Best American Restaurants in Portland (Maine)

Union PortlandUnion Portland
(492)
$$$$
American | Portland, Maine
Booked 14 times today
Blue SpoonBlue Spoon
(417)
$$$$
American | Portland, Maine
Booked 6 times today
Woodford F&BWoodford F&B
(199)
$$$$
American | Portland, Maine
Booked 9 times today
Crooners and CocktailsCrooners and Cocktails
(99)
$$$$
American | Portland, Maine
Booked 5 times today
Twenty Milk StreetTwenty Milk Street
(259)
$$$$
American | Portland, Maine
Booked 4 times today
White Barn InnWhite Barn Inn
(1303)
$$$$
American | Kennebunkport, Maine
Booked 2 times today
1637 at York Harbor Inn1637 at York Harbor Inn
(540)
$$$$
American | York Beach, Maine
Booked 3 times today
Sweet Pea's CafeSweet Pea's Cafe
(24)
$$$$
American | Bar Harbor, Maine
Mac's GrillMac's Grill
(373)
$$$$
American | Auburn, Maine
Booked 8 times today
Cape Neddick Inn RestaurantCape Neddick Inn Restaurant
(232)
$$$$
American | Ogunquit, Maine
The White Barn BistroThe White Barn Bistro
(40)
$$$$
American | Kennebunkport, Maine
Bogie's at Spruce Point InnBogie's at Spruce Point Inn
(55)
$$$$
American | Boothbay Harbor, Maine
North43BistroNorth43Bistro
(55)
$$$$
American | South Portland, Maine
Booked 6 times today
Dockside GrillDockside Grill
(130)
$$$$
American | Falmouth, Maine, Maine
Booked 1 time today

Best Italian Restaurants in Portland (Maine)

Solo ItalianoSolo Italiano
(401)
$$$$
Italian | Portland, Maine
Booked 17 times today
Roma PortlandRoma Portland
(61)
$$$$
Italian | Portland, Maine
Booked 13 times today
Primo - RocklandPrimo - Rockland
(2237)
$$$$
Italian | Rockland, Maine, Maine
Booked 15 times today
22 Broad Street22 Broad Street
(362)
$$$$
Italian | Bethel / Sunday River, Maine
Booked 3 times today
Tuscan Brick Oven BistroTuscan Brick Oven Bistro
(242)
$$$$
Italian | Freeport, Maine
Booked 14 times today
La Bella Vita Ristorante in enoteca LoungeLa Bella Vita Ristorante in enoteca Lounge
(316)
$$$$
Italian | Rockport, Maine
Booked 1 time today
Roberto's RestaurantRoberto's Restaurant
(687)
$$$$
Italian | Ogunquit, Maine
Ports of Italy - The KennebunksPorts of Italy - The Kennebunks
(189)
$$$$
Italian | Kennebunkport, Maine
Booked 7 times today
CoppaCoppa
(428)
$$$$
Italian | South End, Boston
Booked 31 times today
Giulia RestaurantGiulia Restaurant
(774)
$$$$
Italian | Cambridge, Boston
Booked 50 times today
SorellinaSorellina
(3203)
$$$$
Italian | Back Bay, Boston
Booked 47 times today
Il CapriccioIl Capriccio
(2518)
$$$$
Italian | Waltham, Boston Suburbs
Booked 23 times today
Toscano RestaurantToscano Restaurant
(1983)
$$$$
Italian | Beacon Hill, Boston
Booked 23 times today
Rossetti Restaurant of LynnRossetti Restaurant of Lynn
(886)
$$$$
Italian | Lynn, Boston Suburbs
Booked 13 times today
Bar MezzanaBar Mezzana
(188)
$$$$
Italian | South End, Boston
Booked 54 times today
Pane e Vino ProvidencePane e Vino Providence
(2075)
$$$$
Italian | Providence, Rhode Island
Booked 25 times today
Camille's RestaurantCamille's Restaurant
(1486)
$$$$
Italian | Providence, Rhode Island
Booked 30 times today
Mamma MariaMamma Maria
(3526)
$$$$
Italian | North End, Boston
Booked 30 times today
Davio's - BostonDavio's - Boston
(1658)
$$$$
Italian | Back Bay, Boston
Booked 30 times today
L'AndanaL'Andana
(4283)
$$$$
Italian | Burlington, Massachusetts, Boston Suburbs
Booked 35 times today
PrezzaPrezza
(1495)
$$$$
Italian | North End, Boston
Booked 25 times today
Trattoria Romana In WakefieldTrattoria Romana In Wakefield
(1672)
$$$$
Italian | Wakefield, Rhode Island, Rhode Island
Booked 14 times today

