The ambiance would have been
The ambiance would have been rated higher if it weren't for the acoustics due to the open ceilings, making it difficult to have a conversation with anyone who is not seated directly next to you.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect Choice Among Many!
Our birthday celebration was perfect from the beginning with casual drinks at the bar. Great attentive staff that knows the menu and pace of the dining moment. We loved every minute spent there! Definitely a place we will be back to someday when we visit. The food was delicious - and being with a "foodie", there wasnt a complaint about anything in site. Accolades on presentation and flavor from the starters to dessert. So glad we had this experience! Dan really made it a night to remember!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed everyone there - very
Enjoyed everyone there - very pleasant waitstaff. Food very good, however, way too much butter on flounder dish (which is why I could not give top review marks for 'fit for foodies'. Had enough leftover oils on dinner plate that it could be poured off. Other than that, my party of three enjoyed our dining experience there & would consider returningl.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our dining experience was
Our dining experience was very close to the reviews we had read prior to making our reservation. The ambience was a little noisy but overall was what we were looking for. My wife and I are avid cooks using nearly all fresh foods with very few prepared ingredients and are very conservative on our use of salt in our home recepies. So we sense the salt use in the restaurant foods and think they all should adjust their recipes to reduce the salt amounts. I would pass this to Old Port Sea Grill too.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Spot for Biz Dinner
I have eaten her Three times now, and the food has always been excellent. Fresh fish well served. The prices are resonable for a nice place in Old Port, service was fair could have been more attentive.
Will be back
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
We got a great window table!
We got a great window table! Service was efficient. I had the lobster which tasted great but was not warm. Next time I will crack it myself. We both had the chicken curry soup which was very spicy and tasty. No room for dessert!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Where we bring guests for seafood
Whenever we have guests visiting from away who want a seafood meal, this is our go to restaurant. The seafood is consistently fresh and well prepared. The large aquarium as you enter is a nice touch. The desserts are always tasty.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
When in Maine
Seafood was excellent, clams, lobster and scallops. When you are that close the ocean eat the fresh seafood.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have eaten here a number of
Have eaten here a number of times. Have found the food to be very good each time and the staff very willing to accommodate my gluten-free dietary requirements. Wait staff very professional and accommodating.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really nice dinner
Had tried a restaurant across the street and wanted to try something different. Online reviews said fresh oysters were good here. Turns out online reviews are true. The oysters here are really fresh, really clean. It is truly a place where you can savor the taste differences among the different regional oysters.
The "small sampler" for $45 is really a deal and excellent.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We got there at 6:30 and left
We got there at 6:30 and left by 7:30. I was surprised it was so quiet. The food was great! We were able to get a window seat and do some people watching. Substantial drink list. Great set up. Large bar. We had crab cake app which was delicious but a little cold in the center still. We also had two lobster rolls that were delicious as well. Good to note this was on a Saturday night.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Noise level distracts from the overall experience.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were traveling with another couple and I had to make reservations. I had never been to Portland and our friends are real foodies who eat out constantly. After looking at a lot of reviews, I settled on this place. I was soooo very happy that I did. Everything was perfect. Starting with the drinks, we all LOVED what we ordered. Our appetizers were wonderful (two had a half dozen oysters) and our main courses were simply perfect. I had the halibut and it was simply outstanding. We all ended up having dessert (blueberry tarts for two of us) and they were the ideal ending to a wonderful meal. Our waitress was very funny and professional. All in all a great find for us and I can't wait to come back.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent lobster dinner in relaxed atmosphere on vacation. Service attentive but not intrusive. Highly recommended.
8/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent Maine Seafood
My husband, daughter and I had lunch at Old Port Sea Grill. For a first course we had calamari, which was excellent. My husband had the fish and chips which he said rivaled the best fish and chips he has ever had. Quite a compliment coming from him! My lobster roll was composed of large chunks of lobster meat and our daughter's salmon was very good. Only drawback is that our meals were quite expensive especially given that we were there for lunch. So go for great Maine seafood but recognize that it will be on the expensive side.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I shared an order
My wife and I shared an order of calamari followed by grilled fillets of salmon and swordfish with asparagus. The fish tasted fresh and the cooking and presentation were very good (the fillets might have been a little less done for our taste.) Service was comfortable and competent, and the light-filled dining room with plenty of space between tables was a relief from noisy, crowded Portland establishments. Not for hipsters, perhaps, but a quality experience.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice evening!
