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Novare Res Bier Cafe

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Belgian, European
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4 Canal Plaza, Suite 1, Portland, ME
207-761-2437
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Date Night!

My boyfriend and I were visiting Portland and this was the perfect place to relax and enjoy the extensive beer list. Our server was knowledgable and clearly enjoyed talking about different types of beer. The food, beer and deck was great! We will definitely be going back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I were visiting Portland and this was the perfect place to relax and enjoy the extensive beer list. Our server was knowledgable and clearly enjoyed talking about different types of beer. The food, beer and deck was great! We will definitely be going back!

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Springfield, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We were really excited to try this place as we heard the atmosphere was good and the beer list was great. Had a mediocre experience. Perhaps an off night? Didn't feel like we had the best service, even sitting at the bar.

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Rochester, MN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Good beer selection. I'm sure it would have been more fun with friends but I stopped alone as I was in the city for business. The wait staff was not particularly talkative. I drank my beer and left.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is the place you will go if you want some great beer from all walks of life. I haven't been here and had a bad drink. Always new selections. They have a nice outside area for drinking and relaxing, certainly a perfect way to spend an afternoon. I haven't had any food here so I can't comment on that.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a must go if you're a fan of craft beer. 30 different rotating taps at the bar, but more amazingly more than 300 different bottles of beer. While they don't share all these beers on their normal menu (hint if they did it would be massive), ask the bartender and they will give you what they have. While... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

They have a great selection of beer and the staff will help you pick out exactly what you will love. The day we went there was a beer and ice cream pairing menu. Delicious!

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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Learned about this place a few years ago reading the ny times magazine. It's a little hard to find. Our gps kept saying we were here but couldn't find it. It is between the two streets. There is a small sign by the gate. A terrific selection of beers. Service is slow but hopefully you are here to relax.

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Boonton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Love this place, HUGE beer selection. If you're a beer lover it's a must. It's a little hard to find as it is down and ally off exchange street. The food is Belgian inspired pub pub food that is well done. It's a little pricey but you can't beat the selection and the service can be slow if it gets... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

If you're traveling on a budget I would stay well away from this bar. The waiting staff are very efficient but on top of you very quickly so you have very little time to go through the extensive drinks list which varies from mid price to extremely expensive! So ordering in a hurry could leave you with a dent in... More 

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Deerfield, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Novare Res was recommended by most people I asked recommendations from. It is not on a main street, but well worth finding. It has a rotating variety of beer and a simple but good food menu. Very low key and nice outdoor seating area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 Canal Plaza, Suite 1, Portland, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-761-2437

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Belgian, European
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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