Grace – a Fine Dining Restaurant in a Converted Church 2

grace buildingI’ll start this review by saying we decided to eat at Grace for the architecture, the stained glass and the ambiance. You know a place is gorgeous when your 6 year old nephew swipes your camera to photograph the windows! We thoroughly enjoyed dining in this building, which truly is lovely!

We had already planned what we were going to eat, but they switched the menu completely without updating it online. Luckily, the new menu was still appealing to us.

I started my meal with a non-alcoholic ginger drink. A few sips were delicious and refreshing, but it was a bit too gingery for the whole meal, so I switched to a nice white wine. We split the charcuterie and cheese plate, which was incredible.

I chose to order appetizers for my meal. I had Fiddleheads, asparagus and potatoes. All were amazing.One of the others in our group ordered Rabbit and Morel Ballotine. I’ve been told it was delicious, as was the steak the boys split. The Vegan Risotto another of our party ordered was also given two thumbs up.

The service was excellent and we had a very leisurely meal. We were the only people in the building with children and there was not a children’s menu, but the waitstaff had great suggestions for which meals they’d probably appreciate.

Although the food was good, I definitely would say that the beauty of the building was what put this restaurant into our top three dining experiences in Portland. If you are the type to get all excited about visiting an old church (Me! Me!) or just enjoy historic architecture, you will want to put Grace on your must dine list, or at least plan to stop by the bar for a drink!

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15 Chestnut Street,
Portland, Maine

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cheese Vegan Risotto

About KateTravels

Kate loves to explore new places. She often begins planning her next trip before her suitcase is unpacked! She is currently working on her goal of fifty by 50, with detours to places outside the USA or trips back to states she's already visited to discover new towns or enjoy new sights. In addition to travel, Kate is passionate about photography, dabbles in painting and cannot start her mornings without a good cup of tea. Her most recent travels were to Rhode Island and the Azores. She will also be traveling to the Eastern shore of Maryland and Iceland in 2016.

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