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88 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4232
+1 207-774-8538
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good15%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
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“tasting menu” (93 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (13 reviews)
“sorbet” (4 reviews)
American, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
88 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4232
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have often walked by and looked inside. But at last we decided upon a dinner reservation. We ate the 9 course tasting menu ($90), which is served and presented in a delightfully tantalizing fashion. Patrick and Jenny were gracious and hospitable and clearly enjoyed...More

Thank CS1Portland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wandered in with no reservations or expectations, and snagged 2 seats at the end of the bar. Our meal began with an amuse bouche of grilled lamb, then 2 exquisite biscuits. The heirloom salad was prepared with such attention to detail, colorful and lots...More

1  Thank Jdgtex
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the chefs tasting and could not have been happier! The service was exceptional and the food was even better. I’d highly recommend sitting at the bar...being able to watch the preparation only added to the experience. Our new favorite restaurant in Portland!

Thank NicoleKalil
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

I can’t say enough about this place. The chef menu is the best, you get a ton of courses and no idea what will come next. The food is fabulous and the service is as well. The one guy that serves the food is so...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Enjoyed the Chef's Blind Tasting Menu. 9 "courses" - every bite a true delight! Every single dish had its own distinct flavor profile that was unlike anything I've ever experienced. The value for this menu is incredible. I will ALWAYS make time to go to...More

Thank Jacalyn Y
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Had a wonderful experience at this very unique restaurant tonight. We are visiting from out of town and I took a chance and booked this on OPEN TABLE after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor. All of their tables were booked but they had counter space....More

Thank Avalonavalon
Reviewed July 28, 2018

For people who know what a great foodie city Portland is, this short review says it all: OUR BEST MEAL IN PORTLAND! In several food-focused multiple day visits to Portland over the past several years, our meal at Hugo's this week has been the best....More

1  Thank ORFdoc
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

We love this restaurant! Great staff and a menu of inventive, creative cuisine with everything from appetizers to small entrees to large dishes to share. Everything we ordered was superb from the tuna tartare to the unusual orchiette pasta with greens and lamb bacon to...More

Thank Bi-coaster
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Small bar and restaurant. Some booths and tables, but many eat at the bar. A friendly, laid back place with small plates.

Thank nnnan
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

My husband is not a foodie...he likes good food but also likes to stick to the basics. I made a reservation at Hugo’s for his birthday and luckily it was a big hit. Everyone staff member was exceptionally nice and friendly. We chose a booth...More

Thank Mary B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$50 - $150
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4232
    (Franklin Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-774-8538
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