Reviews of Frontier (Movie Theater)

14 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011

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REVIEWS OF Frontier IN Maine

Anne Malenfant

Interesting but not weird food, great atmosphere!

Cindy Robertson


Andrew Mass

Scenic and great

Mike Ludwig

Have always liked this place. Made reservations this evening. Arrived a couple minutes beforehand and hostess told us they were in a shift change...give them a couple minutes. Asked if we could go to bar, which had several open spots, and she said no. Then watched her seat two walk in parties of two (which we were). When questioned answer was will get to us. Apparently they do not value customers who are considerate enough to make reservations. Too bad as we will not attempt to eat there again.

Lisa Love

Can be noisy at the prime meal times. Service is professional, but a bit slow at times. We waited 15 mins for our salad to arrive, but we were not in a hurry. LOVE their gluten-free selections. Food is excellent, though pricey, so I don't go as often as I'd like.

Bill Robitzek

A wonderful space to have dinner in. Varied and delicious menu with a great view of the dam. They have a unique and interesting entertainment schedule schedule.

Karta Owens

Food is great with a wide variety of choice but a simple menu. Fun and delicious drinks from infused spirits. Lots of local spirits and lots of Gluten Free choices. We love the bar.

Doug McCartney

Good food, great atmosphere

Erica & Matt Shipman

Great menu, cocktails and wonderful atmosphere. Beautiful interior, great staff.

Rebecca Low

Food, service and atmosphere are great. Creative menu and unique events and movies. The seats in the theater are a bit uncomfortable but other than that it's a very positive experience!

Jorge Yocky

Is a lovely place!! Old style chairs and tables, the walls looks like a place in Morocco, amazing, for entries they serve a huge and super crunchy bowl of nachos with a delicious mix wooow I really like the experience. Recommended!!

Nancy E Randolph

Food great! View spectacular. I love this place. Artisan foods. Something different than you'll find elsewhere. Reservations are nearly required now.

Stuart Smith

Great location. Good food. Good service.

Henry Bingham

While the food is fairly good, the menu is way to small and the prices are way to high.

Susan Donovan

I was very excited to eat here based upon all of the amazing reviews. I have to say “underwhelmed” is the best thing I can say. While the atmosphere is great and the view beautiful the wait for food on a weeknight was excessive. When it finally did come it was good but not at the price and not for the wait. I wanted to really like it but my recommendation would be to focus on one thing and do it well vs. trying to do it all.

Celia Mawhinney

Very nice place. Sat at the bar and had drinks. Nice local beer and liquor selection.

K Wind

This place is great!!! Very cute, amazing food and incredible atmosphere. The only downfall is that It's very difficult to get into the parking lot to get here.

Dickon Kleinsasser

Good food at a good price!

Stu Carlmark

Awesome food. Great atmosphere. Good drinks

Greg Gory

Great food and atmosphere!

R Gio

Great, fresh local food, with a nice selection of local beers.

Crystal Tibbetts

The food is excellent, the service is good, and the atmosphere is inviting. This place is eclectic. The old Mill building is beautiful, they have a coffee shop and cinema attached. I miss the salt roasted onion, but I like that their menu changes.

Howard Phillips

Very nice restaurant with some nice food selections - aside from a dour bartender, the staff were great there and at the nearby hotel we stayed at. Lovely town, great restaurant.

jai hewlett

I took the food to go. The price was a bit pricey but the food taste amazing. I had the vegan nachos and the jerk taco. The Jerk taco has an amazing flavor. But I wish they would give more for the money. Looks like a good atmosphere no I didn't stay to eat. I would come back here again.

Van Davis

Mediocre food, mediocre service, not inexpensive! Many way better options in and around Brunswick!

Rosanna Cordoba

Nice atmosphere, and love the cheese & meet board!

Jim Kiker

Love the jerk chicken sandwich!

Stevie MK

Awesome lunch, amazing atmosphere.

Evan Clary

Innovative menu for Brunswick; great atmosphere; view rivaled only by lesser restraurant/brewpub below the dam and across the river

Ruthanne Harrison

The food is local, beautifully prepared, with interesting seasonings and spices. Good selection of beers and drinks. You can also see indie films here. The atmosphere is comfortable in this old Mill building.

Ginny Tibby

Great people and great place.

Richard Lewis

Very well done interior, food also excellent. Had the skirt steak, sauce on top was surprisingly great. Have not seen a movie here, but they do screenings here and seems like a cool spot.

