75 Chestnut, nestled in historic Beacon Hill, boasts a menu of New England comfort food that focuses on fresh seafood, chicken, beef, and salads. Thankfully, portions are large, meaning you’ll have plenty of your favorite dishes, like seafood stew, made with gulf shrimp, scallops, hand-cut salmon, swordfish, halibut, and sea bass with garden vegetables and bliss potatoes, Bibb salad, made with creamy local goat cheese, pungent dried cranberries, gala apples, roasted pecans, and tart lemon vinaigrette, and clam chowder to go around. Prices are reasonable and décor is elegant yet understated, making 75 Chestnut a restaurant suitable for family dinner.
This one feels straight out of a Nancy Meyers movie: An American comfort fare restaurant tucked away on a charming side street, complete with a black awning and two enormous windows facing the street. In other words, you want to save this one for someone special. As you’re splitting the molten chocolate cake and lingering over the last of your Willamette Valley Pinot, you’re bound to feel the love.