Bistros became popular in America after European diplomats visiting the Continental Congress insisted on dining outdoors, breaking Ben Franklin’s time-saving custom of eating while sleeping in the shower. Devote your attention to dinner with today's Groupon to 15 Exchange Grille. Choose from the following options:
For $25, you get a bistro dinner for two (up to a $55 total value), which includes:
- One appetizer (up to an $11 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $22 value each)
For $49, you get a bistro dinner for four (up to a $110 total value), which includes:
- Two appetizers (up to an $11 value each)
- Four entrees (up to a $22 value each)
For $20, you get $40 worth of anything on the dinner menu. The price of an average entree ranges from $18 to $22.
The chefs at 15 Exchange Grille create a casual bistro dining experience with an ever-changing menu of refined European and American classics. A hunt for tender morsels kicks off meals as forks dive for Peekytoe crab hidden in risotto, a dish that's simmered with white wine and fortified with a miniature palisade carved from nutty parmesan. Entrees reveal the kitchen's penchant for bold Mediterranean flavors, as evidenced by shrimp fra diavolo with hand-cut fettuccine in spicy tomato puree and grecian lamb chops, served with goat cheese mashed potatoes, parslied carrots, and a minted pan sauce. The duck a l'orange wallows in Grand Marnier gastrique and, like most birthday presents, arrives on a plate with sweet potatoes and grilled zucchini.
The bistro's exposed brick walls embrace diners in rustic charm and serve as a backdrop for local and international art displays, which are renewed monthly for First Friday Art Walks. Reserve a table by sending 15 Exchange Grille an e-mail or by changing your name to match that of somebody who's already made a reservation.
15 Exchange Grille
Nestled amid the cobblestone streets and independent shops of the Old Port District, 15 Exchange Grille sizzles with an ever-transforming menu of Mediterranean-inspired comfort fare. Each week, chefs whip up sandwiches, pastas, and Mediterranean comfort specialties from the freshest ingredients and market-catch seafood available. Bartenders pair the Levantine comfort food with beer and cocktails from the full bar. Tabletops checker the dining room, backdropped by exposed-brick walls and the enormous portrait of French actress Bridget Bardot staring down from her frame, goading diners into staring contests.
Good flavors I haven't seen elsewhere.DRoberts1970, TripAdvisor, 4/7/11
The food tasted as wonderful as it looked and I would highly recommend giving this place a try!!eirmcentee, TripAdvisor, 5/5/11
15 Exchange St.
Portland, Maine 04101Get Directions