Pamela Price Wharff

Frontier was most excellent! They have changed the use of space, so now there is a lot more room in the dining area that makes it feel more comfortable. The entrance to the theatre is now near the front desk, so you don't have to traipse through the dining area. As usual, the food was fabulous, although we were a little sad they have changed the way they make the sweet potato fries, but they were still really good. Dessert is also wonderful....I suggest trying the Apple cake


I love this place! A great idea. The chefs collaborate and create some wonderful dinners and desserts using locally sourced ingredients. Awesome flavors in a variety of good wholesome foods. A great find!

David Johnson

I had the Middle Eastern Marketplace. Everything about this was fantastic, the falafel was awesome, naan was perfect, just amazing all around. The hidden star was the chutney though... Geez guys, I kinda want to go here all the time now......

Bruce Williams

Very interesting menu. The food was delicious. It was well prepared. The waitress was attentive. All in all, a very pleasant dining experience.

Kathi Asquith

Good food and drinks in a comfortable setting.

• Randøm Møön •

Absolute best date night, birthday night, dinner ever! We had a table by the window, very romantic, and a great view. Curry mussels are the BEST!! Service is outstanding! Attentive yet private dining. Ten thousand times better than any other fine dining date night restaurant on the midcoast. New birthday and valentine's day one favorite!!!

Gabe Winch

Shared a cheese and charcuterie marketplace with my girlfriend, delicious! They also have a fine selection of spirits.

Henry Quinn

It's been fun to watch Frontier grow over the years, and it stands as our favorite hub / bar / restaurant in Brunswick, which is saying something. The food is great and affordable, the space is amazing, the staff is friendly and the view of the falls and river is spectacular.

Mat Yerkes

Frontier is a great spot. This was my first time coming here, and although finding the driveway was difficult at night, it was well worth it. The menu is very eclectic, but what I had was done very well. We started splitting the Brussels sprouts, which were excellent. I followed that up with a Korean Noodle bowl with added salmon and creme brulee. I did make a mess of myself eating the noodle bowl, but I didn't care. I was unaware they also show movies in a back room regularly. I haven't obviously been to one, but judging by the excitement of my friend that told me about it, combined with the quality of the food I had, I fully plan on making my way up from Portland to go to one. Would absolutely recommend Frontier.

Y Nugent

The soba noodles, tofu and asparagus were great! Wish I tried the kim chi

Paul DeCesere

Great atmosphere, friendly service. Portion to cost is highly unbalanced. French fries cold upon serving. Both myself and guest got the fish n chips for $20 each. Way over priced and we both were sick an hour after leaving. We WILL NOT be back and I recommend ownership/management take time to audit quality control before Serv safe police show.

Rise Fire05

Great place, very calm. Make sure to try and get a view of the water! Lots of parking. The food is amazing too!!

Nam Nguyen

Great location.. Fresh seafood


Nice ambiance and place for a drink of a meal. They have many healthy options and gluten free choices which is nice. Unique drinks and a great bartender!

Joseph Collura

This was a wonderful meal, great service and a fantastic view! Also very aware of celiac/allergies. Top recommendation.

Christopher Tassone

What a fantastic place. The cheese plate was one of the best we've had and the food was excellent across the board. Great service, as well. We'll definitely be returning.

James C

Gluten-free person reporting: so many unique & excellent options on the menu here, it's a must-stop if you are avoiding gluten for whatever reason. The GF fish&chips are better even than the Legal Seafood version. We didn't drink but the cocktail and beer list looks excellent. Loved the airy dining room & views of the waterfalls.

Brogan Teel

Fantastic drinks! Tasty food and great atmosphere!

Lynn Smith

Frontier is always wonderful. The food and service is stellar. There is a higher level of noise because of the building.

Gregory Buzzell

This place has a great atmosphere! I loved the menu, especially when they were so good about my lengthy list of food allergies. Very good quality ingredients and portions, and the drinks are fantastic too! The staff I interacted with were super helpful and attentive. Will definitely re-visit!

Leon Kenney

Great atmosphere and service. I find the food good but inconsistent. I'll go again.

Justin Andrus

Expensive! One appetizer, fried, and a drink for two was $70.

Ralph Gabarro

Second recent visit, both exceptional . Great atmosphere with outstanding food.

Bryden Whiting

Love this place. Great food, not cheap ,but delicious. Most of the menu is GF or non gmo. Great craft beer options.

Jon Connor

Food was ok, view was great, atmosphere eclectic. Way too overpriced for the menu.

