Portland (Maine) Restaurants

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Best American Restaurants in Portland (Maine)

Blue SpoonBlue Spoon
(538)
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American | Portland, Maine
UnionUnion
(672)
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American | Portland, Maine
Woodford F&BWoodford F&B
(335)
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American | Portland, Maine
Twenty Milk StreetTwenty Milk Street
(293)
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American | Portland, Maine
White Barn InnWhite Barn Inn
(1404)
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American | Kennebunkport, Maine
Sweet Pea's CafeSweet Pea's Cafe
(43)
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American | Bar Harbor, Maine
1637 at York Harbor Inn1637 at York Harbor Inn
(661)
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American | York Harbor, Maine
Mac's GrillMac's Grill
(429)
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American | Auburn, Maine, Maine
North43BistroNorth43Bistro
(181)
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American | South Portland, Maine
Dockside GrillDockside Grill
(162)
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American | Falmouth, Maine, Maine
Walkers MaineWalkers Maine
(344)
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American | Ogunquit, Maine
The White Barn BistroThe White Barn Bistro
(88)
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American | Kennebunkport, Maine
The Brunswick TavernThe Brunswick Tavern
(230)
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American | Brunswick, Maine
The Lawn at Castle Hill InnThe Lawn at Castle Hill Inn
(434)
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American | Newport, Rhode Island, Rhode Island
MoooMooo
(3067)
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American | Beacon Hill, Boston
Bristol Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel BostonBristol Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel Boston
(1255)
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Contemporary American | Back Bay, Boston
Simon Pearce RestaurantSimon Pearce Restaurant
(2611)
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American | Quechee, Vermont
The Terrace at the Charlotte InnThe Terrace at the Charlotte Inn
(294)
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American | Edgartown, Cape Cod and the Islands
Lincoln Tavern and RestaurantLincoln Tavern and Restaurant
(575)
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American | South Boston, Boston
Meritage Restaurant + Wine BarMeritage Restaurant + Wine Bar
(2078)
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American | Financial District, Boston
Starry Night CafeStarry Night Cafe
(395)
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American | Ferrisburgh, Vermont
Stomping Grounds GrilleStomping Grounds Grille
(119)
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American | Sandwich Village, Cape Cod and the Islands
Pammy'sPammy's
(596)
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American | Cambridge, Boston
ElixirElixir
(640)
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American | White River Junction, Vermont
Alden and HarlowAlden and Harlow
(2526)
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American | Harvard Square, Boston

Best Italian Restaurants in Portland (Maine)

Solo ItalianoSolo Italiano
(627)
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Italian | Portland, Maine
Roma PortlandRoma Portland
(182)
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Italian | Portland, Maine
Tuscan Brick Oven BistroTuscan Brick Oven Bistro
(387)
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Italian | Freeport, Maine
22 Broad Street22 Broad Street
(468)
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Italian | Bethel / Sunday River, Maine
La Bella Vita Ristorante in enoteca LoungeLa Bella Vita Ristorante in enoteca Lounge
(385)
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Italian | Rockport, Maine, Maine
Ports of Italy - The KennebunksPorts of Italy - The Kennebunks
(330)
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Italian | Kennebunkport, Maine
Petrillo'sPetrillo's
(13)
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Italian | Freeport, Maine
Giulia RestaurantGiulia Restaurant
(919)
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston
SorellinaSorellina
(3572)
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston
Il CapriccioIl Capriccio
(2789)
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Italian | Waltham, Boston Suburbs
Rossetti Restaurant of LynnRossetti Restaurant of Lynn
(1126)
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Italian | Lynn, Boston Suburbs
Pane e Vino ProvidencePane e Vino Providence
(2426)
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Italian | Providence, Rhode Island
Camille's RestaurantCamille's Restaurant
(1794)
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Italian | Providence, Rhode Island
Toscano RestaurantToscano Restaurant
(2214)
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Italian | Beacon Hill, Boston
Bar MezzanaBar Mezzana
(493)
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Italian | South End, Boston
Mamma MariaMamma Maria
(3995)
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Italian | North End, Boston
Davio's - BostonDavio's - Boston
(1974)
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston
PrezzaPrezza
(1716)
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Italian | North End, Boston
L'AndanaL'Andana
(4694)
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Italian | Burlington, Massachusetts, Boston Suburbs
Cinquecento Roman TrattoriaCinquecento Roman Trattoria
(1023)
$$$$
Italian | South End, Boston
Capo RestaurantCapo Restaurant
(632)
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Italian | South Boston, Boston

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Portland (Maine) Restaurants

Hugo's Restaurant- PortlandHugo's Restaurant- Portland
936 reviews
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Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

Amazing food! I dined on the blind tasting for my birthday and found everything to be topnotch. However, the service left something to be desired due to the snobbery of the waiters, waitresses, and especially that middle aged hostess. It's not pleasant to spend this amount of money only to be treated poorly. Overall, would come again with caution... More

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EmilitsaEmilitsa
482 reviews
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Greek | Portland, Maine

Absolutely incredible in every regard. The fiod, the cocktails, the service was all amazing. Very authentic as well! More

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Fore StreetFore Street
1433 reviews
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Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

Outstanding restaurant. Very cool space with even better food. Want to come back to Portland just for this restaurant. More

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EvoEvo
406 reviews
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Mediterranean | Portland, Maine

The updated menu was a hit. The flavors are outstanding and creative. And visually the dishes are works of art. Matt leads a well run kitchen with an attention to detail. Definitely a favorite of ours. More

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

Great 7 course tasting menu! Food was fantastic and service was terrific. More

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ScalesScales
586 reviews
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Seafood | Portland, Maine

Delicious dinner, swordfish and arctic char 5 stars. Might look to expand wine list to include more white burgundy options. More

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Street and Co.Street and Co.
896 reviews
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Seafood | Portland, Maine

Amazing. We had the lobster Diavola and the scallops with Pernod sauce for 3 people. More than enough food. Both were amazing and we were sad to have left a bit of the pasta in the bowl. More

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UnionUnion
672 reviews
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American | Portland, Maine

Fantastic brunch. Great service. Will return for dinner. More

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Woodford F&BWoodford F&B
335 reviews
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American | Portland, Maine

Incredibly nice service and the food was outstanding! Our new Portland fav! More

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Five Fifty-FiveFive Fifty-Five
2175 reviews
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Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

A special anniversary supper and we went for the tasting menu. We were impressed that not only did the staff note our anniversary, but they also mentioned it and gave us complimentary little extras which were lovely. The tasting menu represents excellent value for money. More

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Solo ItalianoSolo Italiano
627 reviews
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Italian | Portland, Maine

Great food, excellent service. Well worth a visit. Loved the relaxed feel of the place. More

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Blue SpoonBlue Spoon
538 reviews
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American | Portland, Maine

Great food - I had the short rib entree; delicious fork tender w/a flavorful sauce & veges. Awesome manhattan!! More

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East EnderEast Ender
368 reviews
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Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

Had mussell for appetizer and fish & chips for main course, all was so yummy and our waiter was brilliant. More

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Local 188Local 188
778 reviews
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Spanish | Portland, Maine

Great service and food! More

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Otto - SacoOtto - Saco
10 reviews
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Pizzeria | Portland, Maine

Some of the best pizza around. Perfect for before or after seeing a movie in Saco. More

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Petite JacquelinePetite Jacqueline
982 reviews
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French | Portland, Maine

My husband and I love this restaurant - everything about it is just wonderful! More

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Grace - PortlandGrace - Portland
1788 reviews
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Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

The six of us where celebrating a birthday and a retirement. Our waiter was attentive, informative and friendly. The food was exceptional. We look forward to our next visit to Grace. More

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The Grill Room & BarThe Grill Room & Bar
237 reviews
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Steakhouse | Portland, Maine

Great food, great service, great atmosphere and good choice of music. More

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David's RestaurantDavid's Restaurant
1707 reviews
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Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

Great selection of menu options for all courses. Food is amazing. David’s is a must eat restaurant!! More

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Tuscan TableTuscan Table
452 reviews
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Italian | Portland, Maine

Great food... outstanding service too! We had a table for 6- everyone so very impressed with good,service and beautiful ambiance! More

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Kon Asian Bistro - Portland, MEKon Asian Bistro - Portland, ME
64 reviews
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Asian | Portland, Maine

Great variety on the menu, everything is good and it's a fun atmosphere! More

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Old Port Sea GrillOld Port Sea Grill
625 reviews
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Seafood | Portland, Maine

Warm bread to start with a lovely salmon spread. Perfectly done Caesar salad. Simply steamed lobster, meaty and straight from the sea - exactly what I wanted! Service was friendly and attentive. More

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Little GiantLittle Giant
108 reviews
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European | Portland, Maine

Great! As always... More

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Otto - 225 CongressOtto - 225 Congress
12 reviews
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Pizza Bar | Portland, Maine

Wonderful pizza including vegan options for some of us. Very friendly staff! More

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The Corner RoomThe Corner Room
152 reviews
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Italian | Portland, Maine

