Like the city of Portland, Maine,

Hugo’s restaurant has evolved dramatically. Since opening its doors in 1988, the once-humble family eatery has gone on to garner national attention for its refined cuisine. Seated at the top of Portland’s Old Port in the burgeoning India Street neighborhood, Hugo’s marks the division between the old and new, embracing tradition and pursuing innovation.

Now in its third generation of ownership, Hugo’s continues to improve. With intellectual curiosity and modern technique driving the process, our ingredients are farmed, fished and foraged almost exclusively here in Maine, reflecting the dramatic seasonal shifts of Northern New England.

Wrapped in soft leather, wrought iron, and 160 year-old reclaimed red birch, the sumptuous dining room looks into an open kitchen. Custom finish work by local craftsmen ornament the space, from bespoke china to hand-stitched menus, Hugo’s dining room truly is an expression of Portland.

Serving Dinner

530 PM - 930 PM

(Monday-Saturday, Closed Sunday)

To make a reservation, please call us at

207.774.8538

or book online with

Food & Drink

our menus change daily - this is a sample of typical offerings

Tasting Menus

Choose any five courses from all three menus for $90, two courses for $45. Additional courses for $22.

Wine or beverage pairings available.

Foraged & Farmed

Vitello Tonnato

  • sea vegetable gremolata
  • pecorino sardo
  • carrot confit

Beef & Beet Tartare

  • egg yolk purée
  • pickled kumquat
  • cashew

Steak

  • black radish
  • cabbage
  • furikake

Roasted Veal Leg

  • black lentil
  • rutabaga purée
  • watermelon radish

Dessert of Your Choice

From the Sea

Fluke Carpaccio

  • bell pepper powder
  • celery
  • agrumato

Bangs Island Mussels

  • brussels sprouts
  • hollandaise
  • panisse

Poached Black Bass

  • parsnip
  • citrus
  • red veined sorrel

Roasted Monkfish

  • smoked pepita
  • ‘tamale’
  • acorn squash

Dessert of Your Choice

Forest & Field

Sunchoke Salad

  • oyster mushroom
  • gruyère custard
  • walnut

Roasted Cauliflower

  • chorizo
  • black olive
  • pine nut

Hen Egg

  • spicy granola
  • toast
  • bacon crumb

Stuffed Cabbage

  • spiced apple
  • mustard
  • leek confit

Dessert of Your Choice

Wine, Beer & Spirits

Cocktails | Beer & Cider | Wines | Spirits | Non-Alcoholic
Cocktails | Beer & Cider | Wines
Spirits | Non-Alcoholic

Cocktails

Batida Citrico

  • Cachaça
  • lime
  • allspice dram

Ceylon Swizzle

  • Rhums
  • orange
  • warm spice

Blood & Sand

  • blended scotch
  • Cherry Heering
  • Carpano Antica

Monument Cobbler

  • dark rhum
  • sherry
  • seasonal fruit

Apéritif de Chambery

  • Plymouth gin
  • Dolin Blanc
  • St. Germain
  • mint
  • lemon

Toronto

  • Old Overholt Rye
  • Fernet Branca
  • Angostura

Beer & Cider

Poire Cidre de Christian Drouin, France, 375 mL, $15
Dupont Cidre Bouche, Brut de Normandie, France 2011, 375mL, $15
Dry Cidah, Urban Farm Fermentory, Portland, Maine, $7
Éphémère Apple, Unibrou, Quebec, Canada, $6
Trois Pistoles, Unibrou, Quebec, Canada, $6
Midas Touch, 9.0%, Dogfish Head, Delaware, $6
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale, Manchester, England, $13
Trappistes Rochefort Tripel, 11.3%, Belgium, $14
Anchor Porter, San Francisco, California, $5
Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout, England, $6
Censored Copper Ale, Lagunitas Brewing Co., Petaluma, California, $6
Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Ale, 375 mL, $13
Reissdorf Kölsch, Germany, $6
Founder's Pale Ale, Grand Rapids, Michigan, $6
Old Speckled Hen, draught can, Moreland Brewing Co., England, $6
Old Thumper, Ringwood Brewery, Portland, Maine, $5
XXXX I.P.A, 9.3%, Shipyard Brewing Co., Portland, Maine, $6
Peeper Ale, Maine Beer Co., Freeport, Maine, $8
Hitachino, Hitachino Nest, Japan, $7
Allagash White, Maine, $5
By the Glass | Sparkling | White | Red | Rosé
By the Glass | Sparkling
White | Red | Rosé

Sparkling by the Glass

Riesling Sekt, Steininger, 2010, Niederösterreich, Austria, $11
Blue Label Brut, Nicolas Feuillate, NV, Champagne, France, $14
Blanc de Noirs Brut, Schramsberg, 2007, Calistoga, California, $12
Secco Rosé, Pinot Noir, Hillinger, NV, Wagram, Austria, $9

