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About Twenty Milk Street
Twenty Milk Street is a casual, yet elegant restaurant located at the Portland Regency Hotel at Spa. A hidden gem in the heart of the Old Port.
The menu offers a wide variety of choices, steaks, seafood, vegetarian and much more, all at very reasonable prices. Sit by the fireplace, overlooking the courtyard and enjoy a well prepared meal with top notch, friendly, professional service. Open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, 365 days a year. FREE valet parking to all our guests, no driving around looking for a parking spot, just pull up in front of the hotel and we'll take it from there. Join us for a memorable dining experience that will bring you back for more.
Portland, ME 04101
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am
Market and Silver Streets
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live piano music on Saturday nights during the winter.
Free valet parking.
Private Party Facilities:
We have private dining rooms available on request.
Private Party Contact:
Tina Kaczowka: (207) 221-5916
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch
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Twenty Milk Street Ratings and Reviews
Twenty Milk Street is a terrific oasis of quiet and warmth amidst downtown Portland. Comfortable is a great description of the space and food. We had a business lunch and were professionally accommodated by the staff: the table we reserved was ready, the staff was unobtrusive but always there, and the food was good. Highly recommended if you're looking for something more traditional and a nice place to do business or just enjoy a quiet meal.
It was a rainy Tuesday night and we were staying at the hotel so it was very quiet at the restaurant....three other tables...The food seemed to be somewhat lacking in flavor and originality. The menu was small but had a nice variety. I had the potato gnocci and it was pretty tasteless (tasted like from freezer) My husband enjoyed his salmon but it was covered in sauce. The hotel is very nice and maybe breakfast/lunch would be better...they were setting up tables for breakfast as we were having dinner which was a little off-putting with the dining room so quiet....don't think we'll be back. The staff was very nice though!!
We started with mixed drinks, which were well made. Everyone enjoyed their dinners. We ordered lobster with mussels, a chicken dish, and a chicken wrap.The outdoor dining is set up overlooking a historic street and the weather was an incredibly beautiful September evening. We had a very memorable experience.
My husband and I have had great meals at this restaurant in the past so we made reservations for his birthday dinner. Since we live in Massachusetts we also had to make arrangements for an over night stay. When we arrived for our reservations the restaurant was dark so we asked at the front desk and they told us that they were serving outside that evening. This was rather unfortunate since it was a drizzly, cold evening. When we went outside the receptionist said she had thought about calling us but didn't really explain why she didn't bother. We were willing to give the outdoor experience a try. However, the menu was really limited with a wine list that only included a few choices and the vast majority of the food offerings were sandwiches or similar. Needless to say we didn't stay and were left to go find something suitable for a celebration on the spur of the moment without reservations, not a good situation in Portland in the prime vacation season. I don't think we'll be going back there again. I would have appreciated the phone call to give me a chance to find alternate arrangements.
Given the prices, we expected better food. It was fine, but pretty ordinary. Our server was nice, but seemed inexperienced - he was nervous and forgetful. Ambiance was a bit stuffy feeling. We were really hoping to sit outside, but it was raining so we ended up inside. I think outside would have been really great.
We had made reservations for our 10th anniversary my wife and i have been there before and loved it. We arrived to see that the restaurant was closed and they were seating dinner outside in a court yard which we did not want to eat outside, we had book there for the intimate experience you receive in the main dinning room. SOMEONE SHOULD HAVE CALLED US TO AT LEAST ADVISE US OF THE CHANGES TO OUR RESERVATION….we went to the front desk and when we asked the young man what had happened he said" yeah… well… oh well" you can go down to the lounge to eat inside. He didn't know why no one had called us. SO MUCH FOR A ROMANTIC DINNER WITH MY WIFE THAT NIGHT. There was nothing on the website saying the dinning room was not in use at this time.
The dining room is well-appointed but not luxurious. The ambience was gentle, with 1930s-40s music playing in the background. Comfortable chairs and good service. The dinners were tasty -- I enjoyed the salmon and my friend raved about the kabuta pork chops. We returned for brunch to find a very friendly staff and a full menu of excellent brunch choices. The waitstaff were again attentive and very friendly and the dining room was bathed in warm sunlight from the ample windows. Both dinner and brunch were great fun. I would recommend this spot in old Portland,
Loved the romantic ambiance! Service was exceptional! Would prefer more choices not to include liquor based foods due to allergy. For example, the French Toast Foster are brandy based, and it would have been great to have an alternative choice for French Toast. Other than that, choices were great!
My partner and I have eaten here many times and enjoyed it. I made a reservation through OpenTable for my birthday. When we arrived we were told the inside dining room was closed and they only had dining outside. One would have thought that the restaurant would notify people of this change of service! It was in the low 60's! Too cold for dining outside!!!! We chose to go elsewhere.
Not everyone enjoys sitting in the cold and eating cold food. Get it together and notify people of changes in your service!
My friend and I met for lunch and I had my dog with me. I called to see if it was okay to bring her and a very nice man who answered the phone was very sweet and changed my reservation to 2 people, plus 1 dog and said there would be a water bowl waiting for her! When we showed up John greeted my friend and I, plus Rosie, my dog with great enthusiasm and gave us wonderful service! Sure enough there was a water bowl waiting for us. Loved the atmosphere. I thought my Portobello Mushroom sandwich was okay. I think I will order something different next time. My friend loved her haddock sandwich though. Overall, I would highly recommend.
My wife and I ate here to give it a try as an alternative to what are often very loud dining rooms in the area. It was quiet, so that objective was met. We were one of only two tables with people on a Friday night at 7:30. Not a good sign.
