Bolster, Snow & Co.,
Upscale American fare in a historic inn
$$$
Set in a 19th-century home that's now The Francis boutique hotel, this refined dining room serves seasonal American fare like handmade pastas, cassoulet and fresh shellfish, alongside wine, cocktails, craft beer and cider. The casually elegant space features dark walls with original moldings, tiled fireplaces, plush armchairs and a chef’s counter overlooking a small open kitchen.
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Chevron
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
location 747 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04102, USA phone +1 207-772-7496 website bolstersnow.com directions Get Directions
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4.8
(8)
Pretty good brunch for a new place. Went for brunch around 10 am. I was the first person and I'm not entirely sure everyone was ready for customers. Seated relatively quickly, ordered coffee and looked over the menu. Coffee was decaf from tandem and I'm pretty sure it was the freeze dried version (only because I had been drinking the same at home). Came in a weird pot that looks like a French press with the filter plunger part but you couldn't actually plunge it so I'm not sure what the purpose was. Ordered the vegetable hash which was beautiful presented and cooked in or coated with some kind of maple syrup (based on my taste buds). The sweetness balanced with the bitterness of the winter veggies and was a great accompaniment to the perfect crisped potatoes and sweet potatoes. Well done. Only one thing didn't really sit well with me and that was my servers habit of referring to me as "my friend" though he never really made any effort to get to know anything about me. I understand that the goal of such language is to make you feel welcome and create a bond with the server (and to incentive you to tip them better) but it just came off as a gimmick. Especially when the bill came and he really looked me in the eyes and emphasized the "my friend" part. I would much have preferred to just have been referred to as sir and I also would have like to know his name (common Portland thing) I did not try the breakfast cocktails but they looked interesting and other tables seemed to be enjoying there's. I'm sure over time they will get better with the service side. It is only a few months old after all so definitely worth a try
Andrew Elegante · February 1, 2018
Was recommended by a friend and would absolutely go back again. The food was delicious and the staff couldn't be friendlier. I got to sit at the chefs counter and chat with them about the food and restaurant. I had a parsnip soup and lamb bolognese, both excellent.
Jonathan C. Karch · January 30, 2018
Delicious elegant yet simple. Wednesday included a fantastic deal with 3 courses + beverage paring for $50. The two fish dishes were fantastic. The winter veggie dessert was fascinating, loved the squash ice cream
Clarke Thomas · December 17, 2017