1190 Lafayette Rd.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone: (603) 433-3338
Fax: (603) 431-1639
1190 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth, NH, US, 03801
- Phone: (603) 433-3338
- Fax: (603) 431-1639
Bars & Cafes
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.
Portsmouth Book & Bar is a unique concept that caters to food-loving bibliophiles. Occupying the historic Custom House in downtown, this old-worldly charming place is part cafe and part book store. It curates a collection of used books that represent myriad genres like academics, arts and social sciences. The adjoining dining room is meticulously hand-furnished and serves coffee, beer as well as tapas and baked goods. This venue occasionally plays host to live music, readings, cultural and community events.
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.
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.
Nestled in the heart of Strawbery Banke, the culinary team at Mombo love providing their guests with traditional American cuisine that has been given a contemporary twist. The restaurant houses an open kitchen where you can watch your chef whip your meal together. Located on the fringes of the Prescott Park, stone's throw away from the Portsmouth Harbor, Mombo is surrounded by a beautiful scenery. The patio offers splendid view of the colorful flowers of the park and the calm waters of the Piscataqua River. Guests can enjoy their wine at the piano bar, while a skilled pianist churns out soothing melodies.
Located in the heart of historic downtown, the Brewery offers fine handcrafted lagers and ales. Also featuring a wide-ranging menu of outstanding food served in a lively, friendly atmosphere. Whether you are having dinner, enjoying a beer on the intimate courtyard patio, or playing pool in the offbeat downstairs lounge, you will see why the Brewery is like no other restaurant on the seacoast.
The Press Room has been treating guests with great entertainment and variety of drinks. This local pub has been the center of all musical activities in Portsmouth and continues to do so. Though different bands/artists stage their performances here, the focus in Press Room is on folk and jazz music. It features live music almost every day of the week and genres like blues, rock and Latin jazz are explored here too. Along with good music, you can also savor tasty short eats and guzzle down chilled beer. And, The Press Room also has special space for hosting private events and parties. For more details, call ahead or check the website.
Located in Downtown Portsmouth, Fat Belly's offers groups a cozy environment to relax in. Spread across two stories, the main floor comprises of the dining area which is a great place for families to dine in, while the cocktail lounge upstairs houses the 'Ice Bar'. Their menu boasts of delectable comfort foods that will gel well with the beers and cocktails. Gorge on the yummy wings, hummus and potato skins, that are popular favorite of the regulars. On Fridays, beer lovers can enjoy the happy hour discounts; while, Reggae lovers can head over to this place on Wednesday for a special night.
The Dolphin Striker is nestled in the heart of Portsmouth, stone's throw away from the Portsmouth Harbor. The owners of The Dolphin Striker, Chef Scott Massidda and Peter DiZigolio, established this place to bring to their customers an array of options in food. Chef Massidda has creatively blended together flavors from around the globe with local traditional recipes. Gorge on their delectable fares of oysters, clams, lobsters and a variety of fish. Choose from their extensive collection of wines, beers and liqueurs to complement your food. The restaurant opens from 11:30a onwards, except on Mondays when it opens only for dinner from 5p onwards.
Black Trumpet Bistro + Wine Bar is located in a building from the 19th century that formerly housed a chandelier shop for ships and two popular restaurants: Blue Strawbery and Lindbergh's Crossing.The chef proprietor Evan Mallet, loves surprising his guests with a refreshing menu every few months. The cuisine features a delectable blend of local recipes with flavors from Turkey, Spain, Africa and Mexico. Guests can dine on the first floor while enjoying splenidid views of the Piscataqua River. The wine bar opens at 5p every evening; you can complement your wine with some tantalizing food that will be served from 5:30p onwards.
The Oar House, formerly a warehouse used to store food grains, was transformed into a fine dining restaurant serving delectable American cuisine with contemporary flavors blended in. Try out their menu of clams, oysters and shrimp, made from fresh catch. Apart from seafood. this place is also renowned for their cheesy pizzas. While waiting for your order to arrive, why not take a walk around the restaurant to get a glimpse of the artifacts that celebrate the harbor area's history. On weekends, guests can enjoy at the lounge, sipping on wines as performers entertain you.