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Portsmouth ideas for a "company dinner" for 10

davidkris Apr 4, 2007 05:06 PM

I'm organizing a conference in Portsmouth and I need to select a location to have a "speaker dinner" for aprox 10 people.

It needs to be:
- nice but not over the top expensive
- mainstream - nothing funky or fun that might not appeal to everyone - ie, not ethnic (I'm even hesitant to consider blue mermaid)
- in the downtown area - ideally with in walking distance of the hotel (250 Market Street). If you have several suggestions I'll figure out what's located where.

Any help is greatly appreciated!


  1. l
    lexpatti Apr 6, 2007 06:26 AM

    Years ago, my company had a private dinner at the Library. mainstream menu - something for everyone. it's walking distance, right there.

    1. c
      ChrisB Apr 5, 2007 07:25 AM

      I can't think of many great options in downtown Portsmouth. Aside from not many private rooms, there's not much middle of the road--it's either a bar type place, or pricey. Here are a few suggestions:

      - Sports Page - Good simple food (burgers, steak tips, fish sandwiches, etc.). I'd say they'd be able to arrange for you to have your own corner of the restaurant.

      - Portsmouth Brewery - Middle of the road food. Big table in a private corner.

      - AK's Bistro - Haven't been there since it changed hands. It used to be an Irish pub and the upstairs is/was private.

      - Anthony Alberto's - Very good but pricey. There is a small private room in the back.

      - Blue Mermaid - Personally, I think it stinks...

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      1. re: ChrisB
        davidkris Apr 5, 2007 04:39 PM

        Hi Chris, Thanks for your suggestions. I'll make a few calls!

        1. re: davidkris
          mcel215 Apr 6, 2007 02:08 AM

          Here's a link for you.


          I know the Library Steak House, has a private function room. But there are a few others for you to check out.

          Good luck, Portsmouth is one of my favorite spots. Great food, drinks and shopping.

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