William Conant

Superior cuisine, service was par, wonderful open air atmosphere

K. Allen

I really wasn't impressed by this place. My cocktail was terrible (it had many interesting sounding ingredients but all it tasted like was the beet vodka - maybe they killed it with generosity?). The pasta I ordered was a ridiculously huge portion size and really not very good. The pasta was at least three minutes overcooked, yuck. The appetizers weren't great either - the brussel sprouts were the best thing on the table, and at least the service was nice and sympathetic?

betty babine

Good food nice venue

Jeff Wilson

Awesome food

Rena Pulfer

Great atmosphere! Overall the food was good, service was friendly, and views awesome.

Marc Dionne

Atmosphere, service, and food are all good. They also show films that you won't see anywhere else.

A. K. Jones

The drinks are great... the food selection is not as hearty as I'd like.

Jennifer MacDonald

Great food and service!

Christian Davis

So I haven't tried many things here but I give it a five star cuz they got a really cute dish washer!!! I don't know why they hide him in the back put him upfront or in the kitchen I want him to touch my food.....

Mg 0

Beautiful setting in an historic industrial building overlooking the river. The film programme here is enviable. Where else would one get to see a contemporary German film set in Bulgaria, and get to drink a wine of the same inspiration ? The restaurant itself (props to the bar !) and the coffee shop, too, are good enough to frequent regularly.

Naomi Harkins

Food was late, only one part of the meal was worth it, and left feeling horrid. Save yourself the trouble and go somewhere less expensive, better tasting, and better staffed.

John McAvoy

Stumbled upon this wonderful restaurant while we were in town visiting Bowdoin. Jenn was an excellent waitress. The ginger molasses hummus was the best hummus I've ever had. We also enjoyed a spiced coconut gin cocktail. What an excellent dinner!

MaryBeth Moriarty

Amazing food and wonderful atmosphere. Can accommodate a lot of dietary needs

Rob O'Brian

Very cool decor with nice views of the river. The mussels were amazing as was a seafood pasta dish.

Blake Reeves

Great food and drinks, and a wonderful view with local art and plates. Awesome pitstop in the Brunswick area!

Nicholas Viti

Awesome venue and a great menu, especially the GF fish and chips (you'd never know it!)

Douglas Baz

Great food and atmosphere.

Sue Cross

The menu LOOKED awesome, gluten free fish and chips, kimchi, lots of creative dishes. But the reality was that all of the dishes TASTED bad! Each and every dish was a huge disappointment, the flavor was really off. The kimchi was awful, the fish and chips tasted really weird and the fish was too thick and undercooked, the mussels were awful- the curry sauce was almost inedible- very strange consistency and yucky flavor. Even the chocolate chip macadamia nut cookie was off- it tasted only like marzipan (almond extract). They need a new chef and some much improved recipes. Cool space, great view, nice staff, BAD FOOD.

Jessica Force

Great atmosphere, farmhouse chic. Fun vibe. Great food! Great drink menu. Drinks are pricey though. Great place to meet people for drinks and snacks or dinner.

Gavin Dinsmore

They've changed... They have overcomplicate everything basic and delicious to the point of revolting insanity and their burger now suddenly tastes like dead rats. Their so hoity-toity, that they have to make their own cola, which tastes awful! They used to be sort of okay, but they SCREWED UP AGAIN!!!

Joyce Spicer

If you like different...this is your place

CJ Knight

great food and atmosphere but pricey.


Excellent food! Yummy incentive specials! Friendly attentive staff. Try the buffalo chicken burger!

Anthony Poirier

Kicked out on a date because we didn't spend enough... Rude waitresses.

Amanda Whitegiver

Saw a very enjoyable show, and was pleasantly surprised at how delicious the already prepared Cafe sandwiches were! Had the banh mi with a cocktail and would definitely eat it again. The staff was friendly and helpful.

Norman Gold

Food preparation still could be improved

Susan DiMeo

Great food, casual atmosphere, friendly staff.

Noelle Parris

Light and airy dining room with a comfortable relaxed ambience. Super long wait for our food. Verging on ridiculous. The fish and chips were very good. But I don't know if I'd wait this long a second time.

Jeff Urbanczyk

I had a salad with breaded fish and the fish was very dry and the salad was very wilty. Overpriced for the quality of food. The upside is that it's in a nice location in an old factory.

Dana Demers

Good food, great atmosphere. So many good restaurants in this town and frontier stands out.

Josh DuPaul

Only place to go for amazing food & service!!

Alicia Willette-Cook

I've eaten here once. Or should say, I got take out here. Fish tacos, which were good. The menu is very different. Not the same old pub stuff. They seem to be very celiac friendly. I would go again.

