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“A relaxing trip”
Review of Brian Boru

Brian Boru
Ranked #343 of 636 Restaurants in Portland
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Dining options: After-hours
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Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed 17 January 2013

Decided to bring a friend to Brian Boru for the first time. Did not get a chance to show him the upstairs (private party) but the bar was relaxing. We found the bar cribbage board and had a relaxing time over a few beers. Always a stop in the Old Port.

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Reviewed 26 December 2012

I have been to Brian Boru many times over the years but this is the first time since they brought in a new chef and new menu. The new menu is significantly better and I had trouble deciding what to have for lunch on a cold winters afternoon. The Bangers and Mash looked really inviting as did the Shepherds Pie, but I finally settled on the Chicken and Portebello Pie.

The Chicken and Portebello Pie is a generous offering of chunks on chicken and Portebello mushrooms with onion and carrot in a very flavorful cream sauce topped with Cheddar crumbs and baked. At $11.00 it was a true value and definitely took the chill off of a cold late December afternoon.

I will have to start going back more often to sample more of their new offerings. My daughter had a very good looking haddock sandwich. There were two pieces of haddock on large slices of bread topped with tomato and lettuce and hand cut fries with the skins left on for a side.

If you are looking for a good lunch and good vale in the Old Port, give Bruan Boru a try. Be sure to check the specials of the day listed on the chalk board.

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Reviewed 27 November 2012

taking visitors from Ireland around the area was interesting. My friend is in the bar business in Dublin and I have to say it was super embarassing to se the pint of Guinness that was served by the young bartender. If you're going to cal yourself an "Irish" pub then there is NO excuse for anybody being behind the bar who nothing about pouring a god pint of Guinness.
The gal beind the bar was very pleasant with a quick smile and great service!
I've eaten there before and the food is pretty darn god!

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Thank MickEarly
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Reviewed 14 November 2012

Looking for a place to have a few brews, we decided to stop in. The place was crowded, but the service was good. An excellent selection of beers on tap. The restrooms needed some cleaning and air good window with a strong fan. There was a band playing on the second floor bar. In the back of the second floor there is an outside deck that overlooks a part of Portland. It's the only building on the block, painted brick red you can't miss it. It looks like there might be another building going up with all the construction trailers next door. there is also a patio area next to the building with seating. A great place to throw back a few cool ones with friends. Don't expect it to be a quite night.

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Thank EJP1969
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Reviewed 13 October 2012 via mobile

My husband and I went to this pub before an afternoon show at the Cumberland County Civic Center. It is only about a 3 minute walk away. We ordered three appretizers to share-chips and salsa, the daily quesadilla and their hand cut French fries.

The chips and salsa were good-homemade salsa, but could have been spicier. The quesadilla was excellent with chicken, corn and cilantro. Very flavorful. The fries were huge- we couldn't eat them all. They come with a tasty mayo for dipping and there is also malt vinegar and ketchup on the table.

Our waitress was attentive and pleasant, no complaints there. The total cost including a glass of wine (nice sized pour!) was just under $30.

We had come here before on New Year's Eve and couldn't find a place to stand; that isn't our scene. However, on a Saturday afternoon, Brian Boru is a convenient place for a good lunch in Portland.

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Thank Shawna80
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