106 Penhallow Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801


Sunday - Thursday 5 – 9
Friday & Saturday 5 - 10

The Best Restaurant in NH
Shockingly good farm to fork bites
James Beard Best Chef Northeast Semifinalist, 2016, 2015
Where to Eat in Portsmouth, NH – We are partial to Moxy; a real sense of place here
Best New Chef, People’s Choice, Three Time Nomine
Serving small plate fare rooted in New England and historic traditions, all fresh from the farm and all delicious.  Chef Louis has Moxy, that’s for sure and he’s going to make his mark in a big way.”
Creating some of the tastiest plates in New England  

Recently featured on the Phantom Gourmet! Click here to watch our segment. “Located on a side street in downtown Portsmouth New Hampshire, Moxy is a fun and casual two story space staffed by friendly servers with a large and happening bar turning out flights of local beer, and custom cocktails, and the open kitchen creates some of the tastiest plates in New England."

about moxy

Moxy; Self-possessed confidence. An attitude of fearlessness in everyday circumstances. The capacity to stand alone in favor of an unpopular opinion or course of action with a casual demeanor.

Moxy is a modern American tapas restaurant focusing on smaller plates meant for sharing and taking our inspiration from our local farmers, culture and history. Moxy is tapas in spirit, energy, style of dining and service, but American in execution, products, and inspiration. We aim to provide an everyday place that the community can come and have a drink and a few snacks, or multiple items shared with friends for a truly unique dinner experience. We aim to be casual, energetic, and fun while providing a very high level of service and quality of food at the same time. Guests can eat at the bar, our community tables, or dining area overlooking the action below.

Our food takes its inspiration from a few very specific sources. Being true to a tapas restaurant some items are inspired directly by items that are iconic to the tradition of tapas, but done with our vision and location in Portsmouth, NH in mind. Many items are inspired by the deep and rich culinary history we have here in New England dating all the way back to colonial times and right up through our current culture, and then all done in a modern, fun way that is true to tapas and meant for sharing. Another source of inspiration is also the local bounty of foodstuffs available within arms reach from native buffalo, to the abundance of our coast, and of course the vast network of local farmers offering seemingly endless fruits, vegetables, grains, and oils.

We at Moxy are excited and proud to be part of the dynamic culture of Portsmouth and look forward to seeing you soon!