Dining Guide

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


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.


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.

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.


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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