Steve Demeter and Jon Bobbett have been friends for 25 years.

Just like most good friendships, the two have supported each other’s relationships, goals, business ventures, successes, and failures. Many of their late night musings happened while eating steak and drinking wine in the best restaurants all over the world. The duo often  dreamt of providing the same experiences in their own communities. In November, 2011, the two decided life was too short to be sitting on their passion. Thus, the idea of Demeters Steakhouse was born. And resourceful as they both are, the dream quickly turned to fruition. 

Since Demeter already had his own restaurant in Tarrytown, New York, it made sense to build Demeters Steakhouse in Portsmouth, NH, where Bobbett  has laid his roots. “The Seacoast is my home,” said Bobbett. “My family is here.  And though I travel all  over the world, there really is no place like Portsmouth.”  Both Bobbett and Demeter worked endlessly to find the best steaks and wine to serve to their customers.  Both meticulously sought out their staff to ensure that the service was unparalleled. The two friends approved every detail of the restaurant, from what type of hand towel to offer in the restrooms to the artwork that hangs on the walls to the wood that was crafted into a chef table.  “I am proud to have my name on something so beautifully constructed. We just want people to be able to enjoy what Jon and I have enjoyed all over the world," said Demeter.   

Demeter’s Steakhouse is a steakhouse in Portsmouth, NH serving the finest food and wine in the Seacoast area. The restaurant offers a full menu of Prime, humanely raised steaks, poultry, and seafood, and has won the Wine Spectator Award as well as Taste Magazine’s Top 25 Restaurants. Demeter’s is the best new destination for the discerning diner.