COVID 19: Please contact participating merchants to ensure gift cards are being accepted during this unprecedented pandemic.


The most popular restaurants in downtown Portsmouth honor the A La Carte gift card. Here’s a little information about each of our participating merchants. We hope you’ll tell your friends and family about these fine restaurants, and the A La Carte card.


148 Fleet Street, Portsmouth, NH  |  603-373-8500  |  Visit Website

In 1867 the Franklin House of Fleet Street shucked and served oysters to the Portsmouth locals. Nearly 150 years later the Franklin Oyster House revives the tradition, serving oysters from East and West to pair with progressive dishes and cocktails.


150 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH  |  603-766-3474  |  Visit Website

Located just two blocks down from Market Square, Jay's is a favorite among locals who appreciate exceptional seafood. The quality of fare is unsurpassed, with fish arriving daily from local fisherman as well as some exotic catches from locations such as New Zealand and Ecuador. Four to six varieties appear on the ever-changing "Catch of the Day" menu, complimented by your choice of a gourmet sauce or marinade.


106 Penhallow Street, Portsmouth, NH  |  603-319-8178  |  Visit Website

A modern American tapas restaurant focusing on smaller plates meant for sharing and taking inspiration from our local farmers, culture, and history in New England.


56 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH  |  603-431-1115  |  Visit Website

The Portsmouth Brewery, New Hampshire's original brewpub, is a large, lively place famous for its award-winning beers, outstanding food and great service. Mozzarella sticks? We ain't got no stinking mozzarella sticks! What we do have is fine lagers and ales, brewed right on premise, a varied and extensive menu, the best-stocked bar in town, seasonal outdoor dining, and the tastelessly understated Jimmy LaPanza Lounge downstairs.


64 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH  |  603-430-8582  |  Visit Website

Four venues, under one roof, known for wood-fired cooking and live entertainment!

Ristorante Massimo

59 Penhallow Street, Portsmouth, NH  |  603-436-4000  |  Visit Website

Nestled in historic downtown Portsmouth, Ristorante Massimo offers guests world-class Italian cuisine and outstanding hospitality in a quaint brick European ambiance that transports guests to Florence, Rome, and Venice. Massimo's selects the freshest seasonal ingredients, cures its own meats, and makes bread and pasta from scratch.


80 Hanover Street, Portsmouth, NH  |  603-427-2959  |  Visit Website

Some of the best Indian food anywhere can be found right here in Portsmouth at Shalimar. Delicious and unique! Located on Hanover Street, midway between Bananas and the parking garage.


21 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH  |  603-427-8645  |  Visit Website

The Thirsty Moose Taphouse is the cure for the common bar. With beer and food to suit your mood. You’ll find over 160 tap lines with 116 brews to choose from. You also enjoy American bar and grill style cuisine, all made from scratch.


2456 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH  |  603-501-0648  |  Visit Website

Modern Mexican cuisine using the best local, seasonal and organic ingredients. Come enjoy life with soulful food and imaginative cocktails.