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“Great Bar”
Review of LFK

LFK
Ranked #308 of 614 Restaurants in Portland
Cuisines: American, Bar, International, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
austria
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great Bar”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

We went here twice on our visit to New England. We really liked the layed back vibe, the good beer, the big windows for people watching, the fantastic bar, the eclectic decorations and even the quirky bartenter. I can understand why some poeple wouldn´t like his relaxed and easy going style but I do. It fits with the atmosphere. We had Sunday Brunch which was good, but not fantastic. The second time we were there in the evening just for drinks but the things being served looked good. Considering the fantastic resaurants in Portland, this place would rate a solid GOOD. If you want a good meal in an interesting bar with local people and a relaxed atmosphere, with fun people watching...this is a great place for that.

  • Visited October 2013
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English first
Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food!”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

Loved the food there! The cocktails were good also. Friendly staff. My friends and I had a good time!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Marie-Eve R
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Queens, New York
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“STAY CLEAR”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

I went there for brunch today and although we were only one of three small groups at communal tables that had come in at more or less the sames time, it took nearly 50 minutes to get two egg sandwiches - but that's only the surface. When the plate finally arrived, the sausage was raw - DISGUSTING!!! Once you get past the griminess of the place ( IF you can), you can expect to be treated like a dog by the bartender (is he the owner?) who throws a coaster at you and then drops the drink at you with no regard for the fact that you're a paying customer. The shady guys in the 'kitchen' (if you want to call that mess a kitchen) looked unkempt and left me with no confidence that good sanitary practices were being followed. My companion was sick most of the day. Honestly, I don't know hoe this place would ever pass a health inspection. the entire experience was disconcerting and disgusting. This place deserves to be shut down! Stay away!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Rosalie C
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Portland, Maine
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Neat little nook”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

I have only been to this place once, but had a great time. The place is decorated with vintage decorations such as books, pictures, and music related items. There is a full bar with seating, a private nook in the back with vintage seating, and outdoor tables as well. Although I only went there for drinks. The food menu looked interesting, and reading it made me salivate. A great place for date nite, or to gather with friends.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Wendy H
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NYC
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115 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“What a surprise!”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Needed a place for dinner and almost didn't find LFK - it's on a row with two other restaurants and they sort of merged together with the outdoor seating. At any rate, arrived earlyish on a Friday evening and were welcomed in, immediately shown to a seat. It's a very casual setting and the menu is an odd assortment, meat, vegan, gluten-free options, but all with a healthy twist! Slightly bohemian. The food was really great and we enjoyed the laid back scene. Would happily return for the weekend brunch. By the time we were leaving the place was getting busier and was obviously going to be an good nighttime scene, but our plans lay elsewhere so we headed out.

Visited August 2013
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