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“Excellent restaurant in a beautiful setting” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Martingale Wharf

Martingale Wharf
Ranked #51 of 199 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Price range: $11 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Features an expansive deck overlooking Portsmouth Harbor, lounge with one of a kind 360 degree bar, and a diverse menu appealing to all palates.
York, ME
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361 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant in a beautiful setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

We had dinner there with family last month. It was a great experience. The bartenders were great (and we recommend sitting at the bar for a cocktail - it's a unique bar). Very accommodating. The waitstaff was also great. The menu was excellent; it was hard to choose between so many great- sounding things. Everyone enjoyed their dinners, apps, etc. The restaurant is hidden away, but has beautiful views over the Piscataqua River. It was a bit cold when we were there, so we sat by the window (which again, we highly recommend asking for). In nice weather the deck seating would be great. It's not cheap, but it's worth the price. We highly recommend it.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Top notch views, service and food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Have been several times for business and family/friend meals. Our current "go-to" favorite. Have had most of the items on the menu with no disappointments. The fries are incredible comfort food. Steak/fish cooked as ordered. Inventive but not over the top. Drinks are ingenious, service professional but relaxed, improved since they opened. The views of the river is expansive and you feel as if you are sitting right on the water. Well done!

Visited June 2013
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Massachusetts
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“It is the best EVER !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

There are not enough words to express how fantastic this place is ! The food is over the top, each item was better than the next. The service was outstanding, all wait persons could not do enough to please, they just made the whole experience a delight. We were with other friends, and each one of them raved about this wonderful place. The views are also part of the magnificent experience. If your in Portsmouth you must go for a visit.!!!!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Millville, MA
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Spoiled ourselves on Girls Weekend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

I did a lot of research on Tripadvisor before going to Martingale Wharf. I saw some less than perfect reviews about the food, but did notice on their website that they had a new menu so decided to try it. We spoiled ourselves on the apps, and ate from the lighter dinner menu and salads along with cocktails. Everything was absolutely perfect. The service was a little slow but it was a busy Saturday night and we were there to relax so it was not a problem for us. The grilled romaine salad was simple but super tasty. I highly recommend Martingale !

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pawcatuck, Ct USA
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264 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Big restaurant on the water”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

I recently went to dinner here on a Saturday evening, and the staff was handling a large crowd very well.
We all enjoyed our dinners, a few bumps along the way, but you knew the staff had been trained well. I went back the following week for drinks, and got a table on the deck, drinks and appetizer, very nice. I don't really care for large restaurants, but the staff had good training, so I will go back, and look forward to it.

Visited June 2013
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