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Black Trumpet is available for social and work parties large and small. The dining room can be rented out for groups of up to 30 people for a seated dinner, or more for cocktail parties. And smaller groups wil find an ideal, cozy setting for a more intimate gathering. For more information please contact Denise Mallett at or 603-431-0887.


Adam Richman - of Man vs. Food fame - named Black Trumpet as one of his top 12 favorite restaurants in the country. This is a man who eats in restaurants for a living! And The New York Times published "36 Hours in Portsmouth" and listed Black Trumpet as their Wine and Dine recommendation for dinner. We are honored by this recognition.


Looking for a great gift idea? You can purchase Black Trumpet gift certificates online!


Restaurant Week Menu – November 6 - 15


please choose a first course, second course and dessert option

Please note, this is the only menu we will be offering during Restaurant Week. Our full menu will return on November 16.





~Braised Octopus with olives, cardoon and lemon aioli 

~Marinated Feta and Beet with Pickled Carrot 

~Cubanelle Pepper stuffed with eggplant fattoush, over carrot hot sauce with a sesame-chickpea crackerbread

~Moroccan Meatballs with tomatillo on couscous with walnut salmorejo

~Garen’s Greens with crumbled goat cheese, candied almonds and buttermilk dressing on a bed of radishes

~Sweet Potato and Garlic Bisque with cauliflower cream and hazelnut-sage vinaigrette



~Squash Kibbeh filled with chestnut sunchoke ricotta over beet soubise with curried greens

~Local Fish with rice pilaf, roasted turnips, spinach and sumac hollandaise 

~BT Burger: beef, lamb and goat patty with foie torchon, griddled onions and stewed fruit on focaccia

~Gruit-braised Chevon Goat with Anson Mills grits and creamed greens



~Chocolate Mousse with vanilla whipped cream and candied orange

~Almond Pumpkin Tart with maple bourbon sauce and pepita brittle



 During Restaurant Week we will only offer the above menu. All dishes are available a la carte.




Wednesday, November 5

6:00pm, $70pp


It is truly an honor to host Rowan Jacobsen, one of this country’s most important food writers, on the evening of November 5th.  His recent book, Apples of Uncommon Character, was published this summer to much acclaim.


Evan will be preparing a five-course, apple-centric menu that will draw from several of the rare varieties mentioned in Rowan’s book.  Also in attendance will be honored guest Benjamin Watson, a national expert on apples, who also chaired the Slow Food Ark of Taste event at Black Trumpet in 2009.




We encourage you to visit us at Joinery, our new joint restaurant project in Newmarket, NH. Joinery is open for dinner Tuesday throughly Sunday at 5:00, and for brunch on Sundays (10-2). The menu sources ingredients from our own farm garden as well as surrounding farms in our community. The menu highlights vegetables prepared in the Southern tradition, but with a decidely creative flair.


55 Main Street, Newmarket, NH. 603-292-0110. For more information please visit us on Facebook!


Joinery will be open on Thursday, April 17!



"Farm-a-Q Sells Out Again", Fosters Daily Democrat, June 30, 2014


"What's in a Name", Portsmouth Herald, June 26, 2014


"10 Reasons to Drive to Portsmouth," Zagat New York City, April 8, 2014


Chef Evan Mallett named as a James Beard Award semi-finalist for the Best Chef, Northeast. This is his third time as a semi-finalist. February, 2014.


"Slow Fish", NH Chronicle highlights the Slow Fish movement, featuring Chef Evan Mallett, October 25, 2013


"Adam Richman's 12 Best Places to Eat Across America", ,July 29, 2013


"36 Hours in Portsmouth", The New York Times, August 1, 2013


"Homemade Bitters but the Local Bite Back in Cocktails", National Public Radio, July 14, 2013


"Portsmouth, N.H., the country's third-oldest city", Boston Globe, June 29, 2013


"Chef Evan Mallett, Sustainability is Delicious", Radio Food Empire, an interview with Chef Evan Mallett. June 20, 2013


"Blossoms by the Pint: Brewers Use Flowers in their beers", Bon Appetit, April 29, 2013.


