Provender Kitchen + Bar
Trainwreck Tuesday! Happy Hour ALL Night!
$5 well drinks, craft drafts, select wines, and snacks ALL night long!
Gültig für: 1 - 20 Personen
Beginn: 21. Januar 2020
Ende: 1. Juli 2020
Verfügbarkeit: Di. 17:00-20:30
Buck-a-Shuck Oysters Every Thursday
$1 Maine Oysters on the Half Shell starting at 5pm until they sell out!
Gültig für: 1 - 20 Personen
Beginn: 21. Januar 2020
Ende: 22. Januar 2119
Verfügbarkeit: Do. 17:00-20:30
It was a birthday brunch and the noise level was so loud we couldn't hear each other.
My friend turned 75 and wished she'd ordered something else and my food was great.
Service wonderful, but just not the place to have a conversation. We had to lip read.
LynetteG, it was nice to speak with you on the phone yesterday. As we discussed 1130 on Sunday Brunch is extremely busy and a little loud. And i suggested next time a 9am or 1pm reservation would be better suited for a conversation of the nature. i think we both agreed a 2 star review is a little harsh considering everything else was perfect. I look forward to seeing you at Provender again soon. Best, Daron + Joy
The food was great! The menu covered a lot of territory and I believe it wouldn't have been an issue if I had ordered something vegan off the menu, but there were enough options that I didn't feel this was necessary. The chef is a pro with great taste! I rated the service a little weak because I had a very lackluster server. You don't have to be hip to be a good server, but I got the feeling she didn't care if I enjoyed my meal until she gave me the bill. Maybe she was just busy. I would definitely visit this restaurant again. It's beautiful inside, and it has a fun, lively atmosphere. The food is fabulous!!!
Anne, wow! thank you for this great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience at Provender. And your right a Vegan dinner would be no problem at all considering we offer a full vegan menu every night. Thank you for your feedback on the service. I'm going to have to say that any hiccups with the service would only be because of the volume we do ( not thats an excuse) we have just been so busy and at times a little under staffed. So i promise you we ALL care. Thankyou for taking the time
The food at Provender is consistently delicious. Everything that I have ever ordered...last night it was the veal chop...tasted incredible and was presented beautifully. The roasted Brussels sprouts are amazing. The service is warm and friendly.
RuthR, Always a pleasure having you dine with us. Thank you for your continued support and these kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Daron + Joy
It was our first time there and we will definitely be going back. Went for the Sunday brunch and it was so hard to decide what to order. That's why we need to go back....so we can try more of the delicious dishes.
CatherineH, Thank you for the kind words and for joining us for brunch . we're so glad you enjoyed everything and we look forward to seeing you soon. I hope we continue to earn your business. Thank You, Daron + Joy
Provender is a wonderful spot! Great food and drink in a very cool atmosphere. A must stop when traveling down East on route 1 in Maine!
JimO Thank you for taking the time .
Test Kitchen items for Brunch always spot on! Drink special, always a hit for me! During the week, the specials on Tacos on Wednesdays or $1 Oysters on Thursdays a must have for sure!
Valentine’s Day fix menu was to die for. Wonderful service. Even better food. Our dinner was perfect!
This place was fantastic! Great food excellent engaging service with a wonderful ambience.
JamesT Thank you for Joining us, we're so glad you enjoyed your experience at Provender. Hopefully we will see you soon Best, Daron + Joy
Perfect place. Great, creative menu, awesome staff, and romantic atmosphere. Couldn't ask for a nicer restaurant.
Thank you so much for this great review. I appreciate you taking the time . We look forward to seeing you soon . Daron + Joy
The best food, service, quality and value in the area!
MindyM, Thank you so much for the kind words and this great review, Look forward to seeing you soon. Daron+ Joy
An excellent staff served a superb dinner. Ambiance and turn of the century charm was really nice. Food was superb. Highly recommended and we will go there again.
Thank you and we are glad you enjoyed everything here at Provender. We look forward to seeing you soon. Thank you for taking the time. Daron + Joy
Yet another great meal! Keep up the great work!