White by the Glass

First Hill White, Hillinger, 2011, Burgenland, Austria, $9
Roero Arneis, Guidobobo, Piemonte, Italy, $10
Gavi di Gavi, La Meirana, 2011, Piemonte, Italy, $11
Chenin Blanc, False Bay, 2011, Western Cape, South Africa, $8
Chardonnay, Owen Roe “Corrvidae Mirth”, 2012, Columbia Valley, Washington, $8
Chardonnay, Clos du Bois Sonoma Reserve, 2010, Russian River, California, $9

Red by the Glass

Côtes de Provence, Chateau Moutete, 2012, Chateau Moutete, France, $8
Zinfandel, Sivas, 2011, Sonoma, California, $10
Cabernet Sauvignon, Arizona Stronghold, 2011, Cochise County, Arizona, $10
“Milestone” Rhone Blend, Salmon Falls, South Berwick, Maine, $11
Merlot, Rombauer, 2008, Napa, California, $16
“Two Ton” Pinot Noir, Croney Estate, 2009, Martinborough, New Zealand, $9
Cerasuola di Vittoria, Feudo di Santa Tresa, 2010, Sicilia, Italy, $9

Rosé by the Glass

Château de Ségriès, Tavel, 2012, Rhône, France

Sparkling

Blue Label Brut, Nicolas Feuillate, NV, Champagne, France, $50
“Biutiful” Brut Rosé Cava, NV, Spain, $39
Blanc de Noirs Brut, Schramsberg, 2007, Calistoga, California, $45
Cabernet Rosé Sekt, Steininger, 2010, Kamptal, Austria, $40
Grüner Veltliner Sekt Brut, Szigeti, NV, Burgenland, Austria, $44
Secco Rose Pinot Noir, Hillinger, NV, Wagram, Austria, $34
Gavi Spumante Brut, Broglia, 2011, Piemonte, Italy, $46
Malbec Rose, Alma Negra, 2010, Mendoza, Argentina, $38
Prosecco Superiore, Bisol Crede Brut, 2011, Valdobbiadene, Italy, $34
Crémant Demi-Sec, Calistoga, 2007, California, $52
Crémant de Bourgogne, Cuvée Prestige Brut, NV, France, $41
Vilmart de Cie Brut Premier Cru, NV, Champagne, France, $75
Pol Roger Brut, 2002, Champagne, France, $150
Pol Roger “Pure”, NV, Champagne, France, $105
Pol Roger Brut Rosé, 2004, Champagne, France, $165

White

“Mannequin” Orin Swift, 2010, California, $45
Chardonnay, Owen Roe -“Corrvidae Mirth”, 2012, Columbia Valley, Washington, $31
Robert Sinskey “Abraxas”, 2010, Carneros, California, $58
Pinot Blanc, Robert Sinskey, 2010, Napa, California (375mL), $40
“T” Terrassen Riesling, 2012, Wachau, Austria, $38
“T26” Grüner Veltliner, 2012, Wachau, Austria, $32
Bachelet-Monnot Puligny-Montrachet, 2010, Burgundy, France, $89
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Brunel, 2010, Rhône, France, $80
Riesling, Hugel “Jubilee”, 2008, Alsace, France, $88
Savennières, Nicolas Joly “Les Vieux Clos”, 2009, Loire, France, $68
Chardonnay, Jean-Michel Guanoux, 2009, Burgundy, France, $79
Pinot Grigio, Vie di Romans, 2010, Friuli, Italy, $56
Grüner Veltliner, 2012, Kittmannsberg, Steininger, $49
First Hill White, Hillinger, 2011, Burgenland, Austria, $32
Furmint Sec, 2011, Tokaj-Hegyaja, Hungary, $29
Blaco Godello, Godeval, 2009, Valdeorras, Spain, $29
Chateau Bonnet, Entre-deux-Mers, 2011, Bordeaux, France, $22
Macon Villages, Verget -“Grand Élevage”, 2009, Burgundy, France, $34

Red

Alvaro Palacios -“Camin de Priorat”, 2010, Priorat, Spain, $49
Alvaro Palacios - “Finca Dolfi”, 2009, Priorat, Spain, $113
Alvaro Palacios - “Les Terrasses”, 2010, Priorat, Spain, $63
Chronic Cellars “Dead Nuts”, 2011, Paso Robles, California, $43
Chronic Cellars “Sofa King”, 2011, Paso Robles, California, $37
Joseph Voillet Volnay, 1er Cru “Les Fremiets”, 2010, Burgundy, France, $133
Joseph Voillet Volnay Pommard, 1er Cru “Les Pezerolles”, 2009, Burgundy, France, $142
Joseph Voillet Volnay, Veilles Vignes, 2010, Burgundy, France, $82
Locations - “I1”, David Phinney-Orin Swift, 2011, Italy, $34
Locations -“F1”, David Phinney-Orin Swift, 2011, France, $34
Orin Swift -“Abstract”, 2011, California, $57
Owen Roe “Abbotts Table”, 2011, Yakima, Washinton, $59
Pinot Noir, Owen Roe “Kilmore”, 2010, Yamhill, Oregon, $69
Pinot Noir, St. Innocent - Temperance Hill, 2010, Eola-Amity, Oregon, $66
Pinot Noir, St. Innocent - Freedom Hill, 2011, Oregon, $40
Pinot Noir, St. Innocent - Shea Vineyard, 2009, Oregon, $84
Nebbiolo Langhe, Cantina del Pono, Piemonte, Italy, $44
Cerventes, Chappellet - Pritchard Hill, 2010, Napa, California, $67

