I like this place but it pretty much turns into a nightclub at nights on Friday and Saturday. And as that happens it seems the average age drops. The food is solid and the beers I’ve had there have been pretty good as well. I really liked their Biscuit City Pale Ale and Another Ale. They don’t have the largest selection however. Half dozen taps or so. It is spacious so you shouldn’t have problems getting a table or a spot at the bar (which is also pretty big) unless you come on the aforementioned weekend nights when it is absolutely packed.
I went there a few times during the after-noon for beer and food so I cannot comment about the late-night pub atmosphere. The place itself looks like a nice restaurant (between intermediate and classy) with a large bar counter in the middle. A lot more upper class feeling than 99% of the brewpubs. Except for a few so-so dishes so far the food has been mostly delicious, must superior to you average pub fare. There can be up to 10 beers on tap (1 cask) and they ranged from disappointing to excellent. Of the 9 beers I tried my ratings range linearly from 1.9 to 4.1 !!! (from the pathetic Apathys Reward to the stunning McGanns London Ale). Worth a detour and next time I’d like to try a dinner and night time atmosphere. Service is good but once we got the worst (and I mean THE worst) service I’ve ever had in a restaurant. The waitress wasn’t bad looking at all and I think she was obviously in need of a good f…
Classy spot with two restaurant sections. It might be a single bad day, but our waitress seemed to keep her smiles and good service for more important patrons on that day. Despite its classy outfit, the place offered 8 beers on draught and another one on cask even! I was quite disappointed with my food, I had a Philly Steak Sandwich which was not steallar and annoying since every other of the 5 plates on the table looked quite appetizing and several other items on the menu interested me (varied range of original paltes outside the pub far usual range). Just don’t pick the specials of the day. The beers were of varying quality, but some of them were excellent. I’ll come back once every couple of years, but if I lived in NH, I’d come by from time to time to try their new offerings.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | December 19, 2007| Updated June 30, 2009
This classy restaurant also has a bar section if you do not feel like getting a dining room experience. The food I’ve had here over a few visits (crab cake salad, jambalaya, sweet potato wedges) was always good and the beer selection was definitely interesting with Smoked Porter, Scotch Ale, Winter Warmer, 2 different Brown Ales (one on cask), etc. The standout though for me still is their McGann’s London Ale, a beautifully-rounded and balanced bitter golden ale that truly showcased this brewer’s potential prowess. I will surely keep coming back through here and would recommend it for those beer lovers looking for a brewpub restaurant to which you can bring your significant other. The sweets shop at the entrance is sure to please their desserty needs too.
This was my second visit to this establishment, very good in terms of price and food value. Martha’s was very nice, clean, and the staff was very friendly. The cool thing is that on the weekends it is a non smoking establishment which let my wife and I enjoy our drinks and food with our daughter and no smoke which was top-notch. The place wasn’t crowded at all for a friday night and we were seated right away. The service was very friendly and the selection of food and beer was even better, that night the India Head Red was in the cask which was the first I tried that night. Overall we had 1 apps, 2 entrees, 2 desserts, 3 beers, 1 wine, growler of beer, for $70 including tip great experience and very much recommended.
Martha’s is always worth a visit to get a sampler of the beer they brew onsite. The sampler consists of 6 of their own beers. Service is so-so when you sit at the bar, but the food is pretty good. I wouldn’t recommend going too late on a Thursday or Friday night if they have a DJ or bands, it gets FAR to loud.
Enormous mutli-room brewpub on the first floor of a converted old department store (I think). Fairly typical downtown ambiance, though I really liked the different casts to the various rooms, and outdoor cafe seating a big plus even in May. Food very very typical brewpub fare (little for vegetarians, be warned), and beer not a whole lot better, alas. Not a bad place at all, but I wouldn’t go out of my way (again). Nice clean bathroom (men’s anyway) but beware the lack of toilet paper!