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Black Trumpet Bistro

29 Ceres St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3727
+1 603-431-0887
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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29 Ceres St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3727
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I recently moved to the NH seacoast area and have eaten at The Black Trumpet 4-5 times over the last 3 months. My most recent dinner there will likely be my last. While the food is always very good and interesting, the staff can either...More

Thank LincolnvilleTom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Portsmouth is a foodie town with a wide variety of restaurants that range from trendy to touristy to mediocre. Some fail after a few years. Black Trumpet is a place that is none of these. It is a reliable haven that has the formula of...More

Thank Bob A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once again, the whole experience was fantastic. This evening was a collaboration between the head chef from Black Trumpet and head chef from Louie's. The result was amazing, so thank you to everyone. This restaurant has never disappointed.

Thank Marcus C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Romantic setting for sure if a bit stiff with the soft jazz music that all sounded the same. That's A matter of personal taste so I can't knock it. Just not my thing. The sound system has an issue...we quickly noticed a persistent recurring low...More

Thank Constantine c
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Friendly, cozy, and relaxed atmosphere from the second we walked in where the hostess greeted us. We decided to eat at the upstairs bar instead of in the downstairs dining room. The evening just got progressively better. Terrific bartender...he was quite busy, but still made...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I have been to Black Trumpet three times so far, including twice in the past week. Both my meals and my friend were great. I agree that some may find their portions on the small side. For me, their flavor combinations and quality makes up...More

Thank ExperiencedForeigner
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The dining atmosphere was like eating inside a refurbished barn or old tavern, but not in the ironic, pub, in-your-face, kind of way. If mood lighting is important to you, as it is to me, then you'll be fine here. I didn't need to hold...More

Thank Ellen G
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We ate here for dinner during restaurant week and loved it. The menu was creative and the atmosphere was very nice. Two floors in a small historic building with exposed brick. The service was excellent. Would absolutely return when back in Portsmouth.

Thank ropqsr
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Saturday, 8 April - end of Portsmouth NH's restaurant week. reservations made well in advance - word to the wise. anyhow, prix fixe @ $29.99/person - good choices for most appetites, I'm not vegetarian, much less vegan so I am not going to make any...More

Thank oscar g
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Got to Portsmouth, not realizing it was the last day of restaurant week. It was a slim chance to get a spot for dinner but Black Trumpet made room at the earliest seating. 3 courses for $29.95. It was hard to choose but the choices...More

Thank LakelifeMaine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Ceres St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3727
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-431-0887
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