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“Evan was fantastic!”

C2 - Congress Squared
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Ranked #103 of 638 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: One of the newest Portland restaurants, C2 opened its doors in December 2013. Chef Michael Bates-Walsh has created a Contemporary American menu showcasing New England ingredients and local favorites. Fresh Maine seafood is sourced daily through the Harbor Fish Market while C2 features local breweries and Maine distilleries on the menu. Options available for gluten-free and vegetarian dining.
Reviewed May 2, 2014

Absolutely fantastic service by Evan our waiter. He made our experience in Portland absolutely magical.

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Reviewed April 23, 2014

Food and service were both outstanding. Five stars, no complaints what-so-ever. Will be telling local family and friends to visit soon and often.

1  Thank Erin C
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Dawn_Clemens, Manager at C2 - Congress Squared, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2014

Thank you very much for sharing your recent experience at Congress Squared. Your feedback is incredibly important and will definitely help us to continue to grow. We are grateful that you took the time to share your impressions with us and other potential future guests. We hope to see you again soon at Congress Squared!

Be Well,
Dawn Clemens

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Reviewed April 23, 2014

This restaurant in the new Westin Hotel is part of a local upgrade it would seem. We went there on Easter Sunday and had a very good experience in general. The atmosphere was nice, the staff was excellent and the food, which pricey for Maine, was quite good. The tenderloin I had was excellent quality and perfectly prepared. My husband had the lentil cakes and really enjoyed them. "Farmer's Garlic Mashed Potatoes" sounded great so he ordered a side (I had some with my beef) and they were a bit of a disappointment - totally white with no skins or any trace of the farmer. They seem to have been a bit mass produced. The apple crisp dessert though was excellent. There are so many restaurants in Portland I probably wouldn't go back next time I'm in the area but the dinner was fine.

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Dawn_Clemens, Manager at C2 - Congress Squared, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2014

We appreciate your feedback regarding your visit to Congress Squared. I'm glad that you enjoyed your meal and will share your thoughts with Chef Michael. As we are one of the newer restaurants in Portland, I do hope that you'll visit us again and see how our menu and atmosphere evolve.

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Dawn Clemens

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Reviewed April 20, 2014

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, I've heard. Well, dion't miss having a comfortable and tasty breakfast at C2 in the newly refurbished Westin Portland Harborview. I enjoyed eggs Benedict on one morning and a delightful egg combination on another, while my friend enjoyed corned beef hash and eggs.

Not diner prices, but not diner service or menu, either. Expect the topnotch waitstaff to take good care of you.

Thank royatkinson
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Dawn_Clemens, Manager at C2 - Congress Squared, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2014

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your breakfasts at Congress Squared during your recent visit to the Westin Portland Harborview. Our culinary team strives to provide an innovative take on classic dishes and I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meals as well as our incredible waitstaff. Please visit Congress Squared again during your next trip to Portland.

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Dawn Clemens

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Reviewed April 13, 2014

We have been stopping at C2 for pre-theater cocktails for a few months now. The bartenders are friendly, knowledgeable, and make excellent Manhattans. We finally had dinner there last night, and we were not disappointed. The Bangs Island mussels we ordered for an appetizer were enormous and sweet, served in a a light broth with toasted bread. I had the gnocchi with lobster, butternut squash, and kale, and it was superb. My husband had the grilled swordfish, and the chef accommodated his request to switch the mushroom risotto for the cannellini beans. Our waiter was attentive but not intrusive. When he noticed I put my jacket on, he had the air conditioning turned down. The wait staff are young, friendly, hip without being obnoxious, and obviously well-trained. For a hotel restaurant (Westin), this is a very nice surprise.

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Dawn_Clemens, Manager at C2 - Congress Squared, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2014

On behalf of our Congress Squared team, I would like to thank you for your comments. I am so pleased to hear that you were finally able to join us for a meal. We take pride in our team's knowledge and exceptional service and I look forward to seeing you again at Congress Squared.

Be Well,
Dawn Clemens

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