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Chefs cooking up storm during Portsmouth N.H. Restaurant Week

Black Trumpet cooks get ready for Restaurant Week

Photo: Black Trumpet cooks get ready for Restaurant Week



The 15th Restaurant Week Portsmouth and the Seacoast takes place Nov. 5 – Nov. 14 and typically features 70,000 diners sampling 50 restaurants located in Portsmouth and the Seacoast.

Settled in the early 1600s, Portsmouth and surrounding towns make up a vibrant, New England coastal destination with a stellar arts and culture scene, unique locally owned shops and restaurants with every kind of cuisine imaginable — much locally sourced — at establishments ranging from chef-owned restaurants to local breweries.

About Portsmouth’s Culinary Scene

It was Nov. 18, 1970 when James Haller and two friends opened the Blue Strawbery Restaurant in Portsmouth, and with that, the culinary renaissance was on.

April 2015 Restaurant Week Kickoff; Photo Rick Dumont Images (12)Today this historic port and surrounding towns are home to a James Beard award winner for 2015 (food writer Kathy Gunst), and three James Beard semi-finalists (for Best Chef Northeast), Evan Mallett, of Black Trumpet Bistro in Portsmouth (three time nominee); Evan Hennessey, Stages at One Washington in Dover (first time nominee); Matt Louis, Moxy Modern American Tapas, Portsmouth (nominee 2015) and numerous top chefs and restaurants passionately engaged in creating an extraordinary dining experience.

About Restaurant Week

Sponsored by the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce, Restaurant Week Portsmouth and the Seacoast is a bi-annual culinary event that spotlights the area as a culinary and cultural destination.

Participating Restaurants – to date

Agave Mexican Bistro

Anneke Jans

Atlantic Grill

Brazo Restaurant

British Beer Company

Carriage House

Cava Tapas and Wine Bar

CR’s the Restaurant

Cure Restaurant

Demeters Steakhouse

Dinnerhorn Restaurant

Dolphin Striker

Epoch at Exeter Inn

Franklin Oyster House

Jumpin’ Jays Fish Café

Library Restaurant

Martingale Wharf

Misto! Café. Bar. Bistro

Mombo Restaurant


The Oar House

Orchard Street Chop Shop

Paddys American Grille

Portsmouth Brewery

Portsmouth Gas Light Co.

Radici Restaurant

Redhook Brewery

Ri Ra Irish Pub

Ristorante Massimo

River House Restaurant

Rosa Restaurant

Row 34

Rudi’s Portsmouth

Jumpin’ Jays Fish Café

Stage Neck Inn

Vida Cantina

Wellington Room

For information visit: or follow the event on Twitter @portschamber; #RWPortsmouthNH


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