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“Spectacular farm to table experience!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vinland

Vinland
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Ranked #28 of 603 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$33 - US$155
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Comfortable. Delicious. Nourishing. Vinland is the first restaurant in the United States to serve 100% local, organic food. The perfect place to make an ordinary night special. Local food for local people.
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Spectacular farm to table experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

I had the privilege of eating at this restaurant a few months back and fell in love with the style of food and presentation. I was very excited to return, hoping to have the same experience. I will have to say, I was not disappointed in the least, and the chef delivered!
From the moment the first cocktail and dishes were delivered, to the last bite of ice cream made with local strawberries, the entire experience was one of the most memorable dining experience we have had in a while. My husband was blown away by the creativity and level of detail given to each dish.
We had 9 dishes total, each one spectacular!! Can't wait to go back. This is a restaurant not to miss!!

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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74 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Good food displayed beautifully served expeditiously”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

Forget the whole locavore concept, the food here is good and very beautifully presented. We also appreciated the lack of pretense and drama. The crab bisque was excellent and the highlight of the meal.

Visited June 2014
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Freeport, Maine
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Exceptional commitment, exceptional meal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

This is such a unique restaurant, completely committed to local resources that are themselves committed to growing/harvesting healthy, organic food fresh and delicious. The result is amazing. Every preparation is an artistic endeavor, thoughtfully and skillfully conceived and rendered. And their knowledge is unsurpassed, and they are happy to talk about what they are doing which adds an educational aspect to dining, if you are interested. David and his staff are also so friendly and earnest that we just love sitting at the bar, chatting with them as they create their masterpieces. A thoroughly satisfying dining experience.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Buffalo, New York
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89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Farm (and ocean) to Table.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

We spent a couple of days in Portland and were told to try this place.
It certainly is riding the crest of the 'farm to table' craze. Of course if done as well as this place - what's not to like? Service was terrific as well. The premises is done to a very high standard.
The food:
Specifically we had a carpaccio dish (terrific), and a monkfish dish (off the charts for what's typically a somewhat bland fish), and a pork chop (thoroughly marbled and properly cooked). There were also a couple of surprise 'tastes' between courses. Intercourses ?
The desert was a cake made from buckwheat. As a confirmed choco-haulic - I'd say this was excellent - even without chocolate being a part of it!
The wine list seemed a bit pricey for what was offered, but over all the place offers a good value. The owner and staff were outgoing and very pleasant. Enjoy.

  • Visited June 2014
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Deliciously fresh cooking and very friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

Absolutely wonderful meal - the food was so tasty and a lot of thought had obviously gone into each dish! Definitely worth trying the chilled cucumber soup which was divine and the best I've ever had! Great wine and very knowledgable staff who were very friendly and attentive. Loved how everything is locally sourced - a very clever concept!

We would go back in a shot, and will do, when we are back in Portland!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Kate141
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