1190 Lafayette Rd.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone: (603) 433-3338
Fax: (603) 431-1639
Shio is a Japanese Restaurant serving sushi, sashimi as well as tempura prepared with traditional techniques to help diners savor every bite. Begin your meal with a Miso or Dumpling Soup or opt for Shio's Special Soup. Ikasansai and Chuka Salad are packed with delicious textures and Fried Soft Shell Crab is memorable. Wasabi Shumai is perfect for Wasabi lovers and Mikussu, Appuru Maki are great rolls for sushi lovers. Book the Tatami room to enjoy your meal at the low wood tables with floor seating mats.
The Beach Plum's original location of the beach at North Hampton has more than its fair share of regular customers and is something of a local institution. Their second location situated close to the highway at Portsmouth offers virtually the same menu and is garnering an equally status. Specializing in New England cuisine, a must-try is the lobster roll, rumored to be some of the best along the coast. A relaxed, casual dining restaurant, its a good place for a family lunch out.Other favorites on the menu include the clam chowder, fried shrimp, sweet potato fries and their home-made frozen yogurt and ice cream. Follow up a meal with one of their signature ice-creams for a sinful conclusion to your meal. Available in a huge assortment of flavors, kids will especially enjoy the sweet treat. For catering details, visit the website or call.
Owned and operated by chef Stephan Mayeux, Bridge Street Bistrot & Wine Bar offers delectable French dishes prepared with a creative flair. The restaurant offers an intimate dining environment both indoors and outside and provides an amazing ambiance for a romantic meal. Mussels Muscadet, Baked Brie, Coquille St Jacques are good appetizer choices. For entree, try Filet Au Poivre, Salmon Epernay, Duo of Duck or Roasted Pork Tenderloin. Salad and soups are also available for a light meal or as an appetizer. Team your meal with the right wine for an enjoyable experience.
The Friendly Toast is a lovely restaurant explored by many for breakfast, brunch, lunch as well as for dinner. The interior of the restaurant is very warm and welcoming, and is furnished with plenty of chairs and tables to accommodate larger parties. For breakfast, all of their pancakes come highly recommended followed by French Toast, Belgian Waffles, Eggs Benedict, Egg Sandwich and Biscuits & Gravy. They also serve several breakfast plates and carry an extensive Omelettes & Scrambles menu. Soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches and burritos are ideal lunch delights here. On weekends, the place is open till late in the night to satiate the hunger of local night owls.
The Boston Globe has praised it and so has the Maine Press Telegram. Now whether it's for the salad nicoise with greens and olives or the tuna burger with crispy celery fries, that's left for you to decide. But try not to let go of the pasta, especially the strozzapretti with fresh tomatoes. The wine cellar is full to the brim with everything from the Red wine Pinot Noir to Zinfandels from California, to satiate the wine buff. Enjoy your meal as Pesce takes your blues away. The patio is open May through October.
For a Latin siesta, while visiting the city, drop in at Brazo. The renowned chef and owner Phelps Dieck with his professional team, offer their guests handcrafted Latin American cuisine. Begin your meal with a delectable Yucatan taco, Caramelized Mushroom Empanadas or a Latin Poutine and follow it up with an appetizing entree of churrasco, Cuban style Meatloaf and Brazilian pork confit. Seafood lovers can call for the fresh catch of the day. Complete your meal with a sweet sinful dessert.
The bustling Congress Street is home to a number of gems, and nestled among these is the Thirsty Moose Taphouse. This awesome watering hole quenches the thirst of even the most discerning beer drinkers by offering more than 100 draft beers. Right from the exotic Allagash Curieux Tripel style beer to the regular Guinness, this one has its tap filled with a wide selection from breweries across the world. And that's not all, as the array of homemade food such as Meatball Sliders, Buffalo Chicken Dip and Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders on offer are equally enticing for your taste buds. Performances by various local and national artists/ bands are scheduled here almost every day, and if you are in mood to give your voice to the songs, then walk up to the stage during their weekday open mic event and impress your pals with your skills in music.
Located in the bustling Downtown area of Portsmouth, Rudi's Portsmouth offers traditional American recipes blended well with contemporary flair. The menu features a range of soups, salads, seafood, poultry and meat dishes. A must try here is the Fried Brie, Gotham Cobb Salad and Crab Cakes. Choose from their daily specials for some of the best dishes the menu has to offer. Drop in on a Sunday for a delectable brunch fare and be surrounded by soothing jazz tunes. Though the restaurant shuts by 10p, the bar and lounge remains open till much later.
Cure, situated in a charming historic building in Downtown Portsmouth offers a rustic, yet charming dining experience. Popular with locals as well as visitors to the area, the little restaurant serves up American classics with a twist. While several familiar dishes pepper the menu from BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, Lobster Bisque, Chicken Pot pie and Kale Ceasar; the execution and quality of ingredients adds a different dimension to a familiar favorite. The outdoor seasonal patio is a lovely spot for a lunch or quite dinner on a warm summer evening, paired with a glass of wine of a craft cocktail makes for a pleasant dining experience. The three course tasting menu at USD 29.95 is a good option for those looking to experience a complete meal. Reservations are advisable, especially on Friday and Saturday evenings. For details, visit the website.
Established in 1994, Ristorante Massimo is renowned for offering guests authentic Italian cuisine. The executive chef Jethro Loichle uses fresh locally sourced ingredients to create flavors that remain true to the recipes from all across Italy. The restaurant offers an elegant atmosphere to dine in. The stone walls are covered with beautiful landscapes, while opulent chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, covers the room in a warm glow. Gorge on the pastas made from scratch and poultry, meat and seafood cooked with a variety of herbs and spices.
Located in downtown Portsmouth, Cava Tapas & Wine Bar offers a quaint and warm environment to dine in. Choose to have dinner at the Chef's Table with delicious dishes put together by chefs John Akar and Gregg Sessler. Dine outside with a view of the unique vertical garden in the summer months or choose to sip on your wine in the cave inside. Braised Chicken Thigh paired with bacon, lentils and apricots and seasonal dishes with other such combinations offer a great blend of flavors. Enjoy attentive service and complete your meal with an amazing dessert like Pumpkin Spice Cake and other delicacies listed on a menu that is changed constantly. Hours mentioned are for Spring and Summer. Call ahead or check the website to know more.
Spread across two floors, Moxy offers a warm ambiance and serves modern American Tapas and other dishes in small plates. Locally sourced ingredients are used to create new delicacies and the menu is changed to constantly offer something innovative and new to diners. Marinated Baby Beets, Hearts of Boston Bibb, Hasty Pudding Frites and Grilled Corn are great to start with. Roasted Beef Marrow Bone, Crispy Pork Jowl are good tapas options and Fried clams and Maine Mussels are suitable for seafood lovers. Cocktails, draught beers and wines are also served.