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JP's Bistro

496 Woodford St, Portland, ME 04103-2461
+1 207-899-4224
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
496 Woodford St, Portland, ME 04103-2461
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We are local residents who dine in area restaurants frequently. Last night, we went to JP's Bistro to visit with friends. The food and service were good, but while we were finishing our after dinner beverages, a hostess approached us and told us that we'd...More

Thank jmpaul2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend & I went to dinner tonight at JPs without a reservation at 8pm. It was packed as always!! We were lucky to be seated right away at the bar. The woman behind the bar (wish id gotten her name) was so fantastic! Explained...More

Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 27 October 2017

I went here in October with my boyfriend and aunt and uncle. For apps they got the Short Rib Ravioli Four pan seared jumbo cheese ravioli topped with braised short rib jus and gorgonzola cheese The meat was SO flavorful and delicious and the jus...More

Thank KRiSTeN R
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Tucked away in a little strip of stores, you wouldn’t see it except for the lit “open” sign. It’s very small inside, and we’re glad we made reservations because there is no standing room. Their wine selection is pretty good, with their house Chianti pairing...More

Thank Fenuzio
Reviewed 21 October 2017

We decided upon JP's at the last minute and were surprised that they were able to give us a table for 4... albeit at 4:30pm on a Saturday... but we took it without argument. They had a ample choice of specialized cocktails to choose from...More

Thank Amberjack03
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

It would never occur to me to put pistachios with mussels, but this chef did and the result was incredible.The scallops were perfectly seared. I would consider spending every meal here but we only have two days and we want to try different places. I...More

Thank Maral F
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We love JP's Bistro. We visit family in Portland and each time we come to the restaurant. The place is very small and noisy, but the food and service are fantastic. Every dish we have had is amazing. The crab stuffed mushrooms are the best...More

1  Thank unlevin
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We joined 2 friends (who had been here before) for what we hoped would be an excellent, fun, and memorable evening of great food, drinks, service, and fellowship. WOW!!! This is The Place. Numerous evening specials, fine wines, excellent staff. We had 4 different dishes...More

Thank Wil D
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

I am inlove with JPs - and realize that by writing a review I risk contributing to its growing popularity. But- these guys deserve every bit of credit for consistently serving excellent plates of delicious and unique food- along with unique cocktails. They cook scallops...More

1  Thank Katie H
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Wow-JP you did it again. You feed us the best italian meal we had in Portland and wish your restaurant was somewhat larger. your food and selection is amazing. Parking is a slight issue, but you always come through with excellent food.

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 496 Woodford St, Portland, ME 04103-2461
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-899-4224
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