Portland recs for dinner
Treating Mom to a night out (Lyle Lovett) and wanted to have a really great dinner. Any cuisine, any price...but downtown. (In Boston I'd go to Oleana, Blue Room, The Independent, Central Kitchen)
I'm considering: Davids, Mims, Hugos
We just had a wonderful dinner at Street & Co. I'd return in a heartbeat. Beautifully cooked, impeccably fresh seafood. Excellent bread, luxurious desserts, sturdy drinks and nice wine list.
Mim's was also good, but can be noisy. It's a bistro that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Hugo's is an experience in itself and I don't recommend it if you have time constraints of another event.
David's is a notch below the finest places and can be inconsistent. It does have the advantage of being walking distance to Merrill Auditorium for your concert.
I would consider Mim's but also their sister restaurant Natasha's (on Exchange St) again for proximity to theater.
Others I would consider are 555 Congress (excellent "New American" cuisine) ( www.fivefifty-five.com ) and Bibo's Mad Apple Cafe (small, eclectic).