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Michelle's On Market Square

4.2
4.2
402 Reviews
$30 and under
Provencal

Closed Monday and Tuesday. Open for dinner Wednesday-Sunday. Open for brunch Friday-Sunday 9-2pm. Please call us if you have any questions.

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Menu

Appetizers

  • Soup Of The Day

    Ask your server for today's selection.

    • French Onion Soup$12.00

      Topped with a grilled baguette and a slice of gruyere cheese.

      • Citrus Salad$12.00

        Baby spinach topped with an orange vinaigarette. Served with marinated red onions, smoked almonds, and orange slices.

        • Beet Salad$12.00

          Mixed baby greens tossed in a roasted shallot vinaigrette. Served with roasted red and golden beets, red onions and a warm goat cheese galette.

          • Seasonal Salad

            A nightly creation of fresh local fruits, vegetables, greens and cheeses.

            • Duck Confit & Wild Mushroom Crepe$12.00

              Duck confit sautéed with local wild mushrooms, garlic, and spinach tossed with mascarpone cheese stuffed in a fluffy crepe and topped with duck demi-glace.

              • Steak Tartar$15.00

                Minced filet of beef seasoned with red onion, caper, Dijon, Worcestershire, parsely and Manchego cheese. Served with raw egg yolk and warm baguette.

                • PEI (Prince Edward Island) Mussesls$12.00

                  Traditional Garlic & White Wine with garlic, tomatoes, lemon, and butter.

                  • Wild Mushroom & Poached Egg$12.00

                    A soft poach egg, wild mushroom sherry cream sauce and crispy pancetta served atop a warm baguette.

                    • Cheese Board$15.00

                      Ask your server for today's selection. Served with seasonal accoutrements.

                      Small Plates

                      • Burger$12.00

                        8-oz. house ground beef with apple smoked bacon and cheese.

                        • The Cuban$13.00

                          Pulled pork, ham, and crispy pork belly with pickles, mustard, and swiss cheese on a grilled baguette with house-cut herbed seasoned french fries.

                          • Poutine$12.00

                            House made french fries with pulled pork, cheese curd, and demi-glace.

                            • SBLT$12.00

                              Pan-seared salmon, apple-wood smoked bacon, vine-ripe tomatoes, and fresh artisan greens with a lemon herb aioli. Served on a croissant.

                              • Four-Cheese Mac & Cheese$8.00

                                Orecchiette pasta tossed with manchego, gouda, cheddar, gruyere cheese topped with bread crumbs and cooked golden brown.

                                • Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese$8.00

                                  Classic duo of creamy tomato soup and cheddar melt on brioche bread.

                                  • Pissaildiare$8.00

                                    A caramelized five onion blend of leeks, scallions, spanish, and red onions on flat bread. garnished with mascarpone cheese.

                                    • Moroccan Lamb Meatballs$12.00

                                      Spiced with garlic, cumin, cinnamon, and lemon. Served with Tzatziki sauce.

                                      Entrées

                                      • Provencal Seafood$26.00

                                        Lobster, shrimp, scallops, and mussels tossed with fresh bucatini pasta in white wine, lemon, butter and parsely sauce.

                                        • Beef Bordeaux$28.00

                                          A center cut filet with roasted baby carrots, asparagus and a classic bordelaise sauce.

                                          • Bacon Scallops$26.00

                                            Pan-seared scallops served atop braise bok choy with a carrot ginger puree, lemongrass coconut rice, and crispy orange ginger-glazed pork belly.

                                            • Lamb & Wild Boar Cassoulet$26.00

                                              Slow braised wild boar with garlic sausage, lamb shanks, leeks, carrots, celery, sage, bay leaf, Burgundy wine, tomatoes, cannelloni beans and juniper berry. Topped with a rustic breading and browned golden with duck fat.

                                              • Butter Poached Salmon$22.00

                                                Scottish Salmon medallions served with spinach borsoin cheese and egg ravioli, wilted greens, and a lemon buerre blanc.

                                                • Tonight's Pork

                                                  Ask your server for tonight's offering.