The server was either new or clueless. We were not told anything about specials. We figured they must have none. But when the other couple came in she somehow remembered to READ them off to them. We had already ordered so no sense listening.
My salad came pretty much immediately after the appetizer was set down. What's the rush? Then the server was basically hovering to see when I finished my salad and as soon as my fork was down our entrees were delivered. Terrible timing. And based on the lukewarm temp of my food, it was apparent it was waiting for me to finish my salad so it could be delivered.
The food was okay but it was a bad experience and the fact that the server, the cooks (they must not be chefs), and the house manager have no idea how to time meal prep, made it even worse.
The menus are one page on laminated plastic - reminding me of a bad deli in Jersey.
We will not return. We also have used this location for business events, I am definitely rethinking that for future needs as well.
Cold wind off the water, dust, pollen and tree debris landing on the table. Not the quiet dining experience our party was expecting. Dining room closed, meals served outdoors. The food was excellent though only warm when served and was soon cold. Wait staff was doing their best though they were very cold. I feel that the meal should have been moved inside where it could have been enjoyed. May is still too cold for outdoor dining in Maine evenings.
Overall dinner at twenty milk street was quite good. Everyone enjoyed their meals minus those in our party who ordered the Fennel-Leek Ravioli dish. They both didn't like the taste and texture of the dish. Everyone else was happy with their choice, minus the small portion sizes on the beef filet dish. Overall twenty milk street was a classic take on fine dining. The menu isn't as creative as many of it's Portland counterparts, but their food was good overall. The space is small, but elegant. They were able to accommodate a large group at a single large table which was also quite refreshing, as this is quite difficult to come by on the Peninsula.
Nice enough restaurant. Fantastic service. Very nice presentation and the staff was able to make changes to the menu to accommodate my partner. Disappointed in my filet mignon...requested medium-rare, received medium-well. Tasty, nonetheless. Not a mashed potato fan, but didn't see any alternative on the menu. Highly recommend the white chocolate martini. Glad we tried it, but many better places to dine in Portland.
Hash was fantastic, eggs not so much. Severely overcooked. They were hard - not over easy as I had asked. Waiter was friendly and attentive, for some reason the hostess didn't seem to want to check us in for our OT reservation, I had to go back out to ask her again to do it. That was strange. Blueberry waffle was amazing, probably the best I have ever had! It's pricey though for the quality - I wouldn't expect to pay $14 for eggs that weren't cooked properly.
20 Milk Street is a warm, cozy spot, perfect for a snowy winter night. This small, intimate restaurant with a fireplace, comfy chairs and white tablecloths is also very romantic. The food is good - the cranberry wheat bread and lobster stew are especially memorable. The service is good although our dinner felt a little more rushed than on previous visits. We enjoyed the piano player on Valentine's night.
We had our holiday lunch and it was wonderful. The food was fabulous and everyone was very pleased with their selection. The service was outstanding and very professional. We will definately be going back to have more company luncheons there. It was nice to sit at a table and not have to yell to speak to the person sitting next to you. We were not rushed through lunch and it was very elegant. There were linens on the table and the room itself reminded me of vintage library with comfortable chairs. Definately we will be going back.
This place is perfect for date night! It is hidden between 2 popular streets in the Old Port and what a gem! We had a table right next to the fireplace with Christmas Music being played live on the piano it was wonderful. The Christmas lights outside the windows added to the ambience. The food was amazing they cook on cedar planks. We had the scallops for an appetizer and the cedar plank added so much flavor. I had the filet mignon and my boyfriend had stuffed lobster on a cedar plank. They both were amazingly done. Our waiter was wonderful and attentive. He was so friendly and called us by name, which doesn't happen very often in the dining world.
Thanksgiving day was also my wife's birthday so this year, having her cook for my family was not an option. I surprised her with a trip to Portland, ME and reservations/stay at The Regency. Dinner was a traditional turkey dinner but one truly fit for royalty. We loved the roasted artichokes but the roasted turkey was the best I've ever had. Service was fantastic, despite having served almost 300 meals before 7pm, we were treated as if we were the only table of importance. A meal and memory we won't soon forget!
Elegantly prepared food, served in a comfortable, relaxing setting. I thoroughly enjoyed their perfectly braised lamb shank, creamy buttermilk mashed potatoes, and roasted seasonal vegetables. The caramel apple martini was expertly crafted; not too tart, not too sweet. Most dessert selections were paired with restaurant-made ice creams and sorbets, and the brownie skillet and chocolate flourless cake were heavenly! I am very much looking forward to returning to Twenty Milk Street!
We came up from NH to meet some out of state friends here on short notice. Friends being from Telluride we clearly needed a nice place with seafood and lobster that could also accommodate 4 plus their new 1 year old... Service was great, food was a delight - better than I expected for an early weeknight (the Lobster stew was a hit). I chose an off night (Monday) as I was afraid we could be the loudest in the dining room, they understood and made our quick visit with old, far away friends and a new child a really great memory, thank you.
Lots of great places in Portland, but I'll be coming back to this one again for sure.
We had our rehearsal dinner here with out of towers and it was a great way to show off Portland. The food was great, the drinks were excellent, the service was impeccable. Almost everybody ordered a different appetizer and entree and they were all delicious. 20 Milk Street did us and Portland proud. They will be our "go to" place for future group gatherings.
Brought my mother here for her 72nd birthday. The food was very good but a very limited menu. There baked goods are incredible and worth indulging in. We sat outdoors so am not sure if there is even a indoor resteraunt since we were not given the option and since it looked like rain I thought this was odd. I would definitely recommend because the food was so good.
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