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88 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4232 (Franklin Ave)
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Scarborough, ME
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited Hugo's early on a Friday night. It had been several years since we'd last visited (when we left hungry) and the new owners had taken over. When we arrived, the host offered us a table, but we wanted to be seated at the bar to watch the food preparation. Overall, the food was fantastic -... More 

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Long Beach, California
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134 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Go to any of the three same-owner restaurants on Middle Street (Honey Paw, Even Tide and Hugo's) and you cannot be disappointed. We did two of the three (try the lobster roll next-door at Even Tide), with Hugo's getting the main attention. On a fun day in Portland we decided to sample as much of the food scene as possible... More 

Thank Hikemeister
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77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time here and we did not know they had a tasting menu, which I thought was a little difficult to figure out. The food, food presentation and explanation of the food by the wait staff was impeccable. However it took forever to have dinner - we arrived at 6.45pm and left at 9.20pm and there were... More 

Thank MariaVG
Hong Kong
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a surprise. Our first meal in Portland and the tasting menu was by the best flavour and food presentation experience we have had on this trip. The service was impeccable, a super pairing wine menu. Fair value.

Thank Gary S
New York City, New York
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225 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hugo's is a fine restaurant that can be considered of the highest level. The menu is divided into three categories, meat, seafood, vegetarian, and there are four offerings in each category, approximating two appetizers and two entrees. You can pick a first course from one category, and following courses from another. The price is $90 for four courses plus dessert... More 

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New York City, New York
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113 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful visit to Portland and Hugo's was among the many pleasures we experienced. The atmosphere is cozy, chic and modern with brick walls, booths with leather banquettes and a curvy wood counter with comfortable chairs facing the open kitchen. We arrived a few minutes early and were warmly greeted and seated at the counter.... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stumbled across this gem while wandering around Portland. We watched as a man unloaded fresh fish and vegetables for the restaurant. We looked inside and were impressed with the decor and made a reservation for dinner. We each selected the prix-fix ($90/person), vegetarian dinner. It was creative, beautifully presented and delicious. My wife and I compared... More 

Titusville, Florida
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96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We love tasting menu restaurants so a meal at Hugo's was high on our list. My husband and I both ordered the 5 course tasting (you can order fewer courses individually). Every dish was exquisite. And since we love to cook, sitting at the counter-style seating and observing the culinary creativity was part of the enjoyment. My husband was also... More 

Thank SchnauzerBridget
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Where to start? This restaurant experience will go down as one of the best meals of our lives. We entered the place and were instantly greeted with a smile as the host verified our reservation. He escorted us to seats at the bar, which rings the kitchen. We were seated in front of two cooks: one who prepared amuse bouches... More 

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Portland, Maine
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93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

What a meal! My husband, our daughter and I ordered the five course tasting menu and were absolutely wowed... At the end, when we tried to decide which courses had been our favorites, we were hard pressed to be able to narrow it down to one. All of our plates were beautiful and the array of ingredients was impressive. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$50 - $150
American, International, Fusion
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions
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
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: 2077748538

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