                                                  • Roasted Half Chicken$22.00

                                                    Bone-in oven roasted chicken, served with mashed potato, sautéed broccoli, and pan jus sauce.

                                                    • Pasta Offering

                                                      Chef's nightly offering of house-made fresh pasta.

                                                      • Sole Al a Meuniere$22.00

                                                        Pan seared Dover Sol served with sautéed green beans, house cut french fries, and a lemon parsley butter sauce.

                                                        Brunch

                                                        • Eggs Benedict

                                                          Two poached eggs toasted English muffins hollandaise sauce and pan roasted fingerling potatoes. Choice of:

                                                          • Crispy Pork Belly$12.00
                                                          • Ham$12.00
                                                          • Roasted Veggies$12.00
                                                          • Lobster$15.00
                                                          • Filet$15.00
                                                        • French Toast$12.00

                                                          Butter poached brioche bread with Vermont maple syrup, fresh fruit and Vermont maple sausage.

                                                          • Your Omelet$15.00

                                                            Three eggs with a choice of : bacon, ham, sausage, turkey, tomato, onion, mushrooms, broccoli, spinach, lobster and cheese. Served with a side salad & toasted baguette.

                                                            • Crepe of the Day

                                                              Two Crepes stuffed with Chef's daily creation.

                                                              • Monte Cristo$14.00

                                                                Egg battered brioche bread with turkey, ham, Gruyere cheese and a cranberry compote. Served with pan roasted fingerling potatoes.

                                                                • Smoked Salmon & Scrambled Eggs$15.00

                                                                  Fresh scrambled eggs nestled in a bed of smoked salmon with red onion, capers, herbed goat cheese, and scallions atop herb skillet potatoes.

                                                                  • Provencal Sea Scallops$18.00

                                                                    Lightly sauteed in white wine, lemon, garlic, butter and parsley. Tossed with bucatini pasta, spinach and grape tomatoes.

                                                                    • Seafood Crêpes$20.00

                                                                      A Savory crepe stuffed with lobster, scallop and shrimp with a wild mushroom-sherry sauce and green onion.

                                                                      • Bistro Burger$12.00

                                                                        An 8-ounce burger cooked to your liking with gruyere cheese and applewood smoked bacon.

                                                                        • Belgian Waffle$12.00

                                                                          Topped with butter, pure maple syrup and a dash of confection. Served with a side of apple smoked bacon and fresh berries.

                                                                          • Lobster Roll$18.00

                                                                            With Tarragon, celery seed, mayo and lemon.

                                                                            • Breakfast Sandwich$12.00

                                                                              Two eggs any style with your choice of ham, bacon, sausage, or crispy pork-belly with cheese on a croissant. Side of duck fat roasted potatoes or side salad.

                                                                              • The Cuban$13.00

                                                                                Pulled pork, ham, and crispy pork belly with pickles, mustard, and swiss cheese on a grilled baguette with house-cut herbed seasoned french fries.

                                                                                • Steak & Eggs$15.00

                                                                                  A four ounce tenderloin medallions paired with two eggs any style and roasted fingerling potatoes.

                                                                                  • Country Breakfast$12.00

                                                                                    Two eggs, any style with a choice of ham, sausage or bacon, roasted red potatoes and a half portion of French toast.

                                                                                    • Lobster & Brie Salad$18.00

                                                                                      Freshly picked lobster meat tossed with a mix of baby greens, red onion and grape tomatoes in a lemon-tarragon vinaigrette. Topped with a warm wedge of brie & slivered almonds.

                                                                                      • Goat Cheese Salmon$20.00

                                                                                        A pan seared Atlantic salmon filet topped with goat cheese. Served with a mixed green salad tossed with a walnut vinaigrette aioli.

                                                                                        • Truffle & Wild Mushroom Scramble$15.00

                                                                                          Local wild mushrooms in white truffle oil in lightly scrambled eggs. Served with toasted baguette and fresh seasonal fruit.

