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100 Commercial St., Portland, ME
(207) 828-8233
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Ranked #234 of 535 restaurants in Portland
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Pearl
Transit: nearby
Description: We stumbled upon the place for a late-night drink, but were very impressed with the ambiance, bar scene, and the food menu (we didn't eat here), but this place needs to be recognized and reviewed. I will gladly be the first and give it 5 stars.
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57% Recommend
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English first
Worcester, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

For the price of the menu I was not very impressed. Some good hummus and other spread options, but paired with dry, stale bread pieces. The arugula salad was okay, not excellent. I had a cod entree that was quite good - melt in your mouth quality. My dessert was a tri-color chocolate mousse that while light, was not very... More

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Falmouth, Maine
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Dined at Spread for the first time during "Restaurant Week". My friend and I ordered off the Restaurant Week menu, which was less expensive, but almost exactly the same as the regular menu. I started with the Arugula salad, which was ordinary. My friend had the Beet salad, which was tiny. I then had the half roasted chicken, which was... More

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Portland, Maine
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Great Location, historic funky building and interesting decor. We dined there on 2 occasions; one for appetizers and drinks in the bar, the other for dinner. On both occasions the service was dreadfully inattentive, spotty and without consideration. When our waiter inquired of my Duck Confit, I replied (and said, "only because you asked") that it was overcooked and dry.... More

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Poland, Maine
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We showed up at 6:00 on a Thursday night. Seated right away at a cozy table for two - kinda close to others, so not much privacy, unless you like listening to the neighbors. The atmosphere was nice, tho. We waited 20 minutes for water another 10 minutes for our glasses of wine ($15) and at 6:45, we finally got... More

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Portland, Maine
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

A friend treated me here recently for an early Birthday dinner. Spread is a fairly new restaurant in our foodie city. We went on a wintery weeknight and had a reservation. The entry way is rather confusing as the establishment is dimly lit on the outside, so it was hard to tell if it was open, or which door to... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I have been to many restaurants in the NYC area, Boston, and Portland, ME so I know what I expect in terms of service and food. I have never been to spread and never will go back there again. My friend and I attended an Event on a Saturday night and decided to get some drinks and food after. Once... More

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Portland, ME
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This restaurant is relatively new to the Portland restaurant scene (~1+yr). We had not heard much about the restaurant but the location has always the sight of other great restaurants. Last minute plans on New Year's Eve had us making our reservation only one week prior. In hindsight, getting a reservation one week out from NYE may have been a... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Top Contributor
215 reviews 215 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

A nice place, and some good food, but in general, this place is not handling the details the way a restaurant with its aspirations (and prices) should. Our difficulties started early. There was a light burned out above our table, and one end of the table was dark. We had a party of seven, so that meant a couple or... More

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Portland, Maine
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Spread was on our list for some time and finally made it there for dinner. It was eerily quiet with few patrons, but overall a nice atmosphere. Our server was great. Very attentive and informative. Unfortunately the food was not on par. Their wine list was not very impressive even though they tout it on their website. Only a few... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

My wife and I were in Portland recently on business, and walked past spread restaurant from the outside it looked wonderful. However once we went inside that allure soon faded away, we ordered around of drinks ( keep in mind place was empty) which took 15-20 minutes the bartender seemed to be more interested in the game on the TV... More

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