A comprehensive guide to the area’s best dining. Restaurants in Portsmouth, Kittery and York, Dover, Hampton and other Seacoast towns.

Breakers at Ashworth Hotel

American & New England Fare
603-926-6762   Hampton, NH

Breakers at the Ashworth is set in the historic Ashworth by the Sea Hotel. In a sophisticated yet casual setting with amazing views of Hampton Beach, Ashworth by the Sea celebrates the new, contemporary look of the Breakers Restaurant and Bar in Hampton Beach, NH.

Private Rooms: Plan your next private party or event with us!

British Beer Company

British Beer Company

British & American pub fare
(603) 501-0515   Portsmouth, NH

The British Beer Company offers fresh American and British favorites along with craft beer, locally brewed and from around the world. A place to unwind, catch up with friends and enjoy local music.

Private Rooms: Semi-private spaces for up to eight people. Larger spaces can be reserved. Please speak with management.

Cafe Nostimo

Greek, Mediterranean , American, Seafood
(603) 436-3100   Portsmouth, NH

Voted Best Greek! Featuring authentic Greek cuisine, Cafe Nostimo offers a variety of salads, souvlakis, gyros, spanakopita, moussaka and other Greek favorites.

Private Rooms: Our private function room accommodates groups of 25–75. From social gatherings and special events, to corporate meetings and seminars. Visit our website for details.

Carriage House Rye

Carriage House

Mediterranean
(603) 964-8251   Rye, NH

Casual dining at Rye Beach. Just minutes between Portsmouth and Hampton Beach overlooking the ocean serving: Fresh daily catch, lobster, pasta, seafood, burgers, all-natural beef, and chicken. So sit and relax in a warm casual setting, listen to some local chit chat and enjoy great food, wine, cocktails and service on the water.

Private Rooms: Experience professional service in our well-appointed private meeting rooms. See our banquet room web page.

Cava Tapas & Wine Bar

Mediterranean, Wine Bar
(603) 319-1575   Portsmouth, NH

Located on quiet and quaint Commercial Alley in the heart of Portsmouth, Cava Tapas & Wine Bar offers fresh and innovative small-plate fare and a diverse and always changing selection of international wines in two wine bars -- one on street level and one in the "wine cave."

Private Rooms: Our wine cave can be rented out for private parties of up to 30 people.

Clay Hill Farm Restaurant

American, Locally-sourced
(207) 361-2272   Cape Neddick, ME

Clay Hill Farm is an award-winning restaurant and wedding venue on 11 sprawling acres. With beautiful garden paths and protected woodlands, the restaurant is the first in the country to be a certified wildlife habitat, bird sanctuary and state Environmental Leader property. Cocktail deck and weekly dining specials. NEW! Outside Dining on the Deck (In-season) Live Entertainment-Experiential Dining. Voted #1 for weddings and romantic dining.

Private Rooms: Clay Hill Farm specializes in Wedding Receptions for up to 220 guests inside, or 200 guests tented outside. Our main dining area can seat up to 180 guests for a fabulous feast, with a large hardwood dancefloor.

Demeters Steakhouse

Steakhouse and Modern American Cuisine
(603) 766-0001   Portsmouth, NH

Discover the new definition of steakhouse, with all-natural chops, local fresh seafood, casual bar fare and the largest selection of bottled wines on the Seacoast, all in a warm, contemporary atmosphere.

Private Rooms: Spacious A/V equipped private dining room for up to 30 guests.

Dockside Restaurant and Bar on York Harbor

Seafood with a Northern Italian leaning. Fresh and Local
(888) 793-5379 or (207) 363-2722   York Harbor, ME

The Dockside has the best view of York Harbor. A beautiful setting inside and out. The big mahogany bar and outdoor patio bar offer cocktails and lite fare, while our warm and comfortable dining room serves contemporary Maine cuisine for lunch and dinner. Facilities for private groups up to 160.

Private Rooms: No group is to small with facilities for up to 160 guests. The Dockside on York Harbor offers both indoor and outdoor facilities for meetings, rehearsal dinners, anniversarys and of course beautiful wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Galley Hatch Restaurant

Galley Hatch

New American
(603) 926-6152   Hampton, NH

A Hampton landmark for over 25 years, the Galley Hatch offers an extensive with an emphasis on "new American" cuisine in a friendly, family atmosphere.

Private Rooms: The Pelican Room is available for private events for up to 75 patrons.

