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Demeters Steakhouse

3612 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-6038
+1 603-766-0001
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good22%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“steak” (64 reviews)
“cowboy ribeye” (4 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (3 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
3612 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-6038
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to celebrate my husbands birthday and he wanted to try this restaurant. His steak was not cooked as requested and his baked potato was served cold twice. I had the baked chicken and had difficulty cutting it with a steak knife it was...More

Thank wingneedle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like to read reviews after I've been to a restaurant so my attitude isn't tainted one way or the other. I read with amazement some of the negative reviews and was actually frustrated. I'm not from here originally. I'm from the Midwest, where beef...More

Thank STL2Maine
Reviewed January 10, 2018

A classy steakhouse and bar hidden in an industrial building is worth a trip, but bring a fat wallet for the best steaks and wine. We arrived with no reservation - in January that's okay. Definitely enjoyed the Cowboy ribeye cut steak as the best...More

Thank Karen P
Reviewed January 3, 2018

I was treated to dinner to celebrate a friend's 93rd birthday. I did not want to miss the celebration but I do not eat beef. I was pleasantly surprised to try their tuna dish and loved every bite, even taking some home to eat the...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

We have eaten here several times over the last few years. We had always gotten a decent meal. We booked dinner for New Years. It was a 5 course preset menu. The service was poor, the food was terrible. Everything was cold the lobster bisque...More

Thank theoleman11
Reviewed January 1, 2018

The website stated Frank Sinatra music would be playing, there was none and the girl looked confused when I asked. We were early for our reservation, one of the bartenders was in a really bad mood and it was obvious to the patrons. Our reservation...More

Thank Connie M
Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

Tonight we ate at, arguably the best Steak House on the New Hampshire Sea Coast. The meat preparation is unique. When you go have your delightful food server explain all the magic. This is not a Outback or Texas Roadhouse. Demeter's is off the chart....More

Thank Scott D
Reviewed November 10, 2017

I hosted a small private work dinner here and can't say enough positive things about Demeters. The General Manager, Matt, was so easy to work with and very accommodating to all of my requests. The room was perfect and our server, Ken, was by far...More

Thank amsig
Reviewed October 27, 2017

This was our first time eating at Demeters and unfortunately it did not turn out to be the great experience we were expecting. We selected Demeters over other high end steakhouses we had as options based on the reviews we saw online. It was a...More

3  Thank Susank27 K
Reviewed October 4, 2017

We started with 6 oysters. Tasty enough, good mignonette, but too much shell. He had steak, I had tuna tartare from appetizer menu. Both good, but not great and cost was about $150 with tip. We were in the area, so decided to see what...More

1  Thank cmebert
Matthew A, General Manager at Demeters Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2017

Dear cmebert, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on your most recent experience at Demeters. We are glad you had the opportunity to try us out during one of our mid-week specials, Wednesday $1 Oyster Night! We also have...More

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April 27, 2016|
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Response from MattB | Reviewed this property |
Nope- proximity to beach and away from any city makes it casual. MB
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$16 - $60
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3612 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-6038
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-766-0001
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Demeters is a spirited celebration of the classic American steakhouse experience in a comfortable, modern atmosphere. We offer a selection of USDA prime steaks, fresh local seafood and housemade pastas, along with casual menu options such as burgers and shared appetizers. Our bar features handcrafted speciality cocktails and a world-class selection of more than 250 bottled wines. And with spacious private rooms and patio dining, we are Portsmouth's ideal place for any special occasion.
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