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Drifters Wife

$$ - $$$, American
63 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101-2617
+1 207-805-1336
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good22%
  • Average22%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Wine Bar, American
$$ - $$$
63 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101-2617
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The food was really good but truly everything was over salted and I love salt! I never complain about salty food and we didn't complain to our waiter because we still liked all of our dishes. Our table of four drank five bottles of water...More

Thank Stowecrazy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a nice meal at Drifters Wife! The menu is limited, but the food is high quality. Most dishes we had may have been a bit over salted, but their chicken entree was outstanding! Definitely order it! We had read about their good food...More

Thank CMCD7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After the review in Bon Appetite, we want to try it. I was a bit concerned that they would not live up the the hype, but they surpassed it. Excellent food and service. Innovative! Wine list in a reasonable range.

Thank craig k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drifters Wife is in a section of Munjoy Hill that not exactly on the beaten track for tourists in Portland, even though it's only a short walk from where visitors tend to hang out. The street it's on is obviously in transition and becoming a...More

Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are locals and just tried this restaurant. Nothing particularly outstanding here. Love the hype, but it’s a bit over the top for what, in Portland, will be considered an average dining experience. I wouldn’t say don’t go, but I wouldn’t wait in line.

Thank portlandme61
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We traveled to Portland for four days with some friends. We had done our research and Bon Appetite had also done theirs, or so we thought. This place was voted one of the top new restaurants in the country. We arrived, very cute inside and...More

1  Thank Tammy T
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Despite being named #9 of the top 10 new restaurants this year by Bon Appetit, this place kept it together and delivered great service and intriguing dishes. Our waitress was full of smiles and attentive. We sampled some different wines as well as a watermelon...More

Thank Bi-coaster
Reviewed 5 September 2018

After hearing the buzz and then reading about this place in the Bon Appetit article we decided to give it a try. There were 4 in our party, so we got to sample much of what was on the menu. My husband had the Manhattan,...More

1  Thank ScarboroughFoodie
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

On my own hitting all the hot restaurants. I headed up the hill to get away from Old Port. Drifters Wife is a gem. I had olives and Sangiovese. Entree was Lamb shank with beans and radicchio. Perfect. But the dessert... malabi with blueberries and...More

Thank Shokanman
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful restaurant. Very cool atmosphere. They do have a nice menu but we just had wine. Very extensive wine list. It is a romantic place.

Thank robaby424
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Wine Bar, American
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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