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99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-8401
+1 603-334-9855
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (107 reviews)
“lobster” (135 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-8401
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Went on a lunch date with my wife. This is the second time we have been here and were very pleased with the food and service last time. It was busy (a few weeks before Christmas) but we were given a nice table with a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank roynakamura
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are sushi snobs. The sushi here is top notch and we are NY sushi people. The staff is knowledgable and happy and we always make a point to come here. Never disappoints and we go out of our way to come when we are...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank colin C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down the best of the best. We have been regulars for two years now! Everything is always fresh and delicious. Menus and specials change with the seasons. Calamari, sushi, and Lobster Kristina are a favorite!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank meeesh_92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I and our two sons had dinner here on a Saturday night. Didn't have reservations but got right in at 5:30. Food was great. Service was great. Atmosphere was great. We would definitely return when in the area. Parking is not ideal...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mdoeden2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband & stopped in for a late lunch. We ended up sitting at the bar and having sushi - it was superb and the service was excellent. I highly recommend the Garlic Tuna rolls 👍🏻

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Anne S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WE went early Friday evening. The restaurant has a bar. There was a view of the water. Our server was efficient and friendly. The food was delicious. I had the Lobster Kristina- perfect. I highly recommned this place.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lourdesm978
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a birthday dinner here and the evening was wonderful. Lobster Kristina and one had the Fishermen's Trio and it was all delicious. Attentive service, nice bar, bustling atmosphere, plentiful servings, reasonable prices. It's all here, enjoy!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dave S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spectacularly fresh clams and great lobster rolls. Cold beer, friendly staff with a nice view, salt hills excluded. nice place to spend an afternoon

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank David N
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

We arrived for a late night dinner and sat at the bar. The the food was good as usual but the waitress/bartender seemed not to care about her customers. She seemed more concerned about getting her side work done than providing service. We were never...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lonb327
Robyn B, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Lon, First, we thank you for making the trip to dine with us, we appreciate our customers and never want them to feel as though they arnen't our first priority. We never want our guests to leave dissapointed, so we're saddened to hear about...More

Reviewed November 1, 2018

This was our first stop on our New England seafood trip. Great bread, chowder and lobster served on the waterfront.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jeff E
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Questions & Answers
August 29, 2017|
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Response from sharronsibley | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely make reservations for a dinner seating. If you go in for an early dinner you have a good chance of getting a nice table by the windows without a reservation
August 13, 2017|
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Response from traveler120483 | Reviewed this property |
No the outside dining area is a small deck that juts out of the back of the restaurant. To reach it you must walk through the inside of the restaurant.
February 21, 2017|
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Response from Robyn B | Property representative |
Hi Tanya, Surf has a relaxed and inviting atmosphere, there is no particular dress code for Surf, though it is considered casual. Thank you, Robyn Spittle
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-8401
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-334-9855
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Everyday our team of chefs work with our seafood buyers to source the best quality seafood. Our standards of excellence start with the selection of the top of the catch each day and often our daily specials are sourced from local fisherman who know where to send the best fish of the day. ​We go to such lengths to secure the freshest seafood for one reason – our high standards of excellence demand that every ingredient we use is the best. Although we can tell you how fresh our seafood is, the only way to really know is to taste it.
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