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Blue Spoon

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89 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3603 (Merrill Street)
+1 207-773-1116
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 21:30
Sat 09:00 - 15:00
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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267 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2015

Five of us ate here recently and we all thought the food tasty, creative, and well-prepared. Service was funky, friendly and pleasantly funny. The wines and drinks were just right -- and the prices made for a great value. Parking is on the street.

Thank Paris-Cemeteries
Lynnfield, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2015

The food at this neighborhood gem is excellent. The wait staff are so helpful and provided us with recommendations for the rest of our weekend in Portland - thankfully they steered us away from the tourist traps.

Thank Gretchen G
Lincolnville, Maine
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2015

Whenever we go to Portland, We chose to eat in this little restaurant. We have never been disappointed. Their menu is diverse and always has a fish dish. In addition, they are very accommodating when it comes to such things as "vegetarian", "gluten free" etc..

Thank Mark L
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2015 via mobile

In Portland recently on business and met up with friends at the Blue Spoon. Had a very pleasant experience. Service was quick and very pleasant. Food was very good. It was nice that there was the ability to pick portion size on some dishes. Would certainly go again.

Thank Leslie A
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2015 via mobile

First visit, found the chicken over cooked and the sourdough bread extremely dry. Disappointing visit.

Thank Michael B
Waldoboro, Maine
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2015

We enjoyed dinner last night at Blue Spoon - I found out about this restaurant after reading numerous reviews. I'm glad we chose this place and I'm glad we made a reservation. The restaurant is small and cozy. Our server was lovely - attentive but not overbearing. We ordered two of the tapas - a bleu cheese spinach dish and... More 

Thank midcoastfoodlover
Falmouth, Maine
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2015

The atmosphere was cozy, friendly, and casually-sophisticated. The server was terrific, the food was delicious including the tapas/starters, kale salad, and entrees --- all were very good. I gave this review 4 stars only because they have a limited bar selection, perhaps due to size. We'll be back.

Thank Lauren S
Readington, New Jersey
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117 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2014 via mobile

I RARELY give 5 stars, but... We went tonight, our little family of 4 and our experience was so great, I got right on to review them right away. First, the restaurant is tiny, but having lived in the NYC metro area 14+ years, I can say it reminds me of those little out of the way places you tumble... More 

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2014

It is a great idea using fresh what you get from the farmers. They tried too hard, where everything had to be over the top. There should of been something simple even if it is a a fresh salad. The only salad was over the top with huge chunks of blue cheese. The squash spicy sausage soup no one in... More 

Thank Karen W
Portland, Maine
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2014

Been going here for years and have never been unhappy with the food or service. Dishes are beautiful and simply prepared and very unique in combination. Their grilled cheese -with taleggio apricot preserves and arugula is heavenly as are the mussels, the burger and the grilled skirt steak salad. I love the emphasis on local food and produce and always... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 89 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3603
    (Merrill Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-773-1116

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