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Rudi's Portsmouth

20 High St, and 5 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4022
+1 603-430-7834
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (27 reviews)
“fried brie” (4 reviews)
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All hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
20 High St, and 5 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a cozy but romantic feeling wine bar with great music and great staff. I have not personally eaten food here, but the wine list is great and the wine is amazing. Brunch on Saturday and Sunday I have been told is also...More

Thank Emily K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our son reserved a private room for our family of 11 for brunch on Mother's Day. It was A lovely setting, bringing us to a bygone era. Live soft jazz played in the background, while we sipped mimosas and bloody Mary's, which were delish. We...More

Thank nappy5300
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Rudi's for my bridal shower dinner gathering last weekend. The restaurant is beautiful, the atmosphere was excellent - ambient lighting, good music in the background, polite and efficient staff. We had the private dining room for my event, and it was so...More

Thank smh127193
Reviewed March 29, 2017

Rudi's is a great all around place in Portsmouth. Looking for a bar, they have 2. Looking for lounge music, they have it. Looking for a great meal they have it. Have a group they have a room for that too.

Thank CEK03802
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

Happened upon this place while walking around downtown Portsmouth with my wife. We stepped inside and were immediately greeted very warmly by the bartender. Since he was so welcoming, we decided to sit at the bar versus a table or at one of the comfy...More

Thank suzieQ802
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

Went there for dinner. Good but not extensive menu. Had tenderloin and salmon, both were very good dishes. Service was ok. Listed as romantic place for dinner but unless you are deaf I would not go there for a quiet dinner for two. Many large...More

Thank Robert K
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Almost everything about our visit to Rudi's was great. Unfortunately it loses points for service. Our server did not introduce himself, did not go over the specials, (luckily we heard another server explaining them to the table next to us) and never checked on our...More

Thank JEBraley
Reviewed March 6, 2017

I was extremely disappointed with our lunch here at Rudi’s. Roasted beets, arugula, gorgonzola…….barely any gorgonzola, just a very few tiny bits - the beets were fine, but nothing special whatsoever. The salad was primarily one massive handful of arugula with little else, including dressing....More

Thank lexmiller
Management response:Responded March 17, 2017

I am sorry that your experience at Rudi's was not up to your expectations. Customer satisfaction is always our goal and we are disappointed when it is not met. Thank you for taking the time to review us. We truly appreciate our guests' feedback as...More

Reviewed March 6, 2017

Went for dinner with some friends on a Saturday night. Had a reservation and were seated promptly at a nice table. Piano player in the bar area provided nice background music. Waitress was very efficient and helpful. One of our party has specific dietary needs...More

Thank seacoastNH
Reviewed March 1, 2017

I have had very good dinners at Rudi's as well as appetizers and cocktails at Happy Hour. Their Sunday Jazz Bruch is great fun and the food is delicious. I highly recommend Rudi's Restaurant.

Thank Noraha3
Management response:Responded March 6, 2017

Thank you for the great feedback!

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I would like to see the children's menu.
March 6, 2015|
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Response from happytravelers06614 | Reviewed this property |
I think it depends on how old the kids are. This is pretty much an adult, up-scale restaurant. there are two entrances on either side of the building, each has a bar, one with sofas and one where the jazz plays, and then... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 High St, and 5 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4022
    (Congress Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-430-7834
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