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The Corner Room Kitchen & Bar

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Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Pasta
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110 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5003
207-879-4747
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Today
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: If you’re looking for the best Italian restaurant in Portland, Me you have...
If you’re looking for the best Italian restaurant in Portland, Me you have come to the right place! The Corner Room features affordable, Italian-inspired food that the whole family will enjoy.Chef Lee Harding has dedicated his life to bringing locally grown food back to the tables of Maine. With a friendly neighborhood feel and great prices, The Corner Room should be first on your list for an authentic Maine experience.Portland, ME is second only to San Francisco, CA in its dining establishments per capita. That means only one other city in the entire country has more restaurants to choose from for its amount of residents. When the competition is this fierce, award-winning restaurants, like The Corner Room, tend to stand apart from the crowd.The Corner Room was the third restaurant founded in Harding’s “The Rooms” brand of eateries. Since 2009, the Corner Room has been featured in Many of Maine’s top publications as a “Best Bet” for Portland Maine food.Open seven days a week, The Corner Room offers brunch, lunch and dinner selections with a wide selection of Italian wines, happy hour specials and food so good that you’ll wonder why it’s not double the price!Visit The Corner Room today and find out what you’ve been missing.
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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great pre-concert dining

I had three vegetarian dishes that were excellent. Would highly recommend when going to the symphony, but you need a reservation. Always packed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2012
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Portland, Maine
Top Contributor
319 reviews 319 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

15 "Excellent", 20 "Good", 7 "Avg", 5 "Poor", 4 "Terrible...and they're all right. Tells you something, doesn't it? Usually I'd find fault with such a myriad of reviews - needless to say all over the map - but not here. Here I find a "happy" Happy Hour - great drinks at a great price - and between the happy hour... More 

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Bridgton, Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

We've been to the Corner Room twice now. The first time we were early and in time for happy hour. Very friendly staff and a lively bar with good choice of draft beer and prosecco and certain wines included. The salads were excellent. The mussels, an appetizer, were very bland, though cooked perfectly they cried out for garlic and wine... More 

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Bora Bora
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

I had three vegetarian dishes that were excellent. Would highly recommend when going to the symphony, but you need a reservation. Always packed.

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Falmouth, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Fresh pasta was terrific, service excellent, and the overall experience had energy, fun, and great food combined.

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Portland, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

Love this place. Always sit at the bar and have an amazing time. Finally, the new(est) bartender fox has figured-out that it's easier to read the "specials" list when its TYPESET! Kudos! Marg darlin' love you but yer handwriting stopped around the 3rd grade.

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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63 reviews 63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

We have been to The Corner Room several times in the past year. While we started off going for full dinner meals, we have learned, over time, that the small plate options are the way to go for us! We can sample different apps, and still feel satisfied at the end of the meal. Prices are reasonable, and the staff... More 

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Montrose, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

Everyone at our table enjoyed fine food tho we made very different choices. My Alaskan Char was perfectly prepared, moist & delicious. Generous servings of ravioli - awesome appetizers, fine wine. We will be back!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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194 reviews 194 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

My mom and I came here for an early dinner on a Friday night. We arrived at about 5:45 and were told that there was a 12 minute wait for a seat at the bar, but a table wouldn't be ready until 8:30! We opted for the bar and found that we were seated in front of the prep cooks.... More 

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Tonga
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

We made a reservation and were promptly seated in a booth which was perfect as we wanted to be able to visit with a friend we hadn't seen in awhile. Samantha, our server, was wonderful! Knowledgable, funny, and absolutely on the ball. Her rendition of the evening's specials was a perfect performance! When we decided to share only "starters" she... More 

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North Conway NH
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

We did not expect to eat at the Corner Room this past Saturday night, but are happy to have found it. I was with a group of 8 for a Bachelorette party, and we basically got in the hotel shuttle and said to the driver, ‘Bring us somewhere downtown with either good pizza, pasta, or veggie burgers, that won’t take... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 110 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5003
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-879-4747

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Pasta

Description

If you’re looking for the best Italian restaurant in Portland, Me you have come to the right place! The Corner Room features affordable, Italian-inspired food that the whole family will enjoy.Chef Lee Harding has dedicated his life to bringing locally grown food back to the tables of Maine. With a friendly neighborhood feel and great prices, The Corner Room should be first on your list for an authentic Maine experience.Portland, ME is second only to San Francisco, CA in its dining establishments per capita. That means only one other city in the entire country has more restaurants to choose from for its amount of residents. When the competition is this fierce, award-winning restaurants, like The Corner Room, tend to stand apart from the crowd.The Corner Room was the third restaurant founded in Harding’s “The Rooms” brand of eateries. Since 2009, the Corner Room has been featured in Many of Maine’s top publications as a “Best Bet” for Portland Maine food.Open seven days a week, The Corner Room offers brunch, lunch and dinner selections with a wide selection of Italian wines, happy hour specials and food so good that you’ll wonder why it’s not double the price!Visit The Corner Room today and find out what you’ve been missing.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?