Rosé

Coteaux-du-Vendômois, Cocagne, 2012, Loire, France, $25
Côtes de Provence, Château la Moutète, 2012, France, $27
Petit Rimauresq, 2011, Provence, France, $27
“T” Rose Zweigelt, 2012, Wachau, Austria, $25
Château de Ségriès, Tavel, 2012, Rhône, France, $39
Whisk(e)y | Vodka & Gin | Rum, Tequila & Brandy | Other
Whisk(e)y | Vodka & Gin
Rum, Tequila & Brandy | Other

Ireland

Bushmills, $7
Jameson, $8
Red Breast 12 yr Single Pot Still, $14
Middleton, Very Rare, $24

America

Jack Daniel’s, $7
Jim Beam, $7
Eagle Rare, Single Barrel, 10 yr, $8
Maker’s Mark, $8
Wild Turkey 101°, $8
Knob Creek Bourbon, $10
Knob Creek Rye, $10
Basil Hayden’s, $11
Blanton’s, $12
Four Roses, Single Barrel, $13
Ri(1), $14

Scotland

Dewar’s White Label, $8
Johnny Walker Black Label, $11
Johnny Walker Blue Label, $57
Talisker 10 yr, Isle of Skye, $17
Macallan 12 yr, Highland, $17
Glenfiddich 12 yr, Speyside, $11
Glenfiddich 18 yr, Speyside, $22
Glenfiddich 21 yr, Highland, $17
Glenfiddich Gran Reserva 21 yr, Speyside, $31
Glenlivet 12 yr, Speyside, $13
Oban 14 yr, West Highland, $19
Highland Park 15 yr, Orkney, $15
Glenmorangie 18 yr, Highland, $28
Lagavulin 16 yr, Islay, $21
Bowmore 25 yr, Islay, $71
Teacher’s Cream, $7

Vodka

Hangar One, Buddha’s Hand Citron , $10
Hangar One, Russian River Raspberry , $10
Hangar One, Mandarin Blossom , $10
Cîroc, $10
Cold River, $10
Chopin, $9
Stolichnaya, $7
Tito’s Handmade Vodka, $7

Gin

Genever, $9
Tanqueray, $7
Plymouth, $9
Ingenium, $11
Cold River, $10

Rum

Myer’s, $7
Goslings Black Seal, $8
Pusser’s, $8
Brugal, $7
Lemon Hart & Sons Demerara Rhum, $10
8 Bells, $11
Mount Gay Eclipse, $8
Appleton Estate Reserve, $11
Barbancourt 15 yr Rhum, $14
Clement Premier, $7
Clement VSOP, $11
Clement XO, $26
Clement Cuvée Homère (Agricole),, $28
Bacardi 151°, $10
Pyrat X.O. Reserve, $13
Ron Matusalem, Gran Reserva 15 yr Solera, $14
Ron Zacapa, 23 yr Solera, $14
Cachaça, Água Luca, $9
Cachaça, Leblon, $11

Tequila

Corazón Añejo, $15
Corazón Reposado, $14
Corazón Blanco, $13
Casa Noble Silver, $15
Avion Añejo, $16
Avion Resposado, $15
Avion Silver, $14
Sauza Hornitos, $8

Brandy

Bartlett’s Pear Eau-de-Vie, Gouldsboro, $10
Laird’s Applejack, $8
Calvados Boulard, $10
Eau-de-Vie of Douglas Fir, $10
Rémy Martin VSOP, $13
Courvoisier VSOP, $14
Hennessey XO, $35

Aperetifs

Amaro Montenegro, $9
Aperol, $8
Amaretto DiSarrono, $8
B & B, $9
Benedictine, $13
Campari, $8
Cardamaro, $10
Crème Yvette, $11
Cointreau, $10
Drambuie, $11
Fernet Branca, $9

Digestifs

Luxardo Maraschino, $10
Pernod Absinthe, $9
Pimms No. 1 Cup, $7
Sambuca Molinari, $9
Green Chartreuese, $11
Yellow Chartreuese, $13
Underberg, 20 mL, $3
Branca Menta, $10
Frangelico, $9
Galliano, $9
Grand Marnier, $11

