While dinner at Spread is not bad at all, the experience doesn't quite dispel the space's strange aura. Spread does not transform the space, but rather seems to have joined in the oddness. It's a place made for fall and winter (at the moment, at least) on a block famous for its summer rush. It's a new venture with an old-fashioned feel, from the long entranceway to the dark-suited maître-d' checking in on things. The Scottish have a phrase for accepting the quirks of your fate and flourishing within them: "dree your weird," they say. Spread is a weird name for a slightly odd place, but it could flourish nonetheless.
$$ SPREAD RESTAURANT | 100 Commercial St, Portland | Visa/MC/Amex | Mon-Thurs 4-11 pm; Fri-Sat 4 pm-midnight | 207.828.8233
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