My wife had one of the specials,
My wife had one of the specials, pan seared trout with chutney on a bed of jasmine rice. It was delicious. I had one of the other specials, duck cooked 2 ways. One way was sliced and the other way was roasted, served with spinach and a garlic sauce. This was also delicious. Our server was excellent. She knew everything on the dinner menu, the specials, the beer and wine list. Our appetizer took longer than we expected, but but worth the wait. They do tell you to expect a 30 minute or so wait for the entree. If we had something to complain about, it would be the noise level. Just a little too loud. Because of that, I would not call it fine dining, even though the food was.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was very good. I found
Food was very good. I found the price a bit high compaired to other locations with the same
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always, the meals here
As always, the meals here are delicious! The salads were fresh and the mixed greens with avocado was exceptional. I had the chicken crepes, but substituted goat cheese for the Brie...pure comfort food! My husband had the chicken breast with crispy orricchiette, he said it was the best chicken and pasta he has ever had...and we eat out a lot!! My only concern throughout the meal was the incredibly slow service...we have eaten at this restaurant many times, and I realize that the food is made to order, but almost an hour until we got our entree seems over the top. It was not an unusually busy night, or so it seemed by the number of tables occupied. We will go back because we love the food, but only when we are prepared for a long night....
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a good experience at
We had a good experience at the Frog & Turtle. The food was excellent but it was very slow, so be prepared to wait if you go for dinner. We also took my 5 year old and the menu selections for that age were limited but we expected that. Recommend for adults with time to kill on your evening out!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Change in Menu, not a fan
Change in Menu, not a fan right now. Love to see some of the old entree's back.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Music the key
Frog & Turtle has some of the best music in the Portland area. I saw the Tony Boffa group, but the ToneKings and JMB are also great. That with good food, fantastic service and good ambiance make for a very enjoyable and special evening.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall good experience. Our
Overall good experience. Our waitress was new to the F & T and we could tell right away. We provided her with feedback and hopefully she will improve. The food and drink was good enough that the service could be overlooked this time.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brunch at Frog & Turtle
This was excellent. Fun drinks, unique specials and delicious made from scratch items.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Brunch
Had yet another wonderful time at F&T for brunch Mother's Day. Their homemade donuts are to die for and their eggs benedict were fantastic as well.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always enjoy the food. The
Always enjoy the food. The staff are always enjoyable.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
They were the most accommodating restaurant I have ever eaten at!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always the best...
James and his staff know how to please people with food, drink, and service! From Erin our favorite waitress to Jess behind the bar there is none better out there. Thanks for a great birthday brunch.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, hopping place
Although a bit noisy, Frog and Turtle was a lovely dining experience. I will go back again soon!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were looking for a small restaurant with a large flavor! And we got exactly that!!! We got the atmosphere and the fabulous food we were looking for! The band was great! Our friends loved it too! Thanks Frog and Turtle!!!
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Above and beyond!
We had our wedding reception there a few years back. It is still a go-to for special occasions. Chef James is such a gem! He is personable and very talented! We know we will always leave happy.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
FIllin' me mug!
This was my wife and my first visit since I joined the F&T mug club. I filled my mug with cold, frosty Grey Lady wheat ale twice as I inhaled a Buff Jimmy flatbread pizza. The Mrs. had a great salad topped with Maine shrimp paired with a nice, dry Pino Grigio.
We adore the place... but we're hoping for outdoor dining at some point. No big deal, just close Bridge Street!
Thanks James and crew!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and great service
Dined here with my wife and had a great time. The server was a pleasant young man who really knew the menu. Service was prompt, but not rushed and live music was enjoyable. Have a cheese plate and try the steak!
