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Drifters Wife

$$ - $$$American,
63 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101-2617
+1 207-805-1336
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good15%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“frisee salad” (2 reviews)
“panna cotta” (2 reviews)
“beans” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Wine Bar
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
63 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101-2617
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1 - 10 of 26 reviews

Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

I went by myself and sat at the bar. I ordered the beets as a started and the chicken as my main. The beets, tangerines and scallops with creme fraiche was out of this word! What a masterpiece with a seemingly unlikely combination of ingredients....More

Thank edkaufmann
Reviewed 4 December 2017

This is a place for sophisticated young people, maybe the dreaded millennials. Full disclosure, our party was four seniors, if sophisticated professionals and restaurant travelers. I would agree with the other reviews, but what struck us was the very limited selections on the menu and...More

Thank johnH1892DD
Reviewed 11 November 2017

So fortunate to have found this restaurant through an article in Bon Appetit magazine about the best places to eat in Portland. We ate dinner at the bar, so we could watch the chef create in the compact kitchen area adjacent. Every dish was superb...More

1  Thank mvonalt
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

When we asked 2 knowledgeable locals at Eventide where should we have dinner, they answered that the best meal experience they had in Portland in the last 6 months was at the Drifters Wife. We Thank them for sharing that little secret. The service is...More

1  Thank 2sees
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Within months this fine spot will have moved next door to a far larger space and kitchen. They deserve it! Very small space today with a charming wine room at the rear. The wine list as most writers have said is excellent selection, only a...More

1  Thank CS1Portland
Reviewed 23 October 2017

A wonderful meal here. The short menu made for easy choices, and we could focus on the incredible wine list. If you are interested in trying off-the-beaten-track European gems, this is the spot. The server had great wine knowledge and the owner was charming and...More

Thank Chrismo66
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Tried this out because we both like wine. Food is quite expensive for what it is. I've recently gone vegan and there was not much available. Even the evening's salad wasn't much when you took off the cheese. It was a frisee with mustard dressing...More

Thank gottagoME
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a special spot not to missed, with its exquisite meals and wine pairings. The multiple courses are expertly prepared with the freshest ingredients. The extensive wine list features hard to find and unique choices. The simple one page menu changes daily and showcases...More

Thank mcemallon
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Limited menu, but whatever they prepare is done perfectly. This is a very small place so book early. My only negative is very expensive drinks.

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Cozy, comfortable setting with a expansive wine list. While the dinner menu tends to be small by necessity (limited kitchen space) the offerings are outstanding.We sat at the bar which offers an entertaining dinner show by watching a talented chef preparing and plating meals. Highly...More

Thank ywetravel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Cuisine
American, Wine Bar
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101-2617
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-805-1336
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