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Michelle's On Market Square

10 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH
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Ranked #28 of 190 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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  • English first
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English first
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61 reviews 61 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 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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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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31 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We had a fantastic dinner at Michelle's; our meals were tasty and cooked to perfection. From appetizers, dinner and dessert, everything was wonderful. Service was fantastic; efficient, friendly and delightful. Don't just walk by. The entrance at ground level is deceiving. Seating overlooking Market Street is upstairs with a lovely bar and lounge area.

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Braintree, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We had one of the best dinners ever. My husband's steak was cooked to perfection and was so tender he could cut it with a fortk. Halibut with crab stuffing and lobster in hollandaise sauce was heavenly. The Waldorf salad was crisp, sweet and covered with just the right amount of champagne vinaigrette. Dessert: apple tart and chocolate tort ---... More 

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Libertyville, Illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

been to portsmouth many times. never ate here before today. tried it without a reservation. unbelievably wonderful meal and service. mussel appetizer followed by a terrific halibut main course. stuffed with crab, topped with lobster and hollandaise sauce. great wine. wonderful service. very reasonably priced. do not miss this.

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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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