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The Wellington Room

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67 Bow St, 2nd Floor, Portsmouth, NH 03801
+1 603-431-2989
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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290 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Short version: New management since our last visit. Venue is still inviting but level of hospitality is not even close to prior hosts. Food was “OK” but prosaic, as with the hospitality did not meet the high expectations as set by the prior owners. We historically visit The Wellington Room during the Christmas season prepared to pay a premium for... More 

Thank jax14fun
Kennebunk, Maine
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116 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to the Wellington Room on occasion for quite a few years. We had not been in a few years until tonight. We had reservations and were seated immediately in great seats overlooking the river,tugboats and new bridge. I usually start most any meal with a salad,but this. is one of the only restaurants I've ever frequented that... More 

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Cape Cod, MA
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101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gloriously quiet, comfortable seating even though this is a tiny restaurant. But that is just st the beginning. Wait for the food! We aren't big eaters so we skipped the appetizers. The special bread & special butter were perfect while we sipped our wine waiting for our entree. And they were both superlative. My extra order of Brussel sprouts elevated... More 

1 Thank BabciH
Kennebunkport, Maine
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368 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great evening with friends. The service was good, Joshua was very sweet and efficient. The Statler Chicken was delicious. The Chocolate Mousse was incredible, I left wanting more. The special drink of the evening, Maple Bourbon Expresso Martini was excellent. The restaurant is on the second floor overlooking the river. There are only about 8 or 9 tables,... More 

1 Thank Kay S
Dover, New Hampshire
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Wellington Room has new owners and unfortunately they also have new chefs. The beef Wellington, which was the focus of menu, is no longer a point of interest. What should be a puff pastry surrounding the filet, is now a flat, heavy, piece of dough. It seemed like it wasn't cooked it was so doughy. I knew as soon... More 

3 Thank MaryE6477
New Hampshire
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

You will want a reservation. This is an extremely small establishment. My husband and I thought the food was extraordinary. He had gnocchi. I had salmon. Remarkable. Another guest with us, however, also had the gnocchi and thought it was dreadful. Different tastebuds. For dessert, we both had creme brulee - for the first time. A shame our first was... More 

1 Thank Mrs Andrew C
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This had been one of our favorite restaurants whenever we visited Portsmouth. Unfortunately, the restaurant is now under new management and the quality of the meals has declined considerably. My first entree had to be returned because it was tough and tasteless. They replaced it with another entry that was undercooked and had to be sent back only to be... More 

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WELLINGTON-ROOM, Owner at The Wellington Room, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Robinson, let me take this opportunity to express how deeply concerned I am about your experience. However I would also like to take this opportunity in reminding you about the unacceptable manner in which you behaved. Firstly you told my New Manager to "wait wait wait" three times after he offered to take your coat. You emphatically asked... More 

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

This wonderful, small restaurant has been one of our favorites for years. Ownership just changed, but it's still wonderful. Food is well prepared and portions fair. Quiet atmosphere, amazing view of the river. Stadler Chicken is my favorite.

Thank Tim L
Tenants Harbor, Maine
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

The Wellington Room offers a true dining experience. This is evident from the moment you walk into the small upstairs space overlooking the river. You are made welcome by the owner who sees to your wine choice forthwith and is only too happy to explain the specials. We opted to split the crab cake appetizer which was delicious and a... More 

1 Thank John R
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was just lovely from start to end. The owner and her brother both work at the restaurant, are very personable and wonderful to chat with. The ambiance is small, classy, private, intimate. Dinner was delicious from the first bite to the last. We went there for an anniversary dinner, and they made it caring, friendly and special.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$39
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Bow St, 2nd Floor, Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-431-2989
World Cuisine served in a small romantic setting with Stunning River Views.

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