Batson River - Portland
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Pineland Farms Beef, White American Cheese, Boursin Cheese, Onion, Bacon, Lettuce, Brioche Bun
Cajun dusted, spicy remoulade
Hangar Steak, Arugula, Smoked Bleu Cheese Demi, Garlic Parmesan Aioli
Downtown Portland experience. Great location and decor.
Fun date spot
Batson River has a very well curated cocktail and dining menu. I've eaten off both the brunch and dinner menus and haven't been disappointed! Portion sizes, prices and quality are all right on point for the location and unique characteristics of this building. The hostess, server and manager are all attentive, kind and energetic which only ads to the dining experience. This is definitely in the "must visit" category for out of town visitors and will be a regular date spot for us locals.
Great ambience and great vibe. The high top tables with the optional curtain is a great idea.
Everything was incredible. The food was outstanding. The restaurant itself seems like an experience. Very cool decor. Music just the right volume and great songs playing. Really enjoyed and can’t wait to come back.
This place was a very welcome surprise!
We were driving through Portland and decided last minute to find a place to get a good meal on OpenTable.
We had a couple of their own beers (an IPA and a lager) which were excellent and ordered from the Sunday Brunch menu. The Salmon Toast was exceptional, as was the French Toast!
Ambiance was great - decorated in a western lodge style a huge bar in the center. They told us they opened in December 2020 and you wouldn’t have noticed as they were well comfortable in the location. Plenty of nooks and crannies to hide away in and spend hours there sipping beers or craft cocktails, playing games or socializing.
Definitely recommend stopping by - we will, the next time we’re in the area!
We were the first people at the restaurant and we placed our order right away. Our food took 50 minutes to come where as everyone else had finished their meals. When we shared this concern to the busser lady she was extremely extremely rude and had so much attitude.
One of my favorite places I’ve been to in a long time.
Been there many times. Great place for a simple meal that is so good.. Drinks are fabulous too!
Beautiful place. Great drinks / food. Would definitely recommend trying!
Beautiful restaurant, the ambiance was wonderful. We had an excellent server who allowed us to take our time and was able to answer any questions we had about the food or drink. The menu covered a wide variety of food which we all (5 people) thought was very good. Parking was easy, too. We had a relaxed, wonderful time and will definitely be back again.
Claire provided the kind hospitality that made us feel at home, the reason why we’re in Portland. Beautiful interior space and good drink. The food was far better than could be expected and delivered by a team of kind people. Best tip of the trip and a must visit. Truly a jewel of the Bayside.
We sat at the bar. The beer and the food were awesome. The problem was the service. My friends got their dinner, I did not get mine. No one noticed, no one asked if everything was fine. Finally we caught someone’s attention and they brought my burger out. It was cold from having sat so long. The one man who we managed to catch the attention of did help. He put a rush on a new burger and comped us for it. Service recovery was appreciated, but shouldn’t have been necessary.
excellent service a HUGE table for 3 but damn some of ya food is expensive
We had a wonderful viist to Batson River! We enjoyed drinks and small plates.
Great food, great service and the atmosphere is awesome. The only drawback was sitting on a stool.
A great lunch with family right by the fire! Always a wonderful experience at Batson!!
One of my favorite places to go in Portland. Excellent food and service.
We had been to Batson in Kennebunkport and loved it. Portland is even better!
We arrived early for our reservation and they were able to seat us early. Excellent service, food and atmosphere.
I hesitated to write this review because I want to keep this place a secret! But that's too selfish and everyone needs to know how good it is. The atmosphere is phenomenal. It's like one of the hippest places in Boston or Manhattan. You feel like you've walked into another world. The staff had the perfect balance between being present when you need them without hovering. I plan to go back often. It's the best new place I've been to in years!
Super cute decor, fabulous cocktails! Had the potato pizza and it was delish!
Very nice atmosphere, chill upscale vibe. Good spot for friends or a date. Good food menu. The beers I tried were very good
Came here for a Bachelorette Brunch for my sister. Batson was everything we could have asked for and more! the food was INCREDIBLE, the service was excellent. The decor is very cool. Try the french toast, it will make you fall in love.
Great food and drinks! Such a gorgeous spot. I highly recommend!
Definitely a different experience. The ambiance is cool and the food was good without being too over priced. However, I went for my 21st birthday and despite selecting the “birthday” occasion I didn’t receive any sort of free drink, appetizer, or even a dessert. I’d also like to note that the drinks were not very good. My friends didn’t mind the beers but the mixed drinks resembled battery acid and made me feel like I was gonna have a nose bleed. Now normally I would associate it with being an inexperienced drinker but my friend (an alcohol veteran if you will) also had a tough time stomaching the strange drinks. Overall it wasn’t a terrible experience but I would not likely go again.
Beautiful interior with a relaxed vibe. The cocktails are inventive and divine, and the food is top notch.
Beautiful building recently restored. Architecture is exquisite. Very large with multiple selections for dining or socializing. Food was wonderful!
Excellent food, drinks and atmosphere!! It’s was a fun stop on our visit to Portland
Burgers were totally overcooked. If I want well done beef, we can go to mom's for pot roast on Sundays and it would be FREE. Duckfat cornbread was good, but NOT as good as what we had at happy hour a few weeks ago when we were served cornbread about half as thick, but crispier around the edges, it was served HOT and it was excellent.
I'm so disappointed as $18 is expensive for a burger and then they had the audacity to pair that over cooked burger with FROZEN fries. So disappointing and no, it's not worth $18 and not worth going back for more mediocre food.
What a beautiful establishment! We had a great time. The food was delicious and the drinks were so good. We sat in one of the private alcoves which was nice. We would definitely come back!
amazing food, atmosphere and service!!! must stop when in Portland Maine!
We went to dinner for our one year anniversary and it was amazing!! The service, beer and food were fantastic! Thank you for making our special day even more special!!
First experience was great! Love the ambiance and the food was so yummy! Beet salad, mushroom and pea pasta and cauliflower app were delicious! My drink seemed like a weak pour though... looked pretty and tasted nice but seemed like it should have been fuller for $13 a glass. I plan to go back next week with girlfriends. Looking forward to it!
Great new place in Portland. I had a gin martini made with their own distilled gin that was very good. The food was great and the service was top notch. Thanks for having our group of eight!
Great space, really friendly staff and the food was good!
Great atmosphere, drinks and service! Always a blast at Batson
Great happy hour! Ordered the pickles, pretzel, fries, and margarita pizza. The pizza and pretzel with beer cheese was excellent. Really enjoyed the beer, too. Very cool spot, high ceilings, very spacious.
Great drinks and superb food; limited menu but good quality. Servers and waitresses make you feel as if they have known you forever; very professional and attentive to detail
Great atmosphere, fun cocktail menu. Very loud so if someone has trouble hearing, it's a problem.
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Batson River - Portland is rated 4.7 stars by 144 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.