Bluefin North Atlantic Seafood

4.3
127 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Experience the genuine taste of Portland. Bluefin unlocks the essence of the city and our neighborhood capturing the authenticity of the Old Port with recipes inspired from locally sourced seafood.

Experiences

  • Valentine's Weekend Celebration

    Feb 12 - Feb 14, 2021

    BlueFin is celebrating Valentine's Day all weekend long! We will be serving a special Valentine's Day menu Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting on February 12th. Explore our special offerings under Menu's or on our website www.bluefinportland.com

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 127 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.4
service
4.4
ambience
3.8
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipdavidi
Las Vegas
70 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, food and wine list. A must do when in Portland

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food was terrible, menu was limited. No specials and no bread.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Upscale restaurant located within a hotel.
Unfortunately the food was so-so and the restrooms are quite a hike and up stairs which would be difficult to access for anyone in a wheelchair or has difficulty with chairs!

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DavidE
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Also, COVID safety protocols in place, good distance between tables. A great experience.

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JoyH
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really enjoyed the menu choices and overall ambience. It's a beautiful restaurant in what appears to be a quite lovely hotel.

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vipScotty1230
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent experience on New Year's Eve. I look forward to going back for the whole menu.

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AnnaM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

They run out of one of the main dishes at 7 pm?!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

New Year’s Eve prefixe menu. Good food and drinks, service was ok

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food
Great service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Dinner was lovely! Tremendous service and excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meal, excellent service. We will definitely go back.

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Kurt
New England
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Quiet, intimate dinner experience. I ordered the calamari fries, lobster scampi and a bottle of wine. It was all excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a follow-up call to confirm our reservations by a pleasant person. Although I changed the time and guests they were accommodating. Our food was very good especially the lobster pasta, calamari and soup.

Audrey our waitress was wonderful sharing her suggestions. I really liked the saw my notes on open table regarding " limited salt" on my food. Bravo.

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WilW
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Audrey treated like VIPs. Such a great spot for a really nice dinner.

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PhilM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all around. Keep up the good work!!

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ChadG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it, very good food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

DO NOT GO HERE. Complete unprofessional and terrible. My girlfriend and I went to this restaurant, strictly because we got into town late and everything else was booked. Service was completely slow and it started raining while we were outside. We went inside to avoid the rain and went to the bar to pay our bill, our waitress gave us our bill and I paid her and tipped. I then got multiple Threatening calls from the “manager” Jonathan threatening legal action and saying we charged our bill to a fake
Room. I had the charge from the company on my Credit card after I chased my waitress down. He was a completely inappropriate and unprofessional fool. This is not a place to Eat or waste your time. There are tons of places to go In Portland and this should absolutely be last on your list. Complexly disrespectful and
Disgusting

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Nancy
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was excellent and the courtyard was wonderful. Had a heater right by our table Saturday night. Very comfortable.

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Paul
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were top notch but what makes BlueFin stand out is the comfortable, tasteful and luxurious atmosphere.

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Sophiek
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The meal was excellent and our server, Rachel, was lovely. We were disappointed by the lack of raw bar options, but in the world of COVID this makes sense. Hopefully they’ll have oysters next time (and I’ll definitely be back)

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vipaballa1
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Service was nice however when you come to Maine you expect to have lobster. They had an issue that evening and they had zero lobster dishes that were featured on the menu. Had I known this prior to sitting down I would have cancelled my reservation. No real ambiance. Food was okay but would not return. zero ambiance or nice touches.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

My wife and I were disappointed in the quality of the food. Her steak was extra lean and extra chewy. My lobster scampi (most expensive item on the menu) was a small portion, served cool and flavorless.

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vipYesItsBruce
New England
43 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Sat in the beautiful atrium garden with excellent service and good COVID protocals. I had the filet tips over pasta that was the special of the day. The beef and home made pasta were excellent but the sauce had a bitter taste and there was panko (or something) that gave it a weird texture. My wife had the lobster scampi. Again, the lobster and pasta were great, but the sauce had little flavor and didn't taste like there was any garlic or butter in it. Very disappointed in the food for being a higher priced restaurant. Would not go back.

