March 1-12 , 2023
Helm Oyster Bar & Bistro

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2023 Maine Restaurant Week at Helm!

Helm will be serving two specials, one food and one beverage, during Restaurant Week.


Lobster Raviolo - ricotta, cultured butter - $21

Trident Spritz - Aquavit, Manzanilla Sherry, Cynar, Apricot Bitters - $15


The Lobster Raviolo is a decadent Maine take on the classic Raviolo. Two sheets of pasta are filled with fresh ricotta, Maine lobster, meyer lemon zest and an egg yolk from our friends at Sparrow Farms. It's gently cooked and served with a culutured butter sauce finished with a touch of Sherry.

To accompany the Raviolo, or enjoyed on it's own, The Trident Spritz is a riff on a new classic. A combination of Cynar, Aquavit, and Manzanilla Sherry, then finished with a splash of Apricot Bitters and Soda. It's reminiscnet of a negroni, but the negroni's older cousin who lives on an island off the coast.



Phone: 207-613-9918


60 Thames Street
Portland, ME 04101

Dinner Hours:

WED-SUN 4:30-9:00

Indoor dining

Restaurant Notes:

Helm Oyster Bar & Bistro celebrates the bounty of Maine’s coast and farmlands, paired with an extensive natural wine selection from around the world. The full raw bar features six rotating Maine oysters, along with prawns, scallops, clams, crudos, and more. The bistro menu focuses on local seafood and produce as well as meat from sustainable farmers. Our wine list focuses on natural and low-intervention wines specifically chosen to pair best with our dinner menu; from our bar comes seasonally inspired spins on classic cocktails and seafood-friendly craft beers. Located in the growing Foreside neighborhood on the waterfront, our award-winning dining room takes inspiration from the coast and Japanese kanso style with its dark walnut furniture, textural lines, and subtle curves. Our congenial dining counter is conducive to a full meal and conversation, while the dining room is intimate and refined. 

We will have vegetarian and gluten free options during restaurant week. Ask your server for suggestions or please feel free to call ahead.

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