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Armory Lounge & Restaurant

20 Milk St, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-4200
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Ranked #192 of 536 Restaurants in Portland
Dining options: Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 10, 2014
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Dining options: Late Night
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Portland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The Armory Lounge has always had a reputation in Portland for being an adult venue with the atmosphere quiet and dark with comfortable tables and chairs. We have been here several times before and the lounge has been full or empty but always has a quiet, respectable atmosphere. My husband and I visited last night and was shocked by the... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We used to love this place for dinner w/in the Portland Regency, but on our last visit the quality of the food had definitely declined. It's definitely your average pub quality now. The bartenders are great though, and the drinks creative!

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tennessee
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360 reviews 360 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
321 helpful votes 321 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Located in the historic Regency Portland hotel, they offer various alcoholic drinks, live entertainment and light eats. It appears to be a very popular hangout with the locals and tourist alike. A very pleasant pub atmosphere convenient to downtown hotels and tourist areas.

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Salem NH
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

the bartenders not only knew their drinks but were well versed on the menu..fantastic staff....attentive and cordial..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

Okay so the margarita wasn't good, clam chowder okay, and fish and chips not good, atmosphere much more lounge than restaurant....BUT their burger is the best my husband and I have had! Made from local meat. Outstanding. Next time we're in Portland we'll go just for the burger!

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Boston
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Totally disappointed, but the food has declined and the ditzy servers (which were always part of the charm of this laid back basement lounge that I loved in fall and winter) have combined to a point where we've been sorely disappointed in our last few visits (as laid out more in depth in my review of the Regency). When we... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

By the time we had checked into the Portland Regency Hotel, hungry at three-thirty because we had not eaten since an early breakfast, the restaurant was closed, but we were directed to the Armory Lounge downstairs which was open. We were happy to learn that we could order some decent food. The hostess was happy to make us some real... More

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Portland, Maine
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

The food here is just okay but for boozing this place is all right. It's dark, and weird. Like I like my men.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We arrived in town and were guests at the regency. We went into the lounge and the atmosphere is old school lighting and leather chairs with classic cocktails. Our disappointment was not the drinks or service. It was when my boyfriend was asked to take his cap off, which he willing did to respect the establishments' rules. During our two... More

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Portland, Maine
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185 reviews 185 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I'm so glad that we finally went to the Armory Lounge after telling countless out-of-town friends and visiting colleagues that we'd heard that their hotel had a great bar with fantastic cocktails and very good food. My vodka pear cocktail (Peared up with Basil) was good but maybe a bit too sweet, however the basil vodka cocktail (the Basil Gimlet)... More

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