Had the seafood Captains Plate, it had the potential to be very good but was waayyyyy too salty.
Have been here before and totally enjoyed the experience, but Friday night some of the food fell short. There were 6 of us for dinner, a birthday celebration. Appetizers were very good, the mussels fantastic. My grandsons thought their burgers were too charred, one was left half eaten. I was looking forward to my flatbread pizza, it arrived mostly burned(black), inedible! I scraped some of the topping off, but gave up, even that was dry. The server asked if I wanted anything else to replace the flatbread, but by that time decided no, she did deduct the price of the from the bill. I was surprised that the kitchen would send that to the table, it was ruined. Dessert was delicious, chocolate mousse and the creme brulee. Not sure I would go back, need to give it time and more thought.
Exceptional food! Made fresh to order. Local ingredients, local beer, perfection!
Had the pan seared salmon with Brussels sprouts and rice..was very good...salad with cranberries, nuts and goat cheese...was lacking...Rose was lovely and after dinner expressotini was delicious. Band was excellent. We had a great experience..Waiter was knowledgeable, very polite and attentive...Janice Farwell..Westbrook
Incredible staff and delicious food! I will definitely go back again!
Frog & Turtle was my favorite brunch spot in Westbrook until my experience yesterday. With a party of 9, we waited more than 90 minutes to get our food. While I understand they make everything in-house, 90 minutes is an unacceptable wait time at any restaurant. There was no acknowledgement of the delay and no apology either. I am supremely disappointed and will likely not return.
Make a reservation for Sunday brunch...this place is always packed! Food is great and worth a little wait when it's busy and you have to add the homemade, made to order donuts...they are out of this world!
We’re from over an hour north of Westbrook - Went to this place we’ve never heard of to see a friend’s band play, and we will be back! What a perfect night for dinner, drinks & live music! The owner was there & super engaged. Have told several people how great the food is - and even in comparison to Portland restaurants, this place is a contender. I never write reviews, but I am happy to recommend Frog & Turtle!
Having several recommendations from friends, I had high expectations which were exceeded! The staff was great, friendly and prompt. The food.....wow!! I had one of the off menu specials, the swordfish, which was presented paired with scallops and a wonderful light sauce, rice and asparagus which was grilled to perfection. My date opted for the more basic burger, which was anything but basic and cooked perfectly.
The desserts were incredible also. We shared a decadent Girl Scout cookie inspired ice cream cake, the presentation was almost too nice to eat!
During and after our meal we enjoyed music by Pride and Joy, a rock/blues jam band. Great band, fun vibe!
The restaurant has a cozy, upscale neighborhood feel to it.
I'll be back for more soon!!
We had a large party for a birthday brunch, everyone had a fabulous time and we were extremely happy with Everything!
We had heard a lot of good about this restaurant and were very disappointment at the slow, inattentive service. Our table and chairs was partially on carpet and partially on a hardwood floor which a made the table and chair rickety. No great ambiance for date night. My husband ordered the pork loin special which was a generous portion although it was served raw an inedible. The waitress came and only offered to take the meat away to cook it further . In the meantime, his side dishes got cold. The meat was returned and still was not properly cooked, so my husband could not eat it. My dish was a seafood pie on a bed of mashed potato and spinach. They skimped on all ingredients although were very generous with the sauce. There was no offer to make any amends which was disappointing. We were very anxious to leave and alas, could not as the credit card machine malfunctioned.
As always, great food, great staff, and a great time
Went here for my birthday last year and again recently for St Patrick's Day! Loved the food (all local foods) and the service was great!
Absolutely awesome every time
Always an amazing meal. We had lots of leftovers to bring home but they didn't last long.😊
Food is excellent, hot and fresh. Cocktails are intriguing and fun. The staff is friendly and accommodating without being overbearing. It's a cozy, cute place.
My wife and I decided to give it a go, and we are so glad that we did.
We recommend getting a reservation as this is a popular spot and folks were being turned away, maybe as it was a Saturday evening, but a good idea anyway if you have time to plan ahead.