Pandora Johns

Great room overlooking the androscoggin River. Friendly service good fries, but the food isn't that good

Tracy Capinera

Nice space with interesting art and fare

Lisa Franklin Thompson

All around 5 stars

Linda Frizzi

Pleasant place , almost didnt go in because the outside doesn't really identify well. The food was fabulous and the drinks and staff were great. Wish I didnt live 1 1/2 hours away.

Kaela Comstock

Amazing food. Decent customer service.

Cory Upton-Cosulich

Glad we stopped here on our way north! The menu was great, I had a hard time choosing what to get-- the ceviche was good, could use more lime & cilantro. My fiance got the burger and it was delicious! Great view from the dining room, great set up, will be back again soon.

Victor Robinson

Great vegan options!

Tyler LeBlanc

We came in on a Saturday evening around 5pm, there was no wait for our table and after ordering we got our food in maybe 10 minutes. The meal itself was delicious and well flavored. The atmosphere and views are also exceptional.

Art Siegel

Fresh delicious local food and beverages.

Narrissa Wells

With severe diet restrictions, this place offers us some peace of mind. Lots of great tasting alternatives on the menu that take the stress out of eating out for our family. It is really delicious! The prices reflect the quality of the ingredients and the art of crafting creative dishes and although it's not inexpensive it feels worth it! The atmosphere is insane, with huge windows and light and views of the water. We can't wait to go back!!!

Evan Carr

The atmosphere is the strongest point. The food isn't bad and is certainly better than a lot of other places but it isn't "Wow!"

Traci Loftus

Delicious food made with such attention to detail. This is my new favorite place to eat.

Mechelle G

Food was AMAZING, the service was AWESOME. Our fundraising event was a success thanks to the staff and Chris' attention to detail. We will be back.

Becca Gagnon

Frontier never disappoints. Awesome drinks, awesome food and awesome bartenders. Great spot!

Michael Monahan

Great staff, food and beer.

Amy R

It feels fancy but the food isn't anything special. They have fun cocktails and interesting movies, but the menu is overpriced. I liked it better years ago when it was good coffee, delicious sandwiches and market plates of meats and cheeses.

Guy Marsden

Eclectic food and a great view of the river from the large windows of the beautifil old mill building (Fort Andross).

Eric Rector

Funky and fun atmosphere featuring live music, movies, and adventurous food.

Debra Poulin

Best fish and chips there is and the atmosphere is spectacular!

Isaac Watras

This is a wonderful space and great food. I loved the view of the river and I enjoyed the fish and chips.

Jeremy Smith

Food is delicious! I had the beef brisket! Prices are to the high side and menu is small, however what I had was delicious! Both times I went service is very slow, so don't go hungry. Nice spot on the river in an old mill.

Sam Read

A reliably satisfying and relaxing experience, whenever I'm in Brunswick. A place that can be great for a date, or with your family (maybe not the tiniest kids, but a good "fine dining" experience for most kids without the pressure of many fine dining locations). I really appreciate the service here, and always leave smiling.

Tamara Clark - Cox

Soup, charcuterie board, burgers, noodle bowls, and sweet potato fries...all delicious! Enough space between tables to allow conversations to be shared effortlessly. They even helped us take a group photo!

john gallagher

Very nice setting being in the Fort overlooking the river. High quality food, though a bit more pricey, had a Frontier Burger - now have to add bacon. One con is when they have a live band the sound is too large for the space.

Buy Local

Best sweet potato fries. Wish they would mix up the menu more often. Chicken sandwich, rice bowl, hummus plate all good

Trevor Geiger

One of my favorite restaurants in Brunswick and that's saying something! Great GF options and they even have my favorite GF beer. The new cafe is a lovely addition.

Derek Small

I recommend getting a reservation at least a week in advance-its worth it. Niche spot with great atmosphere and terrific service, with locally-sourced food that is even better. Fun kids menu. Great options for Vegan, Gluten-free, etc. Great beverage list, signature cocktails.

Laura Oliver

Yummy food and good gluten-free selections.

Mary Linda Mahoney

The food was great, as was the service. We had heard some recent critiques that were negative, but this visit for a Tuesday lunch was very good. Keep it up!

Kerry Nelson

Fun place in cool building with a nice view of the river. The curried mussels were delicious. The burger was good although a bit over the requested mid rare. Service was excellent. They also have a great kids menu, lots of sides that aren't fries.

jacob sonia

Lobster roll incredibly unsatsfactory with barely 2 ounces of lobster, not worth the 27$. Disgusting to charge so much for less than 2 ounces of lobster cushioned by 5 oz of lettuce and celery.

Wendy Truesdell

Fantastic place, great people, great food. House made drinks, reasonable price for lunch. Will definitely go back and suggest to friends!

Marianna Sargent

Great inventive cocktails with fresh local food and superior service.


Very trendy and interesting arts venue and restaurant. The restaurant is located on an old warehouse but is very hard to find in the dark. There is a theater on premise which is attached but separate from the restaurant. Staff were all polite and helpful. Menu isnt huge but has a nice mix of dishes with a decidedly healthy undertone. Food was generally good but just slightly missed expectations resulting in a 4 star rating instead of 5. Ability to book online was a plus.

Darrin Lary

Stopped for dessert. Good dark chocolate mousse

Vivian Wells

OMG, the best beer and the food is amazing!!!!! Very comfortable with great water cascade views out the window. Plus catch a movie or band while you are there. We always pop in when we are passing through on our way up to UMaine, Orono.

Michael Knowles

Great location, very hip atmosphere with a nice small theater showing some great films! Watched FREE SOLO here & really enjoyed getting some brews & wifi before the film started

Anne S

Great space, friendly staff. The food here is generally good. Sometimes the food just bombs. Brisket was shy of meat. Pulled pork pasta sounded better than it was. Both were overly rich, fatty plates. Great beer selection and small but good wine list. The combination of food and performance space is very cool idea.

Charles Jones

It was just okay tonight. The atmosphere and service were great but the food fell well short on almost all of our plates. Sad, considering $120 spent on sub par food.

Jim LeClair

Always excellent meals. Comfortable decor.

Tom Pringle

Visited The Frontier for a late Sunday evening dinner. I absolutely loved the atmosphere as repurposed mill space is always an excellent idea and adds to the unique quality of the establishment. Menu options were plentiful and it was awesome to see so many vegan options. Food was excellent and dessert options were varied and delicious. I must also add that the views were spectacular. It was so cool to look over a hydro dam while eating. Really excellent place to dine.

Chris Taylor

Inside an old Mill with amazing views of the dam and river this place is a great. The menu was varied and full of interesting things to try. The staff were all very nice. It's a great addition to the town and a hard place to pass up if you're in the area.

Kinap Bassett

Food could have tasted much better..

Ross Petersen

Very unique mixed drinks and a charming atmosphere. Food was delicious and had vegan options for my wife.

Jay Seiler

Great restaurant! Locally sourced menu, vegan choices, overall great experience.

Joe Friant

I only went to the theater there so I am not sure about the food or service. The theater is quaint and cozy and you can bring food from the restaurant in with you, there is table settings inside. The seats are old style theater seats that look nice but are a bit stiff for sitting an extended period of time.

Fred Wiesinger

Outrageously good salmon dish. Perfectly prepared, with a beautiful bed of quinoa onions and cucumbers. We also had the fish and chips which was similarly wonderful.

Spencer Engwall

This place is incredible! Take a minute to appreciate the excellent photography and stroll down to the fishway to catch a glimpse of the other locals!


This is a go to favorite of mine. Not an amazing establishment but unique enough for me to recommend. One of the best views of any restaurant in the area.

Kaleb Davis

Good food and good atmosphere

Kiersten Quilliams

The best vegan nachos I've even had and just an overall great experience. I love this space, the light from all the windows, and the warm and inviting atmosphere!

Teddy Price-Wharff

Unique setting with interesting foods. Includes an attached theatre which shows a range of inde movies

Tina Baker

Love this place, food is awesome and I love the environment.

Brad Knight

Great atmosphere and the food was excellent. Call ahead it can get busy.

Bruce Rusk

Exceptional fare and a great viewing space

Terry Drake

Excellent restaurant with an eclectic menu!

Amberlie Gibson

All around an excellent place to dine. This place has character, the pictures hanging on the walls and the menu itself. Chaga coffee is offered!? The food selections are fresh and unique, with something for everyone. Even the brussels sprouts are worth mentioning, lots of flavor. We will make a point to dine here again.

Chad Rutledge

I love the seasonal menus

stephen barton

Frontier is a gem of a restaurant. The space is gigantic and has multiple functions. There was a little craft market going on the night we went. Grabbed a beer and walked around that while we waited for our table. The host actually came to grab us when the table was ready, earlier than anticipated, and did not at all make a fuss about coming to get us. The food was great and worth going for again to further explore the menu!

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