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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
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.
The Blue Spoon is our favorite restaurant. We live in the neighborhood and have been dining there for years. The food and service is always outstanding but what sets the Blue Spoon apart is the way we are treated when we walk through the door. It's hugs all around and we are made to feel at home. Great place.
We have always had great meals there but this last visit our server forgot to enter our order and our meal took over 2.5 hours! The beet salad was average and my steak wasn't as good as it has been in the past. Overall didn't feel like our meal was worth what we paid on top of how long it took. We will wait a bit before we go back again.
Alas, we had our last visit to Blue Spoon yesterday as we are moving from New England to VA. We live 11/2 hrs away from Portland, but whenever we are there we have lunch or dinner (maybe 4-5 times a year). It has the "neighborhood vibe" like found in larger cities and creative and great food. Our waitress the past few times has been great--personable, cheerful, accommodating. Seemed genuinely sorry to hear we are leaving the area. We rarely visit Portland without a trip to the Blue Spoon. (Hint: Ask for an egg on your BLT.)
We count Blue Spoon as one of he things we will miss. Keep up the good work.
This may be my most favorite restaurant in Portland--definitely on the East End. It never disappoints. Service is always great and the food is so good. Cocktails and drinks are great as well. Order the Blue Cheese Toast from the appetizer/tapas menu. You may think it's strange, but it's so good. I order it every time.
Our family truly enjoyed Blue Spoon. Fun and effective cocktails, and a festive drink for our fourteen year old daughter.
Wonderful , helpful and considerate server; she was always available without being intrusive. The food was good - interesting and creative. We will certainly return when next we are near Portland!
We were there at 5pm on Valentine's day with a reservation and were glad because it filled up quickly.
Thoroughly enjoyed the charcuterie plate. My braised beef ragu (large) was large enough for my wife to enjoy some and we had plenty to take home.
Wine selection was fine and we enjoyed the house pinot gris and I enjoyed a cocktail.
All in all, we will go back.
It was a perfect snowy winter night to dine at the Blue Spoon for an early Valentine dinner and they did not disappoint! The Winter Hot Toddie cocktails were perfect as were the shared appetizer and the entrees. Both main dishes were tasty and spiced to perfection.
The staff were attentive, helpful with a few of our questions and efficient as the appetizer and main courses arrived at a good pace. Allowed us ample time to finish our hot totties and be completely relaxed and ready for the main dishes.
Will definitely be back again!
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