The best outdoor dining spots in the Seacoast
It’s finally time for ocean-front dining so hit the decks (or patios) and enjoy our favorite and most popular outdoor dining spots in Portsmouth, Hampton Beach and the Seacoast.
Here’s a roundup of our favorite outdoor dining spots, updated with information related to COVID-19 (the following restaurants are open for outdoor dining only). Please check with each individual restaurant for “house rules,” as many are reservation-only and may have additional requirements. Read the entire Stay-at-Home 2.0 reopening guidance for restaurants here.
Atlantic Grill in Rye
This beautiful building includes an oversized patio well-shielded from the parking lot with tall fencing. Find tables nestled between plantings and heaters and plastic walls for nippy evenings. Outdoor dining is now open, and they’ve posted some additional guidelines for guests on Facebook and the website. Reservations are required and can be made online via OpenTable.
5 Pioneer Rd., Rye
61 North Main St., Rochester
78 Wakefield St., Rochester
Tinos Kitchen + Bar in Hampton
This Mediterranean restaurant has a screened room with fire pit on the second level. They are now open for outdoor dining with a combined Galley Hatch and Tinos menu. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the reservation line at (603) 918-6386. See Facebook for updates.
325 Lafayette Rd., Hampton
The Tuscan Market in Portsmouth
Located on picturesque Market Square in downtown Portsmouth. The Tuscan Market and Kitchen in Salem are also both open, the latter with the addition of a large open-air tent.
14 Market Sq., Portsmouth
Latitudes at the Wentworth by the Sea Hotel & Spa in New Castle
The decks, which overlook the marina, are now open. Enjoy your meal and beverages while watching the boats navigate the harbor. Visit their website to learn more about their plan for safely reopening.
588 Wentworth Rd., New Castle
Coming soon: Cure Restaurant in Portsmouth
This lovely restaurant on the corner of State Street and Penhollow in downtown Portsmouth has a beautiful (and Best of NH award-winning) garden patio that can seat up to 20 people. Opening June 3.
189 State St., Portsmouth
More outdoor dining options in Portsmouth Harbor
Collectively, the restaurants on Bow and Ceres Streets with their backs to Portsmouth Harbor are known as The Decks of Portsmouth.
Surf Restaurant — Now open for outside dining. Reservations are required, and can be made starting at 12 p.m. for a table later that day. See Facebook for updates.
99 Bow St., Portsmouth