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

Eve's at The Garden Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.evesatthegarden.com
  • Phone: (207) 775-9090
  • 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 (207) 775-9090

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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/26/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/26/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/6/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/16/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/27/2013
  • "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"
    Dined on 3/10/2013
  • "Dined at Eve's to enjoy MRW2013 and it was amazing. The food was delectable, wait staff friendly and knowledgeable, overall a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 3/6/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/2/2013
  • "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.."
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/19/2012
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/24/2012
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/27/2012
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/26/2012
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/4/2012
  • "We have already told many people about how great the restaurant was. Can't wait to go back this summer."
    Dined on 5/27/2012
  • "We were ther for lunch and found that the portions reminded of us "lady Lunches". Not very large"
    Dined on 5/24/2012
  • "Wonderful place for a get together for lunch with friends. Food and service were fantastic."
    Dined on 5/17/2012
  • "A hidden gem. One of the best meals that I've had in a long time!"
    Dined on 3/10/2012
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 3/6/2012
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/2/2012
  • "I love happy hour there! I meet the most interesting people!"
    Dined on 2/24/2012
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/17/2012
  • "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"
    Dined on 1/14/2012
  • "Difficult to Judge for lunch. We hed grat srvice, good food, nice place. Service great!"
    Dined on 1/3/2012
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/9/2011
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/10/2011
  • "This is a great spot for a special event like birthdat or anniversary. Ecvellent food and very quiet spot in a great location."
    Dined on 8/6/2011
  • "The service was exceptional. Our server Cameron, was attentive and informative. Great knowledge of the menus and made nice recommendations."
    Dined on 5/28/2011
  • "Nice place with average food. There are better places to eat at that price range."
    Dined on 4/15/2011
  • "What a lovely surprise! And they validate parking! Very creative vegetarian options even during restaurant week!"
    Dined on 3/12/2011
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 3/11/2011
  • "Cocktails by the fireplace in the bar area get the evening off to a nice start. The servers are friendly and fun. Appetizers and entree were very good, though the dessert was not great. Very nice spot."
    Dined on 3/2/2011