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106 Penhallow St., Portsmouth, NH 03801
+1 603-319-8178
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I are huge "foodies", which is one of the reasons we chose Portsmouth as the destination for a weekend away. We felt really overwhelmed by the many, many great dining choices in town, but I'm so glad we ended up choosing Moxy as one of our dinner spots during our stay. Moxy is a self-proclaimed "American tapas"... More 

Thank Emily C
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our go-to restuarant for a delicious meal for any special occasion. I adore all of their fancy cocktails-- they will also make a delicious mock-tail for anyone in your party who doesn't drink. Particular menu highlight are the mini hot dogs. It doesn't sound gourmet but it is. You definitely need a reservation, it's a pretty small place.... More 

Thank whathcamycalllit
Kent, Washington
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253 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plan on more time than just a meal. While the tapas are small (OK for sharing with one other) they allow for a broad selection of tastings. The rabbit was outstanding. It is quiet, comfortable, and tasty,

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is my favorite restaraunt in Portsmouth. The chef is very cutting edge and not afraid to take chances. They use all local ingrediants which not only makes for delicious drinks and food but is a win win for small independent farmers,etc. it has a great, friendly atmosphere and attentive,courteous staff. I eat there every time I'm in Portsmouth. In... More 

Thank viriginaw2016
Loudon, New Hampshire, United States
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Been wanting to try this place and I'm glad we did. This is the first time we have tried the small plate way to have dinner. What a great experience! Not only was the food great but the service was fast and friendly and the cost was very reasonable. Our server helped us with our choices and was so nice.... More 

Thank Joe C
Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

AMAZING meal. Maybe the best we've ever had. Here's the breakdown: Atmosphere: super cool vibe and not too noisy Service: Perfect. Kind staff and the pacing of the meal is awesome. The tapas come out about every 15 minutes so you can enjoy them one (or two) at a time Food: Of course this is the best part! We had... More 

Thank Arlee D
Biddeford, Maine
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I've celebrated many occasions here such as birthdays, girls nights, etc. I have never once been disappointed. Everything here is absolutely amazing from the food, drinks, and service! Always a must done when in the area.

Thank jessie10007
Killingworth, CT
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551 reviews
407 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We've been visiting Moxy for several years and they consistently manage to serve up really terrific food without fail. The menu changes over time, though some things (like the incredible white bean spread appetizer) remain available. Described as "ultra-locavore" the food indeed is for the most part local farm-to-table. Dishes are creative and almost always delicious. A unique American take... More 

Thank v0yageur22
Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Went for dinner with my husband. The menu sounded really fun (both descriptions themselves and the food) so we were excited. Settled in with a glass of wine and made 5 selections to share. The highlights of the selections were the johnny cake community (a bit bigger dish) and the fried clams. The other three were frankly uneventful (short rib... More 

Thank NDSuzieQ
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

When magazines rate Moxy in Portsmouth, New Hampshire as "one of the best restaurants in New England," we had to try it. Our high expectations were met with a friendly server named Remi, who seemed happy to be there. 1. Kale with pumpkin seen granola bar. $4. Delicious but oily. 2. Mushrooms. Shoved onto an oversized plate, these awkward fungi... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Penhallow St., Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-319-8178
Moxy; Self-possessed confidence. An attitude of fearlessness in everyday circumstances. The capacity to stand alone in favor of an unpopular opinion or course of action with a casual demeanor. Moxy is a modern American tapas restaurant focusing on smaller plates meant for sharing and taking our inspiration from our local farmers, culture and history. Moxy is tapas in spirit, energy, style of din

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?