You would think after the obscene amount of Boone’s Farm wine and malt beverages I have consumed, that I would have also tried out its namesake, Boone’s Fish House & Oyster Room. You would think incorrectly, but not anymore! Our latest Friday Lunch excursion was my first experience to this Old Port fixture, and it
Summertime, and the livin’ is easy. Finding outdoor table space for the legion of Page One employees, however, is not. Outdoor eating? Sure. Outdoor eating at a certain time? No problem. Outdoor eating at a certain time for 14 people? Portland, we have a problem.
Rivalries was our best bet for finding some coveted outdoor seating for the triple crown Friday Lunch. It was a lunch of new beginnings (I hope they keep me!), new beginnings in Rhode Island (Erich will be missed), and birthdays (Scott’s 21st birthday, I assume). They were the only game in town that didn’t scoff at a very large seating request and gave us decent odds for utilizing their spacious patio area. And we would have gotten away with the patio if it wasn’t for those pesky futbol fans.Read More »
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.
Post-meal group photo (of those who hadn’t already wandered off)
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. Read More »