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The Vault Restaurant

) #1 of 19 Restaurants in Houlton $$ - $$$ American, ,
64 Main St, Houlton, ME 04730-2119
+1 207-532-2222
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (5 reviews)
“bruschetta” (2 reviews)
“cheesecake” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Grill, Contemporary
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Atmosphere
LOCATION
64 Main St, Houlton, ME 04730-2119
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1 - 10 of 47 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found the restaurant via Trip Advisor and made a quick drive by earlier in the afternoon. The outside will deceive you - it doesn't look like much and honestly the interior doesn't impress either... but that's were reality meets you head on in the...More

Thank OOU81inCLT
Kathryn H, Owner at The Vault Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you had such a great dining experience with us! We consider ourselves very fortunate to have such a fantastic team of servers -- Beth has been with the restaurant a long time, and her experience shows! Thanks for your kind words...and your business!

Reviewed 22 May 2017

Great restaurant! Very creative, great menu. Great atmosphere. Very friendly staff and owner!! A must try when in town or just passing through .

Thank Leslie R
Kathryn H, Owner at The Vault Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Leslie, thanks for taking the time to leave a review....we very much appreciate the kind words about your experience at The Vault! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Me and my husband showed up at the time that it opened at 5 p.m. we actually were able to get inside the. Bank Vault it was amazing! All the food that we got including the appetizers was amazing *we got bruschetta, meatballs, I got...More

Thank Megan T
Kathryn H, Owner at The Vault Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Welcome to Houlton, Megan! So glad that you enjoyed your meal with us...and had a little bit of luck the next day. We'll look forward to serving you again once you finalize your move!

Reviewed 3 May 2017

Based in an old bank building this restaurant has been surprising people for quite some time. Recently it changed hands and there was a bit of skepticism regarding how the new owners would fare while following the original act. They have created an equally unique...More

Thank Robert G
Kathryn H, Owner at The Vault Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thanks for sharing such a positive review...we did have a tough act to follow, and it's really rewarding to hear that we're succeeding, even as we make changes that make the restaurant "our own". We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 26 December 2016

Restaurant was very cozy and the food was creative and delicious. The restaurant itself was a bit on the small side.

Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you ever find yourself in Houlton, looking for a lovely dining experience, go to the Vault. The menu has something for everyone and they work to incorporate a few local vegetables on to the menu. It would be nice to see them start sourcing...More

Thank kathmandu94
Kathryn H, Owner at The Vault Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2016

Thanks for the great review -- we're glad you had a nice evening with us! We often feature local meats on the menu, and we're working hard to expand our Maine-raised and -grown offerings. We've owned the restaurant since February 2016, so this summer and...More

Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Flavorful, fresh food offerings. Funky atmosphere. Great menu with reasonable prices. We ordered blackened salmon and sirloin steak, medium rare. Steak was rare and had to be sent back. Very good once it came back. Salmon was raw in the center of a generous cut....More

Thank Kathy B
Kathryn H, Owner at The Vault Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2016

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry that your meal wasn't 100% on-point, but I'm glad that you said something to your server so that we could work to make things right. Hope to see you back the next time you're in town!

Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

What is this place doing in Houlton? It should be in a big city. Dinner was fresh and organic. Hip beer and wine menu. Blueberry dessert was fantastic.

Thank govworker
Kathryn H, Owner at The Vault Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2016

So glad you enjoyed your dinner with us-- we're having fun using local products whenever we can!

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

A lovely atmosphere that helps highlight the fine cuisine of this unique restaurant . Scrumptious choices , the appetizers are a meal in themselves. The main course excellent , rarely room for desert. But , try to as it is always exceptional.

Thank Dawn N
Kathryn H, Owner at The Vault Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2016

Thanks for dining with us...and for taking the time to leave such a nice review! We'll look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 29 July 2016

We dined tonight at The Vault and were absolutely delighted. Our server, Beth, was knowledgeable, humorous and accommodating. The food was as good as anything that we would order in our native Boston, MA. We ordered and split the pesto torta which was better (sniff)...More

1  Thank ZiasMom
Kathryn H, Owner at The Vault Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2016

Thank you for such a lovely review -- we're so glad that you enjoyed your meal and will look forward to seeing you again the next time you visit northern Maine! (PS: The goat cheese was made at our farm -- before we cook the...More

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Amy A
1 May 2016|
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Response from Kathryn H | Property representative |
Hi, Amy... We don't offer delivery service, but you're more than welcome to order anything from our menu and get it for take-out. Best, Kathryn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 25
Cuisine
American, Grill, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Open Hours
Tuesday
16:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Main St, Houlton, ME 04730-2119
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Houlton
  • Phone Number: +1 207-532-2222
Description
The Vault features creative American food in a comfortable, historic setting. In addition to classic dinner options -- hand-cut steaks, seafood, and pasta -- we offer weekly specials that highlight more eclectic tastes and local foods and beverages. We're proud to partner with Maine farmers and producers to feature some of the best The County and our state have to offer.
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