Modern American in Portsmouth

Constantly showered with accolades, chef Julie Cutting's refined but cozy brick-walled restaurant makes a romantic dinner spot. The menu revolves around New England cuisine 'revisited': pan-roasted duck breast, maple-glazed salmon, beef ribs slow-braised in red wine, horseradish-sour-cream mashed potatoes, crisp-skinned chicken and lobster bisque, all accompanied by seasonal vegetables and a superb cocktail list.