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245 Commercial St. (Union St.) Send to Phone
Share small plates at this hip Old Port spot.

Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat.
  • Parking lot
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Salt Exchange, Portland, ME

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Salt Exchange Restaurant Review

: The Salt Exchange was one of the early adopters of the small plate dining trend. This Old Port spot with a hip, artsy vibe and whimsical cuisine feeds into our short attention span and our need to share the experience. Three or four dishes should suffice, leaving room for dessert. Start with crispy baby artichokes with sharp pecorino, then go on to a cold plate of charcuterie with duck prosciutto and chicken liver mousse shot through with bourbon. A favorite hot plate is the pork three ways with gossamer-like confit belly, sweet sausage and roasted loin. Cornish game hen is crisp and moist and even the NY strip with confit potato should be shared. Be sure to try the flourless chocolate cake with dark chocolate mousse and a shooter of hot chocolate topped with house-made marshmallow. The bar offers a large and finely curated bourbon list as well as wine by the half or full glass from an eclectic list. Don't forget to look around: the walls are an art gallery showcasing local and exotic talent, and even the bar and lounge has flair.


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