United States > Maine > Portland
nate2g (1016) Boomtown!, Australia | May 4, 2015
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
This place has fantastic food and pours six beers on tap all from Maine breweries. The duck fat fries are delicious as are the fantastic panini. Thereís no faulting the small taplist featuring Banded Horn, Bissell, Allagash, Oxbow, Bunker and Marshall Wharf. A really well thought out list of beers. Service was awesome from staff and their beer knowledge was impressive. Itís a popular eatery and small so prepare for lines during peak times. A nice treat but pricey but you do pay for quality here.
AirForceHops (157) Epping, New Hampshire | October 29, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Be prepared to wait up to an hour during lunch or Dinner because this place is no longer a hidden gem, the word has been out for a while. After my third visit I have to say it is just as great as the first time. Love the Belgian fries fried in Duck fat, the menu is a bit pricy but itís quality. The beer is focused on local Maine brews and cider but only five or six taps. If you have the time you should check it out.
fiveacestx (140) Texas | August 25, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
This place has good food but is *super small*! They actually have a sign at the door to send only one member of your party inside to get on the seating list. They had probably five beers on tap. Nice atmosphere and food but not much in the beer department, but what they had was decent.
AdamChandler (260) Enfield, New Hampshire | August 4, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Have had dinner and lunch at this place. Busy place, Iíve never had to wait for a seat. The food is top notch with a great beer selection. It is pricey but you get what you pay for. The poutine is the only weak part of the menu. everything else rocks.
kseecs16 (209) Naperville, Illinois | July 24, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
More of a food than a beer destination but the food was delicious, intersting and reasonably priced. Handful of beers and a cider on tap when I visited. A little too cramped and busy to be comfortable. Service was fast and friendly.
Tajmohol (3) Portland, Maine | July 8, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
I had a quick lunch here with my parents that had read about the placeís reviews on other sites. I sat at the bar and waited for my parents to arrive. Service was immediate and friendly. The place was packed for lunch and the bar was a bit crowded. My parents arrived and we were sat outside. The menu was small but they did have specials to accompany it. I had a Brussels sprout salad that was lightly drizzled with a champagne vinaigrette. My parents each chose a panini. The food was wonderful and a solid lunch. We drank local rising tide bottled beer. The bill was a but high for the portion size, but the experience was worth another visit.
Ernesto987 (104) Arizona | February 10, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Best food in portland. Amazing sandwiches, a few local beers on tap. A must go for food.
DuffMan (317) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | October 1, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great charcuterie-cafe with a few alfresco tables. As others have said, be prepared to wait, but it is indeed worth it. Limited menu of simple foods that are truly magnificent. Yes, the Belgian fries really are that good. We each tried a different sandwich, all weíre amazing. Have the donuts for desert-- delicious! Only a few taps, but super quality choices of rare regionals. Treated our kids with respect nd attentiveness-- the homemade sodas are outstanding. Go here is you love food and donít mind a limited but quality beer selection.
boto (63) Granby, Connecticut | September 2, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped here over the weekend for lunch. We had heard about the fries, and werenít disappointed. Other than Monkís in Philly, these are the best Belgian fries Iíve had. The rest of the menu was really decent. As the waiter said, they sell gourmet junk food. I had a pork belly pannini, which was made with some phenomenal bacon. The other items look equally good. Three beers on tap, and quite a few cans. Pretty much all were Maine craft beers. It is a very small place, so you may have to wait. It is worth it!
lachrymalisis (18) Pennsylvania | June 25, 2013| Updated October 11, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
To sum up in short: beyond incredible food, fresh, but few (6 total beers offered draft OR packaged) local beer selections (of which there are substantial offerings), and a bit cramped to really have a decent time.
Go for the food alone though, the beer is a bonus.
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