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Posted: February 28, 2013

Eat up: Maine Restaurant Week

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March 1-10, 2013

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Portland or 207-772-8833
Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm

“Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Portland’s more touristy neighborhoods, Back Bay Grill has been serving its loyal clientele from Maine and beyond for years. High quality ingredients including fresh seafood, meats, and poultry occupy the places of honor on Back Bay Grill’s ever-changing menu.
Combining global influences with American sensibilities, Chef/Owner Larry Matthews brings his talent and experience together in the kitchen to delight the table. Dishes are prepared to perfection with simple, complementary, yet exciting flavors alongside an indulgent wine list.” or 207-775-5652
Dinner: 5-10 pm Wednesday-Saturday

“Bar Lola serves a changing menu of carefully crafted dishes made from the best seasonal ingredients. In addition to offering our menu a la carte, we also offer a 4-course prix fixe menu every evening, as well as the Feed Me option, which is a 7-course tasting menu selected by the kitchen. You can try one, two or even all seven courses – depending on your appetite and curiosity.” or 207-347-8267
Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday 4-10 pm, Sunday & Monday 4-10 pm

“Wood fire pizza made with natural, local ingredients. Beautiful gourmet toppings. Best gluten-free crust in town. Belgium style and local beers on tap. Gelato and good wine. A wildly delicious, neighborhood restaurant committed to community and healthy food.” or 207-899-0610
Lunch and dinner: 11 am-11 pm daily

“Authentic southern style BBQ done right….slow, low, and naked. Our funky Portland location includes a huge beautiful bar, eclectic dining room, and vibrant fun kids area. Along with the best ribs available and other standard bbq fare, we offer a huge variety of steaks, salads, sandwiches and some globally inspired dishes. We bring a passion for food, and a passion for great service, and a little fun, to every table.”

on Facebook or 207-773-7210
Dinner: 11:30 am-1 am daily

“We are Portland’s Pub, creating delicious scratch made comfort food, steaks, seafood, soups, salads, and sandwiches accompanied by the most extensive Single Malt Scotch, Irish, and Bourbon Whiskey list in the state as well as local craft and premium imported draft beers, served in an atmosphere that returns you to the turn of the century glory of our historic building in the heart of the Old Port. We will be offering our free chef created Bacon and Cheese Happy Hour from 5-6 every night of Maine Restaurant Week!” or 207-879-4747
Monday-Friday 11:30 am-10 pm, Saturday 5-10 pm, Sunday 4-9 pm, brunch Sunday 10 am-3 pm

“There’s no shortage of exaltation for the Corner Room. From the ambiance to the drinks to the food to the service, the Corner Room is yet another in Chef Harding Lee Smith’s army of awesome, slowly but surely taking the city by storm. The Corner Room welcomes diners with a whimsical sculpture-cum-sign; a fork dripping strands of spaghetti dangles from the building at the corner of Exchange and Federal. Inside, an open kitchen and high ceilings lend warmth and welcome to a vibrant, dynamic atmosphere. Rustic Italian food, everything made in house is the hallmark of The Corner Room. It is a ‘raucous, fun eatery, perfect for a winter snuggle.’” or 207-773-6402
Dinner: 5:30-9 pm

“A Federalist jewel tucked in the heart of the city, The Cumberland Club has played host to men and women of distinction for over 130 years. The Cumberland Club opens the door to a side of Portland known only by its members. Lively events, warm evenings spent in the city’s most intimate settting and fine cuisine enjoyed in an elegant dining room give just a glimpse of what the Club has to offer. Relax and enjoy a cocktail by one of our fireplaces before dinner. For Restaurant week only The Cumberland Club will welcome guests to experience all that it has to offer.” or 207-773-4340
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday, 5 pm-10 pm

“Maine’s 2012 ‘Chef of the Year’ David Turin is excited to host you during this year’s restaurant week. Enjoy our comfortable and elegant open kitchen dining room as we blend locally sourced and beautifully fresh ingredients with our creative ‘no culinary borders’ approach. Please say hello to our kitchen brigade including sous chefs Tracy Maida, Brian Wing and Kelsy O’Connor.” or 207-773-4340
Dinner: Tuesday -Saturday, from 6 pm

“Opus Ten is located within David’s on Monument Square in Portland, Maine. It is truly a “restaurant-within-a-restaurant,” with its own kitchen, staff, and ambiance. Opus Ten is an intimate restaurant with 18 seats and will only seat each table once each evening. The focus of the restaurant is prix fixe dining, with seven courses or nine courses served ($55-$65), each with optional wine pairings ($35/$45 respectively) and a full bar. The menu changes routinely, and only past menus (as examples) are available to look at prior to your visit. Opus Ten will accommodate the tastes of those with dietary choices or restrictions by reservation.” or 207-772-2216
Dinner: Open at 11 am daily

“A night out in Portland isn’t complete without dining at DiMillo’s On the Water, one of the most famous restaurants on the East Coast! Family-owned and operated for three generations and counting, we’re a premiere destination for fresh, fabulous food, beautiful views, and great times. Because we serve more lobster, clams, scallops and haadock than anyone in the area, our seafood is abosolutely the freshest. Visit us for a memorable dining experience!”

