n their second year of business, Nectar takes on all comers and takes the prize for Best Dartmouth Restaurant the second year running. That’s pretty impressive, a sign that whatever it is they’re doing, they’re doing it right: It’s in the brunch, lunch and dinner menus---try the beef carpaccio or the Thai curry penne---the sparkling cocktails and desserts made fresh. It’s in the patio, the lounge, the set menus for parties of 20 or more. It’s in the upscale atmosphere, bringing a modern cosmopolitan vibe to downtown Dartmouth that the locals---and visiting Haligonians---are embracing wholeheartedly.
First Runner-up: La Perla
Second Runner-up: Moxie’s