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A quick review of River House, Portsmouth NH (formerly "The Stockpot") because I'm sure you were wondering

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A quick review of River House, Portsmouth NH (formerly "The Stockpot") because I'm sure you were wondering

bunnyr | Aug 20, 2010 10:21 PM

For those who are wondering if "that place that's replacing The Stockpot" is any good, my reply is that it is, but it's about four to five dollars more expensive for each main dish. (They go from about $9 to $20 now)

That lower balcony - still one of the best eating settings in all of New England - is still there.

There is a new upstairs balcony too, but the menu is limited and dinner only; check carefully.

The food's quality appears to be exactly the same, particularly their seafood chowder which is still highly recommended.

Service is OK, not exceptional, but certainly not horrible; they could hire one or two more people I think - or one could just eat in off hours, not Friday at 12:15 in mid August like we did.

It's still a popular destination even with the higher prices.

A couple of differences:
1.) The new balcony (mentioned above)
2.) Higher prices (also mentioned above)
3.) A new new waiting area on the lower balcony where you can order drinks if you want. But there's no pressure put on you to order anything.
4.) Separate menus for lower and upper floors are clearly displayed on the front door before you go in.

It's still a nice casual lunch place with a fabulous view of the waterfront from either balcony.

RSW

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River House
195 Woodcleft Ave, Freeport, NY 11520

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