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Surf

99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-8401
+1 603-334-9855
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (81 reviews)
“lobster” (110 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-8401
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1 - 10 of 887 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Exceptional dining experience on a rainy day. Sushi was amazingly fresh. My husband had the Flueben, and my son the incredible ramen shrimp and pork belly bowl! Great service and atmosphere- I want to come back when it's sunny! To enjoy the views.

Thank Masinir1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

With a desire to try a lobster roll, my wife and I stopped in here on a relatively busy Sunday for a drink and some seafood. The Piscataqua cocktail was refreshing as was the local Moat Mountain Pilsner. We moved on to the perfectly prepared...More

Thank CarlGagnon
Robyn S, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for the kind review, and for choosing to dine with us! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 3 days ago

We just loved our sea food meals at Surf. I had the Lobster Kristina and I highly recommend it. My husband started with the Smoke Hadd Chowder, which was crazy good. His entre was Crazy Tempura--again excellent. Service was good. Annette was attentive and kept...More

Thank kldoor
Robyn S, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us while in Portsmouth! We also appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your dishes, and that Anette provided you with great service. We will be...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had lunch at Surf's with a few of my book group friends before going to listen to an author speak at the Portsmouth Music Hall. The food was outstanding, as was the service. We had a window table despite a busy day. Love this restaurant!...More

Thank BostonDiners
Robyn S, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for dining with us, as well as for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your food as well as the service! It's great to hear you got to enjoy a seat...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Awesome eatery! Great food choices for seafood, but even some non-seafood, plus sushi dishes. Nice food presentations. Great views of river and all the boat traffic. Outside deck area, and in side bar area with raw bar choices. One of the best restaurants in downtown...More

Thank rtnason
Robyn S, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

THank you so much for choosing to dine with us, and for the incredibly kind review! We realize how many options there are when it comes to downtown Portsmouth, so it really means a lot to be called one of the best! We hope to...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wow! The Portuguese seafood soup was outstanding. So often I order something like this I like it but say "This is good but if I cooked it I would add/subtract..." Not so with this. The broth was so complex yet well balanced and the various...More

Thank Lisa W
Robyn S, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us, and for taking the time to review your recent visit! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dish, as well as the great view of the water! We do take reservations for larger parties of 6...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We made reservations at Surf for 12 people and we sat at a beautiful table by the windows overlooking the bay. Our server was fantastic; very attentive throughout the entire meal. Everything we ordered was delicious; everyone was very happy with their food and drinks....More

Thank landog78
Robyn S, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for choosing to celebrate your husband's birthday with us! We appreciate you also taking the time to leave us your feedback and are so thrilled to hear we could make it such a wonderful evening for you and your party. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I came as a business meeting, so didn't pay attention to much to costs. The service was great and friendly. I had The Sara (lobster with rice in a cognac sauce. The Katherine is completely shelled but more food. This place mad a good impression...More

Thank Talent300282014
Robyn S, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for choosing to dine with us for a business meeting! We appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback, and are so happy to hear you enjoyed the Lobster Sarah! This is one of our most popular dishes, so it's great to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here as we saw it was highly reviewed. Not sure if it was an off day but my wife received the entirely wrong meal and then we had to wait for her correct meal. When we did that they brought mine back to...More

Thank Robin03448
Robyn S, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for choosing to dine with us, and for taking the time to leave us your honest feedback! We're sorry to hear that you had some mishaps on your visit with us and that service was a bit slow and lacking. This certainly isn't...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food. Friendly staff. We noticed "Surf" a day prior to our visit. We liked the posted menu and decided to do the lunchtime "taste test". Prices were as expected. Not too expensive, but not cheap. Definitely very good.More

Thank Ben D
Robyn S, Guest Relations Manager at Surf, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for dining with us, and for taking the time to review us Ben! I noticed in your review you said that the food was good and staff was friendly, is there something we could have done better to change your 1 star rating of...More

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dlleone3
13 August 2017|
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Response from traveler120483 | Reviewed this property |
No the outside dining area is a small deck that juts out of the back of the restaurant. To reach it you must walk through the inside of the restaurant.
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TSollen
22 February 2017|
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Response from Robyn S | Property representative |
Hi Tanya, Surf has a relaxed and inviting atmosphere, there is no particular dress code for Surf, though it is considered casual. Thank you, Robyn Spittle
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woolvert31
5 November 2016|
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Response from Jane S | Reviewed this property |
My answer may be too late, but I do not know the answer. I did not see any children.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Bow St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-8401
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-334-9855
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