Experience locally-sourced cuisine at intimate Portland spot, East Ender this Valentine’s Day. Innovative dishes pair fresh ingredients with the talents of Chefs Bill Leavy and Karl Deuben. Reserve a table, then venture to the upstairs lounge for unique cocktails and romantic ambiance.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
It was -10F that night so we went for the Maine Cassoulet and the night's special, a "porchetta", which was a pork tenderlion roulade in crackling pork belly (!) with chili, fennel, served with broccolini and grain grits. As usual, flavors were fantastic. With a side of the fried Brussels sprouts in chile lime vinaigrette, a perfect dinner for a very cold night. And as always, we received a very warm welcome and the service was lovely!
Cocktails were phenomenal, food was only okay. Atmosphere was beautiful.
We had reservations through open table for 3:15 ,restaurant closed at 3:30 today per listed hours ! We were the last group so had the place all to ourself - celebrating a late Christmas . We were not rushed , staff attentive , food delicious.
My second visit in 2 days was fabulous!!! Will be back soon again.
We stopped in Portland to break up a long road trip and needed a place for dinner. I made a reservation through the app day of, and chose wisely. We had the pork belly toast snack, two mains (chicken breast and cavatelli), olive oil cake, and 3 rounds of drinks (it was a long week of family visits). The bill was $150 after tip. Everything was excellent - can’t wait to go back! If I had to pick highlights, which is tough because the whole meal was a perfect date night, I would say: Lucien cocktail, pasta was perfectly done (says my Italian husband), sauce on the chicken, and the orange confit with the cake.
Had a good meal at the East Ender. Went rogue and had the brussel sprouts for an appetizer. I could have had them for every course and been happy. Had the fish and chips with spaghetti squash. Fish was yummy, but the coating a tad overdone. Chips were on point. Squash well spiced. It was a nice place for dinner, that had interesting options, that didnt break the bank. Kind of refreshing!
Very nice place. Had a drink at the upstairs bar and the special hot buttered rum concoction was delicious. Ate upstairs in a booth by the window. Had the pork belly appetizer and it was great, then the chickpea stew with chicken tikka. It was superb! The entire dinner with drinks came to $60, great value. They comped us two glasses of champagne for our anniversary.
Highly recommend this place.
This restaurant was recommended by friends. Well worth it. Friendly attentive staff and amazing food.
We really loved this place and thought the food was excellent! The service was good, but the servers were a little odd socially and not really very friendly. Otherwise, I'd highly recommend it!