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Rudi's Portsmouth

20 High St, and 5 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4022
603-430-7834
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Ranked #23 of 188 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Mon - 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
Mass
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We go to Portsmouth NH often, but we always seem to be there when Rudi's was not open. We were walking by and saw activity, so we went in, even thought they were not open. I believe it was Melissa who greeted us a gave us a tour. We made a reservation for that evening, and it was absolutely fantastic.... More

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Stopped in with no reservations and was able to get a couple seats at the bar. Nice wine selection and staff were all very attentive. The food was great. Would go again.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

I rarely give a 5 star review. I have had lunch here with family and friends many times now. Each time we experienced very good quality food and good service. The atmosphere is perfectly quiet for conversation. Good beers on tap and good wine selection. I highly recommend the cheese plate. Everyone in my party was very pleased with their... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My husband and I have gone to Rudi's for years, since it was the Metro. But now with the new square bar that opens onto Congress Street, it is one of my real favs. I just love sitting at the bar and ordering the Salmon Sandwich which comes on a wonderful crusty roll and it's priced so reasonably too. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We tried Rudy's based on Trip Advisor reviews and were glad we did. I should have tried something else besides the special, Duck. That was my error, I just don't like it. The rest of my meal was very good. My husband raved about his filet. Atmosphere in back bar was good, quaint. Piano player could have played a little... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I went to Rudi's with our local military spouses dining out club. While I have walked past the restaurant many times, I had never been inside before. A note to remember is that they have their own (free) parking lot by their front door, which is actually around the back of the building that faces the parking garage. I had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had stopped in for a drink and appetizer on our trip to Portsmouth this weekend. We were so happy we picked Rudi's! The food was wonderful! The bartender was very nice and took care of us. Very nice place. We will stop in again when we are in the area!

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Kittery, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Made a last minute reservation for three yesterday evening. Came in a few minutes early and got to our table right away. From the very beginning our experience was great. Wonderful wine list, diverse menu with lots to choose from, and great service! Maureen was our server and took very good care of us. She was knowledgeable about the menu... More

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connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My wife and I were on our first visit to Portsmouth and starving and it was 2:30 so after leaving the parking garage, the first place we saw was Rudi's. The sign outside listed two specials and both seemed creative so we went in. WOW. I had the lunch special which was poached seafood in a light tomato broth. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

From the food to the staff, from libations to the incredible beer selection, Rudi's rocks! We got married here and they handled everything perfectly.

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