Novio's

4.8
201 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Bistro
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Novio’s is an inspired bistro offering a small and selective menu that includes items that are representative of the education, training, travels and experiences of our team.  We feature meats & seafood and produce from local farms, fisherman and other purveyors. a majority of our vegetables are harvested daily from our 1500 square foot four season greenhouse that our staff maintains and farms. The menu offers vegetarian and gluten free options, beautiful soups and salads, and fresh pasta. Novio’s offers a full service bar that showcases an elegant yet approachable wine list, craft beers, and signature cocktails and an extensive scotch & bourbon list. Items on the menu change often as our team becomes inspired by the stories of experiences had by our guests.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Bistro, Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
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Phone number
(207) 945-5600
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Dustin Cyr @Chef_Dustin_Cry
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
North High Street
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Parking details
Street parking is available on both sides of Hammond Street, along Court Street and on North High Street.
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Special events & promotions
Novio's hosts paired dining events on a monthly basis. We collaborate with local craft breweries, distilleries, wine and food vendors, and other local businesses.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 201 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We had a flight delay and thus, time for dinner. We searched on line and found Novio's. The owner was very friendly, the wait staff accommodated our tight schedule and the food was creative and delicious. The ambiance is great, nice bar. We made a reservation to return for a birthday celebration. It's 70 minutes from our house- but worth it for a special meal and time.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

A truly spectacular meal from greeting to dessert. Small intimate room with personal, attentive service. Delicious homemade pasta, perfectly cooked and presented, with locally sourced tomatos and an flavorful sauce that’s remembered for days after. Treat yourself and your special someone to a very special meal. Someone in this kitchen has magical powers.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Another amazing experience at Novio's! I love being able to try something new every time I visit since the menu changes regularly. The food is so fresh and everything is made from scratch. Also can't beat walking in and being greeted by name by the staff. If you haven't been yet, don't wait another moment!

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Wonderful choices and delicious meal! Well done!

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Outstanding food, drinks and service! A must visit when in Bangor!!!!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Really tasty fabulous food. Very very pricey, which is a surprise for Bangor!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Great dinner !!!

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

We had a great evening with really good food, overall, and several outstanding options. In general it is a quiet, small, restaraunt with a warm ambiance. Our waitress was attentive but not intrusive. The cocktails are well done, and the wine list is short, but with quality wines to choose from. Easy reservations via OpenTable. The outstanding dishes were the Lobster Chowder (best I've ever had) and the steak (the best our son has ever had) prepared perfectly. The raw oysters were fresh and very good with an unusual, finely chopped, mild, jalapeno salsa as an optional condiment, along with fresh lemon. My wife's fruit salad was also very good. I had a tuna dish that had cubed, seared tuna on a rice base. It was good, but I would have preferred a full piece of seared tuna, and the rice was a bit too salty. But... the lobster chowder alone made my night!!

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

We were stranded in Bangor due to a cancelled flight and chose Novio’s for dinner. Absolutely astoundingly wonderful. We had no idea what to expect and were impressed with absolutely everything. The place itself is lovely. Small, intimate, cozy. The owner is on premises and was very gracious. The bartender/server was amazing. The chef’s creations - we tried about six things from the menu - are five star. The selection of scotch was impressive. Can’t say enough about how enjoyable this was, such wonderful food in such a pleasant setting with no overly loud music at all - just quiet music very much in the background. HIGHLY recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

We were happy to see a vegan items that didn't have to be modified. And that they have at least on with every menu.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

They must have the best chef and bartender in town, and it is such a lovely and personal atmosphere with the owners visiting each table.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Excellent and interesting food, as always. Our favorite place.

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4.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Novio’s is a nice addition to the Bangor dining scene. I loved the decor and the seating arrangements make for many nice cozy places to dine with your date/guest(s).
Clearly they’ve put a lot of thoughtful emphasis on their bar program. Not your run of the mill offering. True farm to table theme from drinks to food menu.
Menu is small but focused. Entrees were executed perfectly. We had the tenderloin and blue fin tuna; both were delicious and cooked perfectly. Will definitely be back on my next trip back to Bangor.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Great Service and excellent food. Will definitely go back on our next return to Bangor.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

I loved every single aspect of our dinner, from the moment we were greeted at the door through an amazing meal and dessert. I could not more highly recommend Novio's.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Excellent meal and atmosphere. The food rivals any outstanding restaurant in Portland.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Delicious meal before "Shear Madness" at Penobscot Theater. Our first time here; greeted by name because apparently my picture is included on Open Table.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

By far the best restaurant in Bangor. Great rotating menu, delicious craft cocktails, friendly and accommodating staff, and beautiful ambiance. Always a great time with friends or for date night!

