Restaurants

207.699.4466

123 Washington Ave. Portland, ME

: $$$$

Massachusetts-based Island Creek Oysters opened this streamlined fish market/raw bar in the late summer of 2017. Choose from a selection of oysters, tinned fish, caviar, beer, wine,… Read more »

207.805.0444

68 Commercial St. Portland, ME

: $$$$

This seafood-with-view establishment from the unbeatable team of Dana Street and Sam Hayward is as close to Portland’s working waterfront as you can get. With chef Frederic… Read more »

207.835.0991

428 Forest Ave. Portland, ME

: $$$$

Fans of Jewish deli food rejoiced when Rose Foods opened its doors last summer. Chef-owner Chad Conley (of Palace Diner fame), continues to convert skeptics with his… Read more »

207.761.1611

767 Congress St. Portland, ME

: $$$$

The 21st-century reincarnation of the old Roma Cafe is sleek and relaxed, with no white tablecloths or guests in fancy dress. Chef Anders Tallberg’s Italian dishes are… Read more »

207.761.4446

72 Commercial St. Portland, ME

: $$$$

With a recent renovation of the second floor, RíRá has seriously improved its dining scene. The big space sports stylish seating and an inviting fireplace, plus a… Read more »

207.774.2972

41 Middle St. Portland, ME

: $$$$

For over a decade, chef Kevin Quiet has been cooking traditional Italian fare filtered through a Maine lens. He uses local seafood and other ingredients to create… Read more »

207.774.3500

470 Fore Street Portland, ME

: $$$$

Simple, authentic, and delicious, Paciarino is the Old Port’s beacon for fresh handmade pasta, including delicate ravioli and a meltingly luscious lasagna. With a mission to “concentrate… Read more »

207.536.1395

1706 Forest Ave. Portland, ME

: $$$$

All the meats at what co-owner Ryan Carey calls his “fast-casual barbecue place” are smoked out back in three industrial wood-fired smokers. The chopped pork, brisket, pastrami,… Read more »

207.747.5045

211 Danforth St. Portland, ME

: $$$$

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 »