Dinner: 11 am-10 pm Sunday-Thursday, 11 am-11 pm Friday & Saturday

“The Dry Dock Restaurant has been a fixture on Portland’s waterfront for 30 years and is popular with both locals and tourists alike. Serving fresh seafood, homemade soups and chowers, fresh ground burgers, chicken sandwiches and salads. The fried haddock sandwiches and filet mignon sandwiches are two of the house favorites. The Dry Dock serves popular local beers ,has all of your favorite cocktails and wines, and our famous shimp bloody marys. You can enjoy dinning inside or outside on one of our two story decks with great views of Casco Bay.” or 207-780-8226
Dinner: Thursday-Saturday 5 pm to Midnight and Sunday Brunch 9am-3pm

“The Cantina at El Rayo is an upscale, Mexican tapas-themed bar and eatery. A full bar, extensive wine list and creative signature cocktails pair with small plates and Latin dishes. Located right next door to El Rayo Taqueria, the Cantina serves dinner Thursday-Saturday 5 pm to Midnight and Sunday Brunch 9am-3pm. Happy Hour Specials available Thursday and Friday from 5-6 pm.” or 207-780-8226
Dinner: daily 5:30-9:30 Our lobby lounge is open 4-11 daily, with Happy Hour Monday – Friday, 4-7 pm

“El Rayo offers fresh Mexican food & friendly service at affordable prices. Open daily 11am-9pm. Happy hour specials M-F 4-6″ or 207-775-9090
Lunch and dinner: 11am-9pm 7 days a week

“In a city of brew pubs, Eve’s is a laid back, casual fine dining experience where you can enjoy Portland’s sentimental pace of life and small-city charms. Portland life meets the plate at Eve’s at the Garden; fish come from Browne Trading Co. and Harbor Fish Market, and fruits and vegetables are sourced from local farmer’s markets when in season.” or 207-347-7479
Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday 5-9 pm; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 9 am-2 pm

“The Farmer’s Table is food we know and love prepared with a Mediterranean farmhouse influence: salmon, black angus brisket, mussels, roast chicken and a wide array of fresh fish, delicately treated so their freshness shines through. Chef Landry doesn’t bother with doctoring ingredients beyond all recognition; this project is about letting the basic ingredients speak for themselves. The familiar favorites – comfort foods – are made all the better by the kitchen’s dedication to local ingredients.” or 207-761-0555
Dinner: 5 pm-close

“Fine dining restaurant that combines a comfortable atmosphere, professional service, and fresh, simple, and delicious food, without pretension and for a reasonable price.” or 207-773-3366
Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5-10 pm, Sunday 4-9 pm, bar open nightly until 11 pm

“Munjoy Hill ‘hidden gem’ The Front Room is the first of the three, soon to be four, Chef Harding Lee Smith-owned Portland restaurants. Serving up bold flavors with the best of local ingredients prepared the way you wished your mother would have cooked them, The Front Room has been a neighborhood and city- wide favorite since its opening. Nightly specials are scribbled on a chalkboard and the kitchen bulges out of a back corner into the dining room. The Front Room is cozy and convivial. As a first come first served restaurant there is always a place for you!” or 207-772-0300
Dinner: 11:30 am-11:30 pm Monday-Saturday, noon-11 pm Sunday

“The Bear offers a daily draught Special for $2.99. Monday and Tuesday are Short Beer Nights…your favorite beer served in a 23 OZ Glass for the price of a Pint. Thursday Night is Showcase night, Fresh Craft Beer Specials for $2.99 per Pint plus Brewery Giveaways!” or 207-774-2333
Dinner: 5-10 pm Monday-Saturday and 5-9 pm Sunday

“In the center of the Old Port is Chef Harding Lee Smith’s second independent venture, The Grill Room. As its name suggests, The Grill Room specializes in all things wood-grilled: naturally raised steaks, meats, fish, seafood, and pizzas from its wood-fired oven. Following up on his success at The Front Room, Chef Smith saw a need for a steak house in Portland, The Grill Room filled that niche.” or 207-871-5005
Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday 5-9:15 pm (Happy Hour 4-6 pm)

