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Demeters Steakhouse

3612 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801
+1 603-766-0001
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good23%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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CUISINES
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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3612 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We started with 6 oysters. Tasty enough, good mignonette, but too much shell. He had steak, I had tuna tartare from appetizer menu. Both good, but not great and cost was about $150 with tip. We were in the area, so decided to see what...More

1  Thank cmebert
Matthew A, General Manager at Demeters Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear cmebert, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on your most recent experience at Demeters. We are glad you had the opportunity to try us out during one of our mid-week specials, Wednesday $1 Oyster Night! We also have...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After leaving Boston, I began to wonder if we'd ever see another steakhouse until we left the seacoast along New Hampshire and Maine. But Demeters provided a welcome answer. Located at 3612 Lafayette Road in Regeneration Park in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, it is an upscale...More

Thank Taylor B
Matthew A, General Manager at Demeters Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Taylor B, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your generous feedback on your most recent experience at our restaurant. We are thrilled that you had the opportunity to explore some of our unique options on our menu, like the 18oz....More

Reviewed 25 August 2017

Wednesday's at Demeter's have an $1 oyster special, which are favourites of ours, so we couldn't pass that up. I also wanted to check out their Steaks as we had eaten at the Library in Portsmouth a few times and it was excellent. We made...More

Thank Eileen D
Matthew A, General Manager at Demeters Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Eileen D, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on your most recent experience at Demeters Steakhouse. From what I can tell through the description of the evening that you held with us, it certainly was an exception and not...More

Reviewed 20 August 2017

Demeter's is in a stand-alone commercial looking building but rest assured, the interior is very nicely decorated, comfortable and welcoming. The staff was friendly and engaging. The food was wonderful. As with most high end steakhouses, the special prime cuts were extremely expensive but we...More

Thank EssexOnTheGo
Matthew A, General Manager at Demeters Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

EssexOnTheGo, Thank you for offering such kind words about our ambiance, service, food and drinks at Demeters. We are all very thrilled to have had the opportunity to provide such a memorable experience for you. Please keep an eye out or call in regarding our...More

Reviewed 2 August 2017

I was brought to your noteworthy restaurant by a colleague hosting a business dinner and was unsure as to what to order. My host for the evening insisted I get a prime Dry aged sirloin and I have never had a better steak.We had two...More

Thank alever2017
Matthew A, General Manager at Demeters Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Dear alever2017, Thank you for taking the time to rate your most recent experience at Demeters Steakhouse, and for offering such a generous review. We are thrilled to hear that your host steered you towards enjoying the prime 40-day dry aged sirloin, a true delicacy...More

Reviewed 26 July 2017

Outside of Chicago where Im from there arent many places that can meet my exceptionally high standards for a Prime Ribeye but I was very impressed with not only the quality of the product but also with the delivery of service by my waiter, Ken....More

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Matthew A, General Manager at Demeters Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

hjade2017, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on your experience at Demeters Steakhouse. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us as well Ken's service. Fortunately, the beef market is beginning to loosen up as...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017

My wife was craving oysters and on the recommendation of the motel we were staying at we visited Demeters. We sat at the bar and were greeted by Annalese. We arrived 10 minutes before the kitchen closed but Annalese assured us we would have no...More

Thank Paul M
Matthew A, General Manager at Demeters Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Paul M, We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your most recent experience with us at Demeters Steakhouse. Thank you for your generous review on our restaurant. Hearing from our guests makes all the different to our team. If you happen to find yourselves...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a fabulous steak house with outstanding service. The bartenders are the best - especially Annalise. My husband and i go as often as possible. It is a little pricey but worth every cent.

Thank DTD715
Matthew A, General Manager at Demeters Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

DTD715, Thank you for extending your compliments for our restaurant and our wonderful service team. We are thrilled and proud to hear that you regard Demeters as your favorite spot, and are looking forward to your next visit with us!

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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

My wife & I stumbled on this place, a few miles outside of downtown Portsmouth. A very welcoming and relaxing atmosphere that makes you feel you are in a very special place. The perfect place to sit back and enjoy an outstanding meal. Never felt...More

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Matthew A, General Manager at Demeters Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

We are excited to hear that you enjoyed your most recent experience with us at Demeters Steakhouse, and are glad that you liked Ken's service. He has kept us quite entertained at the restaurant since we have had the pleasure of having him join our...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017

Usually these types of dinners are from a limited menu with secondary selections but the NY Sirloin we were served was so amazing I had to drop a comment about it. I was also very impressed with the teamwork of the staff I specifically asked...More

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Matthew A, General Manager at Demeters Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

6sixer6, We are glad that you enjoyed Ken and Sarah's service and are very thankful that you took the time to express how you felt about our NY Sirloin. We certainly hope you have the opportunity to visit us again at Demeters Steakhouse to enjoy...More

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Response from MattB | Reviewed this property |
Nope- proximity to beach and away from any city makes it casual. MB
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$16 - US$60
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3612 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-766-0001
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Description
Demeters is a spirited celebration of the classic American steakhouse experience in a comfortable, modern atmosphere. We offer a selection of USDA prime steaks, fresh local seafood and housemade pastas, along with casual menu options such as burgers and shared appetizers. Our bar features handcrafted speciality cocktails and a world-class selection of more than 250 bottled wines. And with spacious private rooms and patio dining, we are Portsmouth's ideal place for any special occasion.
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