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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 #44 of 189 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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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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 NEW

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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76 reviews 76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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Aventura, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
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119 reviews 119 reviews
87 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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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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