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About Eve's at The Garden

Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Eve’s At The Garden is a refreshing Maine restaurant offering fine dining selections to be enjoyed near the warmth of a large cozy fireplace. Breakfast and lunch fare includes omelets, corned beef, egg paninis and lobster sliders, while the dinner menu provides such hearty options as seared salmon, chicken breast, sirloin steak and a wide variety of seafood. Eve’s At The Garden also provides a small but enjoyable tapas menu for bar patrons, including items such as pork and beans, cod fritters, and lamb meatballs.

With an attached garden, Eve’s At The Garden gives a truly enchanting ambience that can be enjoyed from morning to the wee hours of the night. An extensive drink menu keeps nightlife vibrant, and late night snacks are always available to whet every patron’s appetite.

468 Fore St
Portland, ME 04102
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am

Cross Street:
Union street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(207) 775-9090

Website:
http://www.evesatthegarden.com/

Parking Details:
Indoor Valet parking available, entrance located on Fore Street. Valet parking is complimentary while dining at Eve's.

Executive Chef:
Tim Labonte

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact the restaurant for more information.

Private Party Contact:
Linda Prescott: (207) 775-9090

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Eve's at The Garden Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

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3.8

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3.9

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3.9

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Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (39)
Special Occasion (36)
Fit for Foodies (32)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Great for Lunch (19)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Good for Groups (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Scenic View (4)
Late-night Find (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on August 29, 2014

This garden restaurant is in a hotel...free valet parking, which is great in downtown Portland. Environment was perfect for quiet lunch with friends or business meetings. A nice oasis from tourist chaos. Food was very good although stark with no garnishes or extras on plates. A good find for us.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 25, 2014

The title says it all - fine atmosphere, attentive service but food that is simply bad...

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 (New England)·Dined on August 15, 2014

Found this place by accident and it was fabulous! Sat outside by a small fountain for a quiet dinner. Food was absolutely delicious from the grilled romaine salad, tender short rib and luscious tiramisu. Waiter was helpful and friendly. Would recommend this restaurant highly.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2014

Based on other open table reviews, I expected much better food and service at a fine dining establishment. The lounge area is essentially in the small dining room and dining outside was out since it was raining. The lounge makes the restaurant noisy. The food was good, but swordfish entree had odd seasoning, especially curry on risotto which tasted like curry powder was sprinkled on it. Appetizers on the other hand were quite good, especially burata salad and fish chowder. The best part of the meal were the desserts. Service, on the other hand, was fair. We were treating our friends whom we were visiting; and though they enjoyed it, it was not up to my standards.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 6, 2014

Everyone here was so warm and friendly and accommodating. We had hoped to eat in the garden but it rained so we sat next to the window looking onto the garden. The food was wonderful, service was excellent and we had such a great evening there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on July 24, 2014

We needed a restaurant for dinner on what turned out to be Friday night of "camp week", when families bring their kids to Maine for camp, and go out for one last dinner together. None of our usual choices in Portland were available, so we chose Eve's. Expectations were modest, since, well, it's in a hotel.

Weather was nice so we ate outdoors in the courtyard. Everything was excellent. Great food, served promptly. Attentive wait staff - there when we wanted them, and out of the way when we didn't. Plenty of choices on the wine list, by the glass or bottle. And the prices were not as inflated as a typical hotel restaurant.

We'll be back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 21, 2014

I live in Portland, and am frequently guilty of forgetting about Eve's great patio. Inside, it's your basic high-end hotel dining spot, but it boasts a cute enclosed garden patio, great for lunch and (I assume) dinner. The menu isn't lengthy, but provides a number of great options for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike. Upscale enough for a business meal, but not stifling--great for enjoying the lunch hour during the workday, too.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on June 21, 2014

We had a very nice dinner at Eve's. The wine was excellent. The salad and main course were well prepared and presented. Desert was particularly good. I suspect eating outside would be particularly good, but the weather would not cooperate the night we were there.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on April 20, 2014