To begin, I had the mussel appetizer, she had the greens, and they were both beyond expectation.
We decided on the N.Y. Strip, hers as med-well and mine as medium(always).
They were both cooked just right and the flavors were exquisite.
Thank you for such a wonderfully “Gastric” experience.
We shall return.
Another great meal. James and his staff are great. I little loud this time but not bad. Returning customers who will continue returning!
Been here 5 times now and I've been very satisfied every time
Great evening spent at the frog and turtle. Got the special 4 course menu timing was perfect , had a very nice table and really enjoyed the live music
Valentines date with my wife. The food was beyond delicious and very eloquently done. The Valentine Day 5 course dinner special was perfecto. Music and atmosphere was good. It was nice and warm which we enjoy. Table for 2 very nice and sweet waitress who was very attentive. . Always a nice experience at Frog and Turtle. Thank You!
I had a shepherds pie crepe that I am still dreaming about! Depth of taste was so so great.
Totally awesome!! The salads are very fresh with just the right amount of dressing tossed in. The meatloaf was pan fried on top of a bed of macaroni and cheese, placed on top a bed of spinach. My wife had the haddock and the potatoes were hand sliced and fried just right. Can't wait to go again and try another dish. Our server, Emily, I believe, was very nice and gave us the up and up,(food is cooked to order and may take a little extra time.) as this was our first time. The "side room" is a little less noisy, but overall, still very pleasant.
Jimmy always gives a great meal, and at a price that beats the Portland restaurants. Never had anything we didn't like, and never anything that failed to meet our expectations.
The Frog and Turtle is hands down my favorite brunch spot in Greater Portland. Home fries are on point. Eggs Benny is out of this world. Drinks are always delicious. Keep doing what you’re doing!
Great food! Great music , David Good and Jeff Willis, and great service Lucia!
This was our first time at Frog & Turtle. We went with an other couple. Several friends have been before and raved about the daily specials offered. Unfortunately we were quite surprised and disappointed when our server told us there were no special that night. The food we ordered was very good though. The atmosphere is very loud, almost too loud to talk to one another without yelling. We went on a Thursday night and live music was playing. With so many dining options in the greater Portland area I would probably not go again.
The staff was very pleasant, and the food, at brunch, good, but the homefries were a bit salty. We felt that it was noisy for a Sunday morning brunch, more like a Friday late afternoon crowd's column. That said, I'd try another brunch .
Everything was excellent - from the drinks to the Boulliabaisse and Wing Night! Stop by and see Adam at the bar for a kick-*ss cocktail!
The presentation of the food, the hostess, and James the owner was outstanding...However for the first time in 12 years The waitress was absolutely horrible...She had a lack of servicing our table and taking care of our of requests..Most disappointed for the first time in 12 years of going here…
Excellent service, great ambiance and delicious food!
Even though we had a reservation, we waited 20 minutes for our table to be ready. No offer of coffee or similar was made.
seated, our service was excellent and we were given complimentary donuts.
There must be wonderful dishes available as every table was filled but we did not hit it right. Primarily fish and chips dish was not enjoyed; fish ok but set on chips making them soggy. Service was great; the perfect amount of attention without being intrusive. The entire staff is a pleasure. A little bright and a little noisy for our taste in ambiance
The food was divine and the wait staff was very pleasant. I just can't say enough about it. I think it would be a little expensive for every day dining though.
Delicious food, generous servings. Reliably yummy!
Great food we got some of the specials (rabbit, soup of day, etc!!!).
Great food. Great menu. Outstanding dining experience.
Our server, Emily W., is the best. Always there when you need her and super knowledgeable about the menu. She hits a home run every time.
We have been there many times. The food is beyond amazing. Our service yesterday wasn't the greatest that we had experienced as our waitress was put off by simple requests (no ice water just from the tap) and facial expressions that were unnecessary
Great intimate gathering place. Relaxed atmosphere. Great service and Great Quality Made to Order food, always. Best place in the area for dinner!
Excellent service. Great food.