Chefs and mixologists at Plush West End pair a diverse assortment of ever-changing small plates with fine wines and specialty drinks. Like a hug from a princess, the atmosphere feels both elegant and welcoming, and the Portland Press Herald’s Elisa Doucette remarked that the "cushioned leather couches in the lounge area and deep-red walls create a dark, seductive setting that compels you to stay for hours." The restaurant shows its commitment to Maine-based merchants in a variety of ways such as the Angus beef sliders topped with locally sourced cheddar. Cocktail connoisseurs mix signature specialty drinks at the bar’s glass chilling station illuminated by fiery red under-lighting, and a VIP section calls to diners seeking privacy for a special proposal or a rendezvous with international spies.
Live music floats over the din of conversation and toasting pint glasses at Irish Twins Pub while chefs prepare classic bar bites in the kitchen. Onion rings fried in Guinness batter kick off the menu, which also includes buffalo chicken salads, Reuben sandwiches, pizzas, and subs stuffed with bangers, or savory irish sausages. Soft drinks and a collection of beers complement each dish, poured into 22-ounch imperial pint glasses, or 16-ounce American-style glasses.
After an illustrious career in Connecticut’s restaurant scene, Jim Bond relocated his family and livelihood to a small, seaside town in Maine where he established Fish House Grill in a shop next to the Quality Inn. Although the location was so-so at best, its Friday night fish frys and peel-and-eat shrimp bar––not to mention a second-place prize in the Bar Harbor Chowder Festival––soon drew customers from miles around. The restaurant was bustling, but Jim still dreamt of the day when he could serve his food with an equally amazing view. Seven years later, his dream came to fruition when he—with help from his brother and a dear friend—built Fish House Grill’s new waterfront location from the ground up.
Head chef Stephen Hopkins still prepares the original menu that earned the restaurant its loyal following. Popular selections include freshly shucked oysters, Maine lobster, and creamy, New England clam chowder, not to mention a Black Angus filet mignon topped with Maine lobster and béarnaise sauce. In 2008, their mainly local fan base went national thanks to a televised feature on The Chef’s Kitchen, which highlighted the grill’s many creative lobster concoctions including its lobster bisque, baked lobster dip, and a reproduction of Washington crossing the Delaware cast entirely with lobsters.
Maurice André had always been one for a show. He insisted on wearing stark white gloves to carve Chateaubriand for his regular patrons during the decadent New Year’s Eve feasts he held at his namesake restaurant. The Paris native had always loved hosting parties, and in 1975 he bought a 200-year-old clapboard house with ample space to stock his wine cellar and serve the traditional French fare he had grown up chewing.
Today, the rustic space still resonates with Maurice’s jovial spirit and passion for fine dining–artwork covers the walls and linens cover tables and the occasional face during post-meal rounds of peek-a-boo. Though Corey Sumner–the current chef–exercises his culinary creativity with dishes such as the Cajun-spiced Scallops New Orleans, he pays homage to Maurice’s vision with plates of authentically prepared duck and fish.
Camden's shingled cottages, rocky shorelines, and picturesque harbor embody a postage-stamp-worthy archetype of coastal New England charm. Coffee shops and boutiques line Main Street, and seafood restaurants dot side streets that overlook the water. In the fall, the tree-covered hills surrounding the town come alive with fiery autumnal colors. As the last leaves drop, fresh snowfall blankets the nearby Camden Snow Bowl, where skiers and snowboarders zoom down Ragged Mountain while looking out on icy Penobscot Bay.In the tiny village of Rockport, 4 miles south of Camden along the coast, lobster fishers ply their backbreaking trade throughout the fall and most of winter. These hardworking men and women are usually more than happy to share a few words with visitors or squint photogenically at the horizon. For a chance to see boat builders at work, The Apprenticeshop in Rockland, about a 15-minute drive from Camden, opens its workshop to the public, offering a porthole into the timeworn art of making wooden boats. On select weekends, families can craft their own sleds as part of the shop's two-day toboggan-building classes.
Yellowfin's is a casual fine dining restaurant located in the quaint, oceanside community of Ocean Park, Maine. (Old Orchard Beach)
Guests enjoy a casual atmosphere with seating for up to 80 guests. Join us for an unforgettable dining experience!
Call 934-1100 for reservations.