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The District

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American, Bar
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103 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH
+1 603-501-0586
17:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
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Miami Beach, Florida
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

The atmosphere is nice and the location is great. It's a really nice looking place, but the service, management and food lacks. The advertised hours are not accurate, as I opted to go there one evening with my sister at 9:30pm, and it was closed.. even though on the window in BIG letters "open until midnight". That wasn't ideal, but... More 

Thank Scamp-San
Hampton, New Hampshire
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112 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I must be honest we have had quite a few meals at The District in the past 6 months. Whether it's sitting out under the tree-lights on a balmy summer evening just my husband and I or it's a family of 10 Sunday brunch under the front awning - we LOVE The District! The food is great and has a... More 

Thank MowerFamily
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We went with Friends during "Restaurant Week". Portions were disappointing small, though acceptable, nothing rave about though. What really was upsetting- our server asked if I would like another fill of my Ice Tea glass, not once but twice. When the check came, there was $3.00 charge per glass of tea- the original plus the two refills. My wife's glass... More 

Thank Robert B
Dover, NH
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Stopped in for a bite on a Saturday evening. We ordered an app and an entree. The poutine was so over salted it was inedible and was sent back. The entree was also over salted, the gnocchi in it was hard, and I would have sent that back as well. My beer was nearly room temp and served in a... More 

Thank RonBnh
Exeter, New Hampshire
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We met another couple from out of town and even though the restaurant was busy hosting for the NH Film Festival we had nice friendly service and we were all pleased with our dishes that ranged from scallops, salmon, veggie burger and the pad thai dish. My salmon was perfectly cooked and had a wonderful flavor, paired nicely with sweet... More 

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New York City, New York
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196 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

...and we were pleasantly surprised. My partner and I walked in grouchy (possibly more me than him) and damp (how had I forgotten to keep my umbrella in my bag?). We were seated and greeted by gracious, efficient, knowledge staff. Coffee was strong. Eggs (of a couple of stripes, mine with cheese and veg, his on an open faced breakfast... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

On our annual trip to Portsmouth, we tried having dinner here. The interior decor was contemporary and simple, and there was an outside eating area. A couple of us ordered salmon on a spinach base and another person ordered a fish taco trio. The salmon was very okay...probably cooked medium well, and lacked a lot of flavor. It tasted just... More 

Thank traveler09_10_25
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53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The menu is all over the place which is fine is you can pool it all off. not sure they can. I had the seared tuna, which was flavorless. My friend fared better with the short ribs and the fish tacos.

Thank StephenFromMontreal
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The District has great seating as most of it is outside to enjoy the New England scenery. The staff is friendly but service a bit slow. This restaurant struck my interest as it was quite busy for Sunday brunch, however food was a disappointment.

Thank travel-bug313
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I had a nice veggie omelette and some great IPA. The waiter was top notch and simply put I would go back. Makes no sense to bad mouth a place for cost...Portsmouth is expensive and we'll know for its good food. In fact this waiter pointed that there are over 50 good restaurants in the city. My only complaint is... More 

Thank Matthew C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 28
American, Bar
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-501-0586
Contemporary New American, locally sourced, fresh seafood. Weekend Brunch, full menu tip midnight 7 nights a week

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?