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The Fiddlehead Restaurant

84 Hammond St. (Columbia St.) Send to Phone
New England comfort food in downtown Bangor with exotic touches from the Far East to Down East.

Dinner Tues.-Sun.

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The Fiddlehead Restaurant Restaurant Review

: Whether you're in the mood for New England comfort food or a dish inspired by a land far away, chef Melissa Chaiken can help satisfy your craving. A diverse list of craft beers and a wine list for beginners to connoisseurs makes this a favorite watering hole, too. Many of the cocktails are made with juices and purées created in-house, and some are available as “mocktails.” Try a handcrafted white peach Bellini, and start with grilled rice paper with seasoned minced pork, egg and shrimp with ginger scallion sauce, or the tourtière with cornichon relish and tomato emulsion for a more French-inspired dish. For an entrée, choose from a simple burger made more complex by ground bacon, or panko-crusted haddock with tomato, caper and crab salad on the Down East side; the lamb kofta with harissa vinaigrette and grilled flatbread takes you across the sea. For dessert, homemade ice creams and sorbets change daily, as do the profiterole flavors. The Big Black Cow is not your traditional root beer float, but it is the perfect way to complete this multi-cultural meal with an American classic.


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