The Historic Library Restaurant in Portsmouth, NH, Could Be Yours for $3.4M
A popular restaurant and historic landmark in Portsmouth, NH, is on the market.
The Library Restaurant is located within the Rockingham House at 401 State Street #103, just a short walk away from downtown. According to the Restaurant's website, they call themselves "one of the finest steak houses in New Hampshire" and offer "traditional New England fare, while surrounded by architectural treasures of an era gone by."
Hungry visitors can enjoy fine dining surround by historic architecture and shelves upon shelves of books.
The Rockingham House itself was once called The Rockingham Hotel, according to porstmouthnh.co, and owned by a 19th century millionaire named Frank Jones. The hotel became condominiums in 1973, and the Library Restaurant was established two years later.
After 45 years of serving patrons, The Library Restaurant is now on the market for $3.4M. The listing by Joe Leddy with Duston Leddy Real Estate explains some of the accolades that the restaurant has earned over the years:
"Esquire Magazine rated The Library as one of the 'Top 50 Bar/Lounges in America', it's received multiple 'Award of Excellence' nods from Wine Spectator & many 'Best of the Seacoast' awards, including 2022!"
Many notable historical figures have also dined at The Library, including George Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and JFK. How cool is that?
So, let's take a look inside this gorgeous restaurant. We're crossing our fingers and hoping that whoever purchases it continues to preserve the legacy of this historic space loved by both locals and tourists.
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