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27 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101-2810
(207) 774-1740
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We should have known when we cod get a reservation at the time we wanted when nothing else was available that something was going to be wrong! This was probably our fourth visit over the years and the service has always been slow. Tonight the service was slow and bad. First the server, Stephanie, came right to the table and... More 

Thank Susan H
Portland, Maine
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462 reviews
366 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Katahdin has been around for many years in this foodie city. I used to frequent them when they were located on the corner of High and Spring Streets. That was way back when they were affordable and offered a nightly "blue plate special." Those days are gone. I cannot recall what year they relocated to their present digs, but I... More 

Thank James F
Hampden, Maine
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Terrific meal tonight (2/20) for all four of us. Our server Matt was upbeat and entertaining from the beginning; the cocktails were delicious! The "side car" addition to our drinks was a happy surprise! Then the tomato soup...heavenly! The salad greens were delicious, too. Our entrees were the salmon, the grilled chicken, and the steak. All were excellent! The salmon... More 

Thank Jen M
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

Pros: Setting is warm, nicely lit, and inviting with an interesting layout and an appealing bar. Servers were friendly, knowledgable, and had good timing. Excellent cocktail, good wine from an interesting, varied list. Great warm focaccia; excellent fries that were crisp on the outside, soft on the inside; burger was cooked to perfection. Cons: Crab fondue was so rich we... More 

Thank marthaespencer
Portland, Maine
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45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

It was a great evening. We had a wonderfully patient server who recommended a great bottle of wine. The meals were very good all around. I found the prices to be a little high but not ridiculous The thing I loved the most.was the most was restaurant itself. There was a nice bar on the first floor and there were... More 

Thank SPlum B
Portland, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

After a 10 yr absence, and having visited their previous location, I found it to be a very welcomed familiar, yet new experience! Food is amazing, cocktails are fantastic...made my move back even better! My friends that joined me said that is made moving to Portland very tempting!!! Can't wait to return!!

Thank rartonJ
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

One of Portland's best is sadly now one of it's least consistent restaurants. Out of the past 5 or 6 visits over the past 4 years it's been sad to watch it's decline.

Thank Terje C
Milton Mills, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband and I made reservations for dinner after a late afternoon viewing of a play at the Portland Stage Company. We chose the restaurant for its convenience to the theater. Also, we had viewed the restaurant's web site. The restaurant has a nice ambiance and was playing nice jazz music when we arrived. The music did get too loud... More 

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Portland, Maine
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117 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

One of Portlands classic restaurants in my opinion. I have come several times just for drinks but recently had the chance to dine. They have a limited menu that changes very often. I went for the salmon dish. It came with polenta that I could have second guessed to be mashed potatoes, seriously delicious! The salmon was blackened and was... More 

Thank Malcolm L
Boston, Massachusetts
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103 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Out of the Old Port area, this is not a restaurant that most casual visitors would happen upon. But it is SO worth going to, and if it's warmer than it was when we visited (I think it was 10 degrees), it is easily reached on foot. We were lucky that our hotel had shuttle service! The bar is gorgeous... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
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Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101-2810
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: (207) 774-1740

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?