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Blue Spoon

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Coffee Shop, Diner
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89 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3603 (Merrill Street)
207-773-1116
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Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful food, great bar outstanding service, good value

Five of us ate here recently and we all thought the food tasty, creative, and well-prepared. Service was funky, friendly and pleasantly funny. The wines and drinks were just right -- and the prices made for a great value. Parking is on the street.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Providence, Rhode Island
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Providence, Rhode Island
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180 reviews 180 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Five of us ate here recently and we all thought the food tasty, creative, and well-prepared. Service was funky, friendly and pleasantly funny. The wines and drinks were just right -- and the prices made for a great value. Parking is on the street.

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Lynnfield, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The food at this neighborhood gem is excellent. The wait staff are so helpful and provided us with recommendations for the rest of our weekend in Portland - thankfully they steered us away from the tourist traps.

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Lincolnville, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Whenever we go to Portland, We chose to eat in this little restaurant. We have never been disappointed. Their menu is diverse and always has a fish dish. In addition, they are very accommodating when it comes to such things as "vegetarian", "gluten free" etc..

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Maine
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

In Portland recently on business and met up with friends at the Blue Spoon. Had a very pleasant experience. Service was quick and very pleasant. Food was very good. It was nice that there was the ability to pick portion size on some dishes. Would certainly go again.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

First visit, found the chicken over cooked and the sourdough bread extremely dry. Disappointing visit.

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Waldoboro, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We enjoyed dinner last night at Blue Spoon - I found out about this restaurant after reading numerous reviews. I'm glad we chose this place and I'm glad we made a reservation. The restaurant is small and cozy. Our server was lovely - attentive but not overbearing. We ordered two of the tapas - a bleu cheese spinach dish and... More 

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Waterville, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The atmosphere was cozy, friendly, and casually-sophisticated. The server was terrific, the food was delicious including the tapas/starters, kale salad, and entrees --- all were very good. I gave this review 4 stars only because they have a limited bar selection, perhaps due to size. We'll be back.

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Readington, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I RARELY give 5 stars, but... We went tonight, our little family of 4 and our experience was so great, I got right on to review them right away. First, the restaurant is tiny, but having lived in the NYC metro area 14+ years, I can say it reminds me of those little out of the way places you tumble... More 

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

It is a great idea using fresh what you get from the farmers. They tried too hard, where everything had to be over the top. There should of been something simple even if it is a a fresh salad. The only salad was over the top with huge chunks of blue cheese. The squash spicy sausage soup no one in... More 

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Portland, Maine
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Been going here for years and have never been unhappy with the food or service. Dishes are beautiful and simply prepared and very unique in combination. Their grilled cheese -with taleggio apricot preserves and arugula is heavenly as are the mussels, the burger and the grilled skirt steak salad. I love the emphasis on local food and produce and always... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 89 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3603
    (Merrill Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-773-1116

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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