Non-Alcoholic

Maine Root, Root Beer , $4
Einbecker N/A, Germany, $4
Voss Water Still or Sparkling, 1L, $8
Maine Root, Ginger Beer, $4
Harney & Sons, Iced Tea, $4
San Pellegrino Soda, $4

To Finish

Dessert

A selection of desserts nightly

$10, or included with tasting menus

- For example -

Autumn Squash

  • spiced meringue
  • custard
  • honey cake

Chocolate & Beets

  • pistachio ice cream
  • chocolate shortbread
  • orange

Maine Apple

  • cider doughnut
  • caramel mousse
  • popcorn

New England Cranberry

  • cheesecake ice cream
  • graham cracker
  • candied walnut

Coffee

Coffee by Tandem Coffee Roasters, Portland, Maine
Our selection of single origin coffees from around the world change often. Each roast is paired with an ideal brewing method.

Press

A 50/50 blend of Ethiopian washed Sidamo and Guatamalan San Juan microlot, the Time and Temperature blend has hints of brown sugar, orange citrus, and chocolate.

Pour-over

From Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia, the Adado roast has notes of cocoa, black currant, and black pepper.

Siphon

From Castelo, Espirito Santo, our Sitio Sao Gabriel has notes of caramel, nuts, and port.

- Purveyors -

Farmers, Fishermen & Foragers

Green Spark Farm

Austin and Mary-Ellen Chadd run a CSA and neighborhood produce stand from their idyllic Cape Elizabeth farm. They grow some of the finest organic melons, tomatoes and shishito peppers money can buy, to say nothing of their breathtaking Fairy Tale eggplants! They have been instrumental in keeping our menus local and exciting and we look forward to their cheerful and bountiful deliveries.

Alison Evans Ceramics

After commissioning Alison to produce the dishes for our sister restaurant, Eventide Oyster Co, we collaborated with her to develop a custom "Hugo's Collection" of plates, bowls and mugs that are the mainstay of our ever-growing arsenal of serving vessels. Each piece is molded and glazed by hand and a truly functional work of art. Stop by her studio and gallery on Maine Street in Yarmouth and get some of your own!

Tandem Coffee Roasters

We affectionately refer to the three owners of Tandem as "coffee nerds" - a title they have rightfully earned through years of dedication to the science and art of sourcing, roasting and brewing great coffee. Will, Vien and Kathleen opened their cafe and roastery in the up-and-coming Bayside neighborhood of Portland in 2013. With their help, we are proud to be the first restaurant in Maine offering single-origin coffee brewed using the siphon, pour-over and french press methods.

Allagash Brewing
Allagash started as a one-man operation in 1995. Founder Rob Tod was committed to bringing traditional Belgian-style brews to the emergent craft beer movement in the US. Now an iconic Maine brewing company run by a small army of talented brewers, their constantly evolving selection is well-loved by Mainers and beer connoisseurs the world over. We proudly pair Allagash beer with our entire menu.
Thirty-Acre Farm
At their farm in Whitefield, Maine, Simon and Jane frost raise hogs, grow beautiful vegetables and ferment an array of pickles, slaws and kimchi. Thankfully, they commute to the Portland Farmer's Market. We love their tomatoes, peppers, cipollini onions and their well-curated selections of roots reggae.
Freedom Farm

Daniel Price and Ginger Dermott grow an impressive array of organic vegetables on their 10-acre farm in Freedom, Maine. Each variety is full-sized and blemish-free. While they are reluctant to harvest the baby vegetables we are known to request, they are adventurous enough to grown ginger. They set a high standard for organic farming in the state.

Winter Point Oysters

The pristine oysters farmed by father-son team Johnny and Jim Hennessey in West Bath are consistently a favorite among our guests. The nutrient-rich salt water tides of the Gulf of Maine are partly responsible for their exceptional quality, but we also credit the salt-of-the-earth folks who raise them from 2mm seeds to the 3.5 inch beauties we enjoy year-round.

Ian Jerolmack, Stonecipher Farm

Owner and farmer at Stonecipher Farm, Ian Jerolmack is in his fifth year farming in Bowdoinham, and for the last three years, his produce has been an indispensable asset to Hugo's pantry. Ian enthusiasm for vegetables is infectious, his fixed gear bicycle tricks are impressive and we're always pleased to see him at the restaurant.

Evan Strusinski, forager

We all look forward to packages from Evan Strusinski. They invariably contain a wealth of products we've never worked with before, always fresh and sometimes unexpected, deliveries and visits from Evan are always learning opportunities.

Phil and Lisa Webster, North Star farms

Phil and Lisa Webster have provided Hugo's with fresh and delicious local lamb for the past three years, their lamb is as tender as it is flavorful. We're elated to have such a dependable and professional source for incredible lamb. Be sure to check out the "Lamb Cam" on their Facebook page--you can tell their flock lives a great life.

