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Surf

99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-8401
+1 603-334-9855
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (95 reviews)
“lobster” (120 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Atmosphere
LOCATION
99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-8401
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1 - 10 of 947 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited with friends on a busy Friday night. Three seats at the bar. Margaret at the bar was generous with her time and explanations of the food menu. The lemon haddock with Jasmine rice appealed to two of us. The two to three inch thick...More

Thank amy099
Reviewed 3 days ago

Being from the Midwest, I traveled to Portsmouth just for fresh lobster. Surf restaurant did not disappoint. They have a Sarah and Karen portions; which is smaller portions, which fit my meal size. Excellent dessert tray. Greta place for a business dinner, or a formal...More

1  Thank NeilMavis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing sushi. We sat at the bar--it was very busy but the place has an upbeat vibe. The staff are terrific. The bar is glass and gorgeous. We will definitely return and will recommend to others.More

Thank Lesley G
Robyn B, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us, and for taking the time to leave us a review! We use the freshest ingredients and are so happy to hear that it pays off for our valued guests. We look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to Portsmouth and Surf. We loved the food and the view. We cannot wait to dine with you the next time we are in NH.

Thank BadKidd
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I was there six types of oysters, sushi was excellent, large menu with lots of items, fish oriented, on the waterfront

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second visit to Surf and I was not disappointed. The chowder was excellent as were the fish tacos. Prices were a little high, but not unreasonable Can't wait to go again.

Thank Fran P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great pleasure in returning to Surf restaurant. We have been never disappointed over the years. I was unable to resist in ordering again their great portuguese seafood stew a great combination of fish, mussels, clams, scallops, shrimp and chorizo in a delicious broth, lovely served...More

Thank ThierryCerpolet
Robyn B, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your continued loyalty, and for leaving us your feedback from your recent visit! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit, and will be sure to recognize Jacob for a job well done! Again thank you, and we look...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there just for cocktails. it was very nice inside, staff was great. The cocktails were a bit pricy

Thank Jim V
Robyn S, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for joining us for cocktails! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the service, and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the front of the restaurant, its hard to tell what you will see inside. As soon as we stepped in, there were so many places I wanted to sit. At the bar, near the bar, at the windows or at a table shaped like...More

Thank KristenWi
Robyn S, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for dining with us, and for taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your selections for lunch, and also enjoyed the environment! We look forward to seeing you again soon, and recommend...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

Though there are many restaurants offering fresh seafood but Surf is our choice as the best. The view along the back wall overlooks Portsmouth Harbor.

Thank govbanker
Robyn S, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us, and for taking the time to leave us such a great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Questions & Answers
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
Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 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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