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Rudi's Portsmouth

20 High St, and 5 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4022
+1 603-430-7834
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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20 High St, and 5 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4022
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

We have eaten at Rudi's at least a half dozen times and fully enjoyed it every time! We love to bring our guests here. What makes Rudi's so special is the live jazz duos that play soulful yet unobtrusive music during brunch and often during...More

Thank LorettaConnecticut
Reviewed 17 July 2017

If you are in Portsmouth NH, you have to try out Rudi's. It is not on the main street so you need to know of it. It is down an alley-way. I have been there several times and they never miss a beat. Was up...More

Thank Lawrence L
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

This place is a cozy but romantic feeling wine bar with great music and great staff. I have not personally eaten food here, but the wine list is great and the wine is amazing. Brunch on Saturday and Sunday I have been told is also...More

Thank Emily K
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Our son reserved a private room for our family of 11 for brunch on Mother's Day. It was A lovely setting, bringing us to a bygone era. Live soft jazz played in the background, while we sipped mimosas and bloody Mary's, which were delish. We...More

Thank nappy5300
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We went to Rudi's for my bridal shower dinner gathering last weekend. The restaurant is beautiful, the atmosphere was excellent - ambient lighting, good music in the background, polite and efficient staff. We had the private dining room for my event, and it was so...More

Thank smh127193
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Rudi's is a great all around place in Portsmouth. Looking for a bar, they have 2. Looking for lounge music, they have it. Looking for a great meal they have it. Have a group they have a room for that too.

Thank CEK03802
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Happened upon this place while walking around downtown Portsmouth with my wife. We stepped inside and were immediately greeted very warmly by the bartender. Since he was so welcoming, we decided to sit at the bar versus a table or at one of the comfy...More

1  Thank suzieQ802
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Went there for dinner. Good but not extensive menu. Had tenderloin and salmon, both were very good dishes. Service was ok. Listed as romantic place for dinner but unless you are deaf I would not go there for a quiet dinner for two. Many large...More

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Almost everything about our visit to Rudi's was great. Unfortunately it loses points for service. Our server did not introduce himself, did not go over the specials, (luckily we heard another server explaining them to the table next to us) and never checked on our...More

Thank JEBraley
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I was extremely disappointed with our lunch here at Rudi’s. Roasted beets, arugula, gorgonzola…….barely any gorgonzola, just a very few tiny bits - the beets were fine, but nothing special whatsoever. The salad was primarily one massive handful of arugula with little else, including dressing....More

Thank lexmiller
Management response:Responded 17 March 2017

I am sorry that your experience at Rudi's was not up to your expectations. Customer satisfaction is always our goal and we are disappointed when it is not met. Thank you for taking the time to review us. We truly appreciate our guests' feedback as...More

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Response from happytravelers06614 | Reviewed this property |
I think it depends on how old the kids are. This is pretty much an adult, up-scale restaurant. there are two entrances on either side of the building, each has a bar, one with sofas and one where the jazz plays, and then... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 High St, and 5 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4022
    (Congress Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-430-7834
  • E-mail
Ease your way in to a bright and brassy Sunday afternoon or moody weeknight when Rudi's charismatic atmosphere boasts an eclectic mix of downtown charm and uptown polish. Sample the freshest of local farms and Seaport bounties featuring a wide array of traditional dishes with signature twists.
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