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“Missed opportunity” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Martingale Wharf

Martingale Wharf
99 Bow Street, Portsmouth, NH
+1 603-431-0901
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Ranked #64 of 160 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Price range: $11 - $30
Cuisines: American, Organic, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Features an expansive deck overlooking Portsmouth Harbor, lounge with one of a kind 360 degree bar, and a diverse menu appealing to all palates.
Long Beach, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Missed opportunity”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Visited Portsmouth over labor day weekend and chose Martingale Wharf for lunch. Unfortunately, the food and service does live up to the views of the harbor. Clearly the kitchen was in the "weeds" during lunch, cold drinks came out warm, hot food came out cold. Outside tables were placed on top of each other obviously satisfy the crowd but it appears the kitchen and servers could not keep up. Go for drinks and the view,plenty of other options in Portsmouth. (what is the deal with the warm water water on the tables read the other reviews!)

Visited August 2014
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Meg B, General Manager at Martingale Wharf, responded to this review, September 18, 2014
Thank you for your feedback, we are always looking for ways to improve your dining experience.
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Northwood, New Hampshire
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“It's ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Well it's ok there way to expensive. We had a reservation they sat us right in the dam doorway I won't go back

  • Visited August 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Weathersfield, VT
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“great yet again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

many thanks for another great evening… the decks, the wine, the dining… all super. Our server was attentive, and we found the speed to all be appropriate, contrary to other reviews.

Visited September 2014
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Meg B, General Manager at Martingale Wharf, responded to this review, September 9, 2014
Glad you have enjoyed the Martingale Wharf on multiple occasions, we are happy to have have you as a guest!
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wolfeboro
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Beautiful Decor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a fantastic restaurant, it is absolutely stunning inside. I did not read the reviews before going in so maybe I'm the exception. Hostess was great, charming and accommodating. Waitress was efficient and kept our drinks full which is a mark of one paying close attention to their guests. I had a wonderful evening with my wife. We shared the crab cakes (GF) and I found them very tasty, well presented. I ordered wings, very HOT! very tasty and a nice sized serving. I followed it up with a wedge salad which was excellent with fresh hot bacon on top. My wife had the scallops and she enjoyed every last morsel. All in all it was a great evening and we will return, luckily we don't live close enough or we'd be there every night after work for cocktails.

  • Visited September 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Meg B, General Manager at Martingale Wharf, responded to this review, September 9, 2014
Thank you for all the compliments, hopefully you live close enough to come visit us again!
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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“What a nice surprise!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We frequent Portsmouth, but have never landed upon this great spot! The outside dining area is spectacular, but tough to get in to. We dined inside, which was not disappointing. We loved the atmosphere and the decor. Lovely view, even inside. The food was good, but not spectacular. The wine list was excellent and provided a good range of choices. The service was very good, so we enjoyed the experience. I had the crab cakes, which were very good, but not as good as I've had elsewhere since they didn't use lump crab. The scallops were excellent. If the food were stepped up a bit, I would give a five star.

  • Visited September 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Meg B, General Manager at Martingale Wharf, responded to this review, September 11, 2014
Thank you for your positive comments, we sincerely appreciate and look forward to your next visit.
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