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“New York style restaurant in old town Lewiston.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fuel Restaurant

Fuel Restaurant
49 Lisbon St, Lewiston, ME 04240-7115
207-333-3835
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Ranked #6 of 98 Restaurants in Lewiston
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Main (202)
Franklin, Tennessee
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“New York style restaurant in old town Lewiston.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

Never have been disappointed with the food or ambience at Fuel. Go to the bar or be seated in the main room, it is all fine eating. Giant martinis will satisfy anyone, even with a hefty up charge for call liquor. Menu changes frequently and always seems to come up to all expectations. Their beet salad was perfect along with the braised pork shank. Wait staff was friendly and efficient.

Visited October 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Peterborough, New Hampshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“What a surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This restaurant in Lewiston was a great find (our experience elsewhere in Lewiston/Auburn did not merit a review). The food was excellent as was the service. I had their signature dish: braised pork shank which was absolutely delicious -- rich, very tender, and lovely hearty flavor. My wife had the cedar salmon steak which was also delicious and beautifully prepared. The staff was friendly, attentive (without hovering!), and cheerfully answered an embarrassing number of questions -- including the source of their flatware! The only letdown was the interior layout and decor. The chef and wait staff deserve better than the usual French posters on the wall and poorly upholstered bench seating. This place could be stunning.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ketchum, Idaho
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Nice atmosphere, friendly staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Lovely intimate atmosphere without being stuffy. Friendly staff, although the service was a bit on the slow side. Frites are really good as was cedar plank salmon. Flour less chocolate torte delicious. There were many items on the menu we wanted to try and wished there were more than the two of us to sample them all! Guess we'll have to go back!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Gardiner, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and atmosphere!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Best dinner we have had in a long time. Not what we expected on our trip to Maine. Very attentive wait staff and great ambiance! I had the balsamic braised pork shank which was to die for and my husband had the hanger steak frites which he said was the most tender steak he's had in a long time. This is a gem in Lewiston Maine! A must if you are in town!

Visited September 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Nice find in Lewiston Maine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

This is a nice restaurant in Lewiston, ME. The food is tasty and the service was great. Despite a very busy Friday night, we we reserved well and enjoyed the meal. The portions are bigger than a usual High end restaurant.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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