103 N Main St, Rochester, NH | Directions 0386743.305344 -70.979226
M-Sa 11am-11pm; Su 4 pm-9pm
Good staff, Nice place, Drink prices are unreal !! – We have gone here many times. Food is usually ok to good. Staff is very good but 11 dollars for a absolute bloody mary??? I can understand 8 which is high for this area but a well bloody mary is 8.99 and they add another 1.79 if you order absolute??? Sorry that is way out of line and feel ripped off. We wont be back.
Thanks for the advice! – I took the advice of the person who said to give the place a try and wasurprised at how wonderful my experience was.
The waitress was very friendly, my food was warm and exactly how I had ordered it, she even made a little brownie sundae for my daugter (it was her birthday).
The restaurant had a nice warm atmosphere, and I loved all of the wall hangings! :)
Everyone there can count on my family and I becoming regulars!
Better than Most – I don't know where all of these other people are going, but it can't be the 103 I'm about to talk about!
Everytime I go, the food exceeds my expectations (I suggest the Chicken Marsala or Chicken Fajita) I always get exactly what I ask for, and exceptional customer service.
It is nice to walk in to the place and finally see a staff that knows what they are doing, seems happy to be there. The staff always looks clean and well kept. As for seeing the same people all of the time, I think it is refreshing to see new faces in the restaurant, it give the place a breath of fresh air.
Instead of listening to all of the bad opinions, go there and form one for yourself, you WILL NOT be disapointed!
unhappy customer – my husband and have been going upstairs a lot lately but after last friday we will never step foot in that place again. We and everyone at the bar heard the manager screaming at one of the bartenders on the stair well right next to the upstairs bar...it was so loud that another customer went over to see what was the matter then the other bartender went over to inform him that we could all hear it. when he was done yelling the bartender went back behind the bar she looked like she was about to cry. if thats how they treat their employees there then I want nothing to do with the 103.
Use To Be The Best – I am saddened by writing this review because my friends and I always carried a special place in our hearts for the 103. It was always more than a restaurant, it was like going home and being with family.
I am sorry to say the new owners aren't getting that. The closed bridge is not the problem. The food is still good but the staff is always different and the place feels "cold" now. I also feel like I am on surveillance with all the cameras that have been installed. Do they not trust their customers? Or the staff? The last time we went, we went to the attic which use to be a fun place. It's a whole different atmosphere there now from the waitresses with pants cut so low you can see the "crack" of dawn to the guy who is always sitting at the bar watching them. I assume he is an employee because we ordered buffalo wings from the less than respectably dressed waitress. She must have forgotten she had customers because eventually the guy from the bar brought our order to us, without dipping sauce I might add. He was eerie and I felt totally uncomfortable watching him at the bar while we waited endlessly for someone to remember we were there. Definitely NOT the old "feel".
The 103 was always a hot spot with familiar friendly faces and you could always depend on seeing someone you knew there. Now the place is vacant anytime we go in. Does anyone know where any of the old staff is??
Sorry, to the new owners, but whatever you are doing isn't working.
Waste of time and money – My wife and I were excited when this place was going to open. We have been there 3 times and each time is worse than the previous. The service is absolutely non-existent. We were seated for 20mins before our waitress ever appeared. My prime rib was cold and the mashed potato was like thick paste. My wife's chicken was well overcooked. She ordered a glass of wine that was served in a glass with a lipstick imprint on it! Come on, can't someone at least make sure that the glasses are washed!! We feel that the 3rd time is usually the charm, well, it's telling us not to bother. We will not be back!!
So Disappointed! – I always enjoyed the 103 before they closed and was really excited when they opened again. Since then I have been back three times. The first time I ordered the seared salmon on salad...so delicious! I couldn't wait to go back and try it again. The second time the salmon was not seared..it was an anemic pink with no crispy searing on it..and it tasted off. My dinner mates cold, flavorless meals too. We decided to give it one last try and I got the baked stuffed haddock with mashed potatoes...it was GROSS! The potatoes were like gray glue, the stuffing was also gluey and my sons fishermans platter smelled and tasted 'fishy'...the fish was off, and he vomited all night after we got home. I am so sorry...but we will NEVER go back, and we will tell everyone to stay away. I should have listened to a coworker that told me he had tried it after reopening and wouldn't return. Too bad. :(
Pleasant Surprise – After all the rumors on the street I decided to check out The 103, I was scepticle. I was greeted at the door by Deb, a friendly face of the 103 for as long as I can remember. After a trip down memory lane, I chose to sit at the bar. I was greeted immediately by my bartender & ordered a beer, nice & cold the way I like it. I then opened the menu and thats when my jaw hit the floor, all my favorates are back and from what I can see the prices are back too. Many appetizers $7.00 & under. I tried the Mozzarella Wedges which were fantastic. For dinner I had The Bombay Burger, cooked perfect. I was to full for desert, but my neighbor at the bar was enjoying the Tollhouse Pie, it looked good. The place looked great & felt like home again.
I took a menu home, and after having time to check it out, most all the old time favorates are back.
Cannot please all of the people all of the time... – My wife and I have now eaten at The 103 a half dozen times since it reopened. I just read some of the reviews and I am not sure we are all talking about the same restaurant. We ate there last night and the food was so hot I actually burned by tongue (still hurts now). The food is all fresh and cooked to order according to the chef who we spoke to a few weeks back in the dining room upstairs -- it is cooked and sent out -- no waiting. As busy as the place is I do not know how it could be any other way.
The french fries were new as of this week -- the chef discontinued the hand cut fries because of the complaints about them going "soggy" according to our waitress (who was quite pleasant for someone who had a lot of people to keep happy). I think this stinks. Hand cut fries are the best. I would rather eat soggy hand cuts than frozen -- but the onion rings are still fresh and made to order, so I will just skip the fries.
Finally, I have never, ever seen drinks like the ones we get at this restaurant. The wine glasses are big and full. The other night when we sat at the bar upstairs (beautiful, by the way) the bartender poured more than half the glass full of vodka before adding a bit of juice... I have never seen anything like it. At least double what I have received elsewhere. So, if you are driving, be careful, because these are not normal drinks.
The reviews here may be mixed, but you owe it to yourself to go to The 103, try the food and, by all means, have a drink... I am hooked.
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