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JP's Bistro

496 Woodford St, Portland, ME 04103-2461
+1 207-899-4224
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mud pie” (4 reviews)
“scallops” (15 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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496 Woodford St, Portland, ME 04103-2461
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11 - 20 of 149 reviews

Reviewed 21 October 2017 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
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I relocated to Maine about two years ago from Providence. In my old neighborhood I had about three restaurants/bistros that were on heavy rotation and I was excited to find my Portland haunts. While Portland is the mecca from many great eats, JP's easily tops...More

2  Thank olivierolivieraa
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Three couples visited on a Friday night at 6:00 (make reservations). A real neighborhood gem - you can tell that those dining that night love the place, and we soon found out why. Teri, a server who has been with JP's for 8 years, was...More

Thank Lewiston_MEDoogie
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We just heard about JP's. Not sure what rock I was under, this place was incredible. They have an amazing amount of choices for a small restaurant. Everything our party had tasted amazing. The scallop marsala was delicious. I can't wait to go back.

Thank Randy939
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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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