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Treat your taste buds: Explore Portland (Maine) restaurants.

Portland (Maine) Restaurants

EmilitsaEmilitsa
333 reviews
$$$$
Greek | Portland, Maine
Booked 8 times today

Emilitsa met all of our expectations. The service and food was outstanding. The server guided us on wine choice, since we've little knowledge of Greek wines. The menu, especially the appetizers were so interesting, we ended up ordering 3 appetizers and shared a main course. The grilled octopus was amazing - so tender. Our main course, the moussaka was fantastic. Ended the meal with the rice pudding, which was delicious as well. Looking forward to going back. More

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Blue SpoonBlue Spoon
417 reviews
$$$$
American | Portland, Maine
Booked 6 times today

The Blue Spoon is a favorite. I often order the steak salad, and although the ingredients change frequently the salad is always delicious. This time it was made with kale and greens mix that was not good, primarily because the kale was so tough. I regularly eat salads with kale, but usually a younger kale is used. I should also note that there wasn't much to the salad and it was bland. Other ingredients were definitely needed. I hope that the ingredients for the steak salad will be changed before I return. More

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EvoEvo
254 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Portland, Maine
Booked 3 times today

Great food! Sarah was a 5 star waitress. More

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Tempo DuluTempo Dulu
160 reviews
$$$$
Asian | Portland, Maine
Booked 1 time today

An exceptional meal all around. Helpful but unintrusive service, subtle flavors, great portion sizes, lovely atmosphere. More

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Street and Co.Street and Co.
801 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Portland, Maine
Booked 8 times today

Fabulous foood! I highly recommend the Lobster Diavolo. Make a reservation as it is very popular. Our waiter was excellent as well. More

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Fore StreetFore Street
1264 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine
Booked 27 times today

It’s difficult to rate a place because there’s such a big variety of a persons tastes in food. What one person loves. Another not so much. But if you like food that is freshly prepared by chefs in an open kitchen right in front of the entire restaurant .. meaning you can literally watch it all happening. With amazingly fresh ingredients purchased from local fisherman, farmers and producers. And bread made in the bakery owned by the restaurant literally on the story right below where you are sitting, you will love fore street. I ordered a lamb chop dish and the waiter even described to me where the lamb came from and the diet of grasses it lived on because he knew the farm their lamb comes from. And was able to accurately describe the flavor of it. From top to bottom. This is one of my favorite spots. Not just in Maine. But anywhere in the World, and I should note. I’ve been to 103 countries on every continent. So if you’re in the Portland area. Do not miss fore street !! More

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Hugo's RestaurantHugo's Restaurant
797 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine
Booked 7 times today

Our favorite way to celebrate our anniversary. The tasting menu brings an endless stream of beautiful dishes that please both eye and palate. Our waiter helped pick the perfectly matched wine. Outstanding experience. More

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ScalesScales
324 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Portland, Maine
Booked 33 times today

We absolutely love this restaurant. Went again on a snowy night. Service with John was outstanding. Great wine list, specials and starters. The tartare and fried oysters were amazing. Garlic bread deserves an entirely new name - just heavenly. Scallops and duck entrees are faves we keep ordering again and again. Unless we are having a burger night at the bar! Thank you to the entire team at Scales. You’ve created a very special place that we affectionately call “our spot”, and that makes this Mainer very proud. More

