Everything was wonderful. I do not like that the restaurant serves crackers out of a box and a fruited cream cheese spread in place of bread. It seemed quite tacky in comparison to the rest of the dinner experience. I would recommend eliminating the crackers, Unless they are homemade or something special.
Food and service excellent. Small waiting area and despite reservations we waited about a half an hour for our table for 4. Ordering prompt, drinks (alcoholic) very good but delivery of food to table slow. It was Saturday night and they were packed. I would def go back because food was very good.
The setting was nice and cozy, it would have been better with softer lighting. The crabcake appetizer was excellent, but the entrees, the pork chop & lobster Mac & cheese were just so so. Didn't enjoy the pop music from the 60's & 70's, jazz would have been better. Was expecting more for the price.
We went to this restaurant for restaurant week. The portions were very generous, and the food was delicious! Between us, we tried most of the appetizers, mains, and desserts, and all were yummy! We love the atmosphere here, too! It is very cozy!
This place is legit. Food is amazing.
Every time I come to Cure I leave happy! My husband and I came for Restaurant Week, and I chose this restaurant because I'm a vegetarian and this menu had the best looking options for me. I ordered pierogies, butternut squash tortellaci and caramel apple crepes. All three courses were great! We will definitely be back.
The food was delicious, the service people could put a little more effort into their appearance. Overall, a great experience!
Excellent restaurant. We went for restaurant week. Had a reservation at 6:30 and ended up having to wait for 30 minutes but once we got seated we did not get rushed. One of our guests complained that his steak was chewy although it tasted good. I had the Arctic char and it was not as good as it normally tastes. A little dry but good overall. Service and value was very good!
Alissa is a fantastic waitress and the food is always incredible
We had not been to CURE since they had first opened, but chose it for Seacoast Restaurant Week and were dining with friends who had never been there. We all had wonderful meals - the Pork Osso Buco was superb, and the Flourless Chocolate Torte was to die for!
Our friends thanked us profusely for this restaurant pick!
We went to cure for resturant week. It was absolutely wonderful! Between the delicious wine, amazing food and top notch service we will definitely be back!! Make sure to make a reservation if you are planning to head to Cure, as it is a smaller resturant and stays busy, for good reasons!!
What a neighborhood find. Cozy, intimate setting with old, exposed brick walls.
Waitress friendly and very knowledgeable about menu offerings.
We both took advantage of Restaurant week's offerings. Yummy potato pieriges as appetizers followed by Artic char and coyrvelle steak. Best was caramel-apple crepe and banana foster cheesecake in a mason jar.
Food was good in general, but the steak was very smoky and needed seasoning. Would try it again. My boyfriend was very happy with the Osso buco. Drinks were a little pricey.
It was perfect!!
I made a reservation 2 weeks ahead asking for a corner table. I am hearing impaired and a corner is best in restaurants. They had a table set aside for us.
It was restaurant week so we had a great 3 course meal at a value price.
We have been there before and will continue to go back.
It is a small place so you really should have a reservation.
One of my favorites.
We LOVE this restaurant! It is our neighborhood gem but more importantly it always feels so cozy and welcoming. You can count on the menu standards but also the specials and seasonal changes!
Food was good. Table was cramped, server appeared somewhat miffed that we did not order apps and drinks, but we had gotten into the city sooner than expected and stopped at a couple of places prior to this restaurant. I was told that the chicken was going to take up to 20 minutes to cook, and she stated she just wanted to tell me that because we didn't order any appetizers. Ended up taking about 35 minutes to get our food. As I said food was very good, but we probably won't be back.
Parking: near impossible. Noise level OK if you're used to stadium rock concerts. Table at front door and across from heavily used woman's room was beyond comment. Rack of lamb (no wonder the price) was a cheap cut, gristly and fatty. Favorite line when the ladies had been served their and after 10 minutes I asked the waitress if she had forgotten our (the men's) martinis, she replied, "No, but I think the bartender did."
Forget "fine dining," I'm afraid eating at home is apparently the only way to go.
The service was okay, but the food was subpar and definitely not worth the price points. Would not recommend to anyone.
