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Permanently Closed - Solo Bistro

773 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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This restaurant is permanently closed. From the simple to the sophisticated, Solo Bistro serves up delicious dishes made from scratch, with an emphasis on fresh, local and organic ingredients. Winner of the Sante Magazine Innovative Culinary Hospitality Award and multiple Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence, Solo Bistro is a leader among the small but growing number of restaurants outside Portland that are attracting national attention to the culinary possiblities in the great state of Maine. We strive for quality in everything we do with food, wine, beer and spirits at Solo. Great food and drink served in a modern setting in historic Bath, Maine, home of the Maine Maritime Museum.
World class cuisine in the City of Ships!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: from 5:00pm

Live jazz every Friday from 6:30 to 9:30pm

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Phone number
(207) 443-3373
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Raymond Franklyn
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Private party facilities
We can serve private parties either in the wine bar downstairs or, for larger parties, in the new dining room at 132 Front Street.
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Parking details
Park on Front Street or turn left after passing the restaurant to curve around behind the buildings and park in the public lot there.
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Live Jazz every Friday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
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Special events & promotions
Private parties up to 35 people.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
4.5  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on August 30, 2017

Absolutely delicious!! So sad they are closing tomorrow.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on August 24, 2017

One of our favorite places for dinner whether it's a "date night" or anniversary we will miss going there to celebrate.

lumpy (New England)
5.0  Dined on August 24, 2017

In our view, this is the best restaurant in Maine. It will be sorely missed.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on August 23, 2017

Noise level was deadly largely because of a large party in the small room.
This excellent restaurant is closing as the owners want (understandably) to move on after these many years. Go while you still can.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on August 22, 2017

A great meal- loved that tomato salad with tapenade. Loved finding that Dr Frank semi-dry Riesling on the wine list. All dishes were superbly prepared and delicious.

NOTTravis (New England)
5.0  Dined on August 15, 2017

Unfortunately, Solo Bistro is closing. We have never been disappointed any time that we've patronized the restaurant. Local ingredients whenever possible, fantastic food--the hangar steak nearly melts in your mouth!--and outstanding service combined with a low-key atmosphere along with an impressive wine list make this place a wonderful place to eat. We will miss dining here very much. If you get the opportunity to eat here, don't pass the opportunity up! It's not the least expensive option in downtown bath but it's our favorite and is well worth the few extra dollars you'll spend.

vipMTVessel (New England)
4.0  Dined on August 15, 2017

GO BEFORS THEY CLOSE!!! i was infirmed the owners are closing yhis place afyet 15 years someyime yhis fall. Its wiryh the ytril or food before they do!
I went here on recommendations on open table. Was very impressed with the food on taste and presentation.
We had the cheese (cheddar and blue) appetizer. Was presented with class and color. Marmalade, balsamic and toast on the side of plate. We both had pork chop that was the juiciest I ever had. Melted in my mouth. The presentation was colorful and the stringbeans had a pleasant snap. Potatoes were perfect. We both split the vanilla soaked berries. Out of this world.
Ambience was a bit off putting. Chairs are plastic and a little uncomfortable. Space us mousey. And lighting is quite uneven, so we had a hard time reading menu Where we were sitting. Wait staff was serving wine in jeans, shorts and T shirts. A little unusual for caliber food and wine being served. But the food is worth the trip.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on August 11, 2017

excellent menu, wine and superb wait was hopping as it was a beautiful nite to be out having dinner in such a wonderful place and little City of Bath.....they know how to run a restaurant.....

Emilie (New England)
5.0  Dined on August 11, 2017

As always, excellent food and excellent service. Also lovely wine list and interesting cocktails. So sad that it is ending it's 13 year run, as we have enjoyed excellent meals here many times.

vipsjnemomma (New England)
5.0  Dined on August 10, 2017

Great meal, had the swordfish and the margaritas are awesome. Sad to hear they are closing. Enjoy coming here on vacation every year.