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66 Marcy Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Ranked #15 of 190 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Court Street
Description: Opened in the Spring of 2010, Mombo’s dining experience is a short vacation from it all offering creative cuisine with international influences, warm hospitality and unparalleled service in a historic Portsmouth, NH landmark. Walk under the wood-beamed ceiling and wrought-iron chandeliers to feel the relaxed elegance of the space. Sit in the fireplace lounge, at the open kitchen bar, in one of the comfy banquettes or even next to the bubbling fountain in the rear courtyard to enjoy the delightful made-from-scratch dishes using fresh, local and honest ingredients. Whether it is the chef’s charcuterie platter, the seared fois gras or our signature lobster bisque that you start your meal with, we want to make you feel as if you have escaped from everyday stresses and leave wanting to come on vacation again at Mombo.
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English first
Epping, New Hampshire, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We had dinner here for the first time this evening, for my husband's birthday. He wanted a cozy place with a fireplace and he loved the open ceiling with the dark beams and the Colonial feel. The service was fantastic right from the front door, the food was absolutely amazing, and we had a really memorable dinner. The only problem... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My husband and I dined at Mombo for our anniversary and it was fantastic. Our meal - apps through dessert - was great. The food is worth the trek slightly outside of the main downtown area. The main floor dining area seemed a bit crowded, so we were pleased to sit in a cozy spot on the second floor. We... More 

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New Jersey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This was our first time at Mombo. Went with some friends who have been there before. The restaurant is located just outside Strawberry Banke in the old SB Museum shop. The décor is rustic and very nice. Nice bar and bartender very friendly. There were 4 of us. Had Beet Salads and Caesar salad all very good. Had Duck Breast-... More 

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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117 reviews 117 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is a wonderfully cozy restaurant to visit on a cold winter night. My only complaint is that the menu is overly complicated to the point that one really can't understand what certain dishes are. Plus, the servings are huge. It would be nice to be able to have an appetizer and a main course and maybe a dessert. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We first visited Mombo last year on a trip through Portsmouth.We visited again on during a two night stay and we were not disappointed this time either. Food was great and the service wonderful as well. If you are looking for a nice diner in Portsmouth you can't go wrong here.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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80 reviews 80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We have been to Mombo several times over the years - admittedly the first time was not fabulous but when I voiced my disappointment to the manager he brought us back for a complimentary dinner and it was perfection. We had macaroni and cheese that was simply decadent, chicken in various ways (that is literally what the dish was), and... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I had a wonderful pre-Christmas dinner last night with my boyfriend's family at Mombo. Tom and the whole staff was incredibly kinda and accommodating. Everything we had was wonderful but my favorites were an acorn squash soup with short rib which was spectacular and the duck entree that was cooked perfectly and served with an amazing squash sauce and dumplings.... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Decor, ambiance and service are very good but when it comes to the food it is very disappointing. We are going there for fine dining. On the taste side the lack of flavor is the major complaint. The dishes(appetizers and entrees) are very good looking. Presentation is perfect. But after the first bite you take another one hoping to get... More 

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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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82 reviews 82 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Portions good, but each of our four meals had something that could have been a little better. Lobster bisque outstanding as was the bread. Duck dish amazing! It is pricey but the ambiance second to none. Very warm and charming. Will return for a special occasion.

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97 reviews 97 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Although atmosphere and service were very pleasant, the food was disappointingly lackluster, especially for the price. Very good wine and beer selections, as well as list of interesting cocktails. The charcuterie (“award winning”) was not exceptional, several meats were in pate form, only two small local cheeses were included, and the dish was dominated by the jams, ground mustard and... More 

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MomboRestaurant, General Manager at Mombo, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us on Friday, November 28th and for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate all feedback and look forward to using customer thoughts as a way to address concerns, change items and or congratulate staff. Specific to your review, we are excited to announce that our Charcuterie will be changing over the coming... More 

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Additional Information about Mombo

Address: 66 Marcy Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone Number: 603-433-2340
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American

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