Jumpin' Jay's Fish Cafe

Jumpin’ Jays Fish Cafe

Seafood
(603) 766-FISH (3474)   Portsmouth, NH

Located just two blocks down from Market Square, Jay's has become an overnight institution among locals who appreciate exceptional seafood. Casually hip, with no pretense. Reservations encouraged.

Private Rooms: The Raw Bar dining room is available for special events, meetings & seminars. See http://www.jumpinjays.com/private-functions for details.

Kitchen Deli & Catering

All Scratch Chef prepared Lunch, Catering and Dinner
(603) 319-8630   Portsmouth, NH

A from-scratch eatery specializing in outside-the-box lunch cuisine and catering, both corporate and large-scale events. Open for weekend breakfast, daily lunch and Wednesday through Saturday dinner.

Private Rooms: You can rent The Kitchen for private events!

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La Maison Navarre

French food and pastries
(603) 373-8401   Portsmouth, NH

Our goal is to allow the people that visit La Maison Navarre to enjoy a little bit of France when they come in and experience the French Art of Life. Come in and enter into the Sweet World!

Private Rooms: La Maison Navarre offers a unique space in our mezzanine for business meetings or special events. Our mezzanine space can hold up to 28 people.

Mombo Restaurant

Mombo

New American
(603) 433-2340   Portsmouth, NH

Mombo's dining experience is an escape from it all, offering creative cuisine with international influences and warm hospitality. Sit beside the fireplace, at the open kitchen bar, or next to the bubbling patio fountain.

Private Rooms: Enjoy fireside dining, comfy bar seats, an open kitchen and outdoor summer dining. Looking for a private event? Our Mezzanine can accommodate 32 guests, the outside covered Palm Court holds 40 guests or reserve the entire restaurant for up to 120 guests

Ristorante Massimo

Italian
(603) 436-4000   Portsmouth, NH

Offering fine Italian cuisine with the freshest and most flavorful seasonal ingredients and superior service in elegant yet comfortable surroundings. Weekend valet parking.

Private Rooms: Our private function room accommodates parties up to 20 in elegant surroundings. Special arrangements can be made for larger groups, and state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment is available. Call us at (603) 436-4000.

River House Restaurant

River House Restaurant

Classic New England, Seafood, Contemporary
(603) 431-2600   Portsmouth, NH

The River House features classic seafood favorites complemented by contemporary dishes served on our decks, heated balcony and dining rooms overlooking the Piscataqua River.

Private Rooms: Private Second Story Function Room overlooking the Historic Tugboats with private entrance and special menu available for seated events up to 36 and cocktail parties for up to 49 people.

Robert’s Maine Grill

Fresh Maine food with down home charm
(207) 439-0300   Kittery, ME

The food is simple, beautifully prepared and distinctly Maine in style. The beer- batter fish-and-chips is most popular along with thick, rich, clam chowder. Some highlights are Moxie and Bourbon BBQ Steak Tips, Steamers in Allagash White Beer, Fried Clams and Lobster Rolls.

Private Rooms: Robert’s Maine Grill welcomes your family get-togethers, birthday and holiday parties. To book an event please call Mary at (207) 439-0300.

Roundabout Diner & Lounge

Homestyle food - with a twist!
(603) 431-1440   Portsmouth, NH

We serve breakfast all day, great burgers and sandwiches, Phantom Gourmet award-winning BBQ, comfort-food classics like meatloaf, roast turkey, local New England favorites like fish and chips, and the best lobster roll around.

Private Rooms: Our function room seats up to 90. Great for bus groups.

Rudi’s

American
(603) 430-RUDI (7834)   Portsmouth, NH

Rudi's serves savory American-style dishes in a cool, quiet, classic modern atmosphere. Relax in our brass and oak lounge, and listen to music from the baby grand piano. Or stop by our wine bar for drinks and a bite with friends.

Private Rooms: Our Private Boardroom seats up to 20 guests amid elegant surroundings. The bright, spacious Private Dining Room seats 50 dinner guests or 75 cocktail/reception guests.

Salt Kitchen & Bar

SALT Kitchen & Bar

Serving fine, locally-inspired food and craft cocktails at the historic Wentworth by the Sea.
(603) 373-6566   New Castle, NH

An approachable adventure of bright flavors, fresh from the sea and garden. With courses inspired by local offerings - from area-grown produce and fresh seafood to house-made pasta, and prime quality cuts of meat, only the best ingredients are used to create a wholly satisfying seasonal menu at SALT.

