Welcome to The Grill at the Gas Light. Built in 1837, this building is the former home of the city’s first utility, the Portsmouth Gas Light Co.
FOOD & DRINK
We offer a variety of traditional American style menu items, such as homemade clam chowder, wood-fire grilled burgers and chicken sandwiches. Our entrées include grilled chicken pasta and lobster stuffed haddock. We offer locally brewed draft beer and a boutique style wine selection, as well as national favorites.
WEEKLY FREQUENT DINER SPECIALS
For Our Frequent Diner Rewards Members (dine-in only):
HAPPY HOUR: Every Sunday from 6pm - close, every Mon - Fri from 2:30 - 6pm - 1/2 off appetizers, glasses of wine & pint drafts
1/2 OFF MONDAYS: 1/2 of everything
TACO & TEQUILA TUESDAY: 1/2 off tacos and tequila
WINE-DOWN WEDNESDAY: (1/2 off all bottles of wine & appetizers
PRIME RIB THURSDAY: 1/2 off prime rib after 5 pm
FISH FRY-DAY: 1/2 off fish & chips
Saying that Newcomer's creations are marvelous is an understatement. Their design and coloring are reminiscent of the real McCoys. He's carved marlin, tuna, bluefish and whales, and now he's doing trout, redfish, snook and mackerel. Often, it's conversation around the waterfront that inspires him to carve. Newcomer carves his creations from mill slabs. He finds the raw materials from mills throughout the northeastern states.
“Gas Light is one of my favorite restaurants in Portsmouth because of the atmosphere. All of the employees are great, the food is great, and in the summer I recommend sitting outside on the deck. Overall, I recommend this restaurant to anyone traveling to Portsmouth!” – Trip Advisor, 5 stars
“Good Food, Great time!” Food was good and friendly staff. Clam chowder was one of my best. We had a large booth and was very comfortable.” – Trip Advisor, 5 stars
“We had the mussels and they were excellent. We ate at the bar and had great service. It was a Wednesday night so our bottle of wine was half off. Everything about our dinner experience there was very good. Atmosphere was comfortable.” – Yelp, 5 Stars
“Travel to Portsmouth frequently for work and have always wanted to eat here. I wasn’t disappointed. Great server Kyle was very attentive. Had a pita with chicken, mozzarella, roasted red peppers and Swiss. Delish. Nice decor and had a lovely seat at the window next to a beautiful huge jade where I could people watch. I’ll be back next time I’m in town!” – Trip Advisor, 5 Stars
“Food, staff, ambiance and everything else was perfect. The food was delicious. The prices very reasonable. The wait for tables was immediate. I can’t wait to go back and have the ribs again. Everyone in our party raved about the food and the drinks.” – Yelp, 5 Stars