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Rudi's Portsmouth

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20 High St, and 5 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4022 (Congress Street)
+1 603-430-7834
10:00 am - 2:00 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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Newton, Massachusetts
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320 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

2 couples for lunch decided to test Rudi's kitchen. First, the decor is superb and the location is in the center of Portsmouth just steps from the very inexpensive muni parking garage. So we had warm crusty bread & two butters, one unadulterated the other infused with sun dried tomatoes, as a great send-off to the appetizers of mussels, quinoa... More 

Thank HvPssptWilTrvl
Management response:

We are so glad that you tried Rudi's out! We strive to provide all of our guests with a 5-star overall experience and we love to hear when we are succeeding. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts about your meal. We look forward to having you back again soon! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Rudi's is a nice spot in the heart of Portsmouth to lunch or dine. Good choices for most dinners and attentive service.

Thank James S
Paia, Hawaii
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

Visiting from Italy and Costa Rica, we brought these visitors for a great dinner. Starting with wine choices, a French white and California Pinot great suggestions. Service was on point and friendly. Background jazz piano set a perfect atmosphere. Calamari, lobster crepes to start, grilled asparagus salad, Arctic char and a swordfish special all well prepared. Great night, thanks Keith!

Thank BWG1234
Management response:

Thank you so much for the kind words! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience here at Rudi's. More 

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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

The piano player was fabulous! Made my night. Our server Jamie was so sweet. The Asian pear martini is a MUST-HAVE! Apple crisp with grand mariner a perfect finish.

Thank TEK1210
Framingham, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Rudi's is a beautiful place and the food is quite excellent. Service was good. Located in downtown near everything.

Thank NipTuckRN
bar harbor
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

This place was amazing. The food was excellent and service was number #1. Very relaxing place to go for drinks and food.

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Hampton nh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

Visited during restaurant week quaint little restaurant two ways you can enter the restaurant, we ate in the bar area nice and cozy visited during restaurant week. Started with the most delicious soup apple pumpkin apple bisque absolutely delicious. For the main meal my husband had chicken was very good tasty moist, I ordered the haddock seemed dry not moist... More 

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Weatherford, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

We were in town for a wedding and went into town to look around and decided to have lunch. We had crab cakes for an appetizer, some wine and beer and I decided to try their hamburger. Our waitress was excellent and the food was great. We ended up going back again for dinner and drinks. Great bartender and our... More 

Thank Bruce A
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

My husband and myself had dinner on Saturday night 11/5. We did not have a reservation, not a problem, we seated ourselves at a high top in the piano bar. Our server Anthony, was knowledgeable and attentive! I ordered the Pink Grapefruitini, which was perfect! My husband decided on a beer on tap after being offered a sample! We shared... More 

Thank Carol K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Dinner in the Dark on Oct 25th was another wonderful event at Rudi’s. The food was excellent, as always, the wait staff was professional and very accommodating to people with visual impairment. The warm and beautiful atmosphere at Rudi’s makes it the perfect place for any special occasion or just date night.

Thank David H

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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, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?