We were walking up High Street from the Little Tap House and saw the Top of the East Lounge. We took a quick vote and decided to go check it out. It was a good decision to change plans. When you walk in the front door of the hotel, walk straight to the back and take the elevator to the top floor. Very simple. Everyone we came in contact with were very friendly. We were there on a partly cloudy afternoon. But, the view was amazing. It's such a different perspective on Portland and the surrounding towns. The atmosphere is very comfortable. There are tables and couches. We sat on the couches. Some of the long tables have power outlets which is always handy. When you sit down the staff will bring over what our waitress jokingly call "Westin Crack". It was Carmel popcorn with wasabi peas. It was very addicting.
The wine menu is impressive. Excellent choices from all over the world. Some of the bottles are expensive but the wines by the glass are the same prices you would see anywhere else. The are many specialty drinks like the Pear & Brown Sugar Martini. The beer menu is all Maine beers. Menu consists of choices like Maine Beer Company, Allagash and Atlantic. For food we had the panko crusted goat cheese with crostini and the prosciutto, roasted red pepper and mozzarella panini. All the food was very tasty. The panini was sweet and salty and toasted perfectly.
Service was just okay. It seemed like our wait person had a large area to cover. But she was friendly and helpful. We are planning another trip back. We want to go at night this timer. See you there?
View of the lounge
panko crusted goat cheese with crostini
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