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JP's Bistro

496 Woodford St, Portland, ME 04103-2461
+1 207-899-4224
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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04:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Italian, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
496 Woodford St, Portland, ME 04103-2461
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Reviews (132)
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

JP (John) surely knows how to cook and present excellent dishes that come out very good and hot. His staff is very friendly and accommodating, and always with a smile

Thank Trailerking
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

A cozy, friendly restaurant, loud with happy chatter, that serves consistently delicious food, Jp's is my favorite Portland restaurant! I have eaten there frequently since moving to Portland two years ago. My husband and I have tried many dishes on the menu and have always...More

Thank Touristinmyownstate
Reviewed 16 July 2016

I'm a local who'd been hearing about this place for several years now and just never got around to checking it out until now. It's the kind of place that seems to fly under most folks' radar screen but once you try it, you know...More

Thank kmk415
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We have dined here several times.Elegant, cozy and friendly.. Food is delicious. Menu has many choices to fit everyone's tastes.We have never had a bad meal here.The wine excellent also.It is small ,reservation is recommended. Outside eating in summer..A jewel of a place

Thank katie31740827
Reviewed 22 June 2016

I've known about JP's for some time, but because I am car-less and it is ' off peninsula ' I hadn't gotten to go - until now; though it's accessible by METRO bus. Wow- WHY did I wait? This small, unpretentious restaurant serving great American...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 15 June 2016

The food at JPs Bistro is outstanding. Waiters/waitresses are professional and well-informed as to the daily menu. Reservations are necessary due to the small dining area. Parking is very limited out front. Dishes are varied and are posted on a large chalkboard in the dining...More

Thank tim3oleary47
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Very small restaurant, with a huge specialties board. Has something for everyone. Meats, pastas, seafood,.... Great food and attentive wait staff.

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 22 May 2016

If you are willing to put up with bad service and a crowded, noisy space the varied menu and quality of food is outstanding. On a recent visit we waited 25 minutes before we could convince someone to take our order, and then another 30...More

Thank Ron R
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visit Portland every couple of months to visit her mother. We attempted to goto Jp's in December but couldn't get in due to limited seating. This time up I made reservations which I suggest you do because the seating is limited....More

Thank MacLuvBeer
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Ethan was our waiter - friendly and helpful- attentive We had Shrimp w/ asparagus mushrooms, cherry tom in a white wine sauce w/ linguini - light delucious sauce w/ perfectly al dente vegetables ( medley of julienned carrots, yellow squash, zucchini... very fresh shrimp Started...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
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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