Ps. Salads were great too!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best steak ever
We love this place. We went for my birthday and had the best steak I have ever had. I love my steak med well and most places use this to excuse a rubber steak. Not here- my steak was cooked the way I like and I could still cut it with a butter knife. The service was good and so were the drinks.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good, but too noisy
Excellent food, good menu, good beer and ale selection (important to me)
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are never disappointed when we eat at the Frog & Turtle. This time, we brought our kids (6 and 9). While there is no "kids menu" they were quick to tell us that they could come up with some kid options. They offer a variety of fancy burgers, but were happy to make a plain burger for my son. The other son had BBQ chicken wings, and loved them - the order was plenty for him, we actually brought some home. There is always a fantastic special - my husband won't order off the menu, preferring to hear the specials. He had a wonderful seafood soup, with italian sausage, a variety of seafood, and half a lobster in it! The Frogarita flatbread was amazing. It's a fun atmosphere and no one seemed to be bothered my kids' exuberance.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Upscale Pub with a Cozy, Local Feel
Our recent night dinner at F&T was pretty perfect! We started w/the drink special -- fresh watermelon margaritas. Refreshing, yet not too sweet or tart. Service throughout was friendly, attentive & professional. We enjoyed dry rub braised short ribs, tender and deeply infused w/flavor, served with French cut green beans & roasted potatoes. The steamed mussels were nicely mid-sized in a slightly spicy cajun broth and large satisfying bites of sausage. Their gourmet bleu cheese burger ("Jalbert") w/sautéed mushrooms & thick bacon was juicy and flavorful! Everything was seasoned well and portions hearty enough to share. I like that they take reservations, although we did not need them for Saturday night, and we will definitely be returning!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful Sunday
We had a wonderful Sunday brunch. James and his staff knocked it out of the park. Yummy!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wings- unique sauces, delicious
Fries simple, but great
Creme brulee.....to die for.
Beer- good slection, reasonable prices
Staff very nice, professional.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A fun night out with the girls and this was the perfect place to stop for some amazing food. Everyone loved the lightly battered onion rings. My meal was the lightly battered haddock and it was amazing! I hear the Buff Jimmy pizza is awesome as well. The light batter on both were perfect! I definitely would return to try more dishes.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Pub-SIde Menu Evening
Sometimes we buy a bottle of wine, order magnificent entres and melt for a couple hours. Tonight we were all about eating and drinking with no muss nor fuss! The Mrs. had heavenly fish cakes and I had an awesome burger called "The Jalbert" with onion rings. Great beer on tap and the house pino grigio washed down a truly delicious meal. Thanks James!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Erin our server was extremely
Erin our server was extremely pleasant. The food was wonderful and we enjoyed our visit very much.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, Good service
We had a wonderful meal at the frog and Turtle. The food was very good and the service was excellent. We would return!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome food as always, just noisy
We had our usual great food experience at Frog & Turtle last night. Wait staff was awesome as always and really knew their stuff as I had guests from out of town. We all loved it. the only drawback was the noise level. We could not carry on a coversation well and when the band started at 7pm (A little EARLY) it was even worse. The band was great and I should have checked your site or Facebook page for the event, it just took away from our evening. We will be back though, we live in Westbrook, and our guests said they would return also.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great place with great food.
If you want a nice quiet place to eat, this may not be the place for you on the nights they have music. But if you want great music, great food, and a really nice evening, then definitely check out the Frog & Turtle. Also if you are in a hurry to get somewhere, this is not the place for you. Many people have complained about the length of time to get their food. THIS IS NOT FAST FOOD PEOPLE! Everything is made from scratch and made to order. And the quality of the food reflects that. We love this quaint little restaurant, and will go back many more times.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
After attending an opening at the Saccarappa Gallery, our group walked right around the corner to the Frog and Turtle. Fantastic service and fun, artful atmosphere. Very friendly staff. Food was superb and the band was great. It was difficult to talk even before the band began due to noise level. Prices were reasonable and a good time was had by all!!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always have a great time at the Frog and Turtle. I can trust that my food will be great, my drinks will be fantastic, and the server will be happy and accommodating!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Frog & Turtle is one of our favorite restaurants! We are always guaranteed a relaxing, delicious dining experience. My all time favorite is the chicken crepe, so I ordered that and my husband ordered the duck special of the evening. We both loved our meal and Sarah took good care of us. We will definitely go back!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another really nice visit
F&T has been in the neighborhood for a long time. James is one of those people who obviously adores his community and his commitment to it is beyond clear.
