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“Excellent food and high value”
Review of Solo Bistro

Solo Bistro
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Ranked #3 of 51 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Portland, Maine
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Excellent food and high value”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Went for dinner (had been there for lunch). The food was top notch and high value compared to Portland. Service was great, friendly, and causal. We ordered the seared duck breast with duck confit cassoulet with winter vegetables and the seafood fra davola. An amazing stand out was the wine list. It was a standout because it was a relatively eclectic wine list, but reasonably priced. bottles appeared to be 200% mark up as opposed to the traditional 300% so the restaurant encourages you you to enjoy wine should you chose too. Thank you!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Twar
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great restaurant”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

This restaurant has great food. It is a bit noisy, but the food is delicious and the service is good. You must make a reservation, even in the winter as the few people that live in Maine are apparently going there to eat dinner.

Visited February 2013
Thank fancynancy10803
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Sophisticated Dining”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

Finally went to dine at Solo Bistro after suffering through another overpriced seafood joint, and was very impressed! Great cocktails, delicious and interesting dishes, and nice staff. It's now the only place I'll have dinner in Bath!

Visited August 2012
1 Thank Betsy1970
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Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“High class dining in little ol'Bath, ME”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

My husband & I have eaten at Solo Bistro a number of times & we've never been disappointed. From the high quality & preparation of the changing menu to the insightful & helpful waitstaff, it's great to have such an excellent restaurant right in our backyard.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank TravelingFoodie86
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North Shore, MA
Level 6 Contributor
173 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Won’t be our sole experience at Solo Bistro--we’ll be back!”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

We dined with friends at Solo Bistro during the past summer.  There was some confusion about our reservation, but the problem was handled well; we waited under five minutes while they got an appropriate table ready.  We were seated in the small downstairs dining room, which felt almost cave-like with stone walls.  Even though the room included a small bar, it was generally calm and quiet; some might be distracted by the frequent movement of the wait staff up and down the stairs.

Our food was excellent.  My scallops crusted with herbs were perfectly cooked.  We all shared a lovely dessert that featured several varieties of local berries.  The by-the-glass wine selection covered lots of territory and the prices were pretty reasonable.  The prix fixe menu looked like an excellent value though we didn’t try it.  

With a friendly smile and pleasant sense of humor, our server did a nice job.  She was happy to answer questions and appeared when we needed her, but was never intrusive.  

Next time we’re in Bath, I’ll suggest a return to Solo Bistro--and don’t think I’ll hear any objections from my sometimes-fussy husband who, like me, really enjoyed his meal!

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank Route128North
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