We traveled to Portland Maine to enjoy the leaves and lobster. Upon arrival at 5:30, the happy hour was in full swing in the bar but the dining room only had one other diner. That should have been a sign that this place is not too popular.
We had a great server. She was pleasant and helpful.
The atmosphere was not so great. Trying to enjoy dinner while the manager was busy loudly booking a baby shower brunch nearby was not pleasant. There's an old restaurant saying that staff should be seen but not heard. Hmm.
The sales presentation was completed and the manager moved to the bar where we could hear him telling stories to other guests. He is loud!
The $55 market price Lazy Lobster dinners arrived. The hot lobster meat was cold..The squash and the Brussel sprouts were not cooked tender and were too tough to cut.
Our server was great offering to bring us something else. We asked for more bread but passed on the veggies. We ate the lobster. I have had more tender lobster in Seattle.
There was no sign of the manager checking on meals. He continued to talk in the bar. I was waiting for him yo ask us about our meal as we departed. No such luck. The restaurant was still empty as we left at 6:30.
High prices, poor food, a loud manager, and a great server. That's what you get at The Old Port Sea Grill.
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