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Black Trumpet Bistro

29 Ceres St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3727
+1 603-431-0887
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good22%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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29 Ceres St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3727
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Absolutely delicious dinner and delightful service. We had the fresh fish and it was incredibly fresh and well-prepared.

Thank Lawr4961
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Black Trumpet is a unique dining experience with a new twist on some classic dishes. The food was excellent, friendly attentive service and the second floor dining room is a preserved piece of Portsmouth waterfront history.

Thank DonP08861
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had our anniversary dinner here and it was lovely. The place has character which you can tell from the outside. It's got a dungeony, wine-cellar type feel (in a good way) that makes you feel cool and like you are in on a well-kept...More

Thank Justin P
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Even though it was a Tuesday night, the restaurant was packed and vibrant. Service was excellent, and all of our dishes were perfect. I had the fresh halibut which had been delivered directly by the fisherman earlier that afternoon. Prices very reasonable, and I will...More

Thank 799leonards
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Came back after almost a year and the Black Trumpet is still wonderful. We feasted on excellent fresh fish, absolutely outstanding fettuccine, terrific scallops, and a very good burger, coupled with terrific appetizers including olives and almonds, a delicious kale dish and very good shrimp...More

1  Thank v0yageur22
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We had a wonderful table upstairs next to the window so were ble to enjoy the view. The staff were excellent and the menu was interesting. The food was excellent. Had a lovely evening.

2  Thank Di S
Reviewed 20 July 2017

My wife and I had an anniversary dinner upstairs. The service was very good. The appetizers and entrees were excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our wine and its complement to our food. We even were provided with a nice dessert for our special event! However. it...More

1  Thank Michael S
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Some gourmet restaurants are too cutting edge in my opinion; this one gets it right. Interesting and innovative, but not too over the top. We had a great salad, nice mezze plate, and split a scallop dish to save room for dessert, which I recommend....More

Thank mackerel
Reviewed 14 July 2017

My husband and I stopped here for wine and appetizers, and we were not disappointed. We sat at the upstairs bar where the staff was extremely accommodating. Although the appetizers were delicious, they were not memorable. The meatballs were recommended, but they were just ordinary....More

Thank Lorene B
Reviewed 12 July 2017

What a great ambiance to this place. The menu looked great, but it did not seem to deliver in flavors when eating it. Small meatballs app was very dense and hard with some nice flavors. The pasta with peas and onions was so so. Decent...More

1  Thank bmk1459
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Restaurant Details

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  • 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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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