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Thistles Restaurant - CLOSED

175 Exchange St, Ste 26, Bangor, ME 04401-6537
+1 207-945-5480
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Restaurant Hours
All hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Argentinian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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175 Exchange St, Ste 26, Bangor, ME 04401-6537
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1 - 10 of 162 reviews

Reviewed 20 February 2017

My wife and I decided to visit Bangor and attend a play at the Penobscot Theatre on Friday 2/17. My wife was excited to try Thistles based upon personal recommendations from some co-workers. We made a reservation for 6 pm with enough time to attend...More

1  Thank 984nathang
Reviewed 1 February 2017

One of the best in Bangor. Food was superbly prepared by the Chef. The waitstaff, very professional. Atmosphere was very elegant and we enjoyed the soft music and the fact that it wasn't too loud like most places are these days. We'll definitely go again...More

Thank Roccfroluke
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I had a group of people that I wanted to offer a thank you gesture. I thought going out to dinner and having an evening of relaxation would be a great way to do it. I really only considered one venue…Thistles. Time and time again,...More

Thank PaulS98
Reviewed 24 October 2016

My wife and I traveled to Maine for our annisvesary trip and my wife found this place online. The atomsphere was very good and the decor. There was music playing by a 3 piece group and they were really good. Jeremy our waiter was outstanding...More

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Spin entering this restaurant I asked the hostess where the restrooms were and they sent me down this long dark hallway to this disgusting bathroom, no TP, just gross. That was the first sign. After being there for a half hour they finally came around...More

Thank Tamster1958
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Although Thistles is tucked away off the street, it is well worth a visit. The service was excellent, the location is quiet and romantic, and the food is excellent! We started with the queso fresco with guava sauce which is fantastic. Husband had the Wiener...More

Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Thistles- delicious dinner, live music, stylish atmosphere and very friendly server. We are overdue for a return visit!

Thank nativemainers
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Tonight Paula and I had another delicious meal at Thistles. The superb customer service starts immediately as one enters and continues until one leaves. The menu has so many enticing options that it is difficult to make a decision. And then there are the specials....More

Thank DonHBangor_Maine
Reviewed 3 August 2016

My partner and I were celebrating an anniversary and decided to go back to the place of our first official date. What a great choice we made. We had enjoyed Thistles on our first visit a year ago and this visit confirmed our first impression....More

Thank dissatisfied307
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

The hostess was nice and sweet. The live jazz music made the atmosphere. The waitress was helpful and sweet.......My rack of lamb was OK ,but over done in spots. My wife's Pesto seafood was made by a mad chef. I only say this because he...More

Thank Kevin J
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 Exchange St, Ste 26, Bangor, ME 04401-6537
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bangor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-945-5480
  • E-mail
Description
For more than twelve years Thistles has been Bangor's premier international restaurant.

Located on Downtown Exchange Street in the Queen City, our restaurant has always possesed a special ambience but the newly completed rejuvenation in gorgeous modern decor makes us an even more special place to enjoy fine dining. Owned and operated by The Rave family, Thistles provides one of the best dining experiences in town.

At Thistles you will be introduced to a superb menu of cuisine that is truly global. Chef Alejandro's culinary talents include the ability to prepare gourmet ethnic dishes from around the world. Great recipes from Argentina, Colombia and other Latin American countries, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain are all part of his repertoire of culinary delights.

What are you waiting for? An international dining treat awaits all at THISTLES!