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Blue Spoon

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89 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3603 (Merrill Street)
+1 207-773-1116
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 21:30
Sat 09:00 - 15:00
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Falmouth, Maine
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In this foodie town, with so many restaurants to choose from, The Blue Spoon is at the top of my list. The atmosphere is cozy and romantic. The service is friendly and the food never disappoints. My goal is to eventually live close enough to walk there😊

Thank Mary B
Hampton, NH
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Blue Spoon was recommended by Victoria, the proprietress at the West End Inn, and she made the reservations for us early in the week to make sure we could get in. It is a small place, a little off the beaten path, but we are so glad that we followed Victoria's advice! The scallops on the starter menu were absolutely... More 

Thank C F
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This was our first time here. It had been recommended years ago before we moved here. We wish we had been sooner! The happy hour wine selections were the best I have had at any foodie restaurant in Portland. The red was incredible. At first we were disappointed by the menu because only ONE of the entrees didn't have meat... More 

Thank TravelForDummies
Portland, Maine
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72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This restaurant is at the top of Portland's rapidly gentrifying Munjoy Hill. It's a small place with an eclectic menu of dishes that you won't find anywhere else in Portland. The wait staff is exceptionally knowledgeable about the menu, attentive, courteous, and provides quality service. I'm a cheap skate and found the lunch entrée prices to be a little more... More 

Thank pwdt
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Very small space, inside seating probably 50 people max. It does have outside seating, but call ahead for reservations. Decent local beer selection, and good but not great food for the price.

Thank pipercam
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245 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

As noted in other reviews this is a small neighborhood restaurant. I had two small plates - the mussles and the daily ragu pasta and they were more than enough. My wife had the pressed chicken (really a large portion - we could have shared). Foof all well prepared and tasty. Our bottle of Pino Grigio was well priced and... More 

Thank Mike G
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

A bit of a walk from the port. Blue Spoon is in the East End neighborhood. Smallish place, somewhat limited choices, and well prepared. Seafood stew with mussels was unique and toothsome. Others had Hake which was also very good. My big memory will be the Bissel Bros. Lux rye ale they had on tap.

Thank sneff222
Rochester, NY
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757 reviews
440 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

This very small restaurant on Congress serves up some very good food. Given the size of this space a reservation is a must. Everyone's meals were great - from the crostini with the awesome bacon to the very moist and flavorful brick pressed chicken to the flaky hake. The waitress was very professional and she kept things moving in an... More 

Thank Fondue4two
Portland, Maine
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Worst meal I have had in years!!! Mushroom app is salty, sloppy, we had to ask for bread to even try to eat it. Blue cheese toast, messy, scallops, 3 medium sized for $13, tasted fishy, mussels were the worst, in water, no broth, no flavor. Food is slow, staff show no teamwork, several times servers walked past our table... More 

Thank Eastendchic
Gorham, Maine
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112 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

The Blue Spoon is located just up the street from the Eastern Promenade. The food quality is outstanding. Service is very professional. The Owner is extremely personable and enjoys interacting with his clients. Parking is on the street and is at a premium near the restaurant. There is a sit-down bar with less than a half-dozen stools. Tables are mixed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 89 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3603
    (Merrill Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-773-1116

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?