“Hot Suppa! Serving made-from-scratch classic American fare. Known for their Cuban sandwiches, corned beef hash and fried green tomatoes. The dinner menu features some of our favorite dishes like Cajun jambalaya, falafel salad, and Maine oysters on the half shell as well as a variety of gluten-free options. We offer a full bar if you care to relax into the evening with a Porch Swing cocktail, or recover in the morning with a spicy Bloody Mary or cold draft beer. Breakfast and lunch served 7 days and Dinner is served 5 nights.” or 207-761-7909
Dinner: 5:30-10 pm (10:30 pm Fri-Sat) Drinks until 1 am

“Local 188 has its roots in Spain but draws influence from all over the Mediterranean to create a unique blend of old and new. Staying true to Maine’s seasonal offerings, Chef Jay Villani constructs a menu that is both innovative and familiar. Ingredients are sourced from local farmers, foragers, and fishermen. Many components of the menu, such as breads, charcuterie, pickled vegetables, and desserts, are prepared in-house. Local 188 is a proud member of the GMRI sustainable seafood program.” or 207-878-6100
Dinner: Monday-Thursday 11:30 am-9:30 pm; Friday & Saturday 11:30 am-10:00 pm; Sunday 11:30 am-9:00 pm

“The Old Port Sea Grill is located in the heart of Portland’s historic Old Port district. Our modern interior features a custom concrete bar, a large lounge area and a dining room that can accommodate up to 60 guests and features a 250 gallon salt water fish tank.
Our seafood driven menu focuses on a variety of local and imported fresh fish and shellfish, with an emphasis on east coast cold water oysters and other raw bar offerings. We pair that with a food-friendly wine list, local craft-style beers on draft and an extensive cocktail program to make for an exciting dining experience.” or 207-774-0444
Dinner: 11 am-9:30 pm daily

“In 1972, Old Port Tavern opened its doors with a vision in mind to offer a gathering place for friends and family, in the heart of the Old Port, with a welcoming ambiance and a great menu of classic dishes. This tradition continues today, as a well-established sports lounge and restaurant. Forty years in the making, and Old Port Tavern strives to appeal to the comfortable side of things, with menu items like slow-roasted prime rib and fresh seafood specials with a contemporary twist. We also offer a full bar and wine selection to compliment a range of palates.” or 207-772-0531
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5-9 pm, Friday & Saturday 5-10 pm

“Pepperclub celebrates 23 years serving dishes influenced from regions the world over. We feature local seafood, local organic beef, lamb and all natural chicken. We also serve an extensive ever changing selection of award winning Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine. 75% of our menu is gluten free daily. We offer an interesting selection of wines by the glass and a long list of local beer and ales. In the morning we are The Good Egg Cafe serving breakfast six mornings each week. Two favorites one location.” or 207-553-7044
Lunch and dinner: Monday-Saturday 11:30-2 pm and 5pm-close and Sunday 9am-2pm and 5-close

“A casual french bistro. Offering a friendly staff serving mouth watering food, carafe wine and good espresso. Located in the heart of the West End.” or 207-761-0555
Dinner: 5 pm-close

“Point 5 Lounge, Five Fifty-Five’s bar and lounge, offers a more casual atmosphere great for enjoying a lighter-style menu or drinks before dinner in the main dining room.” or 207-761-4446
Dinner: 4-10 pm

“Ri Ra is both an Irish pub and a high quality eatery. Our approach is “Irish Bistro” where the emphasis is on a fusion of traditional Irish Fare and classic American favourites with an Irish twist. We pride ourselves on our passion for great food in a great environment served to you by waiting staff renowned for their typically Irish warmth and friendliness.” or 207-774-2972
Dinner: Monday-Saturday from 5 pm

“A small, trattoria-inspired restaurant, with a simple décor and open kitchen, Ribollita has long inspired a very loyal following of both local regulars and returning friends from away. Reservations are strongly recommended, as our twelve tables are quickly filled.” or 207-347-5687
Dinner 5:30-9 pm; 5:30-10 pm Friday & Saturday, closed Sunday

“Contemporary American Cuisine and Bourbon Bar featuring local, regional, and seasonal ingredients on a nightly changing menu. The “Art Gallery” atmosphere displays emerging local artists quarterly, and provides a locally crafted old-growth cherry wood bar, and an open kitchen with seating available for up to four. The Salt Exchange maintains the largest selection of Bourbons in Maine along with a comprehensive selection of premium wines by the bottle and glass, draft and bottled beer, and a nice selection of assorted premium spirits. Reasonable portion sizes allow guests to sample 2-4 courses for a more complete and rounded dining experience. Nightly Happy Hour at the bar runs 4pm-7pm M-F (20% off) and a premium but accessible lunch is offered M-Sat 11:30-3:00. Menu are displayed on the website and facebook. Free parking after 5:30 available in adjacent lot. AAA Four Diamond Award as of June, 2012.” or 207-772-7774
Dinner: 5 pm-close daily, bar open till 1 am

