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Rudi's Portsmouth

20 High St, and 5 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4022
+1 603-430-7834
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (33 reviews)
“fried brie” (5 reviews)
“scallops” (15 reviews)
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American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20 High St, and 5 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4022
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

My favorite thing to do at Rudi’s is to go to the cozy bar on the Congress Street side and order one of their deliciously hand- crafted martinis along with several of their fresh and delicious appetizers. They do have another nice bar at the...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank Carolyn M
Reviewed 20 October 2018

We had dinner with our son, his wife and her parents. It had been a while since we had all been together so we wanted to meet at a place that was very nice, not hurried with great food. Rudi's provided it all. Our meals...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank brucem311
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We held a rehearsal party at Rudi’s private room between the restaurant and front bar. Parking is on street and in the adjoining garage. The room was very nice and tables were set up with linens and really looked nice. We had 23 people that...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank 825PaulB825
Reviewed 20 September 2018

We have been enjoying the food at Rudi's for many years. In our opinion, Rudi's serves the best food in Portsmouth! The new wine bar addition on Market Street is very nice. Great atmosphere in the wine bar and the dining room. Do yourself a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank dbdoo2
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We had a nice brunch here and had Fried brie, ceasar salad among other things. All tasted very well in a relaxing environment. There was also a piano player and s8nger which completed the relaxing picture. We will definitely go back next time in Portmouth.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank rogz2013
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Rudi's is an 'above and beyond' experience is every way. We look forward to having a special dinner every time we visit Portsmouth. The food is unequaled and service attentive and wait help appropriately friendly and engaging. Atmosphere is wonderful and you're sure to make...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank robertwS4782JH
Reviewed 1 August 2018

We arrived at the end of happy hour to find a very friendly crowd and good drinks. Then, everyone else left, so we were the only people there, dining in a place that felt as if it was about to close. The food, however, was...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank InandFlyer
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Popped in at the bequest of a local couple who greeted us so warmly and gave us great info on local hotspots and places to check out. Though the kitchen was already closed they did make us 4 awesome desserts including creme brulee and warm...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Rob B
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We had dinner here our last night in Portsmouth and were extremely happy with the choice. Husband had the pork chop, I had the swordfish, both were to die for, I had lemon cake for desert, also delicious. The bread was warm, plentiful and lovely,...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank WelshLady
Reviewed 28 June 2018

I stopped by just to have a Bloody Mary at the bar after going to a nearby art exhibit but decided to have a meal after looking at the menu. The homemade corned beef and red potato hash with two poached eggs was very good...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Matt B
17 November 2018|
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Response from rogz2013 | Reviewed this property |
Nope, I saw big variations when we were there. So casual is fine but I would do closer to business casual
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Response from happytravelers06614 | Reviewed this property |
I think it depends on how old the kids are. This is pretty much an adult, up-scale restaurant. there are two entrances on either side of the building, each has a bar, one with sofas and one where the jazz plays, and then... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 High St, and 5 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4022
    (Congress Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-430-7834
  • E-mail
Ease your way in to a bright and brassy Sunday afternoon or moody weeknight when Rudi's charismatic atmosphere boasts an eclectic mix of downtown charm and uptown polish. Sample the freshest of local farms and Seaport bounties featuring a wide array of traditional dishes with signature twists.
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