Novio's

4.9
188 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Bistro
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  • Creative Cuisine
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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. 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. 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
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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
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Tampa
1 review
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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VR
1 review
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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New England
1 review
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Columbus
1 review
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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New York Area
4 reviews
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Seattle
3 reviews
5.0Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Indiana
1 review
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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IP
Portland
7 reviews
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Western NC
2 reviews
4.0Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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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New York Area
4 reviews
5.0Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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B
1 review
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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1 review
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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DR
1 review
5.0Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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BF
1 review
5.0Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Minneapolis
1 review
4.0Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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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DG
New England
3 reviews
5.0Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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HB
New England
7 reviews
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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SS
New England
14 reviews
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Baltimore
10 reviews
5.0Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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MV
Milwaukee
1 review
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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GM
1 review
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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CV
1 review
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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SO
1 review
5.0Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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New England
1 review
5.0Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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E
1 review
4.0Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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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BH
1 review
4.0Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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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SC
1 review
5.0Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Savannah
1 review
5.0Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and cocktails were incredible! Never been to Bangor before so did not know what to expect from the food scene... Bob the owner was a very professional host. Food and service were the best we had all weekend. Will definitely be returning.

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New York Area
4 reviews
5.0Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had dinner at Novio's while in town to visit a friend. We sat at the bar, talked with the owner, enjoyed drinks with multiple courses and it could not have been better. This place is so good!! I rank Novio's at the top of any list comparable to a big city restaurant. Whether you're local or visiting from out of town, do NOT miss dining here.

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JL
1 review
5.0Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true GEM of Bangor! Beautiful setting with a great ambience. Intimate enviorment with a thoughtful and expedient staff.

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MA
San Francisco
1 review
5.0Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic experience - delicious food (the lobster chowder is a winner), friendly service, and super comfortable ambiance. Can’t wait for the next visit!

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RM
1 review
5.0Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere. Always a favorite !

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New York Area
4 reviews
5.0Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Novio's never disappoints. The staff is so welcoming, and the ambience is relaxing and fun. We love to sit at the bar and try the different craft cocktails. The menu changes regularly which makes it fun and interesting to try new things. It's the perfect place to catch up with a close friend or spend a date night! Highly recommended!

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service. Have recommended Novio’s to several friends and family.

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EG
1 review
5.0Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the chef’s menu and wine pairings; great food and a cozy relaxing atmosphere.

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DB
New England
2 reviews
4.0Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

I love this place! It's my favorite in Bangor. That said, my last meal was a disappointment as my mussels were gritty, there was no bread to soak up the sauce, and the onion soup would not be a repeat for me. The meal was a miss, but not the restaurant. I would definitely recommend and go back again.

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RS
New England
2 reviews
5.0Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best restaurant in the Bangor area! Chef is excellent and food is amazing. We have been here many times and have always had an amazing meal. Chef uses local and fresh ingredients including growing some of them in their greenhouse. Great cocktails with nice bar selection. Owners are very attentive and they have some great special dinners each month with different tastings. Do not miss Novios!

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining with my son and husband. The food was super, ambiance cozy and lovely service.

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LG
New England
1 review
5.0Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love everything about Novio's. The food, the atmosphere and the staff, so friendly!!

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MG
1 review
5.0Dined on February 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, locally sourced whenever possible. Chef has a greenhouse nearby, grows much of the veggies. Great place, a bit expensive, but not prohibitively so.

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