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“very nice evening spot with superbe service”
Review of The Gothic - CLOSED

The Gothic
Price range: $0 - $25
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Driven by season, The Gothic's menu captures the locality and essence of Maine.
Reviewed July 13, 2013

This is a full menu place, where the set changes every day. we came upon three menus: Earth, Air, Water. They consist of a starter, main and dessert and are composed, a bit French way, to add flavors build as you go on. But you can also mix as you please, a nice US feature.... All was good, apart from the fish that I found not in line with the rest. But I would highly recommend it as experience and cool evening dine in Belfast.

3  Thank Marcin J
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

I've had lunch and dinner at the Gothic. While it is more formal at dinner with a very refined and modernist menu, lunch is comfortable, familiar and yet with just enough of a twist to make it exciting. Brilliant presentation and the best ingredients.

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3  Thank red r
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Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is beautiful inside. It is also high on concept on which it mostly delivers. Yes, portions are small, but thoughtfully presented with respect to both taste and presentation. The menu is only price fixe unless you sit at the small bar. You get three courses on the price fixe menu. And you have just three categories of food to choose from either vegetarian, meat or seafood. Within those categories, the chef has selected all your courses for the evening. So if you are a picky eater, this is not the restaurant for you. The wait staff is friendly, if not completely adept yet (clear plates before bringing the next course). The desserts were OUTSTANDING.

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2  Thank spudjj
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

The quality, freshness and menu selection from The Gothic were outstanding. Best meal we've had in a long time, and just another great reason to visit Belfast.

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3  Thank BKFoodie56
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Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant goes to great lengths to promote itself as a locally supported venture. Down to the generic quote on the bottom of the menu. Who do they think they are fooling?! I was immediately turned off after looking over the evenings 3 dinner options. 3/4 of the menu items are impossible to belong to Maine's soil, and the remainder were pushing the likelihood of even being in season. Shipped in from California most likely. Our waitress was clueless from wine list knowledge to leaving us fork-less for a course. The kitchen was outrageously slow and the terrible music selection and warm dining room made it feel that much worse. Ambiance efforts are as much a part if a dining experience as the meal itself. The space has an insane amount of potential but the only thing captured on our visit was soullessness, from staff, environment to food. Oh and the food...dots, smears and "textures" with a grandiose side of major prevention (with quite the price tag to boot). Come hungry leave hungry & ripped off. Seriously gang, this is Maine. Your resume should include living through a Maine winter before you embarrass yourself with "your" local food misunderstandings. Sure, they will fool a few clueless folks into their NOMA wannabe scheme. The rest of us know better. The rest of us know Maine. Maybe they can brush up on our regional foods this winter...by the pool...in California. Farm to table fraud.

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13  Thank Timtomto
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