I took my boyfriend here for a romantic birthday dinner. Although the views of the water and sunset were stunning from the restaurant—it left something to be desired in their presentation, selection, and plate offers. The atmosphere was nice and it was quiet but the food was average. Their desserts were top notch and made in house.
Good food--including one of New England's best (and award-winning) clam chowders--in a nice space in the Sheraton hotel, with great views over the Piscataqua River.
This was a fair dining experience. It was decorated very well - the interior was inviting and lovely. The food was ok, nothing special but also not bad. It was definitely not a busy night (we were probably one of four parties there plus people at the bar), and when we arrived it took a while for us to be greeted and then longer to be seated. Our server was friendly and pleasant, but she didn't come around to check on us often. The food took a while to come out as well - the whole dining experience probably took about 1.5 - 2 hours for an appetizer and two entrees (no drinks).
Great waitress, very attentive to our needs!! Beautiful view of the harbor. Excellent experience overall!
Very good meals - great quality and creative. The service was excellent, and the restaurant was very interesting being the interior of a bank vault. One Lawrence and very unique. Authentic. Cocktails or a plus , restaurant was very interesting being the interior of bank vault.. Authentic period cocktails were a plus
we stayed overnight and decided to book for Mother's Day Brunch. We were pleasantly surprised. Very nice variety, omelet station, carving station, waffle stations and more. Everything was fresh and constantly filled.
I had a freshly prepared omelet, perfectly cooked. the chocolate bread pudding served warm was a delight.
Even though it was a brunch, you had to get your own Bellini from the bar bit inconvenient. Not much attention from the servers, i had to ask twice for hot sauce, never removed soiled plates unless you asked.
we would definitely go back.
Host Staff was very friendly and quickly took care of us. Service staff gave minimal information regarding Mother’s Day brunch and didn’t check back in with us. Food was delicious. Check was dropped without asking if we needed anything else. I know it was a holiday but several other tables were open and no wait at the door. When we asked to order more 10-15 minutes passed before service staff told us they were out of what we asked for.
We went for mother's day brunch with a party of 8. We loved everything we ate! Delicious! My 12yo had a plate and a half of the breakfast potatoes. The omelet bar was excellent. Everything was fresh and tasty.
The staff made me feel very special for my birthday and were very flexible with the children in my group.
We had a bad experience - one we didn't know this restaurant was located inside the Sheraton hotel. The restaurant was small but nice that we sat near a window. The service was just okay. I ordered salmon asked for it to be cooked well, asked to make sure that it wasn't rare in the middle. They reassured me they would make sure it was cooked that way. My entrée arrive and it was raw in the middle - they took it back. My date ate waited but than started to eat his entrée so it wouldn't cold. My entrée didn't come back out for another 20 mins. Needless to say he was done with his meal. The manager was nice enough to take the entrée off of our bill and provide us with a complimentary dessert. Overall, I wouldn't go back, felt like I had a room service sitting in the lobby of a hotel.
Easter Brunch checked all the boxes for us: delicious, comfortable, festive, attentive service, and an appearance from the Big Bunny!
A fun time was had by all!
We had our annual family Easter Bruch here this year. The biggest challenge to find in Portsmouth is parking and venues for handicapped seniors. This venue fit the bill perfectly. Valet (though expensive) was handy as was the fact of no stairs. What we also enjoyed was the fact that the buffet was not inside the dining area as we have had in other places in the area. We enjoyed the piano music (though a bit loud as we were right beside the speaker).Bar service was a little slow as I only noted 1 bartender, but we all survived! If there was a coffee station, we were not informed of it when we had dessert and it was not offered to us. We would definitely come here again for brunch. The table comfortably fit us (8) and the chairs were not squished together! The Easter Bunny was a fun addition.
We went here for Easter brunch. Two of our party have hearing issues so when we made the reservation we asked for a table that would help with the noise often found at a buffet brunch. They really tried but they put our party of 6 at a table for 10 in a back corner, right next to a speaker where piano music blared loudly. They did turn down the speaker when we asked but we could not really talk to each other at such a large table. There was a table for 6 by a wall, not in a corner, that would have been a better choice. Just a tip that location is not the only consideration for hearing - table size and speakers play a large role. There was a good selection of food but it was not very warm. I choose the omelet and waffle station as the food was made to order and was much hotter. My sister tried two of the lunch dishes, fish and chicken and didn't care for either one, especially the fish. Thea Easter Bunny roamed around and gave out Lindt chocolate bunnies but only some of the people at our table got bunnies. My father received one but my young adult niece did not - just a little odd. The price was fair, parking was free and the coffee was good and pots were replenished on a regular basis so all in all I was satisfied but not wowed.
We had a nice time for our group dinner. The food was very good...best pork chop I have had in years. everyone enjoyed their meals....very ample servings. Our waitress, Kayla, was on top of everything. We would certainly come back. My wife, a foodie, enjoyed her salmon dinner. She would also come back and she generally does not like to go to the same places too often. So for her to say that is a good sign. we would certainly like to dine outdoors in the warmer weather.
We had a window seat on a very busy and cold New Year's Eve. The meals we ordered off the menu were simple meals, not gourmet, but were very well prepared and presented. On top of that the food was good. Both our drinks and our meals were brought to our table very promptly. The service was excellent. This made it easy for us to just to enjoy ourselves and the evening.
I ordered the mussels and the salmon and was very pleased with both. The mussels were such a good sized portion, I could have just had them as a meal with a salad and did end up taking half the salmon home.
