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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“salad” (24 reviews)
“salmon” (14 reviews)
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Please try the truffle fries as an app - competely delicious! Wanted to order more! 😄 Our table had the salmon, scallops, the filet, lobster risotto — all prepared perfectly each with original and amazing sides. The delicacy and care is shown in every detail...More

1  Thank NYC_in_NewEngland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place, lovely atmosphere with the piano that was playing background. I was there for a graduation dinner party and all of us (we were 8) really appreciate the food. I tried the Atlantic Salmon and it was delicious. I had a bite of the...More

1  Thank ceko1982
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Went today for mothers day and was not disappointed! Wonderful atmosphere with live easy listening music.I ordered mushroom omelette my wife got French toast,both excellent. We also both had bloodymary's, also excellent(only $5 each ) Staff was excellent. We will go back soon.

Thank thomasjb2018
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Worth the trip to Portsmouth to enjoy Rudi's wine list and eat the salmon on wilted greens. Excellent!

Thank GD0yle
Reviewed 27 April 2018

Met with a group of friends from work to celebrate a co-workers new adventure at another job. There were 8 of us and we had apps and drinks for Happy Hour in the lounge. Appetizers were half off and a glass of wine was $6...More

Thank Wendy G
Reviewed 27 March 2018

We had a terrific Sunday brunch before heading to the Symphony at the Music Hall. The manager was extremely helpful with getting our car parked in the correct location for the long term. Our waitress was friendly, professional, and fun to have. Food was, as...More

Thank herondoodle16
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Eight of us where here for a birthday dinner. Overall service was outstanding, especially the bartender and waiter. Enjoyed the atmosphere and piano player. We all loved our food with the exception of the steak tips which were a bit dry. I would return again...More

Thank MAreviewer
Reviewed 12 February 2018

My husband and I ate here for the first time this past Friday night. Rudi's is located in the heart of downtown Portsmouth. We had walked by a bunch of times, but we had never made it in. They do have a parking lot behind...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We were there for 5PM seating on Dec. 31st. This was our first visit. Two couples, very nice ambiance in dining room. We could hear piano music from the bar but still quite easy to talk. Hostess took our coats promptly and seated us quickly....More

Thank Sidewinder192
Reviewed 29 October 2017

My wife and I went to Rudi's recently for Sunday brunch. Rudi's was recommended by co-worker and they did not disappoint. The Sunday brunch menu has combinations of breakfast and lunch items. We shared hummus plate which was very good. Included pita chips and veggies...More

Thank u2fan56
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
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: +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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