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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, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 91
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    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
Generally a great experience

I ordered the French Toast when I visited and I thought it was one of the best. I was also able to substitute the cheese grits to replace the sausages that would come with the order. I am used to the southern style of grits (which I think has a little more butter and I like it like that) so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Ravi V
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Boston, Massachusetts
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English first
Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

brunch for 6 so there was a lot of comparison available. the greeting at the door was exceedingly friendly. service was courteous. sunday at noon, busy but not overwhelmed. seating is comfortable. restaurant is somewhat crowded in an old building, but has charm and is cosy. not too loud. among us, coffee, mimosas, variety of omelettes, pork belly, yoghurt, fried... More 

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Concord,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We stopped at Market Square while we awaited the arrival of the rest of our party flying in. We wanted mimosas and a shopkeeper told us this was the place to go for the best. She was in the mark. It was a Friday morning and they had a brunch offering. We were immediately greeted when we walked in and... More 

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Belmont, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We were in Portsmouth, New Hampshire a couple weeks ago, and as we wandered around the Market Square area on a Sunday morning we saw Michelle's. The window and what we saw through the window were so inviting we decided to try it for brunch. What a cool place! The decor is country with a sophisticated flair, with all original... More 

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Smithfield, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you're looking for a good brunch spot, this is it. Be ready to have a reservation or prepare to wait it out. Definitely worth the wait...breakfast was timely but not rushed & service was fantastic. Nice selection on the menu & the Mimosa's were not watered down!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Found Michelle's just by wandering around looking for a nice Saturday brunch. The menu looked good, so we went in. The hostess promptly and politely took us upstairs through multiple tiny intimate dining rooms, almost like being in someone's private home. She took us all the way trough to a small bar and a couple of tables. Ours was right... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I ordered the French Toast when I visited and I thought it was one of the best. I was also able to substitute the cheese grits to replace the sausages that would come with the order. I am used to the southern style of grits (which I think has a little more butter and I like it like that) so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My husband and I dined there early yesterday evening and the staff was very friendly and attentive. I had Halibut and Polenta and it was absolutely delicious! The Halibut was cooked to perfection and I'm not entirely sure what the flavors were but I can't wait to go back and order it again! (There was lemon, a little white wine,... More 

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Terrific breakfast. We had French toast and eggs Benedict. The service was excellent. Great way to start a busy day of sightseeing.

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Connecticut USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A nice menu and very good food, with friendly service and a convenient location in downtown Portsmouth.

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USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Went with my daughter. We sat in the bar area on the second floor. Staff was very attentive and pleasant. Food was delicious. We had beet salad, and special salad of the day. I recommend them. For entrees, we had the salmon and lobster ravioli. The salmon was a large portion and perfectly cooked with lots of fresh veggies. Ravioli... 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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