You don’t need to fly to France to enjoy the best of French cuisine. Simply head to the recently opened Ocean restaurant at the Cape Arundel Inn.


The Runners-Up

We sampled scores of lobster rolls to find the best in the state. Here are four favorites.


The Best Lobster Roll in Maine

Drumroll please… Fifteen miles off the coast of Rockland, Vinalhaven island lies among Maine’s richest lobstering grounds. No wonder it also produces the state’s…


The Pearl

Chef Michele Ragussis received a fateful call from a former employer in need of a chef for The Pearl, a revamped waterfront dining spot.


Piccolo Restaurant

Don’t let the restaurant’s name (Italian for “small”) or the size of the space (20 seats max) deceive you.


A Lobster Feast

Four luscious recipes for the crustacean-loving crowd, plus one blueberry dessert for good measure.

Portland Dining Guide Index

Index 158 Pickett Street Cafe 158 Benjamin W. Pickett St., South Portland. 207-799-8998. Allagash Brewing Co. 50 Industrial Way, Portland. 207-878-5385. Aurora Provisions…


The Palace Diner

Chad Conley and Greg Mitchell, are just the sixth owners to cinch up their aprons and helm the griddle at Maine’s oldest dining car.