Stage Neck Inn restaurant

Stage Neck Inn

Seafood & Continental Cuisine plus Pub Menu
1-800-340-1130   York Harbor, ME

When you want great food with selections to please everyone in your party AND ambiance beyond compare, think of Stage Neck Inn. The Inn's cliff-top setting and grand ocean, beach and river views complement the creative cuisine and friendly service.

Private Rooms: Accommodating groups of 5 to 150 Click here

The Old Salt at Lamie’s Inn

Local Fare
(603) 926-8322   Hampton, NH

The Old Salt is where you'll find great local flavor in a comfortable atmosphere. Come for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch, and enjoy great food & great company. With five function rooms available, the Old Salt can accommodate small gatherings and large groups.

Private Rooms: We have four rooms capable of accommodating groups of two to 100.

Cliff House dining

The Tiller

Seafood, American
207-361-6277   Cape Neddick, ME

The Tiller is suspended just above the Atlantic for panoramic ocean views, spectacular sunrises, and romantic evenings, providing the perfect Maine oceanfront dining experience. Taste...

Private Rooms: One private dining room available.

Three Chimneys Inn

Authentic New England Cuisine
(603) 868-7800, 1-888-399-8777   Durham, NH

Three Chimneys Inn features settings for both formal and casual dining. 'Maples,' with its four fireplaces and Georgian furnishing, offers fine dining in a candlelit atmosphere. 'The Tavern,' with its granite walls, fireplace and massive beamed ceilings, provides a cozy spot for casual dining. And in season, 'The Conservatory' is a delightful place to dine in the shade of an old English grape arbor.

Private Rooms: We offer private garden ceremonies, picturesque grounds, an out-door Terrace for the cocktail hour, award-winning cuisine and guest accommodations all on the same property. In addition, we provide conference and event planning.

Tuscan Kitchen

Tuscan Kitchen

Italian, Private Dining, Catering
603-570-3600   Portsmouth, NH

At Tuscan Kitchen and Tuscan Market, our chefs prepare everything in house. All of our pastas are made fresh, our bread crafted daily in our artisan bakery and our desserts are carefully created by master pastry chefs.

Private Rooms: Our private dining and event rooms were designed to offer guests flexible space to have events ranging in size from 20 to 220. Whether it is a family style dinner for 12 or a dinner party for 150, our private dining space and warm hospitality will make your next event truly memorable.

250 Market Street Restaurant

Two-Fifty Market

Modern American
(603) 559-2626   Portsmouth, NH

Two-Fifty Market is a one of a kind dining experience located in the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel inspired by local ingredients and the culinary expertise of our acclaimed chef.

Private Rooms: With 15 conference rooms to choose from, the Sheraton Harborside Portsmouth is the ideal location to host a business function or personal gathering. 603-559-2608

Union Bluff Hotel

Union Bluff Grill & Pub

American Bistro
(207) 363-1333 or 1(800) 833-0721   York Beach, ME

Located in the Union Bluff hotel, the Union Grill offers an American Bistro-style menu by the beautiful Atlantic Ocean at Short Sands Beach. Our accomplished chef, Karl Mace, provides an upscale dining experience featuring creative seafood dishes and grill specialties. Reservations suggested. Stop in and see why the Union Grill is the dining sensation in town!

Private Rooms: Offering space from a small meeting of 6 up to a large meeting of 250. Call 1-800-833-0721, extension 104.

Wellington Room listing

Wellington Room

Elegant Casual Dining
603-431-2989   Portsmouth, NH

A Romantic setting in which Fine food is served graciously with gorgeous river views.

Private Rooms: Our small dining room is spacious enough to cater for 36 people. We also do small weddings, rehearsal dinners and cater for business functions.

York Harbor Inn

York Harbor Inn

American with an emphasis on regional seafood
1-800-343-3869   York Harbor, ME

Recognized by Food & Wine Magazine. Fresh local seafood including, of course, lobster. The elegant dining experience is enriched with a continental flair, veal, beef and chicken dishes complemented by incomparable sauces. Oceanview formal dining room. plus casual fare in the Ship's Cellar Pub.

Private Rooms: Our 54-room upscale country inn offers over 5,000 square feet of banquet and dining space gracefully set within 7 private and beautifully decorated functions rooms -- some with ocean views and fireplaces!