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Restaurant reviews

  • Published
    September 21, 2013

    Dine out Maine: Boone’s builds on its history with finely prepared seafood

    I needed a fish place. Friends were visiting from the Mid-Atlantic, and they were hungry for a seafood-based dinner with mixed drinks, table service and a water view. Something “Maine-y,” but not over-the-top with tourists — a location between “fancy” and “beach shack” where food enthusiasts could experience high-quality casual dining. Putting his colorful reputation […]

  • Published
    November 13, 2011

    The Front Room: Cozy and festive and all about comfort

    The kitchen puts small but intriguing twists on standard favorites at this Munjoy Hill restaurant.

  • Published
    November 1, 2009

    Francine Bistro makes perfection look easy

    The Camden restaurant that opened six years ago has entered its 'luxurious mature phase,' according to our reviewer.

  • Published
    November 5, 2006

    Richness, bounty abound at classy David’s

    The menu at David’s has the knack of pleasing. One nearby diner welcomed every course like a birthday present, as perhaps they were. But some of the dishes are so large you need to keep your wits to avoid serious overindulgence. Most people don’t seem to mind; indeed they wouldn’t have it any other way. […]