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106 Penhallow St., Portsmouth, NH 03801
+1 603-319-8178
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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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539 reviews
396 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 5 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 21 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 

Thank Susan H
Medway, Massachusetts
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is the place to go if you want to try outstanding small plates. Great if you go with a small crowd, so that you can share and discover. Our waitress was great and explained most of the menu and cocktails. She suggested that we order all at once (for at least a first round) and she would pace out... More 

Thank alan41672
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Have been to Moxy several times. Most recent was October 2016 and the food and service was excellent again! Great by-the-glass wine list that is by number and description rather than by name... their unique way of encouraging you to try something different... and we did! They'll tell you what it is before you order if you must, but that... More 

Thank Michael S
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86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Really nice variety of small plates here. All were artfully plated and delicious. More about quality than quantity. Service was Spot On.

Thank BellWildFire
Lansing, New York
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This smallish place is comfortable and no pretentious. The wait staff were excellent. The wine list intriguing. And the food was even better. The dishes featured unusual combinations, described by other reviewers, that worked well together. I loved the rabbit dishes especially.

Thank Deborah T
Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Walked in on a Monday night. No reservation required. Friendly staff, but the food omg yum.... highlights were pork belly bites, pork ribs and the chicken sandwich but frankly it was all really good!! Even better it's locally sourced, so you can feel socially responsible about eating that little bit too much. Young, fun vibe with a top 20 playlist.

Thank Travel_Bea_2010

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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
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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?