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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 4 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank Sharon A
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This is a romantic little find, tucked in on Ceres street. The food is upscale and adventurous - not great for kids, but very much enjoyed by adults. Staff was friendly and very accommodating. We would have liked to try several other things on the...More

1  Thank azrunbunny
Reviewed 3 October 2017

On the surface, Black Trumpet Bistro isn't the kind of restaurant that my wife and I often visit. Mexican tiramisu? Shrimp and squid? Then I read a couple of scorching reviews, the one and two-star variety. But then I read a review from a discriminating...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Saturday night dinner, 4 couples. We were excited for a fun evening, should have picked a different restaurant. This place is so loud it's impossible to have a conversation. It's located in the basement of a very old building. Brink and stone walls don't make...More

Thank travelsforworkBoston
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and i dined there September 8th. I will give it a 2 Star rating strictly based on the quaint atmosphere of the building. Unfortunately our meals were 1 Star at best. We shared the Meze appetizer and all 3 items were dry and...More

1  Thank MegCanada
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Absolutely delicious dinner and delightful service. We had the fresh fish and it was incredibly fresh and well-prepared.

Thank Lawr4961
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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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