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Michelle's On Market Square

10 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH
603-427-8253
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Ranked #42 of 187 restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Hudson, New Hampshire
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My husband and I were looking for a place for lunch on the 4th of July and happened to some across this restaurant. We were seated pretty quickly and everyone was very friendly. We had a tough time choosing off the menu and ended up ordering the seafood crapes, shrimp and grits, berry crapes and French toast. Yes we were... More

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Rehoboth MA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Michelle was very friendly and a great host. Menu was as expected for European bistro with substantial portions. I had a large stuffed pork chop with mushroom sauce and new potatoes which was quite tasty. My wife had the seafood provencal with shrimp, mussels and scallops. Both were generous and tasty. The peach/raspberry tart for dessert was a bit bland... More

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Storrs, Connecticut, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Food is excellent, service is very attentive but relaxed. The upstairs window seats for two are great for views of Market Square. My wife and I have brunch here whenever in town. Best to get in before 11 as it packs up fast. The food is superb. The bill can be a surprise, but we feel its worth it.

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Southampton, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My wife and I stopped there on a recent trip to Portsmouth. The menu posted outside looked good so we gave it a chance. The place was not overly busy but we were seated in the bar and our server was Travis. Travis seemed more interested in conversing with some regulars at the bar and gave us less than adequate... More

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NY
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were browsing the menu streetside, when Michelle's husband came out to chat with us, explained the specials for the evening & was so nice. We went back for dinner, met Michelle & their son...all whom are amazing people! The restaurant is charming! The menu is higher end European flair. Michelle was like an old friend by the time we... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Party of 4 on a Saturday night. Dinner was excellent however with only two drinks each ( no wine ) salad and entrees and normal 20% tip for excellent service the tab was $380. Great ambiance, good service and again all of our meals were good however this is the second most expensive restaurant in Portsmouth and I've had just... More

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Weston, Massachusetts
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140 reviews 140 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The best part of the meal was the Seafood Bouilabaisse with Saffron was amazing. It was by far the best part of the meal and would highly recommend this Main Course. We started with the Cheese plate which was a course of 4 cheeses. I would prefer to choose among a few and decide what I want rather than just... More

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

An easy to find, friendly spot in the center of Portsmouth. Sunday brunch is the best....no buffet, order from the menu. A great place to dine before going to a matinee!

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

Went for brunch at Michelle's to celebrate friend's birthday. We had a lovely table upstairs ( reservation made a few days earlier). We were seated promptly and the service was pleasant and attentive. Our meals included the seafood creeps and the crabmeat sandwich. I had the shrimp and grits and although it was a different version from what I am... More

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booandkat@gmail.com
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We went to Michelle's last night for dinner. We had reservations and were seated upstairs. We were one of 5 tables and a few patrons at the bar. When we sat down we were given water a and food menu (but not wine) menus and were told that Travis, the bartender, would be our server. We watched Travis bustle around,... More

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