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Library Restaurant

  • 401 State St. Map It
  • Portsmouth
  • Steakhouse

Published 07/11/2016

Fodor's Review

Bibliophiles may find themselves fully enraptured while dining in this historic library whose hand-carved ceiling was constructed by the Pullman Car woodworkers in 1889. The paneling is Spanish mahogany, and the original lighting fixtures are by Shreve, Crump & Low of Boston. Although the kitchen offers light dishes, such as jumbo crab cakes and crispy fried shrimp served with a sweet chili sauce, the mainstays are thick-cut, juicy steaks and chops. (The crushed-peppercorn steak is meat heaven.) Choose from six different rich, creamy sauces, including hollandaise and Gorgonzola, plus an array of fresh vegetables. The English-style pub serves nearly 100 martinis made from more than 250 brands of international vodkas. Sunday brunch is popular here.

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401 State St., Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801, USA

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Published 07/11/2016


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