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Michelle's On Market Square

10 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH
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Ranked #34 of 189 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
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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76 reviews 76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
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
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We had our wedding ceremony at this lovely restaurant. The owners did an absolutely fantastic job of turning an already chic restaurant into one that was incredibly tasteful and elegant. We had about 25 family members and the restaurant was closed down for us. The bar area was a great gathering place and was just the right size for people... More 

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Orlando, Florida
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had such a great brunch experience here. We were a party of 7, including 3 small kids, and the staff took such good care of us. We were able to make a reservation on a day's notice even for a holiday weekend, so I know they had to do some juggling to accommodate us. As it happened, our friends... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

1. Good Food if you don't mind waiting 45 minutes for it 2. Don't bother making reservations. I've done so twice, and when we arrived, they didn't have any space for us. Once we were told to come back in 2 hours and the second time we were sat on a couch in the upstairs back room 3. Order a... 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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