                                                                                          • Shrimp & Grits$16.00

                                                                                            Spanish sauteed Jumbo shrimp with mushrooms, leeks, tomato, cannelloni beans and spinach. Served over pancetta studded cheese grits.

                                                                                            • Roasted Vegetable Neopolitan$12.00

                                                                                              Potabella mushrooms, eggplant, red onion, zucchini and squash roasted with garlic, olive oil, and Balsamic vinegar. Stacked high and served with a warm tomato-pesto. Topped with Manchego cheese.

                                                                                              • Baked Macaroni & Cheese With Ham$12.00

                                                                                                Fusilli pasta tossed with sauteed ham, mushrooms and leeks with a five cheese blend and sherry sauce. Topped with a panko/chorizo bread and baked golden brown.

                                                                                                Extra Sides

                                                                                                • Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes$4.00

                                                                                                  • Sausage, Ham, Crispy Pork Belly, or Bacon$4.00

                                                                                                    • Cheese Grits$4.00

                                                                                                      • Greek Yogurt & Granola$8.00

                                                                                                        • House Salad$4.00

                                                                                                          • Vegetable of the Day$4.00

                                                                                                            • Seasonal Fresh Fruit$5.00

                                                                                                              • 1/2 French Toast$5.00

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                                                                                                                What 402 people are saying

                                                                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                4.2
                                                                                                                4.2 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                • 4.4Food
                                                                                                                • 4.2Service
                                                                                                                • 4.0Ambience
                                                                                                                • 4.0Value

                                                                                                                NoiseModerate

                                                                                                                92% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                                                                1. RM

                                                                                                                  RyaneM

                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 30, 2016

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Surprised the crew with our arrival but they accommodated us before closing up for the holiday! Everyone was really hospitable and we enjoyed the quiet restaurant scene and didn't feel rushed. This spot really gives you an insider feel to downtown Portsmouth - people watching is prime at 2nd floor window spots. Menu is well-rounded and yummy with good portions (brunch that fueled us for hours without feeling engorged!!). Appreciate their laid back vibe! I can see dinner being a more formal affair but want to come back soon to see myself!

                                                                                                                2. MJ

                                                                                                                  MJ1203

                                                                                                                  Miami

                                                                                                                  57 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  57 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 30, 2016

                                                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                  Great brunch menu - lobster eggs benedict, smoked salmon egg scramble... yum! Place was packed! Will definitely be going again soon...

                                                                                                                3. MN

                                                                                                                  MikeN

                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 21, 2016

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Even though we were late due to traffic , the staff was very accommodating . Great food , Great service . Seat by the window allowed for great people watching on Market Square . Highly recommend giving it a try for brunch .

                                                                                                                4. M

                                                                                                                  Mary

                                                                                                                  Cleveland

                                                                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 20, 2016

                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                  Really nice place. Decor was lovely. Our waitress was knowledgeable and adept. She was there when we needed her, but didn't hover or interrupt. The food was quite good, and there was enough diversity on the limited menu to make all bellies content. We were celebrating a couple UNH graduates and this was an ideal place for a special night.

                                                                                                                5. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 15, 2016

                                                                                                                  overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                  The food was overall okay. My French toast was cold. The poached eggs were excellent, however. Wish I had a few more roasted potatoes, they were good. The ambiance was nice, very eclectic. It was a bit crowded upstairs, so the volume and conversations were pretty loud. Our server was very nice and attentive. I would recommend coming again. Maybe to try dinner.

                                                                                                                6. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 14, 2016

                                                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                  We had been to Michelle's before and loved it, so we were eager to get back. Overall great food and service. They did recently change their menu to a more limited selection that changes every week. This caught us a little off guard, as we were not able to order some of the previous items we loved. But the new specials we tried were great. Would definitely recommend trying Michelle's!

                                                                                                                7. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2016

                                                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                  The staff from hostess to waiter did a fantastic job. With a last minute reservation on Mother's day they sat us upstairs at the bar in a high top, was my favorite idea as we had our 2 year old daughter with us, but it did have a lovely view of the square from the window we sat in front of. The food was very good. I felt very welcomed multiple people stopped by our table and interacted with our daughter 1 woman even brought us books for her to read. I can't say enough about the staff, everyone was fantastic.

