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106 Penhallow St., Portsmouth, NH 03801
+1 603-319-8178
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Dover, New Hampshire
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant is tucked away on a quiet street and its worth the stroll to find it. The tapas offer you the opportunity to try new dishes without having to commit to a large entree. The roasted beef bone marrow is out of this world and one of the only food items that I have eaten and continue to think... More 

Thank mmchampagne603
Framingham, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a tapas restaurant with AMAZING high quality and creative food. In support of local fare and flavors, the creations are both beautiful and delicious. My sister and I had a lovely evening exploring the various dishes. High on my list (and in my memory banks) were the pan seared chicken thighs and the NH mushrooms. The blend of... More 

Thank NewEnglandSisters
Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a variety of meat, seafood & veggie small plates with a couple larger options as well. Every dish was fantastic and the cocktails were solid. Will definitely be back to try the rest of the menu!

Thank Mary O
North Reading, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend took me here for my birthday. We had a blast! The food was great, and the service was as well. If I was to do anything differently, I would order slower the next time I go. Don't be afraid to do so either. I thought I'd order 2 or 3 things, concerned that it may take a while... More 

Thank Sharron S
Dover, New Hampshire
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129 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...that we couldn't eat more. Fantastic takes on all types of cuisine. We enjoyed the hasty pudding frites, calimari, chicken thighs, butternut squash, braised rabbit, and whoopee pies. I would say it was the first time that I would have been happy to try 90% of what was on the menu based on what I saw at my table and... More 

Thank NHAnimator
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I are huge "foodies", which is one of the reasons we chose Portsmouth as the destination for a weekend away. We felt really overwhelmed by the many, many great dining choices in town, but I'm so glad we ended up choosing Moxy as one of our dinner spots during our stay. Moxy is a self-proclaimed "American tapas"... More 

Thank Emily C
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This is our go-to restuarant for a delicious meal for any special occasion. I adore all of their fancy cocktails-- they will also make a delicious mock-tail for anyone in your party who doesn't drink. Particular menu highlight are the mini hot dogs. It doesn't sound gourmet but it is. You definitely need a reservation, it's a pretty small place.... More 

Thank whathcamycalllit
Kent, Washington
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255 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Plan on more time than just a meal. While the tapas are small (OK for sharing with one other) they allow for a broad selection of tastings. The rabbit was outstanding. It is quiet, comfortable, and tasty,

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is my favorite restaraunt in Portsmouth. The chef is very cutting edge and not afraid to take chances. They use all local ingrediants which not only makes for delicious drinks and food but is a win win for small independent farmers,etc. it has a great, friendly atmosphere and attentive,courteous staff. I eat there every time I'm in Portsmouth. In... More 

Thank viriginaw2016
Loudon, New Hampshire, United States
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Been wanting to try this place and I'm glad we did. This is the first time we have tried the small plate way to have dinner. What a great experience! Not only was the food great but the service was fast and friendly and the cost was very reasonable. Our server helped us with our choices and was so nice.... More 

Thank Joe C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Penhallow St., Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-319-8178
Moxy; Self-possessed confidence. An attitude of fearlessness in everyday circumstances. The capacity to stand alone in favor of an unpopular opinion or course of action with a casual demeanor. Moxy is a modern American tapas restaurant focusing on smaller plates meant for sharing and taking our inspiration from our local farmers, culture and history. Moxy is tapas in spirit, energy, style of din

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?