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88 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4232
+1 207-774-8538
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good16%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
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“tasting menu” (94 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (14 reviews)
“quail” (7 reviews)
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American, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
88 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4232
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Chose Hugo's for our anniversary dinner. Have been to most restaurants on the area, but always hesitated going here. So glad we went. Probably the tastiest and most interesting meal we've had in Portland. Although full, conversation was easy and music was pleasant and upbeat...More

Thank donchamp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Totally enjoyable meal at Hugo's last night. Everything we ordered was beautifully presently and carefully prepared. Sitting at the bar is a treat as the kitchen is open and you can watch them preparing some of the dishes. Portions aren't huge but the flavors are...More

Thank LeslieParis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tasting menus are the way to go here - just fabulous renditions (seafood on our last visit) of amazingly fresh products. This kitchen takes it self seriously, and the things that come out of it are memorable. We went twice, seafood both times, and...More

Thank saltvasser
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our expectations were not very high based on the reviews and we left disappointed. The food and service just don't inspire and feels mostly like an ego trip of the chefs. An unknowledgeable and inattentive server added to a negative experience. The night before we...More

Thank benkrajewski
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go to Portland every year and hit up the same restaurant for our birthday meal. This year we decided to go to Hugos, which I wanted to try for quite some time (always outvoted). We decided to go for the chef's tasting menu ($90.00...More

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we went to hugos last year, it was without doubt one of the best dining experiences we have ever had. It was a tasting from land, sea, etc. Several bread courses and amuse bouche. The haved changed it to an a la carte menu....More

Thank 1305Nose
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We told the waiter we wanted an appetizer and entree. He explained the entrees were really quite small, only slightly larger than a course in their tasting menu. He said even if we ordered two appetizers and an entree per person we would still be...More

Thank mrh16
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Portland has become a foodie city. Lots of competition. It's easy to eat well. Hugo's is one of the very best restaurants in the city, head and shoulders above most others. Its cuisine is innovative, imaginative, and draws extensively on local products. The quality of...More

Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

About once a year, I'm lucky enough to have a truly superlative meal - one that is so perfect that I'm straining to find appropriate adjectives to do it justice. Last Monday, I had that kind of meal at Hugo's in Downtown Portland. This was...More

1  Thank nancyolah
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

This is sophisticated contemporary cuisine in a more casual setting with a bar and lots of bar seating and a few regular tables. There are appetizers, plates to share, and entrees as well as a tasting menu. We opted for the squash blossoms filled with...More

1  Thank Bi-coaster
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 50 - USD 150
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4232
    (Franklin Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-774-8538
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