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Black Trumpet Bistro

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29 Ceres St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3727
603-431-0887
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 126
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  • 47
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hi on our way up Maine, We decided to explore Portsmouth WOW what a great little (city) so cute so many restaurants. Normally I do my research but this time we winged it, Did not want a tourist trap or somewhere with screaming children, We tried to get a res on open table no openings so we walked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
terry0315
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Santa Barbara, California
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

There is no logic to my having a visceral reaction to two pet salons in one city block in a sleepy coastal town in the Pacific Northwest. People are entitled to take Spot to a pet salon and clever entrepreneurs are entitled to cater to that phenomenon. Nor is there logic to my disappointment that the logo for the Black... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Friendly service? Could have been MUCH better. Same goes for the food. Perhaps my expectations based on what I had heard were too high but this place was more like a tourist spot to me. The location is very convenient to many Portsmouth attractions and while there is no on site parking there is a parking garage about 2blocks away... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Hi on our way up Maine, We decided to explore Portsmouth WOW what a great little (city) so cute so many restaurants. Normally I do my research but this time we winged it, Did not want a tourist trap or somewhere with screaming children, We tried to get a res on open table no openings so we walked over >well... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

There was nothing "bad" about our dinner for two here but nothing really stood out about the place either. The best bite was the mushroom with pistachio pesto appetizer. We also got the crab dip which was good but ive honestly had just as good if not better from a number of pub/bar type places for much less money. My... More 

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Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Quaint restaurant with refined but bold favors. Delicious pate for appetizer and beyond gourmet burger made for a memorable dinner in Portsmouth. Don't miss it.

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great attention to detail at this lovely and charming restaurant. The chef is both creative and so skilled in the wonderful blend of flavors. The staff couldn't be friendlier as well as knowledgeable about the fair being served. Overall a wonderful experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The combination of wonderful and unusual food choices, signature cocktails, and informed and charming service is hard to beat. The ability to choose from small, medium and entrée size plates made for a wide variety of meal choices, and everyone in our party of eight was pleased. Beautiful views from the second floor dining room were complimented by the warmth... More 

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Fredericksburg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We had an okay meal and this was our second time at this restaurant. The menu is always a challenge as you need to look up the descriptions of the food (we must not be 'trendy enough and up to date on all newer food descriptions'- My husband had one of the specials and he liked it a lot and... More 

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Dobbs Ferry, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I've been here a few times and really enjoy the atmosphere. Choose to go upstairs where the feeling is more intimate. The food is not everyone's cup of tea but it's nice to try something new every now and again. It's also quite expensive so be forewarned.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

It was ok. That's it. Not great. Not terrible. Prices really high so I expect a lot more at these price levels. I'd also warn against getting any meat from whatever animal they are currently trying to use the whole thing. The 2 dishes that used that meat had very tough, overcooked meat.

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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 to 50
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 29 Ceres St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3727
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 603-431-0887

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 to 50
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?