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NHFF Announces the Preferred Restaurant Program

Few things in life are better than great films and great cuisine, which is why NHFF is proud to announce the “NHFF Preferred Restaurant Program” in celebration of our 10th Anniversary this fall. Portsmouth boasts a dynamic downtown culinary scene rich in variety and savor. And now NHFF will offer guests a variety of NHFF-friendly places to rest your feet, enjoy yourself and talk about all those amazing films you just watched.

The complete list of our participating restaurants is an impressive representation of Portsmouth’s strong culinary culture but there is still room for more. If you are a local establishment, and would like to receive more information on this program, please contact NHFF Communications Director, Brett Carneiro by email.

Preferred Restaurant Program Participants


Rudi’sRudi’s is a contemporary American restaurant with something for everyone. Sample the freshest of local farms and Seaport’s bounties with menus for cool, quiet lunches (daily, 11:30-3) and upbeat, lime-lit dinners (nightly, 4-close) featuring a wide array of traditional dishes with signature twists.

20 High Street Portsmouth, NH 03801-4022 (603) 430-7834 Map + Menu



Black Trumpet Black Trumpet is a two-story bistro and wine bar in the heart of Portsmouth’s historic old port. Both floors offer views of the Piscataqua River and the oft-photographed tugboats that still escort enormous tankers into the harbor.

29 Ceres Street Portsmouth, NH 03801-3727 (603) 431-0887 Map + Menu



Oar House Located in the historic “Merchant’s Row” building at the edge of Portsmouth’s old harbor, The Oar House serves fine food in a setting filled with mementos of the city’s long and proud maritime heritage.

55 Ceres Street Portsmouth, NH 03801-3779 (603) 436-4025 Map + Menu



FOUR Our goal at Four is to stimulate the taste buds and create an emotional reaction, as we believe that an excellent meal should be a moving experience. With a caring staff that will treat you like family, we strive to provide our guests with an atmosphere that is elegant yet comfortable.

189 State Street Portsmouth, NH 03801-3827 (603) 319-1547 Map + Wine List



BrazoWelcome to Brazo. Where the flavors of Latin and South American cuisine are completely at home in northern reaches. It’s everything an exotic journey should be, while only an arm’s length from downtown Portsmouth.

75 Pleasant Street Portsmouth, NH 03801-4504 (603) 431-0050 Map + Menu



The Green Monkey The Green Monkey offers New American Cuisine with a flare. Enjoy a unique and comfortable atmosphere while indulging in our exclusively designed martinis, specialty beers and wines from around the world.

86 Pleasant Street Portsmouth, NH 03801-4505 (603) 427-1010 Map + Menu



Dolphin Striker Set in a historic building at the corner of Ceres and Bow Streets, adjacent to the Portsmouth Harbor, The Dolphin Striker is a gem in Portsmouth’s dining scene. Their thoughtfully crafted menu drawn from cuisine worldwide and tailored to New England tastes looks to celebrate the region’s freshest bounty.

15 Bow Street Portsmouth, NH 03801-3896 (603) 431-5222 Map + Menu



Cava Located in the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Cava is the dream of two long time friends John Akar and Gregg Sessler. Together they combined their years of experience in the restaurant business to build Cava. Cava features two wine bars and a chef’s bar serving modern and classic Mediterranean cuisine.

10 Commercial Alley #1 Portsmouth, NH 03801 (603) 319-1575 Map + Menu



Library Restaurant Join us for traditional New England fare, while surrounded by architectural treasures of an era gone by. Library is prestigious while reasonably priced, with something for everyone through all seasons. It is the perfect setting for a business luncheon or dinner. You can also enjoy lighter fare or a friendly cocktail in our lounge.

401 State Street Portsmouth, NH 03801-4070 (603) 431-5202 Map + Menu



Radici Experience the authentic tastes of the old country in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. As you step inside, the low lights, candles & cool music create an intimate atmosphere as flavors mingle and simmer in the air, taking you away to Italian landscapes & seaside villas.

1 Middle Street Portsmouth, NH 03801-4391 (603) 373-6464 Map + Menu



Blue Mermaid Our innovative menu is inspired by the fun and festive foods of the Caribbean. Come in and enjoy our friendly service, eclectic atmosphere and Portsmouth’s best margaritas, tropical coolers and unique draft beer selection.

409 The Hill Portsmouth, NH 03801-3736 (603) 427-2583 Map + Menu



Portsmouth Gas Light Co.Portsmouth Gas Light Co. brings casual American dining and brick-oven pizza to the Seacoast.

64 Market Street Portsmouth, NH 03801 (603) 431-9122 Map + Menu



Jumpin’ Jays Fish Café Located just two blocks down from Market Square, Jay’s has become an overnight institution among locals who appreciate exceptional seafood. The quality of fare is unsurpassed. The atmosphere is casually hip, with no pretense.

150 Congress Street Portsmouth, NH 03801-4019 (603) 766-3474 Map + Menu



Pesce The new Pesce Italian Kitchen continues to provide its unique commitment to fine service and authentic Italian cuisine through the talents of their Executive Chef, James Walter. The restaurant now specializes in simple rustic Italian food at a moderate price, based on simplicity, quality, and a passion for food, wine, and service.

103 Congress Street Portsmouth, NH 03801-4005 (603) 430-7766 Map + Menu



Flatbread Co Relax and enjoy a natural pizza baked in a primitive wood fired oven. Experience a meal prepared with organic produce, free range chicken, and nitrate free meats. A community oriented company, where we work hard, have fun and do our part in saving the planet, all in a days work. We serve local organic produce, free range and clean meats. All of our major ingredients are made in house and cooked in a wood fired cauldron or in a hand built wood burning earthen oven.

138 Congress Street Portsmouth, NH 03801-4019 (603) 436-7888 Map + Menu



Foobar Foobar features an eclectic menu centered around fresh ingredients and well prepared dishes. We are focused on providing a great experience for our patrons.

21 Congress Street Portsmouth, NH, 03801 603-373-8973 Map + Menu


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