Permanently Closed - Outliers Eatery

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Modern cuisine executed with passion, laid-back atmosphere and independent, eclectic ethos
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.4
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4.3
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4.2
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4.1
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant is not open! We walked all the way there only to find it is closed. Thanks, Open Table for allowing a reservation at a closed restaurant.😡

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NateH
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very happy to find Outliers, what a great neighborhood spot!! We will be back

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OpenTable Diner
New England
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal

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bobasco
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Just a delightful spot a little off the beaten path. Great brunch with specialty Mimosa's and lots of other options. Food was spectacular.

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Smorti
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We live around the corner from Outliers and go there every month or so. The food is good, the staff is friendly, the portions are adequate, the pricing works out to about $50 per person with wine and dessert.

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MPPerkins
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, nice setting, great menu, excellent value!

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ERWA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2017
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Service was incredibly slow. It took atleast 15 minutes for just drink order.
Drink tasted like ingredients were left out - with so many awesome choice in Portland it was lackluster.
Interior is beautiful - ambience is great.
Need help worth food, drinks and service. The waiter acted unprofessional - could have been working at a chain restaurant. Didn't seem to care too much.

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vipJerome
New England
96 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a relatively large table (8) on a busy Saturday night but service was excellent, friendly and attentive even though the restaurant was quite full. The menu has something for everyone (a few of us felt like simple burgers and fries and apparently were very happy with the quality, others loved the duck, the grilled octopus and the pork belly....) - Overall very good!

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Westendgirl27
New England
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I recently had brunch here and while the food was delicious food, the portions were considerably small for the price. A regular cup of coffee was $4, which I thought was extremely overpriced. Otherwise, very fun atmosphere and great location. Maybe save this spot for special occasions.

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vipGinaZ
New England
18 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time my husband and I visited. What a hidden gem. Love the Decour love the ambience & the bathrooms are something to behold.
Our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable, our food came out promptly, warm delicious great portion sizes. Menu is brief but tasty. We will definitely be back

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WhitneyG
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! The food was delicious and mimosas even better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice staff and exellent food. Price is not bad for the quality. I would definitely go back here.

GM
vipGradMom
New England
44 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed dinner at Outliers. The food was excellent...a pleasant surprise for our first visit to this restaurant. We were also pleasantly surprised that we were able to easily find parking very nearby on the street. Service was good and we will definitely go back.

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vipMeganS
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Service was excellent!

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viphaleyb
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great hidden spot in Portland, the Brussels sprouts were delicious

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CarolynK
New England
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2016
Overall2food3service1ambience3

First time we went two years ago it was excellent. we were there on 12/27 with our son and his girlfriend from Napa CA. When we arrived and were seated at 645- our reservation. there was only one other table with diners. We waited over 65 minutes to receive our food after ordering! we only ordered pasta. too long a wait. what was up. as the people came in after, I noticed the diners before us only getting there food an hour later too. very diasapointed with slow service
also the rolls not great. rubbery like they were reheated in micro.
dinners were good.
Don't think we will return anytime soon

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us had a great dinner at a table overlooking Portland's harbor. We all ordered pasta dishes, which were excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good evening with a vegetarian friend. Menu had several vegan options but excellent non-vegan choices also. Meal wasn't overwhelming proportionality and every selection we picked was very tasty. Wait staff professional and not over intrusive. Music and noise level very intrusive....needs to be muted to enable easy conversation. Overall food and service very good. Noise not so good.

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KathyM
New England
23 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Four of us went to Outliers for dinner, and we all agreed that we would definitely go back to for cocktails and appetizers, and would like to try the brunch we've heard so much about (but would probably pass on dinner again). The cocktails are inventive and tasty. The small plates menu is interesting, and most of what we had was really delicious--fried Brussels sprouts, Gorgonzola flan, octopus, and pigs ears ... but really didn't enjoy the lobster bisque (was more reminiscent of a fairly thick cream of mushroom soup with a few small bits of lobster). For dinner we had salmon, gnocchi, and grilled pork loin, all of which were fine, but we weren't overwhelmed by any of them. My husband thought that the gnocchi was overly salty (and he often grabs the salt shaker without tasting his food), and the two of us who had the pork both commented that it was dry/overcooked. In all three of our cases, we were underwhelmed. I can't comment on the salmon because our friend who had it didn't say anything about it (which on it's own says quite a bit because he's a restaurateur). Aside from the meals, our service was not quite at the level we would have expected for a restaurant like this. Though our server was friendly enough, we sat for quite a long time before our orders were taken, and there were other long periods of time where we couldn't get his attention/he didn't stop by to check on us (and we were right by the kitchen). That said, there was also an error on our bill, and when we asked about it, he did resolve it immediately, with no questions asked. We did like the atmosphere of the restaurant, but were happy that we were seated off to the side, behind a wall away from the main room of the restaurant, as it would've likely been too noisy there for us to have a conversation.

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vipTomK
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food easy parking a little noisy when we first arrived

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal to celebrate our son's birthday! Great food, great atmosphere and great staff! Can't wait to return!

S
vipScottparker
New England
56 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Only issue would be is the amount of food for your money. A bit over priced

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vipBarbaraP
Adelaide / SA
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly helpful waiter and great food. Ambience was just what we wanted for brunch with our international guest. She loved it! It was a return trip for us!

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HCT1977
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time dining at Outliers but we'll definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant. We drove from the Boston area to Portland for Friday night dinner for 4, including our son and a friend who is a well traveled restaurant owner himself.

We arrived at 6 pm and were the first customers. We found on street parking right in front of Outliers. When we left at 8 pm the restaurant was filled with contented diners.

Great service; easy to carry on a conversation because it was not noisy. Nice distance between tables. Excellent dining - our entrees ranged from burger, to lobster with gnocchi, to roast duck. Fries were so good that we ordered a large bowl separately so the whole table could share. Charcuterie board appetizer was delicious and after dinner we caved in to share two desserts - a chocolate mousse cake and a gingerbread. Both to die for.

Only one drinker at the table, who had 2 glasses of wine. Total bill for 4, before tip, was $170. We would definitely come back next time in Portland.

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vipPTWithy
New England
21 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous place! It is an "outlier" — we thought our gps was confused because it took us around the block, but we found it. Service and meal was outstanding. The Robert Steadman art and Hunter S Thompson theme is a bonus. Highly recommended. We had several salads, soups, entrées and desserts — all wonderful. Tomato white bean soup, lobster gnocchi and semifreddo were declared winners overall in a very tight race.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Flavorful creative food and wonderful service made for a most enjoyable evening. We called ahead to see if we could add two more to our reservation and were accommodated with pleasure. We will absolutely be back!

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Sudds
New England
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice surprise off the beaten track outside of the old port. Great octopus appetizer. Fresh rolls better than most. We will be back!

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Lukethelab
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food, wonderful service and beautiful interior design. I can see why it won a design aware. Check out the bath rooms.

JG
JoeG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always happy with Outliers! One of the best brunches in Portland

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CindyH
New England
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our new favorite restaurant in Portland. It is tucked away from the crowds of Old Port but is still in walking distance to Commercial.

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vipBosFoodie
New England
40 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely menu with something for all. Everything is prepared fresh but with an interesting added touch from the chef. Menu is current with what is in season. Definitely save room for dessert, the bread pudding and apple turnover were amazing!

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Chaka
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was good, although it seems to be one of those kitchens that tries too hard to be unusual. Not everything works. But I appreciate their efforts.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good food and great friendly service. If I had to be critical of something, the food was just slightly over salted for my taste. We had a great time and will definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2016
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This was my third visit to Outliers and I have loved it every time! Great food, wonderful homemade pasta, good wine or cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch with some friends and had the best omelette ever ! We will definitely be back.

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Foodie
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and food! Happily surprised by the menu and drink options

DD
vipDiningDiva
New England
18 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find! The food was exceptional! A great stop along the path from Boston to Northern Maine!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch was awesome. Fantastic food as always.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
14 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My wife and I were going to see a concert at the Maine Irish Heritage Center so we googled area restaurants. Outliers Eatery was in the vicinity so, after checking out their menu, we decided to try it before the concert. We're very glad we did. We found it to have a modern décor where the atmosphere was very appealing. The receptionist was friendly and gave us the impression she was happy to have us there. Our waiter was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive, and the food, although a somewhat limited menu, was excellent. They make a great martini, and the overall pricing of both our drinks and food was very reasonable.

We will definitely go back to Outliers in the future and will definitely tell our friends about it.

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Permanently Closed - Outliers Eatery is rated 4.3 stars by 409 OpenTable diners.