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Rudi's Portsmouth

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20 High St, and 5 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4022 (Congress Street)
+1 603-430-7834
10:00 - 14:00
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Sao Paulo, SP
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Almost everything about our visit to Rudi's was great. Unfortunately it loses points for service. Our server did not introduce himself, did not go over the specials, (luckily we heard another server explaining them to the table next to us) and never checked on our appetizer our our meals. He tried to drop the check without offering dessert, which we... More 

Thank JEBraley
New England
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628 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 432 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was extremely disappointed with our lunch here at Rudi’s. Roasted beets, arugula, gorgonzola…….barely any gorgonzola, just a very few tiny bits - the beets were fine, but nothing special whatsoever. The salad was primarily one massive handful of arugula with little else, including dressing. It was severely underdressed. When additional dressing was requested, I regretted that as the dressing... More 

Thank lexmiller
Management response:

I am sorry that your experience at Rudi's was not up to your expectations. Customer satisfaction is always our goal and we are disappointed when it is not met. Thank you for taking the time to review us. We truly appreciate our guests' feedback as it allows us room for improvement. I do hope that you decide to give us... More 

Seacoast NH
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173 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for dinner with some friends on a Saturday night. Had a reservation and were seated promptly at a nice table. Piano player in the bar area provided nice background music. Waitress was very efficient and helpful. One of our party has specific dietary needs and staff were diligent to make sure he was taken care of. Our party had... More 

Thank seacoastNH
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have had very good dinners at Rudi's as well as appetizers and cocktails at Happy Hour. Their Sunday Jazz Bruch is great fun and the food is delicious. I highly recommend Rudi's Restaurant.

Thank Noraha3
Management response:

Thank you for the great feedback! More 

Newton, Massachusetts
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320 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

2 couples for lunch decided to test Rudi's kitchen. First, the decor is superb and the location is in the center of Portsmouth just steps from the very inexpensive muni parking garage. So we had warm crusty bread & two butters, one unadulterated the other infused with sun dried tomatoes, as a great send-off to the appetizers of mussels, quinoa... More 

Thank HvPssptWilTrvl
Management response:

We are so glad that you tried Rudi's out! We strive to provide all of our guests with a 5-star overall experience and we love to hear when we are succeeding. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts about your meal. We look forward to having you back again soon! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Rudi's is a nice spot in the heart of Portsmouth to lunch or dine. Good choices for most dinners and attentive service.

Thank James S
Paia, Hawaii
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Visiting from Italy and Costa Rica, we brought these visitors for a great dinner. Starting with wine choices, a French white and California Pinot great suggestions. Service was on point and friendly. Background jazz piano set a perfect atmosphere. Calamari, lobster crepes to start, grilled asparagus salad, Arctic char and a swordfish special all well prepared. Great night, thanks Keith!

Thank BWG1234
Management response:

Thank you so much for the kind words! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience here at Rudi's. More 

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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The piano player was fabulous! Made my night. Our server Jamie was so sweet. The Asian pear martini is a MUST-HAVE! Apple crisp with grand mariner a perfect finish.

Thank TEK1210
Framingham, Massachusetts
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74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Rudi's is a beautiful place and the food is quite excellent. Service was good. Located in downtown near everything.

Thank NipTuckRN
bar harbor
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This place was amazing. The food was excellent and service was number #1. Very relaxing place to go for drinks and food.

Thank crptman952

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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$31 - US$50
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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

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