My wife and I decided to stop back for the charcuterie plate. It's always a tasty treat and our server clearly took pride in the kitchen as she described the evening's offerings. At her suggestion we added the Salmon tartare which was delicious. Our cocktails, Lemon meringue and their Bourbon Smash were just what we needed to make a simple evening out into an event. We also added one of the flatbreads (chicken, brie and mushrooms) which we both agreed we could probably skip. The flatbread was fine. It just wasn't special. We're going back on Wednesday for 50 cent wing night & cocktails.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Birthday Celebration
Balloons awaited my birthday girl at our favorite table. Food, service and music... can't get enough of "our" place. Thanks James!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The salmon entrée and the
The salmon entrée and the special trout entrée of the day were exquisite. Even the bread in the bread basket was delicious and homemade.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
favorite brunch !!!!
When ever I'm in town I make sure to visit this restaurant. Wait staff is incredible and energetic. I can't say it enough, outstanding !!!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love frog & turtle and have
Love frog & turtle and have recommended it to many!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always good. We both had dinner
Always good. We both had dinner salads ... a little expensive but fresh and yummy.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
another pleasant evening
The frog and Turtle has been the go-to choice for special occasions over the years. Birthdays, our engagement, anniversaries and I even went into Labor there. We've had consistently good service and the fact that each dish is made to order allows the staff to meet our requests regarding dietary restrictions.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good all be it a
Food was good all be it a bit overpriced. Everything is cooked to order however, taking this into account, service is still a bit slow and lacking, including on drink service.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect anniversary setting!
Highly recommended for anyone looking for a great meal with great people!
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
As always, the food is excellent
As always, the food is excellent and well worth the trip. The Gip is wonderful and the French Toast is heavenly! Be careful when ordering drink specials, though. We had 4 people in our party and ordered a total of 7 drinks, which landed us a $160.00 bill for bunch. Yikes!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Frog and the what?
Despite the unusual name, I don't think they serve either one. We went for brunch. It was standard fare, good and well-priced. I had eggs, potatoes and toast. What's different about them is that they serve several varieties of donuts, cooked to order. My favorite was the jelly, which was raspberry, and I don't typically like jelly donuts. We also had a seasonal pumpkin cream, which was good. The only negative thing about the place was that it took forever ( about 45-60 minutes) to get our food, and the place was nearly deserted.
10/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Food, Staff and Ambiance.
We have been to the F&T several times as it is a lively kid friendly bistro with a good atmosphere. The staff are fantastic - keen to help, and it caters to families, aswell as couples on romantic nights. They often have live music and the bar is a great place to sit and watch the hours tick away! The food is good and comes in generous portions. The only drawback to this place are the appallingly long wait times - nearly 90 minutes from ordering, to the food arriving! The kids were OK and we know it takes a long time but have seen families get up and leave in the past. Didn't really bother us as we were expecting it. Not many other places in the area so this sticks out as a good night - Good place - highly recommend.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food! Was VERY impressed with the spicy seafood stew special! VERY full of seafood!
Live band played while we ate. Will go back for sure!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
F&T gets great marks, as always!
I've never had a bad meal at the Frog and Turtle. James and his crew make some of finest meals I've had in the Portland area. If you haven't made it here, you should definitely put it at the top of your list!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I recommend this restaurant for any occassion. Great food, have yet to be even slightly disappointed in the food. Favorite place to go.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
When in Westbrook...our favorite dining spot is The Frog & Turtle. Great menu full of comfort food and fun atmosphere with wonderful service. You can't go wrong!!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Sunday brunch!
My friend and I went to the Frog and Turtle for brunch last Sunday. He is a vegetarian; I have a sweet tooth. His eggs benedict were the best he had ever eaten, and my home-made Boston cream donuts were fit for royalty. Our friendly server (who could have passed for Annette Benning) was cheerful and attentive. We will return often.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is one of our favorite restaurants.....it never disappoints! The drinks are fun....the food is amazing....and we find the prices to be very reasonable.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM