Best American Restaurants in Portland (Maine)

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Best American Restaurants in Portland (Maine)

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Portland (Maine) Restaurants

David's Opus Ten
David's Opus Ten
(144)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

We do not do prefix menus ! But you must do this one if you get the chance. The culinary experience is outstanding, the venue comforting and the hospitality warm and welcoming. Very impressive ! More

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Emilitsa
Emilitsa
(583)
$$$$
Greek | Portland, Maine

This was our sixth time dining at Emilitsa. The quality of the food and service have been consistently outstanding. More

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Hugo's Restaurant- Portland
Hugo's Restaurant- Portland
(1023)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

Yes, with qualifications. The menu is a little pretentious but the weird ingredients tasted great. Portland Wine Week was a non-event as far as Hugo's was concerned anyway, with no mention of the guest winery unless the waiter was questioned about it and the selections available were only two, one being a champagne. They are famous for their Riesling but none of that was available. More

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Evo - Portland Maine
Evo - Portland Maine
(502)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Portland, Maine

Great food and excellent service! The menu was varied and provided a refreshing variety of unique dishes. Looking forward to stopping by for another meal soon. More

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Scales
Scales
(851)
$$$$
Seafood | Portland, Maine

Amazing seafood in a town with a lot of seafood options! I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a memorable meal. More

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Fore Street
Fore Street
(1630)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

This is an outstanding restaurant. From the minute you walk in and are aware of the wood grille, open kitchen and friendly laid-back but sophisticated ambiance, you know you are in a world class restaurant. It does not disappoint. Luscious wood grilled entrees and veggies. Delectable deserts. Nice wine list. Who could ask for more? More

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Petite Jacqueline
Petite Jacqueline
(1149)
$$$$
French | Portland, Maine

Meal was delicious. Service was personable and attentive. Ambiance was lovely. More

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David's Restaurant
David's Restaurant
(1913)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

The garlic knots are such a nice touch and they are amazing. Great restaurant. A little skimpy on the drinks. The open faced lobster was amazing!! Overall a great dining experience. I would highly recommend and would absolutely return. More

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Street and Co.
Street and Co.
(997)
$$$$
Seafood | Portland, Maine

Have been here many times. The meals are consistently good and that is the key. Over many years the food and service is outstanding. Tried the grilled octopus as an appetizer. Best octopus I ever had and I live in a Greek town in Florida where octopus is served at every restaurant. Try it-tender and great seasoning. More

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Five Fifty-Five
Five Fifty-Five
(2305)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

We arrived and the hostess seated us immediately. The ambient surroundings were very nice looking down on the kitchen and wait staff. The wait staff were very attentive to our needs. The food came and was amazing. We had a show to catch so we had to leave too soon. Looking forward to returning. A very pleasant experience. More

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Blue Spoon
Blue Spoon
(621)
$$$$
American | Portland, Maine

The four of us had a very good meal, the food was great and the service very good. The only issue was that my meal was warm, not hot but the other three meals were perfect. We will definitely go again. More

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Solo Italiano
Solo Italiano
(817)
$$$$
Italian | Portland, Maine

The food was amazing. We ate there two nights and our favorite was the lasagna and pork chops The wine from Italy was extremely good comparable to what we have had while touring Italy. More

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Union
Union
(679)
$$$$
American | Portland, Maine

This was a great spot with a welcoming staff! Great for a special occasion! More

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East Ender
East Ender
(452)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

I had salmon, brussel sprouts, and potatoes -- the special -- excellent. My husband always loves the burger, and we think the Asian slaw is one of the best salads in town, More

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Vinland- Portland
Vinland- Portland
(333)
$$$$
Organic | Portland, Maine

Astounding work at Vinland. We’ve enjoyed chefs tasting menus from Boulud to starred establishments in the south of More

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The Corner Room
The Corner Room
(279)
$$$$
Italian | Portland, Maine

The Corner Room was recommended by a friend as his go to for Italian. It did not disappoint. Delicious Cesar Salad was unique, well dressed with a yummy Parmesan Crisp. I had the chicken parmigiana, crispy edges and juicy chicken. The sauce was authentic with tiny pieces of carrot, what I use for sweetener in sauce. The very best part was the the baked crespelle. Braised beef in an tender crepe with sauce and cheese. Mmmmmm! That’s my one word review. I loved the decor! Disney tries to recreate this type of restaurant and doesn’t do it justice! More

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Local 188
Local 188
(825)
$$$$
Spanish | Portland, Maine

Local 188, you need to have better cherries in your Manhattans! More

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Roma Portland
Roma Portland
(263)
$$$$
Italian | Portland, Maine

This is my second visit to the "new" Roma. I particularly enjoyed the liver pate bruschetta and the chicken marsala was delicious. Next time I hope to have room for dessert! More

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Otto - 225 Congress
Otto - 225 Congress
(15)
$$$$
Pizza Bar | Portland, Maine

So glad to find a yummy pizza place and not have to wait! More

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TIQA
TIQA
(404)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Portland, Maine

Our first time at TIQA and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Great space, upbeat and energetic staff, delicious flavors and plates. We'll be back! More

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Kon Asian Bistro - Portland, ME
Kon Asian Bistro - Portland, ME
(100)
$$$$
Asian | Portland, Maine

place was great. we had a big group. no issues, they took really good care of us More

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Ri Ra Irish Pub & Restaurant - Portland
Ri Ra Irish Pub & Restaurant - Portland
(235)
$$$$
Irish | Portland, Maine

We met there at 6:30 on a Friday night and things were very calm and quiet for a while. A little later the place got very busy and very loud. There were lots of bachelorette parties and the place was packed! We expected it so it was OK but it made it very hard to listen and talk over all the noise. More

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Pizzarino
Pizzarino
(10)
$$$$
Italian | Portland, Maine

Good crust! Love the bartender, too! More

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El Corazon
El Corazon
(28)
$$$$
Mexican | Portland, Maine

Great Friendly Service ❤️ More

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The Garden Café
The Garden Café
(323)
$$$$
American | Portland, Maine

Wonderful food, wonderful service. John was outstanding and made our visit very enjoyable! Thank you, John! More

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The Grill Room & Bar
The Grill Room & Bar
(340)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Portland, Maine

Delicious filet mignon, great service. More

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Otto - Saco
Otto - Saco
(15)
$$$$
Pizzeria | Portland, Maine

I have loved Ottos for a while, from their slices to whole pizzas! More

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Bluefin North Atlantic Seafood
Bluefin North Atlantic Seafood
(49)
$$$$
Seafood | Portland, Maine

Bartender could have been more friendly and waiter was not well educated with the wine list. Other than that, food was excellent and restaurant cozy. Great and beautiful location More

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Little Tap House
Little Tap House
(10)
$$$$
Farm-to-table | Portland, Maine

Me and my wife chose Little Tap House as our date night dinner location before hitting a comedy show. We ordered the hummus plate and burrata to start - both really good, along with a couple cocktails. We then split the burger, which came out a bit too bloody for our "medium" taste but they brought it back cooked nicely for us. The service was fine for us - as the restaurant got a bit more busy we saw a bit less of him, but we like each other and can fill conversation so it wasn't a big deal. Our water was full, and the offer for second rounds was timely so we were more than happy. Everyone looked happy and fulfilled and that they were having a good time. Would definitely go again -either as a couple or small group. More

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Chebeague Island Inn
Chebeague Island Inn
(222)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

We had a wonderful dinner on the lawn overlooking the water. What a magnificent sunset! Some of us opted for the special Sunday night special, but others ordered a la Carter from the regular menu. The soup of the day was a rich creamy tomato soup with a goat cheese mousse. It was perfection. We’ll come back for sure! More

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Boone's Fish House & Oyster Room
Boone's Fish House & Oyster Room
(390)
$$$$
Seafood | Portland, Maine

Amazing—service was fantastic, food was absolutely delicious and the view was breathtaking. Can’t wait to go back More

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Maria's Restaurant
Maria's Restaurant
(28)
$$$$
Café | Portland, Maine

I had a good time, worth the Groupon! More

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C2-Congress Squared Restaurant
C2-Congress Squared Restaurant
(160)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

We had never eaten here before and ordered a few appetizers; they were all really good and bread was awesome! More

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Portland (Maine) Diners' Choice Winners

Portland (Maine)'s best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Emilitsa
Emilitsa
(583)
$$$$
Greek | Portland, Maine

This was our sixth time dining at Emilitsa. The quality of the food and service have been consistently outstanding. More

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Hugo's Restaurant- Portland
Hugo's Restaurant- Portland
(1023)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

Yes, with qualifications. The menu is a little pretentious but the weird ingredients tasted great. Portland Wine Week was a non-event as far as Hugo's was concerned anyway, with no mention of the guest winery unless the waiter was questioned about it and the selections available were only two, one being a champagne. They are famous for their Riesling but none of that was available. More

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Scales
Scales
(851)
$$$$
Seafood | Portland, Maine

Amazing seafood in a town with a lot of seafood options! I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a memorable meal. More

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Evo - Portland Maine
Evo - Portland Maine
(502)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Portland, Maine

Great food and excellent service! The menu was varied and provided a refreshing variety of unique dishes. Looking forward to stopping by for another meal soon. More

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Fore Street
Fore Street
(1630)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

This is an outstanding restaurant. From the minute you walk in and are aware of the wood grille, open kitchen and friendly laid-back but sophisticated ambiance, you know you are in a world class restaurant. It does not disappoint. Luscious wood grilled entrees and veggies. Delectable deserts. Nice wine list. Who could ask for more? More

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David's Restaurant
David's Restaurant
(1913)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

The garlic knots are such a nice touch and they are amazing. Great restaurant. A little skimpy on the drinks. The open faced lobster was amazing!! Overall a great dining experience. I would highly recommend and would absolutely return. More

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Petite Jacqueline
Petite Jacqueline
(1149)
$$$$
French | Portland, Maine

Meal was delicious. Service was personable and attentive. Ambiance was lovely. More

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Street and Co.
Street and Co.
(997)
$$$$
Seafood | Portland, Maine

Have been here many times. The meals are consistently good and that is the key. Over many years the food and service is outstanding. Tried the grilled octopus as an appetizer. Best octopus I ever had and I live in a Greek town in Florida where octopus is served at every restaurant. Try it-tender and great seasoning. More

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Five Fifty-Five
Five Fifty-Five
(2305)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Portland, Maine

We arrived and the hostess seated us immediately. The ambient surroundings were very nice looking down on the kitchen and wait staff. The wait staff were very attentive to our needs. The food came and was amazing. We had a show to catch so we had to leave too soon. Looking forward to returning. A very pleasant experience. More

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Blue Spoon
Blue Spoon
(621)
$$$$
American | Portland, Maine

The four of us had a very good meal, the food was great and the service very good. The only issue was that my meal was warm, not hot but the other three meals were perfect. We will definitely go again. More

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Discover Portland

If you are going to visit Portland, Maine, make sure to plan your day around your meals so you can experience as many Down East restaurants as possible. In addition to the classic New England clam chowder, Portland is renowned for its fresh oyster bars. Competing with seafood fresh off the fishing boats, some of the best steakhouses in New England can be found in Portland. For the more adventurous diner, the international selections include French, Italian, Thai, Mexican, and Middle Eastern cuisine. For a more casual dining experience, you can indulge in comfort foods like macaroni and cheese or Belgian fries fried in duck fat and made with local potatoes. Complete your meal with the perfect cocktail and a view of the water, and you'll be wondering how soon you can eat again.

Discover Portland

If you are going to visit Portland, Maine, make sure to plan your day around your meals so you can experience as many Down East restaurants as possible. In addition to the classic New England clam chowder, Portland is renowned for its fresh oyster bars. Competing with seafood fresh off the fishing boats, some of the best steakhouses in New England can be found in Portland. For the more adventurous diner, the international selections include French, Italian, Thai, Mexican, and Middle Eastern cuisine. For a more casual dining experience, you can indulge in comfort foods like macaroni and cheese or Belgian fries fried in duck fat and made with local potatoes. Complete your meal with the perfect cocktail and a view of the water, and you'll be wondering how soon you can eat again.