With so many excellent restaurants in Portland it’s hard to say we have a favorite...until now! The Corner Room is that good...great...fabulous!! I don’t remember the last time I savored every bite of each course. We will be back for dinner every time we’re in Portland! More

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Boone's Fish House & Oyster RoomBoone's Fish House & Oyster Room
279 reviews
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Seafood | Portland, Maine

wonderful service, friendly staff, great GM, attention to detail. Nice food and wine. More

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Roma PortlandRoma Portland
182 reviews
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Italian | Portland, Maine

Quiet restaurant with great food. We had a great time. More

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TIQATIQA
343 reviews
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Mediterranean | Portland, Maine

One of my favorites!! I love to sit at the chef's table. More

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Vignola & Cinque TerreVignola & Cinque Terre
1027 reviews
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European | Portland, Maine

Might be a new favorite. Everything was great...from the honey vinaigrette on the green salad to the bruschetta to the rigatoni and fettuccine. Yum. More

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

Great food. Great service. More

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El CorazonEl Corazon
9 reviews
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Mexican | Portland, Maine

Perfect for dinner and cocktails before a Longfellow show - make reservations though, this place gets busy and for good reason! More

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Bluefin North Atlantic SeafoodBluefin North Atlantic Seafood
28 reviews
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Seafood | Portland, Maine

First time here and had a fine business dinner. Ambiance, service, food all excellent. Will return for business and pleasure. More

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C2-Congress Squared RestaurantC2-Congress Squared Restaurant
143 reviews
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Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

Pork chop was excellent! More

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Twenty Milk StreetTwenty Milk Street
293 reviews
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American | Portland, Maine

Excellent bunch service. John makes fantastic bloody Mary’s! More

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Port of Call RestaurantPort of Call Restaurant
1 review
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American | Portland, Maine

Expect great local and regional seafood specialties at our welcoming downtown Portland, Maine restaurant. Port of Call restaurant and lounge offers an elegant, yet informal dining room with friendly and attentive service daily from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Our daily menu features quality American cuisine with a New England flair!More

Maria's RestaurantMaria's Restaurant
1 review
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Café | Portland, Maine

So glad to see Maria’s on Open Table. Has long been my favorite Italian restaurant in Portland. The decor is somewhat dated but actually adds to the ambiance of the place. Family owned and operated you can tell the pride they take from the impeccable service to the fresh made delicious food. My favorite is the chicken parmigiana with Eggplant. A perfect combo and always incredible. If you haven’t been to Maria’s yet, give yourself a treat and make the reservation. More

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Portland (Maine) Diners' Choice Winners

Portland (Maine)'s best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
David's Opus TenDavid's Opus Ten
130 reviews
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Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

Great 7 course tasting menu! Food was fantastic and service was terrific. More

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Hugo's Restaurant- PortlandHugo's Restaurant- Portland
936 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

Amazing food! I dined on the blind tasting for my birthday and found everything to be topnotch. However, the service left something to be desired due to the snobbery of the waiters, waitresses, and especially that middle aged hostess. It's not pleasant to spend this amount of money only to be treated poorly. Overall, would come again with caution... More

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Fore StreetFore Street
1433 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

Outstanding restaurant. Very cool space with even better food. Want to come back to Portland just for this restaurant. More

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EmilitsaEmilitsa
482 reviews
$$$$
Greek | Portland, Maine

Absolutely incredible in every regard. The fiod, the cocktails, the service was all amazing. Very authentic as well! More

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EvoEvo
406 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Portland, Maine

The updated menu was a hit. The flavors are outstanding and creative. And visually the dishes are works of art. Matt leads a well run kitchen with an attention to detail. Definitely a favorite of ours. More

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Street and Co.Street and Co.
896 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Portland, Maine

Amazing. We had the lobster Diavola and the scallops with Pernod sauce for 3 people. More than enough food. Both were amazing and we were sad to have left a bit of the pasta in the bowl. More

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ScalesScales
586 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Portland, Maine

Delicious dinner, swordfish and arctic char 5 stars. Might look to expand wine list to include more white burgundy options. More

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Five Fifty-FiveFive Fifty-Five
2175 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

A special anniversary supper and we went for the tasting menu. We were impressed that not only did the staff note our anniversary, but they also mentioned it and gave us complimentary little extras which were lovely. The tasting menu represents excellent value for money. More

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Blue SpoonBlue Spoon
538 reviews
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American | Portland, Maine

Great food - I had the short rib entree; delicious fork tender w/a flavorful sauce & veges. Awesome manhattan!! More

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UnionUnion
672 reviews
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American | Portland, Maine

Fantastic brunch. Great service. Will return for dinner. More

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Discover Portland

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.