Events

Wesley and Chloe Genovart from SoLo Farm and Table in South Londonderry, Vermont will be taking over the Hugo's kitchen for an incredible night. After ten years in New York City at the helm of some of the finest establishments including the stunning Degustation and the peerless Per Se, Wesley and Chloe moved home to Vermont to create room for their new addition, Rafael. Opening their dream restaurant on a little farm in a small town, Wesley and Chloe have already received big accolades, including being named one of Bon Appetit's '50 best New Restaurants' in 2012, and semi-finalist nomination for The James beard Foundations 'Best Chef: Northeast 2014.' As huge fans of Wesley and Chloe, we can't wait to serve (and eat) his food. The multi-course menu tasting menu that includes a cocktail reception will be $100 with optional wine pairings for $65.

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As part of the ongoing "Flanagan's Table" dinner series, we will join our friends at Flanagan Farm in Buxton, Maine, for an intimate multi-course dinner benefiting the Maine Farmland Trust. Highlighting local produce, meats and beverage, join us in celebrating the farm-to-table lifestyle we enjoy in Maine. Reservations open on their website on Tuesday, March 25. www.flanaganstable.com.

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By far our most anticipated event of the summer, the folks at Outstanding in the Field will join us for an early evening gathering and family-style meal at Winter Point Oyster farm in West Bath, Maine. The oyster farmers and our dear friends, Johnny and Jim Hennessey, will share with guests the incredible process of cultivating their oysters, from seed to table. Tickets go on sale on Monday, March 20 on their website. www.outstandinginthefield.com.

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Accolades

No. 2 Top Restaurant in New England

May 20 2013

In addition to a terrific in-house charcuterie program that is lorded over by executive chef Andrew Taylor, the daily menu features 15 different offerings, including creations like cornmeal-crusted soft-shell lobster with creamed corn gazpacho, foraged mushrooms, leeks and marjoram; confit of foie gras topped with salted and pickled cherries; and slow-cooked and honey-glazed Luce Farms pork belly with cabbage, apple, onion relish and charred rosemary. Even the desserts, like the house vanilla sundae with "usual and unusual toppings," get into the progressive act.

The People's Best New Chef: New England

Mar 19 2013

“My mom’s Betty Crocker’s International Cookbook wonton recipe was something of a religion for me. My mom paid me $3 an hour to make wontons. [By serving them,] she would get to wow people at the holidays.”

The new tastes of New England

Oct 16 2012

If chefs like Wiley have their way, fine dining menus, with their unlimited year-round fresh produce and expensive cuts of meat, will soon be replaced by a cuisine that is a more specific expression of New England’s seasons, landscape, and culture.

Portland, Me.: Locavore in Menu and Décor

Aug 29 2013

The streets were empty on a Monday night, but Hugo’s, a sleek, lounge-like restaurant at the edge of the Old Port district, was filled — not only with diners intent on their delicate assemblages of, say, braised daikons with summer kimchi, but also with the dozen or so servers and food preparers who take center stage in the bright open kitchen that faces the bar.

Hugo's Restaurant

Mar 29 2012

"The purchase of Hugo's was, for us, about as turn-key as one could possibly imagine. We have basically been running the restaurant for two years now, so there is really no change outside of the actual ownership itself."
This is front-of-house manager turned owner Arlin Smith, when questioned about his recent acquisition of the iconic Portland restaurant. Both of his business partners in this venture, chefs Andrew Taylor and Michael Wiley, wholeheartedly agree.

Hugo's Eat Feature

Oct 1 2013

Cauliflower foam. Ichthyic spinal fluid. Kimchi puree. Even for those of us who are apt to drop the phrase “sous vide” into casual conversation, these elements sound mildly daunting. But that has always been a part of the program at Hugo’s. The Portland institution has been pushing diners into new culinary waters for 25 years. Only now, following a renovation and a menu revamp, they’re doing it a little more gently. No more blind tasting menus here—just shockingly good food, composed right in front of your eyes.

A Look at the New Hugo's

Jul 3 2013

Hugo’s has always been known as the place that served you art on a plate. In the past, a server might set something in front of you that you just wanted to look at for a while before taking a fork to it. Eating there was not just going out to dinner. It was an experience. Once you did stop looking and start eating, it wasn’t unusual for a dish to, well, just kind of blow your mind with unexpected flavors and textures.
Saturday night showed that chefs Andrew Taylor and Mike Wiley are as inventive as ever, and their dishes have evolved into something that is not so much fine art on a plate but food that makes you think and interact with the ingredients. I know that sounds a little woo-woo, but what can I say? I had something of a religious experience with my plate of roasted venison.

Explore Portland's Most Daring Dinner at the Newly Reopened Hugo's

Feb 17 2014
...Inside, couples carry on hushed conversations while observing the chefs in the open kitchen and taking long moments to savor each course. The leather booths, lounge music, and wooden bar, made from a 160-year-old red birch tree scooped from the bottom of Moosehead Lake, create a warmer and more personal atmosphere. It’s less about meeting up with friends than it is about having time to comfortably relish one of the best meals in the entire state.

