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JP's Bistro

496 Woodford St, Portland, ME 04103-2461
+1 207-899-4224
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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4:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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496 Woodford St, Portland, ME 04103-2461
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here in October with my boyfriend and aunt and uncle. For apps they got the Short Rib Ravioli Four pan seared jumbo cheese ravioli topped with braised short rib jus and gorgonzola cheese The meat was SO flavorful and delicious and the jus...More

Thank KRiSTeN R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away in a little strip of stores, you wouldn’t see it except for the lit “open” sign. It’s very small inside, and we’re glad we made reservations because there is no standing room. Their wine selection is pretty good, with their house Chianti pairing...More

Thank Fenuzio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided upon JP's at the last minute and were surprised that they were able to give us a table for 4... albeit at 4:30pm on a Saturday... but we took it without argument. They had a ample choice of specialized cocktails to choose from...More

Thank Amberjack03
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It would never occur to me to put pistachios with mussels, but this chef did and the result was incredible.The scallops were perfectly seared. I would consider spending every meal here but we only have two days and we want to try different places. I...More

Thank Maral F
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We love JP's Bistro. We visit family in Portland and each time we come to the restaurant. The place is very small and noisy, but the food and service are fantastic. Every dish we have had is amazing. The crab stuffed mushrooms are the best...More

1  Thank unlevin
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We joined 2 friends (who had been here before) for what we hoped would be an excellent, fun, and memorable evening of great food, drinks, service, and fellowship. WOW!!! This is The Place. Numerous evening specials, fine wines, excellent staff. We had 4 different dishes...More

Thank Wil D
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

I am inlove with JPs - and realize that by writing a review I risk contributing to its growing popularity. But- these guys deserve every bit of credit for consistently serving excellent plates of delicious and unique food- along with unique cocktails. They cook scallops...More

1  Thank Katie H
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Wow-JP you did it again. You feed us the best italian meal we had in Portland and wish your restaurant was somewhat larger. your food and selection is amazing. Parking is a slight issue, but you always come through with excellent food.

Thank Trailerking
Reviewed 13 August 2017

My husband and I were passing through Portland travelling to and from Bar Harbour. The B&B where we stayed recommended JP's to us and we were delighted they did. The food was fantastic and the staff so pleasant and helpful it was one of the...More

Thank stronach01
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

I live in the neighborhood and don't get to come as often as I'd like (it's SO popular). But, I always bring in friends from out of town to one of the best restaurants in Portland. Love love love how willing the chef is to...More

Thank kelliec812
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 496 Woodford St, Portland, ME 04103-2461
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-899-4224
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