Batson River - Portland
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Pineland Farms Beef, White American Cheese, Boursin Cheese, Onion, Bacon, Lettuce, Brioche Bun
Cajun dusted, spicy remoulade
Hangar Steak, Arugula, Smoked Bleu Cheese Demi, Garlic Parmesan Aioli
Definitely chose Batson River for their beautiful venue but what ended up wowing us was the food. The halibut with corn succotash was presented beautifully and had so many great layers of flavor. The online menu presents very limited choices - the in-person menu was much more extensive. The Batson River G&T was delish! Highly recommend.
everything was very good. the service, food, and atmosphere. will definitely look forward to returning and will recommend.
First date night out in a long time and what a great place to pick! Food and drink were wonderful, lovely staff and some limited parking which can be a challenge in Portland.
Really nice place in Portland's Bayside community. The food was really good. But I would say the menu is limited which may translate into better food. In any event we had never been there and all 4 of us enjoyed.
Birthday dinner out with friends, such a great evening. We sat in the mezzanine-style table and it was private and cozy. We stayed as long as possible until we had to leave for the next reservation. Drinks, apps, and pizzas were delicious. Never disappoints! 🖤
Friendly atmosphere and staff. Nice upgrade from usual pub food. A little noisy for easy conversation.
Great setting. The music was too loud, making it feel more bar-like than restaurant.
Lovely setting for our large group, Brooke our waitperson was wonderful, food was great, and cocktails inventive and tasty
really fun place to eat at!! Food and service is great!!
Never disappoints! Batson River will always be my #1 choice for bringing out visiting family/friends.
Tried with my family (party of 9) for the time. LOVED the decor and the fireplace. Drinks/food were great. I wish their were more food choices ont he menu (we went for brunch) but it was awesome either way.
This is my new favorite place to come, relax and dine. The atmosphere is everything here! You won’t be disappointed 🤍
Has great potential once they work through minor kinks — will be back and would recommend to most friends. Very “grammable” as well.
We always have a fantastic experience here! I chose to come here for my birthday and it was just awesome! Staff is exceptional!
Ordered a mezze platter, got brought pretzels, was told I was wrong. Spent 16 for sandwiches that were soggy with no sides. Totaled over 200 after tip for 0 technique driven food.
I’m not in the business of bad reviews, but this was highway robbery. The kitchen needs some help
The waitress may have been having a bad day; not so fun for us.
Excellent burger! So flavorful with their choice of cheeses and prefect crisp on the burgers.
Service was awesome. Pub atmosphere with a very upscale presentation. Our table was a a huge tree! One group even asked to take a photo of it as we dined. It was that cool. Appointments were very high end and you felt like you were in a 5 star restaurant...but the atmosphere was delightful, energetic, and fun...like a cool pub.
Wanted to try something new, and something different. Presto! Batson River. Food, drink and ambiance my wife will be comfortable with. All of which came to be. Our server is one of my wife's students at a local university. So, Bavarian Pretzels and burgers, cocktails and a beer for me. The pretzels were warm, a bit crunchy outside, soft and chewy inside, served with pickled, mustards, pickled onions, and a few other items. Nice and fresh. Burgers and fries, oh, and a pickle. Burgers, yes there were actually two of them in one bun, were properly cooked, juicy, still very warm even with cool toppings, hot fries. Drinks: my wife had the special Gin & Tonic. She said it was really good. I had a bourbon special and one of their own beers. Both were excellent.
So, will I go back, yes, but not at a hi-top. I'm just not comfortable, and certainly not on a stool with no back. Make a reservation in advance and try for a table if having a meal or a couch if drinks and apps. Nice place to sit and relax.
The cocktails are amazing. Lovely atmosphere and the food was really great! Try the mussels and the wings (my favorite were the Carolina Mustard BBQ) Very cool atmosphere - good for groups or a couple's date night at the bar.
Delicious food, incredible ambiance and wonderful service.
