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Surf

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-8401
+1 603-334-9855
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (92 reviews)
“lobster” (120 reviews)
Closed
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-8401
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1 - 10 of 932 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited Surf on a Friday evening 45 minutes before closing and they still had a thirty minute wait. But able to sit at bar immediately where they offer a full menu. Beer selection pretty good with a variety of local brews available. Started with smoked...More

Thank Jan625
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Restaurant doesn’t take reservations for a party of 2, but the wait wasn’t long and they’ll text you when the table is ready so you walk around. Ask for table overlooking the water. Don’t be afraid to sit at the bar to eat in case...More

Thank Barry V
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just had dinner here after a day of wandering around downtown Portsmouth. The staff here, especially our waitress Jillian, were exceptional. Professional and friendly. We ordered the appetizer shrimp special which was excellent. My entree the fisherman's casserole was cooked to perfection. Haddock, shrimp and...More

Thank Jim V
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We started off by splitting a bowl of clam chowder, which was better than most. The spring rolls were somewhat unique, but very good. We finished w/sriracha tuna roll and salmon w/roe sushi roll; both were as tasty and fresh as we have had anywhere....More

Thank Ken K
Robyn S, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for joining us for lunch and taking the time to leave such a great review Ken! We strive to always provide the freshest seafood, so it means a lot to hear when our guests notice! We look forward to seeing you again...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely view overlooking the water if you request a window table! Numerous,interesting choices on the lunch menu. We had a difficult time deciding what to order. Our choices were excellent. The only plate that was good but ordinary was the lobster roll. Everything else was...More

Thank Bryna K
Robyn S, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the kind review, and for joining us for lunch! We're happy to hear that you not only enjoyed the great views, but also your dishes ordered! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great experience at this restaurant. Our waitress was very nice, the dishes came out quickly and the food was good, to add to the experience the setting was very nice with beautiful views of the water! (Raw oysters were delicious too).

Thank medcoco1
Robyn S, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for dining with us, and for the kind review! We are o glad to hear that we were able to provide a great experience for you! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you find this helpful, please click helpful below. This place fits the Portsmouth downtown motif and is less upscale than the Nashua location. The oysters were awesome, calamari, the baked stuffed haddock.... all amazing! Drinks were excellent. Parking is lousy as is all Portsmouth...More

Thank snmurphy07
Robyn S, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for dining with us, and for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed all of your dishes & drinks, and that our service was top notch! We look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had seen many reviews on Trip Advisor and decided to deal with the no reservations/wait. It was worth it! Sat at the bar while we waited for our table, had a little sushi which was super fresh, chips and salsa and drinks. The Ruby...More

Thank Margery S
Robyn S, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for choosing to dine with us and for taking the time to leave your feedback! It's always so great to hear when we can provide our guests with a great first experience! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had flown into Portsmouth for a business trip and our department went to Surf for dinner. The view was lovely and everyone enjoyed their meal. I had the roasted shrimp and quinoa salad that was an explosion of flavor. The service was great. Our...More

Thank Beth_McD05
Robyn S, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us while visiting Portsmouth! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your Shrimp & Quinoa Salad, as this is a fairly new addition to our menu. We're so glad to hear our staff was attentive and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't get me wrong : the food was good. I had a delicious sushi roll that had scallops avocado and bacon that was really tasty and a delicious margarita. We had to wait a about an hour and a half for a table, and the...More

Thank Chappaquiddick_11
Robyn S, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

First, we want to thank you for choosing to dine with us, and for leaving us your feedback, both positive and negative. We know how many options there are in downtown Portsmouth, so we truly appreciate your business. We're sorry to hear that you didn't...More

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jcl8989
30 August 2017|
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Response from sharronsibley | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely make reservations for a dinner seating. If you go in for an early dinner you have a good chance of getting a nice table by the windows without a reservation
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dlleone3
13 August 2017|
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Response from traveler120483 | Reviewed this property |
No the outside dining area is a small deck that juts out of the back of the restaurant. To reach it you must walk through the inside of the restaurant.
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TSollen
21 February 2017|
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Response from Robyn S | Property representative |
Hi Tanya, Surf has a relaxed and inviting atmosphere, there is no particular dress code for Surf, though it is considered casual. Thank you, Robyn Spittle
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-8401
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-334-9855
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