The seafood is fresh and well prepared and the wine list (by the glass) has good options. Contemporary decor and cozy atmosphere. Only disappointment was the plain white bread. I would return.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
On an overnight visit to Portland
On an overnight visit to Portland we ended up in a hotel right next door. We ate here because it a) had good reviews and b) was very close. Four of us ate a variety of entrees and enjoyed several different drinks. The food was all tasty and well prepared, and the service was uniformly polite and attentive. Next time we visit Portland, we'll pick the hotel based on this restaurant, instead of the other way around.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Get the Bacon Wrapped Scallops
The Bacon wrapped scallops were to die for. Extensive menu selection of seafood and more. A+ atmosphere for fine dinning experience.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, but noisy
Food was unexpectedly great (swordfish), but noise level from the bar made it difficult to follow conversation at our table, which was as far away from bar as possible. Maybe plan to go again when there isn't a playoff game on, which was being broadcast on bar's tv
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Booked an early lunch as we were between shore excursions during a cruise which stopped in Portland. They could not have been more accommodating to our early lunch time frame. Imagine our delight when lunch was superb! The husband thoroughly enjoyed his fish and chips while I smacked my lips over Truffle Chicken Salad. The hand cut fries were some of the best that I have been served . Topped off with a divine coconut creme brûlée made out stopped memorable. We are planning a return to the Portland area and this restaurant will definitely be a stop for us.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hiding in Broad Daylight
Whenever we decide to go out to dinner, we often think of the places that have gotten a lot of notoriety, specialize in a certain food, or are our go to spots. But every time we wander into Old Port Sea Grill (within walking distance), we always leave happy. We are the one of the pickiest couples I know when it comes to food, and this place never disappoints. Their seafood is ultra fresh, the preparations are perfect, and the flavors - well, let's just say that they're not afraid to make food taste good. Basic yes, but the preparations were perfect. Go there, and make it a staple in your restaurant choices!
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Social bar and good seafood app menu - Oyster selection; lobster dumplings.
Entree selection is good and combinations are creative.
Dessert menu is creative and delicious.
Good location for business dining.
Higher priced for this town.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
On the Harbor Dining
Very good restaurant on the waterfront in Portland
Great raw bar and Sea food
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and decor
The fish you are served is fabulous, and the aquarium full of decorative and exotic fish is too. This was my second visit and it was just as satisfying as the first.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good way to celebrate
My girlfriend and I ate here after running in a local half marathon. I used to work in the city and of course ordering lobster in a restaurant means your a tourist, because most Mainers cook their own lobsters. However, if you are a tourist this is a great place for lobster and other seafood dishes.
We sat in the bar area at the back table. Only problem, the staff congregates in the area because it is near the kitchen and service station. Given that fact, I still couldn't understand why it took so long to get service and water refills.
The restaurant is right across the street from the water, and a great place to stop by while you shop.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful dining experience
The oysters were absolutely delicious and a close second were the mussels. The lobster dinner was more than worth it as well as the seared tuna. Overall it was really great!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet spot in Portland.
Lobster dumpling had a nice kick. The encrusted salmon was great.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Must try mussels
Forget the lobster roll..... The mussels are the best I've had!!! Also had the butternut squash soup which was really good.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
A rainy, cold Sunday evening & the place was quite
quiet, as we were the only guests.
We were seated quickly, drink orders taken &
I opted for 2 starters for my meal : BBQ calamari
(Don't be fooled by the name) was delish with
a subtle curry flavor & a nice cup of clam
chowder with plenty of clams (not overloaded
with potato!). My Fiancé enjoyed the flounder.
A very pleasant dining experience.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM