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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.

20 High Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Congress Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(603) 430-7834

Website:
http://www.rudisportsmouth.com/

Entertainment:
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.

Parking Details:
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

Executive Chef:
Morrgan Machado

Additional:
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

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Details
Mon - Tue 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 8:45PM

Rudi's Portsmouth Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (17)
Good for a Date (17)
Special Occasion (15)
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Live Music (15)
Romantic (14)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Business Meals (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Fun (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Casual (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Healthy (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Authentic (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Great Beer (2)
Seasonal (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Brought friends for fine dining recently and they loved it! But my husband and I often go for a cocktail and pub menu meal in the bar when we're in town. Never disappoints!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Always pleasant , but recorded music a bit loud and was a bit chilly.Waitress so good and patient . New menu and risotto was great.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Its was magnificent!!!!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Loved it! Eggs Benedict were incredible!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Steak tips = delicious, mushroom risotto = delicious, beef tenderloin = delicious.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

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!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.
Roger

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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

wonderful place for Sunday Brunch. Food was very good and the server was also very good. It was a jazz brunch and the music was just right. I would go there again in a heartbeat.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had a great time for my friend's 40th birthday! Food and drinks were delicious!

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The appetizers were good and my husband's beef tenderloin was cooked perfectly. I ordered the fruit de mer and the sauce lacked flavor and almost had a lime taste. The seafood was cooked great but the overall flavor wasn't very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very good food; excellent service from Oybek. We're from southern California and were visiting family and Rudi's was recommended. We will return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Lovely but crowd for brunch was way too loud for conversation

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

My boyfriend and I celebrated his birthday and absolutely loved Rudis, the food was amazing!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great service excellent. A bit load since bar scene was big on Friday night. Definitely is a good night out.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

The reservation was made noting a birthday and no one asked or mentioned it. Weird.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Comfort Food, Fun, Romantic
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Had the salmon which was great and perfectly cooked. Portions are slightly on the smaller end for this dish. Server was excellent and overall a nice dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Very elegant decor. Calamari app was nicely fried but the sauce was a bit sweet. Haddock and salmon entres were both delicious. Efficient although not overly friendly service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great experience at Rudi's - we have dined there often.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2017

I think Rudi's does a good job keeping up with food trends and staying creative. The food was well prepared and the service was very good. The atmosphere is very warm and conducive to conversation. We all enjoyed our meal and will return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Business Meals, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Naples)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Classic Portsmouth venue with a solid choice for a great meal

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great place nice atmosphere was really impressed my date was really impressed really great night thank you

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Cozy
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great live piano, service perfect, food delicious.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Excellent experience! Good food , great service! Took my 16 year old grandson so we could enjoy good food and conversation and we were completely happy!

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Naples)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We love Rudi's...always great!!! The staff is always friendly and knowledgeable. food is excellent and most important to us it has healthy choices. All good!!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on August 6, 2017

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!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Always loved the food quality especially when it comes to steak. This time we tried the tips which were really chewy and tough. Risotto was outstanding so 50 50

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We arrived early for our reservation and the hostess was able to seat us ahead of time which we appreciated. Our server left a lot to be desired which has colored our opinion of the restaurant. Tables arriving after us were served bread and had orders taken before us. We only received bread after we asked. Husband ordered a steak special over lentil salad. He said the steak was cooked perfectly but had no flavor. Lentils in the salad were hard and needed to be cooked longer. I ordered the artichoke quinoa salad. It amounted to a pile of very dry greens on one side of the plate and a timbale like thing with the quinoa and artichokes glued together with goat cheese on the other side of the plate. Not especially tasty either. I had to ask for some dressing. There was a piano player that evening, but the music was loud enough that I couldn't hear my husband across the table. Given all the delicious choices in Portsmouth I don't think we will be back here.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We took friends out to celebrate, and everyone really enjoyed the atmosphere, drinks, and delicious food. Great service, live music, such a treat!

Tags: Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Good food we went for Sunday brunch and jazz.
I did not like that my "classic" Eggs Benedict came with regular thin ham slices and not real thicker cut Canadian bacon, not cool.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Surpassed our expectations. Salad, bruschetta, salmon, Mac & cheese, all an interesting twist, all delicious. Looking forward to our next visit.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 25, 2017

We enjoyed the musicians playing jazz piano and upright bass, very talented artists.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Food was great, server was very knowledgeable.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Enjoyed sitting at the bar and listening a wonderful Jazz. The dinner special was excellent as was the bottle of wine. The staff is very friendly and both the service and the food were really lovely. Definitely one of our favorites.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Rudis is one of our favorite Portsmouth restaurants. Can expect good food, good service and good ambiance. We had crab cakes and the haddock curry dish. Both excellent. Only suggestion for improvement is bok choy was tough and stringy. Maybe take more off the bottom before cooking

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Our server Jossalyn was the best - probably the best server we have had in Portsmouth after arriving and dining here two years ago! Our meal was terrific as usual. We dine at Rudi's fairly frequently.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Scrumptious meal, appetizers, drinks, and dessert for a fair price. Great location in downtown Portsmouth with some on site parking and access to a parking garage within 100 yards. Live music, and a tidy interior.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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