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vipMichaelM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Filet mignon - small tasteless
NE clam chowder - heavy cream light on stock
Special - seafood stew- not stew at all - something between lobster bisque and seafood newberg- puréed heavy cream and seafood what little there was seemingly run through a food processor

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Very overpriced. Food was decent but not great.

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ShannonM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant had ran out of lobster therefore, we did not have dinner. Returned the next night and they refused to seat us; they claim to have been booked for the night.

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vipNANCY
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous and the best kept secret in Portland for fine food in a private, romantic, QUIET courtyard.

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vipRobertA
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor table....good food.....great service

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vipjayneP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Service was poor, there was a screaming child and food was okay. I was pretty surprised that a young screaming child was allowed into an elegant restaurant. I was highly recommended the restaurant but would not return.

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vipSp718
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience4

The service was not great and even with an early dinner reservation three menu items were already no longer available. Nice quiet courtyard- but they need to hire more staff. One guy serving everyone- he did his best but it was too much for one person- he even had to sit people and was making drinks. For the price service should have been much better.

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vipBrittneyC
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

I service all over the place (slow service). Food was just okay compared to other restaurants in the area. If I would have known this is a restaurant inside a hotel, I wouldn't have dinned here. The outside setting was nice but, I would never come back here nor recommend it.

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vipMatthewB
London
19 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really nice ambience, food was good. Waitress was very friendly

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AngelaC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really beautiful garden you can sit in. Very quiet and private. Great service, I went for a bday dinner with my husband and I would recommend it if you are looking for a quiet evening.

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ElizabethK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Appetizer seafood bisque soup was delicious but HUGE in amount and price- $26. That could’ve been the main meal. My lobster scampi was super garlicky. My husbands lobster ravioli was good. It was difficult to enjoy the main course after such a large soup appetizer. Lower the price and the amount for the app and it would’ve been better. Service was great. A bit pricey.

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vipHelenD
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Indoor or outdoor dining is available. We sat outside in a quaint little courtyard, lush with planting. Unfortunately, a live musician playing locally, competed with the music the restaurant was playing.
The menu was limited, but, both our meals were well-prepared and flavorful. Unfortunately, the dessert menu is a choice of three flavors of ice cream. At a time when restaurants are struggling to make money in the Covid climate, the per head spending could be increased markedly with a better selection of desserts. Our server was very sweet, and the experience was very pleasant, overall, and we will return.

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AmandaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entire experience was great. We were staying at the hotel and was perfect to go down for dinner. Food was amazing!

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vipnkatt
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The garden setting was beautiful! The lobster roll was very abundant and the scallops were delicious. The Waygu burger was somewhat overdone which is why the "Food" category only got 4 stars. I would definitely go back.

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TobiasFunke
New England
29 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

During these COVID times, reviews need to take into account that all dining experiences are going to be "not normal". With that said, we made reservations to eat in the patio. Check-in was good and we were seated at a nice table that was comfortably spaced from others. The place was not overly busy which was good since I personally do not want to be "in the crowd" of other Portland places. This is inside the Portland Harbor Hotel.

Our waiter was nice and polite. He listened to what we said and did not rush us at all. The Lobster-scargot was a play on escargot and was yummy (although the crustinis were a little too crusty). The Caesar salad was very good as well.

We decided on the scallops with risotto and the filet. Both were good. Considering the circumstances, our dining experience was on point and we would return in the future. The patio was very nice. Attention to a few details make this a 5 but my rating is a 4.5 based on our experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good! I had the scallops and my partner had the blackened salmon. We cleaned our plates. Great experience.

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vipAstoria1
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little hidden restaurant in a beautiful garden. Food was great. Staff was very friendly. Nice spot to take a break from the street and pubs.

FAQs

Bluefin North Atlantic Seafood offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (207) 523-2075.

Bluefin North Atlantic Seafood is rated 4.3 stars by 127 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.