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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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11:30 am - 9:00 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 20
    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
Cozy place with good vibes

Went to Rudi's on a Wednesday night in April, before a show at the Portsmouth Music Hall with a friend. This was both of our first times trying Rudi's, it was a nice atmosphere, very friendly staff and really very good food. They brought a basket of warm bread always a nice treat, with fruit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
Karabella11
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Dover, New Hampshire
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Walpole, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

If you are in the Portsmouth area drop in for Sunday Jazz Brunch. Food offerings are plentiful as are the drink choices. Food is spectacular. Excellent service. Beautiful cozy atmosphere.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Went to Rudi's on a Wednesday night in April, before a show at the Portsmouth Music Hall with a friend. This was both of our first times trying Rudi's, it was a nice atmosphere, very friendly staff and really very good food. They brought a basket of warm bread always a nice treat, with fruit flavored butter, it was very... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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85 reviews 85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Just had family of 8 here for brunch and every dish was amazing. I never expected this kind of flavor and quality in Portsmouth, NH ... And I lived there for 30 years. Pretty dining room and smooth jazz topped off a great brunch.

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Winthrop, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Asked a few locals for lunch options and Rudi's was suggested. It was mid day and quiet which we enjoyed. Don't drink so I can't comment on the booze. Me and my gal shared the mussils which were not over cooked and very flavorful. My girl had the fid ravioli which were also perfect on a cold rainy early spring... More 

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Natick, Massachusetts
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We stopped in for a Sunday jazz brunch and sat in the bar area of the restaurant. By 1015 the restaurant and bar were busy. The staff was friendly and efficient. The menu was broad w traditional favorites...many with a twist. My eggs Benedict w lump crab was delicious. My family was very happy w their eggs Benedict, breakfast tortillas,... More 

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Hollis, NH
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

If you're looking for an outstanding restaurant in Portsmouth for a delightful dinner, then Rudi's is one if the best places to go. Excellent service, nice ambiance, creative dishes, soft jazz in the background. Couldn't ask for more.

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Stratford, Connecticut
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Whenever we are in Portsmouth, NH, our first choice for dinner or just appetizers is Rudi's, which is just off Market Square in downtown Portsmouth. The prices are very reasonable and the menu selection is wide enough for anyone. We often go for appetizers and a salad--this on nights when we want to have some wine and enjoy the light... More 

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Rye, New Hampshire
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Ate dinner here before a concert. Bar in front was slammed at 5:00, walking through to dining room which is white table clothes. Staff very attentive, good menu, and muted conversations. The Atlantic char, lobster pie, ahi tuna appetizer(small portion) and Madeira mushroom soup were excellent. The piano player is also a local and known by many played quiet background... More 

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Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Had a great meal at Rudi's last night and the atmosphere was wonderful. They had a 3-piece jazz ensemble - and they set a great mood. Highly recommend. Rudi's has been my 'go to' in Portsmouth for many, many years.

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Falmouth, Maine
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59 reviews 59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

As a vegan, I approach group meetings, parties and business gatherings with a mind set that I am there for the company, not the food. I don't ever want hosts to provide special meals for me, and can always make myself happy with veggie side dishes and salads. However, the admin. planning the company party was kind enough to ask... More 

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?