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Black Trumpet Bistro

29 Ceres St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3727
603-431-0887
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Ranked #23 of 190 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Exeter, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Interesting mix in the menu. Great mix of flavors! Cheese board was great. Had our choice of 3 cheeses and a pâté. Yummy. Followed by light dinner. Didn't try the main dishes. We were unfortunately not very hungry. Would come back!

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The food is outstanding with expert use of seasoning. I have never had a meal I didn't enjoy and always look forward to dining there. The atmosphere is charming with the tugboats as your view. The wait staff are friendly and very knowledgable regarding the menu. If you are in Portsmouth I would highly recommend you dine at the Black... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

An outstanding dinner. You will not be disappointed with any seafood selection. The waitstaff were knowledgeable and helpful so you can trust their suggestions.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Wonderful atmosphere, but food was just so-so...we had been told such fabulous things that maybe our expectations were too high. We loved the choices but when offered a ham steak were expecting just that. What we got was a porch chop and we all know how tough to get right those can be. I doubt for the money I would... More 

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Thomaston, Georgia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Don't go here if you are not adventurous and willing to try new and different food options. This place is great for foodies willing to branch out for a culinary experience. I started with the seafood and corn chowder and it was fantastic. The corn made the texture creamy and it was filled with seafood. It would have been nice... More 

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Barnard
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were fortunate enough to stroll into the Black Trumpet about one minute after they opened on a Sunday evening. We were lucky because you usually need reservations. We were able to get a seat at the bar and we found out why this place is so busy - the food and service are fabulous! We were here at restaurant... 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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My husband and I visited Black Trumpet Bistro for Portsmouth Fall Restaurant Week. It is not an inexpensive restaurant so we seized the opportunity to get the most out of the value. My husband chose the chefs meze plate for an appetizer which consisted of a turnip leek bisque with a scallop, fried oysters over a bed of seasoned brussel... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Black Trumpet Bistro has moved into the space formerly housing The Blue Strawbery which was a wonderful innovative restaurant. They have picked up the torch and are serving delicious, creative dishes with style. The restaurant itself is located on a charming wharfside street and has brick walls and a cozy atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Everything about this place is first rate. Food Wine Drinks Atmosphere Service, etc We loved it. Have been back twice.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We went with a party of 6 and even though some were late, they accommodated our needs to perfection. We spent nearly $500 including a nice bottle of wine. A touch on the high side for Portsmouth but worth it. The Bistro is located in a historic building near the waterfront but offers limited view and it is on the... More 

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Additional Information about Black Trumpet Bistro

Address: 29 Ceres St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3727
Phone Number: 603-431-0887
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: French

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