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Rudi's Portsmouth

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American, Wine Bar
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20 High St, and 5 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4022 (Congress Street)
+1 603-430-7834
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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York, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to a function at Rudi's last night and the experience was excellent. The food was deliciously amazing and beautifully presented. the wait staff was pleasant and very efficient and accommodating. We were in a "function room" which was beautiful but, I saw other parts of the restaurant that looked cozy and romantic with a pianist playing in the background.... More 

Thank Wanda L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had fabulous service stopping in to rest our heels from walking, and in search of a snack and drink in lieu of a full meal (and trying to avoid sandwiches). They had a wonderful drink selection, and the most tasty cheese and meat paring. Would definitely stop in again.

Thank Brent R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the way back to NYC from another Powermastery outdoor adventure hiking trip we decided to get back in tune with urban civilization including trying some cuisine in Portsmouth, NH. Rudi's was an arbitrary stop for six of us, each ordering different items and with reviews of so so to great. Here's our candid report.. Cheese Burger, ordered medium was... More 

Thank CarsonWorldwide
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had 10 people and the service was great! All the food came out at the same time. Everyone was pretty much happy which in that size of a group is unlikely. I would give the burger 🍔🍔🍔 out of a possible 5. Enjoy!

Thank Kitman911
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our plan this early evening was to dine at Row34 as they were open all day but we didn't realise until we were seated that it was still the lunch menu, which didn't have what we wanted so we decided to have a walk round and see where else my partner could get a steak. We chanced upon Rudi's but... More 

1 Thank shuknowwho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The menu is very limited. Has pork listed on menu, but don't order.... not available....risotto had no flavor... Lots of salt and pepper... Say for quite a while.. All wine glasses empty...water glasses almost empty before food came....the wine ordered was very good.... Recommend going somewhere else for the price

Thank ben k
Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

We went to Rudi's for their jazz brunch. They had a piano player with beautiful jazz music in the background. Menu is somewhat limited for brunch but what we had was excellent! We had the salmon Benedict , a bruschetta Benedict and a wonderful artichoke quinoa salad. Only negative was that the tea water was not very hot. A tea... More 

Thank NHSamtraveller
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We booked a large group function with Rudi's for 20 guests. We had a reservation at 5:30 pm and half of the group arrived by limo. We had a great time, and our server Anthony was very fun and memorable as was the 60th birthday party group. We carried on with our evening and some of the guests became ill... More 

Thank Meghan M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

I love the apps here! The calamari is my absolute fav (it does contain almonds, so be aware) but everything is good: chicken satay, fried Brie, artichoke and crab dip, bruchetta, charcuterie... Their drink specials are appealing, also.

Thank Marian E
Peoria, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

While there were plenty of 'date' couples and families enjoying dinner, Rudis also proved to be a great place for a business dinner. The noise level was such that we could easily converse, even after the two piece combo started playing. The food was great and plentiful. I'll go again!


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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
$31 - $50
American, Wine Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?