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Outliers Eatery
Outliers Eatery

Outliers Eatery Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://outlierseatery.com
  • Email: info@outlierseatery.com
  • Phone: (207) 747-4166
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tue - Sat: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Brunch: Sun: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Brackett St
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Outliers Eatery
Modern cuisine executed with passion, laid-back atmosphere and independent, eclectic ethos
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "I love the food and cocktails at Outliers but it is crazy loud in there and the lighting is so dim that I couldn't even read my menu. There were some timing issues the night we were there and food took too long to arrive, but the server made us feel better by comping our dessert. Good food and drink, good service, sleek and upscale atmosphere, but too loud for comfortable conversation. (I don't think one should have to shout to make oneself heard at a small table.) Some sound-absorbing material at the ceiling and/or carpeting on the floor would help immensely and make me a more frequent diner."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Great food, really nice (surprising) spot, on the edge of neighborhood overlooking Casco Bay Bridge. Food was really good, and reasonably priced. The service was really bad, however. After 20 minutes, I had to ask the hostess if we had a waitress, and when she finally arrived, seemed to be bothered by us being there (even with reservation). At the end of the meal, she asked if we were considering dessert....when we answered yes, she sighed, and said, "Well, I guess I have to go through them with you, then"...and she wasn't kidding! Maybe we caught them on a night when they were short staffed. The bartender and hostess were great, and the food really shines. Only gripe would be our waitress and a sub-par wine list."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "great except noise level, we are older gals and it felt like we were yelling most of the time, going to try again soon , loved it except for that!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Portions small, prices high, food good but unremarkable, service mediocre. We are four women with small to medium appetites & we left hungry. Our bill was $165 + tip for 3 glasses of wine, 3 salads & 4 entrees. I had the vegetable risotto - $17 - it was barely warm enough. bland & included few vegetables - 2 pieces of artichoke and 4 small parsnips. The salmon and scallop dishes were similarly small & luke warm $29 & $25. The salads were fine, but expensive. I found the lack of beets (4 small bits) in the beet & green salad a little comical. The server was friendly, but not that knowledgeable & forgot a few things. In a foodie town like Portland, I don't understand how you can survive charging such prices for unremarkable food/service."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Outliers is a fabulous restaurant. the wait staff are helpful and knowledgeable about the food and preparation. Our meals were well prepared and beautifully presented. It is a gem and I recommend it for a night our or any special occasion! we will go back in the summer when there is dining out on their front porch."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Great experience! Dinner was excellent, they had a great drink list with a nice variety of wines, craft beers, and cocktails. The duck was amazing and the deserts were delicious. The service was great, our waitress was very knowledgable and attentive. Definitely would recommend this place to anyone."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I've heard a lot of positive reviews about this place, so we wanted to give it a shot. I like the fact that it's just outside of the Old Port, so parking was a cinch. Food was solid, all the offerings I believe are locally sourced which is nice. Cocktail and drink menu is eclectic, perhaps a tad too much. The wine pours were not that generous, and given the price that's a bit disappointing. The ambiance was nice, and bar is impressive, however our biggest complaint would have to be with the intimate seating arrangement. The tables are literally on top of each other. Our table of 2 felt like it was a table of 6, a little too crowded for our tastes. Overall, Outliers is a nice selection for a date night, if you don't mind bumping shoulders."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This restaurant is not a place for a quiet romatic dinner. The food was decent. I had the halibut (slightly undercooked) with white asparagus and risotto. The sauce the fish came with was good. The wine selection is nice but the restaurant is just too loud. I would return for a drink at the bar and maybe and an appetizer, but I would not recommend this spot for a romantic dinner."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I wanted to take my boyfriend, who's quite a foodie, out to a nice Valentine's dinner. Alas, I'd completely forgotten to make dinner reservations. By the time I did remember, O.E. was the only place that looked appealing and still had a table for two available. When we got there, we therefore didn't really have any kind of expectation--but we left being wowed and firmly committed to coming back! So, in 250 characters or less: FOOD: outstanding, great combination of flavors, beautifully presented. DRINKS: great cocktails, extensive wine list, good selection of beers. AMBIENCE: tasteful, modernist look, not too noisy. SERVICE: Impeccable; my boyfriend kept commenting that everyone working there was always doing something and very attentive."