MEET THE A La Carte Logo GIFT CARD

A single gift card redeemable at some of the city’s most popular restaurants, shops, boutiques, spas, theatres, yoga studios and more.
The A La Carte card can be used just like cash at dozens of locations. They make great presents, corporate giveaways and thank you gifts
for anyone on your list. It’s the official gift card of Portsmouth!

  • A diverse collection of participating merchants in Portsmouth so there’s something to please every card holder.

  • Purchase cards online and select the amount that works for you. Or you can purchase cards in person at 2 retail establishments.

  • Once you have a card, you can easily and quickly load additional value by using the “reload” feature found in this website.

  • The perfect gift for friends, family, employees, guests, customers and more. With so many locations accepting the cards, it’s a gift that everyone will enjoy.

  • There is no cost to purchase cards. Simply load the value you want and you’re ready to go. And every dollar of value goes toward items you purchase.

DINING

Portsmouth is famous for its dining scene, and with an A La Carte card, you can enjoy exceptional cuisine at cafes, bistros, informal and high-end restaurants.

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SHOPPING

Portsmouth is loaded with unique boutiques, eclectic shops and one-of-a-kind shopping experiences. Having the card is an endless shopping spree.

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OUTDOOR FUN

This is an outdoor adventurist's dream come true. Enjoy a cruise down the Piscataqua or maybe just enjoy the spectacular views from one of our decks.

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SPOILING YOURSELF

If you enjoy spoiling yourself or simply need a break, the card is happily accepted at a variety spas, massage studios, estatitions, hair salons, and yoga studios.

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ENTERTAINMENT

The City comes alive at night throughout the entire year with endless entertainment, live music, renown theaters, and outdoor productions.

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HOSPITALITY

It's so fun here, you may never want to leave. So we have you covered with local inns, hotels and B&Bs that will gladly accept the A La Carte card. Come spend the night!

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HOW STARTED 20 YEARS AGO

It is hard to believe that twenty years ago we founded Portsmouth A La Carte. Some of you may recall that we began by renting a pushcart during the holiday season, from which we sold paper gift certificates from a half dozen local restaurants. The idea was simple: to capture some of the dollars being spent at corporate, cookie-cutter businesses, and bring them back to downtown Portsmouth’s independently-owned restaurants.

That first season in 1996, many customers asked why we couldn’t offer a single certificate, redeemable at all the participating restaurants. We thought that was a terrific idea, and thus the Portsmouth A La Carte certificate was born. Over the two decades, the program has evolved and expanded. More restaurants have joined and retail merchants were added as well. And the original paper gift certificates were replaced with savvy gift cards.

Portsmouth has changed a lot since then, but the underlying reason behind the founding of A La Carte is just as valid as it was back in 1996: Giving customers a variety of shopping and dining options our wonderful City has to offer. This is what makes the Portsmouth A La Carte card such an appealing gift for all.

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    WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE GIFT CARD

  • “I have received many A La Carte cards from my students. I enjoy the choices that the card gives me; dinners out, new shoes, books, clothing...I love the variety.”

    Kris Mullen, Portsmouth
  • “Local residents and visitors use the A La Carte gift card all the time. I like accepting the card because I meet new people thanks to A La Carte.”

    Kennedy Gallery, Participating Merchant
  • I take pride in finding the perfect gift for friends, family and employees; something they would not otherwise buy for themselves, something that is unique to the Seacoast, and something they will not want to return. An A la Carte card is my go-to gift for every occasion. No one is ever disappointed, and I love to hear the stories of how they were used. Now I just need someone to buy one for me!

    Martha Stolzer, Portsmouth