The Top 10 Iconic American Restaurants

Feb 17 2014
Since opening in 1988, Hugo's, situated at he top of Portland's Old Port district, has evolved from its humble Irish-pub roots. Today, Hugo's is a nationally acclaimed culinary destination known for New England-style dishes with a refined approach: cornmeal-crusted soft-shell lobster; local pheasant with polenta, turnips and shiitake; rabbit salad. "There's a sense of community here", says Andrew Taylor, a co-owner and chef. 'The people who work here love their jobs, and their love of the food and their energy comes across to the guests."

Ownership

AMA LLC

Before acquiring Hugo’s restaurant in March of 2012, Andrew Taylor, Michael Wiley and Arlin Smith formed AMA LLC. Two months later the restaurant group opened Eventide Oyster Co. to popular and critical acclaim. And in April of 2013 they embarked on an ambitious renovation of the Hugo’s space.
Andrew Taylor
Owner & Chef

Upon graduating from Bates College with a degree in economics in 2003, Chef-Owner Andrew Taylor did the only sensible thing: enter the restaurant business. After stints with Thierry Rautereau at Rover’s in Seattle and Ken Oringer at Clio in Boston, Taylor headed north with his wife in 2009 to become the Sous Chef for Rob Evans at Hugo’s. In 2012, Taylor along with Wiley and Smith purchased Hugo’s from their mentor while simultaneously opening Eventide Oyster Co. Taylor spends every free moment hunting, fishing, foraging, hiking, camping and generally enjoying the splendor of Maine with his wife, Rachel and his son, Lincoln.

Mike Wiley
Owner & Chef

Chef-owner Mike Wiley studied literature and creative writing at Colby College and Rhetoric at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He worked at various kitchens in Colorado including the Black Cat in Boulder, before returning to Maine. Hugo’s proved a perfect fit: a kitchen that fosters creativity and enjoys access to the finest ingredients. Mike is tickled to be cooking right here, in the thick of it.

Arlin Smith
Owner & General Manager

General Manager Arlin Smith earned his Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. After making his mark in the Hudson Valley, he then set his sights on Portland. A tasting menu at Hugo’s under former Chef Rob Evans prompted the fortuitous move. He was hired soon thereafter and later became an owner in 2012. He and his “better half”, Roxanne, who you’ll also find working at Hugo’s, have settled in Maine and are enjoying “the way life should be”.

Reservations & Info

To make a reservation, please call us at

207.774.8538

Or visit

Hugos is located at 88 Middle Street, Portland, ME, 04101

After a complete remodel, Hugo’s welcomes guests with a more luxurious and comfortable dining room: custom-made leather booths, reclaimed wood tables, and an expansive tasting bar that looks into our open kitchen. Whether at our tasting bar, in a booth, or at one of our two tables, please trust us to make your dining experience comfortable.

We continue to take pride in our tasting menus—no longer “blind” we offer three tasting menus nightly that cater to vegetarians, pescetarians, and omnivores. For a lighter meal, guests are free to choose individual dishes a la carte. For a more opulent meal, consider a Chef’s Tasting menu—our most elaborate and involved dining experience can be arranged with advanced notice. Please call us for details.

Our kitchen is ready and eager to accommodate your preferences and dietary restrictions. In order to prepare a meal tailored to your needs, we implore you to notify us of any dislikes, restrictions, or allergies when making your reservation.

Parking is available in the Old Port Specialty Tile parking lot across from Hugo's.

For press inquiries please call us at 207.774.8538, or email us at

info@hugos.net • 88 Middle Street, Portland, ME • 207-774-8538 • Reserve Online

Rosé

Coteaux-du-Vendômois, Cocagne, 2012, Loire, France, $25
Côtes de Provence, Château la Moutète, 2012, France, $27
Petit Rimauresq, 2011, Provence, France, $27
“T” Rose Zweigelt, 2012, Wachau, Austria, $25
Château de Ségriès, Tavel, 2012, Rhône, France, $39

