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89 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3603
207-773-1116
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Ranked #63 of 540 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Diner
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Merrill Street
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English first
Waterville, Maine
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Bar Harbor, Maine
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I ate at this great little gem tonight for about the fifth time. It has never failed to delight. In this city of great little restaurants this one stands out. There are several marks of a really good restaurant for me. The first of course is the food. Without that, nothing else matters. Blue Spoon never disappoints. The wild mushroom... More 

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Portland, Maine
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Food here can't be beat 99% of the time. There appears to have been a major change in wait staff from the bar to the table servers however, and it was not for the better. Earlier this month we experienced a two hour dinner, and the place was not even full. Long waits at every point, not even the bread... More 

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Portland, Maine
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It was late on Saturday morning when I was looking for a place to have brunch. Portland can be difficult at this time of day. Many places still have lines out the door and very few are welcoming to a single diner. Then I remembered the small bar at Blue Spoon and took the chance that I would be able... More 

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Dar es Salaam
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The Blue Spoon is a quite small, cozy place that has the combined charme of an English Pub and a French Bistro with an open kitchen and two very welcoming waiters, who were very attentive despite the place being crowded. We had the beet salad and the fish chowder, which both were absolutely delicious. For dessert we opted for a... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My partner and I have just notched up 7 days on a New England tour (from the UK), including Boston, the Cape, Bretton Woods and Maine (today!). Tonights supper at The Blue Spoon was certainly my favourite to date. The mussel and pollock chowder and both chocolate puddings were wonderful! Service fantastic; professional and personable. Friendly dining crowd too. Throughly... More 

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Portland, Maine
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Sidwalk brunch on a perfect fall day in Maine last Saturday -- marred by slacker service. Couple next to us arrived after we did but received their meal before our order was taken. Our "housemade" ice tea tasted of tomato juice and had to be sent back. Hmmmm. Had to ask for a fork twice. Had to ask for water.... More 

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Additional Information about Blue Spoon

Address: 89 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3603
Phone Number: 207-773-1116
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Diner

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