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Blue Spoon

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89 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3603 (Merrill Street)
+1 207-773-1116
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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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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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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649 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2014

It was getting late so we chose Blue Spoon for a quick, light dinner in the this cute cafe'. The space is intimate and cozy, and warmly decorated. I imagine a great spot to be in on a cold Maine winter evening. They offer tapas style dining, John chose the grilled eggplant and the Maine fish chowder, Sara and I... More 

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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157 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed a relaxing dinner with very good fish and vegetarian tapas dishes. Lighting and ambience were excellent, as was the service.

1 Thank BSchug
Portland, Maine
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Blue Spoon is a small neighborhood restaurant that turns out remarkable food. The service is excellent; the staff is friendly and efficient; the tiny kitchen produces fabulous meals. After eating there at least once a week for a year or so, we've yet to be disappointed.

Thank Carolyn Y
Portland, Maine
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2014

I've been here many times, but have not reviewed before now. What prompted me to this time was due to what I felt was a shift in service. I've always viewed the Blue Spoon as a refined and casually elegant little hideaway on the East End. There's always a cool mix of diners, ranging from the theater crowd to the... More 

Thank Carinmaine
Alpharetta, Georgia
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993 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,013 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2014

My wife, adult son, and I went to the Blue Spoon for a casual dinner. Service was helpful and attentive. There were a lot of interesting choices for a "small restaurant". Convenient to downtown and the Eastern Promenade. We consumed the Meze appetizer plate (which is good for 3 or 4 people), red beet salad with added chicken, free range... More 

1 Thank Trek-Always
Portland, Maine
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2014

My wife and I stopped by one Saturday afternoon for lunch. We each ordered the Bistro Burger and Potato Salad. The burgers were cooked as ordered - hers was rare and mine medium rare. They came on a not your regular burger bun, which was a good thing. The bun had good flavor and complimented the burger. The real surprise... More 

Thank WinterHawk44
Portland, Maine
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2014

In our quest to get to know Portland, we ate at the Blue Spoon as part of our walk around Munjoy Hill and a visit to the Portland Observatory. What a delight! The restaurant is small but smartly furnished with clean contemporary lines. There are a few tables outside, street side for eating. We chose to eat indoors and were... More 

1 Thank CaroleNewEngland
Bay Area
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2014

Portland is chock full of great restaurants, but we always find time to eat at the Blue Spoon, and are never disappointed. What I'd give for one of their grilled cheese sandwiches right now!! As luck would have it the last day of our trip, the rain caused us to cancel our luncheon plans . . . where to go... More 

1 Thank denise4829947
Portland, Maine
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2014

We dined at Blue Spoon after reading about it and this will be the first of what we hope will be many meals there. Everything was wonderful, from a knowledgable, attentive, and pleasant waitress to our delicious meals. We ate outside in spite of a chilly breeze in order to enjoy the neighborhood ambiance. There is an emphasis on local... More 

Thank Solisue7
Kennebunk, Maine
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77 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2014

Everyone had burgers and we enjoyed them, but the warm potato salad was what was truly special. The waitress spoke highly of the coconut flan, and that was a hit as well. The beer choices were excellent.

Thank C_Jeanne

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, 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: +1 207-773-1116

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