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Jan 22, 2008 11:42 AM

Brunch in Portsmouth?

Meeting a friend for brunch in Portsmouth. I've searched this board, and blue pesce and isis are 2 restaurants mentioned. The menu on blue pesce website looks great, and prices are a bit high but not unreasonable. A couple of posters mention how expensive isis is for dinner -- anyone know what price range is for brunch? Any thoughts on which has better brunch? Other restaurants suggestions? Thanks.

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  1. If you're OK with a casual environment, you should check out the Friendly Toast. It's a quirky, fun environment and the food is good. I couldn't find a web site for them,but there are plenty of online reviews and newspaper mentions.

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    1. re: MaggieSue

      Ah! I so love and miss the Friendly Toast, I'd go there in a heartbeat!

    2. Radici, which is under new ownership, just started serving brunch 4-6 weeks ago. The bloody Mary bar is a nice touch and IMO the food there is always good.

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      1. re: Alex31

        If you want to go down the road at bit to Hampton, NH, you'll get a wonderful brunch and a real deal at Old Salt. About $15/pp. Need reservations.

      2. Abercrombie and Finch in North Hampton (Rte 1) has a fantastic brunch but it's not right in Portsmouth.

        The Friendly Toast is not brunch per se but alot of fun and its a great breakfast and tremendous local color.

        1. I've been to a restaurant in Portsmouth called Molly MacGuires (? not sure of the last name spelling) many years ago. Does anybody know if they're still around? Thanks!