“Chef & owner Jay Villani & chef de cuisine Ethan Tobey infuse local ingredients with the flavors of Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico & Southwestern U.S. We source ingredients from local farms, foragers & fishermen. Sonny’s is a proud member of the GMRI sustainable seafood program.” or 207-828-8233
Dinner: 4-9:30 pm Monday-Thursday, 4-11 pm Friday & Saturday

“Founded on a simple principle; provide a bustling, cozy and inviting eating space with great energy built around incredible art and ambiance. Phenomenal food and great cocktails are a given!!” or 207-774-4200
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5-9 pm, Friday & Saturday 5-9:30 pm

” Twenty Milk Street is located in the beautiful Portland Regency Hotel and Spa, in the heart of the Old Port.The hotel is celebrating its 26thyear in business. The casual, yet elegant decor of the newly renovated dining room is welcoming. Enjoy a cozy table by the fireplace or a nice window seat overlooking our courtyard. The ambiance is only the beginning. Executive Chef Alan Cook and Sous Chef Jim Fitzgerald will prepare delicious dishes. The location, food and service will make your visit memorable. Free Valet parking nightly; just pull up front and enjoy!” or 207-347-6154
Dinner: Daily at 5 pm

“Named one of the “Top Ten Farm-to-Table Restaurants in the U.S.A.” by Epicurious. Cinque Terre and Vignola have merged into one big restaurant. Please stop by and check out our new space!” or 207-871-9258
Dinner: Monday thru Saturday

“Our comfortable dining room, coupled with our vibrant bar scene and inventive bar menu, create a relaxed and casual atmosphere where guests can enjoy a leisurely meal. Jeff Buerhaus, chef and owner of Walter’s, is inspired by the flavors of Asia, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Fresh, seasonal menus, accented by inspired daily specials, reflect his flair for adding tempting, unique twists to traditional global ingredients.” or 207-899-1881
Sunday-Thursday 11:30 am-9:30 pm, Friday & Saturday 11:30 am-11:30 pm

“At the heart of the Old Port, and creatively fusing New England’s finest ingredients from local purveyors in a comfortably modern update to an historic setting, featuring lively cocktails & contemporary cuisine. With moderate prices, great food, service and friendly staff White Cap Grille is an exceptional dining value with the goal of becoming your favorite dining experience.” or 207-772-8242
Lunch and dinner: Open for lunch Tuesday-Saturday beginning at 11:30 am, Dinner service begins daily at 5 pm.The bar is open all day.

“At Zapoteca, we take deep-rooted, vibrantly flavored Mexican dishes, use a combination of modern and old world cooking techniques and present the dishes in a truly unique way. We believe that to prepare great food it is essential that you begin with great ingredients. Because of this, we take advantage of the best New England has to offer and strive to utilize sustainable seafood, local produce and grass fed meats whenever possible. All of this combined with a unique international wine list, the largest selection of high quality tequilas in Maine and margaritas made with only the freshest ingredients creates an amazing result”


on Facebook or 207-514-2222
Dinner: 5-10 pm

“Central to Freeport, Augusta, and Portland, the Great American Grill, located in the lobby of the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch, is nestled in the heart of historic downtown Auburn, ME. Within walking distance to the hotel is a beautiful Riverwalk, locally owned and operated restaurants offering everything from pub style fare to fine dining and ethnic foods, as well as a museum and art galleries.” or 207-783-6885
Tuesday thru Sunday from 11:30 am

“Mac’s Grill has been serving the greater Lewiston/Auburn area since 1994 offering the very best in hand cut angus beef. The uniqueness of a log cabin with Southwestern trappings make a perfect setting for L/A’s one and only independent steakhouse. Mac’s Grill also serves up a variety of other items that include novelty sandwiches, oversized salads as well as a number of specialty items to tempt even the fussiest of palates. The crew at Mac’s helps to insure that service is fast and friendly and the owners are proud to say a number of them have been with Mac’s for many years. So, if you wondering, where the beef is, look no futher then Mac’s Grill where we have already cut over a million pounds of angus beef, and we’re still cutting. Hope to see you soon!”

