High Street Farmhouse adds some diversity to Goffstown dining
GOFFSTOWN — Goffstown will now have one more choice of full-service restaurants as the High Street Farmhouse makes its mark in the local dining scene.
The restaurant, open since December at 9 High St., offers locals a dining experience that isn't stuffy, but offers high-quality meals at reasonable prices, said Guy Streitburger, who owns the restaurant with his wife, Jen Lutzen.
"We didn't want to be just an 'occasion spot,'" said Streitburger, "or a place where the garnish is bigger than the entrée."
Streitburger said the ultimate goal is to provide excellent food and service.
"We're definitely not freezer to fryolator," he said. "Everything is made fresh every day."
The two aren't new to running a restaurant. They previously owned the Pinkerton Tavern in Derry from 2002 to 2011, and were part of the teams at Richard's Bistro in Manchester and Silo's Steakhouse in Merrimack.
After the Pinkerton Tavern was forced to close because of the Route 28 widening project, the two were looking for a new venture.
"Why should someone go to Manchester or Concord to get a great meal?" Streitburger said. "That was missing around here."
The menu includes comfort food items such as pot roast, macaroni and cheese and chicken pot pie, and changes with the seasons. Three to four daily specials are offered that take advantage of the market that day, also helping to keep prices reasonable, said Streitburger.
"The menu is controllable, so that what we do, we can do really well," he said.
Open Wednesday through Saturday for dinner, and noon to 8 p.m. on Sundays, the High Street Farmhouse features theme nights, including Wednesday's Burger and Brew night, Fresh Catch Friday and Smokin' Saturdays, where the staff smokes prime rib on the premises.
"It sells out every Saturday," Streitburger said.
"We're also doing smoked lobster tails," Lutzen added, some of which will be used for the lobster panini sandwich.
Lutzen said the goal of the restaurant is to use more local foods, and they plan to take advantage of this summer's local produce. The two will also plant a small garden on site.
"That's what farmhouses do. They grow their own food and they help their neighbors," she said.
So far, business has been good for the 70-seat restaurant, and Streitburger said they've received a warm welcome from the community.
"We're very lucky," he said. "Everyone has been so welcoming, and everybody at the tables seems to know everyone when they sit down."
Diners can look forward to the opening of the deck around Memorial Day, and other themed dinners as well. "Now that we've got a few months under our belt, we'll start to add a few things," Streitburger said. "We wanted to get to know the community."
For more information, go to highstreetfarmhouse.net, or go to the restaurant's Facebook page.