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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
20 High St, and 5 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4022
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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

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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!

Reviewed January 28, 2017 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...More

Thank HvPssptWilTrvl
Management response:Responded February 3, 2017

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...More

Reviewed January 22, 2017 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
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...More

Thank BWG1234
Management response:Responded January 19, 2017

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

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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
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 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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Ease your way in to a bright and brassy Sunday afternoon or moody weeknight when Rudi's charismatic atmosphere boasts an eclectic mix of downtown charm and uptown polish. Sample the freshest of local farms and Seaport bounties featuring a wide array of traditional dishes with signature twists.
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