Indulge in all of the best places to eat near our Portland Maine boutique hotel. Our curated list of restaurants offers something for everyone, from fine dining to casual. Discover all the top dining in Portland, Maine and enjoy the ideal foodie vacation.
Local Restaurants & Top Dining in Portland, ME
This is true Greek food like you’ve never had it before. Brothers John and Demos Regas share their mother’s recipes with love and incredible skill. A great way to experience the vast array of flavors is to sit at the bar and order a bevy of appetizers, such as the truly exceptional chicken livers and the lagos meh phyllo — braised rabbit, spinach, feta, and roasted tomato rolled in layers of buttery phyllo pastry. Wash it down with a bottle of Greek wine.
547 Congress Street, Downtown Cumberland County
Best oyster selection in Maine with a set of nuanced small plates designed to sate any appetite. The savory lobster stew with notes of paprika delights, and the lightly cured artic char melts on the tongue. For a unique twist on a classic, try the brown butter lobster roll. Cocktails are crisp and original.
86 Middle Street, East Bayside Cumberland County
Exquisite seafood dishes that let the fish speak for themselves. The best mussels you’ve ever tasted, artistically prepared offal options and wood-fired nightly specials with natural flavors that shine through. James Beard award-winning chef, Sam Hayward, prepares solid, hearty, and consistent seasonal meals. A great option for romantic dining in Portland, ME.
288 Fore Street, Portland Maine
Local Hangouts & Quick Bites
Vegetarian and vegan food with a flair. Asian-inspired dishes range from Indian to Thai to Vietnamese. Don’t miss the Roti Canai, an Indian style flatbread with curry dip.
608 Congress Street, Downtown Cumberland County
Great on-the-go, by-the-slice pizza with creative topping combinations and a perfect crust. Be adventurous and try the Butternut Squash, Ricotta and Cranberry or the White Bean, Roasted Tomato, Herb & Red Flake. Numerous locations in Portland.
576 Congress Street, Downtown Cumberland County
This neighborhood bistro near the inn turns out French and Spanish comfort cuisine like no other. From the same brilliant couple behind Piccolo, the food is simply outstanding. Make sure you order something off the daily specials menu, and, whatever you do, save room for dessert – they’re legendary.
58 Pine Street, West End Cumberland County
A local (no pun intended) favorite, this restaurant offers both weekend brunch, as well as dinner Monday-Friday and a great bar that’s open until 1 AM. For dinner, you’ll find Spanish-inspired cuisine and for brunch, items include a Summer Scramble, Biscuits & Gravy and a Breakfast Paella.
685 Congress Street, Parkside Cumberland County
The Front Room
This Munjoy Hill comfort food bistro is all about the burger on focaccia bread and offers up a killer brunch 7 days a week. It’s the place to go when eggs at 1 pm fits the bill. Have a bloody Mary and nap on the grass at nearby Eastern Promenade.
73 Congress Street, Portland Maine