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Recommendations for Portsmouth? [moved from Boston board]

trufflehound Sep 18, 2012 02:08 PM

LStaff, I'll be visiting Portsmouth next month. Any good food recs from breakfast all the way to dinner? We prefer casual, and will likely enjoy one special meal.

  1. opinionatedchef Sep 18, 2012 03:37 PM

    thound, i know you didn't ask me,but in case this might be helpful:
    The Friendly Toast is a funky retro ephemera filled spot with a wild and crazy menu of casual food ; it opens early and closes late.

    Black Trumpet is my fav dinner restnt between Boston and Portland ME. BT is both a neighborhood gem and a destination dining spot for foodies,and has an adventurous chef/owner with a love of local, seasonal, and seafood, with culinary influences strong in Mediterranean, Spanish and French. It is housed in a 19th c. ship'd chandlery, all dark candlelit brick walls and exposed beams, and its bar is well known for craft cocktails. BT is both grazing and full meal- friendly; the menu is divided into small, medium and large plates.

    The Green Monkey is a warm and friendly dinner bistro spot for very good International foods and a good bar program. While in Portsmouth, make sure to stop at When Pigs Fly Breads, a store for the extremely popular Maine bakery that specializes in dense classic and artisanal breads with a large variety of unusual flavors like Potato, Roasted Garlic and Onion; ; Sauerkraut Rye; Chocolate; Blueberry & Raspberry w/Lemonade; Olive and Sundried Tomato, etc.

    1. chefj Sep 18, 2012 06:24 PM

      The Golden Egg is good for Breakfast http://www.goldeneggrestaurant.com/

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        njpm Sep 19, 2012 03:30 PM

        Street 360 (I'm not sure if that's the formal name) is a funky, casual place with "international street food" about a 3-minute drive from downtown Portsmouth. Website: http://streetfood360.com/
        Had the cemita with fried chicken, which was incredible, and my two kids enjoyed their hot dogs. If I lived closer, I'd be there every day.

        On the second floor of the Atrezzi wine store, there's a small chocolate counter with some decent handmade chocolates sold by the pound. I liked the variety of sea salt caramels but wasn't too thrilled with the homemade peppermint patties, which I found to be waxy and a weird texture.

        For higher-end chocolates that are amazing, there's Byrne and Carlson (http://www.byrneandcarlson.com/), right near Prescott Park.

        Enjoy your trip! Portsmouth is one of my favorite towns, and I miss living close to it dearly.

        1. whs Sep 19, 2012 05:16 PM

          Martingale Wharf Club just opened at 99 Bow Street. They have a casual menu and the view is fantastic. http://www.martingalewharf.com/

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            qianning Sep 20, 2012 08:39 AM

            We just went to Moxy for the first time a few days ago. Really enjoyed the food, wonderful modern tapas style riffs on new england flavors.

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              fourstar Sep 21, 2012 06:49 AM

              Love love love the Kitchen - Michael and Matt, chefs and co-owners, make incredible sandwiches, salads, homemade pickles, and also cater events large and small. They just did my son's wedding reception for 250 - an inventive burger bar with excellent side salads. They are also open for dinner some nights...very talented crew and kitchen!

              www.thekitchennh.com

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