At our Portsmouth bed and breakfast, most guests want to try the best seafood restaurant in town. The Martin Hill Inn is always happy to recommend Jumpin’ Jay’s Fish Cafe. Renowned for its fresh catch of the day menu and buy local attitude, Jay’s is popular with tourists and locals alike. Just a ten minute walk from the your lodgings at the Martin Hill Inn, you’ll find Jay’s is always jumping and we highly recommend booking a reservation in advance.
Innkeeper favorites on the menu include two of the restaurants appetizers. First, the Roasted Pear and Radicchio salad with gorgonzola cheese. It is a wonderful combination of sweet pear, slightly bitter radicchio and the tang of blue cheese. For a hot appetizer, my second recommendation is a house specialty – the Steamed PEI Mussels. These are not done in an ordinary white wine or red sauce. No, you get a bit of lemongrass, jalapeno pepper and garlic, steamed in a broth of ginger herb saffron cream. Be warned, this appetizer constitutes a full meal for many people because you will not be able to resist dipping the fresh baked bread into the broth at the end. The good news, it tastes better for sharing.
For a main course, try the house specialty – Haddock Piccata. Lightly breaded fish with lemon and caper sauce. Or pick from the ever changing catch of the day menu and pair your favorite fish with one of their seven delicious sauces. Your chosen catch comes with choice of potatoes and vegetables or order your fish over one of three salads.
Still hungry? Did we mention the raw oysters? Well you will just have to discover those for yourself.
All these wonderful treats are just a ten minute walk away from the Martin Hill Inn. We are happy to make reservations for you at the Inn and at Jay’s as well. We look forward to hearing from you.
Jumpin’ Jay’s Fish Cafe – 150 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 603-766-FISH (3474)