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Ri Ra

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Thu, 6/20
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner
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STARTERS & TO SHARE
Cup 7
Bowl 13
Award-Winning Seafood Chowder*
Icelandic haddock, Maine lobster, clam, shrimp, crab, potatoes, herbs, cream
6
Smoked Bacon & Cheddar Cheese 2
Potato & Leek Soup
Traditional soup, Green Thumb Farms potatoes, cream, fried leeks
12
All-Natural Wings
House spiced wings, your choice of mild, wild, Guinness BBQ or Jameson honey glaze, celery sticks, ranch or blue cheese dip
10
Avocado Toast
Smashed avocado, tomato, goat cheese, pickled red onions, balsamic glaze drizzle
8
Traditional Potato Cakes
Pan seared, mashed potato, green onion, cheddar cheese, savory sour cream, balsamic glaze drizzle
8
Scotch Eggs
Fried Irish banger wrapped hard boiled eggs, Irish remoulade
10
Tossed in Mild, Wild, Guinness BBQ or Jameson Honey Glaze 1
Chicken Bites
Fried buttermilk battered all-natural chicken, celery sticks, honey mustard dip
8
Soft Pretzel Rods
Butter brushed, salted & baked, house beer cheese
10
Spinach & Artichoke Dip
Cast iron baked spinach, cream cheese, artichoke hearts, onion, toasted baguette
11
Lamb Sliders*
Rosemary scented, goat cheese, grilled red onions, curry aioli, brioche buns
GREENS
12
Top Chop Salad
Chopped greens, grilled chicken, smoked bacon, avocado, tomato, onion, blue cheese, mustard vinaigrette
9
Banke Salad
Mixed greens, seasonal fruits, toasted walnuts, goat cheese, champagne vinaigrette
13
Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad
Crisp romaine, garlic croutons, shaved parmesan, Caesar dressing
PLATES
17
Fish & Chips
Lager battered Icelandic haddock, hand cut fries, tartar sauce or Irish remoulade, lemon wedge
13
All-Day Irish Breakfast*
The proper fry up! 2 eggs, Irish bangers & rashers, black & white pudding, grilled tomato, mushrooms, toast
13
Beef & Guinness Stew
Tender Guinness stewed beef, barley and root vegetables, mashed potato
15
Corned Beef & Cabbage
Beer braised corned beef brisket, colcannon, roasted carrots, traditional Irish parsley sauce
13
Cottage Pie
Ground beef, peas, carrots, onions, rich brown gravy, broiled mashed potato & cheddar cheese
12
All Natural Chicken 4
Smoked Bacon 3
Pub Mac & Cheese
Grafton Village smoked cheddar cheese, mushrooms, garlic, herb toasted crumb topping
15
Beef Short Rib*
Stout braised, mashed potato, roasted carrots, demi-glace
14
Jameson Salmon*
Grilled whiskey & honey glazed salmon, champ, Brussels sprouts & bacon
13
Cauliflower Risotto
Cauliflower "rice", vegetable broth, parmesan cheese, garden peas, grilled asparagus, roasted peppers, fresh herbs
BURGERS & SANDWICHES
11
Smoked Bacon, Fried Egg* or Irish Rasher 1
Pub Burger*
Grilled beef patty, choice of American, Swiss, cheddar or blue cheese crumbles, lettuce, tomato, red onion, toasted bun
13
Guinness BBQ*
Grilled beef patty, house-made Guinness BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese, beer battered onion rings, lettuce, tomato, toasted bun
13
Spicy Maple Bacon Burger*
Grilled beef patty, spicy maple glazed bacon, Grafton Village smoked cheddar cheese, malted fried onions, house cut vinegar dusted crisps, toasted bun
11
Veggie Burger
House-made cauliflower & quinoa patty, smashed avocado, house-made slaw, sriracha mayo, toasted bun
13
Publican Reuben
Beer braised corned beef brisket, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, Marie Rose sauce, grilled rye
12
The Kilcooly
Oven roasted turkey, smoked bacon, Grafton Village smoked cheddar cheese, green apple, cran-rosemary mayo, grilled sourdough
13
Irish Club
Grilled all-natural chicken, Grafton Village smoked cheddar cheese, Irish rasher, lettuce, tomato, curry aioli, toasted wheat
SIDES
5
Hand Cut Chips
5
Shoestring Sweet Potato Fries
5
Beer Battered Onion Rings
5
Mixed Greens or Caesar Salad
4
Mashed Potatoes
5
Brussels Sprouts & Bacon
5
House-Made Vinegar Slaw
About
THE OLDEST BANK BUILDING IN THE USA The two separate bank buildings of 22 and 26 Market Square, actually started as one building called The New Hampshire Bank, back in 1803, making it the oldest bank building in The United States. The New Hampshire Bank occupied the site since 1782, but the current building was constructed in 1803. In 1869, the building was divided with the Portsmouth Savings Bank taking the north half and The First National Bank occupying the south half of the building. When the Portsmouth Savings Bank needed to expand in 1903, it did so by incorporating a saloon to its north into the building. When the Bank opened in 1904, incorporating the neighboring saloon, it did so with
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrible experience last night. Town team won championship and parents stopped by for a celebratory drink, the bartender couldn't have been more rude. Seamed bother by our presence when the place was basically empty. This was, I repeat, a bunch of parents that are not...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank DayTrip475572
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate at Ri Ra and had the shepherds pie. The meal was very good and tasty. The service was fast and friendly making for a good experience. My only complaint was that the acoustics made for a loud atmosphere. Over all a good experience.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank dhcrossman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in today. Had a fantastic lunch. Alan, the server, was amazing. He's from Ireland and happily chatted with our family (who is from Ireland). Alan is such an asset for the RiRa's family!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank corinne353
Reviewed April 15, 2019

