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sflory Jul 4, 2012 12:31 PM

Seems there has been a lot of shifting of great chefs around from restaurant to restaurant in the Bath, Brunswick, Boothbay Harbor area based on messages from the last couple years on the boards. Where is great food in that area NOW? We are heading up there next weekend. Casual or more high end suggestions all welcome. Thanks

  1. signothetimes53 Jul 4, 2012 05:57 PM

    It's not "high end", but I had a fabulous wiener schnitzel, spatzle and sauerkraut at Richard's in Brunswick last week on Maine Street. Oh, and a super tasty, fresh Wurzburger draft beer. If you are looking for an alternative to seafood, German specialties are a decidedly unexpected choice, and I recommend it highly.

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      HDinCentralME Jul 4, 2012 09:37 PM

      Upscale in Brunswick=Clementine
      Upscale in Bath=Solo Bistro

      More casual "roadhouse" atmosphere... Montsweag Roadhouse Rte1, Woolwich
      Being a little more creative of late...Le Garage, Wiscasset

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        mainemal Jul 5, 2012 02:54 PM

        Ditto on Solo Bistro, but for my money (and taste!) the best restaurant in Brunswick has to be Trattoria Athena, with a spectacular mix of locally-sourced food with both Greek and Italian flavor sets. Also in B'wick, best Cal-Mex restaurant in Maine, El Camino, again largely using locally sourced ingredients.

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          Shooley Jul 6, 2012 05:14 AM

          Totally love Trattoria Athena...those guys are great...food, ambience, wine list, hospitality...I wish they were in Rockland!

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            diningsense Jul 6, 2012 08:08 AM

            Agree with Solo Bistro; it's a great neighborhood restaurant that's creative and manages to cater to both the locals and the tourist crowd.

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              MangiaMuse Jul 8, 2012 06:59 AM

              We love Trattoria Athena, and are looking forward to trying their Sunday family fixe prix dinner--$30 per person. Food is great, service great, excellent house wine.

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            goodies84 Jul 5, 2012 03:17 PM

            If you are looking for the quintessential Maine experience try The Osprey in Georgetown Maine. http://robinhoodmarinecenter.com/ospr... It is worth the 10 minute drive from Bath.

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              parksloperNYC Dec 16, 2012 09:21 AM

              i went to Trattoria Athena last night. it was...truly exceptional. Everything came out hot, well prepared, organic and perfectly balanced. i am from Brooklyn and this place could easily compete in Park Slope.

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                sallyt Jul 24, 2013 06:52 PM

                I couldn't agree more. We ate there last year and it was unbelievable. Going back next week and can't wait. Rivals anything in Boston.

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                  irwin Jul 27, 2013 10:06 AM

                  Guess you haven't been to many good Italian restaurants in Boston !!!!!!!

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                    sallyt Aug 9, 2013 09:50 AM

                    Actually, I have. I still think that Trattoria Athena is better than most of them.

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