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The Vault Restaurant

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American, Grill, Contemporary
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64 Main St, Houlton, ME 04730-2119
+1 207-532-2222
17:00 - 21:00
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Houlton, Maine
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Restaurant was very cozy and the food was creative and delicious. The restaurant itself was a bit on the small side.

Thank Daniel D
Cape Porpoise, Maine
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you ever find yourself in Houlton, looking for a lovely dining experience, go to the Vault. The menu has something for everyone and they work to incorporate a few local vegetables on to the menu. It would be nice to see them start sourcing their meats locally too! Maine has so much to offer for delicious local food. This... More 

Thank kathmandu94
Kathryn H, Owner at The Vault Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review -- we're glad you had a nice evening with us! We often feature local meats on the menu, and we're working hard to expand our Maine-raised and -grown offerings. We've owned the restaurant since February 2016, so this summer and fall have been an experiment in working with area farmers and sourcing consistent, quality products.... More 

Stowe Area, Vermont
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Flavorful, fresh food offerings. Funky atmosphere. Great menu with reasonable prices. We ordered blackened salmon and sirloin steak, medium rare. Steak was rare and had to be sent back. Very good once it came back. Salmon was raw in the center of a generous cut. Rest of it was good. Sides were plentiful and fresh. Service was wonderful. They comped... More 

Thank Kathy B
Kathryn H, Owner at The Vault Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry that your meal wasn't 100% on-point, but I'm glad that you said something to your server so that we could work to make things right. Hope to see you back the next time you're in town! More 

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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

What is this place doing in Houlton? It should be in a big city. Dinner was fresh and organic. Hip beer and wine menu. Blueberry dessert was fantastic.

Thank govworker
Kathryn H, Owner at The Vault Restaurant, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your dinner with us-- we're having fun using local products whenever we can! More 

Hartland, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

A lovely atmosphere that helps highlight the fine cuisine of this unique restaurant . Scrumptious choices , the appetizers are a meal in themselves. The main course excellent , rarely room for desert. But , try to as it is always exceptional.

Thank Dawn N
Kathryn H, Owner at The Vault Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for dining with us...and for taking the time to leave such a nice review! We'll look forward to serving you again soon. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We dined tonight at The Vault and were absolutely delighted. Our server, Beth, was knowledgeable, humorous and accommodating. The food was as good as anything that we would order in our native Boston, MA. We ordered and split the pesto torta which was better (sniff) than the one I make and the tandoori chicken which was served with a surprise... More 

1 Thank ZiasMom
Kathryn H, Owner at The Vault Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review -- we're so glad that you enjoyed your meal and will look forward to seeing you again the next time you visit northern Maine! (PS: The goat cheese was made at our farm -- before we cook the dinner, we milk the goats and make the cheese!) More 

Khartoum, Sudan
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569 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Had a family dinner here- the setting is very neat, inside and old bank with the vault / safe door still in place, and the food is interesting and dishes diverse. It seems like they are trying to be too gourmet and not really focusing on perfecting the flavor of the food they serve. My steak was bland and overcooked-... More 

Thank JCW703
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Instantly became my favorite resturant in Aroostook County! Very fresh, delish food. I had Chicken Marsala and my husband had blackened chicken alfredo, both were AMAZING, the storiboard coffee was also amazing. I cant wait to go back and try some more items on the menu. Atmosphere is awesome and service was great! We'll be back soon.

1 Thank Jennifer T
Kathryn H, Owner at The Vault Restaurant, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your meal with us! We're very pleased to have Storibord Coffee on our menu -- great coffee from The County, who would have thought! We'll be focusing more and more on local produce and suppliers, supplementing our regular menu with dishes that feature Maine products, so stay tuned for more local goodness! More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Food was great...... Sat actually in the vault .... Different experience ..... Cool..... Service was somewhat slow........

Thank Jonathan N
Sophistikathryn72, Owner at The Vault Restaurant, responded to this review

Jonathan: Thanks for your review here -- we're glad you enjoyed the food! As the new owners of the restaurant, we're making a number of changes that should help to expedite service. Hopefully you'll notice a positive difference on your next visit! Best, Kathryn More 

Florenceville-Bristol, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

My husband and I along with another couple went to the Vault in Houlton last Saturday night. It was our first time there. This restaurant was a bank at one time. There is a table which seats four in what use to be the vault-hence the name of the restaurant.That is where we sat-a very quaint part of the restaurant.... More 

Thank Rose H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
American, Grill, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Main St, Houlton, ME 04730-2119
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Houlton
  • Phone Number: +1 207-532-2222
The Vault features creative American food in a comfortable, historic setting. In addition to classic dinner options -- hand-cut steaks, seafood, and pasta -- we offer weekly specials that highlight more eclectic tastes and local foods and beverages. We're proud to partner with Maine farmers and producers to feature some of the best The County and our state have to offer.

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