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Little GiantLittle Giant
42 reviews
$$$$
European | Portland, Maine
Booked 8 times today

Food was excellent and so was my cocktail. Great ambiance. I highly recommend. More

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East EnderEast Ender
258 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine
Booked 10 times today

The restaurant was cozy and inviting. Our table was ready when we got there. Each person in my party ordered something delicious and we loved it all! More

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Solo ItalianoSolo Italiano
401 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Portland, Maine
Booked 17 times today

THIS restaurant never disappoints. Great food, wine and staff. Strongly recommend it for a meal but also for drinks and appetiZers. Love it! More

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David's RestaurantDavid's Restaurant
1427 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine
Booked 12 times today

Went here on a Monday night with a group of 4. Everyone thought that the food was fantastic. I had a Halibut special and it was cooked to perfection. One of my companions, who is an expert on the matter, says that the clam chowder is as good as he’s ever had. The service was just OK; it was slow and our server seemed “uneasy”. Granted it was a Monday so I’ll give it a break on the service. The food here is as good as I’ve had in Portland - and that is saying something. Highly recommend More

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Vinland- PortlandVinland- Portland
280 reviews
$$$$
Organic | Portland, Maine

This was our group’s first visit and it certainly will not be our last. Vinland delivered on so many levels- organic, gluten free and local clean food and wine with a wonderfully creative menu that was executed perfectly by the chef and waitstaff. We sampled and shared each of the appetizers and they complemented one another perfectly. Our entrees, lamb, monkfish and crab were prepared to perfection. The blueberry rosemary sorbet and chaga semifreddo refreshed at the end of this memorable dinner. We will be back. More

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David's Opus TenDavid's Opus Ten
108 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

Our 32nd wedding anniversary. We had a wonderful experience - Chef Matt's food was a delight to the senses ... delicious ... complex ... Excellent! More

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Petite JacquelinePetite Jacqueline
757 reviews
$$$$
French | Portland, Maine
Booked 8 times today

Spectacular! Wonderful ambiance and attentive staff. Absolutely delicious as always. More

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Grace - PortlandGrace - Portland
1559 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine
Booked 9 times today

Timely, cleanly, friendly, tasty, and interesting. More

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Woodford F&BWoodford F&B
199 reviews
$$$$
American | Portland, Maine
Booked 9 times today

Always good food, not rushed and pleasant staff! And the cocktails are great! More

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Five Fifty-FiveFive Fifty-Five
1946 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine
Booked 8 times today

Five Fifty-Five, my favorite restaurant for fine dining in Portland, was just as spectacular as it was in my first visit a few years ago. I most heartily recommend this restaurant to those who love dining. I chose from the Signature Tastings menu with wine pairings. Each course was presented magnificently, and the tastes did not pale in comparison. I thoroughly enjoyed each wine pairing, and the near perfect portion sizes. The tastings started with a pumpkin soup, then a cheese course. My choices for the 3rd, 4th, and dessert courses were the chicken liver pate, broiled scallops, and dark chocolate fudge cake, each delicious, and well paired. Kudos to the executive chef, to the sommelier, to the kitchen, the bar, barista, and waiter. I'll be back (when I've saved up my money!) Eating is for teenagers. DIning is for adults. Come. DIne. More

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Union PortlandUnion Portland
492 reviews
$$$$
American | Portland, Maine
Booked 14 times today

Food was creative and every bite delicious! Great service as well. One of our new favorite restaurants in Portland. More

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Drifters WifeDrifters Wife
73 reviews
$$$$
Bistro | Portland, Maine
Booked 3 times today

Always excellent, and the owners and staff are exceptionally attentive, genuine, and just amazing. Love this place. More

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Bolster Snow & Co.Bolster Snow & Co.
1 review
$$$$
American | Portland, Maine
Booked 5 times today

Very nice menu- we enjoyed small plates most! Nice setting in The Francis boutique hotel. The restaurant could use some decorations to warm it up a bit. More

