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Rudi's Portsmouth

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20 High St, and 5 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4022 (Congress Street)
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

We held a Rehearsal Dinner for 50+ that was just perfect! The room was beautiful, the Staff was excellent led by Maureen Baker and the food was just incredible! After our dinner we held a meet & greet as the majority of the wedding guests were out of towners from northern New Hampshire, Massachusetts and as far away as Canada,... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

We stopped in here for dinner on Friday night without a reservation. It was crowded but we were able to get a table in the bar area. Nice live music. The fig ravioli was amazing. So much so we ordered two dishes (appetizers) of it. The asparagus salad was also wonderful. The bruschetta was disappointing. Overly done, not very rustic,... More 

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Southington, Connecticut
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

This was a return visit. We were not disappointed The loin of lamb special was awesome. All the tables in the restaurant were full. Glad we made reservations.

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New Hampshire
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2015

Rudi’s is an amazing find in the midst of Portsmouth’s busy downtown. Walk down narrow High Street, look to your left at a series of beautiful wrought-iron and glass windows, see a white column, flowers, and a glorious garden of kale, basil, and flowers. Walk through the heavy wooden and glass door at number 20 and into a small, well-lit... More 

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Reviewed 19 October 2015

I attend a HUGE family gathering at Rudi's which may have been too much for some restaurants however not Rudi's. The food was mouth watering. I had the atlantic salmon and my boyfriend had the steak. The service was timely and the staff was customer friendly.

Thank Lauren G
Oxford, Maine
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

We met some friends visiting from CA for lunch-food choices were basic with original twist to them-great flavor, good beer on tap, great prices-we were there midday-were not rushed, had great service in a wonderful setting. Even small parking lot in the middle of the city!

Thank Yvette R
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Need to find a focus. Do not order salmon burger. Is this a bistro, wine bar, or fast food gourmet? Need new chef not a cook. Not what they appear to be. White table cloth covered in paper explains what is going on here.

Thank Mary Anne R
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Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

Have been to Rudis a number of times this past summer for Sunday brunch and each time it was fabulous. Have been in small and larger family groups and service was excellent each time. We somehow lucked out and managed to get the same server each time , Maureen, who was attentive and friendly. She even recognized us from an... More 

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New Hampshire
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Reviewed 7 October 2015

With so many restaurants in Portsmouth it is great to have one that offers so much. The food is great with daily specials that are thoughtful and in season to capture the freshest ingredients available. From the flavored butter (that changes often) served with their warm bread to the homemade soups you can’t go wrong. Absolutely love the Rudi Burger... More 

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Paia, Hawaii
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

I like this place so much, and was super happy to return home after summer holidays To see a new and better menu, Elizabeth returned to both bars! The wine bar is the stunner, but the back and original gas such character with the piano player and winning cocktail maker Tom, it's always a treat. The best part of Rudi's,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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: 6038171169

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