Restaurant Reviews Archive

May 2017
The opening of Ogunquit’s Barnacle Billy’s marks the start of summer.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

Barnacle Billy’s

May 2017
The opening of Ogunquit’s Barnacle Billy’s marks the start of summer.






April 2017
Tasty and trendy, Izakaya Minato on inner Washington  has diners lining up for a new kind of urban experience.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
                <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_" addthis:url='http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2017/03/izakaya-minato/' addthis:title='Izakaya Minato' >
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_1"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_2"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_3"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_4"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_compact"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_counter addthis_bubble_style"></a>
                </div>

Izakaya Minato

April 2017
Tasty and trendy, Izakaya Minato on inner Washington has diners lining up for a new kind of urban experience.






February/March 2017
Next Stop Chengdu - Sichuan Kitchen brings the heat to Congress Street.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
                <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_" addthis:url='http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2017/02/sichuan-kitchen/' addthis:title='Sichuan Kitchen' >
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_1"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_2"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_3"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_4"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_compact"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_counter addthis_bubble_style"></a>
                </div>

Sichuan Kitchen

February/March 2017
Next Stop Chengdu – Sichuan Kitchen brings the heat to Congress Street.






Winterguide 2017
A neighborhood staple for nearly a decade, Caiola’s continues to offer Italian intimacy under new ownership.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
                <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_" addthis:url='http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2016/12/caiolas/' addthis:title='Caiola’s' >
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_1"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_2"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_3"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_4"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_compact"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_counter addthis_bubble_style"></a>
                </div>

Caiola’s

Winterguide 2017
A neighborhood staple for nearly a decade, Caiola’s continues to offer Italian intimacy under new ownership.






December 2016
French Twist, Part Deux<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
                <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_" addthis:url='http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2016/11/petite-jacqueline-3/' addthis:title='Petite Jacqueline' >
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_1"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_2"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_3"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_4"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_compact"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_counter addthis_bubble_style"></a>
                </div>

Petite Jacqueline

December 2016
French Twist, Part Deux






November 2016
M.C. Perkins pairs tableside Atlantic vistas with gourmet excitement at Perkins Cove.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
                <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_" addthis:url='http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2016/10/m-c-perkins/' addthis:title='M.C. Perkins' >
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_1"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_2"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_3"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_4"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_compact"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_counter addthis_bubble_style"></a>
                </div>

M.C. Perkins

November 2016
M.C. Perkins pairs tableside Atlantic vistas with gourmet excitement at Perkins Cove.






October 2016
A Dash of Spice - Red Sea whisks authentic Ethiopian cuisine to hungry Forest City diners.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
                <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_" addthis:url='http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2016/09/red-sea/' addthis:title='Red Sea' >
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_1"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_2"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_3"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_4"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_compact"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_counter addthis_bubble_style"></a>
                </div>

Red Sea

October 2016
A Dash of Spice – Red Sea whisks authentic Ethiopian cuisine to hungry Forest City diners.






September 2016
The mission: Create a ristorante raffinato in a former waterfront warehouse. Check.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
                <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_" addthis:url='http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2016/08/solo-italiano/' addthis:title='Solo Italiano' >
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_1"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_2"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_3"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_4"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_compact"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_counter addthis_bubble_style"></a>
                </div>

Solo Italiano

September 2016
The mission: Create a ristorante raffinato in a former waterfront warehouse. Check.






July/August 2016
A schooner is reborn as a floating bar & trendy bistro.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
                <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_" addthis:url='http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2016/07/the-spirit/' addthis:title='The Spirit of Massachusetts' >
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_1"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_2"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_3"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_4"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_compact"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_counter addthis_bubble_style"></a>
                </div>

The Spirit of Massachusetts

July/August 2016
A schooner is reborn as a floating bar & trendy bistro.






Summerguide 2016
Sampling the freshest new arrival in the Old Port.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
                <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_" addthis:url='http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2016/06/scales/' addthis:title='Scales' >
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_1"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_2"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_3"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_4"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_compact"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_counter addthis_bubble_style"></a>
                </div>

Scales

Summerguide 2016
Sampling the freshest new arrival in the Old Port.






May 2016
This new attraction near Highland Lake is a sign of the times.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
                <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_" addthis:url='http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2016/04/lennys/' addthis:title='Lenny’s' >
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_1"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_2"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_3"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_4"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_compact"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_counter addthis_bubble_style"></a>
                </div>

Lenny’s

May 2016
This new attraction near Highland Lake is a sign of the times.






