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99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-8401
+1 603-334-9855
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Wed 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Rye, New Hampshire
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950 reviews
605 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2016

I've been here many times, often to celebrate a special occasion, like my son's college graduation, birthdays, etc. The food is always great, and the view of the river is wonderful. The drinks are excellent. The quality of the food warrants the high prices. We've never had a meal that we didn't like, but sometimes the service is extremely slow,... More 

Thank NHjo
New Hampshire
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed January 11, 2016

Hubby and I visited on a gorgeous summer evening in New Hampshire. We had a table outside, (bring sunglasses!!!) watching the boats go by while having hors deuvres is why we love Portsmouth in the summer, it's just so peaceful. We both had the chowder, very good! The restaurant itself is very pretty. Hubby got the fried clams and loved... More 

Thank gracebaymay506
Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2016

Stopped for a late lunch and were really impressed. We had a table with a great view of the water and enjoyed truly creative and well executed meals. The oysters were fresh and served ice cold. I had a Haddock Taco/Burrito that was just delicious and my wife enjoyed a Haddock crepe that was equally wonderful. Service was prompt and... More 

Thank Capcodder
West Boylston, Massachusetts
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

We ate at the bar where there was friendly service and great food!! Two words - lobster sushi! You won't be disappointed.

Thank Jody04
Weston-in-Gordano, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Had lunch in Surf on the last day of our visit to Portsmouth. It was recommended to us by an assistant in an out of town shopping Mall! The menu was comprehensive and the sight of the fresh fish in the well stocked chiller made it difficult to choose as everything looked fabulous. The chowder was the best I have... More 

Thank 229Pedro
Winchester, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2016

I had been to Surf a few months ago and sat on the deck with my husband. Our female server was spectacular and matched the food. We ordered off the salad/apps menu and everything was super good. 5 star experience. Returned yesterday with my son and his girffriend and sat upstairs/ The bar was lively, with the Pats/Dolphins game on.... More 

1 Thank heyarl1
Stow, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2016

My wife and I stopped by Surf for drinks when we were in Portsmouth for the night. We sat at that bar and were very pleased with everything. The bar staff could not have been nicer. They had some great local beers on tap which were nice to try. My wife and I split a plate of nachos which were... More 

Thank Brian N
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 31, 2015

I was delighted to learn that they have three small tables outside overlooking the Piscataqua river (even if you can't pronounce it the views are amazing!). We waited for the table and enjoyed a leisurely sunset meal that was a delightful experience in its own right regardless of the views. Just so happens that a gathering of people were doing... More 

Thank Robin K
Kittery, Maine
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed December 24, 2015

Fabulous sushi and great cocktails! The atmosphere is very upscale modern. Attentive wait staff and lots of fun!

Thank Donna S
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

We went at 730 pm on a Friday eve. It took the waitress almost 15 mins to return with the bottle of wine we ordered, after waiting at least 5 minutes for her to make her initial introduction to the table. We wanted to start w two sushi rolls, which took about 25 minutes to make their Way to us....bottle... More 

Thank Kate M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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, Private Dining, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?