Eve's at The Garden
Eve's at The Garden

Eve's at The Garden

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.evesatthegarden.com/
  • Phone: 2077759090x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Tim Labonte
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact the restaurant for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Linda Prescott 2077759090x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Union street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Indoor Valet parking available, entrance located on Fore Street. Valet parking is complimentary while dining at Eve's.
A word from Eve's at The Garden
Located inside the Prestigious Portland Harbor Hotel, Eve's at the Garden serves creative, sophisticated cuisine with a spin on classic New England fare. Our culinary team uses fresh local ingredients when possible and seafood from Browne Trading Market and from Harbor Fish, both located just steps away from our restaurant and the ocean.
Our Chef can often be found browsing through the Farmers Market early in the morning in Monument Sq. & Deering Oaks. Our dining room offers a beautiful view of our garden courtyard, quiet atmosphere, and a comfortable setting for great conversations.
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Eve's at The Garden reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (6)romantic (4)fit for foodies (4)special occasion (3)great for lunch (3)notable wine list (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Lots
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Found this place by accident and it was fabulous! Sat outside by a small fountain for a quiet dinner. Food was absolutely delicious from the grilled romaine salad, tender short rib and luscious tiramisu. Waiter was helpful and friendly. Would recommend this restaurant highly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A wonderful dining experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Everyone here was so warm and friendly and accommodating. We had hoped to eat in the garden but it rained so we sat next to the window looking onto the garden. The food was wonderful, service was excellent and we had such a great evening there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a typical hotel restaurant!
    Clan144
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We needed a restaurant for dinner on what turned out to be Friday night of "camp week", when families bring their kids to Maine for camp, and go out for one last dinner together. None of our usual choices in Portland were available, so we chose Eve's. Expectations were modest, since, well, it's in a hotel. Weather was nice so we ate outdoors in the courtyard. Everything was excellent. Great food, served promptly. Attentive wait staff - there when we wanted them, and out of the way when we didn't. Plenty of choices on the wine list, by the glass or bottle. And the prices were not as inflated as a typical hotel restaurant. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eve's at the Garden
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We had a very nice dinner at Eve's. The wine was excellent. The salad and main course were well prepared and presented. Desert was particularly good. I suspect eating outside would be particularly good, but the weather would not cooperate the night we were there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 37 reviews are from the Eve's at The Garden reviews archive.
  • Great Easter Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Eve's at the Garden is located in the Portland Harbor Hotel. The outside is not open yet, but when it gets warmer, it will be a great outdoor dining experience. The food was great and the servers were knowledgeable, although a bit busy. All four of us enjoyed our meals, which were excellent. Will definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poshest place in Portland for lunch
    peckishinportlandVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    Food and service were very good and the ambiance was excellent. Would like to go back for drinks… Front of house lacks polish and finess. Was taken aback when hostess said she had no record of reservation though I confirmed on Opentable. There was plenty of room, but still not the best way to handle it, especially in front of my guest who was less than impressed. Didn't bother to correct herself either. Polish should be part of the deal at this level.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb restaurant, needs customers
    wileygirl
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    This restaurant is in the Portland Harbor Hotel and is a true gem. The food is superb both for dinner and breakfast. We understand that they just changed chefs and people do not seem to know what a fabulous place this is. The menu is very creative. Look it up. The top restaurant in the city, Fore Street, can't hold a candle to this place. It is a beautiful restaurant in all ways, and I would recommend it highly at any time Enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I had heard only fantastic
    moxiebearVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2013
    I had heard only fantastic reviews of this restaurant but was a bit disappointed upon going for the first, and what will be, the last time. From what I had heard, I expected a nicely decorated restaurant but it was really just the hotel lobby bar. It was extremely loud. I also thought the waiters were too familiar in addressing us. The garden had been rated highly also, but it didn't seem like anything special - none of the tables were set and there was practically no lighting. Perhaps they weren't expecting anyone to sit out there. My father and his companion sat in upholstered chairs but the two wood chairs they gave to me and my husband were too low for the table. I really wish I had asked to change tables.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely Garden Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    We have eaten at Eve's during the winter and the interior dining space has been charming and very conducive to good conversation. The food is always wonderful and the wine list is fine. This summer we ate in the garden, also lovely. Very attractive plantings and a location away from street noise make it a very relaxing spot. Quiet fountain in the background, muted lighting. If anyone in your party has trouble hearing in restaurants Eve's is a great option. The service at Eve's has always been excellent, indoors or out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Appetizers were good but it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2013
