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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delightfully delicious!

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Patricia29
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Connecticut USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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Stratham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

First time and went for brunch. Sat outside on beautiful sunny July Portsmouth morning (does not get better than this). Seafood crepe packed with seafood and cooked perfect albeit a bit pricey @ $20. Best Monte Cristo I have ever had by far! Took a moment to thank the chef in person. Can't wait to return to try out dinner... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were looking for a nice place for a weekday lunch and were initially excited to find Michelle's. The menu is creative, and the atmosphere is nice. We were pleasantly surprised that they had a brunch menu, and that they had maple syrup on the table. The food, however, did not come close to what we expected. The sausage was... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We have always had excellent meals at this restaurant. We've heard the occasional criticism but have experience only the finest. We've only eaten dinner there but Michelle's now serves brunch too. At dinner try their Lamb & Wild Boar Cassoulet or Provencal Seafood. When you reserve ask for the middle high table near the bar upstairs. Not only will you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Great seafood stew of lobster, crab, scallops, shrimp and mussels w pasta. The lemon tart is so delicious. Great wine list. I had the Rhone. Service is the best!

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Love feeling like I am being served great food in my friend's home! We always feel welcomed and we always make friends at Michelle's! I just wish Michelle was there more! We sit in the bar area upstairs and love the ambience.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Had lunch here redently. The food selection is excellent, out of the ordinarey without being weird. We both had the seafood crepes, excellent! Upstiars the view out the windows of Portsmouth's Market Square are an added plus. They also have a comfy looking lounge area toward the back of the restaurant, with an intimate bar. Truly a wonderful meal with... More 

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Additional Information about Michelle's On Market Square

Address: 10 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH
Phone Number: 603-427-8253
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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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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