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Black Trumpet Bistro

29 Ceres St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3727
+1 603-431-0887
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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29 Ceres St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3727
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had looked forward to visiting this little spot at the waterfront and it was charming. Our server was lovely and the menu quite exciting. But, on the night we dined, we left feeling that the food hadn't lived up to its billing. I think...More

Thank suejon14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely quaint little bar. Appeared to be fairly old. Lots of dark wood and dark corners. Down a small street so initially hard to find! Lovely light menu. Had a mixture of cheese and charcuterie - excellent. Staff were knowledgeable about their craft beers. Definitely...More

Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were in town for just a few hours, this place was recommended to us. we arrived and although the dining room was empty the entire time we were there, we were seated in the upstairs wine bar. the by the glass wine selection was...More

Thank squeezerb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view from the second floor is excellent. The bartender was friendly and recommended other bars to try in the area. The wine and food were great. Say "Hi to Tim".

Thank Christopher C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for dinner on Saturday night. arrived 8 pm, no reservation, but were invited to wait at the bar for 10-15 mins for a table. Maitre d' hotel was very welcoming and helpful, took our drink orders. We sat upstairs, where most every table...More

Thank LeazesParader33
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ambiance fantastic. Server friendly and attentive. I had the "large plate" scallops $27. It came with two--two-- scallops. Flavor was great. I enjoyed them. But seriously I hate feeling ripped off. Cheese plate appetizer two small slices of cheese. Others at table Soft shell crabs....More

Thank exBostonian
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

I recently moved to the NH seacoast area and have eaten at The Black Trumpet 4-5 times over the last 3 months. My most recent dinner there will likely be my last. While the food is always very good and interesting, the staff can either...More

Thank LincolnvilleTom
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Portsmouth is a foodie town with a wide variety of restaurants that range from trendy to touristy to mediocre. Some fail after a few years. Black Trumpet is a place that is none of these. It is a reliable haven that has the formula of...More

Thank Bob A
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Once again, the whole experience was fantastic. This evening was a collaboration between the head chef from Black Trumpet and head chef from Louie's. The result was amazing, so thank you to everyone. This restaurant has never disappointed.

Thank Marcus C
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Romantic setting for sure if a bit stiff with the soft jazz music that all sounded the same. That's A matter of personal taste so I can't knock it. Just not my thing. The sound system has an issue...we quickly noticed a persistent recurring low...More

Thank Constantine c
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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: 29 Ceres St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3727
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-431-0887
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