Restaurant Reviews

Scales, Portland


Even before construction started, Scales was one of the most talked about restaurants in town. Everyone wanted to know how two Portland legends, restaurateur Dana Street and chef Sam Hayward, could possibly top their wildly successful prior endeavors

Union Restaurant, Portland


Chef Josh Berry’s vision is to give diners a grand tour of the best Maine has to offer – albeit an exotic detour or two along the way. Read our review of Union.

Vena's Fizz House, Portland

Vena’s Fizz House

Vena’s has a relaxing, nostalgic atmosphere, with eclectic fixtures, exposed brick walls, an extensive collection of vintage bar and glassware, and an astonishing display of cocktail enhancers, including more than 170 kinds of bitters.


Tempo Dulu

The Danforth Inn’s restaurant, Tempo Dulu, features the cuisine of Southeast Asia — Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and predominantly Indonesia. Read our review of Tempo Dulu, including online extras.

Maine Restaurant, Boynton-McKay, Camden


Brian Beggarly and his wife, Molly Eddy, purchased Camden’s popular breakfast and lunch spot, Boynton-McKay Food Co., a year-and-a-half ago. See how they’re putting their own stamp on this beloved small-town institution.

Maine Restaurants, Mill 67, Sanford

Mill 67

The menu at Mill 67 is heavy on the comfort food of Jim Paquette’s Franco-American heritage. On a recent visit, duck poutine was an irresistible appetizer special. Read our review of his gorgeous new restaurant in the Sanford Mill.