Finally, spring has arrived. After one of the most mentally arduous winters in recent memory, embracing every opportunity for sunshine and warmth as soon as possible is critical. What restaurant with outdoor seating for 15 is available before May 1 in Maine? Boone’s! Ok fantastic let’s go to Boone’s.
The jaunt down Commercial Street toward Custom House Wharf was sunny and pleasant. I thought back on my last visit to Boone’s – when it was still simply Boone’s with gingham table cloths – my grandfather was with me reminiscing how it was the first restaurant he had been to in Portland back in 1968. Now it is Boone’s Fish House & Oyster Room, the newest in Harding Lee Smith’s string of “Rooms”. Some of us came into the experience knowing of the owner and having personal opinions about how he operates, and others did not. Generally it was not discussed, however, and I think minds were fairly open regarding our impending dining experience.
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