Bangor or 207-947-8009
Dinner: Open until 1 am Monday-Sunday

“Located minutes from downtown Bangor, Sea Dog is situated on the beautiful Penobscot River. We offer 10 year round brews and release one new beer the first Monday of each month. While our beers a reFRESHing and delicious we also offer a variety of pub fare and local favorites! You can see local farmers and their products featured on Sea Dog Bangor’s monthly ‘Locavore’ Menu that is available at each location. For Great Beer, Great Food & Great People…”

Bath or 207-443-2555
Dinner: 5-9 pm Monday-Saturday

“A Rare Steakhouse Well Done! Midcoast Maine’s destination for High Choice Angus Beef, Fresh Seafood, Chicken, Veal, Lamb, Pork, and Vegetarian dishes.” or 207-443-3373
Lunch and dinner: Tuesday through Saturday at 5 pm

“Come experience delicious and innovative cuisine prepared from local, organic, fresh ingredients. Everything is made from scratch in-house, from soup stock and bread to pastas, burgers, and fish dishes, to sumptuous desserts.”

Belfast or 207-218-4218
Dinner: 3-10 daily

“Steaks, seafood and kicked up comfort food overlooking beautiful Penobscot bay. Dine outside on the deck in season or in our cozy dining room year round. We serve local beer and spirits at the bar, and use the freshest ingredients possible in the kitchen. Open daily from 3 to 10 all year, serving brunch on Sunday from 9 to 2. Make an evening of it! Have dinner with us and stay right next door at the Belfast Harbor Inn!”

Camden or 207-230-0111
Dinner: 5-9 pm, bar 4-11 pm

“40 Paper is both an intimate neighborhood bistro & a hip urban bar. Here you can have dinner in one of two dining rooms and enjoy modern Italian cuisine while choosing from our eclectic wine list, or have a seat in a leather backed stool at our large, butcher block bar. We have an ever-changing dinner menu that reflects both traditional Italian cuisine and borrows from Italy’s Mediterranean neighbors, too” or 207-236-2254
Lunch and dinner: 11:30 am-9 pm daily

“A true ‘Taste of Maine’ located in downtown picturesque Camden on the Penobscot Bay. Our signature Clam Chowder has been hailed the best by both Gourmet and Food & Wine magazines but come judge for yourself. Enjoy a hearty mug amidst a decor festuned with memorbilia from Maine’s coast and it’s sailing days gone by. Sample our many other Maine seafood delights from fresh Lobster, Haddock & Scallops to Shrimp. Don’t feel limited though, we offer great burgers, steaks, pastas and vegitarian dishes as well. Cappy’s is a feast for your eyes and your tummy. Come experience the Great Time, Great Food & Drink Place, Cappy’s Chowder House ‘is’ the heart of Maine.” or 207-230-0083
Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday 5:30 until about 10pm

“A small, intimate bistro with emphasis on local ingredients serving wine, beer and alcohol. Francine, along with its chef Brian Hill, have been nominated for several James Beard Awards.” or 207-230-7444
Lunch and dinner: Wednesday-Saturday 2-10, Sunday 10-9

“We offer afternoon tea, extensive cheese and charcuterie, Sunday brunch, small plates, EVERYTHING from scratch, local and seasonal fare, all in a cozy & urban environment. We have a unique wine list, specialty beers and fun and innovative cocktails. A lot of dining options during restaurant week: 3 course afternoon tea for $15 (normally $22) Served Wednesday-Saturday 2-5:30 and Sunday 10-5:30, 2 course Sunday brunch for $19 Served Sunday only 10-2, 3 course Dinner for $32 (starter, entree & dessert) or 4 course Dinner for $42 (starter, entree, 2 cheese plate & dessert) Served Wednesday-Sunday 5:30-10″ or 207-236-4259
Dinner: Two seatings – 6 pm and 7:30 pm

“Experience the cuisine of The Hartstone Inn’s internationally award-winning Chef/Owner Michael Salmon. Presented in our elegantly appointed Camden, Maine dining room, our acclaimed evening meals are a sumptuous gourmet treat. Our world-class cuisine infuses New England fare with an international flair, featuring the freshest seafood and local ingredients. Our five-course dinner menus change to reflect the seasons and our cellar list offers a variety of fine wines to complement your dinner selections.” or 207-236-7008
Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday 5:30-9 pm

“Natalie’s invites you to savor a menu that celebrates an entirely fresh approach to the very best ingredients – some familiar, some surprising, with an emphasis on locally sourced products and inspired by the spice trade. Dishes are creatively paired, never over-worked and always brought together with extraordinary results. Natalie’s Food and Wine Executive Chef Geoffroy Deconinck, nominated twice ‘Best New Chef In The USA’ – people’s choice award, will prepare a special three course Maine Restaurant Week menu. Our wine specialist, Bart van der Velden worked with Chef Deconinck on a unique winepairing. Be sure to have a cocktail before dinner, our mixologist Tom Laslavic, awarded best in Maine twice- and the only bartender in Maine included in America’s Cocktail Book by IMBIBE Magazine, will mix a special drink for you. Natalie’s was named best French Restaurant and Most Romantic in New England by”

