The restaurant that first put Portland on the culinary map still remains one of the most popular dining destinations in the state. Chef and co-owner Sam Hayward goes to great lengths to secure the best ingredients on a daily basis, with professional and hospitable crews in the kitchen and the front of the house. Simple but beautifully cooked food is prepared in an entirely open kitchen featuring an impressive wood-fired oven, a well-seasoned turnspit, and a wine list driven by food pairings. If you can’t get a reservation, try the convivial bar.
The second act from Briana and Andrew Volk of Portland Hunt and Alpine Club, Little Giant has a similar Scandinavian look and a lighthearted vibe. The menu… Read more »
Isa (chef Isaul Perez’s nickname) has an eclectic and seasonally driven menu reflective of the chef’s background. Every dish displays close attention to detail and technique, from… Read more »
The trio behind Hugo’s—Arlin Smith, Andrew Taylor, and Mike Wiley—bring a wealth of experience and constant evolution to a name synonymous with refined dining. The beauty of… Read more »