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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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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (28 reviews)
“fried brie” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
20 High St, and 5 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4022
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1 - 10 of 264 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went to Rudi's recently for Sunday brunch. Rudi's was recommended by co-worker and they did not disappoint. The Sunday brunch menu has combinations of breakfast and lunch items. We shared hummus plate which was very good. Included pita chips and veggies...More

Thank u2fan56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We picked Rudi’s on a whim during our visit to Portsmouth earlier this month. The staff were friendly and the food very good so we were very happy with our choice. That is until we got the dessert menu. That was disappointing with a few...More

Thank rmb11282017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I think the restaurant was short staffed otherwise would be the full 5*. We were about 18 people and we only had one server who was covering 2 rooms. That said - food was excellent. Nice eatery.

Thank Familymanfromuk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We picked this restaurant blindly because of its location and we were so happy we went. Great selection of lunch and breakfast items, full bar and jazz trio playing the background. Service was wonderful and we weren't rushed at all. Also a private parking lot...More

Thank Scoozer1
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Had walked in the street bar the day prior and figured ok place for next night. Surprise, surprise, it was a wonderful dining experience. Our server, GAS, his initials, was simply good as was the dinner. Wife's steak was perfect, my rack of lamb same...More

Thank Jellybeandean
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We have eaten at Rudi's at least a half dozen times and fully enjoyed it every time! We love to bring our guests here. What makes Rudi's so special is the live jazz duos that play soulful yet unobtrusive music during brunch and often during...More

Thank LorettaConnecticut
Reviewed 17 July 2017

If you are in Portsmouth NH, you have to try out Rudi's. It is not on the main street so you need to know of it. It is down an alley-way. I have been there several times and they never miss a beat. Was up...More

Thank Lawrence L
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

This place is a cozy but romantic feeling wine bar with great music and great staff. I have not personally eaten food here, but the wine list is great and the wine is amazing. Brunch on Saturday and Sunday I have been told is also...More

Thank Emily K
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Our son reserved a private room for our family of 11 for brunch on Mother's Day. It was A lovely setting, bringing us to a bygone era. Live soft jazz played in the background, while we sipped mimosas and bloody Mary's, which were delish. We...More

Thank nappy5300
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We went to Rudi's for my bridal shower dinner gathering last weekend. The restaurant is beautiful, the atmosphere was excellent - ambient lighting, good music in the background, polite and efficient staff. We had the private dining room for my event, and it was so...More

Thank smh127193
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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
Description
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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