In July of 1976, Marc and Patty Milowsky and their partners, founded a log cabin dinner house. A year later, the other partners sold their interests and the Milowskys became the sole owners. The original restaurant consisted of 86 seats, a 40 seat bar area, and an atmosphere reminiscent of the Victorian Old West. In 1981, Marc and Patty added a custom greenhouse to the building, and in 1990, added the Adirondack Lodge and outdoor deck. In 2008, a new brick patio in front of the restaurant added a charming outdoor dining space.
Jesse's is known in the area for having the best all you can eat salad bar, prime rib and tavern. Jesse’s is open for dinner seven nights a week at 4PM and Sunday brunch at 10AM. Visit Jesse's Steakhouse.
In 1983. The Milowskys converted the Town and Country Dress Shop in downtown Hanover into a 130-seat restaurant and bar and named it Molly’s Balloon. Just 2 blocks from the Dartmouth Green, Molly’s is a favorite of Dartmouth students and locals alike. In 1998, 25 more indoor seats were added and an outdoor patio. Molly's is a timeless college bar, complete with walls of Ivy League memorabilia, local sports photos and artifacts. The Milowsky’s vision of making Molly’s the unofficial Hanover Historical Museum and a great place to eat came to life.
At Molly's, guests enjoy thin crust pizzas and entrees cooked in a wood-fired brick oven, pasta dishes, the best burgers in the Upper Valley, fresh salads, wonderful finger food and appetizers, and homemade desserts. Molly's is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.
With two successful restaurants under their belt, the Blue Sky Restaurant Group was founded. Why Blue Sky? Why not!!
Marc Milowsky was honored by the New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association as Restaurateur of the Year in 1995.
In 2007, the Blue Sky Restaurant Group was recognized by the National Lodging and Restaurant Association, the New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association, and the American Express Company with the Good Neighbor Award, to honor New Hampshire Restaurants that have given outreach and support to better their communities.
In 2007, Marc and Patty were awarded the "Heart of the Prouty" award for their work and years of service to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center.
In 2008, Molly's won the New Hampshire Magazine award for the Best Restaurant in the Upper Valley/Lake Sunapee Region.
The Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce recognized the Blue Sky Restaurant Group with the Innovators of the Year award in 2008.
In 2009, Marc and Patty were awarded the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Community Ambassador of the Year Award.
Jesse's was honored by NH Magazine as The 2010 Favorite Restaurant in the Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region.
Jesse's was honored by NH Magazine as The 2011 Favorite Restaurant in the Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region.
2013, Molly's Chef Justin Hoyt was named the Grand Champion of the third annual NH State Dairy Promotion Board Mac & Cheese Bake Off. Molly's Restaurant won Champion in the Best Restaurant Category.
2013, Jesse's was awarded the Best Brunch in the Upper Valley, by the Valley Business Journals Readers Poll!
2014, Molly's was awarded best luncheon spot and Jesse's was awarded best dinner house by the Valley Business Journal's Best of the Best Readers Poll.
2014, Marc was awarded the prestigious Dick Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award by the NH Travel Council.
2015, Jesse's was awarded best dinner house and Molly's was awarded best luncheon spot by the Valley Business Journal's Best of the Best Readers Poll.
2016, Jesse's was awarded best dinner house and Molly's was awarded best luncheon spot by the Valley Business Journal's Best of the Best Readers Poll.
2016, Jesse's was awarded Best Brunch and Best Overalll Restaurant by the Valley News Reader's Choice Awards
2016, Molly's was awarded Best Lunch by the Valley News Reader's Choice Awards