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

A wonderful bistro to have a small gathering for friends.
We went early in the week (Monday), so there wasn’t a crowd.
Owner and chef were very involved in ensuring we loved everything with our meals.
Very high quality, moderate portions, and extremely good value.
Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Took my wife here! It was amazing the Novio’s crew from kitchen to wait staff to ownership knows their stuff! Best in Bangor!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

A must! Do not look any further for dinner in Bangor. Great food, creative drinks and oysters, oysters, oysters ❤️

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Excellent food and cocktails, attentive service, great use of space! Thank you for the perfect evening. Just as we hoped it would be! Looking forward to our next visit already!

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

This is by far my favorite restaurant in Bangor. I love that the menu changes regularly so I'm always able to try new things, and they always have options for all diets (vegetarian, pescatarian, gluten free, etc.). The ambiance is lovely, and the staff is friendly and accommodating. 5 out of 5 stars every time.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Excellent experience from start to finish. Can’t wait to return. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We love Novios! The staff is friendly and attentive, the ever-changing menu has so many great options that it’s difficult to choose just one! It’s our go to place in bangor and would recommend it to anyone!

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Great Food. Great service. Return every time I am in town and never let down.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Delicious food, wonderful presentation. Overall an excellent dining experience.

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Was seated at my table 20 minutes after my reservation and only an apology was given. I would expect a round of drinks comped while we waited.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

The creativity and execution of the menu by Chef Cyr is always exciting and satisfying. Their specialty cocktails are very inventive, and tasty. It's one of our favorite spots in Bangor, and it keeps getting better!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

It's a beautiful and small restaurant with a very warm and friendly staff. The cocktails were excellent as was the wine. The appetizer and meal were wonderful. My mother said the steak was the best she'd ever had. My salmon was perfect. And of course we indulged in dessert! Also excellent. Thank you, Novio's! We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and will be back.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We had a great meal celebrating our grandson's graduation from Orono. We sat at the bar and enjoyed the food and great conversation with owner, waiter, bartender and others sitting at the bar.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Very nice casual restaurant with great food. Servers very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We now have a new favorite restaurant. From the Bourbon selection to the decor and ambiance, it was a tremendous experience for us. The food was off the chart good. Flavor combinations and made from scratch ingredients make the dining experience one not replicated at any other restaurant in town. We will definately be back.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We have never been disappointed with the menu and the creativity of the chef. We will continue to happily patronize this restaurant and recommend it to friends.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

A MUST if you find yourself in this great little city around dinner time! The service is impeccable, the food is absolutely fantastic, fresh and creative, the wine list is wonderful as well as the cocktails. Bob and his staff anticipate your wants and needs perfectly and Chef Cyr orchestrates this most lovely concert to a tee!!!! Be sure you don’t miss this little jewel.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Excellent food, drinks and service. Great choice of entrees, appetizers and desserts and perfect portion size.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

came with friends who are from brunswick. i think they were pleasantly surprised and pleased to find a place like Novio's in bangor. they are not as parochial as some from southern maine but they frequent good restaurants and recognize them when they see them

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

This was my first trip to Novio's and it was amazing. My mother and I had a wonderful time and were very impressed by the menu and atmosphere. The only complaint I had would be that both our plates weren't as warm as we would have liked. The food was certainly cooked perfectly, but felt like it had been sitting for a little bit. However, it was a wonderful meal (probably the best steak / pork chop I've ever had). I will definitely be telling all my friends about your restaurant and can't wait to come back.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

My husband and I enjoyed our meal at Novio's. It was our first visit. The food was excellent and the service was great. The table we sat at was fine once our waiter fixed it from wobbling. The only negative was a group at the next table were loud and it was hard to carry a good conversation but we were about ready to leave so it worked out fine.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Outstanding dining experience at Novio's. We have been twice, both times the service was great and the appetizers and meals were fantastic. The exposed brick interior adds a great touch. It's not a super big space, and maybe could feel a bit crowded, but actually I would say cozy in that location. This place has everything going for it, what a find. Highly recommend to people who really like food and don't mind paying what it's worth.

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