Friday, December 6, 2013
Photo: Boone's Fish House & Oyster Room/Facebook
Drumroll please ... the long awaited fourth "room" from chef Harding Lee Smith is finally open on the Portland waterfront. Boone's Fish House & Oyster Room occupies a sprawling two-story space at 86 Commercial Street. A raw bar is upstairs; downstairs, the dining room features a wood-burning fireplace. Both levels have outdoor decks. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., 7 days a week.
Boone's dinner menu features the baked stuffed lobster made famous by Alexander Boone, who opened his eponymous restaurant in the same location in 1898.
Read Meredith Goad's profile of Smith, which includes a preview of Boone's, here.Tweet
Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.
Susan Axelrod's food writing career began in the kitchen; she owned a restaurant and catering business before turning to journalism more than a decade ago. To relax, she bakes, gardens and hikes with her husband and their two dogs. A newcomer to Portland, she is an online content producer for the Press Herald.
Susan can be contacted at 791-6310 or saxelrod [at] pressherald.com.
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