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“needs some fine tuning”

In'finiti Fermentation & Distillation
Ranked #239 of 638 Restaurants in Portland
Cuisines: Brew Pub
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 29, 2013

In'finity looked promising but I had a sinking feeling when getting seated seemed to cause some confusion, especially since it was fairly quiet. The atmosphere was dark and cavernous, a great place to hang out on a cold night and the outside deck was lovely for a nice warm afternoon. The wait staff was very nice but unfortunately the food didn't live up to the atmosphere. They seemed to be out of many things. My sandwich was tasty but nothing special, a little garnish would have been nice, a pickle? No sweetener of any sort (liguid sugar only) so I passed on ice tea ... and to add insult to injury no coffee, they had run out. Not a satisfying lunch....we left and went to Crema' Coffee down the street.

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Thank nanwall
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

Tried this new restaurant for lunch after seeing a write up in Portland Magazine. Great location and ambiance!
I was there for lunch and was able to sit outside where the view is wonderful. Boats and harbor views in summer are great. I ordered the tuna on flatbread which was very good. However, the downside was no sweeteners for iced tea other than simple syrup from the bar. No garnishes served with the entree. No coffee available! It turned very chilly while we were outside and asked for coffee. Seems they ran out and none available. This could be a great spot if they get their act together. Right now I would rate it average at best.

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Reviewed August 16, 2013

This relative newcomer on Portland's waterfront aims to be the city's first eatery, brewpub and distillery. The furnishings are really eye-catching and the house brews satisfying. We loved the Belgian frites but found the lobster rolls just a little ordinary. Coming from Washington, the prices didn't seem outrageous. Perhaps high for Portland. Will stop in again on our next trip.

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Thank abettel
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Took a chance on a rainy Friday evening to try this new restaurant. Atmosphere was fun--like watching mad scientists at work in their lab! Food was very good. Our party ate the local burger, the lobster mac & cheese and the fish and chips--all reported to be much better than average.
Restaurant brewed soda and beer were good, but the local Maine gin with the restaurant tonic was like no other G&T I have ever tasted and very pleasing. The gingerbread and bacon dessert was out of this world--a beer infused gingerbread, candied bacon, black pepper ice cream and salted caramel is a winning combination. Also, enjoyed a friendly greeter and a delightful waiter, Joe.
$101 bill (from the pub menu) for four happy diners.

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Thank BWSiegenthaler
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

To avoid the heat, we took the mail boat run around the islands and, after docking, walked up to In'finity to try it out. The restaurant is immaculate, attractive, and has a great atmosphere. The food was well prepared, served by a great staff but it took a while for the food to arrive. The beers were good but the pours for the alcoholic beverages were on the light side. I think this place has a future on the waterfront but needs to get heavy handed with the booze and up the size of the portions to succeed. In a few weeks, I will go back and see if some of the comments in these reviews are taken to heart by the owners of this nice place.

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Thank BobofNewtn
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