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Feb 27, 2008 12:26 PM

Easter Brunch in Portsmouth, NH

Hello, My family and I will be spending Easter in Portsmouth and was looking for a place to have brunch. I am sure that reservations will be needed and was wondering if anybody can give me recommendations on where to do brunch on that particular day.

Thank you very much!

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  1. If you're willing to drive less than 20 miles north of Portsmouth on Route 1 (which is a fun ride, anyway), my recommendation (which I have raved about before on this board) is Bintliff's in Ogunquit, Maine -

    I have friends from North Carolina flying into Portsmouth on Easter weekend and I'm planning on taking them there for brunch that Sunday.

    To borrow from my previous post:

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    They serve brunch on Saturday and Sunday during the winter - 8am to 2:30pm. The food is extremely creative and excellent. When we go there with friends, we tend to order lots of different things and share (FYI, you can order one pancake or french toast instead of a whole order). I highly recommend the creme brulee french toast, chocolate chip macadamia nut pancakes (no syrup needed!), crab cake benedict (the hollandaise sauce is the best) and the corned beef hash. I recommend their spicy Bloody Mary, too, and I'm not usually a Bloody Mary drinker.

    The interior design of the restaurant is also worth mentioning - very quaint (lace curtains, dried flowers, etc.).

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    It’s not an all-you-can-eat buffet thing (just to set the expectation), but the food is unbelievably creative.

    1. We had brunch last Sunday at the Wentworth-by-the-Sea in New Castle--a five minute drive from Portsmouth. It's a beautiful historic hotel and they put on a lavish spread. I'm sure they will do an amazing Easter feast.