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Green Monkey
Cuisines: American, International
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed July 18, 2012

The Green Monkey is located in downtown Portsmouth (next to the clip joint and across the street from Brazo). While parking can be a little tricky, the food is excellent, the service is professional, and the interior is well decorated (great lighting, well designed, and cool). It is a short 2 minute walk from Market Square. It is small - so you might want to make reservations.

This is a great restaurant for a special date or a great meal before heading out to explore Portsmouth. We started with a very solid appetizer of Mussels and enjoyed a nice drink. The menu is eclectic - with apps well priced and the entrees in the mid $20 range. My char was delicious!

This is a very solid pick in Portsmouth. I live in Durham and the Green Monkey will be a top choice for dinner in Portsmouth. Deb, the owner, is active, engage, and very friendly.

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Deb W, Owner at Green Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2012

Hello pm85-, Portsmouth is such a great town, and you are right parking can be tricky. If you are coming to The Green Monkey on the back half of the week we offer complimentary valet parking Thursday – Saturday, pull right out front of the restaurant and the valets will take care of parking for you. Glad you love the atmosphere, fun eclectic menu and price point. Thanks for the review. Look forward to seeing you next time you are in town.

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Reviewed July 17, 2012

With so many good restaurants in Portsmouth, it's hard to choose a favorite. There are other places with good food like Green Monkey, but they are also very consistent and I like the slight twists of flavors that they have. The mussels and fried oysters appetizers are great. Can't go wrong with their espresso rubbed steak.

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Reviewed July 15, 2012

Took my daughter here for her birthday. Nice atmosphere but smaller than expected, so we sat at the bar until our table was ready. The bartender may have been new because he didn't seem confident in what he was doing, and frankly.....he didn't have much personality? Also.....he should know better than to pick up martini glasses by the rim when serving them. Things went better once we were seated. The food was very good. We shared the scallops and the skirt steak. Only four scallops, but they were large and cooked perfectly. The steak came out a little on the rare side, but we decided to eat it that way and it was delicious. Service was good; our waitress was attentive. I would go back.

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Thank Svetlana09
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

The Hake was delicious and cooked perfectly. My wife and daughter had the Monkey burger and they both said “The best burger ever”. The service was great. The owner was very friendly. The atmosphere was relaxing.

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Reviewed July 9, 2012

We had a reservation but we decided to sit at the bar - great choice! The bartender was great - drinks were delicious, we enjoyed at 1/2 price bottle of wine (a Thursday happy-hour special), and the food was wonderful. Highly recommend the beet salad and sea scallop entree. My husband enjoyed the hangar steak - he made substitutions for the side dishes and this was done happily by the staff, so the dish was just the way he wanted, and he was very happy. And he is super picky! We will definitely be back.

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