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Rudi's Portsmouth

Certificate of Excellence
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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Eliot, Maine
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had dinner at Rudi's on a Friday evening. The restaurant was relaxing, there was a pianist giving great atmosphere, the wait staff was terrific, and the food was delicious. The menu has great selections and the wine list is varied. We would go back in a heartbeat.

Thank Linda H
Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting Portsmouth and looking for a good happy hour? Rudi's is a good call. Bar has a good vibe in downtown Portsmouth. Good selection of appetizers and rotating drink choices. Service is good and friendly.

Thank pnickfam
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our recent visit for brunch was great! Eggs Benedict did not disappoint but our mimosas were less than great.. I think it was frozen orange juice so that's all I tasted...We loved the atmosphere but you need to get there early if you want a seat in the bar area. Our server was a young guy from, I believe Russia,... More 

Thank leewardgal
new england
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97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stopped here a few times over the past several years. We usually eat at the far at the front of the restaurant, but this time decided to go into the restaurant area. But again, we sat near the bar in the restaurant area. The bartender was our waiter. We sat at a high top table and enjoyed chatting... More 

Thank abkovacs
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner with another couple and unfortunately we felt rushed by our server. The appetizers and entrees were prepared well but the pervasive rush aspect really impacted the evening - including when we asked for a refill on our coffee. We'll be back and will hope for a better experience

Thank Steve N
York, Maine
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

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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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

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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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 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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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar scene
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?