In Portsmouth to meet up with some family and catch up. First, the setting is fantastic the old bank was a great place to just look at. It was Sunday and there were a few folks coming in and playing music live which also added...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Charlie M
Reviewed April 6, 2019 via mobile

Conveniently located in downtown Portsmouth, NH, this delicious Irish themed restaurant offered traditional meals, pub decor, and a well stocked bar, with great draft beer and top shelf adult beverages. As a Guinness fan, I was thrilled with the pairing with a beef stew and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank eaglerider52
Reviewed April 1, 2019 via mobile

Ri Ra is your typical Irish pub. But the ambience is amazing. The building is an early 1900s bank and they’ve added Irish paintings and other artifacts to make it homey. The food is very good and menu simple. Highly recommend the Guinness stew, blue...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank danielcW9467VT
Reviewed March 31, 2019

Pretzels and beer cheese! They are an absolute must Fish and chips great too We really enjoy Ri Ra. On the whole, I think the food is slightly better at their sister restaurant in Portland, Maine, but the Portsmouth location is still a really nice...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Fferffee
Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

We went on a Saturday evening and it was packed, but I’m glad we waited. This Irish themed pub is in an old bank building. The portion sizes were big for the price and all the food was very good. I would ask for a...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank NH_Camper_5
Reviewed March 28, 2019

Have been to the one in Burlington Vt. numerous times. Great place. I have visited this one every time while in Portsmouth for St. Patrick's day. First time in this place was an regular weekend stop to get away in Portsmouth. . Low volume and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Thomas F
Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

Food was outstanding. Great atmosphere and really good service. Place was busy but it didn’t impact the time it took for service. Highly recommend. Only downside was that it was loud.

Date of visit: February 2019
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theotherm
July 1, 2016|
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Response from RevJohnK | Reviewed this property |
I'm doubtful the menu was limited .. I think you need to go to somewhere like surf for the oysters
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I dont but the Resto might ;)
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