample award winning treats from Captain Fairfield Inn.
While we may be known for our chocolate chip cookies, we're no one hit wonders when it comes to baking.
Out here on the left coast, we do our signature small plates breakfast a little differently than some of our East Coast counterparts.
We're big time cookie aficionados here in Kennebunkport, but sometimes we like to shake things up with a walk on the crunchy side.
How much do we love toast for breakfast? Let us count the ways.
What better way to fuel up for a fall day spent exploring our diminutive island than with a sweet breakfast treat in 76 Main's café?
The only thing better than the sweet smell of something baking in the oven wafting through the halls of The Hotel Portsmouth? When that smell is our Pumpkin Spice Bread.
When we're sitting in our kitchen thinking of new and interesting ideas to incorporate into our breakfast menus or afternoon treats, we wonder what people did before the internet.
What is it that makes pudding so popular? We'll let you know as soon as we get to the bottom of our creamy caramel pudding.
Part of the allure of staying at a Lark Hotel is knowing that sweet treats will be placed in the lounge every afternoon for all to enjoy. Here at Field Guide, we're really digging these cinnamon rolls with a twist.
The Stowe dining experience is as varied as the outdoor pursuits that call people to this charming mountain town. Try something new or a tried-and-true during October's Restaurant Week.
It's a prix fixe paradise during Newport + Bristol County's fall Restaurant Week.
With the changing of the seasons comes the changing of the wines we serve at our rotating afternoon wine hour at Blue Door Group - Inns of Mendocino.
The glorious Portland, Maine summers may be all too short-lived, but there are an incredible number of outdoor dining options in our food-friendly seaside town.
What better to way to celebrate summer than with dinner and drinks en plein air?
Portsmouth, New Hampshire is a great place for dining outside in the summer, and it’s particularly all about “The Decks.”
Summertime in Newport is too beautiful (and often too fleeting) to spend inside, so when the mercury rises, we like to spend every minute possible outside.
Summer on Nantucket is all about outdoor living, and there's no better way to follow up a day on the beach than with dinner and drinks under the stars.
Our bustling (and sometimes bursting) village is full of opportunities to drink and dine al fresco, explore some of our favorite picks after relaxing in our courtyard with a glass of wine.
In just 10 minutes from our front steps at the Ale House Inn, you can walk to Maine. Better yet, you can walk to an ISLAND in Maine by way of a bridge over the Piscataqua River
Lark locales are full throttle in the summer, and we think there's no better way to celebrate the balmy weather than by wining and dining al fresco.
After the harsh winter and chilly spring, we immediately took to the great outdoors once the mercury confirmed that summer was indeed upon us.
The solstice has come and gone, we've celebrated America's birthday, and it's official - summer is in full swing!
We took a Lark-wide poll, and it turns out that our general managers' ideas of the best breezy cocktail are as varied as our locations.
Here at the Blue Door Group, we wholeheartedly endorse the philosophy that "more is more."
Ever dreamed of holding court behind a bar? Here's your chance.
Summertime in coastal Kennebunkport calls for a breezy beverage while lounging in our outdoor courtyard.
For a small island, Nantucket is home to an acclaimed brewery, vineyard, and distillery – all in one place!
A summer gathering calls for a custom cocktail like the Golden Gimlet created by Gilded, a boutique hotel in Newport, RI.
In a state like New Hampshire with so many notable breweries, which one do you choose?
Summer nights call for a refreshing cocktail or brew, and Portland is home to many choice watering holes just beyond the steps of the Pomegranate Inn.
Nothing says summertime on Nantucket like a breezy cocktail, best enjoyed in our courtyard oasis of flora and flagstone.
When we hit the road for vacation, it’s such a treat to tuck into breakfast made by someone else.
Great music is best enjoyed on a full stomach, and Newport has more than its fair share of venues where music and munchies go hand in hand.
One of the many perks of heading out on a lark is handing over the breakfast duties to someone else.
Although the Captain Fairfield Inn is proud to call Maine home, its breakfast menu pulls some of its inspiration from below the Mason-Dixon line.
Our mothers always told us that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and now as adults, we must admit we agree (we're mentally preparing for the "I told you so" coming our way).
At the Pomegranate, breakfast isn’t just a meal, it’s an experience.
You know how people are always talking about how easy it is to find a good bagel? Oh right, no one's actually ever said that outside of New York.
When we hit the road for vacation, it's such a treat to tuck into breakfast made by someone else.
Our stomachs have confirmed what doctors have long suggested - that eating breakfast is good for your health and vacation state-of-mind.
Our innkeepers have a long running debate when it comes to planning the breakfast menu at our Newport RI hotel - do guests lean more towards the sweet or the savory side?
What is it about the mouthwatering combination of sweet and salty?
We like to be true to our Portsmouth boutique hotel's unique name!
With many parts of the country firmly in the grip of winter, the aroma of freshly baked cookies is just the thing to warm up your house and spirits.
In any season, Wine Wise Events is a must when you visit our Portland Maine inn!
Our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast has come to the rescue — just in time for fabulous holiday parties and family get-togethers — with this unique holiday cookie recipe: Fried Sage Chocolate Shortbread.
Did you know that beer the world’s most widely consumed alcoholic beverage?
It’s August. You’ve been at the beach all day. Your hair is doing that great (or not-so-great) wild beachy thing, your arms are tan, you’ve got sand between your toes, and you sometimes have to ask other adults what day of the week it is.
We're big on quotes here at our Nantucket hotel. Supposedly, Benjamin Franklin once said, “Wine is constant proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”
On the rise all over New England, craft distilling is taking us back to our Yankee roots and combining a farm-to-table ethos with the longstanding art and science of producing fine spirits.
Not far from our Portland, Maine inn there’s a growing hyper-local trend you might not yet know about: the micro-distillery movement.
Here’s a great excuse to sneak off for an early spring getaway at our Newport hotel: April 2 - 14 is restaurant week in our seaside Rhode Island town.
Our Portland Maine inn is known for vibrantly painted guest room walls, a fabulous New England art collection, and. . . seriously awesome gourmet breakfasts.
We know that the post-holiday, resolution-filled month of January may not be the best month to be sharing this, but we've had so many rave reviews of the homemade oreos we (sometimes) offer at our boutique Newport Hotel that we thought we'd spread the love.
Have we mentioned that our Portland Maine Inn is lucky to be located in such a foodie city?
Strolling around Dock Square after lunch? Looking for a place with a view where you can sit and relax? Feeling peckish in the afternoon or hankering for a cocktail?
When the temps creep up, nothing beats a creamy mound of deliciousness -- tasting great and melting down your arm.
Lark Hotels is lucky to have a Certified Sommelier as one of the resident managers.
Newport Restaurant Week returns in a few days!
As the temps drop, the cocktails in New England take on a distinct whiff of whiskey and dark rum.
Savor September at the annual Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival.
You may have noticed new photos on our website! We've reached a milestone in our Newport Hotel's renovation by completing a model room that shows our new design.
In the last post, we brought you the dish on new Kennebunkport Restaurants opening for the 2011 season. But we are equally excited about returning to our favorite spots to ooh and ahh over their new menu items.
If you are a regular visitor, you know that Kennebunkport is a standout among small towns for its number of dining establishments and the quality of the experiences they offer.