"The Black Trumpet Bistro: Curiosity Creates an Ever-Changing Menu", Celebrate New Hampshire, May 2013


Chef Evan Mallett is named a James Beard semi-finalist for Best Chef, Northeast! Chef Evan was also a semi-finalist in 2011.


"Chef Profile: Lauren Crosby, Black Trumpet", Taste Magazine, February, 2013


"Black Trumpet Bistro's RJ Joyce knows how to treat diners", Portsmouth Herald, January 17, 2013


"Locavore Dining on the New Hampshire Seacoast", Boston Globe, Sept 16, 2012


The James Beard Foundation names Chef Evan Mallett as a semi-finalist for Best Chef, Northeast. 2011

   "Destination Dining", Boston Magazine, April 2011

    "Compost Startup Helps Restaurants Cut Costs", NPR, June 1, 2010

Chef Evan Mallett is voted Best Chef of the Seacoast at the Spotlight Awards ."And  the Winners Are...", Portsmouth Herald, April 22, 2010.

"Chefs Showcase Heirloom Vegetables", Boston Globe, October 14, 2009

"All aboard the Ark of Taste", Portsmouth Herald, October 7, 2009

"Slow Down and Stay for Dinner", Gourmet, October, 2009

"Take 10 - A Tank Away", Boston Globe, Sunday Travel Section, June 14, 2009

"Fifty Plates", Bon Appetit, What to Eat in New Hampshire: Foraged Mushrooms at Black Trumpet. May 2009

"Planting the Seeds of Sustainable Agriculture" The Wire, March 2009

"Farmers, chefs unite to preserve local use of rare seeds" Portsmouth Herald , March 9, 2009

"Four Wines - Four Chefs", New Hampshire Magazine, January, 2009.

"In The Kitchen With Evan Mallett", Portsmouth Herald, June 11, 2008.

New Hampshire Magazine names Black Trumpet as one of the 21 best bars in the state. (June 2008)

New Hampshire Magazine's Best of New Hampshire for "Best Mushrooms" (June   2008)

Yankee Magazine's Travel Guide's Editors Choice. (May 2008)

Boston Magazine's Best of New England. (May 2008)

"An International Flair For Local Ingredients", New Hampshire Home (March/April 2008)

"A gourmet contribution: Portsmouth bistro owner serves up donation to AIDS group", Fosters Daily Democrat (Feb 25, 2008) 

"20 Best Restaurants" Named Best Restaurant of 2007 by Seacoast area chefs for Portsmouth Magazine's annual Restaurant Issue. (October, 2007)

"Familiar faces, fresh flavors", Union Leader (May 2007)

"The Seasoning of a Chef", New Hampshire Magazine (May, 2007)


At Black Trumpet we are fortunate to be a part of the greater Seacoast community which has so much to offer its residents and out-of-town guests. Listed below are a few places and organizations that are a key part of life here, and may also make a visit to the area more complete.


Tugboat Alley - Offering a gift shop and private harbor tours on a real tugboat.

Prescott Park - Portsmouth's waterfront park with beautiful gardens and live theater.

Strawbery Banke Museum - A living, historic waterfront museum featuring homes and exhibit from three centuries.


Ale House Inn - 121 Bow St. Newly renovated, a blend of urban style and history.

Martin Hill Inn - 404 Islington St. Beautiful, historic B&B with relaxing gardens.

Portsmouth Harbor Inn & Spa - 6 Water St. Kittery, ME. Relaxing inn with full spa services.


The Wire - Local free arts and culture newspaper. - a comprehensive source of businesses and information about the Seacoast.

Seacoast Local - An organization of businesses and individuals who promote a dynamic and sustainable community on the Seacoast.


Slow Food Seacoast - Our local branch of Slow Food, dedicated to a more relaxed pace of life through enjoyment of good, clean and fair food.

Ceres St. Wine - Shop owner, David Campbell can fit you with the right bottle(s) of wine for any occision.

Corks and Curds - 13 Commercial Aly / Excellent stop for wine and cheese selections.



Press Room - Local's favorite pub featuring music nightly, great beer and vibe.

The Music Hall - The Seacoast's excellent performing arts center.

Red Door - Late night lounge with live music, DJs and excellent martinis.


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