Michael Buckley’s new restaurant, Buckley’s Great Steaks, is now open in Merrimack. The former location of the Woodbury House has been tastefully renovated to keep the historic quality, but yet the interior is fresh and inventive. Pumpkin pine wainscotting, exposed brick and beams add to the charm, while sleek lighting fixtures and window treatments add refinement.
No surface was left untouched, from the refinished original floors to the now-exposed rafters. The general contractor was Christopher Cahill.
All the beef entrées ($24 to $48 for a 32-ounce porterhouse) are Midwestern grain fed, aged 21 to 28 days, and grilled over native hardwoods. Other specialties include German-style pot roast ($18) and Buckley’s Great Burger ($9). Entrées are served with a choice of one side dish, but are served family-style for sharing.
The new bar area sports a large screen TV and a gas fireplace. The appetizers on the menu are “pub-ish,” but a much better quality than most.
Buckley’s Great Steaks, 438 Daniel Webster Hwy., Merrimack, (603) 424-0995
— Susan Laughlin
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