What a great spot, excellent food
Make a reservation for preferred seating, this will be a new favorite for special occasions.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came here to celebrate our anniversary. We're not from the area, so we were looking for a dining experience that was nice, but different. We found exactly what we were looking for in Spread. Every. single. item. we ordered was spectacular. We ordered the Duck Riglettes to begin, Lettuce Wraps and Sliders next and shared Ravioli as an entre. Looking back, we would've ordered more food, as servings are small. But they were worth every penny. Our server clearly did his best to space out dishes, which we appreciated, but everything was so good we just wanted it as soon as possible! But like all good things, it was best that we waited! We tried a few drinks off the specialty drink menu, and they were all delicious (tho also small). Overall A+
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
date night success
first time here and it definitely will not be the last time. Great feel to the restaurant, like you were going back to the 30's between the music and decor. My wife and I had the beef sliders and scallops, both were excellent. Our waitress, Ashley, provided excellent service. Thanks for a making it a great date night!
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
SPREAD the word!!
Great new restaurant.....we've walked by a dozen times and never noticed it (the name doesn't exactly reflect
that it's a restaurant). The interior was delightful, with an inviting horseshoe bar, brick walls, and exquisitely decorated. The soup of the day was a roasted corn bisque that was delicious and very different; I had to try the pork belly, only because I've never had it: It was basically a hunk of bacon, but the taste was to-die-for. I thought the sea bass was the best, until I tried the shellfish paella: OMG was it good!!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Early Dinner in the Old Port
We went for an early dinner on a nice evening in the Old Port. The menu is very limited. I need gluter and dairy free and had very few choices. The waiter did not know the menu or about how to deal with food allergies. That being said, we both enjoyed our meal. My husband started with the ham and cheese starter and the lobster roll small plate. His only cplaint was too much bread. I had the pan seared rib-eye seared in oil instead of butter. The meat was tender and tasty. The heirloom tomatoes were yummy. We had plenty to eat and needed no desserts.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a delicious small plate dining experience. We opted to have several starters then several small plates. Each was great. Don't miss the stuffed calamari.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had th smoked trout spread
We had th smoked trout spread with capers and it was fanastic. An excellent value for an appatizer...when we ran out of bread for ourspread they brought us a fresh batch. The entrees were pretty good but not spectacular. I had the lamb burger and my wife had the tortellini. The best part of spread were their coctails. We each had a different cocktail and they were both creative and delicious. Service as excellent and our waitress ashley was great. Friendly staff... even the bartendr came over to ask if we liked our drinks
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Despite some poor reviews
Despite some poor reviews we read about the restaurant when it first opened, regarding service, we decided to try Spread and found our experience to be very enjoyable. The staff was friendly and helpful, the wait-staff polite, delivery of food was timely and the food quality and flavors were excellent. We found the menu to have many selections. The atmosphere of the dining area/bar area was lively and the decor/art work was interesting and different. At one point, the manager or owner came to our table to see if we were satisfied. We will definitely return.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
All four of us had a great meal. The 'small' plates were outstanding as well as the 'spreads'. The service was top notch.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious cocktails, wine,
Delicious cocktails, wine, and Entrées. Mussels appetizer a bit salty. Pleasant service although could have been more attentive. Beautiful bar and dining area. Overall a very enjoyable experience!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best meal in Portland!
Spread is a wonderful restaurant! I had sea bass which was memorable. Guests raved about short ribs and steaks. Everything was artfully arranged. Restaurant is uniquely decorated in a funky-elegant manner. DOn't miss this one when you are dining out in Portland--it is a gem. Like dining in New York City.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice night out.
This is the 2nd time I have dined at Spread. Both times were pleasant experiances. The food was prepared well and was very good. The drink menu had some great seasonal selections as well. Dinner for two before tip was around $85. Not an inexpensive outing, but reasonable for a local place in downtown Portland. It was quiet both times I went and I haven't figured out why. If you're looking to try somewhere new, give this place a shot.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
After so many failed restaurants at this location, was so totally surprised at how good the food was. Probably in my top three for the year! Will definitely be back. Hope they make it.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM