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Rudi's Portsmouth

20 High St, and 5 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4022
+1 603-430-7834
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
20 High St, and 5 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4022
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

I have had very good dinners at Rudi's as well as appetizers and cocktails at Happy Hour. Their Sunday Jazz Bruch is great fun and the food is delicious. I highly recommend Rudi's Restaurant.

Thank Noraha3
Management response:Responded 6 March 2017

Thank you for the great feedback!

Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

2 couples for lunch decided to test Rudi's kitchen. First, the decor is superb and the location is in the center of Portsmouth just steps from the very inexpensive muni parking garage. So we had warm crusty bread & two butters, one unadulterated the other...More

Thank HvPssptWilTrvl
Management response:Responded 3 February 2017

We are so glad that you tried Rudi's out! We strive to provide all of our guests with a 5-star overall experience and we love to hear when we are succeeding. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts about your meal. We...More

Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Rudi's is a nice spot in the heart of Portsmouth to lunch or dine. Good choices for most dinners and attentive service.

Thank James S
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Visiting from Italy and Costa Rica, we brought these visitors for a great dinner. Starting with wine choices, a French white and California Pinot great suggestions. Service was on point and friendly. Background jazz piano set a perfect atmosphere. Calamari, lobster crepes to start, grilled...More

Thank BWG1234
Management response:Responded 19 January 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience here at Rudi's.

Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The piano player was fabulous! Made my night. Our server Jamie was so sweet. The Asian pear martini is a MUST-HAVE! Apple crisp with grand mariner a perfect finish.

Thank TEK1210
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Rudi's is a beautiful place and the food is quite excellent. Service was good. Located in downtown near everything.

Thank NipTuckRN
Reviewed 30 November 2016

This place was amazing. The food was excellent and service was number #1. Very relaxing place to go for drinks and food.

Thank crptman952
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Visited during restaurant week quaint little restaurant two ways you can enter the restaurant, we ate in the bar area nice and cozy visited during restaurant week. Started with the most delicious soup apple pumpkin apple bisque absolutely delicious. For the main meal my husband...More

Thank Hollmark
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We were in town for a wedding and went into town to look around and decided to have lunch. We had crab cakes for an appetizer, some wine and beer and I decided to try their hamburger. Our waitress was excellent and the food was...More

Thank Bruce A
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and myself had dinner on Saturday night 11/5. We did not have a reservation, not a problem, we seated ourselves at a high top in the piano bar. Our server Anthony, was knowledgeable and attentive! I ordered the Pink Grapefruitini, which was perfect!...More

Thank Carol K
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Response from happytravelers06614 | Reviewed this property |
I think it depends on how old the kids are. This is pretty much an adult, up-scale restaurant. there are two entrances on either side of the building, each has a bar, one with sofas and one where the jazz plays, and then... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 High St, and 5 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4022
    (Congress Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-430-7834
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