Dining Out Reviews & Bernie's in the News
January 7, 2018
Dine Out Maine: Esidore's Bistro @ Night features harmonious cross-cultural cooking - Maine Sunday Telegram. The chef borrows culinary ideas freely from Mexico, Vietnam, India and elsewhere. Our server ..."guided us to one of the night's best items: a non-traditional chicken tikka ($16) that might be the healthiest version of that dish I've tried. ...Harris's version, served with steamed brown rice, could also rightfully be called "chicken and cauliflower tikka," given its equal proportions of vegetables to poultry, all simmered in a creamy red sauce of ginger, garlic, toasted garam masala spices, yogurt and tomato paste. ...As with all of the restaurant's dishes, it is gluten-free, which is possibly the last thing you'd expect from a chef whose first business, Izzy's (also named after Harris's great-grandfather, Esidore Shapiro), was a bagel shop. ...As he has learned about new cuisines – as much from the internet as from his travels – his personal style of cooking, "an American melding of world flavors," according to the menu, has evolved." -- Andrew Ross has written about food in the United Kingdom and in New York, where he co-founded NYCnosh, a food website.
October 10, 2017
More Maine restaurants are sharing their kitchen spaces with bakeries, food trucks - Portland Press Herald
"Eateries like Bernie's Foreside and Esidore's in Falmouth have found the arrangements have both benefits and challenges."
August 15, 2016
John Golden and The Golden Dish: Breakfast (or Lunch) at Bernie's Foreside Epitomizes the Essence of Family-style Fare. "You can get a great scramble of cheese and sausage, or an egg sandwich with all the fixings on a toasted bagel. At lunch try a respecrable grilled cheese with tomato. These dishes are served on big white square plates, enough room for the main event and fries or home-fries. Order right—keeping it basic and simple—and you'll get well fed indeed because this is family-style fare at its most elemental."
July 29, 2010
GO Weekly Entertainment Planner: Eat & Run
Portland Press Herald
* * * * * Anonymous Diner awards Bernie's Foreside five stars * * * * *
"Bernie's Foreside sandwiches delicious tastes with great selections. It's a bad combination when your new favorite restaurant also happens to be convenient to a driving route that you travel at least three days a week."
Read more: http://www.pressherald.com/life/go/falling-off-the-wagon_2010-07-29.html
March 30, 2010
Dining Dish: Spring means restaurant rebirths, renewals
By Kate Bucklin
"Also in Falmouth, Bernie's Foreside Breakfast and Lunch is open on Route 1."
Read more: http://www.theforecaster.net/content/pnms-diningdish-033110
Jan 26, 2010
The Dining Dish: Haiti fundraising continues; Bernie's adds bagels, burritos, breakfast and lunch
By Kate Bucklin
"Adam Shapiro, owner of Bernie's Place at Falmouth Crossing on Route 100 in West Falmouth, is set to take over Mr. Bagel on Route 1 in Falmouth." Read more: http://www.theforecaster.net/content/p-diningdish-012710
July 12, 2008
Great lobster roll plate with chips and coleslaw for $9.99.
Five *****'s."One of the best new restaurants to open in Falmouth this year!"
Read more: http://maps.google.com/maps/user?uid=105800478682382394533&hl=en&gl=us&ptab=1