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27 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101-2810
+1 207-774-1740
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible17%
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“potatoes” (4 reviews)
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27 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101-2810
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Three of us ate here on a Saturday night. The food was fine, though over-priced. But two things bothered us and ruined our evening. One was the music. For the first hour or so, there was mellow background music, not at all intrusive. Then all...More

Thank Trustee67
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a drink based on a recommendation on an early Friday afternoon/evening. While we will usually have a draft beer/wine, we looked at the cocktail menu again based on recommendation. Had some type of special blueberry martini. It was very good. Wife...More

Thank shem01
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We should have known when we cod get a reservation at the time we wanted when nothing else was available that something was going to be wrong! This was probably our fourth visit over the years and the service has always been slow. Tonight the...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Katahdin has been around for many years in this foodie city. I used to frequent them when they were located on the corner of High and Spring Streets. That was way back when they were affordable and offered a nightly "blue plate special." Those days...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Terrific meal tonight (2/20) for all four of us. Our server Matt was upbeat and entertaining from the beginning; the cocktails were delicious! The "side car" addition to our drinks was a happy surprise! Then the tomato soup...heavenly! The salad greens were delicious, too. Our...More

Thank Jen M
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

Pros: Setting is warm, nicely lit, and inviting with an interesting layout and an appealing bar. Servers were friendly, knowledgable, and had good timing. Excellent cocktail, good wine from an interesting, varied list. Great warm focaccia; excellent fries that were crisp on the outside, soft...More

Thank marthaespencer
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

It was a great evening. We had a wonderfully patient server who recommended a great bottle of wine. The meals were very good all around. I found the prices to be a little high but not ridiculous The thing I loved the most.was the most...More

Thank SPlum B
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

After a 10 yr absence, and having visited their previous location, I found it to be a very welcomed familiar, yet new experience! Food is amazing, cocktails are fantastic...made my move back even better! My friends that joined me said that is made moving to...More

Thank rartonJ
Reviewed 5 May 2015

One of Portland's best is sadly now one of it's least consistent restaurants. Out of the past 5 or 6 visits over the past 4 years it's been sad to watch it's decline.

Thank Terje C
Reviewed 17 March 2015

My husband and I made reservations for dinner after a late afternoon viewing of a play at the Portland Stage Company. We chose the restaurant for its convenience to the theater. Also, we had viewed the restaurant's web site. The restaurant has a nice ambiance...More

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Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101-2810
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-774-1740
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