    Appetizers were good but it went down hill from there. Food was simply bland all around. Price was far of much for the quality. Server was great.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    Absolutely delicious! Service was fantastic. My husband had the cod-delicious! I had one of the vegetarian entrees-lentils and mushrooms with spaghetti squash pancakes...one if the best meals I have had. Trio of creme brulees for dessert. Hotel restaurants are usually mediocre but this was a great meal. Highly recommend it...we wish we lived in Portland so we could come here every week!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We went for Sunday brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    We went for Sunday brunch at noon. They stopped serving breakfast at 11:30. Server was apparently new and not well trained. Left spill on the table, never checked on us, didn't refil water and forgot to bring coffee. The room is very nice and the outdoor seating looked appealing but overall experience disappointing
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dined at Eve's to enjoy MRW2013
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/6/2013
    Dined at Eve's to enjoy MRW2013 and it was amazing. The food was delectable, wait staff friendly and knowledgeable, overall a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was a very relaxed evening
    swilliams7301
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    It was a very relaxed evening - service was slow, but very relaxed, and we never went without drink - once we let them know we needed to go to a show and were running out of time they pciked up the pace of food delivery and service, so I think part of the attraction and restaurant goal is a nice relaxed evening. You feel like you are in someone's home - there was lots of distance between tables, and very nice atmosphere. It was not noisy, like some restaurants, and the food was very good. If you want to go somewhere for good food and a chance to really talk with your dinner guests, I'd recommend Eve's. We were a little hesitant because it is a hotel restaurant, but I'd go back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had been wanting to try it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Had been wanting to try it for a long time and it deffinatly was worth the wait..our food was amazing and so was the service.. It was great for our romantic night out..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very pleasant, quiet, excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    Very pleasant, quiet, excellent for a real conversation or couple celebration. Foor was innovative, but also satisfying. Service was really good. We were surprised a hotel food outlet would be this good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very dissapointing first visit.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    Very dissapointing first visit. On a Friday mid-August night when most of Portland's restaurants were fully booked (which is why we decided to give it a try), Eve's was empty. We ate in the garden patio - a magical spot. The food, howevet, was not. Our entrees were not very good. Mushy paella with mushy sole (not something you usually associate with this Spanish classic) and none of the advertised shrimp. No crunch, no taste. The same with the scallops. They were semi-gelatinous, although on a tasty bed of polenta. We will not return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We didn't eat there because
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/27/2012
    We didn't eat there because they were having a private party on the patio. The patio is the only reason to go there. They should post that on Open Table, if they're having a private party.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointment
    breiraVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2012
    What a disappointment. THe food was very good BUT the noise at the bar was SOOO loud we had to shout at our guests to be heard. We were told that this is a group that gathers every Thursday . One of the reasons this occurs is that the bar is NOT seperated from the dining area. Anyone making a reservation for dinner should be told about this gathering from 5-7:00+ pm. Am not sure I would recommend this to anyone as a "dining'experience
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tri-Tip Steak was inedible.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/4/2012
    Tri-Tip Steak was inedible. Bar Lobster roll wasn't good either. Too watery. Too bad because it is a nice atmosphere. Waiter handled it nicely.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We have already told many
    Tommy
    Dined on 5/27/2012
    We have already told many people about how great the restaurant was. Can't wait to go back this summer.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were ther for lunch and
    breiraVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2012
    We were ther for lunch and found that the portions reminded of us "lady Lunches". Not very large
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful place for a get
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/17/2012
