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Black Trumpet Bistro

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29 Ceres St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3727
+1 603-431-0887
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just had an amazing experience during Resturant week. Very intimate setting with great food. Highly recommended for a special night out or "it's been a long day, lets grab a nice dinner!"

Thank paul l
Eliot, Maine
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just can't rave enough about the food in this restaurant! Each course left us full, but wanting more for the flavor alone. All is house made from the bread to the dessert. The butter infused with wild foraged mushrooms was to die for. It was served with two kinds of house made bread. The squash soup was unique and... More 

Thank Linda H
Lee, New Hampshire
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I ate here recently and had a fantastic meal. The chef came by our table a few times to inquire regarding how our meals were and give us some background regarding the ingredients, which are fresh and often local. The atmosphere is warm and intimate with restored brick.

Thank dlramus
Killingworth, CT
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549 reviews
405 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The main dining room is in a charming old room; the service is excellent and the waitstaff is knowledgeable and helpful; and the food is superb. The menu changes often and is creative and very well-prepared. We started with warm olives, almonds and garlic and chickpea-dredged eggplant fries which were really tasty. The goat was tender and flavorful, the catch... More 

Thank v0yageur22
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Everything was good just not delicious. We had a great waitress. The building itself was very unique I loved it. If only the walls could talk.

Thank Brandon V
Timbuktu, Mali
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149 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

It's a nice atmosphere in this place. The food is just totally overprized. Thin slivers of cheese, hardly enough for a mouthful are sold as a cheese platter. Prawns are three lost little prawnlets. So as long as you're not hungry and you go for the atmosphere, you're ok.

Thank abcdefghijklmnop683
Half Moon Bay
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112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Very charming setting - brick wall, candlelight etc. Food is outstanding, but it is unusual and interesting .. no plain stuff here. We loved it! Even our buddy who likes boring food found that interesting can be wonderful

Thank patiD
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The few negative reviews for this restaurant are 100% wrong ! The atmosphere is fun, intimate and sophisticated without being uptight ! Now , the food : everything we ordered was perfect. Yes, portions are small-ish but totally satisfying . More European style . The Haddock was the best prepared fish I have ever eaten. The paella perfectly seasoned .... More 

Thank Dede501
Southampton, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Booked this as our 1 night restaurant before moving on, on our travels. Very good deletion of wines , to many European, I've French for my choice, and a greater wine by the glass would be nicer, but selection is good, and some very nice beers , including nice craft beers. But now to the food, we shared a meze... More 

Thank mikeyburns
Kirkland, Washington
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The restaurant is darling, tucked down a side street in a brick building. Romantic and cozy inside. We really enjoyed our meal--eggplant fries as a starter, I had perogi with roasted beets, and my husband had hangar steak. The menu has some unique dishes and combinations, which we enjoyed. Good drinks and wine. Service was good, not great. I was... More 

Thank Colleenk8

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?