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Blue Spoon

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89 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3603 (Merrill Street)
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
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very small space, inside seating probably 50 people max. It does have outside seating, but call ahead for reservations. Decent local beer selection, and good but not great food for the price.

Thank pipercam
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215 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As noted in other reviews this is a small neighborhood restaurant. I had two small plates - the mussles and the daily ragu pasta and they were more than enough. My wife had the pressed chicken (really a large portion - we could have shared). Foof all well prepared and tasty. Our bottle of Pino Grigio was well priced and... More 

Thank Mike G
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A bit of a walk from the port. Blue Spoon is in the East End neighborhood. Smallish place, somewhat limited choices, and well prepared. Seafood stew with mussels was unique and toothsome. Others had Hake which was also very good. My big memory will be the Bissel Bros. Lux rye ale they had on tap.

Thank sneff222
Rochester, NY
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740 reviews
431 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

This very small restaurant on Congress serves up some very good food. Given the size of this space a reservation is a must. Everyone's meals were great - from the crostini with the awesome bacon to the very moist and flavorful brick pressed chicken to the flaky hake. The waitress was very professional and she kept things moving in an... More 

Thank Fondue4two
Portland, Maine
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Worst meal I have had in years!!! Mushroom app is salty, sloppy, we had to ask for bread to even try to eat it. Blue cheese toast, messy, scallops, 3 medium sized for $13, tasted fishy, mussels were the worst, in water, no broth, no flavor. Food is slow, staff show no teamwork, several times servers walked past our table... More 

Thank Eastendchic
Gorham, Maine
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101 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

The Blue Spoon is located just up the street from the Eastern Promenade. The food quality is outstanding. Service is very professional. The Owner is extremely personable and enjoys interacting with his clients. Parking is on the street and is at a premium near the restaurant. There is a sit-down bar with less than a half-dozen stools. Tables are mixed... More 

Thank tim3oleary47
Gorham, Maine
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88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

I've walked by this place many a time and finally decided it was time to check it out! Reservations are recommended, as there is a small seating area, including 3 outdoor tables in front. Be aware ahead of time that the indoor space is *very* cozy which is why I was grateful for a beautiful summer evening to enjoy less... More 

Thank kmk415
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

Was visiting Portland, a friend just off Congress street who just moved in. We walked around the corner from their residence and had a wonderful dining experience outside under the stars. Wait staff is very informative and polished. We had creamed mushrooms and seared scallops with turnips for starters. We had fresh pasta pork shoulder ragout and the ribeye steak... More 

Thank Wayne A
Portland, Maine
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

A friend and I went for lunch. Friendly greeting by staff. We were both drawn to the fish stew which I'd had in the past (3 yrs ago). It was very tasty with fish and mussels and a couple of baguette slices to help soak up the delicious tomato based broth. We were given more baguette slices and olive oil.... More 

Thank Suzanne E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Stopped in here for a quick lunch as it was near the area of town we were in and was reported to be celiac-friendly. Overall, this was a fine meal but nothing too outstanding. The celiac member of our party had plenty of options and an enjoyable meal, so it's definitely good for gluten free and overall provides reasonable value... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 89 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3603
    (Merrill Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-773-1116

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?