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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20 High St, and 5 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4022
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

grabbed a couple of beers and burgers. Sat in the wine bar, but make sure you ask about other beers on tap in the back bar, as they will get one for you. Good burger, great fries. Nice atmosphere

Thank Terry G
Reviewed 2 February 2016

I have to say that this restaurant isn't as good as it should be. Yes, it has wonderful ambience, good food, fancy cocktails, and so on, but it's just not special enough to deserve the accolades it seems to get. I've had lunch and dinner...More

Thank NHjo
Reviewed 1 February 2016

The bar in the back of Rudi's is my favorite place to meet friends after work for a drink. The appetizers are very good, especially the french fries and calamari.

Thank J S
Reviewed 20 January 2016

My wife and I had been to Rudi's a twice before and had a nice experience. So we had no problem recommending we go there with some friends who were visiting us from out of town. I often wondered how you can see excellent reviews...More

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Great food had antipasto was great portion for my wife and I. My wife had the Alfredo was great and I had the grilled rib eye cooked perfect medium rare with spinach was a little salty.

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Exceeded my expectations. Drinks were reasonably priced and very tasty. Food was excellent as was the service. Our server warned us the apps might take a while but they came out in a reasonable time. They had a jazz trio(?) playing which helped drown out...More

Thank DollysDaughter_27
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Had dinner with another couple (their first trip to Rudi's) and had a very enjoyable experience. Service was very good and consistent, only small negative was that we had to ask what the specials were, they were not presented to us. I ordered a spicy...More

Thank DRJ1963
Reviewed 27 December 2015

Sat in the bar had the hamburger and fries yum yum, drink was great and so was the piano music. ... I love the lighting and white table clothes, old fashion relaxing. Problem was the bartender tried to add an additional meal to our bill....More

Thank yanksNewHampshire
Reviewed 24 December 2015

The Good: The Bar is a great spot for a beverage and a light meal. Dinner can be good but service can be on or off. The Bad: The menu gets old and it can be overrun at times giving it a less than a...More

Thank trueandnorth
Reviewed 6 December 2015

The bizarre aspect of my experience with Rudi's is that the VERY, VERY FEW times my wife and I ate there (DINNER ONLY), it was delightful across the board. HOWEVER, almost entirely throughout the multiple LUNCHEON experiences I've had over many years: the menu has...More

Thank mickseadog
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March 6, 2015|
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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.
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