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Michelle's On Market Square

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10 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3704
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Jefferson, Maine
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simply put, we love this place. In the last year or two, we've been more than four times, and counting, and we live over an hour away! The atmosphere is wonderful and most of the tables overlook the heart of Portsmouth which is usually full of the hustle and bustle of a lively downtown. As for the food, well, it'd... More 

Thank Adam S
Boca Raton, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We have been to many French restaurants all over the country. This is by far one of the best we ever tried. The food was full of favors. Presentation was great. The atmosphere was very lay back. Staff was very friendly. Prices were reasonable. We were there in the fall, so perfect to sit by the window and look out... More 

Thank luvhostels
Dallas, Texas
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81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We love the ambiance, the staff, and location - all are great, but what keeps us coming back for brunch is the food! Omelets are fantastic and the Eggs Benedict can't be beat, but the crepes and french toast are worth the price of admission. These folks can cook!

Thank mavgirl17
new england
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Came home to Portsmouth for a visit and we enjoyed a great meal at Michelle's Bistro. Friendly staff and good service. I had the veggie neapolitan and although the chef and waiter informed me that they were out of some of the regular served veggies I went for his creation of the day. It was Fabulous!! We are looking forward... More 

Thank cdskid
Boston, Massachusetts
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124 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Just stumbled upon this place while walking around.. Sit upstairs by a window for nice people watching.. Chef came up to discuss food allergies which is always appreciated.. Heather was just the right amount of friendly.. Do try the peach crepe.. Excellent!

Thank MakeupArtist40
Port Orange, Florida, United States
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Came across this restaurant while walking around Portsmouth. Stopped in for lunch on a Sunday. We didn't have a reservation but they squeezed us in. We had been up in Maine trying to find good lobster restaurants. Michelle's had the best lobster roll we found. Extremely meaty and not overpowering with mayonnaise. I had shrimp and grits, not southern style... More 

Thank Ron H
London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

We went twice to Michelle's during Food Week. The 3 course meal at $29 was very good indeed. The quality of the food is excellent.

Thank Jasmin186338
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

The food was outstanding and considering it was Easter brunch, the service was rather timely. Heather the bartender upstairs took care of us and she was amazing. She also makes a house made Bloody Mary mix that was Perfect. Can't wait to go back and try more off of the menu.

Thank Rosabelle8
Northleach, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

We stopped in for a quick lunch on our way to Boston. The main floow has an open kitchen and the chef was watching Star Trek on a big screen tv. The waitress took us upstairs to be seated. She was very talkative. We had the quiche lorraine which had just been made by the waitress and it was good.... More 

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Their food is really good. That's what you're going for so yipee! They are the sister restaurant to the Dolphin Striker for what it's worth. The downside is the drinks, the bartender is not so good. But I'd go anyway for the food, especially the casoulet.

Thank anadamamanda

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3704
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 603-427-8253

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?