The Hairy Lobster
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duck egg emulsion
Fresh Sage Gnocchi
wilted greens, crisp fennel, smoked eggplant
gruyere, roasted garlic
Excellent service, delicious food – simple with big bold flavours. The jerk lobster was a highlight but all dishes were great
It was just okay.
The food was outstanding and the service was perfect! We will be back for sure ! Don’t forget to try the dessert it’s worth the extra calories !
We had a great experience, everyone who worked there was all about the service. The head chef came out to check on us, but also on everyone in the room. It was an experience I highly recomend
Hairy Lobster was great. Wonderful cocktails, food was great and top notch service. All of the staff was very helpful and courteous. Each dish we had has great flavor and was well prepared.
The food was exceptional. Our server was great and helped us decide on how much to order. We never felt rushed and had a wonderful evening.
The restaurant is great, we would go again. We weren't sure why we were annexed to the top floor (at one point the only people up there), but outside of that it was great
Amazing flavors with unique local fresh ingredients. We will be back!
Delicious dining month menu from top to bottom. Innovative cocktails and excellent service. Yes the name is a bit off putting for some but the meal is worth it
Amazing place with a very interesting menu. Definitely worth the visit if you're a foodie and are looking for a change from the usual fair
We love this restaurant. Great food and service. Inventive and delicious menu items. Ideal for a date or for a large group that wants to share food items.
Portland dining month menu brought us in. Lobster with the jalapeño biscuit was delicious.
The food is designed to share, I like that. Its fun to order 9 dishes and share them between 4 people. Favorites included the broccoli and the lobster with kale.
Nice ambiance and great service.
Great dinner, outstanding service. Would definitely recommend to others
We’ve gone to the hairy lobster a couple of times now, most recently for their Harry Potter themed dinner. Without question, this is one of the best restaurants in Portland. What I can’t figure out is why we can always get a reservation here. In fact, the ease with which I initially secured a reservation around the Christmas Holiday last year made me question whether it would be any good. Boy was it!
So shhh... don’t tell anybody about this Hidden gem.
The Hogwarts at THL experience exceeded expectations on every level. They truly transformed a Wednesday into a magical escape from reality. Every detail was carefully crafted to whisk you away from a typical Wednesday night into something truly spectacular. The food was incredible. The ambiance was inspired. They took the time and effort to make this a stand out event. We feel so thankful that we got to be a part of it and hope they will do it again soon.
This is the second time we've dined at the Hairy Lobster. This time we went for their Hogwarts Great Feast special event. They transformed the restaurant into Hogwarts' Great Hall. There were many courses all coming very quickly, and everything was presented beautifully, family style, and with a magical flourish. The food was phenomenal and the staff were all very into the theme. It's probably the closest I will get to dining at Hogwarts. The high price of ticket per person was definitely worth it though. I wish I was able to try more of the specialty cocktails, but the 5 o'clock to Hogsmeade was yummy. We were ushered "home" via Platform 9 3/4 and a trip to Honeydukes to take a treat home (included in our dinner price). I highly recommend the spare ribs and the fried chicken, which I'm sure appear on the regular menu.
We went for a theme night - Harry Potter. The attention to detail in the decor and costumes was astounding. The number of ongoing surprises was quite fun. There was way more food than people could finish and the diversity was well planned. Food was high quality, fresh and delicious. The number of dishes presented for the money was an incredible value. I really hope they keep doing these as I’d love to do more themes.
I have been to dinner at the Hairy Lobster many times.
This event would be better with not sharing food plates with nine other guests.
The lobster feast is the best ! Let’s do more of those.
The Harry Potter dinner was fantastic. It was truly a Feast, with more food than our table could eat. The drinks were so well balanced, though the Earl Grey cocktail was my favorite. The decorations and costumes were spot on and I was transported. So many small touches made it more fun, like Honeydukes or Filch with his Mrs Norris. And then the surprise treat at the end, which had me leaving with a smile on my face. I can’t wait till they do this special dinner again!