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Novio's

4.9
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Bistro
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.

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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
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 477 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.9
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute perfect evening. After several failed attempts to dine at other Bangor Fine Dining restaurants we made a reservation to try Novio. We were so pleased to see the social distancing and cleanliness practices being followed. There was plenty of room between tables and while attentive the staff don’t crowd our table or each other ensuring a safe distance while being perfect in their service. We will be sure to frequent the bistro to ensure those that are protecting our community are still in the community when we are on the other side of this worldwide pandemic. Thank you.

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Jefferyb
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Novios has excellent food, amazing service and great ambience! It was the first time we had dined in since being quarantined and was every bit as wonderful a dining experience as we had prior to the pandemic! People need to go and see for themselves. They won’t be disappointed! Jeff and Polly Bowers

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AlisonS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal - we've always enjoyed dinner at Novio's but they are now even better than ever. Dustin is working magic in the kitchen and Bob and crew are doing a great job with the drinks, atmosphere and service. Highly recommended!!

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CarsonC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service, worth every penny and then some. Best drinks in town by far.

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MaeganC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I made a reservation for our anniversary. Unlucky enough the night we were set to come in for dinner there was an issue with the water main and we were informed the restaurant wouldn't be open that night for service. Novios went above and beyond by calling another nice restaurant in the area and checking for availability for us. They also gave us a choice to reschedule for the following night with the first round of drinks on them. We decided to stick with Novios and were not let down. I had requested flowers on the table as a surprise and the most beautiful selection had been made. Plus they also threw that in free of charge due to the inconveinience as well. We left after a four course two hour meal satisfied and feeling so grateful for the hospitality we received. The meal was fenominal and all the dishes were so well balanced and pleasing to the eye. Thank you again for a wonderful night to remember!! We will be returning customers for the foreseeable future!!! I highly recommend you get in to Novios for a unique and caring dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Everything was pretty average. The salmon and fettuccine tasted under seasoned. The salmon was cooked perfectly, just needed more seasoning.

The tuna tartare was very good. Someone else in our party got the beef tenderloin, and he reported that was excellent. However, everything I tasted was average (other than the very good tuna).

Portions were just right.

Drinks were excellent!

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RichardS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this bistro. It is tight quarters, private conversations are a little tough, but having a wonderful meal, receiving professional service and enjoying a fun evening makes Novio's a 5 star for me. Highly recommend.

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Bookish
New England
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, fresh, original menu items. Be sure to try the chowder. Small, intimate setting but not formal or stuffy. Servers are knowledgeable. Bartender makes a great cocktail. Best restaurant in town! Highly recommend.

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MichaelP
New England
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal at a wonderful location. Had business associates from out of town. They were all blown away by the food and the overall restaurant experience. It’s great to have a place like this in Bangor!

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vipCarlosQ
New England
39 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has become one of Maine best restaurants! If your from out of town, like we are, it is well worth the trip.

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MartyH
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was wonderful! Food was amazing! I can't wait to go back.

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WALTERT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deceptively simple menu with many wonderful choices. Our food came piping hot from the kitchen. The service at the bar was friendly & attentive. I tried out two whiskies unknown to me. We had an intimate dining experience & felt right at home. This is a sweet little place, that’s never disappointed us.

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FranM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fried calamari salad was delicious, very interesting blend of flavor and aromas. Fun, interesting cocktail menu. Beef tenderloin was prepared “sous vide “ then seared, tender and delicious!

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AnthonyS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everytime we go, we are always pleased with the menu changes and the new flavors brought on by the creativity of the Chef/staff. The overall staff's knowledge of the menu is also nice and genuine. It's good that they enjoy the food and sharing discussion with us as well when we can't decide on so many great dishes.

I found it particularly interesting that despite not being GF or vegetarian, that these items are so well done that they stand on their own and not some option or modification that needs to be made. They are excellent dishes period.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Great service. Fun cocktails.

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PRR5406
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptionally delicious and unique food; easily the finest dining experience of my life. I mean, I've dined in the Congressional dining hall in Wash., D.C. and never eaten like this.
The food was completely original and obviously created by culinary genius. I feel the prices were well out of the range of "normal" people, coffee being $8 and desserts the same. Dinner for two was over $100 and we were eating the median priced items.
Very intimate surrounds, very pleasant atmosphere, gracious wait staff.
Never, in a million years, would I have thought this existed in Bangor, Maine!
We can't afford to eat there again, but it was a terrific once-out experience for retired people.

