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106 Penhallow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3833
+1 603-319-8178
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

I have dined at Moxy twice before with the last visit about 2 years ago. I enjoyed both previous visits. This last visit the food seemed a little tired but it might have just been my mood. My sour mood was as a result of having to listen to Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, et al. throughout the night. Considering the... More 

Thank Kevin O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is a great place for tapas. The menu changes often, and there is always something amazing to order. Everything we tried was delicious, and different. We had a panzanella salad with goat and kale. So good! We also had a rabbit dish, short ribs and a cheesy bread. Although the waitress said we should order 3 to 5 dishes... More 

Thank LeslieMa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We went to Moxy in Portsmouth, NH last night for dinner. There were 6 of us. We had a reservation, which you need. They are an eclectic restaurant. They offer some unusual drinks, beer and wine. The menu is designed as Tapas (small plates) to be shared. Included on the menu were, 3 little red dogs, small salad choices, fried... More 

1 Thank PegScholl
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Moxy had great reviews, I believe a thumbs up from James Beard. It was mediocre in my opinion as far as the food went. The atmosphere was great, charming renovated space. Service was also wonderful, warm and friendly. Had a tasty tapas, grilled apple & pear with chevre cheese but was beyond tiny...microscopic! Also had some a kind of salady... More 

Thank mallybos
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Loved this place! Came here with my aunt and sister to catch up and what a wonderful way to do it- sharing tapas! Such a fun experience and the food was awesome. I have a dairy sensitivity and there were plenty of options for me to choose from without feeling like I was missing out. The only downer was that... More 

Thank MeraleeAllen
Waltham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Fun place with an upstairs and downstairs. Very lively but not overly loud. Food is high quality if a bit straightforward for a James Beard nominee. A very good value overall.

Thank Dave02453
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Cheers to the Seacoast masters of the small plate. Not our first time here, but there was a large gap between visits. That won't happen again. We forget everything there is to love about Chef Matt's creative takes on farm to table comfort food. Close your eyes and order anything. You'll absolutely love it!

Thank FoodConquest
North Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and kids love pork belly. They immediately ordered the rhubarb-lacquered pork belly bites and raved. The crispy pork spoke to their love of savory-sweet. We also loved the short-rib marmalade. We enjoyed the beet-rye crisp salad. The Jonnycakes were outstanding and served with lettuce leaves to wrap thin jonnycakes with tasty shredded pork and top with a molasses-based... More 

1 Thank JCtravels4
Fair Haven, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

We saw this on a list of best farm to table restaurants for each state so we picked it for dinner. I don't generally like tapa for dinner as it is sometimes difficult to piece together a cohesive and good dinner. The wait staff was very friendly and helped us put together a really nice dinner of interesting and fresh... More 

1 Thank 15Steven
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Fun friendly staff-good drinks! My main issue was that the mini dogs sounded so wonderful on the menu but the implementation was weak-they were mushy! If you're visiting Portsmouth there are better places. Permission not granted.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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: 106 Penhallow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3833
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-319-8178
Moxy; Self-possessed confidence. An attitude of fearlessness in everyday circumstances. The capacity to stand alone in favor of an unpopular opinion or course of action with a casual demeanor. Moxy is a modern American tapas restaurant focusing on smaller plates meant for sharing and taking our inspiration from our local farmers, culture and history. Moxy is tapas in spirit, energy, style of din

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?