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Ri Ra Irish Pub

English, Irish
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Market Square, Portsmouth, NH
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11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delightful

Went there for a lite evening meal! Very pleasant restaurant, great service, delicious food.... I had the potato leek soup with pub Brussels Sprouts in Balsamic Vinaigrette! I would order it again in a heartbeat! The atmosphere was very cosmopolitan... converted bank! there was music... fun!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Sterling, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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126 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sterling, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Went there for a lite evening meal! Very pleasant restaurant, great service, delicious food.... I had the potato leek soup with pub Brussels Sprouts in Balsamic Vinaigrette! I would order it again in a heartbeat! The atmosphere was very cosmopolitan... converted bank! there was music... fun!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Stopped in here with my gf on Valentines weekend for some drinks and have to say, had one of the BEST bartenders I've ever had. The craft cocktails here were artistically prepared and extremely good. Although we're 1.5 hrs away, we'll be returning to see Marie!

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East Setauket, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Good simple food. The Seafood Chowder is fantastic and asking for a cup rather than a bowl was no problem. The seafood pie and cottage pie was real comfort food. The view of downtown Portsmouth was delightful from the window seat. Service was wonderful and attentative. The main restrooms are downstairs but there is a handicapped restroom on the main... More 

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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69 reviews 69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Located in the heart of Portsmouth NH, with easy access from Mass and Maine, this place is worth the drive from anywhere. The ambiance is fun...located in the oldest bank building in the country, you are welcomed into a large open room, with a domed skylight and fresco covered ceilings. The space is both welcoming and comfortable, wait staff amazingly... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I visited Rira bar for Happy Hour on a Wednesday night. Their Happy hour changed a bit with the new menu. For $5 each (select apps), I ordered the Deviled Scotch egg and Jameson Honey glazed wings. Both apps were excellent!!! The egg was an amazing surprise, and the smoky Sriracha mousse was delish! The wings were crispy with perfect... More 

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westford
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

When a special is boring…that's not good. The calamari strip salad was over drenched w/ dressing…and dis appointed there were strips and not the calamari rings I love. Nothing but boring.

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westford
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My daughter and I decided to meet from our homes an hour each way and have lunch together here in Portsmouth. She had been here a while ago, and wanted to return. I ordered a special of the day: Calamari Salad. It was made w/ the Calamari strips on top of a overly saturated Caesar Salad. (I missed the possibilities-...... More 

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Maine
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70 reviews 70 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We decided to try this Ri Ra on a whim .My husband & I were enjoying our traditional Portsmouth Chrismas shopping outing . The gorgeous space drew us in & we were familiar with Portland location from a while ago . The waitress was friendly but even with trying her best could not find excuses for the horrible food .... More 

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United States
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89 reviews 89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

The building itself is excellent, it is an old bank with a high glass ceiling and the vault doors exposed. Great location also. However, it is clearly a chain. It has none of the energy you get with the local Portsmouth restaurants.

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Nottingham, New Hampshire, United States
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79 reviews 79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Rira's is located in the center of Portsmouth and is located in the beautiful 1st National Bank of Portsmouth. The deco is beautiful, and resembles a clean organized Irish Pub. We took a table next to the vault. My brothers and I have purposes to get together once a month in different places in the Southern Maine/NH area. The drinks... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Market Square, Portsmouth, NH
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English, Irish
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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