Black Trumpet Bistro is a bit of a hidden gem. It is located on a small side street in Portsmouth, but we luckily had a reliable recommendation to check it out. And, we were glad we did. It is a cozy restaurant set up on two floors. Brick interior and fireplace added to the ambiance. Service was good and although the menu is limited, there is something for everyone. We had a fish dish and a pasta dish and both were very good. Very "homey". Price was right for a special prix-fixe; although there were absolutely NO substitutions. We do not eat meat and the appetizer was a meatball--no accommodations made at all. That was a bit off-putting, but the price was still right for their special. Apparently, bread and all desserts are baked in-house and the food (and some of the beers) are locally sourced. Nice touch
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