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The Vault Restaurant, Houlton, ME

The Vault Restaurant

4.3
4.3
74 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

The Vault Restaurant in historic downtown Houlton, Maine, has received two Best Date Night awards from Bangor Metro under current ownership. Open for dine-in, take-out, and curbside pick up, go to www.thevaultrestaurant.net to make a reservation, view the menu, or place an order for pick up.

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Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (207) 521-5040

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    David Wells

  • Private party facilities

    Special events, parties, business socials, or meetings...let us host your private event! We can host up to 40 people for any occasion.

  • Neighborhood

    Portland

  • Cross street

    Between Water Street and Mechanic Street

  • Parking details

    Limited street parking on Main Street in front of building. Public parking is available at the back of the building can be accessed by Mechanic Street (one way) or Water Street.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 74 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. TT

    TerriT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely the best Carne Asada Street Tacos I’ve ever tasted ! Fabulous Food, great atmosphere! Wonderful Staff ! Very impressive definitely Highly recommend. Burgers were awesome, chicken parmigiana was also amazing! Thank you !!!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1

    We arrived in time for our reservation. Waited at the door for 10 minutes. Despite staff seeing us from the back area , no one came forward to seat us. We left without being served.

  3. m

    marianner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Excellent menu great food ...need more creative salads ..more selections needed. Need expresso and a signature drink list But overall outstanding maybe even a piano or guitar entertainment

  4. L

    Local

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Long wait for food, server wasn’t tentative. Had multiple servers. Food was good but like warm.

  5. T

    Tammey

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    We got there at 5 pm and there was two tables that were eating, we ordered and got our drinks, two more tables came in about 5:30/5:40. They ordered and they got their food and we still hadnt gotten our food. Waitress said it was because of the salmon that I had ordered. My friend had order nachos as a meal and it came out the same time the third table got their nachos. I still didnt get my salmon. I ate some of my friends nachos and 15 mins later my meal came out and we had plans to be at the movies at 7 so I didn't have time to eat my food. I got it to go. The waitress said it was all taken care of ( the bill) but handed us the the bill. The bill came to 64 dollars and some change. We left 40 dollars, I did have two beers and took my meal home and my friend had her nachos. I am not sure what happened but we were upset. First time I had been there and the place was not busy.

  6. J

    Jwlisi

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was fantastic. Nice place to hold a conversation with my friends while having good food. The rib eye steak with the jalapeño butter and garlic butter was hands down the best steak in houlton so far. I highly recommend for the food as well as the service as that was great also.

  7. S

    Sophie

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is the third time we’ve been here and we are never disappointed.

  8. LR

    LindaR

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The St. Louis Ribs were incredible. This was the first time I ever had ribs and boy, were they delicious! And the Vince Guiraldi trio with Charlie Brown Christmas to boot. Can't go wrong!

  9. LR

    LindaR

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always enjoy going to The Vault! We've loved everything we ever ordered. We love the nice jazz in the background - makes for excellent dining!

  10. MV

    MaryV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service was amazing!! We always have a great experience at The Vault. It was a busy night so it was a little noisier which is to be expected at any restaurant! But we were still able to have great conversation while we ate!

  11. BR

    BlancheR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    The night was cold...everytime the door opened, cold air would engulf you. The food was delicious. ( steak was medium rare was supposed to be medium) The waitstaff seem to be running around but slow to attend to customers.(unorganized) Next time I will request a table away from the door. Overall good.

  12. MH

    MargaretH

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service and food! Love the local wines and beers.

  13. MF

    MaryF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had pad Thai, the maple pear glazed salmon and the rib eye. The best steak east of Omaha! The salmon was cooked perfectly and the pad Thai was like nothing else in the County. We were seated inside the vault itself a fun spot.

