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JP's Bistro

496 Woodford St, Portland, ME 04103-2461
+1 207-899-4224
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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496 Woodford St, Portland, ME 04103-2461
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Italian food, with a huge menu. Lots of fresh seafood options, steak, chicken, and pasta dishes

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Our party of six visited on a weekend trip to Portland. We have been several times over a number of years now and it never ceases to deliver. IF you want a quiet fine dining experience then this is not the place for you. We...More

1  Thank mutsnuts01
Reviewed 19 March 2018

You need a reservation because JP's is a small restaurant crammed into a small space in a tiny strip mall. Very popular with locals for good reason - good food and good prices. Service is OK - nothing to complain about but nothing special either....More

Thank Downeastme
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Tried dinner at JP's after hearing rave reviews from coworkers. Made a reservation because we heard its small. Staff were amazingly friendly and food was yummy, rich Bistro style. It is very loud, very dark and very cramped. Barely enough room for wait staff to...More

Thank 89DeborahS
Reviewed 3 March 2018

The food was ok. Crab mushrooms could have used some butter in the dish and cooked a bit longer. I really like the booze in it but it wasn't cooked off so it was a bit overwhelming. Shrimp scampi was good, chicken was adequate...needed the...More

1  Thank arewehavingfunyet4
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Small, noisy restaurant. The food was good, but......you are given approximately 1-1/2 hour to consume your meal, and then are asked to leave as others are waiting for your table. For that reason, I will never go back. Note to owner: Don't take so many...More

1  Thank Rene62056
Reviewed 10 December 2017

We are local residents who dine in area restaurants frequently. Last night, we went to JP's Bistro to visit with friends. The food and service were good, but while we were finishing our after dinner beverages, a hostess approached us and told us that we'd...More

1  Thank jmpaul2017
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

My friend & I went to dinner tonight at JPs without a reservation at 8pm. It was packed as always!! We were lucky to be seated right away at the bar. The woman behind the bar (wish id gotten her name) was so fantastic! Explained...More

Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 27 October 2017

I went here in October with my boyfriend and aunt and uncle. For apps they got the Short Rib Ravioli Four pan seared jumbo cheese ravioli topped with braised short rib jus and gorgonzola cheese The meat was SO flavorful and delicious and the jus...More

Thank KRiSTeN R
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Tucked away in a little strip of stores, you wouldn’t see it except for the lit “open” sign. It’s very small inside, and we’re glad we made reservations because there is no standing room. Their wine selection is pretty good, with their house Chianti pairing...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
04:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 496 Woodford St, Portland, ME 04103-2461
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-899-4224
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