Blue Spoon

4.8
791 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 791 people are saying
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SueK
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weekend trip to Portland. Great place to eat away from the hustle and bustle. We walked from our hotel- 15 min walk on a beautiful night. Wouldn’t have found it without the help of Open Table and the good reviews. With Covid making a reservation is a must anywhere. Will definitely come back! Food and service amazing

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time there, the food was excellent. Wine was also good, dark quiet and romantic date.

Short walk from our house, we will definitely be back soon.

will say the paper covering the table was too long and I almost spilled my wine thinking the table was bigger, but I folded it down and it was fine .

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vipMoose
New England
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Once again a perfect night at the Blue Spoon. From the drinks to the quality of the food and the great service everything was spot on!

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vipfeeding5
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

casual and excellent, away from the hustle of down town

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NancyA
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time out with friends, post- COVID-19 in over a year and it was a wonderful meal.
The service was very professional but friendly, and everything was served very promptly.
We shared a delicious bowl of mussels to start and everyone wanted more grilled bread to dip in the garlicky, buttery sauce. Our server did bring more bread on request. Everyone loved their entrees, from crisply grilled cod on a bed of white beans, to the fettuccine with artichokes and a lemony sauce. We topped it off with pot de creme, very creamy and chocolate. A perfect meal. Thanks Blue Spoon for weathering the rough winter. It’s nice to dine out again!

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Justina
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for outdoor dining, took the in-laws here for dinner. The mussels are the best we’ve ever had.

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HarrisonC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm, soft mid-spring early evening dinner out .. Blue Spoon did not disappoint .. menu offered was varied (delicious), good drinks and the staff could not have been more accommodating .. looking forward to summer/seasonal/year round fare in Portland again.

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EthanS
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Mussels were half undercooked.
Drinks and entree were great. Should’ve had them hold the steak slightly closer to the fire but I ordered rare. I got rare.

No adjustment was made to the bill re the mussels until I asked... and then it was.

We’ll be back. Nobody’s perfect.

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PortlandPete
New England
25 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day brunch. Everything was excellent: outdoor table, great server, delicious food. I hope Blue Spoon will do brunch every weekend. Cheers!

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vipJimB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside for brunch in a beautiful late morning. Service was good, which often is not the case when sitting outside anywhere. Food was good and I’ve also enjoyed nice dinners here inside as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good visit .

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Steve
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outside seating just a tad cold, can't blame them. Food was good but not great. Service was awesome.

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DocGourmand
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The cod was divine. The tartare was wonderful. My wife raved about the carrots. Great dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outdoors was pretty chilly, but we knew that going in- a most delicious dinner and server!

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vipPortez
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice to see this place open for indoor dining. Fewer tables=fewer menu options, however. Understandable but, still, regrettable.

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BeeBee
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Blue Spoon does not disappoint! We went to celebrate a family birthday. Great service, delicious food and cozy atmosphere made our special night out perfect. We’ll be back!!

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Chelsea
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Spoon was delicious and my friend and I truly enjoyed our meals. The staff was attentive and kind and our waitress was incredibly sweet and accommodating. As a vegetarian, and not seeing anything I liked on the menu because the options were limited she offered and went out of her way to have a dish of fettuccine pasta in a cream sauce with peas and asparagus specially made for me by the chef. The restaurant itself was cozy and quaint and the ambiance was very relaxing, with dimmed lights and every table decorated with a fresh tulip. We hope to return to Blue Spoon sometime in the future and would definitely highly recommend this lovely space!

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Moose
New England
19 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another great evening of drinks & dinner outside at the Blue Spoon on Munjoy Hill! So pleased to see that this restaurant has survived the pandemic and now with the weather improving we will be returning more often. The drinks were superb and dinner exceptional. Cannot go wrong at the Blue Spoon.

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JanetH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A perfect place for an intimate group dinner and drinks.

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HenryB
New England
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to the blue spoon and the food was really fresh and different, we loved it! We had the Cod with aioli and the Hanger Steak; starters of Braised Carrots and charred Caesar. We will definitely be going again; everything was so good!

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BriannaB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time back. The food is excellent, the drinks well-made too. Blue Spoon has unexpectedly taken the #1 favorite restaurant spot for both my husband and I.

We had the charred Carrots and Chicken Liver Mousse for starters. For dinner, I had the Bavette Steak (wish their was a tad more turnip purée - my only critique). He had the Cod with white beans. Both top-notch. Don’t overlook the brownie sundae for dessert. It is so good.

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vipKevinW
Caribbean
14 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very charming place. Our first visits

The menu had something sure to please everyone

Cocktails and dinner were very well executed. Great flavors on the glazed carrots. Salmon and mushroom fettuccini

Earns a place on the rotation for Portland somewhat off the beaten track

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, intimate atmosphere, great service and food was delicious!

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JanetH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very special night at Blue Spoon. There are only a few tables available, don't go without a reservation. We stuffed beignets with pot de creme for an exquisite dessert.

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DJgourmand
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Limited choices, but all tasty. Great service and recommendations from the server.

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MichaelH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great, friendly service, clean and comfortable—what more do you need! One of the best in Portland. A little pricier, but worth it; high quality all around. Great date-night spot!

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Loweslovefood
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Blue Spoon was wonderful. They were kind, high spirited and made lovely recommendations. I love that I was able to make a reservation and that I could find out their availability on their website. In this day and age it isn’t clear who is open for take out vs. sit in.

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JohnQ
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Portland eatery always a great experience with amazing eats

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is IMPECCABLE and the staff is delightful

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MaureenM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was in Portland for Valentine's day - as I'm not from Portland was happy to get a reservation, but had no idea what to expect. We absolutely loved it! Food was fantastic, ambiance was perfect for a romantic dinner, staff were exceptional. I highly recommend!

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BrandonB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, highly recommend, very nice location, food and service.

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JAMESF
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The ambience was wonderful, but the food, the food was delicious!! Can not wait to go back !!

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julies
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious entrees !! Covid compliant, tables well spaced!!😷

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vipALISSAB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab fab fab need I say more?
The warm olives were amazing
Service immpecable
Food delish

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vipSteveF
New England
49 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.

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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.

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PamelaD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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

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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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing—eat here! Order the chicken!

FAQs

Blue Spoon is rated 4.8 stars by 791 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.