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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

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food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.6

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (17)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
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Romantic (12)
Cozy (11)
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Worth the Drive (10)
Notable Wine List (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Authentic (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Local Ingredients (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Casual (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Scenic View (2)
Business Meals (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
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Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Fun, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

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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·Dined on November 5, 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 5, 2017

Always a pleasant experience dining here at Bridge St!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We returned to our favorite French restaurant to celebrate our close together November birthdays. The meal, service, and ambiance were exceptional. We were treated like family.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual
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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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vip
 (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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·Dined on October 1, 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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·Dined on September 24, 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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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Simply delicious and creative I love going at least once a month, always a treat.

Tags: Organic, Cozy, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Creative and delicious menu! They have some very nice wines by the glass. Although this occasion was for dinner, we enjoy going to the bar downstairs and having an appetizer and a glass of wine some nights. The cheese plate and mushroom app are wonderful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

It was a delight dining at the bistro. My friend is leaving for France and we enjoyed the
ambiance of your place....soft lighting/simple but sweet décor. The food was exquisite
just as Zach said it is.

I have already recommended it to a neighbor. (I would have checked off romantic/date
above.....but I am soooo beyond that.) Wish you were open on Sundays as my friends and
I like an early dinner.....but I understand your timeline.

You have an attentive/pleasant group that caters to guests...it was a lovely experience.
I am so happy Zach is with you.
Will see you again.
Marie Witham

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We go there maybe twice a year, and the server remembers our wine!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

This is a must whenever we are in Portsmouth N.H Absolutly over the top in every way you can imagine. If you enjoy fabulous food, excellent service and enjoyable surroundings this is the place for you.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Charming! We dined upstairs and the food was absolutely fabulous. Great wine selection. Highly recommend. We are looking forward to making this a regular spot for us in Portsmouth. It was romantic, delicious and special. Bon appetit!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The owner was a lovely hostess, and her French chef husband, Stefan, created lovely plates. The ambiance was romantic, we were able to have a conversation in our normal voices, and the food, drinks, and dessert was fabulous. Our server was wonderful too. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Food was outstanding. Interesting watermelon/blueberry soup. Superb duck. Outstanding mixed grill. We recommend highly.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The food choices were varied and delicious at this delightful French bistro and wine bar. The service was excellent with attention to detail in all things; plates removed and water glasses and coffee filled promptly. This is a very charming French restaurant and a neighborhood gem. We will definitely return to The Bridge Street Bistrot and Wine Bar!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The Bridge Street Bistro is easily my favorite restaurant in Portsmouth. A hidden gem. This night, the kitchen was really on. Our meals were perfect.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Just what we hoped for - well-prepared, very tasty, ample servings, and no overbearing staff. Very pleasant evening - will return.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Fabulous French food with a delightful wine selection (but of course!). Superb, friendly non-stuffy service. We came here for a birthday celebration and were not disappointed. Amazing appetizers, smooth sauces and savory seafood (there is meat available as well). Dessert was divine.
(Photo: baked Brie, one of the amazing appetizers)

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, People Watching, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Romantic, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2017

As usual, the food and service were excellent. Never a disappointment.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on July 18, 2017

The server was knowledgable and not reluctant to recommend a dish. Cocktails were expertly made and sizable. Food was well-prepared, had interesting seasoning (lavender on vegetables) and was delicious. Would definitely return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We had a very small celebration planned and Bridge Street Bistrot was the perfect choice... very nice atmosphere (not stuffy), moderate noise level, excellent service, outstanding appetizers and dinners. The prices are very reasonable. Our server described the dishes very accurately and offered great suggestions. We eat out often, but somehow overlook this restaurant -- no more. We'll be back. We highly recommend Bistrot.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 12, 2017

The food is amazing. Everything on the menu looked appetizing. The service was great and the dessert was exceptional!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Once again my wife and I returned to the Bistrot for a belated celebration of our 15th wedding anniversary. The food was exquisite, well presented, and very accommodating to the palate. The service was excellent.

We will be returning in November for our birthday(s) celebration.

Richard & Linda

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 8, 2017

All three meals were delicious. We had the duck, filet and mixed grill. All we're prepared as we asked. Our only disappointment was the potato galette were not hot enough. The staff promptly corrected this and gave us a free dessert. This is a gem in the heart of Portsmouth!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Although i would like to support a long time local restaurant, especially as a local resident, i am sorry to say that the food needs improvement. The servers were very pleasant and good at their job but 2 of the 4 of us had poor meals.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2017

French ambience and food was great. Profiterole was outstanding.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on June 15, 2017

The food is fantastic, we have had dinner there a number of times. The service is phenomenal, attentive but not bothersome. It's a quiet intimate setting.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 14, 2017

we are big fans of this restaurant. the wait staff is always very accommodative. the service is prompt. the menu is creative. the entrees are tasty and the portions are reasonable. there is parking right across the street. and the restaurant is nearby to locations of interest. even better, our company loved it as well!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Cozy
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