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Surf

) #2 of 142 Restaurants in Portsmouth €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-8401
+1 603-334-9855
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (75 reviews)
“lobster” (102 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-8401
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1 - 10 of 832 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We went to Surf on our way to Maine and on the return back to the Boston Airport. Food was delicious! Many choices and very accommodating. They do get very very busy so get their early. Don't miss this spot!

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Predominantly a seafood only restaurant, you can't go wrong taking time to go to Surf. Sushi was outstanding and the sushi chef Evan came to our table to get input on what we would like to create. Seating is tight, but we had a great...More

Thank Jeffrey S
Robyn S, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We appreciate the feedback, and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our meal here. Great view too! Service was excellent and we will go back the next time we are in town.

Thank Kristin H
Robyn S, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for not only choosing to dine with us, but for taking the time to leave us your feedback! We truly appreciate it, and look forward to seeing you again next time you are in the area!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Because we already have to wait for a table. But, when a restaurant does everything as well as Surf has on our many visits, I just have to give it the 5 stars. Whether it's date night or meeting up with a colleague for a...More

Thank suejon14
Robyn S, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! We know that when it comes to downtown Portsmouth, there are so many amazing dining options, so we truly appreciate your business! We look forward to seeing you again...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were in Portsmouth for the day and hoped to pick one good restaurant. Of course we turned to TripAdvisor and chose Surf. Felt like we won the lottery -- our dinners were sensational! The restaurant is airy and modern, quite busy...More

Thank Diana S
Robyn S, Public Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us while in Portsmouth! We know that when it comes to downtown Portsmouth, there are so many amazing dining options, so we truly appreciate you spending your evening with us! We are thrilled to hear that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch on a Saturday. The atmosphere, view and service were all great. The food presentation was also great, but I found my choices to be heavy and so-so for flavor. Clam chowder was good but not the best we've had. Shrimp spring roll...More

Thank terryw678
Robyn S, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for choosing to dine with us, and for taking the time to leave us your honest feedback! We want to continue to improve for our guests, and plan to use your feedback as motivation to continue to get better! We will be sure to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing dinner looking out over the water. We had to wait but well worth it. The chef accommodated my menu to exclude items I'm allergic to. I had flounder wrapped around a portobello mushroom filling. All the flavors were extraordinary. My husband had...More

Thank Deborah M
Robyn S, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for dining with us, and for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! We are so thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic evening with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were brought here by friends for an anniversary dinner. Two of us had the baked seafood trio, one had the flounder stuffed with portabella mushrooms and one had the Portugese Stew. My husband also had a cup of chowder which he reported was the...More

Thank WaxhawGranny
Robyn S, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for choosing to celebrate with us! We truly appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review, and are thrilled to hear that you had a great dinner! We very much look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped in here on our way from Boston to Maine. The atmosphere is really nice, and the service was really good too. I ordered some some sushi and had the surf and turf. My meal was really good. my wife got...More

Thank H1673IFbrandonb
Robyn S, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for not only choosing to dine with us, but also for providing your honest feedback of your recent experience with us. We are always working to improve so that we can provide our guests with the 5-star experience they've come to expect. We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the kind of place you go out of your way for. On the way to or from Maine shore points? Stop here for lunch or dinner - well worth it. Upscale restaurant with lively bar scene, views of tugboats and harbor, and creative...More

Thank CTManny
Robyn S, Public Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the great review, and for your continued loyalty! We truly appreciate it, and promise to continue to deliver only the freshest and most creative dishes to our guests!

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TSollen
What is the attire for this restaurant?
21 February 2017|
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Response from Robyn S | 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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woolvert31
Is there a kid's menu?
4 November 2016|
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Response from Jane S | Reviewed this property |
My answer may be too late, but I do not know the answer. I did not see any children.
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jmh895
Reservations? Is it okay to bring kids?
10 September 2016|
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Response from WanderlustLady2 | Reviewed this property |
Same answers as above but this is a really loud scene. There's a huge bar and raw bar that dominates most of the space so as such, it dose feel like a more adult-esque restaurant. I think there are more comfortable seafood... More
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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, Private Dining, Seating
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, 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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