Cape Elizabeth or 207-799-4663
Dinner: Tuesday-Friday 11 am-9 pm, Saturday 8 am-9pm, Sunday 8 am-3 pm and 4-8 pm

“For over a quarter century we have been serving good, honest food to neighbors, friends and family. We try very hard to keep it local and work closely with farms in our community and producers of local goods. We buy Maine dairy products, shop for our fish with a local company, visit the farmers market often and try to source out as much Maine made, grown or harvested goods as we can from Maine maple syrup, apples, chicken, to lobster.”

Dedham or 207-843-5123
Dinner: 5-9 pm daily

“200 year old Inn featuring the areas best in fine dining, atmosphere and service. Executive Chef Jared Seaton brings a wealth of experience with traditional dishes such as baked stuffed haddock and fresh sea scallops along with new staples such as braised pork belly with Asain slaw and veal meatballs with risotto. Our extensive wine list is the largest in the area and is currently being considered for the Wine Spectators excellence award.”

Eliot or 207-686-2026
Dinner: Monday-Thursday 11 am-9 pm

“Located in Eliot, Maine we have a comfortable atmosphere, great handmade pub fair and amazingly reFRESHing. Beer. An evening with us can be relaxing or exciting, whichever you choose!”

Falmouth or 207-781-3342
Dinner: Tuesday-Sunday 4:30-9 pm, Friday and Saturday 4:30-9:30 pm

“We are casual fine dining and serve Northern Italian Cuisine. All of our meals come with our signature pesto bread and family style salad. We cook to order and special requests are encouraged. We have a cozy and warm dining room and ten seats at our bar. Come see us for a delicious dinner.”

Freeport or (207) 865-6660
Lunch: Open daily at 10:30 am

“We are a quick service cafe serving wholesome and homemade soups, salads, and wraps. Located inside the L.L.Bean Flagship Store, our kitchen is designed to have a small carbon footprint, but be BIG on flavor!” or 207-865-1237
Dinner: 5-9 pm, Friday & Saturday until 10 pm

“Authentic Italian and Maine dishes with fresh, local ingredients. Live Jazz on select nights, year round. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Yankee Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award. Independently owned by a Freeport family.” or 207-865-9377
Dinner: 11:30 am-10:30 pm 7 days a week

“The Broad Arrow Tavern’s open concept kitchen allows you to watch our talented chefs in action as they prepare your meal using our wood-fired oven and wood-fired grill. That’s entertainment! We specialize in grilled steaks, brick-oven pizzas, and the freshest of seafoods served in a casual, hunting-lodge atmosphere. We use only local, Organic and sustainable products from companies and farms from Maine.” or 207-865-9105
Dinner: 11:30 am until close Wednesday-Saturday, 10 am-close Sunday

“Local lobster, scallops, haddock, clams, and Maine shrimp. Full pub menu and children’s menu also available. Our pub features Maine microbrews, specialty drinks, and classic cocktails. Featuring Freeport’s largest covered deck – come sit around our fire pit and when the weather turns nice let the kids play on our fenced-in playground. Also, join us for Sunday Brunch.”

Hallowell or 207-622-9575
Dinner: Monday 5:30-8 pm, Tuesday-Thursday 5:30-8:30 pm, Friday & Saturday 5:30-9 pm

“Slates owner and head chef Wendy Larson has always used regionally sourced, seasonal and natural ingredients in all of her recipies. Larson’s creative and consistent cooking has brought Slates statewide acclaim for over thirty years. Inside Slates doors not only great food, but art, is served. Monthly rotating art shows plaster the exposed brick walls, dark reclaimed woodwork embelishes the bar and hand painted murals cover the walls and tables throughout. Finally, the open kitchen allows customers to view the chefs at work.”

