Blue Spoon
Blue Spoon

Blue Spoon

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://bluespoonme.com/
  • Phone: 2077731116
  • Hours of Operation:


    Brunch:
    Saturday: 9:00am - 3:00pm

    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

    Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm

    Closed Sundays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: David Iovino
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Merrill Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is readily available in the surrounding neighborhood, usually within 1 to 2 blocks.
A word from Blue Spoon
Perched at the top of Munjoy Hill in Portland’s East end, we are a chef-owned restaurant built on fresh market ingredients, friends, and family. Chef/owner David Iovino grew up in a family that valued coming together over food, and that tradition has carried forward as the foundation of Blue Spoon. We have fun in the kitchen, but we also couldn’t be more serious about what we do. That’s why we get our goods from the very best: Black Kettle Farm, Laughingstock Farm, Stone Cipher Farm, Fishbowl Farm, Freedom Farm, Valley View Farm eggs and meats, Wee Bit Farm beef and pork, Lankin’s Gorges Cheeses, Woolever Farm lamb, and Rick Tibbet’s mushrooms.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Blue Spoon reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since April 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (40)fit for foodies (33)great for brunch (14)great for lunch (14)great for outdoor dining (12)romantic (10)special occasion (9)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (1)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • What a wonderful find
    RedfranVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Blue Spoon is a tiny and intimate restaurant that we believe rates 5 very big stars. Everything about it is right...the restaurant is charming, the service was delightful and the food is over the top great. The very talented chef uses as many locally sourced ingredients as possible with an end result that is fresh and creative. If we get to Portland again you find us at the Blue Spoon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great brunch spot!
    sirbob85
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Had the egg benedict there and it was amazing. Was on a potato cake which I had never had before, definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • goldenretreat
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great meal. Wonderful service. Would definitely go again
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    camplaba2
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Lunch was soooo good! The best grilled cheese with fig jam I had ever had. The broth with the mussels was delicious - did not overpower the mussels as it does in many restaurants. We will definitely come back for dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lmo2012
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    pork with honey starter was outstanding, the baguette had the perfect amount of salt and butter!!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best brunch
    luv2whine
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    wow--this brunch was fabulous. very friendly waitstaff casually gave us an awesome outdoor table for two and honored our request to bring food and caffeine as quickly as possible. eggs and potatoes were wonderful--got extra hash browns and home fries. the cinnamon chocolate toast was amazing. iced coffee was great. loved it all.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    Martin
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I've eaten at the Blue Spoon several times over the last few years, and it is always impeccable. Highest-quality food with inspired preparation =delicious. Keep up the good work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food!
    Nonickname
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Interesting and creative menu. Highly recommend this cute little place. It's tiny so make a reservation. Only drawback was the wine. I'm not picky but had 2 wines I did not care for at all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We found Blue Spoon on Opentable and really liked the food. The service was great and we would go back again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh food
    Heidit
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The eggs were so fresh! The color of the yolk was vibrant! The goat cheese reminded us if the goat cheese we had in Venice Italy at Laconda orseolo!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food poor ambience ser ok
    rpfsr
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    we felt like we were in the kitchen. to open. noise level made it difficult to talk. to small food excellent but would not go back due to ambiance. tables to close, hear other conversations. asked for a second glass of wine finished dinner and did not get it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday lunch
    JS67
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Disappointed that Saturday lunch menu was only brunch. Not everyone wants brunch on Saturday. In the past you could get a lovely glass of wine and lunch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    CorriVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Two of my girlfriends came to visit me in Portland while I'm assigned here for work. I decided to take them to Blue Spoon for brunch, and we had a great meal! The corner window booth was very cozy, and I really appreciated not feeling rushed out of the restaurant--we took our time, chatted, and enjoyed our time together. The eggs benedict over sweet potato hash was a favorite of the table, by far. The kale and sausage hash was also yummy, but could've used more kale. It'd be nice if they offered espresso beverages for brunch. Overall a fun and delicious morning!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Find
    Whalen189
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Had no idea what we would find when we booked at Blue Spoon but we were pleasantly surprised at the quality and uniqueness of the food and the wonderful service. Definitely a place to return to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Accommodating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Very little on the menu for vegetarian/vegan, but the staff was happy to work with us to whip up one of the best dinners I've had in a while!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    ReenyVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Great food in a casual setting. I was looking for a casual restaurant to get a quick bite after my son's college graduation. I found Blue Spoon on OpenTable. After exploring the menu (I have many food sensitivities/allergies) I decided to give Blue Spoon a try. We were not disappointed. Three of us had the bistro burger and another had the egg/pork belly sandwich. Everything was excellent. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday Brunch
    2mainiacs
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Went with three generations for a Mother's Day celebration. The menu had changed since last year and we were a little disappointed with the appetizer choices but decided to split the grilled cheese sandwich as an appetizer to go with the fabulous Bloody Mary's. The sandwich arrived cut into four servings and we all enjoyed it. The Eggs Benedict on the sweet potato hash browns was excellent, the eggs were perfectly poached and the hollandaise really complemented the sweet potatoes. The Kale/Chorizo Hash was a treat and my granddaughter enjoyed her hamburger and was a fan of the warm potato salad. We would appreciate a better choice of appetizers to accompany a Bloody Mary or Mimosa
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Clara
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We had a great time at Blue Spoon. Outstanding cocktails and food. My new favorite restaurant, can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good but need plenty of time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Fun little restaurant. Appetizers were very good. We unfortunately ran out of time and had to take our entrees to go. Eating it after a show was hard to assess quality.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Toughtoplease
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Menu was interesting but very limited. Food was good but with all the great restaurants in Portland I am sorry we chose this for our brief visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner
    DinerPanda
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Creative dishes. Great happy hour wine deal. The take reservations.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Potatoes to die for
    SisterVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    A rustic little place with casual energetic food - freshest salad, delicious burger and roasted poutine-like potatoes!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Place
    jandsouttoeat
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This small (9 or so tables and a couple more outside on the sidewalk) neighborhood restaurant was recommended to us by a leading fish market owner in town - what a great tip! We've eaten there three times and each time the food has been outstanding, each item, from apps. to dessert was so tasty and unique? The place has a friendly, loose vibe and the service makes you feel like your eating at a good friends home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Once upon a Blue Spoon
    TenaftertenVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Went to Blue Spoon before a show. The seating was immediate although the restaurant was full, service as well. Great burgers and the appetizers were outstanding. Nice diverse menu. Small restaurant but well serviced. All in all a great experience
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 105 reviews are from the Blue Spoon reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Eaten here several times before, so know that this visit was an anomaly. Everything was very good, except it took our main meals over hour to be served. We had an event to go to, so ran out without eating (meals in take out containers). They were very nice about it, but the wait for food was irritating (when those that came before us were served way before our main meal came out).
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a winner
    CBY1Portland
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    How lucky we are to be able to walk five minutes to one of Portland's best restaurants. Blue Spoon offers remarkably creative delicious food, all prepared by Steve in a tiny kitchen. The service staff is efficient and friendly without being in your face. Bri, Katie and Kirk never fail to make us feel at home and welcome. The small plates are creative:beets, Brussels sprouts, fingerlings, eggplant and more prepared with herbs snd spices that are delicate and oh so good. Main plates amaze; the ragu is beyond remarkable, the mussels are Delish, the gush, chicken and beef are fabulous. The wine list is small but well thought out, dessert -coconut flan is a must. Overall, Blue Spoon offers great good and service, while reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our third dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    This was our third dining experience to the Blue Spoon. It was just as outstanding as the last. I particularly liked the warm cabbage salad and the beer selection. The service was excellent. Overall it was a great place to spend an evening with my wife.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food! I loved every
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Fantastic Food! I loved every bit of it. The only thing I wish was different was that there was a little more light towards the end of the meal. If the lights were not so low or if there was additional candlelight it would literally have been perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No better lunch in Portland
    Jundel
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Always a treat. The best BLT to be had anywhere and, oh, the sticky pudding !!!!! Took 3 colleagues from out of town for lunch and everyone was delighted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Five Spoon Gem
    VandJ
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Six of us thoroughly enjoyed Blue Spoon last week. We all had different appetizers and entrees and every dish was rated as excellent by each person, and we're discriminating eaters. Our waitress was fun, personable, fully attentive and offered good suggestions. Atmosphere was good, just not fancy, and food was imaginative and delicious. We'll definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous!
    Clara
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Met a friend there for brunch and we had a great time! Our meals were amazing, and her cocktail was incredible! We plan to go back on a day I don't have to hurry off to work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Secret Place
    Craftsman
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I was bit suprised by the small size/few tables which hleped make it feel like we had stumbled upon a well kept secret. The total experience was wonderful. The intimate setting allowed for a quiet experience that promoted conversation and relaxation. The menu was filled with familiar ingredients put together to provide appetizers, salads and entrees that were unexpected. I wanted to taste everything on the menu. Our choices did not dissappoint and left us wanting to return often enough to chose everything on the menu. Well done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A FAVORITE
    JSHK
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    The Blue Spoon is one of my favorite restaurants in Portland.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh local comfortable
    Videoporter
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Really nice season appropriate menu. Wonderful sweet potato soup and root veggie starters. Perfectly prepared ribeye, the flounder tasted like they caught it today. This is an enjoy every bite place. Comfy room, attentive service, nice super casual vibe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch Time
    GfBr
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Love having a great place to go to brunch on a Saturday. The food was great. Wait staff was great. Would definitely return. This was my third time for brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Blue Spoon Never Fails to Delig
    Jundel
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Four of us had a superb meal at The Blue Spoon - excellent from the cocktails through dessert and coffee. Everything was great, but we particularly liked the small plates we had as appetizers. Flavors were highly differentiated, so each bite was distinct. The salads were great, the entrees were perfect and desserts were outstanding. As always, the combinations of ingredients were unusual and wonderful. This is probably my 6th time having dinner at this restaurant and it's never failed me. I'd probably go more if it wasn't so small and hard to get a table. Lovely place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BlueSpoon
    Birdieman
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    The Blue Spoon was outstanding. I travel a great deal and always looking for great local places to eat. This was one of those places with great food, personal service and fun for our group. Everyone's meal was perfect and the ribeye with brussels sprouts was fantastic. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful neighborhood gem
    NHLarry
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Small, intimate place that could probably get noisy, although it wasn't on a Wednesday noon. Nicely inventive food (the crusted trout sandwich was delicious). Very pleasant and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    PtldDIner
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Blue Spoon is our very favorite small bistro in Portland. The food is consistently good, and they update the menu regularly. Service is friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. Always satisfied!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Meal and Excellent Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    This place totally rocks and for our 2nd visit it did not disappoint. Our group went with polenta fritters, fried egg toast (smoked mozzarella, finochio salami), spicy squid, and, moroccan lamb bbq hand pie as appetizers and starters. There were no clear winners and any or all of them should be on any diners list. Our entrees were grilled flank steak, winter risotto, and the braising pot (seasonal ragù, house made pasta). Again all outstanding dishes and raves around the table. Two at our table managed to split the lemon cake option and another double thumbs up. Service once again was professional, friendly and just right. Do not change a thing here!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.