White

“Mannequin” Orin Swift, 2010, California, $45
Chardonnay, Owen Roe -“Corrvidae Mirth”, 2012, Columbia Valley, Washington, $31
Robert Sinskey “Abraxas”, 2010, Carneros, California, $58
Pinot Blanc, Robert Sinskey, 2010, Napa, California (375mL), $40
“T” Terrassen Riesling, 2012, Wachau, Austria, $38
“T26” Grüner Veltliner, 2012, Wachau, Austria, $32
Bachelet-Monnot Puligny-Montrachet, 2010, Burgundy, France, $89
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Brunel, 2010, Rhône, France, $80
Riesling, Hugel “Jubilee”, 2008, Alsace, France, $88
Savennières, Nicolas Joly “Les Vieux Clos”, 2009, Loire, France, $68
Chardonnay, Jean-Michel Guanoux, 2009, Burgundy, France, $79
Pinot Grigio, Vie di Romans, 2010, Friuli, Italy, $56
Grüner Veltliner, 2012, Kittmannsberg, Steininger, $49
First Hill White, Hillinger, 2011, Burgenland, Austria, $32
Furmint Sec, 2011, Tokaj-Hegyaja, Hungary, $29
Blaco Godello, Godeval, 2009, Valdeorras, Spain, $29
Chateau Bonnet, Entre-deux-Mers, 2011, Bordeaux, France, $22
Macon Villages, Verget -“Grand Élevage”, 2009, Burgundy, France, $34
Grâves, Chateau Graville-Lacoste, 2010, Bordeaux, France, $38
Grüner Veltliner, Anton Bauer, 2011, Wagram, Austria, $26
Vinho Verde, Quinta de Azevedo, 2011, Portugal, $23
Amethystos “Dry White”, 2011, Makedonia, Greece, $28
Muscadet, Sèvre-et-Maine, 2011, Loire, France, $23
Roussanne, Château du Trignon, 2011, Rhône, France, $28
Pinot Grigio, Maso Poli, 2011, Trentino, Italy, $30
Sauvignon Blanc, Warwich “Professor Black”, 2011, Stellenbosch, South Africa, $28
Chardonnay, Adelsheim, 2011, Willamette Valley, Oregon, $36
Gentil, Hugel, 2008, Alsace, France, $42
Chenin Blanc, False Bay, 2011, Western Cape, South Africa, $30
Chardonnay, Clos du Bois - Sonoma Reserve, 2010, Russian River, California, $34
Greco di Tufo, Terradora, 2011, Campania, Italy, $40
Riesling Spätlese, Gustav Schmitt, 2011, Rheinhessen, Germany, $31
Sancerre, Sebastian Riffault, 2012, Loire, France, $42
Roero Arneis, Guidobobo, 2012, Piemonte, Italy, $36
Pouilly Fumé en Travertin, Domaine Henri Bourgeois, 2011, Loire, France, $47
Arneis Langhe, Damilano, 2010, Piemonte, Italy, $30
Soave, Sauvia, 2011, Veneto, Italy, $28
Beaujolais Blanc, Lavernette, 2011, Burgundy, France, $34
Kerner, Abbazia di Novacello, 2010, Alto Adige, Italy, $42
Lugana “La Creete”, 2011, Piemonte, Italy, $35
Riesling Spätlese, Leitz, 2010, Rheingau, Germany, $39
Sancerre, Domain Blondeau, 2011, Loire, France, $41
Gavi di Gavi, La Meirana, 2011, Piemonte, Italy, $40