Kennebunk/Kennebunkport or 207-985-3351
Lunch & dinner: Tuesday-Saturday, 11:30 am-9 pm

“Academe has continually been noticed by patrons and reviewers alike. Their signature dish, Maine Lobster Pot Pie, has been featured on both The Travel Channel “Pot Pie Paradise,” November 2012 and The Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate,” January 2011. Brian and Shanna O’Hea, Chef~Innkeepers, enjoy playful interpretations of classical favorites and continue to challenge their culinary passions including appearences as Guest Chefs on Holland America Cruise Line, Walt Disney World Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, Sugar Land Wine and Food Affair and Shanna competed on the Food Network’s show “Chopped,” March 2012.”

www.federaljacks.comor 207-967-4322

Dinner: 11:30 am-1 am daily; Late night menu after 9:00 pm. Brunch Sunday 10 am- 2 pm
“In addition to the great beers brewed below at Kennebunkport Brewing Company, we have a great offering of pub fare with flair, featuring a monthly ‘Localvore’ menu with products from some of the great area purveyors!” or 207-967-2621
Dinner: 4-9 pm

“Located in the heart of Kennebunkport’s bustling Dock Square, One Dock at the Kennebunkport Inn showcases the culinary traditions of native New England. The menu features Maine’s abundance of fresh local seafood and produce, plentiful small plates and newer Asian- and Spanish-inspired dishes.
A recent renovation refreshed One Dock’s space creating social hubs that encourage guests to linger over cocktails and conversation. Guests favorites include Steamed Maine Mussels with Blue Cheese Cream, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Onions and Chives; Lobster Fettuccine with Hand-Rolled Saffron Fettuccine, Lobster Cream, Fresh Basil, Truffle Oil and Just Picked Maine Lobster; and a 12oz Prime New York Strip with Roasted Root Vegtables, Yukon gold Potato Au Gratin and Brandied Green Peppercorn Cream.
One Dock features Happy Hour daily from 4 – 5:30pm and live local entertainment Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 7:30 – 10:30pm. Reservations are recommended and stay packages are available.”

Lewiston or 207-782-2088
Dinner: 11 am- 9pm Sunday-Thursday; 11 am-10 pm Friday & Saturday

“Located in the historic Bates Mill Complex in Lewiston, Maine, our restaurant features a warm, casual atmosphere with a brick oven and exhibition kitchen serving our signature Garlic Knots, Fresh Homemade Soups, Specialty Pizzas, and a wide array of Italian Specialties. Also residing in the facility is 150 Mill Pub, which serves DaVinci’s full menu, features an extensive wine list, and provides beverage service to all guests.” or 207-333-3663
Dinner: Tuesday-Thursday 11:30 am-9 pm, Friday 11:30 am-9:30 pm, Saturday 4-9:30 pm

“Fire & Water offers a collection of regional cusine celebrating Portland’s rich maritime heritage.” or 207-333-3835
Dinner: Tuesday-Thursday 5pm to 9pm, Friday-Saturday 5pm-10pm, Closed Sunday and Monday

“Fuel Restaurant is an upscale French bistro in downtown Lewiston. We specialize in French country fare, as well as a custom 4 course tasting menu offered every night. Our talanted kitchen delivers classics like hanger steak frites, as well as modern offerings, including extensive use of Sous Vide.”


Dinner: Monday & Tuesday 3-10 pm, Wednesday-Friday noon-1 am, Saturday & Sunday 9:30 am-1am

“The Thirsty Mule is Oakland’s sports bar. We’re located off Kennedy Memorial Drive, right next to North Country Powersports. Our menu features fresh, exceptionally prepared pub fare. Grilled pizza is the house specialty. Come to The Mule for time at our full bar with friends, to enjoy a meal outside (when the weather cooperates) and to sample our daily and weekly specials. Thanks!”

Ocean Park or 207-934-1100
Dinner: Thursday-Sunday 5 pm-close

“Yellowfin’s is a casual fine dining restaurant. We are in Ocean Park which is a “dry” town so you will need to bring your own wine or spirits.”

Ogunquit or 207-646-3111
Dinner: Thursday, Friday and Saturday 5:30 pm-close

“Bintliff’s Ogunquit is the perfect place to relax, enjoy and catch up with friends or make new ones. While offering a casual but elegant atmosphere, unparalleled service and refreshing cuisine, Bintliff’s in Ogunquit is truly an exceptional experience which offers both Ogunquit’s locals and visitors a jewel by the sea. Our award winning team of chefs create sumptuous and tempting entrees and desserts. Our menu features freshly prepared appetizers, salads, a wide selection of beef, pork and lamb. Using only the best produce and the finest aged beef, freshly caught seafood and Maine’s very own lobsters. Our menu will satisfy even the most tempting palate.”

