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Surf

99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-8401
+1 603-334-9855
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (96 reviews)
“lobster” (119 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Healthy, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-8401
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1 - 10 of 992 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

While some entrees are good some are disappointing, same with the service. Fair sushi rolls, ok mussels. Prices run on the high side for the quality.

Thank WildthymeAZ
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not sure what else to say. Really, it was $40 for a fried scallop and clam plate. Was originally $34 and I asked for no shrimp. Upcharge $6 for the special request. Hundreds of very good seafood restaurants in NH, especially for a plate of...More

Thank DJM67NH
Robyn B, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, First, we want to thank you for choosing to dine with us, and more importantly for taking the time to provide us your feedback of your recent visit. We are sorry to hear about your recent experience and would like to put you in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the first time I can say that I would drive to a destination for a meal. The Lobster Kristina was absolutely divine. Was planning to share the risotto with my husband, but no way was I gonna give any of it up. Best...More

Thank Peg D
Robyn B, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us, AND for taking the time to leave us such a very kind review! We are thrilled to hear our team could make suggestions to help accommodate all of your guests. We thank you for your business and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Due to all the traveler reviews, we were so pleased to find this gem!! Wow, my husband and I shared the scallop appetizer prepared in a Marsala cream sauce with pancetta and roasted red peppers. So delicious by itself that we would recommend eliminating the...More

Thank Beattuna
Robyn B, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Wow, thank you so much for the great review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed all of the dishes you had while dining with us, and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a whim on our way back from Maine. Nice atmosphere. Took a while for server to come over. Lunch portions were kind of small but everything was delicious.More

Thank Claudia C
Robyn B, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us Claudia! We are happy to hear you enjoyed all the dishes you tried while here, and will have our staff continue to work on greeting our guests promptly upon their arrival. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a large family group. Service was fine. Prices seemed fair. Food was fair. My lightly seared tuna was dry without much flavor, perhaps frozen and not too well kept? The big problem was the din. It was intolerable. And the fancy cocktails were...More

Thank m b
Robyn B, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback of your recent visit. We're sorry to hear that the tuna was lacking in flavor, please never hesitate to tell your server or a manager anytime something is not up to par during your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lunch: We would highly recommend the Surf. I had the salmon rice bowl. It was very delicious. Also would recommend the clam chowder. My wife had the haddock Florentine crepes and said it was also outstanding. We had a great view of the river.

Thank Jerry M
Robyn B, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us, and for taking the time to leave us your feedback! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was recently in Portsmouth with my parents and we were looking for a good seafood spot near the water. There are a few (plenty actually) and they differ wildly from fish shacks to totally touristy to great finds. Do you homework though as there...More

1  Thank Tomas M
Robyn B, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Wow, thank you so much for the great review Tomas! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed great service from Angus and will be sure to acknowledge him for a job well done! We hope to see you again soon and again, thank you for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A perfect spot for a drink or some lunch. Great spot on the water. They have an unbelievably King Crab leg appetizer, a MUST!

Thank jojomomo328
Robyn B, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very busy place, I was able to walk in and get a table for 2 people early right at 5pm. Service and food was excellent. I had the surf salad and the Kristine Lobster, it came with asparagus and rice. If you are really hungry...More

Thank pacsgirl
Robyn B, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us, and for taking the time to leave us your feedback! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the service & food while here, and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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jcl8989
30 August 2017|
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Response from sharronsibley | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely make reservations for a dinner seating. If you go in for an early dinner you have a good chance of getting a nice table by the windows without a reservation
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dlleone3
13 August 2017|
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Response from traveler120483 | Reviewed this property |
No the outside dining area is a small deck that juts out of the back of the restaurant. To reach it you must walk through the inside of the restaurant.
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TSollen
21 February 2017|
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Response from Robyn B | Property representative |
Hi Tanya, Surf has a relaxed and inviting atmosphere, there is no particular dress code for Surf, though it is considered casual. Thank you, Robyn Spittle
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-8401
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-334-9855
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