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Surf

99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-8401
+1 603-334-9855
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (95 reviews)
“lobster” (118 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-8401
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Reviewed today

We recently took a ride along the coast, with the purpose of ending up in Portsmouth for lunch. It was his birthday, so we had looked for a new restaurant to try and chose Surf. We were not disappointed at all. The food was delicious,...More

Thank Pam L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not the most fancy place but a great one We stopped her on our drive to Boston. Took a bet and ... we were very happy with the food and the serviceMore

Thank Marc C
Robyn B, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for choosing to dine with us, as well as for taking the time to leave us your feedback from your recent visit. We are happy to hear you enjoyed both the food & service while you were with us. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recently bought a cataplana seafood cooking vessel. This restaurant serves the Portuguese seafood stew that was originally made in this pot. It was wonderful! Staff friendly, view is unbeatable. All in all a great visit.

Thank julia s
Robyn B, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank so much for joining us, and for leaving a review of your visit! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed everything and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

My family and I ate at Surf two nights in a row during a weekend in Portsmouth for a swim meet. The food was fantastic! We ordered the calamari app the first night as is, but when we went the second night we had the...More

1  Thank ShanCTraveler
Robyn B, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you so much for joining us TWICE while in portsmouth, as well as for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We're so thrilled to hear that you not only enjoyed your food, but also great service by Jake! We will be sure...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018

I had never been and a friend suggested we go, wasn't sure what to expect. I can get anxious in "busy" and this place was BUSY ... low and behold, I never was anxious, as much as there was a hustle throughout, there was still...More

Thank predden14
Robyn B, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us, and for taking the time to leave us your feedback! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your dish. Though we do specialize in seafood, we know it's equally important to provide other options to...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Option of sushi and surf and turf. Good wine options. Service is great especially at the bar (full menu at the bar).

Thank jfazeli
Robyn B, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you so much for dining with us and for the great review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit, and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Once again, didn’t disappoint. Food was up to the normal high standard and the service equally good. I had the shrimp cocktail, sashimi and crepe brûlée. Perfect dinner!

Thank Marcus C
Robyn B, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you so much for dining with us, and for the fantastic review! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your dishes as well as the service! We appreciate your business, and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 28 February 2018

My spouse had the roasted shrimp with quinoa salad and it was excellent. I had the smoked haddock corn chowder which was also delicious. The service was excellent as was our seat by the window overlooking the harbor.More

Thank John M
Robyn B, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us, as well as for taking the time to leave us your feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you not only enjoyed your dishes, but also the service as well! We thank you again, and look...More

Reviewed 26 February 2018

We went midafternoon, before the dinner crush and menu. However, we could have ordered some stuff from the dinner menu, if it had been prepared, For instance: their chive mashed potatoes were not available yet. Clams were just plain nonexistent that day. My wife ordered...More

Thank Phil B
Reviewed 24 February 2018

The restaurant does not take reservations. We were able to get in, but the table was less than desirable and it seemed there were other table available. Our server, Jake, made up for the bad location. He was personable and on the ball 100%. The...More

Thank beecue
Robyn B, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Thanks so much for choosing to dine with us! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your dishes, as well as the service! We will be sure to acknowledge Jake for his 5-star service, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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jcl8989
29 August 2017|
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Response from sharronsibley | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely make reservations for a dinner seating. If you go in for an early dinner you have a good chance of getting a nice table by the windows without a reservation
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dlleone3
13 August 2017|
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Response from traveler120483 | Reviewed this property |
No the outside dining area is a small deck that juts out of the back of the restaurant. To reach it you must walk through the inside of the restaurant.
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TSollen
21 February 2017|
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Response from Robyn B | Property representative |
Hi Tanya, Surf has a relaxed and inviting atmosphere, there is no particular dress code for Surf, though it is considered casual. Thank you, Robyn Spittle
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-8401
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-334-9855
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