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Best Cozy Restaurants in Portland

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A photo of David's Restaurant restaurant
4.5
Awesome(2919)
$$$$
• Contemporary American • Portland
Booked 50 times today
Located at the foot of Portland’s arts district on Monument square, Portland Maine David Turin, Chef / Owner moved David’s to this historic location in 1998. The restaurant is tastefully and creatively decorated update to the “Great Fire” surviving building which housed the presses for The Portland Telegram Newspaper at the turn of the century. The open kitchen allows diners to watch the creation of meals which feature the bounty of regional resources prepared without culinary boundaries. David’s cuisine has one foot in tradition and another in the contemporary influences of many of the world’s great cuisines. The New York Times … “an intelligent hand in the kitchen of the sort you would find in better New York restaurants for half as much.. The Portland Press Herald… “This restaurant is doing amazing things and at the same time keeping prices reasonable-Four and a Half Stars!” Portland Magazine …“Truly a spectacular meal” “Best of New England 2008” – New England Travel
A photo of The Grill Room & Bar restaurant
4.5
Awesome(740)
$$$$
• Steakhouse • Portland
Booked 11 times today
Opened by local chef/owner Harding Lee Smith & located in the heart of the historic Old Port, The Grill Room & Bar, has been a staple in Portland's burgeoning food since 2008. An open kitchen concept featuring locally sourced french inspired plates makes this "urban steakhouse" a distinctive dining experience for any occasion. Enjoy Chef Entrees or the A la Carte Menu. In addition, The Grill Room Bar offers a generous variety of wine, local beer & handcrafted cocktails. Stop in from 4-6pm Tuesday - Saturday for Happy Hour Small Bites & Drinks. The patio is pet friendly and is available for seating on a weather dependent basis. The Grill Room is joined by Portland sister restaurants The Front Room & Corner Room & The Mountain Room & Last Run Room @ Sunday River Ski Resort... Walk-ins are welcome although reservations are highly recommended.Large parties are encouraged to call the restaurant directly @ 207 774 2333 or email thegrillroom@gmail.com for reservation needs.
A photo of Isa Bistro - Portland restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(458)
$$$$
• Bistro • Portland
Isa is a small neighborhood bistro serving eclectic and seasonally driven menu. Reservations are available inside the dining room. Our private outdoor patio is available from May until mid October and available day of by calling after 3pm, weather permitting. We ask that you be mindful of your 2 hour time slot so we may accommodate all guests. Please provide 24 hours notice for cancellations or a late cancellation fee may apply. A husband and wife duo, Isaul brings his experience cooking French and Italian food to life with a splash of his Mexican heritage and his wife Suzie is the sommelier and face of the front. They showcase local farms and purveyors and offer craft beers and house specialty cocktails. The dining room is cozy and quaint with an original black tin ceiling. Be sure to order any of the Mexican dishes, whatever they may be!
A photo of Union restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1229)
$$$$
• American • Portland
Booked 1 time today
Join us in UNION Restaurant in the heart of Portland's Old Port and located across from Portland's City Hall. Creative and elegant cuisine, Maine products and attention to detail. We Keep 30% of our restaurant open for Walk-ins, if you do not see a reservation available please feel free to call or come on in!
A photo of David's Opus Ten restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(169)
$$$$
• Contemporary American • Portland
This restaurant is open only 40 nights for the season. Our first night is June 14th This intimate restaurant within a restaurant is like nothing else in Portland. Chef David is in the Opus kitchen most nights himself to prepare this hyper-local “front door to table” menu Cocktails and a surprise hors d'oeuvres promptly at 6:45 PM followed by seven set courses with optional wine pairingsMenu • seventy nine dollarsWine pairings • thirty nine dollars Cocktail Cart • fourteen dollars reservations are strongly recommend as seating is limited to 18 guests and most days sell out very quicklyOpus Ten is also available year round for special events, private dinners, and parties.
A photo of Little Tap House restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(254)
$$$$
• Farm-to-table • Portland
A neighborhood farm-to-table gastropub offering 14 local draughts and scratch-kitchen fare. Full bar & wine list with a culinary menu featuring shares, entrees and homemade desserts. High-top table or lower table dining matched with an always warm and convivial atmosphere. Follow us on Instagram for Happy Hour specials!Steps away from popular venues such as the Portland Museum of Art, Cross Insurance Arena, and the State Theater. A welcoming dining experience for locals and visitors-alike!
A photo of Helm Oyster Bar + Bistro restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(300)
$$$$
• Seafood • Portland
Helm Oyster Bar & Bistro is an ode to the coast and farmland offering an intimate dining room, bar, and seasonal outdoor patio across the street from Portland's Ocean Gateway. Our raw bar offers a selection of shellfish and seafood such as oysters, clams, and crudo. Expect a small bistro-style menu from our Executive Chef, Billy Hager, that changes frequently to reflect seasonal and locally-sourced availability. Our bar focuses on natural wines, rotating New England beers, and unique cocktails. Our dining room is open with dark wood and cozy corners.
A photo of The Front Room restaurant
4.5
Awesome(176)
$$$$
• American • Portland
Due to volume we are unable to accept reservations for Brunch. Tables are available on a walk-in basis. Reservations are available for Dinner. For parties over 6, please call 773-3366 during business hours to make reservations.Nestled atop Portland’s Munjoy Hill neighborhood, The Front Room, offers dishes & drinks with comfort in mind. A local Brunch destination, enjoy plates such as house-made Corned Beef Hash, Veggie Gnocchi, & Eggs Benedict. Pancakes & French Toast are always a go to. Serving a variety of Mimosas & Bloody Marys, local coffee & teas. Dinner at TFR is relaxed & pleasurable. Plates are made with local components & thoughtful recipes. Enjoy the Casco Bay Scallops, Roasted Brussels, the Goat & Beet Salad, or neighborhood favorite Lamb Shepard’s Pie. Serving a variety of local beer, wine, and cocktails to suit every taste- Come get Happy 4-6 !
A photo of Roma Portland restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(628)
$$$$
• Italian • Portland
Booked 23 times today
The Roma is a throwback, classic American Italian restaurant located in the heart of the West End on Congress St, that pays tribute to the great American Italian restaurants of decades past. The Roma will serve classic Italian-American fare in a relaxed and comfortable dining room. Love for comfort food.
A photo of Jing Yan restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(185)
$$$$
• Asian • Portland
Booked 45 times today
Jing Yan strives to create a warm, welcoming, and comfortable neighborhood restaurant. With professional cooking and detail-oriented service we hope to share a unique Asian experience with our guests.
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