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Demeters Steakhouse

3612 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-6038
+1 603-766-0001
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good21%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Steakhouse
3612 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-6038
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I go to Demeters as my go-to steak place. My favorite server is Robert, who is extraordinarily knowledgeable and attentive. I have always had a marvelous experience there. The steaks are always cooked the way I like (rare) and the sides are magnificent. The drinks...More

Thank rob_h03820
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Took my boyfriend here for his 30th birthday, already knowing we were probably going to share a steak. Well our server Ryan k. Was just amazing. Upbeat, knowledgeable, a true steak lover. He made our experience there memorable, and sold me on getting the demeter....More

Thank ADisanti1
Reviewed July 15, 2018

My wife and myself joined 12 other people and had an outstanding dinner last night. Once again this steak house in Portsmouth NH is THE BEST in the Northeast. The steaks are reasonably priced and the menu has expanded to chops, more fish, half portions...More

Thank Jeff C
Reviewed June 19, 2018

From the exterior it doesn't look like much but I had heard good things so decided to give it a try. Got there early on a Saturday night and grabbed a seat at the bar. The bartender was friendly and greeted us quickly. The menu...More

Thank Christine B
Reviewed May 12, 2018

I’ve gone to Demeters on a a number of occasions, both by myself and with special guests. On each occasion I have had exemplary food and fine service. I stick with the steak entrees and each one is always cooked well (I usually order rare);...More

Thank rob_h03820
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

You never have to worry about parking or paying to park when coming to Demeter’s steakhouse. Inside you will find a most friendly staff. We usually sit at the bar and find the service they are extremely attentive. From sampling a sip of wine to...More

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Reviewed April 27, 2018

onion soup was great, however, way to much bread. the hanger steak did not have the tendon removed and was difficult to cutMore

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Matthew A, General Manager at Demeters Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

danbouch8044, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback regarding your experience with us at Demeters. I have discussed the minor tweeks you have addressed with our Chef and look forward to making the necessary adjustments in order to exceed your...More

Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

-Reservation on a Friday night for 4 at 7:00 PM. Arrived at 6:20 seated at 8:30 PM. after sitting at the bar for 2hrs. (Yes, we should have eaten at the bar.). We were served our orders at 8:55- they close at 9:00. -The server...More

Thank capbob838
Matthew A, General Manager at Demeters Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2018

capbob838, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback regarding your evening at our restaurant. I can agree that our bar team offers a desirable atmosphere to enjoy the full service experience with them, however we appreciate your comments on the...More

Reviewed April 12, 2018

My son and I had dinner here during Restaurant Week. We sat at the bar and had the Caesar salad and Steakhouse mussels for appetizers -- both were very good. We each had a Demeters manhattan -- excellent! We both had the grilled Bavette steak...More

2  Thank NHjo
Matthew A, General Manager at Demeters Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2018

NHjo, Thank you so much for your review, our team is very grateful for your positive feedback. I am please to hear that you enjoyed your meals and especially our signature Demeters Manhattan - the very cocktail that had me falling in love with the...More

Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

First time here and was excited as it was a recommendation of our friends. The online reservations didn't have our reservations. The hostess was able to move things around so we could be seated. The waiter was very energetic. He rattled off the specials. We...More

Thank Kelly C
Matthew A, General Manager at Demeters Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2018

Kelly C, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback regarding your experience with us at our restaurant. Attention to detail and providing an exceptional experience couldn't be more important to our team. We will be sure to take your feedback...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
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
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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