Portsmouth has tons of great restaurants to choose from, making narrowing down the options for dinner during your visit a bit overwhelming. From seafood overlooking the water to inventive farm-to-table fare, Portsmouth has a restaurant serving whatever you're in the mood for. Next time you're on a lark to one of our two boutique Portsmouth hotels, here are our dinner recommendations for Portsmouth.
If a classic steakhouse sounds good, book a table at:
Library Restaurant | 401 State Street, Portsmouth | (603) 431-5202
This Portsmouth restaurant offers fine dining in a unique setting: a historic 1785 mansion. The tables at Library are tucked amongst bookshelves, while the dark wood paneling gives the dining room a cozy feel. Enjoy steakhouse classics like shrimp cocktail, French onion soup, and steaks and chops in the dining room filled with antique artifacts. Library Restaurant is a unique take on the classic steakhouse and will be a vacation highlight.
Go local with the farm-to-table menu at:
The Black Trumpet | 29 Ceres St, Portsmouth | (603) 431-0887
Overlooking the harbor, this bistro and wine bar is in a historic, brick building that creates a charming atmosphere. The chef of Black Trumpet is dedicated to sourcing locally and cooking with the seasons. The menu changes every six weeks, but always includes local foods prepared with Italian and Mediterranean influences. The second story wine bar offers great views of the Portsmouth harbor.
In the mood for seafood and craft beer? Visit:
Row 34 | 5 Portwalk Place Portsmouth | (603) 319-5011
With a sister restaurant in Boston's seaport, Row 34 serves updated versions of New England seafood classics. Think lobster rolls, oysters on the half shell, fish tacos, and tuna tartare. With a bright, modern dining room and a great selection of local and craft beer, you'll quickly see why Row 34 is a favorite with locals and visitors alike. Grab a seat at the raw bar to watch the oyster shucking action up close.