Eve's at the Garden is located in the Portland Harbor Hotel. The outside is not open yet, but when it gets warmer, it will be a great outdoor dining experience. The food was great and the servers were knowledgeable, although a bit busy. All four of us enjoyed our meals, which were excellent. Will definitely go there again.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2013

Food and service were very good and the ambiance was excellent. Would like to go back for drinks…
Front of house lacks polish and finess. Was taken aback when hostess said she had no record of reservation though I confirmed on Opentable. There was plenty of room, but still not the best way to handle it, especially in front of my guest who was less than impressed. Didn't bother to correct herself either. Polish should be part of the deal at this level.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 26, 2013

This restaurant is in the Portland Harbor Hotel and is a true gem. The food is superb both for dinner and breakfast. We understand that they just changed chefs and people do not seem to know what a fabulous place this is. The menu is very creative. Look it up. The top restaurant in the city, Fore Street, can't hold a candle to this place. It is a beautiful restaurant in all ways, and I would recommend it highly at any time Enjoy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2013

I had heard only fantastic reviews of this restaurant but was a bit disappointed upon going for the first, and what will be, the last time. From what I had heard, I expected a nicely decorated restaurant but it was really just the hotel lobby bar. It was extremely loud. I also thought the waiters were too familiar in addressing us. The garden had been rated highly also, but it didn't seem like anything special - none of the tables were set and there was practically no lighting. Perhaps they weren't expecting anyone to sit out there. My father and his companion sat in upholstered chairs but the two wood chairs they gave to me and my husband were too low for the table. I really wish I had asked to change tables.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 6, 2013

We have eaten at Eve's during the winter and the interior dining space has been charming and very conducive to good conversation. The food is always wonderful and the wine list is fine. This summer we ate in the garden, also lovely. Very attractive plantings and a location away from street noise make it a very relaxing spot. Quiet fountain in the background, muted lighting. If anyone in your party has trouble hearing in restaurants Eve's is a great option. The service at Eve's has always been excellent, indoors or out.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 16, 2013

Appetizers were good but it went down hill from there. Food was simply bland all around. Price was far of much for the quality. Server was great.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 27, 2013

Absolutely delicious! Service was fantastic. My husband had the cod-delicious! I had one of the vegetarian entrees-lentils and mushrooms with spaghetti squash pancakes...one if the best meals I have had. Trio of creme brulees for dessert. Hotel restaurants are usually mediocre but this was a great meal. Highly recommend it...we wish we lived in Portland so we could come here every week!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 10, 2013

We went for Sunday brunch at noon. They stopped serving breakfast at 11:30. Server was apparently new and not well trained. Left spill on the table, never checked on us, didn't refil water and forgot to bring coffee. The room is very nice and the outdoor seating looked appealing but overall experience disappointing

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 (New England)·Dined on March 6, 2013

Dined at Eve's to enjoy MRW2013 and it was amazing. The food was delectable, wait staff friendly and knowledgeable, overall a wonderful experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on March 2, 2013

It was a very relaxed evening - service was slow, but very relaxed, and we never went without drink - once we let them know we needed to go to a show and were running out of time they pciked up the pace of food delivery and service, so I think part of the attraction and restaurant goal is a nice relaxed evening. You feel like you are in someone's home - there was lots of distance between tables, and very nice atmosphere. It was not noisy, like some restaurants, and the food was very good. If you want to go somewhere for good food and a chance to really talk with your dinner guests, I'd recommend Eve's. We were a little hesitant because it is a hotel restaurant, but I'd go back again.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2013

Had been wanting to try it for a long time and it deffinatly was worth the wait..our food was amazing and so was the service.. It was great for our romantic night out..

