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Spread - new Portland restaurant to open in Gaucho/Oolong space

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Licenses to be approved this week for long time Fuji head chef Jung Hur to open at 100 Commercial St.

Spread’s menu “will consist of a blend of American and Asian cuisine.” The draft menu starter/tapas has "spreads" on bread that include clam, lobster, haggis(!), yogurt seasoned vegetables and potato garlic.

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  1. Such a great location and set up. Hoping someone finally makes it work.

    1. Any updates on this? There have been some reviews outside of CH, but has anybody here been yet?

      Thanks.

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      1. re: Mike CP

        I'm not sure if it's visible to anyone, but I posted about Spread a few days ago! I went there for a VIP resception a couple weeks ago. We had a limited menu, but the food was superb and the decor was elegant and original, with all artwork created by the owner, who is/was a chef at Fuji. The Maine Sunday Telegram gave it 4 stars in their review in the Audience section on June 17th. Can anyone tell me if this comment and/or previous post are visible??

         
         
        1. re: soxlover

          sox, this is the only comment from you I see.

          Maine Sunday Telegram review emphasized the "dress up"/social scene aspect of this place. Is that to the extent that I'm not going to be comfortable in Chinos and a Polo shirt (for example)?

          1. re: HDinCentralME

            I think that, as at almost all the restaurants in Portland, even the upscale, you would fit in and be totally welcomed in chinos and a polo. The place is quite beautiful, but I didn't feel it was snobbish or pretentious in any way. The bartenders were rather casually dressed, so I don't think their emphasis is on a dress code.

          2. re: soxlover

            Your original post is there back on June 13.