The Corner Room

4.3
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333 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
The Corner Room is an Italian restaurant that serves brunch, lunch and dinner. No matter where you sit, you should have an easy time viewing The Corner Room’s pasta making station. You can sit back with a glass of wine from the all-Italian list and watch your pasta go from dough to an amazing dish crafted by head chef Harding Lee Smith. Menu items include things ranging from lasagna to specialty pizza to lamb sirloin, and there are plenty of starters, sides and desserts available as well. If you would like to reserve a table for a party of five or more, please call 207-879-4747 during regular business hours. If an online reservation is booked for a party of four, and there are more than four in your party (this includes children), we may not be able to accommodate your party at the time that you've selected.
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New England
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

They seemed to be short staffed so getting server to answer questions was a challenge. Two different beers served warm. Very slow to get our drinks but overall food was good.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went here with my mom on our trip to Portland. It was our favorite meal of the trip! Food, wine and service were all excellent!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration vacationing from New Jersey

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Amy was our server and was a bit of a B.... when asked to have our Caesar salad cut up. They serve it with whole leaves. Was told the kitchen was too busy. First time they wouldn’t accommodate, last time I will eat there. The service has gone down hill the last few times I was there. Any decent restaurant will accommodate requests.

NR
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always one of my favorite place to dine in Old Port. Noise is a bit loud at times. But food is always great.

d
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both very good. Enjoyable lively ambiance

V
New England
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Waited 15 minutes from seating to placing our order. When the food came we didn’t get a chance to let our waiter know that our hollandaise sauce was too sour. And once we finished our meal, it took 20 minutes til i realized our waiter may have forgotten us. It was clear we were done with our food. We paid our tab at the hostess stand and left.

AT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 4

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JR
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a nice meal. I like the "Rooms" And that is all...

m
Wilmington
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is always well prepared. Staff service is good. Place is a bit noisy.

B
Nashville
35 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Terrible service, had to as the hostess three times to get my waiter. He came once when I flagged him down to get a check. Main course arrived seconds after my salad

GC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was great but the AC has been broken for apparently 2 years and it was hot! Service was extremely slow. There were a couple things we were disappointed the waitress didn’t chime in on. First was the salads - they were huge and one could have fed our family. Second was our kids pasta. One ordered pasta with sauce. The other plain pasta with meatballs. We were charged $6 for the pasta with sauce but $17 for the one with meatball. Had we known the meatball would have upped the price that much we would have skipped it!

JS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food with a fantastic atmosphere. We loved the quality of the food and the excellent beer options.

A wonderful dining experience!

K
New England
129 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Everything was very good except for a very grouchy waitperson. I guess he didn’t enjoy his job!

RR
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good as was service. Dining room was extremely hot and uncomfortable with one floor fan at the front door.

B
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Sigh. Another Portland disappointment. Food wasn't bad, but hangar steak way over salted. Tables are varnished wood, so the sweat from the glassware makes a wet mess of things. Service was slow.

GB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Very dirty window shades

J
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pasta and seafood were fantastic. We will definitely go back.

p
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So wonderful in every way. Food was perfect!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! The homemade pasta is amazing. Everything we had was wonderful. Service was attentive, my favorites was the bruschetta and the pesto dish. Wife loved her chicken Marsala and my daughter loved the chicken parm. The chocolate gelato and cannolis were world class. We were told this was the best Italian food in Portland, and I agree. This place would do amazing in NYC.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the Corner Room for the variety and season menus. Service was top notch as were the food and drinks!

DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Features the best chicken parm I have ever had! I've got to try other items the next time, but ...Great service as well. Our server, Susanne, is the best! Overall a very friendly and accommodating venue, with great food!

LC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Corner Room was the perfect choice for us prior to the Cirque Du Soleil show. The food was excellent. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and checked on us at exactly the right times. The table next to us was a larger group and they were a bit loud but that was obviously not the restaurant’s fault. I’d rate them an A+. We’ll be back!

s
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot with lots of positive energy. Good mix of people out for a solid dining experience. Service was very good. Food was excellent. Staff were attentive and helpful but not overly so. All in all a really good meal. We’ll be back.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around

BS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Suzie our waitress was funny, sarcastic and a great server! Great wine recommendation from her.
The meal was outstanding. Fettucine Bolognese and ceasar salad.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Tuna portion was way too small for $38, seemed to have a lot of fat, and was not pan seared. Was actually kind of cold

e
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Why do the servers wear “beige” shirts. They look dirty and do not complement anyone who wears them. I felt so sorry for them.

RG
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and service. Nice to see the pasta being handmade...plus it was delicious. Nice evening out with the family.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The absolute worst service of my life. The restaurant was no short of 90 degrees inside, the waiter asked me 3 times what my drink order was after waiting 30 mins for someone to even bring us water, never received one of the two appetizers we ordered and when our meals came I ended up eating something I didn’t order just to get the hell out.
The food was good but I’ll never go back.

M
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

There was no air conditioning and it was 80+ degrees outside. The salad had too much dressing on it. the bruschetta appeared to have been made with canned tomatoes, in August, when there are lots of local tomatoes available. Service was fast and professional.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous. 2nd time visiting this restaurant and once again they didn’t disappoint. We will definitely be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Two in our party,who both had salmon, were sink during the night.

S
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best restaurants in the city. Never a disappointment.

GH
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

The food was outstation and the service was good. My only complaint was that it was very hot in the restaurant with apparently no A/C. Not really acceptable for middle of July heat.

LR
New England
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The Corner Room is a :go to" place before Merrill Auditorium concerts. The have excellent choices and their small plates are usually enough at dinner. Also good wine selection by the glass, although carafes can also be ordered as well as bottles. The cannolis are a good dessert choice.

m
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and superb service.
would recommend this restaurant anytime.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 1

The restaurant had no working air conditioning and it was 95+ degrees out. Food was excellent and service was good but we literally could not wait to get out of there because it was so hot.

GO
New England
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian food ever everything was PERFECT !! I would definitely recommend this place if you’re in Portland.

AP
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great! My favorite restaurant in Portland. Service and food always impeccable.

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