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.
FRANKLIN OYSTER HOUSE
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.
JUMPIN' JAY'S FISH CAFE
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.
PORTSMOUTH GAS LIGHT COMPANY
64 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH | 603-430-8582 | Visit Website
Four venues, under one roof, known for wood-fired cooking and live entertainment!
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.
SHALIMAR INDIAN RESTAURANT
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.
29 Vaughan Mall, Portsmouth, NH | 603-373-8415 | Visit Website
The Goods is a market and café owned by locals who are striving to bring the community together with local, fresh food as well as local artists, farmers, and craftsmen. The Goods sells fresh, made to order, sandwiches, salads, bowls, wraps and pizzas. Additionally, you will find daily made pastries, chocolates, grab and go salads, soups, fair-trade coffee, espresso, smoothies and much more.
THIRSTY MOOSE TAPHOUSE
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.
TWO CERES STREET
2 Ceres Street, Portsmouth, NH | 603-433-2373 | Visit Website
Our thoughtfully designed martini bar combines local artistry with sustainable materials, creating a feeling of both comfort and elegance. Two Ceres Street is the perfect place to enjoy inspired drinks and delicious bites in one of Portsmouth’s oldest and most famous waterfront settings. Chef Dennis Margera’s menu showcases an eclectic mix of local ingredients and seasonal selections. Open September - May.
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.