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3612 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801
+1 603-766-0001
Tue - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Greenland, New Hampshire
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a special New Year's Eve dinner here and it was very nice. The food was very good, the shrimp cocktail the best I've ever had. The Filet Mignon was good but I've had better but in all fairness, that can happen at any great restaurant. It certainly is worth the money and the trip.

Thank hamptonfallscraver
Saco, Maine
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed an evening out with my husband for a quiet dinner. First off we were both impressed with the friendly staff at all levels. The atmosphere was elegant but by no means pretentious. We had mussels to start and we each had fillet for our entrees. The food did not disappoint! Before leaving we asked about restaurant week and both... More 

Thank sgtremblay
Dover, NH
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I went to a pharmaceutical dinner meeting here this week, and while the place is lovely, and the food delicious, a couple of small things negatively affected the experience. I asked twice for the bread basket to be refilled- it never happened. Also, the pacing between courses was too slow. Dessert was ordered at the beginning of the meal, yet... More 

Thank browndover
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We had searched for a place for dinner in Portsmouth and Demeters had good reviews so gave it a shot. We were immediately told our table wasn't ready in spite of having a reservation and arriving on time-it wasnt a big deal as we sat at the bar for a drink. My husband is a beer drinker and after wanting... More 

Thank Abby S
Wakefield, New Hampshire
1 review
Reviewed 4 March 2017

First time here at Demeter's and wasn't disappointed, the food was excellent for all of us and the service by Josephine was even better, she made it fun and was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine selection, great recommendations!!!

Thank bpr0ulx
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I went to Demeters with my husband and 12-year-old daughter. She was unused to an upscale, leisurely meal where you can focus your attention on your family and not be rushed. The food was wonderful and cooked exactly as ordered. Josephine, our server, was very attentive to all of our needs. At first, the prices seem steep but when you... More 

Thank SeacoastFoodie
Matthew A, General Manager at Demeters Steakhouse, responded to this review

SeacoastFoodie, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on your recent experience at Demeters. I am very pleased to hear that your family felt welcome at our restaurant and that Josephine was able to be a part of that. Our team is the backbone of our operation and they truly have what can't be taught.... More 

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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Honestly I tried to make a reservation at The Library based on its reputation. Thankfully we couldn't get in and had to "settle" for Demeters. What a find! Awesome meal. Great service ( Sarah). The steaks were excellent. Nice pour on scotch ( yippee!). My wife, son (UNH) and I each had great meals. Matt the manager was very welcoming... More 

Thank Chuck V
Matthew A, General Manager at Demeters Steakhouse, responded to this review

Chuck, Thank you so much for providing us with your feedback on your first time joining us for dinner. It was a pleasure having the opportunity to get to know your family during your experience. Very pleased to hear that you enjoyed Sarah's service and the steaks that our culinary team takes pride in preparing. Of course, a healthy pour... More 

Stratham, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

You will be hard pressed to find a more special romantic dining experience than Demeter's Steakhouse. Demeter's has really developed into a well run top notch operation. The regular menu was offered along with what we chose which was a special Valentine's Day Chateaubriand for 2. Started with oysters which were perfect sized, cold, fresh and presented as a perfect... More 

Thank Padre_Tortuga
Matthew A, General Manager at Demeters Steakhouse, responded to this review

Padre_Tortuga, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback from your Valentine's Day experience at Demeters. Our team was thrilled with our Chateaubriand and happy that you had the chance to share our excitement. With the addition to our table side carving of the cut, we enjoyed the opportunity to interact further with our guests as... More 

Methuen, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The bar is the place to sit! Service is always fast and the bartenders extremely knowledgeable about the menu both liquid and solid. The prices can be scary but there are bar selections that are most reasonable and satisfying.

Thank stephen m
Matthew A, General Manager at Demeters Steakhouse, responded to this review

Stephen M, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on your most recent experience at Demeters. I have always been a bar diner myself, and the personalities and expertise of the bartenders at Demeters brought me back time and time again prior to my decision to make a home here. We appreciate your comment regarding... More 

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2017

You can certainly have a great, special dinner here, but my husband and I love to sit at the bar and have a drink or two with with a small or half-plate off the menu. Nunzio and Annalise will make you feel like they are there just to take care of you. It's our favorite go-to place.

Thank Ellen830
Matthew A, General Manager at Demeters Steakhouse, responded to this review

Ellen830, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on your most recent experience at our bar. We never grow tired of saying that our team is the backbone of our operation. There is always time for a casual night out at Demeters to catch-up with the happenings of the week over cocktails and a light-bite;... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$60
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3612 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-766-0001
Demeters is a spirited celebration of the classic American steakhouse experience in a comfortable, modern atmosphere. We offer a selection of USDA prime steaks, fresh local seafood and housemade pastas, along with casual menu options such as burgers and shared appetizers. Our bar features handcrafted speciality cocktails and a world-class selection of more than 250 bottled wines. And with spacious private rooms and patio dining, we are Portsmouth's ideal place for any special occasion.

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