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The Corner Room, Portland, ME

The Corner Room

4.4
4.4
569 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Established at the top of Portland's Old Port since 2009, The Corner Room offers guests a convival & socialable atmosphere with exceptional service. A gathering spot where friends & families can share a snack or a meal. Enjoy seating at the taps, antipasti bar, or table service -all with views of the open kitchen.
Head Chef Greg Wilson & Sous Chef Jason Macguire create staple dishes using local & Italian ingrediants with authentic techniques. The menu is pleasingly varied. Delight in the Bruschetta, Verduras, Procsciutto & Greens Pizza or Fettucini Bolognese to name a few - all served with a well rounded wine, spirit, & beer selection. Founded By Chef/Owner Harding Lee Smith, The Corner Room, is part of "The Rooms" Restaurant Group.
Parties of 5 or more & guests with any questions are asked to call (207) 879 4747 during regular buisness hours & we will be happy to assist you. Please note that tables will be held for 10 minutes after reservation time.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (207) 879-4747

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Greg Wilson

  • Neighborhood

    Portland

  • Cross street

    Federal Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Metro 1 Top of Exchange Street/City Hall

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Food and service were excellent as always. Unfortunately it seemed the air conditioning wasn’t working. It was 85 and humid outside and not far from that inside. Was hard to get comfortable with how warm it was. Won’t stop us from going back, but hope they are able to resolve the air conditioning situation.
  2. NK

    NancyK

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Food was disappointing. We go here every year and each year it declines so we will go elsewhere when we are in Portland.
  3. SS

    ShellyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we had was delicious and we will be going back again. Also the garlic bread is amazing!!
  4. KL

    KimberlyL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Have been here many times in the past and this was disappointing. Server was not welcoming at all and the entree's were bland. Appetizers were great as were cocktails.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    4 year anniversary
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Was a tremendous place for a first date.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Loved the pace of the dinner, plenty of time for chatting between courses. Food was outstanding. Thank you for another delicious dinner! We did not realize the chicken parm did not come with pasta, so it was a bit of a surprise to see a charge for it. Very noisy to the point of not being able to hear others speak. Maybe turning the music off would help so it would not compete with conversations. Thank you! Are the brunches returning? My favorite in all the city!
  8. S

    Shawn

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was good but you need to pay additional for a side of pasta with any entree. Pasta should come with meal.
  9. A

    Adiner

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    I recently ate at the Corner Room during a trip to Portland. The bruschetta was amazing and the cheese pizza was decent, but we were very shocked and disappointed that when you order chicken parm you have to order a separate side of spaghetti to go with it - for $8! What? I live in Boston and even in the North End they would never serve you chicken parm without pasta. That was ridiculous! And it was only mediocre chicken parm. I would skip this place simply because of this pracitce.
  10. FR

    FrankR

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Our service was very slow. When our food came out it was dry clearly from sitting under the warning lights too long.
  11. M

    Mainemick

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    One of the best resteraunts in Portland! Food is excellent and the staff is friendly. The tables are VERY close together, so if you are worried about social distancing then you might want to pass.
  12. FF

    FreshFoodie

    New England

    112 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    112 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!! Large portions. Great service.
  13. CE

    CEECEE

    New England

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Most amazing gluten-free pasta I’ve ever eaten.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for a special occasion dinner. Our waitress gave fabulous recommendations, great portions for the price, good vibe and atmosphere.
  15. GJ

    GalinJ

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was terrific. The server was helpful but slow because of understaffing.
  16. K

    Kelly

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meal was delicious. Our waiter, Doug, was vey friendly and attentive. Fresh pastas and salads were outstanding as was the tiramisu.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent value….the food is amazing. Did not disappoint!
  18. SM

    StephanieM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Food service was slow, but the server (who was delightful) told us upfront that they were short-staffed. It was a good 40 minutes between apps and entrees. The special fish was lovely, but the pasta was dry and tasteless. Very disappointing. The chicken was mediocre. Drinks were generous but overpriced. Overall, it was not worth it, and for an Italian restaurant to not have good pasta is the death knell for me.
  19. A

    Ashlyn

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Service was not the best. We felt very rushed and didn’t feel we could really relax and enjoy our time there.
  20. M

    Missy

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The restaurant is very loud. The food was great for half the group and fair for other half of the group. The bread base of the bruschetta did not need to be blackened. The ravioli in the special did not need to be luke warm. The pizza was excellent, my husband had something he described as a seafood stew which he liked. The waitress was anxious to take our order but did not deliver the food or check back in on the food to see if there were problems.
  21. P

    Paul

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    Too many tables and people for the restaurant size
  22. JT

    JeniferT

    New England

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Unfortunately the menu on Open Table was different than the menu at the restaurant. It was pretty disappointing. The food was ok. We used to go often, but likely will not return.
  23. BG

    BruceG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Very nice and large beet salad- small plate of Gemelli was tasty and a good amount-glass of Pinot Noir was ok. A satisfying meal but rather simple and it cost nearly $50.
  24. JA

    JenniferA

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food and service were good. The tables were a little scrunched together, which even if we weren’t in a pandemic would have made things uncomfortable.
  25. k

    kbernier

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect in every way. Pastas are delicious and gluten free makes me feel special. The service was as good as it gets. The renovation gives the space a fresh new look. We had beef carpaccio that was perfect and the pork chop was two meals
  26. M

    Madame

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly hostess and waiter, delicious beet and pistachio salad, delicate and flavorful swordfish entree.
  27. HP

    HookedonPhoenix

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of our favorite places. Delicious food, lots of choices. Great service.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place. Our favorite
  29. H

    johnH

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the food was delicious. Mussels outstanding. Our waiter, Doug, was a true professional. Add in a martini, wine and dessert and you have one hell of a great evening 😎
  30. KS

    KristenS

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The charcuteri was perfect, the pastas were delicious and the wine selection was fantastic!
  31. AJ

    AnneJ

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Cozy space - great service and pizza was excellent!
  32. SA

    SaltyAirCurlyHair

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The corner room never disappoints. Amazing food, appropriately priced, we have never had a bad experience here.
  33. M

    Markie

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is our favorite go-to place. Wait staff is marvelous, personable and human.
  34. CC

    ChrisC

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    Our server- we felt like a bother. The bar was busy and they were short staffed, it took forever for our first cocktail and we never got our second. BUT we understand that and know that they were short staffed. Whenever our server came to the table, she just stared at us and looked annoyed. We are ok with slow service due to short staffing but not rude. Nice matters. Everything is ok and forgivable if you are nice.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect meal bartender and atmosphere. Best in Portland
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, good cocktails and great service!
  37. SA

    SALT

    New England

    93 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Consistent food at a reasonable price.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good food & drinks!
  39. AC

    AshtonC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I recommend this place for anyone looking for upper scale dining but still getting large portion sizes, good tasting food, and for a reasonable price
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from appetizers to dessert was absolutely delicious.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Corner Room offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (207) 879-4747.

The Corner Room is rated 4.4 stars by 569 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Google Map for The Corner Room

110 Exchange St Portland, ME 04101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Federal Street

  • Neighborhood

    Portland

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Metro 1 Top of Exchange Street/City Hall

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Greg Wilson

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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