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Black Trumpet Bistro

29 Ceres St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3727
+1 603-431-0887
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good22%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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29 Ceres St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3727
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a wonderful table upstairs next to the window so were ble to enjoy the view. The staff were excellent and the menu was interesting. The food was excellent. Had a lovely evening.

1  Thank Di S
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had an anniversary dinner upstairs. The service was very good. The appetizers and entrees were excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our wine and its complement to our food. We even were provided with a nice dessert for our special event! However. it...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some gourmet restaurants are too cutting edge in my opinion; this one gets it right. Interesting and innovative, but not too over the top. We had a great salad, nice mezze plate, and split a scallop dish to save room for dessert, which I recommend....More

Thank mackerel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped here for wine and appetizers, and we were not disappointed. We sat at the upstairs bar where the staff was extremely accommodating. Although the appetizers were delicious, they were not memorable. The meatballs were recommended, but they were just ordinary....More

Thank Lorene B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great ambiance to this place. The menu looked great, but it did not seem to deliver in flavors when eating it. Small meatballs app was very dense and hard with some nice flavors. The pasta with peas and onions was so so. Decent...More

Thank bmk1459
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't know where to begin. We were greeted and seated by a very friendly woman. After being seated, the server approached and we asked for a recommendation on the wine list, it seems the only wine that fit the description of what we wanted...More

Thank CMTPortsmouth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an excellent dinner at Black Trumpet (just be aware the street it's on is more of an alley than street, park elsewhere). My wife had the fresh daily fish and I had the scallops (which had fantastic taste but were a bit physically...More

Thank Philip G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perhaps we had an off night. Although I doubt it, but that's why I'm leaving 2 stars instead of 1. We were celebrating a special birthday that evening as a group of 9. Waitress was nice but clearly not knowledgeable about the food or wine....More

Thank boslady123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in town for a concert and we decided to splurge. The restaurant does buy local produce from one of the vendors at the farmers' market I attend. The waitress was very attentive and the food was excellent. This is one of those places...More

Thank Jack M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for dinner on a Saturday night. Had reservations. Seated immediately. Friendly wait staff. Nice looking restaurant in historic setting. Limited menu. We shared a cheese plate and the paella ( which would have been a lot for one person). Food was very good.

Thank John B
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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
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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