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Localcolorart
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive staff. Menu offers ever changing and fresh choices. Clever cocktails.

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TonyC
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience with personal service, great atmosphere and awesome food.

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Jeff
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food quality and presentation were top notch. Staff and management were friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was very pleasant. Will definitely consider a return visit. Reservation recommended as it is a relatively small venue ; we were there early when it was quiet (5:30) but it picked up quickly. Despite the growing crowd, noise level was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
32 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely amazing evening. Had the lamb lollipops and winter spaghetti. Both were presented well and tasted perfectly. Recently returned from a college reunion out west and this small restaurant could compete in a large city with established chefs easily. Well done fo everyone, I look forward to returning.

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SharonK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best drinks in Bangor! Food and service are always fantastic, and we love the ambiance.

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MichelleD
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding EVERY time! On this night, the Tuna Tartare and the Calmari salad appetizers stole the show! The service is always outstanding and we wish we could dine here every night.

KC
KevinC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Novio’s is always outstanding! They have a great atmosphere with soft background music and very attentive staff (even the owner). The creative cocktails are a nice touch, and as always the food is great!

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DianeG
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, the original approach to food and drink did not disappoint. It's always a pleasure to dine here.

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noclue
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another FABULOUS meal at Novio’s! We went to eat some delicious bolognese before the new menu comes out! Looking forward to trying some new, delicious food over the next few weeks!! I love that this restaurant changes their menu often! Best restaurant in Bangor!

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KatherineC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best dinner and the best seat in the house....the window seat. We started off with The cocktail of the Moment and the lobster chowder and sweet potato bisque. Unbelievable!! All three of us had the lobster risotto, the flavors were amazing. We will definitely be back!

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Roberto
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good atmosphere and good service. Felt a bit rushed as restaurant emptied out early.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
32 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After dining at another restaurant on the OpenTable platform in Bangor we decided to try Novio’s. So thankful we found this amazing place. They had a great selection of scotch and the bartender was very knowledgeable, I told her what I drink at home and she recommended two that I had never had. Both were excellent. We will be back with friends.

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JenniferA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I each ordered a vegan entree so we could share (I am vegan, he is not). Both meals were wonderful and made with tofu, lentils, and nuts. Real thought went into the meals; they were not cheap, placeholder vegan meals on the menu.

They were both so good we couldn’t decide which we liked better and so decided we have to go back before the menu changes.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, as always.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, staff, and company! Definitely check Novios Bistro for ANY occasion.

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Jefferyb
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been there twice, both times were great! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ideal place for a date or special occasion. When you are here it doesn’t feel like you’re in Bangor. Great place, great food, would highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
32 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience. Started with the local oysters and had the blackened tofu vegan option. Was an absolutely amazing dinner and experience. We will be back. Go

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AndrewM
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining. Quaint and romantic. Food was absolutely delicious and unique.

MR
MarlhyR
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Novio's restaurant for our anniversary with my husband, the food was excellent, the service very good. very romantic. We loved it. We recommend this place

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RichardS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed a nice meal. Had an 8:30 pm reservation. Felt rushed to order and was told the kitchen closed at 9. Food was good. Would have given food 5 stars but, ordered the scallops and risotto the scallops were cooked perfectly however the risotto was neither creamy nor flavorful.

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DennisM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

So on a winter night my wife and I ate at Novio's for the second time, and we weren't disappointed. She had an eggplant appetizer that she demolished, and I had a surprisingly light but full flavored onion soup. She chose scallops for her entree, and I had the "Bistro Burger"-- both were wonderful, but I'd rate the scallops a little higher! The service, including the recommendations on wine and a Japanese whiskey, was top shelf.

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SummerA
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The anniversary menu options were a nice price and the selections were delicious!

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Jlove67
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We made reservations for four people. They did not tell us that the place the four of us would be sitting was at the bar.This was certainly not ideal. If we had a real table we would have been totally happy with the night.

FAQs

Novio's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (207) 945-5600.

Novio's is rated 4.9 stars by 477 OpenTable diners.

Novio's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/XTFMHE4E3G9R5/order.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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