Below are the
top 10 best restaurants we found
in the Seacoast area of NH! Many of New Hampshire's seacoast area
restaurants offer seafood and great views of the harbors and ocean.
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11 Water Street
11 Water Street
Atmosphere: I love this restaurant not only for the food but the
beautiful views of the river. For lunch, I recommend the Fish and Chips. It is served with homemade coleslaw. For dinner, start with the scallops and bacon for an
appetizer. They are sea scallops wrapped in bacon strips and topped
with a maple glaze. For
the perfect entrée, I have several suggestions. The Filet Mignon is delicious. It is 8 ounces and grilled with a rosemary gorgonzola cream
sauce, garlic, risotto and served with sugar snap peas.
Café and Lounge
15 Strafford Avenue
Busy so reservations are recommended.
I have been here twice. Once for dinner and once for Sunday brunch. Their Sunday brunch is extraordinary. They have amount of appetizers such as fresh fruit, New
England clam chowder and homemade muffins. Some of the entrée items include chicken, seafood and
scrambled eggs. They
have a carving station that serves ham and roast beef. The Sunday brunch also includes omelets made just like you
want them, desserts such as homemade pies and coffee, tea, juice or
Barn Tavern at the
Schooner House Inn
25 Portland Ave
Starting at $15.95
Beautifully decorated in rustic style décor and a gorgeous
view of the waterfront on their open deck. Casual dress.
Recommendations: Well-known for their outstanding seafood. The best appetizer I have ever had was here at the Barn
Tavern. It was the Tuna
Sushi Martini which is tuna and cucumber mixed with wasabi aioli,
sushi rice, pickled ginger and wakame salad.
your main meal, I would suggest a few choices. You can choose from their entrée selection which I would
highly recommend the Lobster Bake which someone resembles a New Clam
Bake. It contains
lobster, clams, corn on the cob and potatoes. You can also build your own plate where you choose from
seafood such as baked stuffed haddock, meat such as grilled
meatloaf, steaks and sides such as garlic mashed potatoes.
Black Trumpet Bistro
29 Ceres Street
Atmosphere: Beautiful views of the
Piscataqua River in
Portsmouth NH. They have 2 floors to the restaurant. The 1st floor is the dining room that is warm and
intimate. The 2nd
floor is the bar area. The neat thing about the Black Trumpet is that their menu changes
every few weeks in order to introduce the season’s freshest
For a three course meal, I suggest the Fried Calamari
Cocktail with pickled cabbage and pepper sauce. The Pan Roasted King Salmon that is served over Chile pasta
and tossed with shrimp, bacon and mushrooms in a gin and tomato
cream sauce and for desserts, the Dark Chocolate Beet Torte with
ginger cream cheese frosting, walnut brittle and orange glaze.
75 Pleasant Street
dress casual. Excellent Latin American cuisine.
Tapas Plate (ham, asparagus, truffle salad with blue cheese, hummus,
chorizo and honey mustard).
Asado (Roasted chicken, red onion, acorn squash, poblano and chicken
Molten Chocolate Cake.
The Dolphin Striker
15 Bow Street
Beautiful view of the Portsmouth Harbor.
Recommendations: I have a few dinner suggestions. The Shrimp Pad Tai is delicious.
It is made with large shrimp, bean sprouts, cilantro, eggs,
scallions, peanuts, sobe noodles and garlic, soy and lime sauce. The Colossal Scallops are served on a bed of spinach and cous
cous and topped with butternut squash sauce.
325 Lafayette Road
Atmosphere: Friendly staff, Casual dress.
I have only been here once and we didn’t have any appetizers
so I really can’t suggest any. But I can suggest the Seafood Stuffed Haddock dinner that is
stuffed with crabmeat, shrimp, and scallop stuffing topped with
creamy lobster sauce.
Jumpin Jay’s Fish
150 Congress Street
Atmosphere: Jumpin Jay’s was chosen best of New England in New England
Travel Magazine of 2009.
Recommendations: The Cuban Fisherman’s Stew is amazing. It is made with mussels, shrimp, fish, chicken, black beans
and topped with fresh cilantro.
For dessert, you have to try the Popover’s Key Lime Pie.
Great ambience with dimmed lights, candles and soft music.
This is an authentic Italian restaurant. My favorite dish is the Cacciatore. I always thought my father-in-law made the best Cacciatore.
That was until I ate at Radici’s. Their Cacciatore is made with chicken, sausage, prosciutto,
capicola, mushrooms, tomatoes and rosemary sauce served on
Wings Your Way
13 Jenkins Road
215 Lafayette Road
Very casual, warm and friendly.
Voted “Best of NH” in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.
When my best friend and I first went here, we thought they
only served wings, hence the name. Well we were wrong. While wings are their specialty, they have more than just
wings. We each ordered
separate flavors of wings. I had the Chipotle BBQ and my friend had the Chili Lime.
Both were delicious.