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Michelle's On Market Square

402 reviews
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$30 and under
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Closed Monday and Tuesday. Open for dinner Wednesday-Sunday. Open for brunch Friday-Sunday 9-2pm. Please call us if you have any questions.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Provencal, European
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(603) 427-8253
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Scott Massidda
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on April 3, 2016

Fantastic Bloody Mary. Great food. Excellent overall!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on April 1, 2016

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.

vipluv2eatout (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on April 1, 2016

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.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on March 25, 2016

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

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on March 25, 2016

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

vipJanet229 (New England)
4.0  Dined on March 10, 2016

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.

PJGears (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 6, 2016

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.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on March 6, 2016

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.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 28, 2016

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.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on February 27, 2016

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.