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27 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME 04101-3815
(207) 774-1740
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Solid 4

Pros: Setting is warm, nicely lit, and inviting with an interesting layout and an appealing bar. Servers were friendly, knowledgable, and had good timing. Excellent cocktail, good wine from an interesting, varied list. Great warm focaccia; excellent fries that were crisp on the outside, soft on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
marthaespencer
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pros: Setting is warm, nicely lit, and inviting with an interesting layout and an appealing bar. Servers were friendly, knowledgable, and had good timing. Excellent cocktail, good wine from an interesting, varied list. Great warm focaccia; excellent fries that were crisp on the outside, soft on the inside; burger was cooked to perfection. Cons: Crab fondue was so rich we... More 

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Thank marthaespencer
Portland, Maine
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great evening. We had a wonderfully patient server who recommended a great bottle of wine. The meals were very good all around. I found the prices to be a little high but not ridiculous The thing I loved the most.was the most was restaurant itself. There was a nice bar on the first floor and there were... More 

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Thank SPlum B
Portland, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

After a 10 yr absence, and having visited their previous location, I found it to be a very welcomed familiar, yet new experience! Food is amazing, cocktails are fantastic...made my move back even better! My friends that joined me said that is made moving to Portland very tempting!!! Can't wait to return!!

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Thank rartonJ
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

One of Portland's best is sadly now one of it's least consistent restaurants. Out of the past 5 or 6 visits over the past 4 years it's been sad to watch it's decline.

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Thank Terje C
Milton Mills, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband and I made reservations for dinner after a late afternoon viewing of a play at the Portland Stage Company. We chose the restaurant for its convenience to the theater. Also, we had viewed the restaurant's web site. The restaurant has a nice ambiance and was playing nice jazz music when we arrived. The music did get too loud... More 

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1 Thank Bethette15
Portland, Maine
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117 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

One of Portlands classic restaurants in my opinion. I have come several times just for drinks but recently had the chance to dine. They have a limited menu that changes very often. I went for the salmon dish. It came with polenta that I could have second guessed to be mashed potatoes, seriously delicious! The salmon was blackened and was... More 

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Thank Malcolm L
Boston, Massachusetts
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103 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Out of the Old Port area, this is not a restaurant that most casual visitors would happen upon. But it is SO worth going to, and if it's warmer than it was when we visited (I think it was 10 degrees), it is easily reached on foot. We were lucky that our hotel had shuttle service! The bar is gorgeous... More 

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Thank beav
Cumberland Center, Maine
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

calls and messages have gone unanswered. Sending personal message versus public comment in order to give you opportunity to explain. On January 13 I called and left a message for a reservation and received a call back at 3:45 (I can show you the received call on my cell) to set up a reservation for 5:30 on 2/6. Very embarrassed... More 

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1 Thank RichT43
Portland, Maine
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

From the welcome to the departure from this restaurant you may come as strangers but you always leave as family. When you come back and they say they have missed you, they mean it. Being a local I have had many meals and never left disappointed. Win and Bec are fantastic hosts. Matty is a great server. I planned a... More 

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1 Thank dillonjmorin
Sunapee, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Every bite was delicious and the servers were very pleasant, but the service was slow and didn't seem well organized. I would highly recommend this restaurant and I will return when I am in Portland again. Just plan ahead if you have show tickets or need to keep to a schedule because dinner could take longer than you anticipate.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME 04101-3815
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: (207) 774-1740

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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