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“Terrible service--don't waste your time or money”
Review of Spread - CLOSED

Spread
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Pearl
Transit: nearby
Description: We stumbled upon the place for a late-night drink, but were very impressed with the ambiance, bar scene, and the food menu (we didn't eat here), but this place needs to be recognized and reviewed. I will gladly be the first and give it 5 stars.
Reviewed July 1, 2013

We had been to Spread four or five times in the last year prior to going last weekend with two other couples. We had liked it in the past and looked forward to going again. That will not be happening after our experience there last weekend. The dining area was less than half-full and, still, the service was absolutely terrible. As an example, we ordered a round of drinks, which took a very long time, and then our food came after. We order another round of drinks........that never came. And we then get billed for the second round of drinks that we never received. We were going to order more food at one point and decided to cut our losses while leaving what we though was going to be a nice dinner out among friends still starving. Think twice before going to Spread. I can unequivocally state we will not return. Portland is simply too good of a restaurant town to have to put up with what we dealt with.

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Thank Jeff B
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

The two of us went for a late sunday breakfast and found this cute place next to the harbor.
The burrito is a good choice and the freshly squeezed orange juice lived up to our expectations.
Coffee wasn't at European standards.

Thank fp81
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

The chowder was superb, lobster salad good but did not have some of the ingredients so had to substitute. Really? At lunch time??? Few people in restaurant??? Quiet with nice ambiance.

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Thank BAA1949
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

We all loved the food. I had the lobster rolls (super small) but delicious, Seafood chowder (excellent flavor...potatoes a bit under cooked) and the muchroom topped toast (excellent). We can't wait to go back.

Thank Ecpool1
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

A large group of us dined at Spread last weekend and the bad taste is still in my mouth. As poorly prepared as the food was, the service found a way to be even worse. The part that left me with the bad taste, however, was that the manager did not in any way care about his guests leaving happy. In fact all he cared about was setting up for the late night crowd. As you can see in the review by Fraiden82 the staff began taking about their wine display and setting up a new one in the middle of the dining room at a prime dining hour. The manager explained to that reviewer that they were having a party for a former employer. He lied, the truth was that a vodka company had an event going on there that night and that event was much more important than the paying customers that were dining at that moment.

This was not my first trip to Spread but obviously it was my last. When a group of diners are spending well over a grand in your establishment you may want to at least acknowledge that there are problems before it is too late.

If you are looking for a great meal, its Portland, go any direction and you'll find one. Just don't go here.

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Thank BillinME
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