The Front Room Restaurant and Bar
73 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101-3661
It never hurts to be friendly. One example of this is striking up a conversation with the people next to you at a restaurant or bar. You meet some of the most amazing people that way. I find smaller towns especially good for this. People just seem to be more open to conversation with strangers.
However, getting recommendations from people you meet in a restaurant is an interesting proposition. On the one hand, you’re both in the same establishment, enjoying the same food, which implies there are some things in common. On the other hand, you really know nothing else about them, other than maybe they are really nice, very friendly, or seem very knowledgeable. However, it will always be an adventure.
When dining at Fore Street, another Portland establishment, we were given a recommendation by a very friendly couple next to us for brunch. Well, after they inquired about our planned dining excursions, and criticized our breakfast choices 🙂 They suggested that the Front Room was the best brunch in town. Seeing as i wasn’t totally committed on my choice, we decided to give it a shot.