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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 February 28, 2016 via mobile

I stopped in with the wife fir a couple of post dinner cocktails. The cocktails themselves were creative and well executed. The atmosphere was nice, relatively quiet and good for a conversation. The bar was modern and sophisticated and the bartender was attentive and polite....More

Thank Dan L
Reviewed February 19, 2016

Visited with a girlfriend before heading to another place for dinner. They have a great cocktail menu and the bar is cozy with a comfy sofa to enjoy those drinks. I enjoyed the Asian Pear Martini. Service was good - it was very cold outside...More

Thank Keri S
Reviewed February 11, 2016

Over the years I have had business meetings here, lunch, dinner, cocktails, private events - always so good, great staff, good food and a wonderful ambiance.

Thank CWA810
Reviewed February 8, 2016

grabbed a couple of beers and burgers. Sat in the wine bar, but make sure you ask about other beers on tap in the back bar, as they will get one for you. Good burger, great fries. Nice atmosphere

Thank Terry G
Reviewed February 2, 2016

I have to say that this restaurant isn't as good as it should be. Yes, it has wonderful ambience, good food, fancy cocktails, and so on, but it's just not special enough to deserve the accolades it seems to get. I've had lunch and dinner...More

Thank NHjo
Reviewed February 1, 2016

The bar in the back of Rudi's is my favorite place to meet friends after work for a drink. The appetizers are very good, especially the french fries and calamari.

Thank J S
Reviewed January 20, 2016

My wife and I had been to Rudi's a twice before and had a nice experience. So we had no problem recommending we go there with some friends who were visiting us from out of town. I often wondered how you can see excellent reviews...More

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Great food had antipasto was great portion for my wife and I. My wife had the Alfredo was great and I had the grilled rib eye cooked perfect medium rare with spinach was a little salty.

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Exceeded my expectations. Drinks were reasonably priced and very tasty. Food was excellent as was the service. Our server warned us the apps might take a while but they came out in a reasonable time. They had a jazz trio(?) playing which helped drown out...More

Thank DollysDaughter_27
Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner with another couple (their first trip to Rudi's) and had a very enjoyable experience. Service was very good and consistent, only small negative was that we had to ask what the specials were, they were not presented to us. I ordered a spicy...More

Thank DRJ1963
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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
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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