Library Restaurant

The Library Restaurant

401 State St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 431-5202

The Library Restaurant, a classic, traditional steakhouse, has an atmosphere of ageless elegance. Our guests experience the finest cuts of prime and choice steaks and chops, the freshest seafood with outstanding service in one of the most beautifully preserved historic buildings in New England.

The Library Restaurant opened its doors in 1975 and has run continuously since its inception. Bruce Belanger bought the restaurant in 1996 and has carried on a long tradition of fine dining. In 2003 Belanger says he introduced the traditional steakhouse model because people shouldn’t have to travel to Boston to get a first-rate steak. Here they get the clubby feel and quality of a traditional steakhouse within the casual atmosphere of Portsmouth.

The national publication Esquire Magazine recently voted The Library Restaurant as being one of The Top 50 Lounges in America. Our English-style pub features over 140 bottles of vodka, the largest scotch and bourbon selections on the Seacoast and an award-winning wine list.

Cuisine:Steakhouse
Hours:Lunch, Mon-Sat 11:30am-3:00pm. Dinner, Sun-Thurs 5-9:30pm; Fri & Sat 5-10pm. Sunday Brunch 11:30am-3pm
Cost:$$$$
Reservations:Yes - recommended
Brunch:Try our elaborate Brunch on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Takeout:All our menu items are available for takeout.