One slight mar: when we came in my brother asked whether we could sit by the window and the hostess said that was reserved. When he said we also had reservations, she responded that it was a "special" party to which he responded "well we're special too!" I would chalk it up to her lack of experience in the hospitality industry as I am sure she did not intend to be rude.
Heartily recommend the mussels.
We made a reservation for Thanksgiving dinner. The location and view is great. However we were placed at a tiny table next to the hotel lobby. Food was good,l but Service very slow even though it was not too busy.
Thanksgiving dinner first time there. Will return
Though this was a nice place, we really didn't enjoy the food much. We ordered from the restaurant week menu and just didn't care for any of it except the dessert, which was very tasty. The waitress was attentive and overall the space was very beautiful. Perhaps regular menu items are better.
Years ago when this was the Sheraton Harborside restaurant, it was classy - white linen tablecloths, food plated artistically. Not so much now. No tablecloths, chunky-style wooden tables, some decor from HomeGoods, plates serving just the food, no embellishment. The food was good, but the experience wasn't great.
Disappointing food although the actual service is excellent. Very touristy. Basic hotel restaurant fare.
Service staff was professional. Everything else was poor. We left meatballs on the plate when ordered for appetizers! Even the spinach salad was odd and served with pickled green beans and pickled cauliflower.
We had a great meal here, the view is really nice and it was very comfortable! The only issue is that we were the only table in there and the service was very slow.
Mother's Day can be a challenge for any restaurant. If yesterday was any measure, this place is up to the challenge. We had a last minute change in number of guests, no problem. We were seated a little early but never felt that there was any issue. Water served immediately with assurance that we should take our time ordering. The cocktails were delicious as was the Prosecco. The vegetarian options suited some of our party while the seafood and red meat selections were welcomed by others. Desserts were made in house and the effort showed. All in all a delightful experience. If there is any downside to this place it is the view which varies from a pleasant view of the working harbor to a mountain of salt. I guess it depends on the season. Anyway, there is no reason to let that stop you from a relaxing, delightful meal.
We were a party of 13 adults and 4 children...three of which were under the age of three. The waitstaff were so accommodating and friendly. Nothing flustered them. A bit chaotic at times with the little ones but staff always smiling and helpful. Food was delicious. Would definitely recommend for any event or for a great meal.
The only fault I could find was that the host had dirty cuffs on his shirt
Your reservation system worked beautifully, even after I added four more to the party of eight.
The reservation system at the Two Fifty Market restaurant was a bit screwy. Once the first party arrived the reservation disappeared from paperwork at the restaurant podium so the remaining eight of us were bounced around a bit. Service was good as was the food. Since it was a fixed price meal we were every disappointed to be charged $3.00 a cup for self-serve coffee. But all in all a good time. Folks came from Bangor, Augusta, and Brunswick to meet the NH family members.
Too pricey. Ordinary or below average food, except for clam chowder which was excellent. Dry fish and chips, small breakfast parfait, view had no charm.
Very pleasant location and excellent service. The food is fine but very overpriced for the simple fare offered.
Quiet place. Polite service and great food! Appropriate amount and not too much. Perfect!
We came here somewhat last minute for New Years Eve, as our original plans had fallen through. We had been able to get tickets to a comedy show taking place at the Sheraton, and so 250 Market was a natural choice to have dinner at beforehand.
The food was good. We had an appetizer and entree, no dessert, and several drinks. The drinks were good and had some fun varied options. We got the nachos to start, which were good but didn't have a lot of pork on them, and then I had the chicken and my husband had the steak. Both were good, no complaints.
My only real 'issue' with the place was the service. We were mostly served by the host as they appeared to be short staffed. We did have a rather grim woman come over and take drink orders from us twice, as well as offer us dessert, but she never told us her name nor confirmed that she was actually our server, so we were never really sure who to look to if we needed something. It led to things like having to wait a long time to order and never getting our water refilled. Not the end of the world, but given how much money we were spending, it was annoying.
Also - although this wasn't an issue for us - the restaurant is essentially in the lobby of the Sheraton. It's kind of tucked away, but its not a private room. I didn't find it to be overly noisy and actually enjoyed the people watching, especially because everyone was dressed up for NYE, but I can see where it might have been distracting if we were expecting or wanting a quieter or more private dinner.
Bottom line - if we found ourselves attending another show at the hotel, we would not hesitate to eat at 250 Market again.
Very pleasantly surprised. The reviews looked good but the fact that it's
a hotel restaurant left us wondering. Well, wonder no more!!!
The food was outstanding....it's a small area combined with the bar venue.
We were there for the Christmas Day prix fix and we had really great choices
and everything was done to perfection. The service is great and everyone is friendly.
Xmas day dinner. No wine list. No bread. No offer for coffee with our dessert. No spoons once we got coffee. Disappointing
First time ever that our family went out for our Thanksgiving meal. We would absolutely do it again at 250 Market. We love the scenic view too!
Service was good. Food was middle of the road -- nothing that I could recommend as particularly good.
We took advantage of Restaurant Week and ordered form the lunch menu. My husband and I both had the Clam chowder to start and it was excellent. My husband ordered the bratwurst burger and I had the grilled ham and dill havarti. We also had the Cranberry apple crisp for dessert. We both enjoyed our meal. Our server was very pleasant. We would return for another meal.
Good food. Very slow service. Terrible view
Wonderful in all ways. The atmosphere perfect, with water views, soft lighting and comfortable seating. The food was amazing, especially the Beet Salad with Goat cheese and Champagne Vinaigrette. The cocktails were creative and beautifully presented. Many thanks to Phoebe Smart, who we were fortunate to have as our server. She was attentive, knowledgeable and caring.
Great service - friendly and accommodating. Food was excellent. Loved the atmosphere!