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89 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3603 (Merrill Street)
+1 207-773-1116
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16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
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Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 21:30
Sat 09:00 - 15:00
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Lincolnville, Maine
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015

Whenever we go to Portland, We chose to eat in this little restaurant. We have never been disappointed. Their menu is diverse and always has a fish dish. In addition, they are very accommodating when it comes to such things as "vegetarian", "gluten free" etc..

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Thank Mark L
Maine
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015 via mobile

In Portland recently on business and met up with friends at the Blue Spoon. Had a very pleasant experience. Service was quick and very pleasant. Food was very good. It was nice that there was the ability to pick portion size on some dishes. Would certainly go again.

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Thank Leslie A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2015 via mobile

First visit, found the chicken over cooked and the sourdough bread extremely dry. Disappointing visit.

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Waldoboro, Maine
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2015

We enjoyed dinner last night at Blue Spoon - I found out about this restaurant after reading numerous reviews. I'm glad we chose this place and I'm glad we made a reservation. The restaurant is small and cozy. Our server was lovely - attentive but not overbearing. We ordered two of the tapas - a bleu cheese spinach dish and... More 

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Falmouth, Maine
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

The atmosphere was cozy, friendly, and casually-sophisticated. The server was terrific, the food was delicious including the tapas/starters, kale salad, and entrees --- all were very good. I gave this review 4 stars only because they have a limited bar selection, perhaps due to size. We'll be back.

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Thank Lauren S
Readington, New Jersey
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111 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2014 via mobile

I RARELY give 5 stars, but... We went tonight, our little family of 4 and our experience was so great, I got right on to review them right away. First, the restaurant is tiny, but having lived in the NYC metro area 14+ years, I can say it reminds me of those little out of the way places you tumble... More 

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2014

It is a great idea using fresh what you get from the farmers. They tried too hard, where everything had to be over the top. There should of been something simple even if it is a a fresh salad. The only salad was over the top with huge chunks of blue cheese. The squash spicy sausage soup no one in... More 

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Thank Karen W
Portland, Maine
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2014

Been going here for years and have never been unhappy with the food or service. Dishes are beautiful and simply prepared and very unique in combination. Their grilled cheese -with taleggio apricot preserves and arugula is heavenly as are the mussels, the burger and the grilled skirt steak salad. I love the emphasis on local food and produce and always... More 

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Thank hiportland125
Bar Harbor, Maine
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2014

I ate at this great little gem tonight for about the fifth time. It has never failed to delight. In this city of great little restaurants this one stands out. There are several marks of a really good restaurant for me. The first of course is the food. Without that, nothing else matters. Blue Spoon never disappoints. The wild mushroom... More 

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Portland, Maine
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2014

Food here can't be beat 99% of the time. There appears to have been a major change in wait staff from the bar to the table servers however, and it was not for the better. Earlier this month we experienced a two hour dinner, and the place was not even full. Long waits at every point, not even the bread... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
Saturday
16:30 - 21:30
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 89 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3603
    (Merrill Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-773-1116

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