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Hugo’s closed in October 2022.

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, 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.

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