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Portland (Maine) Restaurants

EmilitsaEmilitsa
505 reviews
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Greek | Portland, Maine

As always, one of the best in foodie-centric PORTLAND. More

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Fore StreetFore Street
1468 reviews
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Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

Delightful evening. Food only exceeded by service. A couple of issues with food but overall a very special evening. More

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Hugo's Restaurant- PortlandHugo's Restaurant- Portland
961 reviews
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Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

Wonderful experience at the bar doing the tasting menu! Food and service were fantastic. More

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ScalesScales
611 reviews
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Seafood | Portland, Maine

First time there and it was awesome! Great food and scenic view.. Best of all was the free valet parking in a city that charges way to much to park We will make this a place we visit on regular basis More

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UnionUnion
677 reviews
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American | Portland, Maine

Nice place in a historic location. Very attentive staff. Some imagination in the menu. We all had fun. More

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Solo ItalianoSolo Italiano
678 reviews
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Italian | Portland, Maine

The atmosphere is great! We had a window table which was very nice. Our server could not have been better. She & the runner made our first time a great experience. The food was equally as good as our server. We will be back. More

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EvoEvo
434 reviews
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Mediterranean | Portland, Maine

Evo is my #1 special dinner choice. Ever dish is artful and fresh, and the service feels sincerely personal. More

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Five Fifty-FiveFive Fifty-Five
2198 reviews
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Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

Food and service was wonderful! More

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David's Opus TenDavid's Opus Ten
134 reviews
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Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

We had a wonderful New Year's eve at David's Opus 10. It was our first time dining there and we were so delighted with the food. My favorites were tuna carpaccio with quail egg and truffles (this was actually a substitution for beef carpaccio and it worked perfectly!) and a really thoughtful halibut dish served with truffle micro greens over shredded potatoes (the flavors worked well together). I don't eat red meat or chicken, and the substitutions they gave me were fantastic. I recommend the wine pairing- they were well suited to the dishes. This is one of the best meals I've had in Portland. It was pricey, but the service and food were great. More

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Petite JacquelinePetite Jacqueline
1029 reviews
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French | Portland, Maine

CoD was perfect: fresh, light, Mediterranean flavors! So good! More

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East EnderEast Ender
391 reviews
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Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

My boyfriend and I loved this spot! The ambience is so perfect. Staff was great! Food was awesome! It was a casual date night and this spot was amazing! More

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Woodford F&BWoodford F&B
353 reviews
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American | Portland, Maine

We were greeted quickly. Had our table set. Excellent server in Canaan. The owed was very available. Hein fact made me a very special bourbon old fashion the was superb. We were the nye and although it was full we didn't feel the least bit rushed. Add to this a wonderful meal and our night was very nice. More

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Street and Co.Street and Co.
916 reviews
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Seafood | Portland, Maine

The food was absolutely amazing. As was the wine thanks to great help from our server. Will go again. More

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David's RestaurantDavid's Restaurant
1759 reviews
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Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

A group of 7 of us went for dinner, everything was great from the Charcuterie board and the delicious filet all the way to our after dinner drinks! Service was good and the food came out faster then expected. Even though the waitress was busy she Appeased us by taking a few moments and getting pictures of our group and also made my husbands dessert extra special. More

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The Grill Room & BarThe Grill Room & Bar
267 reviews
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Steakhouse | Portland, Maine

Best filet minions we’ve ever had. We’ve eaten here many times and it’s always very good. Bring your wallet- it’s worth every penny. More

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Kon Asian Bistro - Portland, MEKon Asian Bistro - Portland, ME
79 reviews
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Asian | Portland, Maine

Great service, food and atmosphere . Menu has a wide variety to choose from. More

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Blue SpoonBlue Spoon
559 reviews
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American | Portland, Maine

Overall our anniversary experience was a good one. "Spoon" is small, intimate, and in our neighborhood. Our server "Grace" was a gem! Kudos. Noise level was a bit high, and seating tight. Woman at table behind me kept banging into my back. My companion loved her salad and mussels. My fish stew was a bit skimpy for the price. And I was surprised to be charged extra for 2 slices of bread. Rum baba for dessert was delicious. JG More

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Tuscan TableTuscan Table
513 reviews
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Italian | Portland, Maine

All was great - but if there were more than 5 stars for service; Emma deserved them! More

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Local 188Local 188
786 reviews
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Spanish | Portland, Maine

The experience was very nice. We were intrigued with the special and asked about it prior to order, but was way too much food for just the two of us. It was great to have the recognition of our anniversary which made the night and experience that much better. More

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Boone's Fish House & Oyster RoomBoone's Fish House & Oyster Room
307 reviews
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Seafood | Portland, Maine

Had a memorable mid-week lunch with an out of town friend - sat in front of a warming fireplace on a cold Maine day, our Server was amazing (engaging without imposing) and efficient. Food was great - from Oysters to Calamari to Baked Stuffed Lobsters - and servings were more than generous. Just a great lunch! More

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Old Port Sea GrillOld Port Sea Grill
638 reviews
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Seafood | Portland, Maine

Absolutely love this place. Make a point to go there every time we’re in Portland. Amazing food, great service and ambiance. More

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The Corner RoomThe Corner Room
179 reviews
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Italian | Portland, Maine

Went there for NYE and had a blast. Great food and service. Couldn’t ask for more. Will be back! More

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Ri Ra Irish Pub & Restaurant - PortlandRi Ra Irish Pub & Restaurant - Portland
207 reviews
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Irish | Portland, Maine

