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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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593 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3309
+1 207-653-8617
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Thu - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Clifton, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for Resturant week and loved everything about Vinland. True to their reputation the food was super fresh and terrific. The servers were terrific and knowledgeable and the drinks were fantastic. Well worth the trip. We will return.

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South Portland
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first time dining at Vinland. Warmly greeted by a lovely lady who took care of us the entire evening. Only 2 other couples there which was surprising. Each & every course for both of us was delicious & in a artistic Presentation.Good size portions. Only negative was the cost of both the food & especially the wine- grossly expensive.... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was the first day of Maine Restaurant Week and we walked in as the first guests at 5:30pm. Shortly after a few more patrons came in. The restaurant is bright with nice wood details from tables to clip board. There is one high top table by the window and 11 regulars tables plus 8 chairs at the bar. All... More 

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David L, Owner at Vinland, responded to this review

Hi, thanks so much for joining us. I'm glad you loved the tartare. The monkfish portion that was ordered and delivered was small format, so designed to be one of five dishes per person. We are always happy to have people order exactly what they want in the amount they want, but surely the server indicated that one large format... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

I went to Vinland on Christmas Eve 2016 with my husband and two friends. I'd chosen Vinland in part because of the TripAdvisor ratings it's received, but -- to be completely honest -- also because they were one of the few restaurants taking reservations on this night. Though our reserved time was 7pm, I called a few hours prior and... More 

2 Thank Martin B
Cary, North Carolina
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

I wish I could give this Reataurant a glowing review. Went on a Saturday night thinking it would be packed and be an amazing experience. Instead we were disappointed. Frankly, I think this restaurant tries too hard to be different and shOuld spend more time on the quantity of its plates. I have ZERO problem paying the prices on the... More 

1 Thank Lisa D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

We dined here before seeing Norah Jones at the State theater across the street. Small plate selection was not expansive, but exquisite. Foodies will be especially pleased. My partner's meat preference , and my vegetarian diet were both elegantly accommodated in the regular selections offered. Place is informal and unpretentious. Service was a little slow, which normally doesn't bother us... More 

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

My husband and I visited Portland in September and I had found this restaurant online. They have a 19 course menu that we found intriguing. My husband is gluten free and they accommodate allergies. What is so cool is they are 100% locally sourced..... it was soooo amazing and fresh!!! Such creative dishes and their presentation was outstanding... we definitely... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Met a friend at his favorite spot in Portland that he insisted I try. I love the concept of Vinland - 100% locally sources so was happy to join him. I thought the whole meal would break the bank but I was impressed with the wide range of choices and prices. We shared a couple of appetizers - the mussels... More 

Thank Nancy S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Vinland is a delightful dining experience on Congress Square, directly across the street from the Portland Museum of Art. We loved the food, the atmosphere, and the knowledgeable and friendly wait staff. Treat yourself to the fresh, innovative preparation of local foods.

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Thank JaneandLarry
Portland, Maine
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

Seriously just a great place. Went with small portions and was just fine. Everything on the menu is Gluten Free, which hasn't happened to me in 6 years. What a blessing to feel normal again!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$33 - $155
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 593 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3309
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-653-8617
Comfortable. Delicious. Nourishing. Vinland is the first restaurant in the United States to serve 100% local, organic food. The perfect place to make an ordinary night special. Local food for local people.

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