                                                                                                                8. F

                                                                                                                  2Frenchies

                                                                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on May 7, 2016

                                                                                                                  overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                                                                                  This is a weird little place with an open kitchen when you walk in the door and then most of the dining is up the stairs. We where there on a Sunday and there was a women making eggs in the front window and then they would sit on a counter for everybody walking into the restaurant to pass by. Then, they would go into the little open kitchen to have the added items put with it before serving. The food was tasty, it just seemed strange having the food out in the open like that. Everything tasted good and everybody seemed to like their food. We where seated in a back dining room when you come up the stairs and it was dark and their where no windows. The was very laid back and relaxed.

                                                                                                                9. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 30, 2016

                                                                                                                  overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                                                                                  Nothing popped out at me as being outstanding. We were put in a corner, which was good from the stand of traffic, but they put us at a bar table, which we did not request, the table was tiny and it was a noisy area. The bar tender was our waiter, so service was minimal. The food was nothing special

                                                                                                                10. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 6, 2016

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Small, intimate space right in the heart of downtown Portsmouth. Excellent food and service! Everything we had was delicious (highly recommend the French onion soup and the Veal). Would definitely recommend Michelle's to other diners. We will be back!

                                                                                                                11. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 3, 2016

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Fantastic Bloody Mary. Great food. Excellent overall!

                                                                                                                12. FF

                                                                                                                  FrankF

                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 1, 2016

                                                                                                                  overall3food3service4ambience2

                                                                                                                  The food as "pretty good". My haddock was delicious, except it was served in a broth with a thick spaghetti. You couldn't pick it up with a fork. a friend had a steak which was also very good. The wine just OK - very pricey.

                                                                                                                13. l

                                                                                                                  luv2eatout

                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                  190 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  190 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on April 1, 2016

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  We have returned to this restaurant for every Portsmouth restaurant week. Their offering is for any appetizer/salad or entree on their regular menu and a choice of 3 desserts - which is a great deal in a wonderful restaurant. This time my husband had the Lamb and Wild Boar Cassoulet (he loved it!) and I had the Haddock piccata (a special) for entrees. For appetizer, I had the French Onion Soup (delicious!) and he had the fried ham and cheese sandwich (croque monsieur) which he found both very generous as well as deliciou . For dessert he had the creme broulet and I had the brownie with melted vanilla ice cream drizzle. The desserts were the only mundane part of this dinner, but we highly recommend it to others.

                                                                                                                14. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 25, 2016

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Love this place. Great brunch and bloody Mary's. Food is delicious. Wait staff is friendly and attentive.

                                                                                                                15. BD

                                                                                                                  BruceD

                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 25, 2016

                                                                                                                  overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                  Food was excellent, service seemed " distracted" we would eat here again

                                                                                                                16. J

                                                                                                                  Janet229

                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                  22 reviews

                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  22 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 10, 2016

                                                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Michelle's is open Wed- Sun for dinner. no lunch. We were there on a rainy late winter night, so it was quiet. I had the rabbit which was excellent although the sausage that came with it was pretty dry. The mustard spaetzle (sp?) was an excellent choice to go with the rabbit. Bread was great. Did not have dessert. We appreciated that the chef came out to check on our satisfaction. It was a very pleasant evening and we would return.

                                                                                                                17. PJ

                                                                                                                  PJGears

                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 6, 2016

                                                                                                                  overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                  This small little place right on Market Street is cozy and friendly. We had a table in a corner upstairs which was comfortable although the overall feel is a little tight if you're not near the front windows. The service was prompt and friendly. The food was delicious! I had the lobster benedict-generous serving of lobster and eggs cooked just the way I like them. The duck fat roasted potatoes did not disappoint, either! The French Toast was generous and very good, with real maple syrup on the table. The mushroom and truffle oil scramble was also very good. The orange juice tasted canned as opposed to fresh, but the coffee was very good. I would come back for brunch again without hesitation.

