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About Blue Spoon
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. Chef/owner David Iovino grew up in a family that valued coming together over food, and that tradition has carried forward as the foundation of Blue Spoon.
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: Black Kettle Farm, Laughingstock Farm, Stone Cipher Farm, Fishbowl Farm, Freedom Farm, Valley View Farm eggs and meats, Wee Bit Farm beef and pork, Lankin’s Gorges Cheeses, Woolever Farm lamb, and Rick Tibbet’s mushrooms.
Portland, ME 04101
Hours of Operation:
Saturday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Parking is readily available in the surrounding neighborhood, usually within 1 to 2 blocks.
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Blue Spoon Ratings and Reviews
LOVE LOVE LOVE this restaurant! I was in town for the week and looking for something different/a new place to try. I cannot say enough about this GEM. After reviewing the menu, I wanted to go for the appetizers alone -and they far exceeded my expectations! The food and service were both EXCELLENT. The pricing is much lower than what I have paid at other restaurants for this quality. We [2 of us] ordered drinks and split 2 appetizers, 3 small entrees and 2 desserts and the total bill was 100.00 without tip! The portions are perfect - we both left full and even brought home left overs. The whole atmosphere is very positive/laid back. I was initially concerned about the parking but there were plenty of free spaces on side streets/near the restaurant. I will definitely be back [again and again!] THANK YOU for such a great experience!
This was our second time at Blue Spoon. It was a Monday evening at 6:30. Our first round of cocktails were great the appetizers and small plates were all creative and thoughtfully prepared. Our entree was superb. Our only complaint was that the place seemed understafffed. We asked our server for the cocktail menu again because we wanted a second round. She brought it, but then never came back for our order. We tried for about 30 minutes to get our server's attention but were unsuccessful so we finally asked for our check and left. She was apologetic, but it really shouldn't have happened. Otherwise, a delightful meal and drinks. We would go back for sure.
Four of us dined on a Monday and were happily surprised to find happy hour prices for wine and drafts all evening. So we ordered the cheese sampler & pickled veg app, and then the seared scallops. The first was a meager disappointment; 3 see-through small slices of 2 cheeses, and six bits of cured meat with a couple of overpickled veggies. Over priced. Scallops, however, were fresh, tender, and perfect. The hake entree was lovely, and the fresh pasta with meat and eggplant sauce delicious. As was the rib eye.
Neighborhood atmosphere delightful.
I honestly love the Blue Spoon. I have been there many times. I just don't think I would use Open Table to make a reservation there again. The table that we got was by far the worst one in the house. It was right next to the front door. We felt that we needed to adjust our chairs to avoid the opening door. Folks waiting for the host were standing right beside us all night. The waitress actually apologized for our table assignment. They really shouldn't have a table in this location or at least shouldn't use it for an Open Table reservation. Reserve it for walk-ins with the caveat "we are filled and this is all that we have left."
We wanted to eat somewhere that would meet everyone's tastes - the foodie snob, the teenager from out of town and the college friend who popped in as a surprise. This had it all - craft cocktails and craft sodas - creative entrees and a superior burger. And we even had dessert - delicious!
One of our favorite restaurants in Portland. Always inventive and something for everyone. We had a wonderful charcuterie plate along with wonderful braised meat and spaghetti. The rib eye was perfectly cooked and the pollock was prepared beautifully. Friendly staff and warm atmosphere. Consistently terrific.
Delicious food.. excellent service.. great outdoor seating area on side walk. The trio dip was our favorite, but the burger and steak salad did not disappoint! We love going here for a special occasion , or just when we feel like treating ourselves! We will be back in a few weeks with some friends from our of state... highly recommend!
Lovely, delicately seasoned and crafted food. Had a perfumy risotto with lemon, mint an d just-crisp zucchini that was divine. Great service. But the music was pounding dance music--chosen for the staff in the open kitchen perhaps? Ruined the atmosphere and deflated the whole experience.
This was our yearly dinner visit and overall they do put out some really decent plates. We always request a corner table in the back. Seating along the windows can be really tight and tables are fairly close to each other. I witnessed a dinner squeeze into his seat and have to push his chair into lady behind him. We went with starters/appetizers of the seared scallops (3 scallops on the plate for $14, but still worth it) and the warm lentil salad (sort of a miss for me especially when I got that taste of sand from the arugula at the bottom). Entrees were the chicken under a brick (excellent!) and the grilled bavette steak salad (again…excellent!). Service was good, but it was really full even at 5:30 and the staff had to handle outside tables too. I did see some of the ribeye plates coming out to other tables and they really looked good. We did overhear an adjacent table remark that they too wanted to order the ribeye, but the kitchen was out of them and that was around 5:45. Sort of shocked on a Saturday evening that they were out of them. A decent meal overall and we really need to try brunch here sometime.
The Blue Spoon is a nice neighborhood restaurant with very good food and good friendly service. It's a small venue which makes it rather cozy but, surprisingly, not very noisy. The menu is somewhat limited but I think has something for everyone. We have been there before and we will certainly go back again, and we'd recommend it to anyone looking to have a quiet evening out, good food & service, without the hustle and bustle of a large restaurant.
Despite having a reservation which was made 2-3 weeks prior we were seated in the worst seat. One chair in a coat closet, the other chair looking into the closet. We asked to move to the bar but that was reserved for someone else. We decided we would rather wait for a table Anywhere else then eat in a closet. They might have good food but we will never know because we will never go back.
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