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88 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4232 (Franklin Ave)
+1 207-774-8538
17:30 - 21:00
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for fine dining I like the bar as you can see everything being prepared and the skills of the staff.

Thank smeg t
Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has always delivered for us. We have been going since the current chef (also chef owner of Even Tide and Honey Paw) bought the place (even before the remodel). It is a delightful experience, especially if you sit at the dining bar. The staff is friendly and warm, chefs are knowledgeable and approachable and the experience is extremely... More 

Thank _pamouyal
Lyman, Maine
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67 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

My recommendation is simple: Put your dining experience in the hands of the chef's tasting menu. You will be asked about food allergies (Barb's were clams and mussels; mine is lima beans), and then you will be transported. Pay attention to the ingredients as each course is explained and wonder what mind altering substance the Chef uses to design the... More 

Thank Zeebart
Providence, RI
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234 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Hugo's is fine dining at its creative best. Though we hadn't been there in over a year, Brian, a manager and our wine guru, immediately remembered us and greeted us with a hug, showing us to our seats and treating us to a glass of bubbly. He guided us through the wine list and offered us a bottles that were... More 

Thank Elvis355
New York City, New York
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Another stupendous evening from our friends at Hugos. We’ve been returning for 6 years now and have never been disappointed. The creativity we expect and wonderful flavors we adore were all delivered Saturday evening. It’s an experience that simply cannot be duplicated and we eat in Boston and New York regularly. This past evening’s tasting menu had rabbit, lamb, duck,... More 

Thank Wystan A
Boston, Massachusetts
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162 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Hugo's "tasting menu" was a must for our second visit to Portland.. accommodating to food allergies, welcoming and friendly staff, fun to watch the open kitchen, very clean, and delicious food!

Thank MakeupArtist40
Sheridan, Wyoming
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I recently visited New England with friends who grew up there and those who still live there. It was suggested that the five of us try Hugo's for dinner. We participated in the Tasting Dinner Chef's Selection. This turned out to be a 5 course tasting dinner with 'mits' in between courses to clear the palate. Each of the 5... More 

Thank tensleep19
Portland, Maine
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158 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Dinner was great, personnel was really nice and the food was experimental and delicious....loved it. I highly recommend the tasting menu of 5 courses (dessert included) at $90. Location was nice, the only downside...it was a little bit too cold !! Definetely I would say the best restaurant in town as far as fine dining.

Thank Valentina D
Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Hugo's is a great spot for celebrating something special. Try to get a seat at the bar so you can watch the amazingly choreographed work going on in the kitchen.

Thank MulreadyBakerLang
Scarborough, Maine
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 December 2016

My husband and I recently celebrated our anniversary here and had an amazing time! We spent more then 3 hours sampling many dishes and beverages! So delicious! Waiter was knowledgable and personable. Bartender was awesome...suggested some great cocktails we had never heard of. So much fun!

Thank j0anne207

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$150
American, International, Fusion
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?