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Bridge Street Bistrot & Wine Bar

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
French, Wine Bar
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64 Bridge St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3902 (Formerly Café Mirabelle)
+1 603-430-9301
05:00 - 22:00
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is our favorite, in a town filled with many good restaurants. The food is amazing, the service is impeccable, and the ambiance is warm and romantic. Owners Chris and Stephan Mayeux, are truly dedicated, and make everyone feel welcome.

Thank 50coveview
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great find courtesy of a friend. Outside the center ring of restaurants and shops, but well worth the few extra steps. The Duck was awesome, the staff eclectic and engaging. Reservations recommended.

Thank Dave_and_Stace
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I've eaten at a good number of Portsmouth restaurants, but never Cafe Mirabelle (old name) or the Bridge Street Bistrot (current name). I didn't know of any word of mouth reputation but the Yelp and OpenTable reviews looked favorable. I must say, we had a delightful experience there. They had some cool cocktails, a mushroom crepe appetizer (shared by 4)... More 

Thank carpoolguy
New England
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The same talented couple who operated Café Mirabelle on Bridge Street for many years rebranded not too long ago, with the result being the Bridge Street Bistrot. The result is also one of the coziest, most charming dining spots in the city. Not to mention the entire dining experience. For those familiar with Bistro Jeanty in Yountville, California, there are... More 

Thank NH_Guy
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We've lived in Portsmouth for several years and for some reason never made it here before. May be the best restaurant in this town full of great restaurants. Very comfortable setting and attention to detail. The food is fantastic. The duck is amazing, but everything was great. Service was perfect, friendly and helpful, our server (Hannah) added to an already... More 

Thank Timothy M
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We had an excellent seafood dinner, well prepared, and delivered from gracious servers. There were 2 large parties, but the noise level was still low enough for us to have a conversation.

Thank Suz116
Squantum, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Very pretty restaurant with great food and service. Perfect for a quiet dinner. Menu is extensive and French. The dining room has a feeling of eating outdoors with high ceiling and branches full of lights. Such a pleasant evening.

Thank Smaartone
West Orange, New Jersey
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108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Small and quaint setting, nicely set up. Food was delicious and a nice diversion from usual seafood menus. Service was friendly,efficient and pleasant. Wine selection is good and prices are fair and reasonable. A very good experience and recommend highly.

Thank verwO2013
New York City
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79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Hadn't been in a year, but the food, service, and atmosphere reminded us why this is a "go to" for us when we visit the area The chef/owner continues to create tasty, eye- pleasing dishes like the salmon and scallops I ate last night. My husband's daily Provençal dish with chicken and shrimp was also delicious. Too full to finish... More 

Thank NewYorkCityTrekker
Morrisville, VT
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We had a wonderful family dinner here last Saturday. The dining room is comfortable and welcoming; the tables are not stacked on top of each other. Our server was delightful and seemed to truly care about making our dining experience memorable. Highlights of the evening were a marvelous Coquiile St. Jacques and a very tasty Filet Au Poivre. The wine... More 

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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
French, Wine Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Bridge St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3902 (Formerly Café Mirabelle)
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-430-9301

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