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Crooners and CocktailsCrooners and Cocktails
99 reviews
$$$$
American | Portland, Maine
Booked 5 times today

Went to Crooners & Cocktails on our trip to Portland from Boston. Food was great! More

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Kon Asian Bistro - Portland, MEKon Asian Bistro - Portland, ME
44 reviews
$$$$
Asian | Portland, Maine
Booked 2 times today

Sashimi was excellent! The ambience was very nice it had a club feel to it. There was a large Buddha in the middle with the rock garden. We were one of two tables there at lunchtime and one other table came in while we were there.Easy access off the highway.The restaurant was a great quick find on OpenTable. More

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Local 188Local 188
705 reviews
$$$$
Spanish | Portland, Maine
Booked 7 times today

Exceptional meal. Wait staff was perfect - very attentive yet not intrusive. One of my better dining experiences for some time. More

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Twenty Milk StreetTwenty Milk Street
259 reviews
$$$$
American | Portland, Maine
Booked 4 times today

Our dinners were delicious. We enjoyed the soft background piano music and appreciated our attentive server, Bob, while celebrating our anniversary. We were also appreciative of the seating at the far end of the room away from the crowd. More

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Sonny'sSonny's
340 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine
Booked 2 times today

I loved Sonny’s. I was disappointed the menu had been overhauled and is now Mexican. I’m sad to hear they are closing. More

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Roma PortlandRoma Portland
61 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Portland, Maine
Booked 13 times today

We went there with our daughter to celebrate an early Christmas while she was visiting in Maine. We all enjoyed the food and everything about the place. We use to go there years ago. It's worth the $$. More

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Old Port Sea GrillOld Port Sea Grill
524 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Portland, Maine
Booked 6 times today

Everything we had was phenomenal! We enjoyed the large seafood fresh platter with lobster, little necks, 4 kinds of oysters, and shrimp, a salad and the delicious and steak cooked to perfection! My favorite wine was served as well. Thank you for a wonderful evening prior to our tickets to the Portland Symphony on a romantic snowy night after being married 46 years! More

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Ri Ra Irish Pub & Restaurant - PortlandRi Ra Irish Pub & Restaurant - Portland
128 reviews
$$$$
Irish | Portland, Maine

We went for brunch on a bright sunny Sunday morning. The restaurant was nice and quiet. We took a table by the window overlooking the water. Beautiful. Service was quick and pleasant. Everyone really enjoyed the food. We haven't been to Ri Ra in a long time but we will be returning very soon. More

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TIQATIQA
276 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Portland, Maine
Booked 4 times today

Very good food and very comfortable atmosphere. First time visit and will return More

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Boone's Fish House & Oyster RoomBoone's Fish House & Oyster Room
117 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Portland, Maine
Booked 3 times today

We had great service from an attentive and pleasant waiter. The food was perfect! More

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C2-Congress Squared RestaurantC2-Congress Squared Restaurant
109 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine
Booked 3 times today

2nd or 3rd visit ... very good once again. Food is interesting, fresh and served in an attractive manner. Bartender was available but not annoying. Just a really nice experience - (Only disappointment was that I had recently seen C2 on a list of top Happy Hour spots in Portland. The list noted many discounted appetizers and I was surprised to find that there was only that night. Not a big deal really but a little disappointing - ) More

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Vignola & Cinque TerreVignola & Cinque Terre
926 reviews
$$$$
European | Portland, Maine
Booked 7 times today

Met expectations More

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STANDARD GASTROPUB - Family Style Lobster FeastSTANDARD GASTROPUB - Family Style Lobster Feast
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$$$$
Gastro Pub | Portland, Maine

Family Style 3-Course Lobster Feast!!!

This huge spread of Fresh Maine Lobster, Mahogany Clams, Local Andouille Sausage, Baby potatoes, & Sweet Corn, will be steamed up with Seaweed and served Family-Style along with a first course of fresh hand made spring rolls & perfectly finished with a Cornmeal & Honey Biscuit w/ Fresh Strawberries & Whipped Cream.

