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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 - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Kittery, Maine
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Drinks were great. Good draft beer choices and yummy Martinis. Food selection varied. Bartender was fun. Cozy on a drizzly day. Parking right outside.

Thank aformalarie
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Last Saturday my wife and I hosted a wedding rehearsal dinner for 50 people at Rudi's. Thanks to Keith and his staff it was a wonderful evening. Both the food and service were excellent, and our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We booked about a year in advance, and Keith was very helpful and accommodating as we worked out the myriad... More 

Thank masstuck
Nottingham, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Keith and his staff were so accommodating for a last minute event of a small wedding reception. They were very professional and the food was great. They went out of their way to make the day stress free and memorable for our daughter and new son-in-law. We would definitely have a small get together there again.

Thank snoanjel50
Stratham, New Hampshire, United States
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Piano bar was nice, quiet and good for conversation, Good menu and food. location is just off the square.

Thank Michael F
Falls Church, Virginia
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282 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

We got a recommendation for this place from the bartender in our restaurant and did not regret listening to him. Rudi's is off the main paths in Portsmouth but well appointed and very comfortable. We had the filet, the NY strip with truffle fries and the fruiti de mare. Everything was excellent although I didn't really get much of a... More 

1 Thank John S
New Hampshire
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Was our second time eating at Rudi's and our food was just nothing to rave about. I had the maui maui and it was overseasoned and dry. Very disappointing and certainly not up to par with the price tag. My husband had the steak frite and he received 3 slices of meat that he said was tasteless. The side dishes... More 

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Eliot, Maine
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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.

1 Thank Linda H
Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 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.

1 Thank pnickfam
new england
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99 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

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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113 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
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?