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JP's Bistro

496 Woodford St, Portland, ME 04103-2461
+1 207-899-4224
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
04:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
496 Woodford St, Portland, ME 04103-2461
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I were passing through Portland travelling to and from Bar Harbour. The B&B where we stayed recommended JP's to us and we were delighted they did. The food was fantastic and the staff so pleasant and helpful it was one of the...More

Thank stronach01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I live in the neighborhood and don't get to come as often as I'd like (it's SO popular). But, I always bring in friends from out of town to one of the best restaurants in Portland. Love love love how willing the chef is to...More

Thank kelliec812
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I relocated to Maine about two years ago from Providence. In my old neighborhood I had about three restaurants/bistros that were on heavy rotation and I was excited to find my Portland haunts. While Portland is the mecca from many great eats, JP's easily tops...More

Thank olivierolivieraa
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Three couples visited on a Friday night at 6:00 (make reservations). A real neighborhood gem - you can tell that those dining that night love the place, and we soon found out why. Teri, a server who has been with JP's for 8 years, was...More

Thank Lewiston_MEDoogie
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We just heard about JP's. Not sure what rock I was under, this place was incredible. They have an amazing amount of choices for a small restaurant. Everything our party had tasted amazing. The scallop marsala was delicious. I can't wait to go back.

Thank Randy939
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We were 3 ladies staying in a condo in the Rosemont neighborhood of Portland. The owner of the condo recommended JP's and we are so glad he did. The atmosphere is charming and everyone who worked there from the hostess to the waitress to the...More

Thank BlairCher
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Small and cozy neighborhood style restaurant. There was music in the background but it was not needed because the clanking from the kitchen, and chatter from the diners made great music in itself. A smallish dining area with regular tables and high top in bar...More

Thank RCS3rd
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Food is great, atmosphere is quaint, some staff is less than accepting of customers wanting certain things. Terry to be specific, very nice to most, not to all, she picks and choses. I want my drink a certain way and when I request it I...More

Thank Theology19
Reviewed 26 December 2016

A friend and I met here for dinner on a rainy/windy weekday night, without a reservation. He lives in the neighborhood but had never been. This was my second visit. The place was packed, which isn't hard to do seeing as they have about 8...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We had a great dinner and great appetizers here. The menu is extensive-more specials than menu items, so lots to choose from. Make a reservation-they are good about keeping to the times scheduled which was amazing in such a tiny place. We ordered the beef...More

Thank feathers134
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 496 Woodford St, Portland, ME 04103-2461
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-899-4224
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