April 2016
All Good In The Woodford 'Hood<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
                <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_" addthis:url='http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2016/03/woodford-food-beverage/' addthis:title='Woodford Food & Beverage' >
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_1"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_2"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_3"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_4"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_compact"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_counter addthis_bubble_style"></a>
                </div>

Woodford Food & Beverage

April 2016
All Good In The Woodford ‘Hood






February/March
An Exchange Street retreat to warm your soul.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
                <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_" addthis:url='http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2016/02/the-grill-room-2/' addthis:title='The Grill Room' >
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_1"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_2"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_3"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_4"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_compact"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_counter addthis_bubble_style"></a>
                </div>

The Grill Room

February/March
An Exchange Street retreat to warm your soul.






Winterguide 2016
Refined Italian classics return to the revitalized downtown end of Washington Avenue.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
                <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_" addthis:url='http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2015/12/roustabout/' addthis:title='Roustabout' >
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_1"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_2"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_3"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_4"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_compact"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_counter addthis_bubble_style"></a>
                </div>

Roustabout

Winterguide 2016
Refined Italian classics return to the revitalized downtown end of Washington Avenue.






December 2015
The Tuscan Brick Oven Bistro is just the place for feasting after a day of shopping.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
                <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_" addthis:url='http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2015/11/tuscan-brick-oven-bistro/' addthis:title='Tuscan Brick Oven Bistro' >
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_1"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_2"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_3"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_4"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_compact"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_counter addthis_bubble_style"></a>
                </div>

Tuscan Brick Oven Bistro

December 2015
The Tuscan Brick Oven Bistro is just the place for feasting after a day of shopping.






November 2015
Hot off the Press! The news is delicious at Portland's new hotel restaurant.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
                <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_" addthis:url='http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2015/10/union/' addthis:title='Union' >
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_1"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_2"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_3"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_4"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_compact"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_counter addthis_bubble_style"></a>
                </div>

Union

November 2015
Hot off the Press! The news is delicious at Portland’s new hotel restaurant.






October 2015
A proven winner triumphs in the Lower Village in the Kennebunks.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
                <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_" addthis:url='http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2015/10/ports-of-italy-2/' addthis:title='Ports of Italy' >
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_1"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_2"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_3"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_4"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_compact"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_counter addthis_bubble_style"></a>
                </div>

Ports of Italy

October 2015
A proven winner triumphs in the Lower Village in the Kennebunks.






September 2015
Terlingua Brings lots of Latin flair to the hipster end of Washington Avenue<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
                <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_" addthis:url='http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2015/08/terlingua/' addthis:title='Terlingua' >
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_1"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_2"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_3"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_4"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_compact"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_counter addthis_bubble_style"></a>
                </div>

Terlingua

September 2015
Terlingua Brings lots of Latin flair to the hipster end of Washington Avenue






July/August 2015
EVOlutionary
A glass palace in the Old Port finds magic in the flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean. 
Viewed from the street, Evo seems like a small corner of Portland’s Hyatt Place Hotel,…<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
                <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_" addthis:url='http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2015/07/evo/' addthis:title='Evo' >
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_1"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_2"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_3"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_4"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_compact"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_counter addthis_bubble_style"></a>
                </div>

Evo

July/August 2015
EVOlutionary
A glass palace in the Old Port finds magic in the flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean.
Viewed from the street, Evo seems like a small corner of Portland’s Hyatt Place Hotel,…






Summerguide 2015
The Boathouse Bistro Tapas Bar & Restaurant in Boothbay Harbor is neither a typical bistro nor a tapas bar. For one thing, the menu lists more than 80 dishes. Prices are modest to…<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
                <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_" addthis:url='http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2015/06/boathouse-bistro-tapas-bar-restaurant/' addthis:title='Boathouse Bistro Tapas Bar & Restaurant' >
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_1"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_2"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_3"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_4"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_compact"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_counter addthis_bubble_style"></a>
                </div>

Boathouse Bistro Tapas Bar & Restaurant

Summerguide 2015
The Boathouse Bistro Tapas Bar & Restaurant in Boothbay Harbor is neither a typical bistro nor a tapas bar. For one thing, the menu lists more than 80 dishes. Prices are modest to…






May 2015
Another Bayside winner near the Post Office.
Snappy new Isa boasts original metal ceilings, gorgeous wainscoting, and classic black and white mosaic tile floors. Thirsty for a deal as well as an…<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
                <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_" addthis:url='http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2015/04/isa/' addthis:title='Isa' >
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_1"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_2"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_3"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_4"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_compact"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_counter addthis_bubble_style"></a>
                </div>

