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Top of the East

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157 High St, Portland, ME 04101-4563
+1 207-775-5411
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 01:00
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you can find it open, they have great views, and even better drink choices. Lots of local flavor. 4-5 times its either closed altogether or closed to the public for a function. I would highly recommend the Mojitos. I NEVER order them, but a co-worker had one and now they are my goto at this place. Lots of quiet... More 

Thank tyandow
Portland, Maine
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

You can't complain about the view -- unless it's foggy. Go there after work or before dinner elsewhere for a great experience to view Portland Harbor in the east and the White Mountains at sunset in the west. It's a big space and somewhat noisy, but it's the views that make it. Service is ok, drinks are well poured. I've... More 

Thank ME_EATS_207
Brunswick, Maine
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173 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

The views are terrific as always, but they have re-arranged the tables to eliminate those formerly very long tables where you might sit next to strangers galore in favor of much more elegant tables seating four, AND they have gotten rid of the somewhat garish former colored glass tube lights on the ceilings in favor of "Edison"-style bulbs, way warmer... More 

Thank johnH1892DD
Cape Cod
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162 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We showed up late with a large group that included a baby and stroller. We only got one round of drinks and a few appetizers, but the staff treated us like we were spending a fortune. Although we just had appetizers, the food was very good, shrimp were fresh and firm. Wonderful views of the bay and the city, very... More 

Thank cbsjohn
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We were at the hotel on a wedding night (coincidence) and the service was poor. The drinks (expensive) lacked the punch for the price paid. I don't mind paying good money for a drink, but when some local chain restaurants make equivalent drinks, that says something.

Thank Aaron E
New England
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We didn't stay at the Westin, but we did visit to have drinks and food at Top of the East. The bar was quite busy, but we were served quickly and we also enjoyed the flatbread, lobster sliders and pretzels. All were yummy. We didn't notice that they automatically added 20% gratuity, so we ended up double tipping - our... More 

Thank NEFrequentTraveler
United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

My fiancé and I stayed at the Westin Portland Harborview for two nights at the end of October. Night one, we ended up going up to the Top of the East rooftop lounge to check it out and ended up staying there for a couple hours. It was very modern and elegant with beautiful views of the city. We enjoyed... More 

Thank kjsavoie15
Portland, Maine
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great Place, Very Nice View of The City. The Remodel they Did Came Out Very Nice. Always had A Great Time When We Go There.

Thank Justlikehavingfun
Boston, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This bar is more expensive because it is in a hotel and the view is fabulous. We had a tasty shrimp appetizer and a well made Old Fashion. You can view the ocean to the west and Mountains to the west. Very relaxing. Hope to return

Thank Iintrepid
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I loved having drinks and some light snacks at the end of the day. The waitress we had was great. The male waiter was not as attentive. The view is phenomenal

Thank Valerie K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 High St, Portland, ME 04101-4563
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-775-5411
  • This restaurant is at The Westin Portland Harborview
An iconic landmark, the Top of the East Lounge boasts breathtaking views of Portland, Maine in a sophisticated setting. Our bold menu of signature cocktails, fine wines and premium beers pairs perfectly with an eclectic selection of small plates and snacks - showcasing locally sourced ingredients and New England favorites.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?