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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (31 reviews)
“salad” (24 reviews)
“salmon” (13 reviews)
Closes in 8 min
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
20 High St, and 5 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went today for mothers day and was not disappointed! Wonderful atmosphere with live easy listening music.I ordered mushroom omelette my wife got French toast,both excellent. We also both had bloodymary's, also excellent(only $5 each ) Staff was excellent. We will go back soon.

Thank thomasjb2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the trip to Portsmouth to enjoy Rudi's wine list and eat the salmon on wilted greens. Excellent!

Thank GD0yle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met with a group of friends from work to celebrate a co-workers new adventure at another job. There were 8 of us and we had apps and drinks for Happy Hour in the lounge. Appetizers were half off and a glass of wine was $6...More

Thank Wendy G
Reviewed 27 March 2018

We had a terrific Sunday brunch before heading to the Symphony at the Music Hall. The manager was extremely helpful with getting our car parked in the correct location for the long term. Our waitress was friendly, professional, and fun to have. Food was, as...More

Thank herondoodle16
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Eight of us where here for a birthday dinner. Overall service was outstanding, especially the bartender and waiter. Enjoyed the atmosphere and piano player. We all loved our food with the exception of the steak tips which were a bit dry. I would return again...More

Thank MAreviewer
Reviewed 12 February 2018

My husband and I ate here for the first time this past Friday night. Rudi's is located in the heart of downtown Portsmouth. We had walked by a bunch of times, but we had never made it in. They do have a parking lot behind...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We were there for 5PM seating on Dec. 31st. This was our first visit. Two couples, very nice ambiance in dining room. We could hear piano music from the bar but still quite easy to talk. Hostess took our coats promptly and seated us quickly....More

Thank Sidewinder192
Reviewed 29 October 2017

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 26 October 2017 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

1  Thank rmb11282017
Reviewed 22 October 2017 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
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6 March 2015|
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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
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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