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“Best Haddock Dish - maybe ever!”
Review of Surf

Surf
Ranked #5 of 215 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A colleague and I ate here after a recommendation from our hotel and a little TripAdvisor search. We ended up sitting at the bar as it was really busy on a nice night -two hour wait to sit outside. Bar had a friendly staff and plenty of room for your drink and meal. Nothing to be disappointed about. We had calamari and shrimp spring rolls as appetizers, both very good, especially the spring rolls. Nice crunch and tasty peanut sauce. I had the horseradish haddock-maybe the best haddock meal I’ve had in a restaurant! Fish was a healthy portion, cooked just right with a flavorful but not overpowering blend of horseradish, panko, and Parmesan. Nicely done asparagus under that, but the mashed potato on the bottom with big chunks of lobster was excellent! All at the right serving temperature. My colleague really enjoyed her fish tacos as well. She liked the blend of items. Nice location right on the water. Be prepared to pay a little more but not outrageous prices. Would absolutely go back!

Thank Kevin F
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Robyn B, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the great review Kevin! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us while visiting Portsmouth. We work hard to provide our guests with the freshest and best quality seafood that is available, and are happy to hear how much you enjoyed the Haddock entree. We hope to see you again the next time you are back in the area!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Glad this was rated #1 in seafood because it was totally worth the visit. Parmesan calamari, shrimp and ginger spring rolls, steamers and lobster nachos. Everything was Awesome. So fricken glad we stopped here. A+

Thank Griffith L
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Robyn B, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow, thank you so much for the great review Griffith! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit, and hope to see you again next time you're back in the area!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was very well done. Nice choices, cooked nicely. The server was pleasant. I just got the distinct feeling that a premium was being added to the price of the food for the location. I thought that it was a bit too much price wise for the portions that were served. This was was a nice place for a "Splurge" dinner, but when I return to Portsmouth, I will look for a better price to value restaurant.

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Thank Joseph T
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Robyn B, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Joseph,
Thanks so much for choosing to dine with us while in Portsmouth! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed all of your dishes, as we work hard to make sure we provide our guests with only the freshest and best quality products. We hope you will consider dining with us again, and thank you for your business!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Surf for drinks on a sunny afternoon with friends. It was delightful to sit outside. Both the drinks and apps were divine. Surf is always a good bet!

Thank Jess M
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Robyn B, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow, thank you so much for the great review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit, and got to enjoy the deck! We appreciate your business, and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited with friends and couldn’t get reservations so we waited for some bar seats. Enjoyed the lobster and Brie nachos but they really don’t give you enough for the price you pay...it’s delicious though! We also enjoyed a few of the sushi rolls, the California, spicy shrimp and one of their special rolls. All very fresh and delicious. Sushi seems to be a popular item here. Will be back!

Thank Ann B
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Robyn B, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us, and for the very kind review! We work hard to ensure all of our seafood is the freshest and best quality available, and are thrilled to hear you enjoyed all the dishes you tried while dining with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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