Two-Fifty Market

3.8
101 reviews
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Two-Fifty Market is a one of a kind dining experience located in the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel inspired by local ingredients and the culinary expertise of our professional team. Two-Fifty Market provides our guests with an authentic Portsmouth dining experience in the heart of the city.

Our food is made with local ingredients, and our restaurant has really transformed into a place where families, businesses, and friends can gather and enjoy the experience. The menu offerings include Award Winning Clam Chowder, Grilled Ribeye, Statler Chicken and other seasonally inspired dishes.

Specials

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Please join us for our Traditional Easter Brunch Buffet. Complete with live music and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Reservations Required.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 101 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food! I have enjoyed everything on their menu. Definitely get the mussels!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Awesome food and atmosphere

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FS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I would like to preface this with there were only 2 other tables in the restaurant when we arrived and only one other table when we left. For a Saturday evening at 645 this was more than a little surprising, but now I know why:

Parking was obnoxious. The website says complimentary valet, but their staff didn’t know that. There was no street parking available and the garage parking was a ways away.

Everyone else had their drinks and I waited an extra 10 minutes for mine after theirs. For a basic cocktail on the rocks.. I don’t understand why that would take 15-20 minutes to make. My boyfriend ordered a beer from the menu. The server came back and said they didn’t have that. He chose another and she came back again to say they didn’t have that. Turned out they didn’t have a single beer they had listed on the menu. Uh, what??? My sister-in-law ordered a martini and it was filled so full it was sloshing everywhere as the server set it down. It was messy and not what I would expect from what was supposed to be a decent restaurant.

We ordered an app of nachos. They took chips and melted shredded cheese on top and then placed a gigantic slop of salsa and sour cream on top. The flavor was okay, but not what I expected at all... it was really messy (not in a good way) bar food.

Our entrees took over 45 minutes to come out. The pasta dish was VERY bland. The sirloin was $27 and the quality of the meat was pretty bad. I would expect that type of a steak at Applebee’s or some other low end restaurant. My BBQ salmon was awful. The fish was not fresh. The bbq sauce was barely there and bland. The couscous it was served with was AWFUL.

I told the server we needed to leave for a show and she still took 10 minutes to run our card. We ended up being 25 min late for the show and missed the comedian we drove 2 hours to see. I will never go back to this place... it was just BAD and a $200 bill just added insult to injury.

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1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fresh, seasonal and upscale. The atmosphere was relaxed and intimate. We brought our kids and enjoyed a great meal listening to live piano and were seated by the huge window. It was a Friday night and there weren't too many people which wa perfect! To top it off they offered complimentary parking so it was truly lovely. Will definitely go back!

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M
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

I met an old friend for dinner at Two-Fifty on a Saturday evening. I was surprised at the number of open tables. We had a window seat and while we could hear a lot of chatter from the hotel lobby and bar, it did not impact our conversation.
Our waitress was young and inexperienced and we felt rushed through our meal although there were plenty of open tables. The food was very good and had our server taken pride in her work , it would have been a finer dining experience.

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JW
New England
34 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal with great entrees and service. One of Portsmouth's best kept secrets for dining out!

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JL
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful venue, excellent and accommodating staff and amazing food. I highly recommend!

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SM
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Was unimpressed with the New Year's day "brunch" menu. Was a glorified continental breakfast at best. We we're put in a functyroom, rather than in the rest, even though the restaurant was not full. Unfortunate, but will not be back.

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CE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We were a party of 6 with reservations for New Year's Eve. When we got there, we were seated in the middle of the dining room on a table that did not match any of the other tables in the restaurant. I would not have cared about that except that the table is not standard height and therefore the chairs are too low for the table. Even the men were uncomfortable. I asked if we could be moved and they said no, they had other reservations. Then they told us that they get complaints all the time about that table. So my question to management is ... if you know the table is a problem, why don't you either stop using it OR buy chairs that are an appropriate height?

The food was very good and the service was very good. Too bad the whole experience had to be dampened by the table.

So, if you plan to go to Two-Fifty Market, be sure and tell them that you DO NOT want to sit at the table that they really need to replace!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a great time on New Year's Eve. Wait staff attentive. Dinner was very good. I had the Moroccan salmon and my husband had the prime rib(a special that night). Lovely table. Had brunch the next morning which was excellent! Would highly recommend.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Ambiance was not what was expected. Billed as "views" but certainly not in the winter. More of a bar atmosphere than a restaurant. That being said, food was good. Award winning clam chowder lived up to its reputation; crab cakes were enjoyable and haddock was extremely good. They do serve cappuccino and while it was not "authentic" it was a good cup of coffee with lots of foam.

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N
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Did not expect it to be a hotel restaurant but the food was good. The staff was wonderful. I had parked in their parking lot and the hostess was kind enough to take my ticket and return with a key to provide me with free parking.

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s
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

It was very good- limited menu but priced well. Server was adequate, not very personable but got the job done . Had to move up reservation which they acted like this was a problem but restaurant had plenty of tables.. not sure what that was about . Atmosphere was ok

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S
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Quick turnaround with food, nice view. Good cappuccino. Lobster egg white was just okay.

