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The best restaurants in Manchester 

  • Republic chef Ed Aloise, Republic on Elm Street in Manchester on March 6, 2013. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Republic chef Ed Aloise, Republic on Elm Street in Manchester on March 6, 2013.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Pommes Frittes served with aoli.  Republic on Elm Street in Manchester on March 6, 2013. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Pommes Frittes served with aoli. Republic on Elm Street in Manchester on March 6, 2013.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Republic on Elm Street in Manchester on March 6, 2013. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Republic on Elm Street in Manchester on March 6, 2013.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Republic on Elm Street in Manchester on March 6, 2013. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Republic on Elm Street in Manchester on March 6, 2013.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Chicken Confit served with haricot verts (French green beans) and herbed potatoes. The chicken is from local farmer Peter Allen Farm.  Republic on Elm Street in Manchester on March 6, 2013. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Chicken Confit served with haricot verts (French green beans) and herbed potatoes. The chicken is from local farmer Peter Allen Farm. Republic on Elm Street in Manchester on March 6, 2013.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Cold Antipasti trio, from left to right: Organic carrot masala, whipped spicy fresh feta and red quinoa, beet, and moroccan spices, served with Lebanese bread and olive oil. Republic on Elm Street in Manchester on March 6, 2013. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Cold Antipasti trio, from left to right: Organic carrot masala, whipped spicy fresh feta and red quinoa, beet, and moroccan spices, served with Lebanese bread and olive oil. Republic on Elm Street in Manchester on March 6, 2013.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Maker's Maple. Republic on Elm Street in Manchester on March 6, 2013. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Maker's Maple. Republic on Elm Street in Manchester on March 6, 2013.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Republic on Elm Street in Manchester on March 6, 2013. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Republic on Elm Street in Manchester on March 6, 2013.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Republic on Elm Street in Manchester on March 6, 2013. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Republic on Elm Street in Manchester on March 6, 2013.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Republic on Elm Street in Manchester on March 6, 2013. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Republic on Elm Street in Manchester on March 6, 2013.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Republic chef Ed Aloise, Republic on Elm Street in Manchester on March 6, 2013. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Pommes Frittes served with aoli.  Republic on Elm Street in Manchester on March 6, 2013. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Republic on Elm Street in Manchester on March 6, 2013. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Republic on Elm Street in Manchester on March 6, 2013. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Chicken Confit served with haricot verts (French green beans) and herbed potatoes. The chicken is from local farmer Peter Allen Farm.  Republic on Elm Street in Manchester on March 6, 2013. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Cold Antipasti trio, from left to right: Organic carrot masala, whipped spicy fresh feta and red quinoa, beet, and moroccan spices, served with Lebanese bread and olive oil. Republic on Elm Street in Manchester on March 6, 2013. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Maker's Maple. Republic on Elm Street in Manchester on March 6, 2013. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Republic on Elm Street in Manchester on March 6, 2013. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Republic on Elm Street in Manchester on March 6, 2013. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Republic on Elm Street in Manchester on March 6, 2013. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

We’ve all had satisfying meals at a chain restaurant or two, but there are occassions that call for a little something more – a special meal, amazing service, a unique menu, stunning ambiance. With that in mind, we set out to find some of the hidden gems of the Queen City’s dining world. We turned to Yelp.com, where we searched for most popular, generating a list of eight locations. Then we handed out the list and sent three reporters out to dinner at the restaurants of their choice. Here’s where they went and what they had to say:

We’d like to do more features like this on
different New Hampshire cities and towns. Where would you like to see us go next? Email editor Jenifer VanPelt at Livewellnh@cmonitor.com.

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