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Ri Ra

€€ - €€€American, Irish,
22 Market Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801
+1 603-319-1680
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“cottage pie” (10 reviews)
“fish and chips” (22 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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22 Market Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Reviewed yesterday

We live in a nearby town and have visited RiRa several times. It is in a large space that is architecturally impressive(a former bank with a glass domed ceiling. We have been fortunate to visit Ireland& Northern Ireland numerous times and RiRa ,to me, just...More

Thank jimmarg37
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been there several times. I have tasted several food and drinks and everything is really good! The fish and chips, the salmon wether on the salad or just the fish, sweet potatoes (really excellent), burgers and a lot more. All the things i have...More

Thank Mathilde C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brunch and $5 bloody marys and mimosas, pretty awesome! Our waitress Michelle was super friendly and attentive. Will be back again for sure! Thank you Ri Ra 👍

Thank Dturk22
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Nice watering hole in the heart of Market Square. Food is good with some upscale choices to go along with traditional pub fare. The gorgeous bar is the star. Many nice drafts and fine liquors avaiable. Ambiance takes a hit because of the high noise...More

Thank loujack48
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Love this Restaurant and bar. Many great dishes to choose from. The staff is always fun and accommodating. Great atmosphere setting in the old bank with seating in the vault even. Can accommodate a small party of 8-10. Always enjoy our visits here.

1  Thank smerfynh
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

So glad to have chosen this venue for lunch on Saturday, December 9. Snow was falling and, from our seats, we had a view of the beautiful Christmas tree in Market Square. This restaurant is situated perfectly for people-watching! Upon arriving, we ordered the Hot...More

Thank Barbara and Bri... L
Reviewed 4 December 2017

We went with a large group- 10 total. They accommodated us with a table in the old vault (the restaurant is a former bank). The food was great, the wait staff was stellar (she even did individual checks for us, without being asked!) The building...More

Thank Colin M
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Fun place for an informal night out. Good pub atmosphere. Adequate beer selection and very good pub food. The Vault Room is great for small private parties.

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have been here before and we gave it a great review. Not this time. We went there today, November 10th, 2017, and sat at the bar. It took a LONG time for us to be acknowledged at a totally empty bar....More

Thank magagoo
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Ri Ra is an Irish Pub Restaurant(part of a chain). We have been here a few times and the meals, drinks,and service have always been good. Food is very tasty a nd good portions. Nice Irish atmosphere. I gavebthe Ri Ra in Portland, Maine a...More

Thank jello692017
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Questions & Answers
1 July 2016|
Response from RevJohnK | Reviewed this property |
I'm doubtful the menu was limited .. I think you need to go to somewhere like surf for the oysters
1 July 2016|
Response from 188644Joe | Reviewed this property |
I dont but the Resto might ;)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Market Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-319-1680
  • E-mail
THE OLDEST BANK BUILDING IN THE USA The two separate bank buildings of 22 and 26 Market Square, actually started as one building called The New Hampshire Bank, back in 1803, making it the oldest bank building in The United States. The New Hampshire Bank occupied the site since 1782, but the current building was constructed in 1803. In 1869, the building was divided with the Portsmouth Savings Bank taking the north half and The First National Bank occupying the south half of the building. When the Portsmouth Savings Bank needed to expand in 1903, it did so by incorporating a saloon to its north into the building. When the Bank opened in 1904, incorporating the neighboring saloon, it did so with a newly constructed huge glass dome depicting the Great Seal of New Hampshire; this remains the focal point for when Rí Rá opened its doors in March 2009. In 1977 the building(s) were admitted to the National Register of Historic Places
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