Isa

May 2015
Another Bayside winner near the Post Office.
Snappy new Isa boasts original metal ceilings, gorgeous wainscoting, and classic black and white mosaic tile floors. Thirsty for a deal as well as an…






April 2015
Marriott treats with distant shores, transpontine allure. 
With 300 seats, extraordinary TIQA in the new Marriott Hotel on Commercial Street has just sailed into port with an exotic…<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
                <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_" addthis:url='http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2015/03/tiqa/' addthis:title='Tiqa' >
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_1"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_2"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_3"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_4"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_compact"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_counter addthis_bubble_style"></a>
                </div>

Tiqa

April 2015
Marriott treats with distant shores, transpontine allure.
With 300 seats, extraordinary TIQA in the new Marriott Hotel on Commercial Street has just sailed into port with an exotic…






February 2015
<em>Bonheur </em>on Wharf Street
Follow the cobblestones to the city <em>crêperie.</em>
Wharf Street in Portland is magical on this night as we cross the cobblestones, casting…<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
                <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_" addthis:url='http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2015/02/the-merry-table/' addthis:title='The Merry Table' >
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_1"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_2"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_3"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_4"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_compact"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_counter addthis_bubble_style"></a>
                </div>

The Merry Table

February 2015
Bonheur on Wharf Street
Follow the cobblestones to the city crêperie.
Wharf Street in Portland is magical on this night as we cross the cobblestones, casting…






Winterguide 2015
Tidal Wave
Ebb & Flow brings a rush of Mediterranean excitement to Commercial Street.
We’re seated in a gorgeous, minimally appointed dining room boasting floor-to-ceiling…<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
                <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_" addthis:url='http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2014/12/ebb-flow/' addthis:title='Ebb & Flow' >
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_1"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_2"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_3"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_4"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_compact"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_counter addthis_bubble_style"></a>
                </div>

Ebb & Flow

Winterguide 2015
Tidal Wave
Ebb & Flow brings a rush of Mediterranean excitement to Commercial Street.
We’re seated in a gorgeous, minimally appointed dining room boasting floor-to-ceiling…






December 2014 West End Enchantment Portland’s stylish new dumpling palace has its own lucky dragon. Review by Diane Hudson We rush through the spitting snow and gusty winds into Bao […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

Bao Bao

December 2014 West End Enchantment Portland’s stylish new dumpling palace has its own lucky dragon. Review by Diane Hudson We rush through the spitting snow and gusty winds into Bao […]

November 2014 | view this story as a .pdf Hitting the Spot Freeport’s cozy Broad Arrow Tavern refreshes the classics with the best local ingredients Review by Diane Hudson We’ve […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

Broad Arrow Tavern

November 2014 | view this story as a .pdf Hitting the Spot Freeport’s cozy Broad Arrow Tavern refreshes the classics with the best local ingredients Review by Diane Hudson We’ve […]

October 2014 Maine Mediterranean A Brunswick hot spot has a peasant soul. Review by Diane Hudson Trattoria Athena offers a unique blending of Italian and Greek cuisine, reflecting the heritage […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

Trattoria Athena

October 2014 Maine Mediterranean A Brunswick hot spot has a peasant soul. Review by Diane Hudson Trattoria Athena offers a unique blending of Italian and Greek cuisine, reflecting the heritage […]

September 2014
He's back!  Stephen Lanzalotta lights up the former Portland Public Market.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
                <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_" addthis:url='http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2014/08/slab/' addthis:title='Slab' >
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_1"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_2"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_3"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_4"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_compact"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_counter addthis_bubble_style"></a>
                </div>

Slab

September 2014
He’s back! Stephen Lanzalotta lights up the former Portland Public Market.






