Portland's 3 best spots to spend big on New American fare

31 July 2019

Scales. | Photo: Christine Y./Yelp

Craving New American food?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end New American restaurants around Portland, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're on the hunt.

1. Street & Co.

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Topping the list is Street & Co.. Located at 33 Wharf St., the New American and Mediterranean spot, which offers seafood and more, is the most popular high-end New American restaurant in Portland, boasting 4.5 stars out of 1,224 reviews on Yelp. 

Foursquare highlighted this spot for its linguini and lobster dish, according to Delish. Other items on the menu include grilled halibut and broiled scallops. 

2. Fore Street

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Next up is Fore Street, situated at 288 Fore St. With four stars out of 932 reviews on Yelp, the New American spot, which offers seafood and more, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking to indulge. 

This spot was recently named a 2019 James Beard Award semifinalist for the Outstanding Restaurant honor. The menu offers roasted Maine mussels with garlic almond butter and dry-rubbed pork loin. 

3. Scales

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Scales, located at 68 Commercial St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the fancy New American spot, which offers seafood and more, four stars out of 385 reviews. 

This eatery is owned by restaurateurs Dana Street and chef Sam Hayward, who are behind Street & Company and Fore Street. Look for fare like oysters and clams, along with grilled swordfish and buttered lobster rolls. 

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