Provender Kitchen and Bar is hands down the best restaurant north of Portland, Maine! Chef Daron Goldstein’s menu is full of some of the tastiest options you’ve ever had! At brunch, my partner had the All American, a classic two eggs, home fries and bacon offering, which as always was cooked to perfection. I chose the yuzu and lemon curd buttermilk pancakes. The pancakes were so fluffy and light and the yuzu and lemon curd on top was out of this world delicious!
Mike, wow, Thank you for the great review . We really appreciate you taking the time. And were so glad yo enjoy what we do here. We truly try to put out the best possible product in the best possible environment every single time. I promise we will continue to work hard to keep earning your business. Again, thank you for taking the time. Daron + Joy
I always enjoy the brunch menu at Provender. So very tasty and beautifully presented.
Beautiful space. Excellent service. Some menu items better than others for example:
I loved the jalapeno ginger spritzer! It was like a Moscow Mule without the liquor. Perfection. But, my friend's drink was over done, it tasted more like cough syrup than a cocktail.
I loved my burger. It was deelish! The potato bun, the special sauce, the size of the patties brought the whole yummy thing together. I loved the tallow fries too and there was way more than I could eat. Unfortunately one of my friends got the bacon wrapped scallops and they were definitely not good. The scallops were overcooked and there was too much prosciutto, making the dish tough and overly salty.
Everyone did love the starters and the fresh bread was divine.
The service was impeccable and overall we had a great meal. We will definitely be back!
Always a great meal!
It was our first visit to this restaurant and we went for the Sunday brunch it was excellent , good choices on menu, very friendly helpful staff quick service definitely we will be back a gem for Ellsworth.
The food and service here is top notch. I highly recommend it.
went with a friend for a special birthday brunch, and had the most amazing meal! it is beautiful inside and the brunch was to die for! we had the avocado toast which was delicious, and beautiful to look at! the eggs benedict could not have been more perfect. we can’t wait to go back!
Second time going for brunch. Excellent food both times.
Provender is our favorite area restaurant. There are many places that make good food from high-quality, fresh ingredients, but the dishes at Provender take it to another level. It's culinary artistry, really--the flavor combinations are bold and unexpected, and the result is frequently sublime. Also, the menu changes frequently so there's almost always something new to try. It's not inexpensive, but IMO it's a great value, as food this good in a metropolitan area would definitely cost far more.
snow strider, Thank you for taking the time to write this great review. And for noticing exactly what we do here. We strive to put out a great product in a great environment. We look forward to seeing you soon.
We made a reservation for a rainy Wednesday evening. When we walked in, they had just
taken warm rolls out of the oven, and the scent was like a nostalgic trip back our Mom's kitchen.
There is much history evident at Provender, and the ambiance was lovely.
The warmth, service (thank you, Lee!), and food brightened our day. We will return. :-)
MeredithR, WOW thank you for the great review. And we agree the parker house rolls are a staple here at Provender. We love them too. We pride our selves in great food, great atmosphere and great service . And Lee is one of the best. I will make sure to tell her so she gets the credit she deserves. Also just FYI our Sunday brunch is the best around. If you have chance come on by. Again thanks for taking the time. Daron+ Joy
Fun to try new foods.. I have heard so much about this restaurant and I finally got to try it.. Amazing
loriB, Thank you for joining us and we are so happy you enjoyed everything. Awe look forward too seeing you soon!
What a memorable evening. Food was amazing, our party of five was seated comfortably, our wait staff was excellent. PK Burger, Steak and Vegetable Wellington all enjoyed. Be sure to ask for the Vegetarian, vegan Menu; selections are excellent. We enjoy having Provender as a dining choice in downtown Ellsworth,
We had a fabulous meal here and everything was excellent, but the dry-aged steak was EPIC!
Our go to place to celebrate special occasions! Love the fact that children
are treated great. Food, service and
atmosphere are excellent.
BillD, Thank you for the kind words and for taking the time to write this great review. We truly appreciate your business .
Has to be the best ribeye I ever had. As good as, or better than, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. Great sauce, tender beef; almost didn't need a knife to cut it.
