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“Very classy spot downtown”
Review of Rudi's Portsmouth

Rudi's Portsmouth
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Ranked #41 of 204 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Congress Street
Description: 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.
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Had a great meal at Rudi's on a relatively slow Saturday night in the dining room. The ribeye and the rack of NZ lamb were great. How can you not love a place that serves hash as a side dish for a steak? Only complaint was that it's a little noisy because there's no separation from the very active wine bar that fronts on the main drag (Congress Street). Service was top shelf. Another reminder that Portsmouth is truly a great restaurant city.

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Thank StartSlowAndEaseOff
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

The atmosphere at Rudi's is perfect for a brunch. The two jazz musicians were a delight. Food and service were excellent. We can't wait to go back.

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Thank waboucher
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Rudi's being right outside the back entrance of the parking deck, is the perfect meeting place with friends for cocktails before dinner (regardless where you are eating in town) With 2 huge fun bars, entertainment and high tops in the rear bar, couches and wing back chairs in the front bar... does it get any cozier? The cocktails are all interesting, but choose wisely.. some flavors don't mesh as well as they sound. The grapfruitini was perfect... not too sweet. The staff is nothing to write home about, but they weren't unfriendly either.

Thank 2theT
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

When we lived in Boston, we enjoyed spending Sunday morning brunch and jazz. Those are hard combinations to find now. It's a great treat to find them again and in Portsmouth. We enjoy the high bar tables and stools near the windows. Good healthy choice of breakfast options, wonderful staff - all behind a backdrop of excellent jazz. They have parking right there by their back door (opens into the bar and jazz area). If you enjoy jazz with your Sunday bruch - you should check this out.

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1  Thank Bob R
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Rudi's is tucked in a back street in Portsmouth, so the view is not a reason to go there. But we enjoyed our lunches, and we enjoyed dining in the lounge area. We each had a salad, adding shrimp to one and salmon to the other. Perfectly fine. Service was pleasant and professional.

Thank TPB47
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