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The Corner Room Kitchen & Bar

110 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5003
+1 207-879-4747
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (32 reviews)
“pasta” (57 reviews)
“antipasti” (16 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
110 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5003
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The homemade pasta was a standout. We ordered the linguine with squid, mussels, scallops, Chorizo cooked in a saffron tomato sauce We also ordered the cast iron chicken served with a lemon-caper butter, sautéed spinach and Parmesan polenta. The dish was delicious but very rich....More

Thank Joel E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great lunch here, shared the antipasto plate and the beef carpaccio along with some delicious rose. Everything was superb, super friendly staff, just great all around. It is clear why this restaurant gets such great reviews! I will definitely be going back. Highly...More

Thank Susesuse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for a late snack on the way back to the hotel and ordered a pie with mushrooms. Came out burnt all around the crust and so watery in the middle that we couldn't even slice it up. It was just so unappealing we...More

Thank Cindi1877
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I called 2 months in advance to make reseevations but was told they only made them 1 month out. So I waited a month only to be told the only time left for that Saturday was 8:30pm. I took it and it ended up working...More

Thank Corinn C
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Food was great. The staff was helpful and service oriented. The two pasta dishes (spaghetti and meatballs and parpadelle with mushrooms) had rich and well balanced flavors and were just the right portion so as to not slow down the rest of our visit. Only...More

Thank Ana M. B
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Stopped in before a show a Merill Fount a seat at the bar. 2 gin & tonics and a 12" Marg. pizza that I can only describe as bland $37.00 not counting the tip. Nikko. my bartender was quite professional and attentive. but not 40...More

Thank rcrideout
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Great spot for happy hour $3 wines and beers, free pizza and other apps. It is an Italian restaurant. I've had dinner her as well decent food and prices but not over the top gourmet.

Thank CountyGirl81
Reviewed 16 May 2017

I would not recommend this place on account of the rude management. The food is fine, but not good enough to put up with the manager. I called for a reservation a full month in advance and explicitly stated there would be 15 young women...More

Thank Elizabeth K
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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Good food but The general manager Raj is the worst to deal with. He has trouble taking the reservation and finding the reservation. He is totally incompetent and very rude!!

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We recently traveled to Portland for a show at the Merrill and had a light meal at the Corner Room pre-show. Service was outstanding as was the food!

Thank mcallan1086
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do you serve veal parm?
26 March 2017|
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Response from mrsincredible11 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, but I think a quick call to the restaurant would answer that.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 15:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5003
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-879-4747
  • E-mail
If you're looking for the best Italian restaurant in Portland, Me you have come to the right place! The Corner Room features affordable, Italian-inspired food that the whole family will enjoy.Chef Lee Harding has dedicated his life to bringing locally grown food back to the tables of Maine. With a friendly neighborhood feel and great prices, The Corner Room should be first on your list for an authentic Maine experience. Portland, ME is second only to San Francisco, CA in its dining establishments per capita. That means only one other city in the entire country has more restaurants to choose from for its amount of residents. When the competition is this fierce, award-winning restaurants, like The Corner Room, tend to stand apart from the crowd.The Corner Room was the third restaurant founded in Harding's "The Rooms" brand of eateries. Since 2009, the Corner Room has been featured in Many of Maine's top publications as a "Best Bet" for Portland Maine food.Open seven days a week, The Corner Room offers brunch, lunch and dinner selections with a wide selection of Italian wines, happy hour specials and food so good that you'll wonder why it's not double the price!Visit The Corner Room today and find out what you've been missing.
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