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Magnus on Water, Biddeford, ME

Magnus on Water

4.9
4.9
212 Reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food
  • Great for creative cocktails
  • Good for special occasions
  • Innovative
Magnus on Water is a cocktail bar and restaurant that features Peruvian-inspired comfort food from Chef Rafael Zimmerman. Bar Director Brian Catapang helms the Pinnacle Award winning cocktail program at Magnus, with rotating, seasonal drinks to compliment the big flavors of Raf's food. Sustainability is paramount to us, and we work with farmers & fisherman who are respectful of Mother Earth, while working diligently to minimize waste.

Our space is polished, but still intimate and cozy, and in the summer Magnus on Water has a large outdoor patio, complete with gardens and fire pits. We also have a private dining room for large parties and are available for full or partial event rentals.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Comfort Food, Peruvian, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (207) 494-9052
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Rafael Zimmerman
  • Private party facilities
    We have a private dining room that seats up to 12 people, with a small lounge area. We offer event rentals of either our private dining room, our full inside space including the bar area, our patio, or the entire restaurant.
  • Area
    Biddeford
  • Cross Street
    We are located at the intersection of Hill St. & Water St.
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Firepit, Vegan

What 212 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Maine

    Best Overall

  • Maine

    Best Food

  • Maine

    Best Value

  • Maine

    Innovative

  • Maine

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Maine

    Good for special occasions

  • Maine

    Lively

  • Greater Portland

    Best Overall

  • Greater Portland

    Best Food

  • Greater Portland

    Best Service

  • Greater Portland

    Best Ambience

  • Greater Portland

    Best Value

  • Greater Portland

    Innovative

  • Greater Portland

    Healthy

  • Greater Portland

    Hot spot

  • Greater Portland

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Greater Portland

    Good for special occasions

  • Greater Portland

    Lively

212 Reviews
  1. Drovetoofar

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were referred by a friend - who said it was a great restaurant. It exceeded this expectation with great cocktails, good food, an excellent waiter, and very reasonable pricing.

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  2. CaroleS

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely patio, delicious food and very friendly wait staff.

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  3. LisR

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere with wonderful guys behind the bar mixing imaginative cocktails. Food is super fresh with interesting flavor combinations. Love this place!

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  4. portlanddiner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I are repeat visitors to Magnus on Water. I can't say enough about the friendliness of the staff and the quality of the food. It was our anniversary and the staff were just wonderful.

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  5. RobS

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After recently returning for a food-centric couple of weeks in Paris and Lyon, France, where we dined at several small, innovative, engaging restaurants, it was great to find Magnus on Water in Biddeford, which gave us the same vibes and delish evening out. We sat at the bar, which we recommend if you're into cocktails and talking to bartenders about what's behind their concoctions. Highly recommend!

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  6. MaineMan

    Greater Boston

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very cool vibe, but on the loud side. I enjoyed my meal, but my wife has difficulty with spicy food and there was very little on the menu that she could eat. To make it more difficult, the menu options were limited. Our server was great about helping her to find something, but there simply weren't that many choices. The mixed drink menu was great and I had a a very tasty cocktail. The wine choices by the glass are not printed out but she did find a rose that she liked. However when I saw the bill, it was $16 for a very small pour. I liked my meal, but I don't think we'll be back.

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  7. Coop

    Portland

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very tasty cocktails and lots of amaros. Our fish appetizer was quite good. Main courses were mediocre.

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  8. Sacogal

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our second time back in a month, everything we’ve tried has been delicious. Every dish is well-seasoned with balance of flavors and spice. The food is fresh, creative, and beautifully presented. The cocktails are dangerously delicious, and the service is friendly and attentive. It’s our new favorite restaurant.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Meal was pretty good- very put off by hostess asking us to hurry up to take care of our bill- it was on the table for 5 minutes.

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  10. Foodee1

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2nd time here and loved it just as much as the first time. Cocktails are outstanding and bar tender is creative and flexible. The McMagnus sandwich is incredibly delicious. Love this place!! Who needs Portland anyways?!

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FAQs

Magnus on Water offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (207) 494-9052.

Magnus on Water is rated 4.9 stars by 212 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Magnus on Water

12 Water St, Biddeford, ME 04005-5601

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    We are located at the intersection of Hill St. & Water St.
  • Area
    Biddeford
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Comfort Food, Peruvian, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Rafael Zimmerman
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Firepit, Vegan
  • Phone number
    (207) 494-9052
  • Private party facilities
    We have a private dining room that seats up to 12 people, with a small lounge area. We offer event rentals of either our private dining room, our full inside space including the bar area, our patio, or the entire restaurant.
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