July/August 2014 Grill On The Hill Sparks fly at the East End’s newest hot spot. Review by Diane Hudson The open-sesame to Lolita is a simple metal door. Architect Lauren […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

Lolita

July/August 2014 Grill On The Hill Sparks fly at the East End’s newest hot spot. Review by Diane Hudson The open-sesame to Lolita is a simple metal door. Architect Lauren […]

Summerguide 2014 Wharf Street Wonderful Perfect plates meet clever cocktails at this instant legend. Review by Diane Hudson Some small plate menus can make you nostalgic for the good old […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

Central Provisions

Summerguide 2014 Wharf Street Wonderful Perfect plates meet clever cocktails at this instant legend. Review by Diane Hudson Some small plate menus can make you nostalgic for the good old […]

May 2014 Cape Porpoise, Southern Fried The Wayfarer is a down-home, delicious roadside tavern. review by Diane Hudson Having lived on Pier Road in Cape Porpoise for a year in […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

The Wayfarer

May 2014 Cape Porpoise, Southern Fried The Wayfarer is a down-home, delicious roadside tavern. review by Diane Hudson Having lived on Pier Road in Cape Porpoise for a year in […]

Falmouth Feast Orchid Thai–the newest bloom in Pom’s bouquet. Review by Diane Hudson High-concept cuisine at Pom Boobphachati’s Orchid Thai is redefining fine dining in Falmouth. During our recent visit, […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

Orchid Thai

Falmouth Feast Orchid Thai–the newest bloom in Pom’s bouquet. Review by Diane Hudson High-concept cuisine at Pom Boobphachati’s Orchid Thai is redefining fine dining in Falmouth. During our recent visit, […]

February/March 2014 River Dance Sleek & chic in K-port. Review by Diane Hudson Nestling into a private, sunlit nook at David’s KPT, we feel downright pampered in this modern space […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

David’s KPT

February/March 2014 River Dance Sleek & chic in K-port. Review by Diane Hudson Nestling into a private, sunlit nook at David’s KPT, we feel downright pampered in this modern space […]

Winterguide 2014 Eat, Ski, Love Sunday River’s cozy and hopping ski pub has a thing for Neapolitan pizza. Review by Diane Hudson Twenty five years ago, near the base of […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

Matterhorn Ski Bar, Sunday River

Winterguide 2014 Eat, Ski, Love Sunday River’s cozy and hopping ski pub has a thing for Neapolitan pizza. Review by Diane Hudson Twenty five years ago, near the base of […]

December 2013
Empire Chinese Kitchen infuses traditional dim sum with a bit of alt magic and Maine soul.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
                <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_" addthis:url='http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2013/11/empire-chinese-kitchen/' addthis:title='Empire Chinese Kitchen' >
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_1"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_2"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_3"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_4"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_compact"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_counter addthis_bubble_style"></a>
                </div>

Empire Chinese Kitchen

December 2013
Empire Chinese Kitchen infuses traditional dim sum with a bit of alt magic and Maine soul.






November 2013 By Diane Hudson Everything–from the ricotta to the lardo, the pasta, the sausages–is house-made, southern Italian… and favoloso. One-eleven Middle Street has undergone many restaurant reincarnations in 40 […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

Piccolo Delizioso

November 2013 By Diane Hudson Everything–from the ricotta to the lardo, the pasta, the sausages–is house-made, southern Italian… and favoloso. One-eleven Middle Street has undergone many restaurant reincarnations in 40 […]

Boone’s – A Room With a View Review by Colin W. Sargent Boone’s in the Old Port continues to deliver the goods. Boone’s Restaurant opened in 1898, in the heart […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

Boone’s Fish House and Oyster Room

Boone’s – A Room With a View Review by Colin W. Sargent Boone’s in the Old Port continues to deliver the goods. Boone’s Restaurant opened in 1898, in the heart […]

September 2013 Art of the Meal Review by Diane Hudson Try a sensuous stop at the museum cafe Blockbuster art exhibits can make you hungry! The PMA Café, managed by […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

Portland Museum of Art’s PMA Café

September 2013 Art of the Meal Review by Diane Hudson Try a sensuous stop at the museum cafe Blockbuster art exhibits can make you hungry! The PMA Café, managed by […]

July/August 2013
Super-fresh seafood comes with a million-dollar view.<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
                <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_" addthis:url='http://www.portlandmonthly.com/portmag/2013/07/dolphin-restaurant/' addthis:title='Dolphin Restaurant' >
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_1"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_2"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_3"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_preferred_4"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_button_compact"></a>
                    <a class="addthis_counter addthis_bubble_style"></a>
                </div>

Dolphin Restaurant

July/August 2013
Super-fresh seafood comes with a million-dollar view.






Summerguide 2013 JP’s is the toast of Rosemont. By Diane Hudson Seating 46, including six at the bar and 16 alfresco, JP’s lights up a warm summer night with the […]<!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below --><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->

JP’s Bistro

Summerguide 2013 JP’s is the toast of Rosemont. By Diane Hudson Seating 46, including six at the bar and 16 alfresco, JP’s lights up a warm summer night with the […]