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2012

Very pleasant, quiet, excellent for a real conversation or couple celebration. Foor was innovative, but also satisfying. Service was really good. We were surprised a hotel food outlet would be this good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 24, 2012

Very dissapointing first visit. On a Friday mid-August night when most of Portland's restaurants were fully booked (which is why we decided to give it a try), Eve's was empty. We ate in the garden patio - a magical spot. The food, howevet, was not. Our entrees were not very good. Mushy paella with mushy sole (not something you usually associate with this Spanish classic) and none of the advertised shrimp. No crunch, no taste. The same with the scallops. They were semi-gelatinous, although on a tasty bed of polenta. We will not return.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 27, 2012

We didn't eat there because they were having a private party on the patio. The patio is the only reason to go there. They should post that on Open Table, if they're having a private party.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 26, 2012

What a disappointment. THe food was very good BUT the noise at the bar was SOOO loud we had to shout at our guests to be heard. We were told that this is a group that gathers every Thursday .
One of the reasons this occurs is that the bar is NOT seperated from the dining area.
Anyone making a reservation for dinner should be told about this gathering from 5-7:00+ pm.
Am not sure I would recommend this to anyone as a "dining'experience

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on July 4, 2012

Tri-Tip Steak was inedible. Bar Lobster roll wasn't good either. Too watery. Too bad because it is a nice atmosphere. Waiter handled it nicely.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2012

We have already told many people about how great the restaurant was. Can't wait to go back this summer.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 24, 2012

We were ther for lunch and found that the portions reminded of us "lady Lunches". Not very large

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on May 17, 2012

Wonderful place for a get together for lunch with friends. Food and service were fantastic.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on March 10, 2012

A hidden gem. One of the best meals that I've had in a long time!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 6, 2012

This rating is "less" than our usual. Restaurant week and a local concert brought in some unexpected walk-ins (restaurant understaffed that night). Service was slower than usual and noise level was louder than usual.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on March 6, 2012

Tuesday evening on restaurant week was not busy, but staff seemed overwhelmed and disorganized. Appetizers were good, entrees mediocre, excellent wine pairings. I'll give it another chance but I was a bit disappointed with the meal & service.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on March 6, 2012

We had a fine meal during Restaurant week. The menu was appealing and delivered satisfaction. The wine pairings were good value and appropriate to the courses. The tuna carpaccio as a first was excellent and generous in portion size as was the lamb chop "lollipop" starter. The filet mignon on a cheddar bread pudding disk was first rate and perfectly cooked. We will come back happily.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 2, 2012

This was one of the best, if not the best, meals my wife and I have ever had at a restaurant. The filet mignon was so tender you barely needed a knife to cut it and it was coooked to a perfect medium-rare. The chocolate in my dessert was dark and rich. My wife's lemon cake was moist and "out of this world". The wine pairings were also excellent. The restaurant was quiet so you can easily carry on a conversation with you partner. The services was attentive but not obtrusive. Overall an unforgettable experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 24, 2012

I love happy hour there! I meet the most interesting people!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on February 17, 2012

The atmosphere was inviting, but upholstered chairs by the garden were too low for the table - felt like I needed a booster seat! So, we moved to regular chairs. There's times when simple is better - spare the herbs in the butter, and just serve it straight up! Salads were good, but an offering of fresh ground pepper would have been nice. We had the lamb shank which was good with the pureed parsnips, but pairing with pickled vegetables seemed a bit off. Chocolate hazelnut terrine wasn't good - more like a giant truffle! Not a place for fine dining, but a drop in, warm by the fire, have a dring and appetizer while in the Old Port - perfect!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2012

Server had no interest in being there. Brought out wrong beverages, no apologies. Brought out chocolate ganache dessert....FROZEN SOLID...again, no apologies. Won't be back

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 (New England)·Dined on January 3, 2012

Difficult to Judge for lunch.
We hed grat srvice, good food, nice place.
Service great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2011

We had a party of six and it was a great breakfast. There were enough options for everyone to have what they wanted. The view of the garden courtyard was very nice. The portions were very large and everyone left satisfied. Starbucks coffee was a plus.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2011

The dinner was wonderful - the service was great and food was delicious. For some reason, we thought there was a seperate dining room but we had a good time.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 6, 2011

This is a great spot for a special event like birthdat or anniversary. Ecvellent food and very quiet spot in a great location.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 28, 2011

The service was exceptional. Our server Cameron, was attentive and informative. Great knowledge of the menus and made nice recommendations.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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