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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 #31 of 187 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
Aventura, Florida
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We went to Rudi's with friends for my wife's birthday. It was our first time there and a great pick for a great meal. The setting was nothing special and the waitress a bit awkward but the food was outstanding. I would not rate it a foodie place but a restaurant that served standard food very well as opposed to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Rudi's has a prime downtown Portsmouth location. Their two bars have a great ambiance, and the musicians that play there are terrific. Food on the other hand has been a mixed experience. I've had a couple of dinners that were quite good, but had a poor experience my last visit. I would not recommend the tuna app in particular. The... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The waitress brought our drinks and I guess decided to listen in to our conversation where we were discussing a fellow attorney and her billable hour rate. The waitress had the gall to ask " you're not talking about me, are you?" We couldn't believe it. We said no but she must not have believed us because she must have... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The food....appetizer to the main course...was delicious, gourmet. Unfortunately I went with a large group and we had to sit in the bland original part of the restaurant. They need to update it. If you go you need to sit in the new, updated bar area at the Market Street entrance. You can sit at the bar or on couches.... More

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Norwood, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Because of the positive reviews on trip advisor and other review sites, Rudi's was chosen for our family gathering. I can see why it get's the reviews it does as Rudi's offers something for everyone, a manageable wine list, great location, and unrushed service. Plus, they frequently have live music in the dining room. The night we dined they had... More

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Mass
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6 reviews 6 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 restaurant reviews
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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