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Black Trumpet
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Today 5:00 – 9:00 pm
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29 Ceres St Portsmouth, NH 03801
29 Ceres StreetUSNew HampshirePortsmouth03801
$$Bistro, Wine BarToday 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 – 9:00 pmTuesday 5:00 – 9:00 pmWednesday 5:00 – 9:00 pmThursday 5:00 – 9:00 pmFriday 5:00 – 10:00 pmSaturday 5:00 – 10:00 pmSunday 5:00 – 9:00 pm
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Intimate bistro serving globally inspired dishes in rustic, romantic digs with an upstairs wine bar.- Google
"The cocktails are interesting and outstanding."
"And the small mosquitoes drove me nuts."
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Brian P.T. Blake
7 months ago
Four of us visited the Black Trumpet on Friday night, September 26, 2014. Nice ambiance, prompt and friendly service, but my pork loin, at $26.00, was abominable. Dry and tasteless, with stuffing like glue. I ate better after an operation at the VA hospital. Won't be back to the Black Trumpet for awhile.
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Ryan Schwartz
2 years ago
Great food, great service. At a price that you would expect for those things. Thanks much!
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Dan Pierson
2 years ago
A favorite of my wife and I. Interesting flavor combinations with local ingredients that really stand out. Last nights highlight was the best ceviche I've ever had.
A Google User
3 years ago
Brusque, inattentive waiter even tried to remove my plate while I was still eating. Food was interesting in concept but poor in execution. A lot of emphasis on local sourcing, but supposedly local fish tasted several days old. Another of our party also had the fish and also said there was a definite off flavor. Accompanying ancient grain turned out to be a dried-out lump inexpertly pried out of a casserole dish- they did not even trim it to improve presentation. My husbands dessert was a huge mistake - I believe they mistook salt for sugar in the kitchen. Interesting location, comfortably casual although loud. They were out of the wine we ordered but had an extensive list.
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Stephen Tatasciore
a year ago
The cocktails are interesting and outstanding. The fried almonds, olives and garlic are fanatic! The main and desert were fantastic... I would highly recommend this recommend this restaurant.
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Ted King
4 years ago
I've always enjoyed the Black Trumpet. Only been a few times with the family and on a hot date. I've eaten downstairs both times. It's an intimate setting right along the water, so when your date sees the homey atmosphere, scopes the waterfront location, and then sees the prices, (s)he knows you mean business. Oh, and the food is delicious as well.
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yao liao
3 years ago
not my style. and the small mosquitoes drove me nuts.
A Google User
5 years ago
Went there with a large party for dinner and drinks. The atmosphere is fantastic. The cocktail and wine list is as good as any and the drinks were great. But once we got the menu things went downhill. At first glance you can you wonder "what is this?" In our party of 8 nobody was excited about ANY of the choices. I think they just tried too hard to be different but sometimes less is more. KISS. Got my Caesar salad. It came on a hot plate so the lettuce and dressing were subsequently...well...hot. Then my main course which were lamb sliders (small burgers) came. The buns were two inches thick on each side which made for a mouthful of bread. Once I bit in I couldn't believe it but the bread was stale. Two other people got the sliders. I didn't say that I thought the bread was stale but I couldn't help but chime in when someone else mentioned it. We all ended up taking the burgers out and eating them plain. And we all agreed that a regular beef burger would have been much better...no need to be lamb?.?. Other people got the cod or mushroom crapes but said they had much better at other Portsmouth restaurants. Everyone ordered desert. The cake was dry and no different than a Betty Crocker cake out of a box. My pumpkin spice cake was ok but I was expecting something special. Our entire party agreed that the dining experience came up short. I have lived in Portsmouth for 5 years and it was the only restaurant in town I had not yet been to. I won't be going back unless the menu/kitchen is overhauled. There are PLENTY of better choices in Portsmouth especially for the money.
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