Where to Dine
Fresh off its success in Boston's Seaport, Row 34’s newest outpost is a variation on the same theme. Situated just a few blocks off the waterfront, this locally-inspired oyster and beer bar highlights New England seafood and microbrews. Visitors to both locations will notice that the Portsmouth menu shares some similarities with its southern sister, but also some delicious differences.
An eclectic, casual restaurant and cocktail lounge that satisfies both your hunger and your wanderlust. From falafel to pho, burgers to bánh mì, Street 360 serves the world’s most flavorful street food in one lively place. Also one of the hottest evening destinations in Portsmouth.
So you’ve come to the seacoast and you want seafood? Surf is the place. Fresh, exquisitely prepared seafood.Waterfront views from most tables.
Tapas with a New England flair. Moxy is super-creative with unique pairing/tasting menus and snazzy flavors. A fun atmosphere and impressive wine and beer pairings. It holds the title of “buzziest” of all of Portsmouth's buzzed-about restaurants at the moment.
Franklin Oyster House
The reincarnation of this historical building was a long time in the coming - a seriously long time. The Franklin House started shucking and serving oysters to the locals back in 1867 and recently got back into the business. In addition to an impressive array of oysters from the left and right coasts, the menu is full of modern takes on traditional seafood dishes and craft cocktails.
Family-owned bistro and wine bar in the heart of Portsmouth’s historic old port. The menu changes every six weeks to capitalize on the freshest seasonal ingredients. The wine list features a variety of unheralded gems that pair well with the bold flavors of Chef Mallett’s cuisine. If you’re a fan of “Farm-to-table” then this is your place. We prefer to dine upstairs in the Wine Bar.
Featuring two wine bars, one on street level and one in the Wine Cave, the owners offer a diverse and always changing selection of international wines to be paired with Chef Sessler’s modern and classic Mediterranean cuisine. A notable and always solid dining experience.
Earth Eagle Brewing
Featuring a variety of both in-house brews and guest taps, this brewery offers up both some great cocktail options and a gastropub, featuring food options like soft pretzels, to a caprese sandwich and a jambalaya bowl.
Located just over the bridge in Kittery, this acclaimed, bistro-style restaurant is a favorite. Old and new friends gather to eat, drink and be merry. Menu changes often.