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Outlier's is a new and brilliant gem on the Portland foodie scene. I would place it among the top ten restaurants in this small city. The room was conducted with care, from the vibrant bar to the blown glass fixtures above each table emitting low level lighting. We had the chef's 5 course tasting menu for two which allowed us to taste and experience the chef's range with food. Each dish was elegantly presented and burst with flavor. Go and enjoy! I will return again and again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I reserved table for two 24 hours in advance and a nice table with a great water view was waiting. Really Delicious food at reasonable prices. Lovely decor and nice view of the harbor. Very close to Old Port and the rest of Portland, but off the beaten track. Use your GPS, even if you know portland well. Didn't have a brunch cocktail, but the menu was extensive and choices looked interesting. Servers were busy but attentive. Very highly recommend this spot. One small caveat, it is noisy."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We had to wait quite a while for our table despite the fact that we had a reservation. It took ages for the waitress to take our drink order, and even longer for said drinks to arrive. When our drinks DID arrive, the waitress spilled creamer all over one of my dining companions, the table, and the bench she was sitting on. It took ages for the waitress to then come back and take our food order. The food took forever to arrive, and when it did, my dish was woefully under-seasoned and my husband's dish contained a large plastic bottle cap. I won't be returning to this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Have been twice now for brunch and it was wonderful. Can't wait to try it for dinner.We have introduced 4 people to Outliers and they all are anxious to come back. Thank you."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "It was a friend's 21st birthday. We wanted to go somewhere close by since we're still in school. Food was delicious, and the ambiance of the restaurant was great. The only thing that I wasn't too fond of was the service. For a restaurant that was charging as much as it was for a Maine restaurant, I would have hoped for the service to be better. We didn't know our waitress' name. Because we were younger, it seemed as if she was more attentive to the older groups, which is a little frustrating. We had to ask for clean utensils after our salad, which shouldn't happen. After appetizer dishes are cleared, there should always be a clean set of utensils (minus the appetizer fork now). But our waitress was very nice and accommodating."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Four of us tried Outliers based on a recommendation from a "foodie friend." We were more than impressed! The ambience was the best - we had brunch there, and I'm sure lunches and dinners were equally excellent - but the brunch exceeded already high expectations! Service was just the best - combination of friendly, smiling personable waitress with prompt attentive service. All four of our group loved their food, and We will return!"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "My wife and I were in town on vacation. This place was a recommendation from one of the local bartenders. We thankfully had our GPS as it is hard to find otherwise. The Charcuterie platter was a great start to our meal, the board was full of thinly sliced unusual meats such as wild boar and a nice duck pate. My wife had the roasted duck with fingerling potatoes and glazed baby carrots. I had the lobster over house made fettuccini in a lite cream sauce. Each of these dishes were delicious and well worth the money, we were very happy with our choices and would recommend this place to anyone who is visiting and looking for a great local place to eat in Portland Maine."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "4 of us had Sunday brunch. We all enjoyed the food. One in our party is vegan and loved the vegan special of the day, a burrito with spicy tofu. We are always pleased to find a place that puts thought into vegan cooking and Outliers does so. (Many places still load vegetarian dishes with cheese and butter, making it hard to find good vegan cuisine). The space is bright and airy with a modern, hip feel. The only drawback is the noise level. The hard floors and walls don't absorb much sound so it is noisy. Go there for good food and an energetic vibe."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Went to dinner on Saturday night...arrived at 6pm and place was relatively quiet. By 6:30, the place was full and "hopping"...lots of energy. Food, service and atmosphere were top notch...what a great combination. We had the charcuterie tray, mussels, mushroom soup and burger. It was tough to choose since so many things on the menu looked great. Everything was wonderfully satisfying."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Great foo, good location, excellent service. But there were only a few people in the restaurant and our party of two had to shout to be heard. Given the number of tables in the restaurant it will become impossible to be heard when it is full"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Truly enjoyed the evening. Great menu, excellent preparation and tasty. The noise level Ned's serious attention. It's difficult to converse, but don't let this dither you from enjoying some great food!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I'd recommend it with a warning that noise level was so high it made conversation nearly impossible. I wonder if they might install acoustic tiles or something to absorb some of the din and make dining more enjoyable. Food was delicious."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "We had a great experience at Outliers. The appetizers and entrees were just delicious and Megan was very attentive. I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner at Outliers on a Saturday night. The salad was great and the our main courses were delicious. Service was very good, our server was attentive and engaging so very relaxing. The only problem was they had run out of CO2 to run the tap system so I couldn't have the beer I was looking forward to but our server was generous with the wine so the disappointment was soon forgotten. The decor is modern yet cozy and as the evening developed there seemed to be good crowd in the bar. A little off the beaten path but a great addition to this neighborhood."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Outliers is on a fairly quiet end of York St in Portland's West End. The restaurant is warm and inviting on a very cold winter night which it was when we ate here. The food options are interesting and the two entrees we had were very good. It takes a bit of looking to find Outliers but it is worth it. We enjoyed our meal and will return."