Sat at a high top for a birthday party. Service was great, food was better (the BURGER!), overall a great experience. We have enjoyed the Batson River in Kennebunkport and this one is just as good.
Angie and Kai were so wonderful to us. Amazing service, excellent food and a beautiful space. Thank you so much!
Coolest ambiance ever. Great vibe. Not huge selection of food but very yummy. Maybe add some healthier options. Wanted to play pinball!!!!
The poutine was smothered in gravy to the point that the fries became a soggy mess. The peppers also seemed out of place and essentially took over the dish. It was called poutine but tasted nothing like it.
I’ve been to the Kennebunkport location several times and am obsessed so I couldn’t wait to bring my boyfriend here. It was so disappointing. The Nashville hot wings were terrible and even the cornbread was subpar. I’ll give it to you guys on the poutine though. That was still bangin’. I’ll definitely give it another chance but the first trip was very underwhelming.
The shrimp and grits were delicious!! Fun atmosphere!!
Gorgeous space, amazing cocktails, super cool vibe
Excellent venue-we will be back for apps and drinks
Wow! This exciting new space is definitely a notch above anything else in Portland. We enjoyed happy hour with perfectly cooked burgers, honey fried cornbread, and a Caesar salad large enough for two to share. And of course, beer, and a bourbon infused pana cotta for dessert! There is just the right balance between a wrap-around bar perfect for dining solo or date night, and tables comfortable for 2 up to a very large group of friends. I must compliment the staff keeping a watchful eye, as a team, on our needs. Take a peek upstairs at the game room, perfect for a night out with friends.
I’ve lived in Portland for 25 years and along with everyone else have watched the food scene explode. In that context, in my opinion, Batson River is the coolest, most balanced experience in Portland at present… from the decor, food, drinks, service and overall vibe, they have nailed it.
Our server Kai was amazing! Delicious food!
I was very pleasantly surprised by Batson River. I made last-minute reservations for dinner while on vacation in Portland. They only had high-top reservations left, which was fine for my group (although there were plenty of unused regular height tables around us while we ate - curious). We were helped quickly, the food came out quickly, and we were impressed by the quality of everything we ordered. Between the fried chicken sandwich, mushroom pizza, grilled octopus and drinks, we had an excellent dining experience. The atmosphere at Batson is interesting - it feels like a large-scale speakeasy or a private club at an Ivy league school. For a last-minute birthday dinner, it hit all the right notes!
We had a great experience (our first time visiting). The drinks were great, the service friendly and helpful (and had spot on advice when asked for recommendations), and the food was terrific. I look forward to coming back again.
Batson River is great for drinks or dinner! Unique seating, ranging from private booths to more conventional seating with a good sized rectangular bar. They make most of their beers and spirits which we enjoyed!
The food is on par with the top notch restaurants in Portland. Give it a try, you will not be disappointed. Try the cornbread........it is amazingly scrumptious!
Limited selection depending on when you go. They do not offer beer flights. Server was very awkward and did not really speak to us. I ordered shrimp and grits and the shrimp was very tough and they only give you 3 pieces for $18! I was honestly grateful because it wasn’t good. The table had haddock sandwiches which were good and a burger which wasn’t bad. Bacon was almost non-existent. Drinks are good though. Overall, they need to up their customer service a bit and up their food a bit more.
Great food, fun atmosphere, good company, and everyone working there was very friendly and welcoming. There was a birthday party happening and that was fun.
Great food, great beer, great ambiance!
Excellent selection of beer and cocktails. Five of us shared a grilled octopus and roasted cauliflower to start - very tasty. Rave reviews for the flavorful fish sandwich and the burger. Perfect atmosphere for a festive evening. Service was prompt and attentive. Will definitely return.
Ambiance was amazing… the food was great. Menu was a little limited but whatever we ordered was amazing. Waitstaff was so helpful and lively. They brew their own beer and spirits. Definitely worth a try and it was great. Special place. I’d return back here in a heartbeat! Absolutely RUN to try this place! You won’t regret it
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Batson River - Portland is rated 4.7 stars by 201 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.