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Black Trumpet Bistro

29 Ceres St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3727
+1 603-431-0887
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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29 Ceres St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3727
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommended this place by another friend and our expectations were exceeded. The atmosphere was cozy and the seasonal menu was incredibly delicious.

Thank Ivy W
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

We found this restaurant by accident as it started snowing as we were walking by and had a really positive experience. Limited but well designed menu and food both presented and cooked to perfection . Combinations and favouring crafted by an expert . Recommended to...More

Thank Eileen S
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Every trip to Portsmouth needs some Back Trumpet. The food is amazing. Our waiter paid attention to every detail describing the ship from which our shrimp was caught and course of several ingredients, They accommodated my requests for gluten free meal and my husband's request...More

Thank Debra L
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Never had dinner here before but have done several "happy hours" here and had app's! One of my favorites for cocktails and happy hour!

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Great Bar and seating upstairs. Cozy, space and with an elegant feel. Menu can be a bit eclectic at times, but always delicious. Great for a romantic night out.

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Intimate, quiet enough for easy conversation, interesting small plate menu but pricey considering portions even on main course. Squid based dishes especially good and drinks quite fine. Parking in public garage close but $21 on Sat. evening. Left scarf by mistake but got call from...More

Thank amosnealp
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Very nice meal, really good assortment of unique dishes. Quaint little restaurant. Dinner w some friends, enjoyable night.

Thank Vittoria S
Reviewed 30 October 2017

My wife and I had dinner there in September 2017. It's location is close to the river. The building is old and very charming. We were seated on the second floor at one of the two window tables there that look out at the river....More

Thank geconant
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We were recommended to eat at the Black Trumpet Bistro. However 3 out of 4 of us did not think it was worth it. The restaurant is located in an alley along the harbor and offers no parking. So you have to walk to it...More

Thank Miamijim
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Not sure what all the hype is about. Had dinner here this past Friday night. Got seated right away. Cute, small restaurant but very relaxed atmosphere. That is what we enjoyed. Our waitress was great also.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Ceres St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3727
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-431-0887
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