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S
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Can’t beat the location, ease of access, and menu..

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S
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the food and service. The food was a bit different than the previous day.

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S
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited this place twice in the same day.. enjoyed the ambience, service, and food..

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New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crab cakes and portobello fries were great. Service was pleasant and quick.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thanksgiving buffet had varied multiple choices. Hot food was hot. Cold selection was just fine. Turkey and prime rib was fabulous. Nice dessert options. Would return next holiday season.

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C
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were seated right away for our reservation. We waited ten minutes , no one came by. There were 3 other tables seated either eating or finishing up their meals. A waitress was busy filling up eight water glasses for an empty table. We got up and walked out.
We didn’t realized his restaurant was in a hotel when we made the reservation. We probably wouldn’t have gone there had we known.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food , fun time

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JB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Very disappointed with the food it was restaurant week at the restaurant and I had the lobster roll it had more mayonnaise on it than lobster very very disappointing the two meals we ordered on the restaurant week menu both came out cold and the deserts very tasteless would not recommend this restaurant and the cost was very expensive for what they served

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EC
New England
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Eh - sort of a random menu. Food was okay but nothing that wowed us.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a lovely restaurant....beautifully decorated and looks right over the water in Portsmouth. Food was amazing and presented very well. Loved all from appetizers to dessert.

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HS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lured here by a Groupon offer we came for a Sunday breakfast. Food was very good - well prepared and reasonably fast. Nice location in he hotel lobby with a large wall of windows towards the river. Service was good. A large open room, handsome decor, but a little noisy. Overall we were very pleased and will be back.

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DT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

It’s inside a hotel. It’s less of a restaurant and more seating at a hotel’s lobby bar.

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TT
Philadelphia
152 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Two Fifty Market was a great place for lunch. Although in hotel setting the place was very nice and inviting. Chowder and shrimp tacos were outstanding. Nice wine list to accompany our meals

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JW
New England
35 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience again - our waiter was terrific and the new menu has some interesting new items on it. We will be back again.

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MB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Our group was seated in the picture window overlooking the Bridge and the water. Yes, there is a salt pile there but it is not an issue. Food was good, some things could have been better, the carpaccio was too thin to even taste and really needed some lemon juice and capers.
We had a great time and our server was very personable.
Thanks, we will be back.

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k
New England
39 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a party of 10 for a cousins' dinner/reunion - our table was ready even before we arrived, and from that point forward our dinner was fantastic. Food was excellent, service superb, and a wonderful evening all around. We will definitely return!!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I had the caesar salad with steak, which was a little over cooked and under seasoned. However, it was still really good. Our waitress was really nice too. I would definitely go back!

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AT
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Great food. Service was slow though.

We also sat near the window and there was old food on the sill...

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DG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I took my boyfriend here for a romantic birthday dinner. Although the views of the water and sunset were stunning from the restaurant—it left something to be desired in their presentation, selection, and plate offers. The atmosphere was nice and it was quiet but the food was average. Their desserts were top notch and made in house.

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M
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food--including one of New England's best (and award-winning) clam chowders--in a nice space in the Sheraton hotel, with great views over the Piscataqua River.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

This was a fair dining experience. It was decorated very well - the interior was inviting and lovely. The food was ok, nothing special but also not bad. It was definitely not a busy night (we were probably one of four parties there plus people at the bar), and when we arrived it took a while for us to be greeted and then longer to be seated. Our server was friendly and pleasant, but she didn't come around to check on us often. The food took a while to come out as well - the whole dining experience probably took about 1.5 - 2 hours for an appetizer and two entrees (no drinks).

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SR
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waitress, very attentive to our needs!! Beautiful view of the harbor. Excellent experience overall!

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OT
New England
50 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good meals - great quality and creative. The service was excellent, and the restaurant was very interesting being the interior of a bank vault. One Lawrence and very unique. Authentic. Cocktails or a plus , restaurant was very interesting being the interior of bank vault.. Authentic period cocktails were a plus

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

we stayed overnight and decided to book for Mother's Day Brunch. We were pleasantly surprised. Very nice variety, omelet station, carving station, waffle stations and more. Everything was fresh and constantly filled.

I had a freshly prepared omelet, perfectly cooked. the chocolate bread pudding served warm was a delight.

Even though it was a brunch, you had to get your own Bellini from the bar bit inconvenient. Not much attention from the servers, i had to ask twice for hot sauce, never removed soiled plates unless you asked.

we would definitely go back.

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KO
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Host Staff was very friendly and quickly took care of us. Service staff gave minimal information regarding Mother’s Day brunch and didn’t check back in with us. Food was delicious. Check was dropped without asking if we needed anything else. I know it was a holiday but several other tables were open and no wait at the door. When we asked to order more 10-15 minutes passed before service staff told us they were out of what we asked for.

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AN
New England
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went for mother's day brunch with a party of 8. We loved everything we ate! Delicious! My 12yo had a plate and a half of the breakfast potatoes. The omelet bar was excellent. Everything was fresh and tasty.

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