                                                                                                                18. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on March 6, 2016

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                  Had another wonderful brunch here. I had the Cuban sandwich, which was delicious! It's one of my go to's on the menu, when it's available. My friends had the crepes of the day and the breakfast sandwich, both were tasty. Service/staff were great! Looking forward to my next visit.

                                                                                                                19. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on February 28, 2016

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  It was a lovely venue with great service and great food. We all enjoyed a variety of dishes , great champagne and fresh strawberry cocktails, and wonderful coffee and dessert. Would recommend with enthusiasm.

                                                                                                                20. F

                                                                                                                  Fozzie

                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on February 27, 2016

                                                                                                                  overall2food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                  Ambience and service were excellent. Food was OK. The tuna was blackened with enough pepper to basically be inedible. Two of us had it and had the same response. The remainder of the food was good. Wine list was sparse. The big price tag brought the value way down.

                                                                                                                21. RC

                                                                                                                  RitaC

                                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                                  35 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  35 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on February 21, 2016

                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                  We really enjoyed Brunch on Sunday at Michelle's. The eggs benedict was fantastic. The Bloody Marys: the BEST! Service was very good. A cute spot. Only down side is that they ran out of the home made sausages and one of us had to change our order.

                                                                                                                22. M

                                                                                                                  Margo

                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on February 20, 2016

                                                                                                                  overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                                  Not as good as on previous visits. Momkfish wth grits kind of 'one note', although grits were very good. Wines by the glass very limited, and pricey. Service was good, but table behind us very noisy. Probably our last visit there, as there are plenty of other restaurants in area. Also, one dish had a lower price listed on menu than what we were charged.

                                                                                                                23. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on February 14, 2016

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Very accommodating to our infant. Food was delicious. I had the shrimp and grits which while not quite like what I had in the South, was still delicious. My wife has a seafood crepe which was a great balance of sweet and savory. The drinks were good as well though a little weak.

                                                                                                                24. MP

                                                                                                                  MonicaP

                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on February 14, 2016

                                                                                                                  overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                  Went here for Brunch on Valentine's Day and had made a reservation. We were seated promptly and ordered drinks which were very good. Brunch menu was extensive and all our dishes were delicious!

                                                                                                                25. SG

                                                                                                                  SG12

                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on February 14, 2016

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                  Love the food and atmosphere here! The food has been consistently good each time we have gone.

                                                                                                                26. MB

                                                                                                                  MBADAD

                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                  22 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  22 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on February 13, 2016

                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                  Superb french onion soup and creme brulee. Both were on the top of our list for all time favorites. My wife loved her steak dish but my deconstructed chicken pot pie was not great- the popover was somewhat burnt, and the dish was not delivered hot and in fact was barely warm. The tables are very close and lead to a lack of privacy. The upstairs could also use some decorating.

                                                                                                                27. KB

                                                                                                                  KarenB

                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on February 13, 2016

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                  We ate brunch here on a Saturday morning (for my husband's birthday weekend)- had a great window seat in the bar upstairs which was fun to view the square below and people watch. We enjoyed the cozy seat in the sun considering it was a cold February morning! Started off with a mimosa and coffee while trying to decide from the amazing choices on the menu. Everything looked good! My husband ordered the quiche (with side salad and fruit) which was delicious and rich with the gruyere cheese. I ordered the Eggs Benedict (with ham), the breakfast potatoes that accompany it were cooked perfectly and were delicious! We noticed the bar does have an excellent beer list- we just weren't ready for a beer at 10am but would love to return for lunch , or a later brunch, sometime. Would definitely recommend this spot!

                                                                                                                28. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on February 7, 2016

                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                  A local bridal shop suggested this restaurant for a brunch planned with my daughter and her bridesmaids. The food selection was good and everyone was very happy with their meal. I was surprised that there was not one entree-size salad or gluten free breads on the menu. That being said, the server was happy to recommend gluten free options as the food is cooked to order. The eggs, hash browns and quiche were reported as delicious. The restaurant is quaint with brick exposed walls and lace curtains in the windows. We felt the service was very good. NOTE: The restaurant is not handicap accessible. We had brunch upstairs and the ladies room is in the basement which was not a problem for us but may be for others.

