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Michelle's On Market Square

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10 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH
603-427-8253
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Brunch

We recently visited this restaurant for brunch. The food was very good, my husband had the eggs Benedict - veggie option, and I had the scrambled egg/smoked salmon breakfast. We both had fruit on the side ( not very good - pineapple with a few blueberries). I also had a very small, pricey ($11... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Sheryl J
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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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140 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We recently visited this restaurant for brunch. The food was very good, my husband had the eggs Benedict - veggie option, and I had the scrambled egg/smoked salmon breakfast. We both had fruit on the side ( not very good - pineapple with a few blueberries). I also had a very small, pricey ($11) mimosa. The service was very good.... More 

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Amherst, NH
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We went for dinner last night. We had a reservation for 6:45 and were promptly seated at the table by the door, when we had specifically asked for, and were assured on the phone, that we would be seated upstairs. We were given menus and the wine list. After a 1/2 hour our drink order of sodas and wine were... More 

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Stratford, Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Michelle's is an authentic French bistro right on Market Square in Portsmouth. We have had several great meals there with friends--a good place to bring out-of-town visitors. The service is especially friendly (in that way much more Portsmouth than Paris) and very accommodating--we brought one friend with some real dietary restrictions and the staff and chef were most willing to... More 

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

This was our fourth visit to Michelle's....four of us for lunch during a lovely Saturday snowstorm ....we have never been disappointed...two of us had the roasted vegetables Neopolitan ....serving piping hot ....it got rave reviews...one of us had the salmon and goat cheese and pronounced it heavenly...I had the lobster salad with baguettes slathered with melted Brie ...fabulous...we shared a... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This was our first time in Portsmouth so we weren't familiar with the local restaurants. We decided to try Michelle's after seeing the reviews on TripAdvisor and were not disappointed! As soon as we came in, we LOVED the atmosphere! I told my wife it felt like we were having dinner at a friends house. We had a great table... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Honestly, when we arrived I was a bit nervous as the location is quite small. Our business rented the place out for the evening and wasn't sure they could properly accommodate a large group. They more than exceeded my expectations! I started with the Mussels which were awesome along with the homemade bread. My main course was Salmon - and... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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80 reviews 80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We have visited Michelle's twice - once for the Portsmouth Bar Crawl and once for dinner with my husbands parents. For the Portsmouth Bar Crawl you do have to set lower expectations I suppose (is that the right mentality?) but I was disappointed when we arrived and they had run out of the dessert pairing they were offering with the... More 

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Maine
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88 reviews 88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Quaint little place. I had a terrific tomato soup and artisan grilled cheese. I am a fan of tomato soup and this was great. Lunch was a wonderful experience. I went back for breakfast and was served burned crapes. I told the wait staff that the crapes were burned and "I'll tell the kitchen" was the reply. Yea, right. I... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Been there twice for brunch. Both times the food was very good in presentation, taste and overall quality. Appreciated the flexibility to make substitution to accommodate a vegetarian. Both times we found the staff to be a little too loud, as in... we do not really need to hear about their personal matters... It may be an idea to lower... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We had such a great time in this little restaurant in Porthmouth's center. People was just amazing ans the food was excellent! We went to US to make a nice trip with my parents, and as usual we found american people was so marvellous and nice! Also, It happened people says that food was awfull in US, but it's not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 603-427-8253

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?