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About Bridge Street Bistrot & Wine Bar

Bistrot: from Bistrotier (FR) - "A small, chef-owned corner Café serving modest, down to earth, food and wine".

Chef Owner Stephan Mayeux (a native Parisian) and his wife Christine invite you to enjoy their own brand of Country French Cuisine in the welcoming comfort of their 1890's home. The Bridge Street Bistrot wine list features reasonably priced, young, drinkable table wines from around the world, with over 30 wines available by the glass. A full bar and bottled beer are also available. Because we are a small restaurant easily impacted by sudden cancellations, If your plans should change on the day of your reservation please contact the restaurant directly, prior to noontime. Larger parties require credit card confirmed reservations - please contact the restaurant directly. Thank You

64 Bridge St
Portsmouth, NH 03801-3902
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Wine Bar, Dessert

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Only
Tuesday - Saturday 5:15 PM to Close

Wine Bar
Tuesday - Saturday 5:00 PM to Close

Cross Street:
Bridge and Hanover St

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(603) 430-9301

Parking Details:
Metered on street parking and metered public surface lot directly across street.

Executive Chef:
Stephan Mayeux

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

Bridge Street Bistrot & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.9

ambience

4.7

value

4.6

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (20)
Authentic (13)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
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Good for Anniversaries (10)
Cozy (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Notable Wine List (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Casual (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
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Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

I brought my husband for a Valentine celebration dinner. The service was excellent, and my baked Brie was wonderful. My husband had the charcuterie and he said it was okay. I then was excited to have the Coquilles St. Jacques, until it arrived. The scallops did not have the muscle removed on either one and the shrimp were a little overdone. It and my husband’s Cassoulet were just okay. He said the meat in his dish were good, but the rest of it was just okay. The desserts were excellent! Overall the meal was fair, and when people are paying a lot for a special meal out, it should be better than just okay.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and nice people. Very comfortable location.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 13, 2018

My sisters, parents and I had a rare and wonderful dinner together! The food is divine, and can't wait to go back again. The only reason for the moderate noise level comment is that there was a table of fourteen sharing the space, so it did get a little loud during our conversations, but not unmanageable. This restaurant is a New Favorite!

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent all around!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Had a wonderful experience. Food, ambiance and service was excellent. We can't wait to return again for another great time.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Absolutely wonderful experince for myself and my wife. When the waitress (also the owner I think) heard it was our anniversary, she surprised us with some champagne. Food was amazing, service was excellent, and a great, romantic and charming atmosphere.

Tags: Organic, Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Lovely restaurant. Food and service does not disappoint. Quiet enough to have an actual conversations. Reservations are necessary as it's quite small.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Bridge Street Bistrot never disappoints. Excellent meal

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 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We arrived on time but the rest of the party was late but they were kind enough to seat us regardless. Appetizers we're good and the main courses were excellent. We had such a nice time, we ended up being the last party in the place

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

If you find yourself in Portsmouth, NH, do yourself a favor and check this place out. It has a charming, cozy atmosphereand a friendly, informed waitstaff. Make a reseration so as not to be turned away.
Prices are super reasonableand the food is consistently delicious. They have a decent wine list and truly yummy desserts.
We were just there Saturday night and are already looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We are frequent diners at the Bridge Street Bistrot. The food, ambiance and service are always exquisite. There is also a very inventive wine list. Bridge Street Bistrot is great for a night out, a special occasion or a gathering with friends. It is one of our favorite places in Portsmouth!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The Bistrot provided a good place to have dinner with friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Our 4th time there. Love it! Brought another couple and they enjoyed everything about it. Can’t beat their great food!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We had a late addition to our party and we were quickly accommodated. The food was absolutely delicious, the cocktails perfect and the wine selection superb! As always, this fit for foodies, neighborhood gem pleased all of our diners and the ambiance was perfect for a cold winter evening celebration seated near the cozy wood stove. The service was excellent, our every need anticipated but never rushed. This is our favorite spot in Portsmouth and with all the other fantastic options, that is quite an achievement!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Love this restaurant. Food & drink absolutely delicious. Service was superb.
Can't wait to be in Portsmouth again so we can eat here again.

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This was our 3rd time in a few months. We always love it! Great food and ambiance!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was good but not particularly note-worth: Three dishes with a sauce all lacked the depth of flavor that French cuisine is known for ... good but not great. The atmosphere was cozy and warm on blustery snowy evening. Good wine selection.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Another excellent meal at the Bridge Street Bistro. My wife and I took my brother and his son who flew from California to attend a family birthday.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent Experience... despite one table that 2 were talking very loud... Service food and atmosphere was perfect for a chilly Friday dinner
Duck Duo was excellent wished a bit more offerings for dessert but still very tasty

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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Enjoyed dinner prior to a show wit 3 others. We all felt that it was an excellent dining experience! All entrees were delicious and completely consumed. We will be back!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Charming little restaurant with bay windows and cozy nooks. Solid and reasonably priced French cuisine prepared with partially local ingredients. Attentive and friendly waiters were rounding out a very pleasant evening at the bistro.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We dined here with another couple. Enjoyed delicious food and wine. The menu was varied enough to order a “lighter” meal, which I prefer. We also appreciated the quietness of the dining room. The dinner coupon is another perk.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Delightful French bistro with meals as good as the bistros in Boston but $25-$30 less, per person.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our second time. Everything was wonderful! Best restaurant in Portsmouth.

Tags: Fun, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Fabulous food. Service was spot on. We started with the charcuterie board (very good). Entrée the meat trio (cooked to perfection). We had a nice bottle of French red wine (suggestion of server) very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Fantastic. With appropriate attentive Service and Food. From appetizer to entree to deserts , all home made. A special anniversary dinner made even more special at Bridge Street Bistro. Thank you !

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

It was a great place to meet up with friends The baked brie was amazing, great wine selection and the dinner was cooked to perfection!

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always a pleasant experience dining here at Bridge St!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Baked Brie, salads, steak Au poivre, cow su bin and cassoulet were all delicious and beautifully prepared. We can't wait to go back!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The food was lackluster, beginning with a very basic

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Delicious!! Our go to spot for special occasions!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

we live locally and had been before but it had been a while. will be back soon. it was great...

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Hadn't been in for a couple of years. Dependable upscale dining with a French bent. Cheerful and friendly service.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Cozy, great service, delicious food and always a hit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

All four of our group enjoyed their food very much. And, the atmosphere was very nice as well. All in all, a very good experience

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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner at this adorable resturant. The staff was fun and attentive and the food was delicious. Very reasonably priced.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The service was fantastic very knowledgeable about the menu and very attentive to our needs. The food was amazing lots of great option. Often there's one or two things on the menu I am willing to order I would order over half of the menu happily can't wait to go back and try my second top choices.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We love this restaurant! They have a wine bar downstairs, but we adore the upstairs dining room. Food is absolutely outstanding, and the service is excellent! Highly recommend!

Tags: Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food and phenomenal service! The owner was especially helpful and knowledgeable about the menu and wine list.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

This place was EXCELLENT! We are not from the area but if we were it would be my favorite go to restaurant. Service was very good and friendly. Food was fabulous

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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