Little Village Bistro
Chef Tony Bickford made a brilliant decision when he settled on his native Wiscasset as the home for his first independent venture, Little Village Bistro. See our review.
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
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.
Pine Point Grille, Scarborough
Pine Point Grille’s menu doesn’t overreach, with dishes like pappardelle, pizzas, and a standout roasted brussels sprouts app.
Canterbury Royale, Fort Fairfield
The Canterbury Royale website promises “a unique private dining experience offering the Menu of Kings.” Here's our review.
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.
Anju Noodle Bar, Kittery, Maine
Kittery’s bourgeoning, vibrant restaurant scene has been getting a lot of attention recently, and Anju is one more reason to check it out.
Vena's Fizz House, Portland
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.
MK Kitchen, Gorham, Maine, Restaurant
With blond wood floors, copper tabletops, sumptuous high-backed leather banquettes, and floor-to-ceiling windows, MK Kitchen has the look and feel of a modern brasserie.
Portland Pâtisserie - Portland Restaurants - Down East
The pastries, quiches, soups, and sandwiches at Portland Pâtisserie and Grand Café, in the Old Port, are well on their way to standing on their own, with authentic French underpinnings and just enough New World innovation to keep things interesting.
Maine Restaurant, Custom Deluxe, Down East Magazine
Approachable and affordable, with dishes culled from all corners of the world, Custom Deluxe is a reflection of Biddeford, a former mill town on the cusp of reinvention.
Maine Restaurant, Van Lloyd's Bistro, Damariscotta
Van Lloyd’s Bistro is the delightfully weird restaurant that Damariscotta deserves.