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88 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4232
+1 207-774-8538
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good16%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
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American, International, Fusion
88 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4232
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Portland has become a foodie city. Lots of competition. It's easy to eat well. Hugo's is one of the very best restaurants in the city, head and shoulders above most others. Its cuisine is innovative, imaginative, and draws extensively on local products. The quality of...More

Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Reviewed 6 days ago

About once a year, I'm lucky enough to have a truly superlative meal - one that is so perfect that I'm straining to find appropriate adjectives to do it justice. Last Monday, I had that kind of meal at Hugo's in Downtown Portland. This was...More

Thank nancyolah
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is sophisticated contemporary cuisine in a more casual setting with a bar and lots of bar seating and a few regular tables. There are appetizers, plates to share, and entrees as well as a tasting menu. We opted for the squash blossoms filled with...More

1  Thank Bi-coaster
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I eat out a lot, especially when we travel. Somehow Portland has become a foodie paradise, and the chefs are lining up to come and work here. We decided to give Hugo a spin. Yes you pay for bread and I'm certainly...More

1  Thank nancylarry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I saved up to have the Hugo's experience and what a disappointment. We are really not sure what the hype is. There are so many amazing and better restaurants in Portland at a fraction of the cost. All I can say is...More

1  Thank surfnbpt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decide: do you really want to go to a place that sells you bread and butter as a menu item for four dollars? What? Not me. You make your own choice. Look at the menu and decide if skate wing is worth $35 for an...More

Thank CharityClarity
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great drink selection...Hugo's is an institution and I'm sorry that we only went in for one drink. The bartendress was terrific and I enjoyed my Dark and Stormy. We'll be back.

Thank Kbelton1961
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The good... nice room, attentive staff, great selection of local beer. The bad.... overpriced, undersized entrees; two of the men in our party ordered burgers at the bar we went to after we left. This place is someone's idea of high concept... it has the...More

Thank Rosetwig
Reviewed 24 May 2017

My boyfriend and I were out celebrating a special occasion and decided to go with the blind tasting menu with wine pairing. This was a spectacular meal, each course was delicious with excellent wine pairings. The server was very knowledgeable and paced the meal perfectly....More

Thank OTNY
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This was our first visit to this place & we were not disappointed! Had heard good things about it. Our server, who was very friendly & helpful, made the night. Besides the food. He suggested the "blind tasting" which is 9 or 10 (not sure,...More

Thank Kenneth R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$150
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4232
    (Franklin Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-774-8538
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