Blue Spoon

4.8
757 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Perched at the top of Munjoy Hill in Portland’s East end, we are a chef-owned restaurant built on fresh market ingredients, friends, and family.

We have fun in the kitchen, but we also couldn’t be more serious about what we do. That’s why we get our goods from the very best: Stonecipher Farm, , Valley View Farm eggs and meats, Archer Angus beef, and Broad Arrow Farm pork.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 757 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.9
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Quiet
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
SF
vipSteveF
New England
44 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, we felt safe and the staff did an awesome job. The food was super and our server was also very attentive. I highly recommend Blue Spoon.

AP
AmandaP
New England
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Have been to Blue Spoon many times over the past few years. Disappointed that they no longer offer wine time, but understand the sacrifices being made due to the pandemic. However, the food felt expensive given the quality of food delivered, and the lack of volume in the restaurant. The vegetables in the braised short rib tasted undercooked, as did several of the appetizers. The heritage chicken was bland and chewy.

PD
PamelaD
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in the east end. Great food & service, as always.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was awesome. In a Covid environment the restaurant felt very safe. Would 100% recommend and visit again

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I liked the wooden structure better but was still grateful for the setup. The heaters could be a tad warmer as it gets colder but ultimately it was all perfectly fine.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing—eat here! Order the chicken!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with friends

AK
AbraK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My only complaint is that the outdoor tables were extremely close to each other. I understand restaurants want to seat as many customers as possible, but during COVID times, I was a bit uncomfortable with how close we were to other patrons.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were promptly met and sat at a very intimate corner table facing the street. The deviled eggs were out of sight and the cheese board was scrumptious! Dinner (chicken and short ribs) were beautifully cooked with fresh vegetables both served in a full body sauce! We are so happy we discovered this gem of a restaurant.

BT
vipBettinaT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a delicious dinner for 6 this past week, everything was great from the cocktails to appetizers and main course, and we enjoyed the desserts we weren't going to order! Social distancing was in force, we were very comfortable in the corner, and our server was polite and helpful. Great spot for a lovely quiet meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious fresh well prepared food served by a friendly knowledgeable waiter.
Drinks were creative and tasty.
Highly recommend!

ND
NikkiDP
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server got some really good recommendations for wine and food. Absolutely no complains about the food, it was all amazing!!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant we have ever been to. This is my first review ever written and this restaurant deserves praise.

KB
vipKateB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small cozy space. Service was great and food was delicious. Had the fall salad along with braised short ribs. So yummy. Owner is very nice.

NS
NS617
New England
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Best burger I ever had! Service was great. Sat outside.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service coupled with delicious food. The light dressing on the salads allowed the fresh flavors to
Come through. Our entrees arrived hot and were delicious. The staff was generous with their time and patience

JE
JaclynE
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came with my boyfriend here for a date night and it was perfect. It's a bit removed from downtown Portland, so don't wear heels if you're walking (I did and, ouch). Our server was really friendly and on top of everything -- food was phenomenal. I had the roasted chicken and loved it! We got the steak tartare to start which was also well made. Two thumbs up for us!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Make sure you get Julio as your server. He was awesome! He can make you the best Old Fashion on the East Coast. Food was delicious.

TE
TERESAP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meals! We had reservations for a Friday evening at 7:15. Our table was inside and was ready on time. We were appropriately spaced for the covid restrictions. We shared the brussels sprouts appetizer, which was very good. My husband had the excellent monkfish, but I think I made the best choice with the short ribs that evening - it was melt-in-your-mouth delicious, with a sauce redolent of a butter finish. The wine selection was quite good - had a bottle of a very good CDR. Service was attentive but not overbearing. All in all, an excellent experience at a unique establishment

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was hands down the best dinner we’ve had in years. We both had the steak. It was unbelievable!

BS
BarbaraS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely anniversary dinner on the “street patio.” The food was good (though a little over salted). Delicious creme brûlée! The wait staff made sure to top off our Prosecco during our celebratory meal. Thank you for a nice evening!

