During the cold and messy Maine winter, it’s easy to get cabin fever from feeling stuck inside your home. Cuddling on the couch and eating delivery pizza is fun, but it can get boring after a while. Whether you couldn’t make it out on Valentine’s Day, or you’re just looking for more reasons to get out of the house, a dinner date at Elsmere is the perfect cure for the winter blues.

The Dreaded V-Word
Unfortunately for Mainers, going out isn’t as simple as it sounds. First you have to shovel the driveway, clear the snow off the car, then brave the treacherous drive. Once you’ve arrived at the restaurant you should finally feel a sense of relief; but then you remember… you’re at a BBQ restaurant and your date doesn’t eat meat! Whether your love has committed to a new meatless lifestyle, or your Tinder date is a dedicated veggie lover, you can enjoy your night out with meals you’ll both love at Elsmere.

Great Food = Great Date
If blizzards and excessive layered clothing weren’t enough of a roadblock in your winter love life, dating someone whose diet differs from yours can be a struggle. Portland, Maine has lots of restaurants, but it’s nearly impossible to find one that has tempting options for both carnivores and herbivores. Here at Elsmere, we believe that if you’ve taken the time to shovel, bundle up, and brave the slippery streets, then you both deserve a meal that will make you glad you got out of the house.

Right Swipe our Menu
Whether it’s a first date with your vegetarian match, or a much needed night out with your dieting spouse, Elsmere makes it easy. Our menu is packed with meatless options (not just salads) that are clearly marked with a letter v. Since it’s so simple to find options she can enjoy, you can spend time catching up or getting to know each other for the first time. Elsmere chefs care about making your night out a memorably delicious experience, so any dietary preferences and requests will be respected. Our helpful servers will be ready to answer your questions and help guide you and your date to the best menu options for your tastes.

Arrive Hungry, Go Home Satisfied
If preparing for a date during the Maine winter has left you with a big appetite, then there’s no better choice than Elsmere. You can chow down on a burger while your date enjoys a plant-based meal. Elsmere is warm, comfortable, and sure to take your mind off the chill of Maine’s most unpleasant season. No matter whether your night out is an anniversary dinner, a first date, or just an excuse to get out of the house, Elsmere has the quality and variety to keep you coming back all winter.

Photo Credit: Douglas Merriam Food Photography