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“BEAUTIFUL LOCATION BUT VERY DISAPPOINTED!”

Le Garage Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 30 Restaurants in Wiscasset
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Full service, casual restaurant overlooking the Sheepscot River
Friendship, Maine
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108 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“BEAUTIFUL LOCATION BUT VERY DISAPPOINTED!”
Reviewed June 28, 2011

My husband and I had been planning to try this restaurant. After the Maine State Theatre on Sundays, we always like to stop for an out-of-the-ordinary dinner. After trying many other restaurants in Brunswick and Bath, we decided it was time for La Garage. The view and the restaurant are really beautiful but I was very disappointed in the food. My husband had lemon sole which he said was good. I had a tuna steak which looked like it must have been cooked many times before it arrived on my plate or it was just not fresh. It had the consistency of dog food. Also, the waiter that we had seemed very disinterested in being our server and he was with his other tables. The other women wait staff seemed very friendly and attentive to their tables.
Regrettably, we won't be eating here again.

  • Visited June 2011
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English first
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239 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Iconic Maine Restaurant a Solid Choice”
Reviewed April 9, 2011

Been taking my mother there for years for the Finan Haddie going back to the 70s when the schooners were still outside the window. Recently revisited and enjoyed the maine shrimp cocktail special and haddock. Waitress who also does the baking was delightful. Also visited downstairs bar which is cozy and also has the Sheepscot River view.

  • Visited March 2011
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Wiscasset, Maine
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Casual, attractive and delicious with harbor views”
Reviewed February 7, 2011

Le Garage has a great atmosphere of old New England and wonderful views of the harbor. Casual attire or dressed up. There is a pub downstairs which we checked out but went for the more formal dining. Service was very good, as the waiter was timely, but not annoying. The food was excellent. I had prime rib, and my spouse had salmon. Portions were the right amount. They are slightly pricey, but reasonable considering the quality of the food and the attention to detail. We will go back another time.

  • Visited August 2010
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A favorite stop 3 hours from home”
Reviewed October 1, 2010

My wife and I go to Le Garage at least once a month and often more than that. It's a long way from home, but it is consistently creative, attractive, and friendly. I love the Maine Shrimp Casear Salad and a Sazerac. The Finnan Haddie is excellent and so is the ratatouille. They have local ales, too, but the wine list is uninspired.
This is not the Ritz. It is not overpriced. It is a nice place to relax before the long drive home, to get quality food and very creative cuisine - each week has a theme and related specials, like blueberry week or Scotch week or Haddock week. They don't have the finest chefs from NYC, and that's OK because you don't pay for them either. It's a whole package that suits these two MA road-trippers very well indeed.

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Halifax, Canada
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41 reviews
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“Nice view, decent food, tired decor...”
Reviewed September 2, 2010

The kind of place your ex-hippie, now independently wealthy, eccentric great aunt would pick if you wanted to stop for lunch on the Maine mid-coast... kind of a has-been, resting on former laurels, god-awful carpet (actually looks dirty) and tablecloths... if you're going to do 70's chic, then you need to get with the chic and not just stop at the '70's. Decent chicken salad and coleslaw, good chowders. Expensive for larger lunch plates. I can't complain, on the whole, but it certainly is overrated. If you want to compare with a superlative dining experience for similar bill, check out Duckfat in Portland, Cleonice in Ellsworth, or Table Farmhouse Bistro in Blue Hill.

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