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Fuel Restaurant

1082 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fuel in Lewiston, Maine, is part of the historic Lyceum Hall in the heart of downtown. The bistro-style restaurant serves French dishes with a modern twist. The food at Fuel provides a taste of the French countryside. Try dishes like French onion soup, braised pork shank and NY Strip steak frites. You can find your favorite comfort foods here as well, including the rib-eye burger, macaroni and cheese and a hearty ham and cheese sandwich topped with cheese sauce.

Have a drink with your friends at Fuel. The restaurant is equipped with a full bar that offers craft cocktails and a variety of liquor. You can also choose from 150 wine vintages, which have won the restaurant the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for six years.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(207) 333-3835
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Justin Smith
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Private party facilities
Lyceum Gallery is Fuel's private dining space. Seating 30 or under, this beautiful space is an art gallery by day, private dining facility by night. The gallery and dining space is located in the same building, right next to Fuel's main dining space. Reservations required. Please call us for details.
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Private party contact
Katie Palmer (After 3:00 PM): (207) 333-3835
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Cross street
Main (202)
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Parking details
Parking is typically plentiful on Lisbon Street, right in front of the restaurant. If not, a parking garage is very, very close. Go to the end of Lisbon Street, take a right on Main, and a right on Park. The Park Street garage is on your left. Come out of the garage and walk straight through the Courthouse plaza (a small park), and you will find Fuel straight ahead. The garage is free after 6:00pm
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
4.4  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LadyLieu (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

Enjoyed a fabulous Valentine's Day dinner. Fuel is a constant satisfaction! You can't go wrong. We had the Lamb and Salmon and it was to die for!!!!

drdi (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2016

Second time eating here---food as good as it was the first time. I cook a lot myself, so my standards are high, and Fuel meets or exceeds them. Attention to details, such as the bread they serve and the waitstaff's wine knowledge add to the experience. Highly recommended!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2016

Found out they are rolling out a new menu next week so are looking forward to checking out some new things.

vipRegularJay (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2016

I have been a long time patron of Fuel, and the experience there was nothing short of perfect! Our server, Autumn, is always cheerful and attentive to what is going on at the table and to making sure everything is delivered timely. Every part of the meal was cooked and presented perfectly! Steak was cooked to order, fondue was hot, bacon dusted fries were amazing, and dessert rounded out the evening with perfection.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2016

I came on a Tuesday night for dinner with my son and a friend of his. We started with the escargot to start and it was excellent. The presentation was interesting in that the escargot were served over a bone with marrow and a velvety smooth demi-glace. It was amazing and the portion was very generous. The three of shared it and were quite happy with what we had. I had a caeser salad with anchovies that was very good, well dressed but not overly dressed.

My son and his friend had steaks that were cooked perfectly to the temperatures that they requested. I had the salmon that was grilled and cooked to a perfect medium and very moist.
I will definitely be back soon.

Kensi (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2015

Fuel is a great place for a dinner, a drink oh and great deserts too!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 26, 2015

Get the escargot with bone marrow.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2015

Our server, Paul, was a great guy. Very knowledgable and very well-versed in the in's and out's of the menu. Could describe each dish as if he were the one who designed them.

FatHearts (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2015

I highly recommend anyone looking for melt in your mouth steak to order the au poivre. It's what I get every time because in four years, it's remains as delicious as the firs time I tried it! The fondue is addictive, I only wish they served it with the bread that they serve as a free appetizer, it would add some nice depth to the flavor experience-so maybe just save a piece to try for yourself! My husband always tries something new there when we go, and he is never disappointed. I had a bite of his scallops the other night-wow. I don't even like scallops typically but these were a pleasant surprise, especially with the sweet potato apple sauce paired with them. So yeah, I like the place. Worth the slight splurge!!!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 18, 2015

The food was very good, but the noise level was so high that it was hard to carry on a conversation with our friends. I would have to qualify a recommendation with that information.