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Vote for Us in the Portland Phoenix Awards!

We’re so thrilled that The Rooms have been nominated in this year’s Portland Phoenix 100 Best of Portland awards! Vote online by March 27th. The Grill Room is up for Best Steak. The Front Room is nominated for Best Brunch. The

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10/7/15 – Maine Magazine Feature

“Each day, Chef Wilson develops specials using the house-made pasta, relying on what’s seasonal and what products are available at the market. Right now he’s excited about all the great local mushrooms. It’s a rich, delightful taste of fall.” – Karen

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From Server to Youngest GM: How Passion Drives the Corner Room

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  The Corner Room is a restaurant like any other in Portland, Maine. Except for one thing: it’s part of The Rooms empire, owned by chef Harding Lee Smith. And these Rooms all have one thing in common: they thrive

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Eat Maine With Dr. Lisa Belisle: The Maine Food Scene

Listen Here: Interview with chef Harding Lee Smith, owner of The Rooms in Portland on Dr. Lisa Belisle’s radio show! If you can not see this chirbit, listen to it here The Maine Food Scene It’s no surprise that

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Try Our Happy Hour At The Corner Room!

Join us at The Corner Room for our Happy Hour! Customers can enjoy our Happy Hour from 4-6pm, Monday – Friday. Enjoy $3 house wine, $3 Prosecco, $3-$5 Draft Beer Specials Happy Hour Monday – Friday: 4pm-6pm Happy Hour in Portland, Maine

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6/1/13 – Portland Press Herald – Food & Drink

6/1/13 – Portland Press Herald Portland’s hardest-working chef piles more on his plate click to check it out!

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Vote For The Corner Room in “The Best Of 2013” by The Portland Phoenix

How do you know a Portland, Maine restaurateur is doing something right? 5 best of nominations might point you in the right direction! The Portland Phoenix is hosting the 2013 best of contest and Chef Harding of the “The Rooms”

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What is Italian-Inspired Food?

To chef Harding Lee Smith, founder of The Corner Room located in Portland, ME, creating Italian-inspired food means infusing Maine’s staple foods with spices, flavors and hints of classic Italian cuisine. For example, take the Beef Carpaccio dish from The

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Award Winning Chef, Harding Lee Smith, Unveils Beautiful New Website

Master chef Harding Lee Smith is at it again, bringing a whole new look and feel to ‘The Corner Room’s website. Online guests will be met with the same rustic, Italian-inspired look and feel they have come to know and

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1/23/10 -NECN – TV Diner with Billy Costa

“Perfect Pairing” segment featuring Harding Smith (TV Diner) – Portland, Maine, restaurateur and chef, Harding Smith, is in studio to talk about the Second Annual Maine Restaurant Week! Find out which of your favorite restaurants are participating, and how you

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