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66 Marcy Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801 (Court Street)
603-433-2340
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Opened in the Spring of 2010, Mombo’s dining experience is a short...
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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  • 128
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfect Service and Food

We had a great meal at Mombo. We each ordered fish (Salmon and Crab Stuffed Sole), that was cooked and presented beautifully. Nice decor and attentive wait staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2012
dwr_61
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Ottawa, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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195 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

My wife and I ate here Sunday night. We would have typically gone to one of our favorites such as Brazo's or Massimo's , but decided that since we had not eaten here since the restaurant changed hands some time ago, we would give it a try. My wife and I started with the green salad.. All 100% lettuce.. and... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

We had a great meal at Mombo. We each ordered fish (Salmon and Crab Stuffed Sole), that was cooked and presented beautifully. Nice decor and attentive wait staff.

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Boston
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Noisy is expected in old New England buildings converted into upbeat finer dining establishments, but this was a bit much for a dinner for two! Service was slow to start and ended far worse than it began. Our courses had the look, feel and taste of being rushed. We heard good things, maybe on a slower evening!

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Maine
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280 reviews 280 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

This restaurant really has it together! What a great experience! Tom, the chef/manager, has his staff extremely well trained! The hostess was charming and our waiter was highly professional as well as having a great attitude! What a delightful evening! The quality of the food was superb and great attention was given to its presentation. I loved the delicious key... More 

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Connecticut
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Mombo was charming upon arrival as we were greeted warmly by the hostess. Our party of six had a great time at dinner that evening. The food and the service were superb. The ambiance was elegant in a casual sort of way. It was perfect for summer dining. We sat in a tented terrace area at the back of the... More 

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Rye, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Dinner at Mombo last night with four guests was spectacular! From the comfortable greeting by the general manager who I met in the parking lot and told me about the background of the place to the dessert champagne suggested by our waiter, the night could not have been better! Best restaurant I've been to in years.

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portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

My husband and I were looking for a elegant, yet not too expensive night out without children. We found it at Mombo. The food was delicious, I reccomend the house salad and we had one of the spcials. We sat at the bar and felt like we were in the city. The bartender was fabulous. She was right there when... More 

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NJ
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82 reviews 82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

When visiting Strawberry Banke, plan to have dinner at Mombo's. Tasteful ambience, excellent service, and a great location across from the park and behind Strawberry Banke are high marks in my book. The entrees were prepared expertly as ordered. The side dishes used imaginative ingredients, but were not enjoyable. Prices are moderate to high. There is a nice outside spot... More 

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Kennebunk, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Mombo never ceases to amaze me, as they are always evolving, and the best just keeps getting better. I love their new outdoor lounge!!!!!!!! I usually avoid dining outdoors, as mosquitos make a feast out of me, but I could not resist the comfortable ambiance. I enjoyed a glass of wine and appetizers with a friend and felt like I... More 

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York Harbor, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

This has been one of my favorite all-time restaurants since the day it opened. I am openly welcomed when I come in, the food is innovative, the atmosphere is elegant, the air is fresh, the chairs are comfortable, the table service is immaculate and it's free parking. It doesn't get better than this. I glanced at the few poor reviews... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 66 Marcy Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
    (Court Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 603-433-2340

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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.
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

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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?