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JP's Bistro

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496 Woodford St, Portland, ME 04103-2461
+1 207-899-4224
04:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Wed 16:00 - 21:30
Thu - Sat 04:00 - 22:00
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South Portland, Maine
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466 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We were lucky to get a last minute reservation in this small restaurant in the Deering section of Portland. Very small inside, it has a great intimate feel. We enjoyed some wonderful wine and the bread was delicious. Trying to be good I ordered the pecan chicken versus pasta and though the chicken was good, the rice and vegetables were... More 

1 Thank Rhonda A
Cumberland Center, Maine
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 October 2016

JPs is small, but intimate. The food Italian based with daily specials and drinks. Excellent food and service! Recommend reservations

Thank craig k
Dallas, Texas
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120 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We have been returning here for the past 3 years on our annual trip to Portland,Maine. The restaurant is located in a neighborhood strip shopping center. The restaurant is tiny and the atmosphere casual. The owner JP, heads the small kitchen, and talked to my wife about the Pittsburgh, Steelers. Both are die hard fans. Our waitress, Terry, was very... More 

Thank Hidrfoot01
Gainesville, Florida
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117 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We got a recommendation on this restaurant and loved it! The ravioli with sliced short rib and gravy is something to salivate over as an appetizer. Entrees of seafood marinara and parmesan crusted haddock were also fantastic and thankfully we saved room for the dessert, which is just as good. Portland really is a foodie town, wish there was one... More 

Thank AlbertAlberta2012
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215 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

I was very impressed with everything about JP's. Went there with friends and we all agreed that the the service was tops and the food outstanding. My veal Marsala was the best I have ever had. I also tasted the eggplant Parmesan and stuffed haddock and love them both. JPs know how to put out terrific food in decent -sized... More 

Thank KaseyME
Portland, Maine
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Any one who puts any stock in this trip advisor rating system are fooling themselves, all the best restaurants outside the top 20? hah. JPs is the BEST restaurant in portland, and no I don't own it. Back Bay Grill?? VERY Good restaurant, Ive enjoyed it many times, but #1, please. Come to Portland and ask a local food about... More 

1 Thank scarter3962
Naples, Maine
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We ended up eating here on a whim. The restaurant we were planning to go to was full. The food and service were good. I can't say it was anything super special but above average. We had some specialty cocktails from the specials board which were also good. The only thing that would stop me from returning is how loud... More 

Thank FoodFan46
Cape Coral, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Always, always awesome. Have folliwed JP for years! This iteration is his best. Cozy atmosphere, food Always served HOT, friendly staff, great drinks. If he has the ingredients he'll make what you want. It is so nice to go to a restaurant where they take pride in their art.

Thank Rick C
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We stumbled on this cute little bistro. The food was amazing! Setting was small, but it added the the uniqueness. We will be back and will spread the word.

Thank Becky S
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

My husband and I were visiting the area and a friend told us about this restaurant. I called to make reservations and unfortunately no tables were available but we were told we could sit at the bar. From the moment we walked in we instantly felt like we made the right decision. A very friendly staff welcomed us and showed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?