Forbes Best US Restaurant-60-Hugo’s, Portland, ME

Forbes Best US Restaurant-60-Hugo’s, Portland, ME

Forbes Best US Restaurant-60-Hugo’s, Portland, ME



88 Middle St
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-8538

Like the city of Portland, Maine,

Hugo’s restaurant has evolved dramatically. Since opening its doors in 1988, the once-humble family eatery has gone on to garner national attention for its refined cuisine. Seated at the top of Portland’s Old Port in the burgeoning India Street neighborhood, Hugo’s marks the division between the old and new, embracing tradition and pursuing innovation.

Now in its third generation of ownership, Hugo’s continues to improve. With intellectual curiosity and modern technique driving the process, our ingredients are farmed, fished and foraged almost exclusively here in Maine, reflecting the dramatic seasonal shifts of Northern New England.

Wrapped in soft leather, wrought iron, and 160 year-old reclaimed red birch, the sumptuous dining room looks into an open kitchen. Custom finish work by local craftsmen ornament the space, from bespoke china to hand-stitched menus, Hugo’s dining room truly is an expression of Portland.

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After a complete remodel, Hugo’s welcomes guests with a more luxurious and comfortable dining room: custom-made leather booths, reclaimed wood tables, and an expansive tasting bar that looks into our open kitchen. Whether at our tasting bar, in a booth, or at one of our two tables, please trust us to make your dining experience comfortable.

We continue to take pride in our tasting menus—no longer “blind” we offer three tasting menus nightly that cater to vegetarians, pescetarians, and omnivores. For a lighter meal, guests are free to choose individual dishes a la carte. For a more opulent meal, consider a Chef’s Tasting menu—our most elaborate and involved dining experience can be arranged with advanced notice. Please call us for details.

Our kitchen is ready and eager to accommodate your preferences and dietary restrictions. In order to prepare a meal tailored to your needs, we implore you to notify us of any dislikes, restrictions, or allergies when making your reservation.



I was skeptical of the hype around this place but left with my expectations exceeded!!! Service, food, wine…you’re not eating out, you’re having a serious dining experience. We did the five course wine pairing and the presentation and knowledge of the staff was fantastic. Also great at reading their crowd, the same waiter was very sassy with us (which we adore), then with the next table over, a more maturely aged couple, the waiters were polite and business-like.
This place has it all and SO worth every penny!
Daphne T.Portland, USA
Since the re-opening easily the best restaurant in Portland!  Extravagant menu, private club elegant.
Bill M.Scarborough, USA


530 PM – 930 PM


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