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Bayfront Feb 27, 2008 02:28 PM

Ladies weekend in Portsmouth looking for great food!

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    amyc RE: Bayfront Feb 28, 2008 08:18 AM

    Definitely have breakfast at the Friendly Toast. It is a must

    1. aadesmd RE: Bayfront Feb 28, 2008 04:31 PM

      Pesce Blue for dinner. Wonderful seafood with a great atmosphere. I would stay away from Friendly Toast. Dirty, poor service, and lackluster food.

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        snl1129 RE: aadesmd Feb 28, 2008 06:43 PM

        I was not impressed with the food at the friendly toast either. Love the atmosphere, but the food was just ok.

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          gemini222 RE: aadesmd Feb 28, 2008 08:07 PM

          I'll second the Pesce Blue dinner recommendation - www.pesceblue.com

          Here are some other upscale dinner recs:
          Black Trumpet Bistro - www.blacktrumpetbistro.com
          Green Monkey - www.thegreenmonkey.net
          Brazo - www.brazorestaurant.com
          Victory 96 State Street - www.96statestreet.com

          Have a fun weekend!

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            mcel215 RE: gemini222 Feb 29, 2008 02:07 AM

            For breakfast, if you don't mind traveling about 15 minutes, try the Stolen Menu in York.

            I believe they have a website, and the food is fab.

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          miren RE: Bayfront Feb 29, 2008 05:40 AM

          I like Black Trumpet Bistro for their food, although it is on the smaller side so depends on how many ladies you have. Love the Green Monkey too. Haven't tried Brazo but it is owned by the same people who own Green Monkey which is very good. It has a more southwestern flair and seems a bit more relaxed.

          For breakfast I like Colby's in Portsmouth or Isis on Penhallow. I feel the same as other posters on Friendly Toast. Service can be really bad.

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            amyc RE: miren Mar 4, 2008 12:47 PM

            hm..intersting maybe i just went on an especially good day. Waiter was perfectly competent and i had a breakfast burrito w/ pumpkin, chorizo, egg, cheddar and shredded carrot. A totally unique and delicious breakfast.

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              terrystu RE: amyc May 31, 2008 12:51 PM

              The Friendly Toast is probably my favorite breaskfast place in this area, and I've tried them all! Great food with interesting and unique preparation. I suspect it may be a bit adventurous for some, hence the criticism.

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                aadesmd RE: terrystu Jun 2, 2008 04:06 PM

                Boy, adventurous is not the word. Words that come to mind are dirty, unclean, snooty, boring, banal. Did I say dirty? Stay away. I agree that Isis is awesome for breakfast/brunch.

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                  terrystu RE: aadesmd Jun 3, 2008 09:55 AM

                  Since you chose to post the same thing twice, I can only assume you had some personal problem here. I live nearby, and many of my neighbors eat here regularly. No one would ever call this place "snooty" , "boring", or "banal". It is quite the opposite. Granted, the waitstaff is comprised of young people with varying degrees of piercings and body art, perhaps you have a problem with that, but they are all very helpful and friendly, and always willing to customize an order to your liking.

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                    BarmyFotheringayPhipps RE: terrystu Jun 7, 2008 02:43 PM

                    I think you've hit the nail on the head. There are people who get extremely freaked out by the waitstaff there, and that somehow translates as "dirty."

                    We live in Boston and we make a point of having breakfast at the Friendly Toast whenever we're north of the city -- we've been known to add close to a hundred miles to a trip for it, in fact!

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                    gemini222 RE: aadesmd Jun 3, 2008 03:05 PM

                    FYI, Isis is now closed. Exeter's Loaf & Ladle will be opening their new location there soon.

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