New Hanover Inn Restaurant Opens for Business


The Hanover Inn at Dartmouth, known as “Dartmouth’s front door,” will complete the last phase of its renovation next week with the opening of the Inn’s new restaurant, PINE.

PINE will feature local meats and produce from Upper Valley Farms. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)


“We are delighted to open the doors to PINE, which will offer the Dartmouth and Upper Valley communities a diverse menu featuring local American cuisine and showcasing farm-to-table concepts with the freshest local ingredients,” says Joe Mellia, general manager of the Inn.

PINE, which opens March 18, 2013, will initially serve dinner only. It will eventually serve lunch and dinner seven days a week, as well as Sunday brunch. Lunch will be offered starting April 15. The restaurant can accommodate 122 guests, and will feature meats and produce from Upper Valley farms. PINE will be overseen by chef-restaurateur Michael Schlow and award-winning chef Justin Dain.

“My goal with PINE is to create a restaurant that adapts to people’s needs while concentrating on using as many local products as possible,” says Schlow, who has won the James Beard Award of Excellence for Best Chef in the Northeast. “Justin and I will source New England seafood and locally produced meats and cheeses from the area. The menu is diverse, offering everything from fresh oysters to loin of lamb with ‘quick ratatouille’ to a signature burger.”

The Hanover Inn began extensive renovations in 2011 on guest rooms, the lobby, and conference spaces. It reopened for business in June 2012, and the Inn’s new main conference area, the Minary Conference Center, welcomed visitors in November of last year.

The Inn is owned by Dartmouth and is a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Hotels of America and the Preferred Boutique Collection. There has been a lodging establishment at the Inn’s prime campus location overlooking the Green since 1780. Members of the Dartmouth community and the general public are invited to contact the Inn at (603) 643-4300 or (800) 443-7024. For additional information on the Hanover Inn and PINE please visit them at

See slideshow on Dartmouth’s flickr site.

Keith Chapman