Dining Guide

Discover great local restaurants within blocks of Merrill Auditorium. Many of our favorites offer online reservations.

Grace

15 Chestnut Street
Phone:  207.828.4422
Web:  www.restaurantgrace.com
Up to the minute cuisine in a beautifully restored historic cathedral adjacent to Merrill with a full service restaurant and bar perfect for before or after the show.
HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday, Bar opens 5PM, Dining 5PM-10:30PM.

The Corner Room

110 Exchange Street
Phone:  207.879.4747
Web:  www.hardingleesmith.com
Italian inspired, casual, affordable restaurant featuring housemade pastas, pizzas & a large all italian wine list.
HOURS: Dinner Monday-Friday 11:30AM-10PM; Saturday 5PM-10PM; Sunday 4PM-9PM. Late Night Menu Thursday-Saturday until 11PM. Happy Hour at the Bar Monday-Friday 4-6PM.

The Grill Room

84 Exchange Street
Phone:  207.774.2333
Website:  www.hardingleesmith.com
Serving local, naturally-raised wood grilled meats & fish.  Wood fired pizzas. Full bar. Outside patio.
HOURS: Lunch Monday-Saturday 11:30AM-2:30PM. Dinner Monday-Saturday 5PM-10PM; Sunday 5PM-9PM. Bar 10PM until closing, serving our light menu.

Sonny's

83 Exchange Street
Phone:  207.772.7774
Website:  www.sonnysportland.com
Local ingredients infused with the flavors of Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico and the Southwestern US.  Cocktails, American craft brews & wines of California, Oregon, Argentina & Chile.
HOURS: Dinner 7 days a week. Brunch weekends. Bar open nightly until 1:00AM.

White Cap Grille

164 Middle Street
Phone:  207.899.1881
Website:  www.whitecapgrille.com
Local beers, lively cocktails and contemporary cuisine using New England’s finest ingredients in a comfortably modern update to an historic setting.  Great food at moderate prices.
HOURS:  Full menu daily from 11:30am until after 10PM; happy hour prices on local beers, lively cocktails & awesome apps every weekday from 3-6PM and every night from 10PM until closing.

Cinque Terre Restorante

36 Wharf Street
Phone:  207.347.6154
Web:  www.cinqueterremaine.com
Offering authentic seasonal Italian ingredients & fine Italian wines for a memorable dining experience.
HOURS: Dinner Wednesday-Saturday beginning at 5:00PM; Sundays beginning at 4:00PM.

Vignola

10 Dana Street
Phone:  207.772.1330
Web:  www.vignolamaine.com
Italian inspired wine bar offering gourmet beer & delicious creative dishes.
HOURS: Dinner nightly beginning at 5:00PM. Lunch Thursday-Saturday beginning at 11:30AM.
Brunch Sundays beginning at 10:00AM.

Back Bay Grill

65 Portland Street
Phone:  207.772.8833
Web:  www.backbaygrill.com
Chef Larry Matthews delivers French, Asian & Italian inspired dishes with his own uniquely American touch.  Full bar.  Side street parking.
HOURS: Dinner Tuesday-Saturday 5:30 PM-9:30 PM.

 

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