  14. g

    geor2

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    We had a reservation, however, we were seated at a regular table that was not designated with a “reserved” placard. Servers were prompt and friendly. The wine prices were a little steep for just a half a glass of wine. Our food was well prepared and quite tasty. My wife and I had dishes that would have normally been served with an offering of some sort of bread, but was not. The quality of food was good , although the portions could have been a bit larger. Dessert was excellent and well presented.

  15. M

    Mainer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Delicious food, great service, nice atmosphere. Will go back.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and terrific food. Super cool ambiance.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food was amazing. Love this restaurant!

  18. KN

    KimberlyN

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the Vault. Staff is always pleasant and the food is delicious.

  19. A

    Angel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love The Vault. They food is consistently good. We have a great time when we are there and the service is always friendly.....Thank you Dave and Kristin and the entire crew!!

  20. F

    Foodie207

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Best Pad Thai north of Portland! Also tried the Alfredo. Not the traditional flavor but better. Order the dirty fries…you won’t be disappointed!!

  21. MH

    MargaretH

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was incredible! Never been disappointed! Love the local wine choices as well. Great place for a special night out!

  22. EL

    EstelaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    The food is always!!! great. The only problem is the acoustics, but it’s always been a problem in this restaurant. Kristin, David and staff take great care of their customers. If you’re in Houlton, you must eat here!

  23. S

    Sophie

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best restaurants we’ve been to in Houlton. The food was great, I had the lobster ravioli and a watermelon salad. I also liked having a smaller menu, not so many choices. We definitely will be back.

  24. E

    Eileen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff is very pleasant. Food is delicious! Loved the fresh flowers on the tables.

  25. DM

    DoMa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Brussels sprout appetizer followed by fabulous steak and tuna meals. Fresh veggies, tasty potatoes, and decadent desserts!

  26. SW

    SharynW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, excellent service, great atmosphere—The Vault has it all!

  27. SA

    ShawnA

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Terrific as always!!

  28. MH

    MargaretH

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service everyone we go!! Thank you to The Vault!

  29. CC

    CarrieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner was amazing! Cooked perfectly. Portions were appropriate!

  30. JZ

    JZB2

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Loved the ambiance, hard working staff and owners. The food was great. Lots to enjoy.

  31. KW

    KerriW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of our favorite places to go! Wonderful place!

  32. GM

    GailM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, truly a pleasure doing business with you before, during, and after!! Delicious, marvelous, fabulous.... desserts were spectacular.

  33. LS

    LouisS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Limited seating but nice atmosphere. Food was very fresh, well prepared and nicely portioned. Nice beer and wine selection. Customer service was top notch. Highly recommend the establishment whenever you're in town.

  34. KW

    KerriWB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Vault is a lovely spot with excellent food and fantastic staff. I would highly recommend!

  35. LR

    LindaR

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Vault is usually very consistent. This particular night, food came out very fast- or maybe we were slower than the typical guests. We loved having the jazz music playing vs other music genres that has been played in past visits. The right music is key to a good dining experience. The food was delicious from beginning to end.

  36. JC

    JessiC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing and do was the service! Will definitely be going again soon.

  37. LA

    LoriA

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good food -our server was very friendly and attentive. Highly recommend the Vault. Offers food not found at other restaurants in the areas which is a good change.

  38. RG

    RebeccaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A very cozy place with great food and environment. The staff are incredible and friendly.

  39. DM

    DennisM

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good service good food and unique setting. Very happy will definitely return.

  40. JF

    JoshF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    very much needed time out and well worth every bit of time and money spent. food was great and we'll be back again.

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 Vault Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (207) 521-5040.

The Vault Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 74 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 8 times today
Google Map for The Vault Restaurant

64 Main St Houlton, ME 04730

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Water Street and Mechanic Street

  • Neighborhood

    Portland

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Limited street parking on Main Street in front of building. Public parking is available at the back of the building can be accessed by Mechanic Street (one way) or Water Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David Wells

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

  • Phone number

    (207) 521-5040

  • Private party facilities

    Special events, parties, business socials, or meetings...let us host your private event! We can host up to 40 people for any occasion.

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