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106 Penhallow St Portsmouth, NH 03801
106 Penhallow StreetUSNew HampshirePortsmouth03801
$$$RestaurantToday 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Friday 5:00 – 10:00 PMSaturday 5:00 – 10:00 PMSunday 5:00 – 9:00 PMMonday 5:00 – 9:00 PMTuesday 5:00 – 9:00 PMWednesday 5:00 – 9:00 PMThursday 5:00 – 9:00 PM

Moxy is a modern American tapas restaurant focusing on smaller plates meant for sharing and taking our inspiration from our local farmers, culture and history. Moxy is tapas in spirit, energy, style of dining and service, but American in execution, products, and inspiration. We aim to provide an everyday place that the community can come and have a drink and a few snacks, or multiple items shared with friends for a truly unique dinner experience. We aim to be casual, energetic, and fun while providing a very high level of service and quality of food at the same time. Guests can eat at the bar, our community tables, or dining area overlooking the action below.

Our food takes its inspiration from a few very specific sources. Being true to a tapas restaurant some items are inspired directly by items that are iconic to the tradition of tapas, but done with our vision and location in Portsmouth, NH in mind. Many items are inspired by the deep and rich culinary history we have here in New England dating all the way back to colonial times and right up through our current culture, and then all done in a modern, fun way that is true to tapas and meant for sharing. Another source of inspiration is also the local bounty of foodstuffs available within arms reach from native buffalo, to the abundance of our coast, and of course the vast network of local farmers offering seemingly endless fruits, vegetables, grains, and oils.

We at moxy are excited and proud to be part of the dynamic culture of Portsmouth and look forward to seeing you soon!

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Large, stylish spot offering small sharing plates of contemporary American cuisine & a full bar.- Google
"I had a wonderful experience with this restaurant."
"They are small plates but you fill up fast."
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Robert Buch
2 months ago
I had a wonderful experience with this restaurant. I was visiting the area and needed to find out details about the restaurant beforehand. I corresponded with Owen who answered all of my questions and set me up perfectly to be able to order take out from them with the menu of the day. The results were amazing. The food perfectly satisfied both a carnivor and a vegetarian. I've definitely be going back soon.
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Keith Orr
4 months ago
American small dishes. We would call them tapas but they are too local for that. Great use of local ingredients and a great bar scene. Definitely a return destination.
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Amanda Tracy, ND
4 months ago
Plenty of vegan options! As a vegan, Moxy is one of the few non-vegan restaurants I've visited and felt I had a completely delicious meal.
Ira Hamilton
3 weeks ago
The plates were quite overpriced, the flavored were standard, our desert was an overcooked burned mess. The staff was efficient and polite though.
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Lindsay Pour
3 months ago
My favorite restaurant in Portsmouth! Delicious, unique and locally sourced food, beautiful presentation, great service, and fantastic cozy atmosphere. The place to go for foodies. Don't miss this place!!
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6 months ago
It is a cozy restaurant. I went there with my friends before our conference and the food was so good. We order the specialty that day and the food came in five dishes, in a certain sequence. The food was in small amount but very beautifully decorated. I thought I would starve by the tiny amount but actually after eating the fifth dish--dessert, I was very satisfied and very full. It is a little pricy $35 for the specialty dinner, but I think for a special trip to a conference, it is worth the money.
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a month ago
Great place to eat
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John Baker
2 years ago
Super tasty, I like Tapas in general and this is with local ingredients (long listing of local farms supplying them) and really creative flavor alchemy. Service was friendly attentive and prompt. What more? Going back soon.



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Tonight May 21: Moxy + Green=GreenDrinks!!
Get your Moxy on
Power up your sustainability boosters!
Make tracks this evening @MoxyNH 5:30-7:30 pm:
Enjoy special GreenDrinks, Sangrias, crispy taters + Chef Matt Louis speak on his vision for 'buying local'
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Monkfish is back! This time with sweet potatoes, crispy celery root chips, and a parsnip-potato purée.
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Our Chef Matt Louis, is in the running to be Food & Wine's People's Choice Best New Chef 2013--and he needs your vote!

Food & Wine has selected the top 100 young chefs in the country for creativity, innovation, talent and general excellence, and we are thrilled for Matt to be recognized.

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Thank you, 

The Moxy Team
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