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Rudi's Portsmouth

20 High St, and 5 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4022
+1 603-430-7834
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Ranked #42 of 190 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Congress Street
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English first
Falmouth, Maine
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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182 reviews 182 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We chose Rudi's for brunch on a Sunday and were surprised to see how packed it was. We were told by the hostess that there would be a significant wait since we did not have a reservation but that we could see if there were any seats at the wine bar. We were fortunate that four people were leaving as... More 

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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I have only been here for drinks. For small space, it's open and inviting. I got a Cosmo which was the best I've had! My husband had a martini and loved it. They have a couch area and cushioned bench type seating around the wall and window to maximize seating which is nice, and gives a relaxed feel. Nice spot!

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Brentwood, New Hampshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I really like Rudis...the atmosphere is really nice with live piano music on the weekends. The food is good but I've had a few dishes here that weren't spectacular. It is pretty pricey...would go back if other friends chose to come here but probably wouldn't go back with just me and the hubby.

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New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We had 3 couples eat at Rudi's on New Year's Eve. Everything was superb - lots of compliments from everyone on the meal. Nice atmosphere and would definitely return.

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Rudi's is upscale with a piano bar. Very pleasant cozy atmospher. Always crowded because is a small place. So your neighors are close. We had a couple drinks at the bar and the service was good. Drinks were average (can't really get a rum and coke wrong). This is a nice stop if you are not quite ready for the... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Nice spot for a business lunch. Excellent service and reasonably quite allowing for spoken not shouted conversation. The lunch was well prepared; salmon and soup were delicious and fairly priced. Portions are not large so if you are ravenous I'd suggest looking elsewhere.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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80 reviews 80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I have submitted reviews to TA for years now and never have I gone back to request a review be removed to resubmit because I feel I have always taken the time to provide thorough, honest, and reasonable feedback. I have previously reviewed Rudi's, which was 3 stars because we found the dinner foods quite good but we have had... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Grown up nice restaurant. Very consistent very good food AND service. The wine bar on Congress is a nice addition. And the private room (fits no more than 20?) is great for things like birthday dinners and rehearsal dinners. And somehow we can always get a table there. How has everyone not found this place?

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Boston, Massachusetts
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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is a landmark restaurant smack in the heart of downtown Portsmouth. I was hoping for something a little more continental. You should check out the menu online before reserving a table as it may not be the type of place for those with traditional dining expectations. I did enjoy the white truffle Alfredo but I ordered it with a... More 

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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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