Standard Gastropub is a new contemporary dining concept in rural Maine; drawing culinary influence from around the globe with a drive to support local agriculture, a concise daily menu of dishes with a focus on gourmet takes on everyday street food, and an extensive beverage program including more than 200 North American craft Brews, off-beat wines, and house designed cocktails.More

Portland (Maine) Diners' Choice Winners

Portland (Maine)'s best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Tempo DuluTempo Dulu
160 reviews
$$$$
Asian | Portland, Maine
Booked 1 time today

An exceptional meal all around. Helpful but unintrusive service, subtle flavors, great portion sizes, lovely atmosphere. More

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EmilitsaEmilitsa
333 reviews
$$$$
Greek | Portland, Maine
Booked 8 times today

Emilitsa met all of our expectations. The service and food was outstanding. The server guided us on wine choice, since we've little knowledge of Greek wines. The menu, especially the appetizers were so interesting, we ended up ordering 3 appetizers and shared a main course. The grilled octopus was amazing - so tender. Our main course, the moussaka was fantastic. Ended the meal with the rice pudding, which was delicious as well. Looking forward to going back. More

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Street and Co.Street and Co.
801 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Portland, Maine
Booked 8 times today

Fabulous foood! I highly recommend the Lobster Diavolo. Make a reservation as it is very popular. Our waiter was excellent as well. More

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Blue SpoonBlue Spoon
417 reviews
$$$$
American | Portland, Maine
Booked 6 times today

The Blue Spoon is a favorite. I often order the steak salad, and although the ingredients change frequently the salad is always delicious. This time it was made with kale and greens mix that was not good, primarily because the kale was so tough. I regularly eat salads with kale, but usually a younger kale is used. I should also note that there wasn't much to the salad and it was bland. Other ingredients were definitely needed. I hope that the ingredients for the steak salad will be changed before I return. More

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EvoEvo
254 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Portland, Maine
Booked 3 times today

Great food! Sarah was a 5 star waitress. More

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Hugo's RestaurantHugo's Restaurant
797 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine
Booked 7 times today

Our favorite way to celebrate our anniversary. The tasting menu brings an endless stream of beautiful dishes that please both eye and palate. Our waiter helped pick the perfectly matched wine. Outstanding experience. More

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ScalesScales
324 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Portland, Maine
Booked 33 times today

We absolutely love this restaurant. Went again on a snowy night. Service with John was outstanding. Great wine list, specials and starters. The tartare and fried oysters were amazing. Garlic bread deserves an entirely new name - just heavenly. Scallops and duck entrees are faves we keep ordering again and again. Unless we are having a burger night at the bar! Thank you to the entire team at Scales. You’ve created a very special place that we affectionately call “our spot”, and that makes this Mainer very proud. More

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Vinland- PortlandVinland- Portland
280 reviews
$$$$
Organic | Portland, Maine

This was our group’s first visit and it certainly will not be our last. Vinland delivered on so many levels- organic, gluten free and local clean food and wine with a wonderfully creative menu that was executed perfectly by the chef and waitstaff. We sampled and shared each of the appetizers and they complemented one another perfectly. Our entrees, lamb, monkfish and crab were prepared to perfection. The blueberry rosemary sorbet and chaga semifreddo refreshed at the end of this memorable dinner. We will be back. More

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Drifters WifeDrifters Wife
73 reviews
$$$$
Bistro | Portland, Maine
Booked 3 times today

Always excellent, and the owners and staff are exceptionally attentive, genuine, and just amazing. Love this place. More

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David's RestaurantDavid's Restaurant
1427 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine
Booked 12 times today

Went here on a Monday night with a group of 4. Everyone thought that the food was fantastic. I had a Halibut special and it was cooked to perfection. One of my companions, who is an expert on the matter, says that the clam chowder is as good as he’s ever had. The service was just OK; it was slow and our server seemed “uneasy”. Granted it was a Monday so I’ll give it a break on the service. The food here is as good as I’ve had in Portland - and that is saying something. Highly recommend More

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