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Rudi's Portsmouth

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20 High St, and 5 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4022 (Congress Street)
11:30 - 21:00
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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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Southington, Connecticut
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

This was a return visit. We were not disappointed The loin of lamb special was awesome. All the tables in the restaurant were full. Glad we made reservations.

Thank xomannycindyxo5
New Hampshire
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Rudi’s is an amazing find in the midst of Portsmouth’s busy downtown. Walk down narrow High Street, look to your left at a series of beautiful wrought-iron and glass windows, see a white column, flowers, and a glorious garden of kale, basil, and flowers. Walk through the heavy wooden and glass door at number 20 and into a small, well-lit... More 

1 Thank RickyNH
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

I attend a HUGE family gathering at Rudi's which may have been too much for some restaurants however not Rudi's. The food was mouth watering. I had the atlantic salmon and my boyfriend had the steak. The service was timely and the staff was customer friendly.

Thank Lauren G
Oxford, Maine
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

We met some friends visiting from CA for lunch-food choices were basic with original twist to them-great flavor, good beer on tap, great prices-we were there midday-were not rushed, had great service in a wonderful setting. Even small parking lot in the middle of the city!

Thank Yvette R
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Need to find a focus. Do not order salmon burger. Is this a bistro, wine bar, or fast food gourmet? Need new chef not a cook. Not what they appear to be. White table cloth covered in paper explains what is going on here.

Thank Mary Anne R
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

Have been to Rudis a number of times this past summer for Sunday brunch and each time it was fabulous. Have been in small and larger family groups and service was excellent each time. We somehow lucked out and managed to get the same server each time , Maureen, who was attentive and friendly. She even recognized us from an... More 

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New Hampshire
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

With so many restaurants in Portsmouth it is great to have one that offers so much. The food is great with daily specials that are thoughtful and in season to capture the freshest ingredients available. From the flavored butter (that changes often) served with their warm bread to the homemade soups you can’t go wrong. Absolutely love the Rudi Burger... More 

Thank Bkip137
Paia, Hawaii
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

I like this place so much, and was super happy to return home after summer holidays To see a new and better menu, Elizabeth returned to both bars! The wine bar is the stunner, but the back and original gas such character with the piano player and winning cocktail maker Tom, it's always a treat. The best part of Rudi's,... More 

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Jamesville, United States
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145 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

This was my second time here and it was just as exceptional as the first time. Service was great, even though a little slow today. Food was prepared to perfection and presented in a beautiful fashion. The place is quite. I recommend this place for a quite excellent meal.

1 Thank SouthwoodTruck
Montreal, Canada
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Wouldn't recommend this placed on the following basis: 1. Our waitress (don't know her name but had a nasal voice) was the most bored and unenthused waitress I ever came across. Screwed up our order but didn't charge us for it when we didn't want it. 2. Food is mediocre - sounds better when you read the menu.Bread was the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
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: 6038171169

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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?