20 High St., Portsmouth
603-430-7834 or rudisportsmouth.com
Rudi’s is a contemporary American restaurant with something for everyone. Ease your way in to bright and brassy Sunday afternoons or moody weeknights when Rudi’s charismatic atmosphere boasts an eclectic mix of downtown charm and uptown polish. Sample the freshness of local farm and Seaport’s bounties with menus for cool, quiet lunches and upbeat, lime-lit dinners featuring a wide array of traditional dishes with signature twists. Rudi’s features live music in Portsmouth’s only piano lounge five days a week.
588 Wentworth Road, New Castle
(603) 373-6566 or wentworth.com
Salt is located within Wentworth by the Sea Hotel in New Castle, NH. It offers contemporary American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant offers four courses for dinner fresh from the sea and garden, along with craft cocktails
Stage Neck Inn
8 Stage Neck Road, York, ME
(207) 363-3850 or stageneck.com
Stage Neck Inn offers hearty soups and appetizers, salad entrées, pizza, sandwiches, light entrées and dinner entrées in a warm, oceanfront setting. Harbor Porches offers 270 degree panoramic views and an atmosphere reminiscent of the grand hotels of the 1920’s.
Surf and Surf Sushi
99 Bow St., Portsmouth
(603) 334-9855 or surfseafood.com
Surf has built a reputation for truly imaginative cooking using only the very freshest fish and shellfish. Voted Best Seafood in New Hampshire, Surf offers a wonderful combination of service and culinary expertise in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Surf Sushi Bar goes beyond the classic sushi rolls and creates maki rolls with no boundaries. The Surf Sushi Bar cocktail list has a nod to the past with hand-crafted cocktails using fresh mixers and the balanced drinks of bartenders with a passion for mixology.
95 Brewery Lane, Portsmouth
This new gem just recently opened in September and offers a classic Italian-American experience. It is a casual place that specializes in dinner and drinks.