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“Tim's Dessert was the Best.”

Black Trumpet Bistro
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Ranked #30 of 207 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Black Trumpet is right next to the harbor on Ceres St. Make sure you get a table by the window upstairs in the Bistro. Tim's Dessert was the Best.

Thank Greg D
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Right on the harbour side, this was a recommendation from the friend of a friend, and worked out brilliantly. You will need to book. The local fish dish changes each night, and I had a three dish Meze plate to start. Service was very good, attentive, but not intrusive, and the quality of the food was top notch. Faultless.

1  Thank Alastair C
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Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

I ordered the daily special, flounder was mushy, overcooked. My husbands chicken was better. Overpriced for food. Great place for good wine and a local cheese plate. Have entree elsewhere.

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1  Thank LLRMeg
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Both a charming lower level very romantic and dark or upstairs bar with views...your choice but food fabulous..paella wonderful. Service the best.

Thank DrPatty
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

We were attracted by the Black Trumpet's location in an old ships chandlery across from the tugboats. While it's on a narrow waterfront alley, it is near the center of this great walking town and close to the public garage.
We ended up being very impressed by its menu. The menu is very focused on local ingredients and changes with the season. We went there twice and both times our server was quite knowledgeable and friendly. One shared the name of an nice Austrian wine available at the State store. On our first visit one of the specials was a pork steak from a local farm which was juicy and full of flavor. The Trumpet also favors local seafood and has pollock with little neck clams in a nice tomato cream sauce. The menu offers smaller servings as well as the entrees so you try a number of dishes in one evening. We don't usually eat dessert but we loved the banana sour dough cake.

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2  Thank CapeCarl
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