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Artemisia Cafe

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61 Pleasant St, Portland, ME 04101-3951
+1 207-761-0135
11:00 - 14:00
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Wed - Sat 17:00 - 20:30
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 14:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stumbled across Artemisia Cafe and was wonderfully surprised. It is unique as the group handling dinner is different from the group preparing breakfast, brunch and lunch. I found the dinner on par with any restaurant in Portland and the staff is attentive. It has a genuine bistro feel as shown through its focused menu and interesting yet small wine... More 

Thank Cal S
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here off of a recommendation and it was worth it! We had a group of 7 so it took them 15 minutes to clean off an empty table to seat us, but not too bad to wait. They offer great brunch drinks and a decent menu, somewhat limited but a good selection. They were willing to make adjustments... More 

Thank Jenny L
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The reviews are true! One of a kind place! Absolutely loved the homey down to earth feeling this restaurant gave me. I had the kiebalsa hash, and my husband had the frittata. Very delicious and perfect portion size. Definetly would recommend, and will be returning!

Thank Elizabeth V
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I was looking for a quick meal before going to a performance and found this place via Yelp. The atmosphere was very welcoming and the waitress was very helpful. I was early so there were few people in the restaurant. I had an absolutely perfect wild mushroom ravioli with a very nice glass of Gigondas. The following day I found... More 

Thank PaulDresher
Portland, Maine
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We went to this restaurant for brunch. Food was ok but pricey. I wanted to alert anyone with children that this is not the place for you. My son 6 was simply talking and the owner came out and told us this probably not the place to eat with him. Will never go back

Thank ja3201161
Portland, Maine
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

So this spot had great ratings, looked like "locally grown" , Portland spot. The parking was awful. It's Portland. Greeting was warm, I was here for early lunch. Nice booth, sunny. Menu selections were few; OK! expecting great! Not so, the local hospital cafeteria had the same salad , minus the green goddess dressing, which I asked for on the... More 

New Jersey
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This low key local cafe is slightly off the tourist path. The dinner menu offers a nice variety of interesting choices for each course. My husband and I shared the chopped salad. I had the halibut served with a delectable vegetable risotto. The presentation was Instagram worthy. My husband ordered the chicken saltimboca which was probably the best version of... More 

1 Thank BarHarborMama
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

This place is hidden on a quiet side street in downtown Portland. But man, I'm glad I found it. Its a small restaurant with pretty minimalistic décor, not very fancy at first glance, but the friendly service and amazing food make it well worth the visit. I was offered a tasty amuse bouche initially accompanied by fresh bread. I ordered... More 

1 Thank donnalee83
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

If you can find a place to park, the walk is well worth it. Food is really good, service was excellent, and really nice atmosphere. Worth the walk.

1 Thank Paul C
Portland, Maine
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Artemisia remains one of Portland's best kept secrets. The food is always amazing. It is not quick-- the point is to savor the meal, the flavors, and your company. But always worth the trip. This time, we had a group of six who ate across the appetizers menu with joy.

1 Thank Angel B

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$26
American, Italian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Pleasant St, Portland, ME 04101-3951
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-761-0135
Small neighborhood spot where you can enjoy a nice quiet meal with friends.
Now serving dinner Wednesday- Saturday night.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?