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Rudi's Portsmouth

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20 High St, and 5 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4022 (Congress Street)
+1 603-430-7834
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Stratham, New Hampshire, United States
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Piano bar was nice, quiet and good for conversation, Good menu and food. location is just off the square.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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287 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We got a recommendation for this place from the bartender in our restaurant and did not regret listening to him. Rudi's is off the main paths in Portsmouth but well appointed and very comfortable. We had the filet, the NY strip with truffle fries and the fruiti de mare. Everything was excellent although I didn't really get much of a... More 

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New Hampshire
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Was our second time eating at Rudi's and our food was just nothing to rave about. I had the maui maui and it was overseasoned and dry. Very disappointing and certainly not up to par with the price tag. My husband had the steak frite and he received 3 slices of meat that he said was tasteless. The side dishes... More 

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Eliot, Maine
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had dinner at Rudi's on a Friday evening. The restaurant was relaxing, there was a pianist giving great atmosphere, the wait staff was terrific, and the food was delicious. The menu has great selections and the wine list is varied. We would go back in a heartbeat.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Visiting Portsmouth and looking for a good happy hour? Rudi's is a good call. Bar has a good vibe in downtown Portsmouth. Good selection of appetizers and rotating drink choices. Service is good and friendly.

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new england
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98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We have stopped here a few times over the past several years. We usually eat at the far at the front of the restaurant, but this time decided to go into the restaurant area. But again, we sat near the bar in the restaurant area. The bartender was our waiter. We sat at a high top table and enjoyed chatting... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We had dinner with another couple and unfortunately we felt rushed by our server. The appetizers and entrees were prepared well but the pervasive rush aspect really impacted the evening - including when we asked for a refill on our coffee. We'll be back and will hope for a better experience

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York, Maine
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Went to a function at Rudi's last night and the experience was excellent. The food was deliciously amazing and beautifully presented. the wait staff was pleasant and very efficient and accommodating. We were in a "function room" which was beautiful but, I saw other parts of the restaurant that looked cozy and romantic with a pianist playing in the background.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

We had fabulous service stopping in to rest our heels from walking, and in search of a snack and drink in lieu of a full meal (and trying to avoid sandwiches). They had a wonderful drink selection, and the most tasty cheese and meat paring. Would definitely stop in again.

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Thank Brent R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

On the way back to NYC from another Powermastery outdoor adventure hiking trip we decided to get back in tune with urban civilization including trying some cuisine in Portsmouth, NH. Rudi's was an arbitrary stop for six of us, each ordering different items and with reviews of so so to great. Here's our candid report.. Cheese Burger, ordered medium was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Cuisine
American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 14:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?