Dining

“Cauliflower 65,” fried cauliflower with chutneys.

Tulsi North

Unapologetic in its boldness and, in many dishes, its heat, Tulsi North is an unexpected and exciting addition to Wells’ restaurant scene.

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Coda

The menu features comfort foods reinvented with Maine ingredients, and it’s almost entirely composed of shared plates and tasting portions. Read about our visit to Coda in Southwest Harbor.

Brahma Grill

Brahma Grill

Brahma Grill is a classic American steakhouse fine-tuned to appeal to a broad clientele. See more from our recent visit.

Oxford House Inn

Oxford House Inn

Oxford House’s ambience hasn’t changed much since the inn opened in 1985, but the cuisine has. Jonathan and Natalie Spak, who bought the place in late 2007, offer contemporary American and Asian-influenced fare.

Toroso

Toroso

Toroso, Bard’s new Kennebunk restaurant, wears its Spanish inspiration proudly, from the legendary jamón ibérico on the Charcuteria y Queso portion of the menu to the bacalao and fideos — among the entrées.

Dining

Center Lovell Inn

It’s not surprising that Center Lovell Inn, a beautifully restored 1805 Georgian-style farmhouse in rural western Maine, induces a Zen-like serenity in those who visit.

Scales, Portland

Scales

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

Pig + Poet

Pig + Poet

The renovated Whitehall Inn, where poet Edna St. Vincent Millay was “discovered” in 1912, reopened with a splash last year with its new restaurant, Pig + Poet.