Red

Alvaro Palacios -“Camin de Priorat”, 2010, Priorat, Spain, $49
Alvaro Palacios - “Finca Dolfi”, 2009, Priorat, Spain, $113
Alvaro Palacios - “Les Terrasses”, 2010, Priorat, Spain, $63
Chronic Cellars “Dead Nuts”, 2011, Paso Robles, California, $43
Chronic Cellars “Sofa King”, 2011, Paso Robles, California, $37
Joseph Voillet Volnay, 1er Cru “Les Fremiets”, 2010, Burgundy, France, $133
Joseph Voillet Volnay Pommard, 1er Cru “Les Pezerolles”, 2009, Burgundy, France, $142
Joseph Voillet Volnay, Veilles Vignes, 2010, Burgundy, France, $82
Locations - “I1”, David Phinney-Orin Swift, 2011, Italy, $34
Locations -“F1”, David Phinney-Orin Swift, 2011, France, $34
Orin Swift -“Abstract”, 2011, California, $57
Owen Roe “Abbotts Table”, 2011, Yakima, Washinton, $59
Pinot Noir, Owen Roe “Kilmore”, 2010, Yamhill, Oregon, $69
Pinot Noir, St. Innocent - Temperance Hill, 2010, Eola-Amity, Oregon, $66
Pinot Noir, St. Innocent - Freedom Hill, 2011, Oregon, $40
Pinot Noir, St. Innocent - Shea Vineyard, 2009, Oregon, $84
Nebbiolo Langhe, Cantina del Pono, Piemonte, Italy, $44
Cerventes, Chappellet - Pritchard Hill, 2010, Napa, California, $67
Gaglioppo, 2011, Calabria, Italy, $29
Sagrentino di Montefalco, Colpetrone, 2007, Umbria, Italy, $48
Pinot Noir, 2010, Yamhill, Oregon, $69
Carignan, Clos du Gravillas, 2009, Laguedoc, France, $43
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 2010, Rhone, France, $105
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, 2010, Italy, $36
Vino Nobile, Fattoria del Cerro, 2008, Toscana, Italy, $34
Merlot, Rombauer, Napa, California, $64
Cabernet Franc Reserve, Barboursville, Virginia, $48
Pinot Noir, 2009, Martinborough, New Zealand, $36
Pinot Noir, Stewart, 2009, Russian River Valley, California, $73
Gaglioppo, Statti, 2011, Calabria, Italy, $29
Sean Thackery Old Vine Red, “Pleiades Cuvee XXII”, California, $52
Givry, D. Choffet, 2009, Burgundy, France, $47
“Anna Christina”, Netzle, 2010, Carnuntum, Austria, $81
Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Bordeaux Blend, Star Lane, 2007, Santa Barbara, California, $79
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Cataldi Madonna, 2010, Italy, $36
Château la Liquière, Faugères Vielles Vinges, 2010, Laguedoc, France, $31
Paydirt Red Blend, 2010, Paso Robles, California, $51
Cabernet Sauvignon, Obsidian Ridge, 2009, Red Hills Lake County, California, $63
Brunello di Montalcino, Camigliano, 2007, Toscana, Italy, $91
Côtes du Castillon, 2010, Seigneurs d’Aiguilhe, France, $39
Banknote Wine Co.“The Vault”, 2008, Napa, California, $35
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2011, Arizona Stronghold, Cochise Co, AZ, $40
Zinfandel, Sivas, 2011, Sonoma, California, $40
Brunello di Montalcino, Argiano, 2007, Toscana, Italy, $110
Sassicaia, Tenuto San Guido, 2007, Toscana, Italy, $270
Sans Liege Rhône Blend -“Pickpocket”, 2009, Paso Robles, California, $44
Cabernet Sauvignon, Montes Alpha, 2009, Colchagua Valley, Chile, $42
Cerasuola di Vittoria, Feudo di Santa Tresa, 2010, Sicilia, Italy, $31
Morellino di Scansano, Bruni, 2010, Toscana, Italy, $32
Domain de Chévalerie Bourgueil, 2007, Loire, France, $38
Aglianico del Vulture, Bisceglia, 2009, Basilicata, Italy, $32
Sans Liege Rhône Blend -“The Offering”, 2010, Santa Barbara, California, $45
Pinot Noir, Two Ton, 2009, Martinborough, New Zealand, $36
Molly Dooker “Blue Eyed Boy”, 2010, McLaren Valley, California, $85
Pinot Noir, 2009, Russian River Valley, California, $73
Orocolo, Poggio Amorelli, 2004, Tuscany, Italy, $96
Cerasuola di Vittoria, 2010, Sicilia, Italy, $31
Ribera del Duero, Dominio de Pingus -“Psi”, 2009, Spain, $63
Rhone Blend “Milestone”, Salmon Falls, 2011, South Berwick, Maine, $42
Givry, D. Choffet, 2009, Burgundy, France, $47
Molly Dooker “Two Left Feet”, 2010, McLaren Valley, California, $53
Pinot Noir, 2011, Oregon, $40
Amarone Classico, Cesari “Il Bosco”, 2005, Veneto, Italy, $120
Barbaresco, Produttori del Barbaresco - Rio Sordo, 2005, Piemonte, Italy, $105
Ribera Sacra, Dominio do Bibei Lalama, 2008, Galicia, Spain, $62
Sagrentino di Montefalco, 2007, Umbria, Italy, $48
Côte Rôtie, Rene Rostaing “La Ladonne”, 2009, Rhone, France, $225
Pinot Noir, 2010, Eola-Amity, Oregon, $66
Barolo Viberti, Buon Padre, 2006, Piemonte, Italy, $75
Barolo, Damilanao Cannubi, 2008, Piemonte, Italy, $129
Priorat, Noster Inicial, 2008, Spain, $38
Vino Nobile, 2008, Toscana, Italy, $34
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Clos du Mont Olivet, 2010, Rhone, France, $105
Pinot Noir, 2009, Oregon, $84

Sparkling

Blue Label Brut, Nicolas Feuillate, NV, Champagne, France, $50
“Biutiful” Brut Rosé Cava, NV, Spain, $39
Blanc de Noirs Brut, Schramsberg, 2007, Calistoga, California, $45
Cabernet Rosé Sekt, Steininger, 2010, Kamptal, Austria, $40
Grüner Veltliner Sekt Brut, Szigeti, NV, Burgenland, Austria, $44
Secco Rose Pinot Noir, Hillinger, NV, Wagram, Austria, $34
Gavi Spumante Brut, Broglia, 2011, Piemonte, Italy, $46
Malbec Rose, Alma Negra, 2010, Mendoza, Argentina, $38
Prosecco Superiore, Bisol Crede Brut, 2011, Valdobbiadene, Italy, $34
Crémant Demi-Sec, Calistoga, 2007, California, $52
Crémant de Bourgogne, Cuvée Prestige Brut, NV, France, $41
Vilmart de Cie Brut Premier Cru, NV, Champagne, France, $75
Pol Roger Brut, 2002, Champagne, France, $150
Pol Roger “Pure”, NV, Champagne, France, $105
Pol Roger Brut Rosé, 2004, Champagne, France, $165