Made a reservation for New Year's Eve, seated upstairs it was a little noisy but it was a holiday. Food was good, I had the Pub Burger, others at the table had Fish and Chips, Gnocchi Mac and Cheese and the Lamb Burger, all were very good and fairly priced. Good selection of local rotating drafts. Also, the pub area downstairs is great to walk in and get a drink. More

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TIQATIQA
358 reviews
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Mediterranean | Portland, Maine

The food, service, setting, and music were excellent. We will be returning soon. More

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Little GiantLittle Giant
113 reviews
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European | Portland, Maine

The food was great, staff were accommodating to our big group, and they managed a birthday cake with sparklers at the last minute. More

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Twenty Milk StreetTwenty Milk Street
298 reviews
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American | Portland, Maine

We got married at the Regency on New Year's Eve five years ago, and so we came back from dinner at Twenty Milk Street. The staff was wonderful and welcoming, and it was a joy to celebrate our anniversary there. More

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Roma PortlandRoma Portland
200 reviews
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Italian | Portland, Maine

Great place,consistent with their food and service. Warm interior of an old brownstone with a lot of candles decorating the dining space. More

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Otto - SacoOtto - Saco
13 reviews
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Pizzeria | Portland, Maine

Great food and beer selection. More

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Maria's RestaurantMaria's Restaurant
5 reviews
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Café | Portland, Maine

Dinner was great but seemed that they were a bit short-staffed on a Friday evening, was a bit of a wait to put in initial drink and food order. More

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El CorazonEl Corazon
17 reviews
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Mexican | Portland, Maine

Great food and experience. We were on vacation from New Orleans and were not looking to eat Mexican, but this was one of the few places open the day after Christmas. We were definitely glad we ate here. A must try in Portland, Maine. More

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Vignola & Cinque TerreVignola & Cinque Terre
1043 reviews
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European | Portland, Maine

We’ve been here several times. Pleasant surroundings, inventive, locally sourced menu, kind and attentive staff. I should mention that our Portland visits are generally off-season, so crowds not an issue. The Portland scene has a certain “foodie” aura in places where the chefs and staff see themselves as a priesthood---a little off-putting, given what ultimately arrives at the table. None of that is true here. More

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Bluefin North Atlantic SeafoodBluefin North Atlantic Seafood
32 reviews
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Seafood | Portland, Maine

Steaks were amazing, paella was terrible. Over cooked in every way. My husband just sucked it up and ate what he could as not to embarrass our guest More

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C2-Congress Squared RestaurantC2-Congress Squared Restaurant
149 reviews
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Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

Great food and service! Creative cocktails, however the drinks were a bit on the heavier side. If that’s your thing, then they were perfect. More

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Otto - 225 CongressOtto - 225 Congress
12 reviews
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Pizza Bar | Portland, Maine

Wonderful pizza including vegan options for some of us. Very friendly staff! More

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Portland (Maine) Diners' Choice Winners

Portland (Maine)'s best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
EmilitsaEmilitsa
505 reviews
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Greek | Portland, Maine

As always, one of the best in foodie-centric PORTLAND. More

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Hugo's Restaurant- PortlandHugo's Restaurant- Portland
961 reviews
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Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

Wonderful experience at the bar doing the tasting menu! Food and service were fantastic. More

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EvoEvo
434 reviews
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Mediterranean | Portland, Maine

Evo is my #1 special dinner choice. Ever dish is artful and fresh, and the service feels sincerely personal. More

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Fore StreetFore Street
1468 reviews
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Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

Delightful evening. Food only exceeded by service. A couple of issues with food but overall a very special evening. More

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UnionUnion
677 reviews
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American | Portland, Maine

Nice place in a historic location. Very attentive staff. Some imagination in the menu. We all had fun. More

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ScalesScales
611 reviews
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Seafood | Portland, Maine

First time there and it was awesome! Great food and scenic view.. Best of all was the free valet parking in a city that charges way to much to park We will make this a place we visit on regular basis More

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Five Fifty-FiveFive Fifty-Five
2198 reviews
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Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

Food and service was wonderful! More

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Street and Co.Street and Co.
916 reviews
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Seafood | Portland, Maine

The food was absolutely amazing. As was the wine thanks to great help from our server. Will go again. More

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Solo ItalianoSolo Italiano
678 reviews
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Italian | Portland, Maine

The atmosphere is great! We had a window table which was very nice. Our server could not have been better. She & the runner made our first time a great experience. The food was equally as good as our server. We will be back. More

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Woodford F&BWoodford F&B
353 reviews
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American | Portland, Maine

We were greeted quickly. Had our table set. Excellent server in Canaan. The owed was very available. Hein fact made me a very special bourbon old fashion the was superb. We were the nye and although it was full we didn't feel the least bit rushed. Add to this a wonderful meal and our night was very nice. More

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Discover Portland

If you are going to visit Portland, Maine, make sure to plan your day around your meals so you can experience as many Down East restaurants as possible. In addition to the classic New England clam chowder, Portland is renowned for its fresh oyster bars. Competing with seafood fresh off the fishing boats, some of the best steakhouses in New England can be found in Portland. For the more adventurous diner, the international selections include French, Italian, Thai, Mexican, and Middle Eastern cuisine. For a more casual dining experience, you can indulge in comfort foods like macaroni and cheese or Belgian fries fried in duck fat and made with local potatoes. Complete your meal with the perfect cocktail and a view of the water, and you'll be wondering how soon you can eat again.