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "This was my first visit to Outliers. I live in Philadelphia but travel to Portland at least once a month and I'll be sure to be back!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "This was an extraordinary dining experience. We went for New Year's Eve for which there was a specific menu (7 courses). The meal and service was outstanding making for the best dinner we have had to bring in the New Year (it happens to be our anniversary and this was our 25th). From scallops to duck, lobster tail to a filet, everything was very tasty and artistically presented. We did the recommended wine pairing and it was perfect with each course they brought. We are looking forward to going back ASAP and highly recommend Outliers."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The noise level was very high and the door allows very cold wind to come in during your dining experience. The service was incredible and ambiance is trendy and comfortable. The duck dish at New Years was really tough and the menu veered a bit from what was advertised. I would go back and look forward to trying their nightly menu and brunch."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Brunch on 12/29/13 found me waiting 20 minutes for service; Alden brought lemon water to me, which I appreciated. The lobster benedict was barely lukewarm; Erin didn't return to my table until I flagged her down for my check . Yes, I had a 12:30 reservation. My previous 3 visits were outstanding: Kayla's service was terrific! Better than wonderful -- I will come in again; I look forward to an outstanding experience -- Happy New Year!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "we had amazing dinner. I went with my parents for an early dinner. The food melted in your mouth goodness. I hope you include yourself for Restaurant Week, so more people will be able to experience the love you put in your food."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We had our office holiday gathering there and the staff at Outliers couldn't have been more friendly and accommodating and the food was fantastic! Beautiful ambiance. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Our experience at Outliers was top notch from beginning to end. Great service in a beautiful atmosphere. Food was outstanding and there were a bunch of great beers to choose from. A great place for foodies, beer geeks, or anyone really."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Server had scratchy personality and was inconsistent."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Waitress was excellent - knew the wine list and menu items well and answered questions in a pleasant and knowledgeable manner. We were a group of 8 and had no complaints. Food was delicious and service outstanding!"
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "It was a relaxed atmosphere and they were able to handle our larger group (8 people). The food was wonderful and very tastey. The selection wasn't overwhelming but varied. Three of our party were celebrating birthdays and we were able to sit and enjoy each others company without feeling rushed. The resturant surprised each of the birthday girls with a glass of champaign and comped their desserts. I would highly recomment this resturant, however it is a bit noisy so if you have a hearing issue, ask for a corner table."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Great restaurant. We all arrived on time and were seated immediately. The first table offered was square and in the center of the room. However, we noticed an available slightly larger table in the corner, and we requested that. The host readily took us over to that table. Two of us started with the broccoli cheddar soup. That was delicious, light and tasty. Two of us shared the hanger steak entree; it was excellent. One shortcoming is that vegetarians might find the menu too limited. There was only one vegetarian dish. The wine list was varied, and the beer list had a number of unusual labels. We were all pleased with all our choices. Although the noise level is "energetic", we were comfortably able to carry on conversations."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "First time to Outliers, great experience! The duck and lamb raviolli were great. Wonderful service. Best of all, try the speciality cocktail "Substance Abuse." The green Chartreuse with vodka and gin was sublime, and the peppermint altoid in the glass was a perfect touch. Kuddos to our server who apparently invented the drink and recommended it."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "All four of us had different entrees and they were all delicious: lobster, swordfish, duck and hangar steak. The service was excellent; the food fabulous and the décor fun and lively. Will definitely look forward to going back again soon."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Everything was perfect. Erin, our wait person, made the experience personable. Beware, if there are large parties eating there can be noises. When you reserve they actual save a table for you."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "We just love Outliers! Everything from the inventive menu using lical ingredients to the decor and location is great Plus there is really good parking right out front.."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "From making and then having to adjust our reservation the staff was cordial and professional. The atmosphere is sleek, new and industrial so noise levels can get a little high, but it is inviting to the eye. We were seated on time, nothing was rushed. The menu appropriately covered all the necessary needs of diners and is updated daily. Cocktail menu is excellent and we sampled a few speciality cocktails as well as some old standards. The food from appetizers to desert was solid, portion sizes were perfect, preparation and presentation was very professional. This is a solid restaurant that you keep going back to time and time again. It is located in a nice residential neighborhood, which gives it that personal "feel"."
    Dined on 11/1/2013