We were in the area. It was just ok. Mediocre at best
Provender is such a gem! I've eaten here more times than I can count and it's always spot on. Both brunch and dinners here are phenomenal. Highly recommend!
Joanna, Thank you so much for the kind words and the great review. We're so glad you enjoy everything about Provender. We will continue to work hard to keep earning your business. Thank you for taking the time for this great review and we look forward to seeing you soon. Daron+ Joy
By the far the best restaurant in Hancock county. The food is superb, the atmosphere relaxed, and the service PHENOMENAL!!! Consistent and delicious, it is our number choice always. Date night or a quick drink, check them out.
This is our go to place for an amazing Brunch each Sunday. The test kitchen items that Daron puts together are on spot! Love to try something new or just go with the stand by of Avocado Toast or just eggs and sausage! The menu is perfect for everyone. Great wait staff!
Jodi, That you for the kind words, and for the your support . I promise we will continue to work hard to earn your business. Look forward to seeing you guys soon. Daron + Joy
It’s usually amazing and we’re still happy we went for dinner; however, our appetizer came out seconds before our entrees arrived. I couldn’t enjoy the appetizer fully and my dinner cooled by the time I got to it. The waitress said it was her fault and apologized which was nice but the food is so expensive I feel like we were cheated somewhat.
Thank you for your feedback and I apologize for bad timing on your meals. Usually we are spot on when it come to that . But Mistakes do happen. I would like to buy you your next appetizer on your next visit. Or you tell me what you would like for me to do to make this right for you. I really want you to come back and fully enjoy your experience. please call me directly to set up your a reservation 610-1480 and ask for Daron. Thank you for taking the time.
Really pleasant restaurant - friendly staff, happy patrons, lovely decor (gorgeous reclaimed wood).
Food concept & creativity - 100%
Execution - 70%
The coconut lobster bisque was out of this world. Excellent smooth flavor, with generous pieces of lobster. I’d go back for that but the food is always good here!
A bit expensive, especially hors d’vuours. I’ve had Sole and chicken, both very good.
Would like a simple green salad added to menu.
This is an excellent place for Sunday brunch with an interesting, inventive selection of drinks and food, tastefully presented.
The menu wasn't as posted online, which they did warn that it does change so that was fine. My husband had the roasted chicken with corn risotto. The chicken was dry and flovorless. The risotto was so brothy it looked like his chicken was floating in soup. I had the beets with feta, and the PBK burger. The beets were delicious, but the the feta was so salty I had to pick the beets out to eat them. The burger was delicious. Nice chargrilled flavor, moist, and perfectly cooked. The fries were also very good. Service was a bit slow, but not terrible.
Rebecca, Thank you for the feedback we are always trying to improve everyday. I apologize the chicken dish didn't live up to expectations. That dish is usually spot on, somehow one went out that wasn't up to par. Which is totally unacceptable . Next time just let a server know that you weren't happy whit your entree and i would of been happy to send out another dish or I would of bought it for you. I hope this doesn't deter you from giving us another try. I know we can make this 3 star into a 5
We enjoyed a great creative dinner while visiting the Maine coast. Great food!!!
Fabulous food, great people, always a perfect experience.
Neil, thank you for joining us and we appreciate the kind words. So glad you enjoyed everything . And we look forward to your next visit. Daron+ Joy
If you haven't gone here yet, you are missing out! The food is EXCEPTIONAL. Not just good, not just great, EXCEPTIONAL. Like mind-blowing. We have been twice and both times our expectations were exceeded and we are foodies, so can be pretty high standards to meet. Get the beet appetizer, you will never be satisfied again with anyone elses! We had the burger, the pasta special with wild mushrooms and duck confit, truffle fries (GAHHHH! SOOOOO GOOD!), the roast chicken is divine, and the cocktails are tasty and innovative. We have eaten all over the country, and this place blew us away!
ShariL, thank you for taking the time to write this great review. We are so happy you enjoyed your experience here at Provender. We agree the new beet appetizer is amazing, glad you enjoyed it. Next time your in take a look at the brunch menu! Again, thank you for taking the time and I hope we continue to earn your business. Daron + Joy