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593 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3309
+1 207-653-8617
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
593 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3309
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of four of us went on a Monday evening. The atmosphere was lovely. The service was great. The cocktails excellent. The food delicious and a great value. Every one of our dishes was worthy of comment, except for one. [My cheese plate had...More

Thank marcsevigny
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was exceptionally well done. The flavors were exactly as they should be. Presentation was appetite inducing. I have a salt dietary restriction and they were able to deliver food so well done that even someone who craved salt would not notice a missing...More

Thank opg1492
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with a large group (family), having made reservations. Many in our party raved about their meals. I really loved the white wine, which is naturally yeasted (?). I haven’t been able to find it close to home yet. Great service, food and ambiance.

Thank K G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

and he executes to perfection. While a little patience is required to get through the five course tasting menu, it is worth every second. We were blown away by every course. My fave was the fermented oatcake which was a melding of local ingredients the...More

Thank jiffymatt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went to Vinland last night upon the recommendation of one of our friends. The meal did not disappoint. The food is all locally sourced, organic, and gluten free. We did the 5 course option for $75 pp. The portions were generous...More

Thank Shannon A
David L, Owner at Vinland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much. It was a pleasure to serve you.

Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

We went here for dinner on the recommendation of our air bnb host who provides locally made cheese to the restaurant. What can I say other than our taste buds were blown away! The food was amazing. For appetizers we had the fondue and the...More

Thank Tinez_Tinez
David L, Owner at Vinland, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Thank you so much! It was a real pleasure having had you in. I hope you’ll make your way back to Portland one day.

Reviewed July 14, 2018

We (two of us) had a wonderful time enjoying the inventive locavore dishes, earnest commitment of chef and servers, and comfortable space. We did not have the chef's tasting menu but instead covered the options with five shared plates (the small portions) between two of...More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here last Friday night and were pretty disappointed with the experience. It was crowded and they did not have enough servers to support the workload. It took about two hours to eat. Most of the time was spent waiting...More

3  Thank ignatsz
David L, Owner at Vinland, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Hi. I think you need to reconsider your approach to life. You come to my restaurant at the peak hour of the peak day of peak season expecting no wait time whatsoever. You expect more staff, but are unwilling to pay for the lean staff...More

Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

I've had two fantastic meals here when visiting from Brooklyn and I can say the quality rivals anything in New York. I spoke to the chef, who it turns out trained in Copenhagen at the world-class Noma, and is bringing the "New Nordic" philosophy to...More

Thank DavidH7904
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

I love that pretty much everything you’re served here is sourced from our great state. It may sound stupid, but I find myself beaming with pride that Maine produces so many great things. I also stand in awe at the skills of the chef to...More

1  Thank Martin B
David L, Owner at Vinland, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2018

Thank you so much, Martin. It was a real pleasure to serve your group again the other night. We look forward to your next visit.

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November 2, 2017|
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Response from Atul V | Reviewed this property |
No at the restaurant but there are garages close by.
July 24, 2015|
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Response from David L | Property representative |
Thanks Alice and Dan for the helpful answers, and thanks "hospitality" for the great question. We are always happy to do all we can to meet dietary needs. Even as it is challenging to produce vegan food without olive oil... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
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
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
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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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