Decided to try his after looking at several on line reviews. My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and had a last minute surprise to include my daughter. We showed up early and with one extra. Cure was gracious and accommodating and we were seated right away. The menu had something for everyone (including a great sounding vegan option!). I had the braised short ribs with a side of sweet potato gratin. Awesome and tender. My wife had the Lobster Mac and Cheese which she pronouoas the best ever. My daughter had the rack of lamb with polenta. Prices for each entree were in the mid $20’s and I felt were a great value for the quality of the meal. We all split the vanilla salted caramel cake for dessert and it was also a winner. Delicious and not cloyingly sweet. We will define be back! Great find in a great little city
Inviting and cozy environment with a menu that pleases many tastes without being boring. The hostess noticed that a member of our party was uncomfortable on the wooden chairs and offered a pillow, which made his experience much better. Our cocktails were well balanced. I’d absolutely recommend Cure for a special date and will be back.
excellent service, great ambiance, intimate setting, could use a little more light but a decent value
Fabulous food, service and atmosphere!
Our go-to restaurant in Portsmouth.
Service was friendly. A bit disappointed in our entrees as mine was overdone, and my spouse's was not very tasty. Good-sized cocktails are a plus. Some reasonably priced wines are welcoming. Excellent bread and butter.
My wife and I loved this place - we came for our anniversary, and the food and the service and drinks were incredible. we had the Chicken Liver Pate, Duck Breast, NY Strip, and the Chai Vanilla Creme Brûlée. They were all fantastic dishes, and really reasonably priced, and our server was even fantastic! Would definitely go back, and would recommend 100%
Consistently fabulous! Wonderful flavor combinations and great gluten free accommodations
This is a great restaurant; cozy, warm, friendly efficient staff, and wonderful atmosphere. The food is always well prepared and a good selection of reasonably priced wines and spirits that easily pair with any with any menu selection.
Excellent appetizer, salads and main courses. We did not eat desserts but saw some and they looked spectacular. Everyone raved about the dining experience. All round a perfect evening with friends!
I had the charcuterie appetizer. It was actually only some pate on a slate that also featured grain mustard, cherry preserves, and pickled onions and incredible grilled baguette that was fantastic! This was the hit of the meal for both of us. My wife had heirloom tomato salad with the weak spot being the tomato, and lobster Mac and cheese with only two small pieces of lobster and dry pasta. I had lamb which was forgettable. We were told the chef was not there. It showed!
Past meals have been fine. Unfortunately this time we had a bad meal. It happens. But it happened to both of us. His meat was fatty to be inedible (and he likes fat). The tomato on a caprese salad wasn't ripe as in rock hard, and the added grilled chicken was over salted, rendering my meal inedible except for the burrata.
One of the best dining experiences we have had in a longtime. Excellent food and service. We will definitely be back.
Food was excellent! Best cornbread ever!
Service is always great. One of our favorite restaurants in Portsmouth. My husband loves the duck entree and french onion soup. I had the special, which was a swordfish, polenta and heirloom carrots, terrific. Normally I do not order swordfish at a restaurant because it tends to be overcooked, but I took a gamble with Cure and it was wonderfull
Always a pleasure to dine at Cure!
Delicious, incentive new American food. Fun, eclectic, casual atmosphere. Yum!
Started with soup. The carrot ginger was amazing and my husband always tries french onion if availabe and this one did not disappoint. Strak and lamb for dinner and cooked exactly as we asked. Veey good service. Definitely will be back.
The Scallops and bacon app took forever to arrive and didn't have a lot of taste.
My main course, BBQ Short ribs was very good but was just a bit over sauced (lots of BBQ) my server had to be called over several times to refill my drink and ask about the app that was ordered, she was pleasant and did an adequate job but 3 stars for service is as far as I'd go.
It was overall a good experience but nothing that would make me want to come back.
Nice place . Wait staff was very nice but service was VERY Slow. Food took a very long time to reach the table but it was very tasty when it did.
Delicious meal, excellent service. Fresh ingredients, prepared and presented perfectly. Atmosphere relaxing and comfortable. On vacation, can't wait to be back in Portsmouth to enjoy another dinner at Cure.
Awesome food and friendly warm and efficient service
The best meal I have had out!