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Central Provisions

414 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4027
+1 207-805-1085
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (52 reviews)
“suckling pig” (81 reviews)
“bone marrow” (56 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
414 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4027
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I've been meaning to come to Central Provisions the past few years, but it's always so crowded (and they don't take reservations). My husband and I were back in Portland a couple of weeks ago and finally go there for dinner. I'm so glad we...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Godiva0318
Reviewed 3 days ago

We sat at the bar drinking fabulous drinks and knoshing on small plates all evening, while talking with the bartender Sam , a delightful fellow. You must try the bone marrow toast; incredible flavor.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Gloria C
Reviewed 4 days ago

So I am probably the last resident of Portland to eat at Central Provisions (it is always packed and parking is a challenge) but I finally got there and boy, was it worth it. Small plates come out when they are ready so don't try...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Janet S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking by, the smells coming from the kitchen drew us in. We sat at the bar and started yakking with the barman. Super nice guy. He told us the smell was likely one of their specialties, mussels provencal. We promptly placed and order, and they...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Hammertime05
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here on a quiet Monday night, and were seated right away. The restaurant is fairly small, and I think it gets quite busy. The food is tapas/small plates, and our server recommended 2-3 items per person, and encouraged sharing. It was perfect...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank maryct70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The friend with whom I was traveling has a number of food allergies, but Central Provisions handled all of them easily and the meal was absolutely superb! Foie gras, beet salad, fish tacos and super yummy fries. I look forward to my next trip to...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank PrairiewomanfromCA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We lucked out and got seats at the bar when we arrived just before 5 p.m. The service, cocktails, and food were excellent. We tried the bone marrow toast, the raw spicy beef, the carrots, the brussel sprouts, and the pork belly and there was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank foodanddrink2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sat at the bar where we could watch the beehive of activity in the kitchen. The specials included Potato Hash with Brussel Sprouts, Bacon, Caramelized Onions and Maple Syrup. When mine arrived, it was piping hot, still cooking the sunny side egg on top....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nonnie1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is possibly the best brunch ever! I had the raw beef salad and pan bread both of which were unique and incredibly flavorful. The atmosphere is in keeping with the Portland hipster vibe and the servers were warm and accommodating.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank NLTorontoVancouver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Central Provisions food is great! The tapas is a fun change of pace than the normal restaurant experience and it’s great for ‘hanging out’ since food comes out as ready so it’s a more relaxed vibe. The spicy beef bowl and the pig are some...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jen01085
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6 April 2018|
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Response from nbb1107 | Reviewed this property |
Don’t know the answer, but you could call and ask. It’s worth whatever effort you have to make to get there though!
Lindsay W
19 September 2016|
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Response from Wendy H | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe they take reservations. You should contact them directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 414 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4027
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-805-1085
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