Cure Restaurant
Cure Restaurant

Cure Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.curerestaurantportsmouth.com/
  • Phone: 6034278258x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Thursday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Julie Cutting
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Penhallow
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Cure Restaurant
Cure is located at the corner of State and Penhallow Streets in historic downtown Portsmouth, NH. We are within walking distance of Prescott Park, Strawberry Bank, Seacoast Repertory Theatre and Portsmouth Music Hall.
Our restaurant offers American Bistro cuisine, in a fine dining environment, at affordable prices. Cure is a great place for friends to meet and have lunch or dinner.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Cure Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
64 reviews since May 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (48)neighborhood gem (40)romantic (28)special occasion (26)great for outdoor dining (22)great for lunch (8)good for groups (6)great for brunch (6)notable wine list (6)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • No table to Open Table
    viatche
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We, 5 of us, walked in looking for dinner. We were told there were no openings after being asked if we had reservations. Unfortunately we did not. So we continued on to our next destination and I decided to use open table to find a reservation for the 5 of us. Low and behold, Cure had immediate seating for 5 people in 7 minutes. We turned around and headed back and we were promptly seated. Open Table 1 - Hostess 0
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    SteveJ
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food was great, service was also friendly and attentive. Menu had a good number of selections. The only thing I would do different would be to request not to sit so close to the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ignored
    DaDoLy
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Lousy service. It took 1 hour and 20 minutes before we received our food. Waitress probably forgot to put our order in. People that came in after us were served before us. As we were getting ready to walk out our food was delivered with no apology. I ordered the duck medium well and I was rare, my husband had salmon. It was heavy on the sauce. Total failure on all levels. Large pictures of farm animals on the walls! Makes one feel bad about eating meat!!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Anniversary
    SamL
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Had an amazing anniversary dinner thanks to the incredible menu and unique offerings. The charcuterie plate, duck, rack of lamb, Chambord peaches and cheesecake, all paired with a Josh cabernet, was perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Birthday Dinner
    Leigh
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was great and our waitress was excellent. Had to send duck back to be cooked a little longer and there was no problem at all doing so. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My wife and I had a lovely birthday dinner at Cure. The short rib was outstanding the best I've had. We barely had room for dessert, but made room for the expresso creme brûlée. Excellent as well. Highly recommend Cure.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cure was a delightful experience
    HBREVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    It was our first time and we loved the food, atmosphere, and staff. The wine list needs improvement. An overall positive first dining visit. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW
    NoNickname
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I have eaten at most Portsmouth restaurants and I had the best meal I can recall ever having. It was a special monkfish special that was amazing. Might just become a regular here. Saw a number of other things on the menu that piqued my interest, too. Super fresh ingredients, cooked to perfection and seasoned impeccably. Serving staff were attentive and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good but understaffed
    Excellentspot13
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Second visit, first for lunch. Excellent food service was lacking but they were clearly understaffed. Will dine again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We can't wait to go again
    happymom
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We were celebrating my adult daughter's birthday so wanted a restaurant half way between Portland Maine and Boston so went to Open Table for the day and time we needed. The menu was appealing to us since it seemed to have something for everyone in our party. There were 5 of us and one was a 13yo who enjoyed himself and his food as much as we did. Our meal was delicious delightful and well timed. We had steaks, lamb, ribs, and pork plus several appetizers & desserts. We will definitely use this spot again as our meeting place and look forward to lunch and brunch there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great place!
