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A husband and wife duo, Isaul Perez 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!
Bar seating is available for dinner service by reservation only. Please check with the host to inquire about bar seating.
Our lounge is open for cocktails and raw bar every day beginning at 4:00pm.
We are only able to seat complete parties at this time. Please note: our patio reservations are weather dependent. If we need to make a change because of weather, we will call you on the day of your reservation to cancel or reschedule your booking.
Located in Portland's Old Port District, Fore Street opened in June, 1996. The interior surrounds a unique brick and soapstone hearth with a wood-burning oven, grill and turnspit; visible from most tables. We believe that good food travels the shortest possible distance between the farm and the table. Our menu changes every day and is founded upon the very best raw materials from a community of Maine farmers, fisherman, foragers and cheese makers. Most of the Maine foods are organically grown or harvested wild, each brought to us at the peak of its season. In 2002 and again in 2007, Fore Street was named by Gourmet Magazine as one of the Top Fifty Restaurants in the United States. In 2004, Chef-Partner Sam Hayward was named Best Chef: Northeast by the James Beard Foundation.
Our chefs focus on serving the freshest seafood and the best ingredients available from local purveyors, fishermen and organic farmers. They prepare a simple yet creative menu that highlights the ingredients.
Our personalized wine list truly complements the cuisine and we offer a classic full bar. We serve our full menu at the bar itself and feature a raw bar with a variety of local oysters and seasonal shellfish. Street and Co.’s comfortable lounge is great place to get together for drinks and appetizers or to enjoy while waiting for a table.
Al fresco dining is available from Memorial Day through September.
We have fun in the kitchen, but we also couldn’t be more serious about what we do. That’s why we get our goods from the very best: Stonecipher Farm, , Valley View Farm eggs and meats, Archer Angus beef, and Broad Arrow Farm pork.
Our chef is excited to present their vision to you and all our guests. Our caring and committed staff will ensure you have a fantastic experience with us.
Ancora is a family owned and operated full-service Italian restaurant in the lakeside town of Bridgton, Maine. We offer local drafts, craft cocktails, a boutique Italian wine list featuring one of Maine's best Amaro lists, and of course- fresh handmade pastas and entrees of a classic Italian approach. Chef Eric Metcalf changes the menu with the season, and our ever-changing desserts are created nightly. Paying special mind to what the local harvests can supply, we always allow Maine farms to shine through first and foremost.
Our restaurant features Paolo Laboa, international chef from Genova, Italy. His menu consists of simple, flavorful and authentic Northern Italian cuisine. This includes handmade pasta, crudo (raw fish), fresh pizza and an all-Italian wine list. Ingredients are sourced locally, from various Maine farms and from the Gulf of Maine, whenever possible.
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
Head Chef Greg Wilson & Sous Chef Jason Macguire create staple dishes using local & Italian ingrediants with authentic techniques. The menu is pleasingly varied. Delight in the Bruschetta, Verduras, Procsciutto & Greens Pizza or Fettucini Bolognese to name a few - all served with a well rounded wine, spirit, & beer selection. Founded By Chef/Owner Harding Lee Smith, The Corner Room, is part of "The Rooms" Restaurant Group.
Parties of 5 or more & guests with any questions are asked to call (207) 879 4747 during regular buisness hours & we will be happy to assist you. Please note that tables will be held for 10 minutes after reservation time.
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- OTOpenTable DinerBoston / New England •1 review5.0Dined 3 days agoAmazing as always!!! My favorite restaurant in portland!!More infoREGARDS$$$$• Seafood• Portland•4.5
- OTOpenTable DinerDenver / Colorado •2 reviews5.0Dined 4 days agoOpen faced lobster ravioli was really good! Overall, the service was good and the food was excellent. Would go again!More infoDavid's Restaurant$$$$• Contemporary American• Portland•4.7
- OTOpenTable DinerBoston / New England •1 review5.0Dined 5 days agoFantastic variety of foods and beverages of every category! Great service! We were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary but wanted casual with great atmosphere, food and music! We were treated with glasses of champagne!! As world travelers but Portland natives, we loved our first time! We will be trying out all of the Rooms.More infoThe Grill Room & Bar$$$$• Steakhouse• Portland•4.6
- KKaseyvipBoston / New England •145 reviews5.0Dined on May 20, 2023The food was amazing, as always. Our server, Gillian, actually remembered the the cocktail I has a couple of weeks ago!More infoThe Corner Room$$$$• Italian• Portland•4.6
- OTOpenTable DinerBoston / New England •5 reviews5.0Dined on Jan 1, 2023Superb!!!!!! Delicious, cozy, Justin is an amazing waiter…love Isa! The citrus pear salad offering was phenomenal. Eggplant lasagna on point! Bolognese incredible as always!More infoIsa Bistro - Portland$$$$• Bistro• Portland•4.9
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If you are going to visit Portland, Maine, make sure to plan your day around your meals so you can experience as many Down East restaurants as possible. In addition to the classic New England clam chowder, Portland is renowned for its fresh oyster bars. Competing with seafood fresh off the fishing boats, some of the best steakhouses in New England can be found in Portland. For the more adventurous diner, the international selections include French, Italian, Thai, Mexican, and Middle Eastern cuisine. For a more casual dining experience, you can indulge in comfort foods like macaroni and cheese or Belgian fries fried in duck fat and made with local potatoes. Complete your meal with the perfect cocktail and a view of the water, and you'll be wondering how soon you can eat again.
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