PORTLAND, MAINE
RESTAURANT REVIEWS

19
Sep

The Front Room

As leaves donned their famed autumnal hues and a chill and distinct crispness could be felt in the air, the Page One Family made the trek up Munjoy Hill to hole-in-the-wall comfort food haven; The Front Room. Like many of our shared meals at Portland’s most noteworthy dining establishments, this one held the promise of celebrating the end of the week with hot meals, crave-worthy drinks, and of course, the ever-present comfort of a meal shared with friends.

Jeremy looks a bit apprehensive.

Jeremy looks a bit apprehensive.

Just after noon, we piled into the cozy and rustic Front Room, taking our places around a sturdy wooden table and begging our drink orders from the kind and patient wait staff. More than half of us got the day’s special, an apple cider mimosa; which was as seasonally appropriate as it was delicious. We chatted, laughed, sipped, and eagerly placed our food orders from the extensive menu of hearty, gut-warming options.
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21
Mar

Sapporo

For many of the hungry folks here at Page One, the novelty of Sapporo (the sushi place right next door) has begun to fade. As resident newbie, I was oblivious to this. In fact, I had never tried Sapporo. All I knew is that they served sushi, and I love sushi. Elise, being the kind soul that she is, put the sushi bug in everyone’s ear and utilized her hyper-accurate ordering skills to ensure that everyone ended up with exactly what they wanted.

House Salad.

House Salad.

As everyone gathered in the conference room, the smell of miso soup filled the air. Jeremy began presenting his lunch-and-learn slideshow about WordPress widgets and plug-ins, and we all dug in to the colorful array of Japanese foods. The most popular item ordered was the bento box; a veritable treasure chest of many different preparations of fish, vegetables and meat, all bathed in flavorful sauces. Those who ordered the bento box described it as “bountiful”, with resounding exclamations such as “nom” and “yessir”. For only $10 this box seems like the best value on the menu, considering the portion size and variety.
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