    Gzlouise
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Cure was recommended to us by a local and it didn't disappoint. The food was some of the best we ever had the liver pate with blueberry's was outstanding - the short ribs melted in your mouth. The cheesecake with the warm peaches was something to dream about. The staff was friendly and attentive and the service was at a very nice leisurely pace. My only recommendation - MAKE A RESERVATION! This is a small place with excellent food - enough said!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Going there again
    trolleyman
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were not even half way through our meal and already my wife and I were deciding when to dine there again. We started with the charcuterie plate which was excellent, their bread is very good. My pork chop was very tasty and my wife enjoyed her salmon, well worth the trip and the money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just lovely
    Tank0455
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Chef Julie Cutting puts a lot of love in to her work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    My first visit to The Cure was a good experience. The only issue we had was with the hostess. It appeared she was not having a great night...just a bit amiss and a little rough around the edges. The shrimp corn chowder was to die for. I had the short ribs, nice size portions. My husband had the ravioli with scallops.....very tasty. Sarah was an excellent server.......knew the menus, attentive and, we never felt rushed.We would go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tony
    Wonderful
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We went to Cure and it was amazing! Great waitress, beautiful outdoor seating made for a wonderful night. The vegetarian ravioli was a little to cheesey for my wife but everything else was first rate. Have fun!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steve
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I wish there was an option to book outdoor seating through the website.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looks like a winner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Cure is a new addition to the Portsmouth restaurant scene. It is well located in a lovely setting on State Street. The atmosphere was great and the food even better. The chef owner has a varied menu w a number of special creations. We had the brick pressed chicken breast w a wonderful apple corn bread stuffing. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    Shred
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Excellent food choices with amazing combination of flavors. Service a little slow to get food to the table
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Portsmouth charm
    kiat
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Charming restaurant, with a lovely outdoor patio. Some tables are not as inviting, as they look at the restrooms and the kitchen. Overall the food is very good and reasonably priced, with many dishes that looked delicious. However, our short ribs ranged from tender to stringy. Our waitress was nice but not very experienced. We asked how many ribs were in a half rack of lamb and she told us six. There were three to four. It was sufficient and delicious, but we were initially disappointed. However, we were able to substitute a different set of sides, which was a definite plus. Unfortunately, it took a long time for us to get our drinks and the complimentary bread.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, Kitchen overwhelmed
    lanierprincessVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The resturant was overwhelmed the evening we were there to dine. The kitchen ran out of salmon that I ordered. The chef did send out a lobster scallop bake in its place that was delicious and also send a dessert to the table. I would recommend in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Find
    FrequenttrrVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We were visiting Portsmouth and wanted a special dinner. This place was amazing! The food was prepared perfectly and the cocktails were really great as well. Will definitely visit again when next in town..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasantly Surprised!!
    SmokinJoeC
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I booked via Open Table and was Quite happy with the experience!! Very nice rustic ambience and restaurant responded nicely to my birthday request!! Waitress was very pleasant and helpful!! All aspects of the good, though not duper large portions was very tasty and enjoyable!! Great Rum punch beverage! Prices for area and what you get are quite the good deal!! Will return surely and would recommend If in area, give them a try!! You won't be let down!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef hooked me up
    Frogman
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I had dinner at Cure late on Saturday evening so I was not surprised to hear the kitchen was out of the special (grilled mahi mahi). I had ordered it and when my waitress returned with the bad news she said the chef would like to cook me something special. She said she had some great shrimp, scallops, salmon and lobster and would cook a nice healthy dish for me. I took her up on her offer and certainly did not regret it. It was fantastic. We have been to Cure a number of times and have always gotten a great meal. It has become one of our favorite places to eat in Portsmouth. The staff is all very friendly and professional and the food is always great!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time at Cure, not the last!
    Rocket1950
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My wife has been looking forward to going to the Cure for quite some time and we finally got there this past Saturday. I should have known it was going to be a great experience when I amazingly found an open spot across the street!! Bottom Line: Great service Great food Great experience
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    eatingout
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We were very pleased with the whole evening, from the food to the service. Staff were very polite and helpful. We would definitely go again. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful food and service
    mmdining
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We made a reservation at Cure after having to cancel a reservation somewhere much farther away so it was fairly last minute. From the moment we arrived, the service was impeccable. We never waited too long for anything and our waitress was so attentive. We tried the duck drummettes as an appetizer and they were amazing! I had a green salad which was fantastic and the shrimp and corn chowder with was perfection, with sweet potato and the right amount of thyme. My husband also got the green salad and loved his NY strip steak. The wine list was good too, if not very extensive. The only thing I would say is that they could add a few more desserts to the list. Overall, a great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • June 26
    BirthdayVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Service and food were excellent. Dessert selection could be better. Would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We love going there! It is one of our favorite Portsmouth restaurants.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
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