    Wonderful place for a get together for lunch with friends. Food and service were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A hidden gem. One of the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    A hidden gem. One of the best meals that I've had in a long time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This rating is "less" than
    SamFran
    Dined on 3/6/2012
    This rating is "less" than our usual. Restaurant week and a local concert brought in some unexpected walk-ins (restaurant understaffed that night). Service was slower than usual and noise level was louder than usual.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tuesday evening on restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/6/2012
    Tuesday evening on restaurant week was not busy, but staff seemed overwhelmed and disorganized. Appetizers were good, entrees mediocre, excellent wine pairings. I'll give it another chance but I was a bit disappointed with the meal & service.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a fine meal during
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/6/2012
    We had a fine meal during Restaurant week. The menu was appealing and delivered satisfaction. The wine pairings were good value and appropriate to the courses. The tuna carpaccio as a first was excellent and generous in portion size as was the lamb chop "lollipop" starter. The filet mignon on a cheddar bread pudding disk was first rate and perfectly cooked. We will come back happily.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was one of the best,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/2/2012
    This was one of the best, if not the best, meals my wife and I have ever had at a restaurant. The filet mignon was so tender you barely needed a knife to cut it and it was coooked to a perfect medium-rare. The chocolate in my dessert was dark and rich. My wife's lemon cake was moist and "out of this world". The wine pairings were also excellent. The restaurant was quiet so you can easily carry on a conversation with you partner. The services was attentive but not obtrusive. Overall an unforgettable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I love happy hour there! I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/24/2012
    I love happy hour there! I meet the most interesting people!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The atmosphere was inviting,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/17/2012
    The atmosphere was inviting, but upholstered chairs by the garden were too low for the table - felt like I needed a booster seat! So, we moved to regular chairs. There's times when simple is better - spare the herbs in the butter, and just serve it straight up! Salads were good, but an offering of fresh ground pepper would have been nice. We had the lamb shank which was good with the pureed parsnips, but pairing with pickled vegetables seemed a bit off. Chocolate hazelnut terrine wasn't good - more like a giant truffle! Not a place for fine dining, but a drop in, warm by the fire, have a dring and appetizer while in the Old Port - perfect!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Avoid
    drzoms
    Dined on 1/14/2012
    Server had no interest in being there. Brought out wrong beverages, no apologies. Brought out chocolate ganache dessert....FROZEN SOLID...again, no apologies. Won't be back
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Difficult to Judge for lunch. We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/3/2012
    Difficult to Judge for lunch. We hed grat srvice, good food, nice place. Service great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good breakfast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/9/2011
    We had a party of six and it was a great breakfast. There were enough options for everyone to have what they wanted. The view of the garden courtyard was very nice. The portions were very large and everyone left satisfied. Starbucks coffee was a plus.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The dinner was wonderful -
    BJD60
    Dined on 9/10/2011
    The dinner was wonderful - the service was great and food was delicious. For some reason, we thought there was a seperate dining room but we had a good time.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a great spot for a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/6/2011
    This is a great spot for a special event like birthdat or anniversary. Ecvellent food and very quiet spot in a great location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The service was exceptional.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/28/2011
    The service was exceptional. Our server Cameron, was attentive and informative. Great knowledge of the menus and made nice recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/15/2011
    Nice place with average food. There are better places to eat at that price range.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a lovely surprise! And
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/12/2011
    What a lovely surprise! And they validate parking! Very creative vegetarian options even during restaurant week!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant blows out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 3/11/2011
    This restaurant blows out of the water that hotel restaurant food is average. The food was excellent as was the service. I wish I had dined here in the summer so the garden space would be open, and perhaps I will go back then for another experience. This restaurant is worth the visit!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Okay but not worth the price
    DennisL
    Dined on 3/11/2011
    The bar is very nice as is the lunch menu. My wife and I decided to try the restaurant for dinner during Maine's Restaurant Week. Neither of our entrées was distinctive or even particularly tasty. Nothing terrible but considering the great choices available nearby in Portland we don't feel a great need to return here. Not worth the prices.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate