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Artemisia Cafe

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61 Pleasant St, Portland, ME 04101-3951
+1 207-761-0135
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Wed - Sat 17:00 - 20:30
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 14:00
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Portland, Maine
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a surprise. Just up the hill from the Old Port, I've had wonderful lunches at Artemisia, but never dinner. Both of our meals were outstanding. We shared a colorful and flavorful beet salad, then I had a perfectly cooked hanger steak with dollops of blue cheese and fingerling potatoes while my partner had a winter tart and fried... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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119 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This quaint little Cafe offers a colorful brunch on weekends. The wait, however, is unusually long and the booths are very tight. The service, while friendly, did not stand out compared to similar establishments. At the end, when I ordered the check, I only received the credit card statement with the total amount shown, which seemed unusually high. After I... More 

Thank Muralto60
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84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our various benedicts were delish ($10). Good Bloody Marys ($7). Price is very right. We will go back.

Thank Pamela G
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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114 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was interesting to hear that this local feel good restaurant has been around for 17 years as a breakfast and lunch destination, and for the past 4 years dinner is also served and prepared by a different chef than at breakfast/lunch. The Kitchen was just renovated top bottom. Shortly after being seated we received on the house crudités: toast... More 

Thank RCS3rd
Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I stumbled across Artemisia Cafe and was wonderfully surprised. It is unique as the group handling dinner is different from the group preparing breakfast, brunch and lunch. I found the dinner on par with any restaurant in Portland and the staff is attentive. It has a genuine bistro feel as shown through its focused menu and interesting yet small wine... More 

Thank Cal S
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We came here off of a recommendation and it was worth it! We had a group of 7 so it took them 15 minutes to clean off an empty table to seat us, but not too bad to wait. They offer great brunch drinks and a decent menu, somewhat limited but a good selection. They were willing to make adjustments... More 

Thank Jenny L
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The reviews are true! One of a kind place! Absolutely loved the homey down to earth feeling this restaurant gave me. I had the kiebalsa hash, and my husband had the frittata. Very delicious and perfect portion size. Definetly would recommend, and will be returning!

Thank Elizabeth V
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I was looking for a quick meal before going to a performance and found this place via Yelp. The atmosphere was very welcoming and the waitress was very helpful. I was early so there were few people in the restaurant. I had an absolutely perfect wild mushroom ravioli with a very nice glass of Gigondas. The following day I found... More 

Thank PaulDresher
Portland, Maine
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We went to this restaurant for brunch. Food was ok but pricey. I wanted to alert anyone with children that this is not the place for you. My son 6 was simply talking and the owner came out and told us this probably not the place to eat with him. Will never go back

Thank ja3201161
Portland, Maine
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

So this spot had great ratings, looked like "locally grown" , Portland spot. The parking was awful. It's Portland. Greeting was warm, I was here for early lunch. Nice booth, sunny. Menu selections were few; OK! expecting great! Not so, the local hospital cafeteria had the same salad , minus the green goddess dressing, which I asked for on the... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 26
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Pleasant St, Portland, ME 04101-3951
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-761-0135
Small neighborhood spot where you can enjoy a nice quiet meal with friends.
Now serving dinner Wednesday- Saturday night.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?