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About Rudi's Portsmouth
Ease your way in to a bright and brassy Sunday afternoon or moody weeknight when Rudi's charismatic atmosphere boasts an eclectic mix of downtown charm and uptown polish. Sample the freshest of local farms and Seaport bounties featuring a wide array of traditional dishes with signature twists.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Hours of Operation:
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Join us for live music five days a week, including piano Wednesday through Saturday evenings and Jazz brunch on Sundays. Thursday nights feature lively sets by local favorites and specials in the lounge. Be sure to check the schedule on our site.
We offer a private parking lot to our guests on a first come first serve basis.
Parking garage and on street parking (metered) also available
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Business meetings, weddings, rehearsals, birthday parties, any special occasion
Rudi's Portsmouth Ratings and Reviews
That night very very cold out and where we sat it was a bit cold as well next to the exterior wall.Single table behind the entrance . Also Christmas music was ok , but Rudolf kept playing and playing . Could vary the music even something classical would be fine.And by the way two children in my vision were playing with their tablets ... Kept them busy, but what a shame that they couldn't sit and talk to their parents .The kids were 8 and 9 ish ...the tablets bright lights were shining in my eyes . Waiter from Moscow was a very fine server, pleasant and not obvious .
Everything about the experience was excellent. We had great food, fantastic services and the Christmas atmosphere was amazing. We had the beef tenderloin with fingerling potatoes and asparagus and it was great! My niece and I split it and there was nothing left on either of our plates! We had the hand-cut French Fries as an appetizer. Their Ketchup with spicy peppers? and aoli (sp?) was amazing. Not a fry left!
Our server was excellent and friendly. I would definitely recommend it to my friends.
Amazed at how large the dining areas are. Seated at a nice cozy table in the corner and treated to impromptu piano man's musical accompaniment for 15 minutes. Duck entrée presented beautifully and cooked just perfectly. Root veggie risotto also delicious...portion too large to finish in one sitting. Enjoyed for 2 more lunches. Roasted beet salad very nice to start...would have liked it to have been split as we were sharing. Very nice time considering it was two nights before Thanksgiving. One of our favorite eateries in Portsmouth.
Our waitress was not very good. She brought us the wrong drinks, and when we finished eating she brought the check without asking if we would like coffe, desert, or another drink. I let them know it was my husbands birthday however, they did not even mention it. Reservation was at 6:45 and we were out of there by 8:00. Bar was full and no room to sit.
It was a very quiet Thursday evening which seemed unusual however, Rudi’s was not part of restaurant week! Fine with us. We shared a calamari app which was fantastic and 2 of us had the haddock coconut curry - yummy! Salmon and duck were raved about too:) g
Great personable waitress, fun evening!!
Received a gift certificate. My wife had lamb w/spinach & roasted potatoes that she liked very much. Lamb cooked as asked for. I had steak tips w/rissoto in house marinade. Asked for medium well & they were served well done. I was going to send back if they were tough but to my surprise they were tender & very flavorful. Obviously the marinade was the key. Next time I would ask for medium pink. It was a Sat. night & very busy. I definitely would recommend.
Overall, rudi's was a great spot for my birthday dinner-date night. The food was fantastic (especially the calamari appetizer). Though I was a bit sad to know that even know I made a reservation and had noted it was my birthday, our table was in the corner far from the live music, and nothing special was done for my birthday. I would recommend this spot for others.
Went for our 12th anniversary. Made request for "best table available" via Open Table and we were sat next to the bus station against a wall. When I asked for a better table the hostess sat us, but from then out we were treated like hostile diners. Unfortunate, as otherwise it was good meal and nice restaurant.
Really enjoyed this place, great jazz piano player in the background. very cozy and comfortable feel to the atmosphere. The Food was great, my steak was perfectly cooked as I asked for. great presentation of the meal our plates. Flavorful and enjoyable all the way through. The people were nice and friendly and provided really good service.
As always we had a lovely brunch on Sunday and love the live jazz music playing in the background.
The only thing I would change is their lack of gluten free bread options for the brunch or even for dinner. My daughter-in-law has many food allergies and they had no options for toast with her omelet.
Always our first choice for brunch!
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