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About Permanently Closed - Outliers Eatery

This restaurant is permanently closed. Modern cuisine executed with passion, laid-back atmosphere and independent, eclectic ethos

231 York St
Portland, ME 04102
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Wed - Sat: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bar: Tue - Sat: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Brunch: Sat & Sun: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Cross Street:
Brackett St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(207) 747-4166

Website:
http://outlierseatery.com/

Executive Chef:
Jon Dexter

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch

Outliers Eatery - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (532)
Neighborhood Gem (510)
Special Occasion (255)
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Scenic View (252)
Great for Outdoor Dining (246)
Great for Brunch (222)
Romantic (175)
Hot Spot (155)
Good for Groups (153)
Vibrant Bar Scene (152)
Notable Wine List (116)
Late-night Find (51)
Great for Lunch (41)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Good for a Date (22)
Local Ingredients (19)
Casual (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Kid-friendly (14)
Cozy (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Authentic (7)
Fun (7)
Healthy (7)
Outstanding Value (6)
Great Beer (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Tapas (5)
Waterfront (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Organic (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Business Meals (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 7, 2017

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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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Always a good meal

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 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2017

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer
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food5
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service4
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic
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food3
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2017

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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food4
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 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2017

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

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Tapas, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Awesome! The food was delicious and mimosas even better.

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food5
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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

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food5
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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food4
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Food was amazing! Service was excellent!

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service5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Great hidden spot in Portland, the Brussels sprouts were delicious

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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2016

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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food3
ambience3
service1
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2016

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

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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2016

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Healthy, Organic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 7, 2016

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.

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food3
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service3
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Great food easy parking a little noisy when we first arrived

Tags: Good for a Date
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2016

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

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 27, 2016

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

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 (New England)·Dined on November 27, 2016

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!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2016

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2016

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.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2016

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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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2016

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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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2016

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2016

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2016

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

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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2016

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2016

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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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2016

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2016

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2016

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 16, 2016

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2016

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

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2016

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2016

Sunday brunch was awesome. Fantastic food as always.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Cozy, Happy Hour, Casual, Local Ingredients, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2016

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Outstanding Value, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Fun
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