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how portland does casual dining


164 Middle St, Portland, ME

(207) 899-1881 / Reservations

Open at 11:30a Tu-Sat

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how portland does casual dining


164 Middle St, Portland, ME

(207) 899-1881 / Reservations

Open at 11:30a Tu-Sat

A Destination

Whether you choose to dine on the portico during the warmer months, or at the bar to enjoy some of the best people-watching in the Old Port, or in our 3 contemporary dining rooms, we're confident that we've created the right environment for your dining experience.  Signature dishes include fresh fish caught from Maine's cold waters, beef from local farms that believe in the value of grass fed cattle, and vegetarian entrees that are created from scratch and help set us apart.

We also offer 2 private dining room for functions such as rehearsal dinners, corporate meetings, holiday parties, or simply a large gathering of friends and family.  We're also proud of our beverage menu which includes select micro-brews from Maine and New England as well as creative cocktails that are unique and delicious. 

native maine mussels

Fresh, local mussels prepared differently every night - some favorites include curry, saffron, white wine and lemon cream sauce.  Served with toasted focaccia garlic bread. 

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créme brulée

This rich custard dessert is torched just before serving to create that famous caramel colored top layer.  Served with candied orange slices, this is our most popular dessert.

pan seared salmon

A filet of pan seared salmon sits atop fresh sautéed greens and mushroom risotto. Garnished with mild pepper salsa and drizzled with a balsamic reduction, this dish is exquisite.

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Eat Together


"I was fully happy with everything we had and the wine selection is GREAT! They are doing Wine Wednesday - and we have been looking for a new place to have ladies night. Everything is reasonably priced and the food is beyond our expectations."  -Lynn N.

 

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Eat Together


"I was fully happy with everything we had and the wine selection is GREAT! They are doing Wine Wednesday - and we have been looking for a new place to have ladies night. Everything is reasonably priced and the food is beyond our expectations."  -Lynn N.

 

we are committed to providing the freshest, healthiest ingredients
for your enjoyment.  we do our best to focus on local and regional sources for as much of our food as reasonably possible given the seasons of the year.

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The Kitchen


           Locally owned and staffed in the heart of the Old Port.  Find us on the corner of Market & Middle.

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The Kitchen


           Locally owned and staffed in the heart of the Old Port.  Find us on the corner of Market & Middle.

M.F. mastronardi

Managing partner

Michael is a long-time Portland business owner, previously working as attorney, developer, publisher and most recently as Chairman of Portland Downtown District. With a great team, he helped open Black Cap Grille of North Conway, NH in the summer of 2009 and White Cap Grille in the summer of 2011.  He  is joined in all his endeavors by his lovely & talented wife, Bonnie Faulkner with whom he lives on Yarmouths Cousins River.

michaela mcvetty

partner and general manager

Michaela has been in the restaurant industry for 10 years.  Her love of food and beverage has led her to several restaurants in that time, while finding her way to the White Cap Grille in October of 2011.  She is also a student at the University of Southern Maine, studying Entrepreneurship and Business Management.