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Ristorante Massimo in Portsmouth. Photo by Julia Russell Photography.




Restaurant Week Portsmouth & the Seacoast

Where: Various restaurants in Portsmouth and around the Seacoast. See event website for participating restaurant addresses. 
When: Thursday, Nov. 10, through Saturday, Nov. 19
Cost: Three-course prix fixe meals at participating restaurants are $16.95 for lunch and $29.95 for dinner per person.
Visit: goportsmouthnh.com/where-to-eat/restaurant-week
 
Participating restaurants: The 401 Tavern, Agave Mexican Bistro, Anneke Jans, Atlantic Grill, Black Trumpet, Block Six at 3S Artspace, Blue Mermaid Island Grill, Brazo, British Beer Co., Cafe Mediterraneo, Carriage House, Cava, CR’s The Restaurant, Cure Restaurant, Demeters Steakhouse, The Dinnerhorn Seafood Restaurant, The District, The Dolphin Striker, Epoch Restaurant, Franklin Oyster House, Hayseed Restaurant at Smuttynose Brewery, Jumpin’ Jay’s Fish Cafe, Library Restaurant, Louie’s, Martingale Wharf, Misto!, Mombo, Moxy, The Oar House, Orchard Street Chop Shop, The Portsmouth Brewery, The Portsmouth Gas Light Co., Rí Rá Irish Pub, Ristorante Massimo, The River House, The Rosa, Row 34, Rudi’s and Rudi’s Market Square, SALT, Tinos Greek Kitchen, Two Fifty Market at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel, Vida Cantina




A week to dine out
Seacoast restaurants offer special deals

11/10/16
By Angie Sykeny asykeny@hippopress.com



 The culinary celebration known as Restaurant Week Portsmouth & the Seacoast is back for another 10 days of special deals at more than 40 Seacoast area restaurants. From Thursday, Nov. 10, through Saturday, Nov. 19, all participating restaurants will feature three-course prix fixe meals at $16.95 for lunch and $29.95 for dinner per person, as well as exclusive menu items and drinks. 

Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce events coordinator Sara Dahlen said the biyearly event attracts between 60,000 and 75,000 diners every spring and fall. 
“It just keeps getting bigger and bigger,” she said. “It’s really exploded into this great week when all the restaurants can show off what they can do and put Portsmouth on the map as a restaurant destination.” 
Most of the participating restaurants are located in Portsmouth, but there are others from all around the Seacoast including Dover, Hampton, New Castle, Rye, Exeter and Kittery, Maine.  The cuisine runs the gamut: Greek, Mexican, Italian, contemporary American, pub food, tapas, seafood, fine dining, comfort food, farm-to-table and more. Dahlen said it’s that diversity that makes Portsmouth a unique dining destination worth celebrating. 
“We have such an eclectic variety of restaurants here,” Dahlen said. “There’s really something for everyone.” 
Restaurants may offer either lunch or dinner or both, and some may apply the same $16.95 lunch deal price to dinner as well. The prix fixe menus typically consist of an appetizer, main dish and dessert, with several different choices for each course. Optional add-ons may also be available. Throughout the week, restaurants will also be highlighting certain drinks including Michter’s Whiskey, Jack’s Abby brews and wine from M.S. Walker. 
Because many of the restaurants utilize local ingredients, the Restaurant Week menus often feature seasonal dishes, making this a culinary experience distinct from the Restaurant Week held in the spring. 
“Some of these menus look amazing. It’s really [the restaurants’] time to shine,” Dahlen said. “All these fall- and winter-based [dishes] with the local apples and pumpkin just sound delicious.”  
Links to all of the participating restaurants’ Restaurant Week menus will be posted on the event website as they become available. Reservations are strongly recommended as the restaurants will have more diners than usual. 





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