                                                                                                                29. MV

                                                                                                                  MegaVan2389

                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on February 7, 2016

                                                                                                                  overall3food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                  The food is wonderful! Love the bar window area that over looks downtown. Can get busy, noisy and hectic, but it's a good place in high demand for brunch.

                                                                                                                30. f

                                                                                                                  fred

                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on February 6, 2016

                                                                                                                  overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                  The food was outstanding. All four of us dining had excellent meals. The menu selection is not huge, but there is always a pasta dish and a fresh fish, so the offerings are always a little different. Our server was very attentive! Only difficulty was parking in Portsmourh on a snowy eve!

                                                                                                                31. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on January 17, 2016

                                                                                                                  overall3food4service1ambience4

                                                                                                                  My husband and I went to Michelle's for Brunch. After a little over an hour our server came over and asked if we were ready for the bill, we had not received our food yet. When the food finally arrived it was excellent. If you go to Michelle's keep in mind you could be waiting for awhile.

                                                                                                                32. PJ

                                                                                                                  PJosephLott

                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on January 9, 2016

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  The food was great. The wait staff are awesome. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

                                                                                                                33. P

                                                                                                                  Pamela

                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                  45 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  45 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on January 2, 2016

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Food was delicious, met our grand daughter for brunch and we were all very impressed! French toast was wonderful as were the grits and quiche! Waiter, William I think, was great :)

                                                                                                                34. JL

                                                                                                                  JLyman

                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                  22 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  22 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on December 31, 2015

                                                                                                                  overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                  Delicious, inventive food, wonderful service (William). A little too loud.

                                                                                                                35. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on November 15, 2015

                                                                                                                  overall3food5service3ambience3

                                                                                                                  We were the last customers before Michelle's closed down for good. Why ask for a review when the restaurant no longer exists? We liked the food and ambience but were a bit uncomfortable about its closing.

                                                                                                                36. H

                                                                                                                  Howard

                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                  37 reviews

                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  37 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on November 13, 2015

                                                                                                                  overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                  Their idea for restaurant week was just to use the regular menu and dish size and just charge $30 per person. 1 entree 1 appetizer and desert. Great idea

                                                                                                                37. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on November 11, 2015

                                                                                                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                  We were very please with our experience at Michelle's. The food was amazing and unlike most places these days the portions were big enough to have leftovers! This is a place to sit back and enjoy your meal. Not the fastest service so I would not plan a show afterwards but well worth the wait

                                                                                                                38. s

                                                                                                                  scippy

                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on November 7, 2015

                                                                                                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                  We arrived and they seemed surprised with had a reservation making a comment on how odd the time was. We then were taken into the bar to the very back table, which was a high top, in front of the AC and outside of the kitchen or dishwashing room (maybe even storage). We asked if we could actually wait for a table in the restaurant, since we reserved for restaurant dining-she said how about sitting at the bar. Again, we wanted to wait. We were sitting at bar to get a drink and had not service for about 10+ minutes. At that time we got up and just decided to leave when hostess said, wait, how about you sit here and pointed to a couch and coffee table. We thought she meant sit there and wait for a table. We found out when server showed up she expected us to sit at a couch and chair leaning over to a coffee table that had an ashtray on it. My husband made a phone call to the Italian restaurant across the street and told them what was happening. They were amazing and said come right over we'll make something work for you. We left immediately, went across the street and had a fantastic meal and evening. I WOULD never return to this establishment again.

                                                                                                                39. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                  Dined on October 24, 2015

                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                  Very busy, but that's a tribute to the excellent food. Very fresh ingredients, excellent sauces. All hands on deck for the staff on this Saturday night; everyone pitched in for a pleasant dining experience.

                                                                                                                40. OT

                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                  New England

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                  Dined on October 7, 2015

                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                  Another great meal at Michelle's

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                                                                                                                Michelle's On Market Square is rated 4.2 stars by 402 OpenTable diners

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