Restaurants

Top Choice International in Portsmouth

Black Trumpet Bistro

With brick walls and a sophisticated ambience, this bistro serves unique combinations – anything from housemade sausages infused with cocoa beans to seared haddock with yuzu (an Asian citrus fruit) and miso. The ful…
Modern American in Portsmouth

Cure

Showered with accolades since opening in 2014, chef Julie Cutting's refined but cozy brick-walled restaurant makes a romantic dinner spot. The menu revolves around New England cuisine 'revisited': crispy-skinned duc…
International in Portsmouth

STREET

Seeking an alternative to Portsmouth's tourist-focused downtown? Head 1 mile west to this trendy international street-food haven. Locals throng industrial-chic tables and barstools in the cavernous, brightly painted…
Tapas in Portsmouth

Moxy

Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Spain anymore! Yes, this cool little corner eatery specializes in tapas (small plates), but with a decidedly American twist. Expect anything from mini-burgers, baked beans and chi…
Seafood in Portsmouth

Jumpin' Jays Fish Cafe

This exceptional seafood cafe offers fresh catches of the day simply grilled or seared, plus unconventional twists like bouillabaisse with lemongrass and coconut or haddock Piccata (whitefish sliced and sauteed in b…
Vegetarian in Portsmouth

Green Elephant

Vegetarians rejoice! In 2015 the wildly popular Green Elephant bistro of Portland, ME, opened its first New Hampshire franchise in Portsmouth. The Chinese-, Malaysian- and Thai-inspired menu of curries, noodles, ric…
Ice Cream in Portsmouth

Annabelle's

Local line up in droves for the best scoop in town: the homemade concoctions at Annabelle's include regional nods like New Hampshire Pure Maple Walnut and Pumpkin Pie, traditional varieties like Dutch Chocolate and …
Breakfast in Portsmouth

Colby's

If you get to this 28-seat eatery after 8am on the weekend, there’s going to be a wait, so give ’em your name and enjoy a cup of free coffee on the patio. Once in, egg lovers can choose from a multitude of Benedicts…
Pizza in Portsmouth

Savario's

Family-run for the past quarter-century, this tiny, friendly takeout pizza shop offers the cheapest lunch in town, and remains something of a Portsmouth secret – despite winning 'best in town' awards for its homemad…
Diner in Portsmouth

Friendly Toast

Fun, whimsical furnishings set the scene for filling sandwiches, omelets, Tex-Mex and vegetarian fare at this retro diner. The breakfast menu is huge and is served around the clock: good thing since weekend morning …