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Best American Restaurants in Portland


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A photo of David's Restaurant restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Portland
Booked 39 times today
David's Restaurant is a highly recommended destination for Contemporary American cuisine. The menu offers an eclectic mix, from pizzas and salads to gourmet entrees such as porcini mushroom dusted haddock and pepper crusted sushi rare tuna. This broad selection ensures that there is something for every palate. Reviewers frequently commend their exceptional food and service, describing dishes as 'delicious', 'unique' and 'the best meal they've ever had'. The atmosphere is praised for its background music and contemporary vibe, making it a great location for a date or a gathering of family and friends. The restaurant's cocktails are also popular among visitors, signaling a good range of quality drinks.
A photo of The Grill Room & Bar restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Portland
Booked 21 times today
Located in Portland, The Grill Room & Bar receives glowing reviews for its high-quality Steakhouse cuisine. Customers praise the restaurant for its delicious ribeye steak, perfectly cooked with all the traditional trimmings, and its old-school steakhouse atmosphere. Some declare it the best steakhouse in Portland, lauding its hardworking team and the unrivaled quality of beef. Customers also admire the restaurant's fantastic service and exquisite food, from a variety of steaks to scallops, all cooked to perfection. The Grill Room & Bar is highly recommended for its superb cuisine, with many planning to return for more unforgettable experiences.
A photo of Eighteen95, at The Portland Regency Hotel & Spa restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Portland
Booked 10 times today
Eighteen95 is lauded for its remarkable American cuisine. Reviewers constantly highlight the quality of their food, which includes popular dishes like Brussels sprouts, ricotta gnocchi, and duck. The excitement for their offerings extends to their desserts, with the chocolate cherry cake earning well-deserved praise. Their service is consistently described as stellar, professional, and attentive, contributing to the overall dining experience. The reviewers also mention their excellent brunch service and the delightful atmosphere, with many patrons making it a part of their annual trips to Portland. Additionally, their unique take on mimosas and esteemed bloody Mary’s have not gone unnoticed. The constant stream of positive reviews clearly signifies Eighteen95 as a hidden gem in American cuisine.
A photo of The Garden Cafe, at The Portland Regency Hotel & Spa restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Portland
The Garden Café, at the Portland Regency Hotel and Spa - In the warmer months (and weather permitting), we invite you to dine al fresco across the street from the hotel at our enchanting Garden Café. Open for lunch, dinner, cocktails, or dessert, the café is framed by flowers, trees, and gentle ocean breezes; it’s a fabulous destination for catching up with friends or colleagues over delicious fare. During inclement weather we will serve inside at the Armory Lounge.
A photo of David's Opus Ten restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Portland
David's Opus Ten in Portland, Maine, is a compelling choice for contemporary American cuisine. Reviewers frequently commend the extraordinary culinary craftsmanship, intimate dining experience, and the high level of customer service. They particularly appreciate Chef David's personal touch in serving and describing each course with passion - creating a complete culinary experience. Moreover, the restaurant demonstrates adaptability in handling various dietary requirements, further elevating the dining experience. The restaurant's atmosphere is described as stress-free, and its interactive open kitchen enhances the dining experience. Regardless of the occasion, David's Opus Ten seems to exceed expectations consistently, delivering an unforgettable culinary adventure and service worth every penny.
A photo of The Armory Lounge, at The Portland Regency Hotel & Spa restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Portland
The Armory Lounge in the Portland Regency Hotel & Spa is a popular bar and restaurant in downtown Portland’s Old Port district. Located in the lower lobby of the hotel, the Armory Lounge provides a cozy atmosphere for hotel guests, and is also considered one of the best bars in downtown Portland by locals. Known for its delicious and inventive cocktails, the Armory also has a wide variety of wine and beer, including several local Maine craft beers. Lunch and dinner options include small plates, soups and salads, sandwiches, fresh local seafood and hearty entrées, such as Fish and Chips and Baked Lazy Man’s Lobster.The Armory Lounge is primarily a walk in seating establishment. If you do not see availability online please come in and grab a seat! Seasonally we will serve in the Garden Cafe and not inside in the Armory Lounge.
A photo of The Front Room restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Portland
Booked 13 times today
Located in a serene residential neighborhood, The Front Room is an exceptional Portland restaurant that serves superb American cuisine. Often lauded by patrons as a "little gem" that delivers the warmth and familiarity of a neighborhood restaurant, the food and service at The Front Room are consistently outstanding. Their menu highlights include the Wagyu double smashed burgers, mushroom toast, and the Reuben sandwich. Patrons reliabily describe the food as delicious and of high quality, complemented by friendly, professional service. They also offer enticing specials such as $2 oysters and drink specials during Happy Hour. Although nestled in a quiet location, their elevated gastronomic offerings have earned them a stellar reputation. Despite its casual atmosphere, the food is upscale and exceptional, earning rave reviews from customers.
A photo of David's 388 restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • South Portland
Booked 15 times today
David's 388 is a standout bistro renowned for its exceptional cuisine. Patrons laud it as a 'reliable local bistro with excellent food and wine choices,' cementing its place as a favorite neighborhood hotspot. Offering a menu teeming with a plethora of palatable dishes - from scrumptious starters such as arancini and Brussels sprouts to delicious entrees like lamb, salmon, and haddock - every meal is a culinary triumph. One reviewer likened their dining experience at David's 388 to 'my favorite little neighborhood bistro in Paris.' This glowing review underscores the fact that the restaurant skillfully elevates bistro fare to a gastronomic art, delivering '5 star quality at extremely reasonable bistro prices.'
A photo of Buffalo Wild Wings - South Portland restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • South Portland
Booked 11 times today
Buffalo Wild Wings in South Portland offers a truly authentic and enjoyable American cuisine experience. Patrons commend not only the fresh, flavorful food, but also the exceptional, friendly service. Key notes from reviews include raving about the wings, a quintessential American food staple, noted as "exceptional" and "great". Other favourites include the strawberry lemonade and large, fresh salads. The restaurant is perfectly suitable for sports lovers as they can continue to watch NBA games while enjoying their meal. The overall experience is greatly enhanced by the attentive and responsive service from the staff, making it an excellent dining choice.
A photo of Sea Dog Brewing Co. - So. Portland restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Portland
Booked 3 times today
Sea Dog Brewing Co. in So. Portland is a celebrated establishment that serves top-notch Brewery cuisine. It is renowned for its excellent service and a variety of menu options, with customers highlighting the quality and taste of the food. Patrons have praised its unique offerings, such as the delicious fish tacos and amazing beers. It's also known for specialties like the lobster roll. The restaurant has been described as the perfect spot for a date night with its fun environment and live music. The positive reviews demonstrate the restaurant's consistency in providing a wonderful dining experience, making it a highly recommended venue for brunch and other gatherings.
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