TB
TommyB
New England
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an incredible experience, the food was second to none. Will recommend this place for as long as I live

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great all the way around. One of my favorite restaurants in Portland

PD
PamelaD
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Spoon never disappoints. Outdoor dining worked well. Service and meal all great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Partner’s birthday

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the blue spoon so much . It is so quaint and charming . The atmosphere is warm, quiet and relaxing . Our waitress was incredibly charming and friendly, and the food was spectacular. We go to Portland about once a year and definitely will be back !!

g
vipgreat3ats
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful meal. Food and service was excellent. Due to covid restrictions we ate outside. Very comfortable for a cool evening in Maine. Great outdoor space with great ambience and even better outdoor heaters. Will go back next time in Portland. Highly recommend.

JG
vipJackGray
New England
20 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little neighborhood restaurant. The food was outstanding and our server was knowledgeable and attentive. A really nice environment and a comfortable enjoyable evening

G
Grobak5595
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First night out and being in Portland for the first time in a long time, This was a perfect night out on their sidewalk tables. Perfect weather, great attention by our servers and the food was spot on. Great ending to a long day. Thank you

NY
NYFoodieGal
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

9/8/2020 Dinner Service

A great neighborhood restaurant with farm-to-table style cuisine. Blue Spoon had comfortable outdoor dining and reduced indoor seating.

All the ingredients were fresh and high quality. I highly recommend the bavette steak entree, which was one of the most perfectly medium-rare cooked steaks I've had in a long time. My dining partner had the roasted chicken breast entree, which was moist, perfectly cooked, and had a delicious gravy sauce. We also got the steak tartare and roasted brussel sprouts, which were both delicious.

I highly recommend this place if you want a nice dinner out. The service was friendly and great too.

M
vipMoose
New England
17 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Blue Spoon never disappoints. Tasty cocktails, delicious servings and a beautiful evening on Munjoy Hill. We will be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first meal out since the arrival of Covid19. What a treat! The outside dining was comfortable - a beautiful Maine evening. My halibut was perfect, followed by a tasty lemon curd tart.

K
Kty67
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We chose this restaurant because of good reviews on trip advisor site. It was a big disappointment. The restaurant is located on quite street and looks like mostly visited by locals. Simple decor but clean and has nice patio outside that had built wood wall to separate from passing by cars. Waiter was pleasant but seems busy, he was also a bartender. The food was a disappointment, everything I tasted and asked my friends was covered with salt. Food had no flavor but salt. I ordered beef tartar, it was so salty that I couldn’t even taste beef flavor, mussels were in salty broth that I left untouched, halibut was fried well but covered with salt, beef stake and side dish were covered with salt. We skipped desert. I would not come back and recommend this place.

O
Otto
New England
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I have been here several times. The food is very good and I love the small setting. We had mussels recently that were not up to par, but they took them off our bill and were very apologetic. All in all a great place to spend an evening!

H
Heather
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Blue Spoon is truly an EXPERIENCE. The food is avant garde, and most dishes come with a pleasant twist and unique flavors. This was definitely a hidden gem and something I had walked past dozens of times without taking the time to try for myself. 10/10 very glad I did. Everything from the initial seating, to the wine pouring, the service was great without being overbearing, and the food was incredible. Would definitely recommend for a date night.

MN
vipMizNela
New England
19 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The outside platform is adorable. Very open and safe.

JG
vipJackGray
New England
21 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very attentive and food was excellent

DB
vipDonaldB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening for outside dining and Blue Spoon didn’t disappoint! Meal and service was excellent as usual. Lucky to live close by... Need to dine here more often!!

A
Aine
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant with a local, bistro vibe. Food is great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We happened upon this hidden gem on the Open Table app and decided to give it a try while we were in town. We’re so glad we did. The ambiance was lovely; rustic, well appointed, perfect lighting for a date night. The service was top notch; very attentive waiter/bartender. We had their appetizer special to start: halibut ceviche. It was the perfect way to start our meal; summer on a plate, fresh, and perfectly balanced textures and flavors. My boyfriend had the mussels for his main course and said they were in the top 5 mussels he’s ever had. I opted for the house made fettuccine with basil pesto and heirloom tomatoes. Again, the flavors were rich and well balanced, the pasta a perfect al dente, the tomatoes perfectly blistered. I only wish I had room to finish it. For dessert, we had Vietnamese spiked iced coffees. They were a perfect end to a perfect meal. Final note: the chef checked on us during our meal and wanted to make sure we had enjoyed our food. We were able to compliment him in person and he was very gracious. We highly recommend Blue Spoon.

FAQs

Blue Spoon is rated 4.8 stars by 757 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.