The food was excellent...great
The food was excellent...great menu and everything exceeded expectations ! Good for special occasions or just a great place to meet friends for dinner. Highly recommend trying this place !
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Awesome dining experience
Awesome dining experience with reasonable prices for the quality of food served. Great waitstaff and amb!iance
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Simply outstanding. Everything. Duck confit *the* best.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
A small hidden gem with a
A small hidden gem with a warm and attentive staff. YUM! Don't miss this one. One of my favorites on the southern New Hampshire coast. The dining room is quaint and quiet for a more romantic meal while the bar/lounge area serves the same wonderful food in a more casual atmosphere. Either way you won't be disappointed.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Continues to shine
This is our 4th time to the Bistro. Their menu and service are great. We have recommended others and now reservations are close to required to get in.
4/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was our first time here, we went on the recommendation of our daughter. Well worth the trip, food was excellent, service was excellent as well. I had Mahi Mahi, my wife had chicken, both excellent, but the real treat was the Gouda bites appetizer, like gourmet mozzarella sticks - highly recommended. Our waitress was personable and attentive. We will be back.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is always good here with presentation that is phenomenal. It was a little loud the night we were there because a table of 10 women were beside us. Salads and appetizers are delicious. Had a fabulous blueberry cake with ice cream...yum!!
If you are looking for a quiet and intimate setting with delicious food this is the place for you.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous food for a crowd!
We were a family party of 15 (all from out of town!), wanting a great meal on a Saturday night; Open Table found us a long table at the Savory Square Bistro in Hampton NH, and we were delighted. The food was excellent and varied enough for 15 'locavore foodies' from California, Maine, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. The food was well prepared (our order ranged from the New England classics to duck, steak frites, vegetarian zucchini linguine, artisanal cheeses, and lobster ice cream); the wine list was fine, and everyone found something new to try. The service was excellent and very personal, and we were able to have a family reunion dining experience that we all agreed was delicious and agreeable. Warmly recommended.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great experience at Savory Square Bistro. The food was outstanding and the service was very good. A very nice special occasion restaurant.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent staff was very friendly, what more can I say. This place is a hidden gem as good as any 4 star restaurant I have been too.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant continues
This restaurant continues to be good. The food was delicious and expertly presented and the service was outstanding--they always make you feel like you are the only people there.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this meal. It was one of the few dinners where everything was cooked perfectly. The French Onion Soup, Seafood Chowder and Duck L'Orange were all to die for. Service was a little slow, as they appeared to be understaffed, and the room is not very acoustically sound, so you have to speak softly if you don't want others to hear you. Expensive, but overly expensive when compared to other local choices. Really an amazing find!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very enjoyable evening,salads
Very enjoyable evening,salads excellent,entree presentation perfect , dessert delicious. Our server Beth friendly, attentive,and informative. We rave about the place.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've eaten at the Savory Square Bistro many times. The food has always been wonderful and its a nice spot for a quiet dinner.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great find!
Hidden away in Portsmouth, this little gem is worth the trip if you like French cuisine. The seafood dishes were fantastic, the ambience was quaint and the wait staff extremely attentive.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Now our Favorite upscale restaurant
Calamari appetizer was the best I've had and the Seafood Portofini was excellent. My wife has been raving about the Steak Au Poivre to our friends.
Ron Boucher and his staff were very friendly and attentive
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took a chance on this place
We took a chance on this place for a last minute reservation for our party of eight. Glad we did! Menu offered something for everyone and we all enjoyed our meals thoroughly. A couple of us had burgers, a few had seafood/pasta dishes. I enjoyed one of the specials -- lobster risotto. Yum! Excellent service. I wish it was closer to home because I'd love to go back.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Onion Soup to "Die" For
Service was very friendly. A relaxed dining experience. French onion soup: thick pieces of sweet onion and baquette in tasty broth topped with melted cheese (not too thick) with greens. The best onion soup (I've sampled in Paris, Liege and Montreal). Main course: delicately-flavored pork tenderloin, jasmin-flavored rice and an assortment of delicious vegetables. My wife enjoyed a wonderful salad with a main course of succulent scallops on a mushroom risotto. We shared a wonderful mixed berry tart topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. We now have to decide whether we return for her birthday (August) or mine (September) although there is a real chance for compromise by agreeing to celebrate both birthdays at Savory Square Bistro.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great little restaurant inHampton
Interesting, innovative, nicely presented food. Very friendly staff, good service. Well priced with a good wine list. This is a good place for foodies and has a great bar too. The only thing missing is an espresso at the end of the meal
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Bistro was fantastic. Food and wine were perfect, our waitress Beth was great and very attentive. We would highly recommend this restaurant.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you like gourmet style food, this place won't disappoint. A little pricier, but completely in line with the quality of their food. With selections like escargo, sea scallops, risotto, and their recommended wine pairings, you can't go wrong. Nice selection of entrees, great apps, friendly service. I will definitely be returning here.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant side is the perfect size and has such an inviting appeal. It was wonderful to be addressed by my first name when I arrived. We made reservations. The staff was very helpful and friendly as we had gluten intolerance issues within our party. The food was presented well and was just delicious. There were gluten free selections but it would have been nice to have more.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food Close to home!
Savory Bistro was great. A colleague had diner a week ago and raved about the food. I had been there under the prior managent and been not wowed enough to go back in over a year. With Ron Boucher at helm I look for ward to returning soon.
Scallop and mushroom risotto and salmon dinners were both great. Have already mentioned it to friends.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I would wholeheartedly recommend dinner as well as getting a lighter meal in the bar! As usual Ron Boucher has created another great dining experience
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great, we've been there several times and love the food. Service seemed a little off this time. Only thing I don't like is they place the silverware right on the table tops. Our table was sticky from the last customer. Would be nice if they placed your silverware on a napkin, placemat or tablecloth. As i looked around I saw other patrons wiping down the silverware and placing it in their bread dish.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
On the Square
We had a lovely evening at Savory Square Bistro. With the exception on the risotto, everything was very good. The drinks were well made, and they were a healthy pour. The pâté on the charcuterie was exceptional, and the combinations on that dish made it a great choice to share. Scallops on risotto were done just right and tasted as if they had been caught that day. The risotto was disappointing, as it was quite soupy, but that was the only low point of the night. Lobster scampi over sirloin was the highlight! Perfectly done and just the right amount of Scampi flavor.We finished the night with the Pots de Creme, which were heavenly. On top of the good food, the service was as well done as the food!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
1st Time - Won't be the Last Time!
Great food! Great variety! Love that the bar menu is available in the dining room! I have already recommended Savory Square Bistro to some friends asking about places to dine in Hampton!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our Favorite fancy Restaurant
We have dined here 4 times in 5 months; its always our pick for an upscale meal. Three of our dining group had Beef Wellington and LOVED it. All four of us had the French Onion soup and agreed its the best ever ; made with veal stock so its rich and different. My previous two seafood choices were both very generous and the sauces most delicious . Mushroom risotto with truffle oil is my favorite; it comes with the Sauteed scallops and asparagus. Presentation is perfect on the plate. Charming decor with a Tuscan fresco, bookshelves and wine shelving. Intimate dining. Staff always welcoming.Good bar group, both staff and customers. Savory Bistro has a french cooking school with it, Chez Boucher.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I dined with my husband and daughter. At arrival, the host was very pleasant and professional, welcoming us warmly and with a handsome smile. The service was supreme and knowledgable. We all had different entrees. My daughter had the bouillabaisse which was divine and the chef accommodated her preference for no shellfish. My husband said the mahi mahi was the best he ever had. I had the pork tenderloin and was surprised when it was served because it was medium rare. The server explained that the chef prepares it that way to maintain the flavor and tenderness. It was divine and my daughter and husband both tasted it as well and agreed. We did not have dessert or coffee. The atmosphere was intimate, quiet and charming.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth A Try...
We tried this place to celebrate a birthday on 9/13. The menu was varied. Overall, the food was tasty. We both ordered onion soup, and our entrees were Beef Bourginon and Seafood Porto Fino. The soup was excellent, the seafood fresh and plentiful, though both entrees would have benefitted from less salt. The blueberry cake was very good but the whoopie pies, although they tasted fine, were not as advertised. The menu claimed they were 3 mini whoopies with various dipping sauces... they arrived with a different sauce already drizzled on each one. True dipping sauces would have been more fun! Go earlier in the evening if you have a specific dish you want to order - the BBQ Short Ribs I wanted to try were all sold out by our 7:15 arrival.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food . Host is very
Great Food . Host is very friendly and accommodating. Nice wine, good desserts.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
My boyfriend and I went to the Savory Square Bistro last Friday evening. We were on vacation in the Hampton Beach area and we were looking for something other than the typical beach fare when we came across this place and we are very happy we did! We had a reservation at 7 and we did have to wait a little whole but it was fine! The owner was so on top of everything and made sure we knew exactly what was going on. Awesome! When we finally sat down, Beth was our server and she was excellent! I can not say enough good things about her. She was absolutely fantastic, she spaced the food out just right and also made us feel so welcome! Speaking of the food, OMG, it was fantastic! Get the Canadian poutine and the short ribs, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful staff.. were met out at car and told it was ok to park close by in a posted business "no-parking" spot.. waitress was incredibly attentive and food was very good.. a nice place to celebrate a birthday!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal experience
Excellent menu which made it a challenge to select an entre. Specials were interesting although we had a later reservation and they had run out of one item but the menu and plenty of nice choices. Service was very good and our waitress was able to answer all of our questions. Our friends loved the menu and the food.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great ambiance & good food
Wonderful atmosphere and staff was very friendly. Food was good, but to be honest, I expected a bit more "umph" since it was party of a culinary school. There was nothing to complain about and everyone enjoyed their meal, but like I said, I was expecting it to be fabulous.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hampton's Hidden Gem! Savory Square
Cozy (but large enough), with an vibrant evening bar scene and romantic dining room, it's like you've arrived in a bistro in Europe somewhere! Tucked away in the heart of Hampton NH, The Savory Square Bistro offers quality food and service. It's no wonder it's a local favorite, even attracting the spoiled Portsmouth crowd. Private parties, catering and check out their web site for special events and tastings, (and info on the cooking school). Special but affordable enough to go frequently.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quality and DIversity
I would not expect anything less from a Bistro operated by a master chef and his students. The new Fall menu uses fresh vegetables, meats and seafood prepared with seasonings that compliment and accentuate their flavors. In keeping with current food trends, they offer a good selection of Gluten Free meals. The espresso rubbed pork tenderloin with black cherry comfit was perfectly cooked with a moist pink center. The coffee black cherry combination was excellent. The braised short ribs were tender and flavorful. Excellent selection of wines by the glass or bottle. Gluten free dessert choices for a perfect ending. Highly recommended for a relaxing dining experience.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything about our experience at Savory Square Bistro was perfect. As a last minute decision to try this restaurant, our great night began with an easy reservation through Open Table. We were greeted and seated when we arrived, and pampered throughout the night. Our waitress was fun and knew the menu, the owner visited our table just enough, and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal from appetizers to dessert. The bar drinks were great, and the only downside to the evening was having to choose which of the delicious sounding entrees to pick. No problem - we will frequent this restaurant often enough to go through the whole list!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the wilted spinach salad, to the herbed bread with herb butter, to the lobster and wild mushrooms croustade the meal was delicious! Servers were very attentive. No room for dessert but I'll be back!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely fantastic place.
Absolutely fantastic place. We have been their 2 weeks in a row and will go again next week for different meals! They go out of their way to please you. Great food, great service, Management personally checks in on the table 1-2 times to ensure you are pleased. A hidden gem!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always enjoyable - food & service
Another enjoyable dining experience at Savory Square Bistro on Saturday evening. The food: top notch quality; well designed presentations; and, good course pacing. The staff was very attentive ... including stops at the by the chef. The seasonal cocktails and desert were tasty and unique.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food - BLT salad is superb - salmon great. My husband loved the pumpkin ravioli
Host and waitress very professional and friendly.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great meal
Although Savory Square Bistro is a small intimate place there is great variety of food choices. The staff is pleasant, courteous and prompt. We will be visiting again.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Savory Square Bistro
If your looking for a quaint and romantic restaurant on the seacoast look no further than Savory Square Bistro in Hampton N. H.
The food was excellent and the service was superb. The staff was very helpful in making suggestions and very attentive .
I can wait to go back!!!!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quality Food in a Quiet Atmosphere
We had a great meal,. The food was fantastic, fresh fish, melt in your mouth short ribs, perfectly prepared veggies. The fish sauce was sweet and fruity followed by a mild spiciness. Staff was friendly and welcoming. A peaceful dinner that flowed at just the right pace. Why travel to Portsmouth or Newburyport looking for an elegant restaurant., there's one right in downtown Hampton. It's set back in Depot Square so it's easy to miss if your just traveling through. It's one of those hidden gems that everyone looks for. To top it off, the prices are very reasonable. I highly recommend a visit.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love the relaxed feel of this place - like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. This was my second time here this year. The seafood chowder was amazing and the Scallops with Risotto were to die for. My husband also had the chowder but he chose the Surf-n-Turf entree and loved it. Service was well-timed and friendly. Beth was our server this time and last time and she has to be the best server I've ever had. Brian, the sons owner and Maitre D is very nice and helpful. They complete the package. Everytime I come to the Beach this will be included as a "Must do".
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM