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JP's Bistro

496 Woodford St, Portland, ME 04103-2461
+1 207-899-4224
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“mud pie” (3 reviews)
“scallops” (15 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
496 Woodford St, Portland, ME 04103-2461
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

That was such an amazing meal. Absolutely enjoyed every single bite. Everything was so fresh! Cutest little restaurant, with such a cozy feel. Definitely a great place!

Thank Elizabeth V
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Our son suggested JP's for a recent dinner as we were visiting Portland. We greatly enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere. JP was able to take a few requests not on the menu and that was greatly appreciated. We enjoyed speaking with JP and look...More

Thank Maine_Traveler74
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We were lucky to get a last minute reservation in this small restaurant in the Deering section of Portland. Very small inside, it has a great intimate feel. We enjoyed some wonderful wine and the bread was delicious. Trying to be good I ordered the...More

1  Thank Rhonda A
Reviewed 22 October 2016

JPs is small, but intimate. The food Italian based with daily specials and drinks. Excellent food and service! Recommend reservations

Thank craig k
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We have been returning here for the past 3 years on our annual trip to Portland,Maine. The restaurant is located in a neighborhood strip shopping center. The restaurant is tiny and the atmosphere casual. The owner JP, heads the small kitchen, and talked to my...More

Thank Hidrfoot01
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We got a recommendation on this restaurant and loved it! The ravioli with sliced short rib and gravy is something to salivate over as an appetizer. Entrees of seafood marinara and parmesan crusted haddock were also fantastic and thankfully we saved room for the dessert,...More

Thank AlbertAlberta2012
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I was very impressed with everything about JP's. Went there with friends and we all agreed that the the service was tops and the food outstanding. My veal Marsala was the best I have ever had. I also tasted the eggplant Parmesan and stuffed haddock...More

Thank KaseyME
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Any one who puts any stock in this trip advisor rating system are fooling themselves, all the best restaurants outside the top 20? hah. JPs is the BEST restaurant in portland, and no I don't own it. Back Bay Grill?? VERY Good restaurant, Ive enjoyed...More

1  Thank scarter3962
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We ended up eating here on a whim. The restaurant we were planning to go to was full. The food and service were good. I can't say it was anything super special but above average. We had some specialty cocktails from the specials board which...More

Thank FoodFan46
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Always, always awesome. Have folliwed JP for years! This iteration is his best. Cozy atmosphere, food Always served HOT, friendly staff, great drinks. If he has the ingredients he'll make what you want. It is so nice to go to a restaurant where they take...More

Thank Rick C
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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