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Rudi's Portsmouth

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20 High St, and 5 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4022 (Congress Street)
+1 603-430-7834
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10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rudi's is one of those places where you're never disappointed. Although the atmosphere and food are on the more upscale side, it is welcoming and entertaining. The restaurant has exanded to include a larger dingin area and two bars -- one within the restaurant and a separate area that caters to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Ryeman127
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Lowell, Massachusetts
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My calamari came w a sauce on the bottom of the plate. Sauce was too sweet and too much. Sauce shd have been in a small bowl. My risotto was over cooked, liked the mushrooms. Side comment, host wore a casual blue plaid shirt and light brown pamts. Did not fit w the fine dining atmosphere and wait staff in... More 

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Rudi's is one of those places where you're never disappointed. Although the atmosphere and food are on the more upscale side, it is welcoming and entertaining. The restaurant has exanded to include a larger dingin area and two bars -- one within the restaurant and a separate area that caters to the couples and friends who just want to drink... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Rudi's is just off Market St. & Rte 1 in Portsmouth and includes a private parking lot. We had a Friday evening dinner and were treated to some very nice music by a piano and bass duo. The menu was quite interesting. We shared an order of calamari which was tossed in a sweet Thai glaze that was very good.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Hands down my favorite resturant in Portsmouth. The award winning signature grapefruit martini is the best on the planet. The food is consistently outstanding as is the serve.

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Weymouth, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We have eaten several meals at Rudi's with good success, but the Father's Day brunch this time around left a bit to be desired. Three out of four of us ordered selections that included "home fries", which were so heavily flavored they were inedible, My scrambled eggs, toast and bacon were fine. My wife ordered a fried egg, ham and... More 

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

I ate here once for brunch and thoroughly enjoyed it! It's a very upscale feeling place on the inside and the food is quite good!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

They have great happy hour specials on weekdays from 4-6pm, and one of the best selections of wine in town, and two bars, and a full up-scale restaurant. But it's really the specialty cocktails that I go for; they're the best. Rudi's has the BEST bartenders in town, with Thom and Ken manning the bar and making their lovely concoctions... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Arrived Sunday with a large family (12) for brunch and were accommodated so well by the staff. Never felt rushed. Food was superb. Great variety of wines, drinks and meals. Everyone was satisfied. Portions were well sized. The live jazz was wonderful. Will definitely return.

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

This was our last stop on a combo Mother's Day-Anniversary weekend. My husband and I had a really nice meal - brunch at Rudi's. Cannot believe that in all the times we've been to Portsmouth, this was the first time we had tried this restaurant. We look forward to visiting it for dinner. Brunch was delicious. The jazz trio was... More 

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Durham, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We love to come here for happy hour, I love the art, the servers are great, menu has a great variety.

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Additional Information about Rudi's Portsmouth

Address: 20 High St, and 5 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4022
Phone Number: +1 603-430-7834
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 High St, and 5 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4022
    (Congress Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-430-7834

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?