Portland's Newest Gastropub



4:00pm - 6:00pm

Our Delicious Story

Thistle & Grouse brings a fresh take on New England gastropub dining to Portland's Old Port, courtesy of Chef Bobby Will and Kim Kraus. Sourcing the best local and seasonal ingredients, Thistle & Grouse crafts creative farm-to-table dishes and handmade cocktails in a relaxed, inviting atmosphere. With wood and leather accents, it's the perfect spot to gather for drinks, weekend brunch, or a memorable meal celebrating the flavors of Maine.

Our Featured Dishes


Beautiful Environment

Neeps and Tatties

Craft Cockails

Tying the knot?

We'd love to be your destination for your rehearsal dinners, or large gatherings!

Loved by Many

My husband and I decided to check out this new restaurant last night, and we were really impressed! Our server Jackie was so nice and knowledgeable. I informed her I had a garlic and onion allergy and she brought over a separate menu showing what I could eat- the only other time I experienced this was in London. I was so happy to learn I could eat what I wanted- the Chicken Milanese. It was SO GOOD. My cocktail was also probably the best one I've ever had- the Ladder 66. Four Roses bourbon, smoked sasparailla syrup, and walnut butters- it arrived smoking and smelling like a campfire, but tasted like the perfect combination of sweet and earthy. Overall it was a great dining experience and we'll be back!
Lisa L.
Great new restaurant for the Portland food scene. Had a weekend away with pre-teen grandkids and took a chance on eating here. We got the calamari which everyone enjoyed. They got the smash burgers and as one of kids stated "best burger I ever had" lol. Wife got the kale salad. I find kale so-so and I could eat this salad everyday. I got the duck, fantastic. Chef /owner even came to table after hearing about our rave reviews from the grandkids. Our server was great and even preformed a magic trick that wowed the table. Beautiful looking restaurant also. Will be making this spot a must next time in town.
Mike Y.
We had the distinct pleasure of dining here last week. Food was delicious and the atmosphere was relaxed with a great vibe. Oysters and calamari to start. Both were great with the calamari being the star! Nice mix of hot and sweet peppers for a great start! Moved on to the smash burger and the chicken sandwich. Great flavors in both. Service was excellent. Too full for dessert but we will definitely be back.
Priscilla M.