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“Phenomenal”

Black Trumpet Bistro
Ranked #28 of 232 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were first seated upstairs, and after sheepishly asking to move downstairs due to a very loud neighboring table we were thankfully accommodated. We ordered a medium plate of Crispy Pork Belly, Grilled Peach and sautéed bitter greens that was outstanding, and for dinner we had the Chèvre Gnocchi with Kale, Blue Cheese, and Squash Bisque and the Pounded Pork Loin with broccolini, mashed potato latke and mushroom gravy...I've eaten out a lot in my life, and this was hands down the best meal I've ever eaten. I would definitely go back, thank you Chef!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Thank thesweetishbaker
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Reviewed August 26, 2019 via mobile

And we're glad it was. Everything was quite lovely there and the food was outstanding. We sat downstairs, but there is a small upstairs with the bar that offers a great view of the harbor and tugboats. Downstairs had my space and felt a bit more private. The staff were friendly and welcoming after a long drive from New York.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank jv1221
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Reviewed August 17, 2019

What a nice little spot in the middle of the harbor scene in Portsmouth. Enjoyed a romantic, non-rushed, elegant, savory meal which earned high marks across the board. Staff was attentive and helpful. Food was absolutely delicious.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Thank Duffer2010
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Reviewed August 15, 2019

Decent service upstairs, although the bartender, who was waiting on tables...was somewhat overwhelmed. Drinks were average, a bit of a wait for our food, and when it came, my paella was dreadful. Overcooked, rice burnt and stuck to the platter, seafood overcooked and dry..and I'm thinking it sat under the heat lamps far too long, at the least. Not a comfortable place to sit, even though our table was windowside. Dark and somewhat dingy on this cloudy evening. Just not up to par.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Thank chuckiek
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Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

Service was excellent, the food was spectacular and the ambience was perfect!

We all ordered different dishes and appetizers.

Everything was amazing!

We WILL return :)

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank BeckTraveler
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