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“Great food great service every time”
Review of Thistles Restaurant - CLOSED

Thistles Restaurant
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: For more than twelve years Thistles has been Bangor's premier international restaurant. Located on Downtown Exchange Street in the Queen City, our restaurant has always possesed a special ambience but the newly completed rejuvenation in gorgeous modern decor makes us an even more special place to enjoy fine dining. Owned and operated by The Rave family, Thistles provides one of the best dining experiences in town. At Thistles you will be introduced to a superb menu of cuisine that is truly global. Chef Alejandro's culinary talents include the ability to prepare gourmet ethnic dishes from around the world. Great recipes from Argentina, Colombia and other Latin American countries, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain are all part of his repertoire of culinary delights. What are you waiting for? An international dining treat awaits all at THISTLES!
Reviewed February 3, 2013

We eat at Thistles several times a year. It where to go for first class food and service and has been for years. Last night my wife had veal scallopini which is different than the way it is done in Italian restaurants. I had shrimp picatta and also done differently. Delicious. The fennel lobster appetizer was terrific. Prices are very reasonable. Not cheap but less than you pay most anywhere for the quality

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Reviewed February 1, 2013

This is the ideal restaurant for a quiet and romantic dinner. We enjoyed the jazz trio playing unobtrusively in the background. I had a fantastic Argentinian steak and my partner enjoyed the Creole scallops. The wine list favors the chef's home country of Argentina and is quite good. There are interesting beers on draft and intriguing martinis. The staff were attentive and personable.

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Thank mainemary
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

The food is consistently good, as is the service. When I think of a local restaurant for people, I always think of Thistles. It's in a small business area off Exchange St. It's usually quiet and does a brisk business at lunch time. Since the owners are from Argentina, some of their dishes have a twist.

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Thank Nancy J
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

This is the place you go when you want a really nice dinner or lunch. Service is always excellent. The food is always good. The menu has a lot of items you don't find anywhere else.

Thank Don L
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

Went for our anniversary. Food was excellent; atmosphere was wonderful. Piano player added to the atmosphere.

Thank Brandy501
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