Rockport or 207-236-8500
Dinner: Open every day at 5pm

“Shepherd’s Pie is located in Rockport Harbor. Started in May of 2010, it was nominated for a James Beard Award for best new restaurant in the United States. A casual pub with a wood fired grill that focuses on local ingredients. Please call 236-8500 for reservations”

South Portland or 207-347-7388
Dinner: Open at 5 pm daily

“From the owner of David’s Restaurant, 388 is a comfortable nook where diners enjoy a range of bold flavors. Both restaurants share the signature of Chef/Owner David Turin, 2012 Maine Chef of the Year. David’s 388 is built “by the Chef, for the Chef.” Much of its interior was constructed by hand, by Chef Turin himself.” or 207-871-8000
6:30 am – 11pm

“We are pleased to offer you our special Wine and Dine menu for $32. Each course is paired with one of our delicious wines: Naked “Unoaked” Chardonnay, Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio or Silver Palm Cabernet, and Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling or Rutherglen Muscat. Additional course options are available. Call ahead for any questions!” or 207-799-5400
Dinner: 11:30 am-close daily

“Nestled in the South Portland Waterfront with panoramic views of Portland. Every season holds its magic at Saltwater Grille. In the summer, guests flock to the decks to sit outside and in the winter they sit by the flickering warmth of the stone fireplace. The owner, Mark Loring, has been one of the trend-setting restaurateurs in the Portland area for many years. Daily specials include gourmet pizzas, fresh seafood, grilled meats. Saltwater Grille’s signature dishes Fried Calamari, Lobster Corn Bisque, Scallops Carbonara, and the Lemon Caesar Salad are perennial favorites among locals and visitor alike.” or 207-871-7000
Dinner: Monday-Friday 11 am-1 am, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 am

“Sunday: Breakfast 9am-3pm with our famous Bloody Mary Bar! Monday: Mug club members enjoy special pricing on beer & select menu items all day Tuesday: Burger & Brew Tuesday- Order our burger special and you get the chance to submit your own burger idea. If we choose yours for the next week, you win a $15 gift card. Wednesday: Wine & Wheel- Enjoy a special pairing of wine and cheese for $6. Thursday: Enjoy our Killer Cocktail of the week. Karaoke starts at 10pm. Friday: Live Music. Join us for our monthly beer releases the first Monday of every month, perfect for those of you itching to try something new.” or 207-799-3100
Lunch and dinner: Monday-Wednesday 11 am-9:30 pm, Thursday-Saturday 11 am-10 pm, Sunday noon-9:30 pm

“JP Thornton’s is a neighborhood American Pub and Restaurant that strives to provide spectacular food at reasonable prices and stellar service.”

Topsham or 207-725-0162
Dinner: Monday-Saturday 11:30am-1am Sunday 10 am-1 am, Sunday brunch 10 am-2 pm

“Each Sea Dog also offers a monthly “Locavore” Menu featuring local purveyors and their products. If you’d like more information on this, would like to check out the menus, or want to know which great local purveyors we are using, visit us on Facebook! We also have a great beer release program that we started about a year ago, meant to spice things up a bit. The first Monday of every month each Sea Dog property will have an Ale Release, at which a new and exciting beer will be put on tap to keep your taste buds tingling.”

Westbrook or 207-854-9909
Lunch and dinner: 10:30-8:30 Monday-Friday, noon-9:30 pn Saturday, 3-8:30 pm Sunday (dinner only)

“Going on 13 years in Westbrook! Casa Novello prepares outstanding homemade Italian fare, some traditional, some innovative, combining only the freshest ingredients. Guests are sure to receive a memorable dining experience and delicious meal well worth the price. “Service” finds true meaning in the friendly, relaxing atmosphere that envelops all who visit. Open 7 nights for dinner. Offering lunch service Monday-Saturday.”

Wiscasset or 207-882-5409
Dinner: Tuesday-Thursday 11 am-8 pm, Friday & Saturday 11 am-8:30 pm, Sunday brunch

“For 35 years, Le Garage has been serving a wide range of food ingredients and styles. All food and baked goods are made in house and whenever possible derive from local and fresh ingredients. Traditional New England fare as well as contemporary dining – with Brunch served on Saturday and Sunday morning – and a Pub Menu available in the evening in Le Bar. Full service bar and extensive but affordable wine list. We also are celebrating the second anniversary of our chef, Chef Mikael Andersson. Born in Sweden, Mikael was the Executive Chef for the Swedish Ambasador to Budapest before coming to the United States, starting a family and working in some of New York’s finest restaurants. He and his family love being in Maine and are making a wonderful contribution to the cullinary offerrings in our region.”

Yarmouth or 207-846-1226
Dinner: 11:30 am-9 pm Monday-Saturday and 10 am-9 pm Sunday

“Our seasonal menus feature generous portions of the freshest seafood, meats and hand-cut steaks combined with the highest quality local ingredients—cooked to order in our open kitchen, perfect every time. Paired with the perfect wine, beer or specialty cocktail, each mouthful makes a memory. From the traditional tastes of Maine to more contemporary fare, our menu has something for everyone.”

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