Sonny’s Restaurant and Bar | 83 Exchange St, Portland, ME

— Sonny’s —

BAR & FAMOUS FOOD
COCKTAILS - BEER - WINE
BAR 7 DAYS TILL 1 AM

SERVING FOOD
MON-THU 4-10
FRI-SAT 4-10:30
SUN 4-9:30
DINNER AT 4:00
BRUNCH SAT/SUN 10-3PM

HAPPY HOUR MON-FRI
4-6PM

83 EXCHANGE ST. PORTLAND, ME
207-772-7774

contact us @ sonnys83@gmail.com

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ABOUT US

– Coming Events –

Photos by Kari Herer

SNACKS

CHICKEN POZOLE SOUP ... 10
chicken, hominy, cabbage, guajillo chile broth

STEAK TARTARE ... 15
beef tenderloin, shishito, poblano puree, cholula aioli, chervil

Fried Calamari ... 14
black sesame, epazote chimichurri, meyer lemon puree, serrano

CHORIZO FUNDIDO ... 13
chorizo verde, nopales, crispy potatoes with tortilla chips or tortillas

CLAM AND SHRIMP CEVICHE* ... 12
tomatillo, avocado serrano, spring onion flowers

SALADs

FRISEE ... 12
eggplant, shaved artichokes, queso blanco, fiddleheads, charred allium vinaigrette

Caesar ... 11
little gem lettuce, meyer lemon dressing, bread crumbs, bottarga, pickled egg

main

STEAK barbacoa ... 32
grilled black angus flank steak, short rib tostada, beef consomme, black garlic adobo, drunken salsa, nopales, watercress

CARNITAS BOARD ... 30
braised pork shoulder, carnitas croquette, avocado salsa, salsa verde, pickled nopales, corn tortillas

MUSHROOM PIBIL TAMALE ... 19
smoked local mushrooms, black bean puree, habanero salsa, celeriac crema, cotija cheese

peruvian roast chicken ... 27
potato gratin, huancaina, roasted corn salad

Brisket  Enchiladas ... 21
mole negro, potato puree, queso fresco, crema

SPRING DUCK BREAST ... 21
english peas, new season asparagus, kaffir lime, serrano, red wine duck jus, pea greens

Tacos 

SHRIMP AL PASTOR ... 16
masa battered, guajillo adobo, pineapple puree, chipotle mayo

ROASTED BONE MARROW ... 15
salsa verde, watercress, mexican herbs, garlic mojo, flour tortillas, maldon sea salt (sherry pairing - add $5)

SIDES

house pickles ... 6

rice & beans ... 5

fresh tortilla chips ... 2

yam fries with charred tomato aioli ... 6

french fries with chipotle ketchup ... 6

warm flour tortillas ... 4

CHIPS & SALSA ... 9

choose any three of our house salsas:

habanero salsa- tomato, habanero, citrus-(hot)
salsa molcajete (charred vegetables- mild heat)
salsa chipotle (tomatillo and morita chile - medium heat)
salsa borracha (drunken salsa - mild to medium heat)
tomatillo habanero (medium-hot green salsa)
salsa matcha (peanut, dried shrimp, chipotle - medium-hot)
salsa arbol (very spicy red salsa)

 

 

*NUTS & SEEDS GO IN OUR FRYER*

Brunch

BRUNCH MENU SERVED SAT & SUN 10AM-3PM

STARTERS

CONCHA ... 8
house baked mexican sweet bread, maple coffee butter

TOSTONES ... 9
twice fried green plantains, garlic butter,
green onion aioli

QUESADILLAS FRITAS ... 11
oyster mushrooms, epazote, chihuahua cheese, chipotle crema, tomatillo salsa

CAESAR SALAD ... 11
little gem lettuce, meyer lemon dressing, bread crumbs, bottarga, pickled egg

LOBSTER STUFFED AVOCADO ... 12
tomato, horseradish, jalapeno, cilantro, crispy tortilla

HOUSE SPECIALS

MASA FRIED CHICKEN ... 16
pimento cheese, habanero honey, buttermilk biscuit, bread and butter pickles

CHILAQUILES ... 13
tortilla chips tossed in salsa verde, chorizo verde, cotija cheese, sunny egg

SWALLOWTAIL FARMS YOGURT ... 11
citrus, pumpkin seed granola, papaya

HUEVOS RANCHEROS* ... 14
eggs however, salsa roja, rice, beans, hoja santa, crema

CHILE RELLENO* ... 14
pork belly, queso blanco, salsa roja,
crema, sunny eggs

AREPAS BENEDICT* ... 14
gruyere corn cakes, mojo roasted pork, avocado, hot sauce hollandaise

SANDWICHES

Double Cheese Burger ... 14
poblano relish, special sauce, american cheese, lettuce, onion

crispy fried brussel sprout Tacos ... 13
flour tortillas, salsa verde, pepitas, sweet potato crema, queso fresca

bacon tacos ... 13
braised local bacon, over hard egg, american cheese, chipotle salsa

A Variety of Sides are Also Available

*NUTS AND SEEDS GO IN OUR FRYER*

Cocktails

AGAVE

Classic Margarita
silver tequila, fresh lime, simple syrup & salted rim

Also Available:

-Hot Pepper Margarita 

-Spicy Strawberry Margarita

-Spicy Cucumber Margarita  

-Chile Pineapple Margarita

Silver Hammer
silver tequila, fresh cucumber, strawberry, lemon, simple syrup & seltzer

Jaycito
house infused chile tequila, fresh muddled cilantro,fresh lime & simple syrup, finished with seltzer.

PUFFERFISH
mezcal, cocchi rosa, dry curacao, lemon, absinthe rise

DIVORCE PAPERS
reposado tequila, apple jack, benedictine, dry curacao, lemon, orange mist

smokey robinson
mezcal, bourbon, maple, lemon, scotch mist 

diablo
mezcal, chile tequila, cassi, lemon cardamom, ginger beer

bright

wilby daniels
scotch, yellow chartreuse, combier orange, lemon saline

GIN N’F’N ROSES
gin, cocchi americano, rose water, fresh lemon, simple syrup finished with seltzer & mint sprig

CUCUMBER GIMLET
house infused cucumber gin, fresh lime & a dash of simple syrup, served straight up

PINKY TUSCADERO
brut bubbly, elderflower liqueur, fresh mint & strawberry

SHOW PONY
brut bubbly, aperol, elderflower liqueur, fresh lemon & fresh grapefruit

HOT MAMA
house infused strawberry-jalapeno vodka, fresh lime, simple syrup & a splash of seltzer

FAB FOUR
house infused raspberry vodka, fresh lemon, simple syrup,balsamic, seltzer, finished with nutmeg & a twist

interesting

sonny's milk punch 
rotating recipe

RHINESTONE COWBOY
fernet branca, benedictine, maine root sasparilla & gin barrel aged orange bitters

Bird's eye view
bols genever, campari, carpano antiqua, stone pine liqueur, fresh grapefruit, egg white

dark & handsome
bourboon, ruby port, whole egg, bitters, sugar

spirited

fortune teller
terroir gin, cocchi rosa, cardamaro, yellow chartreuse, bitters

spanish fly
sherry, sweet vermouth, montegro, bitters

morning walk
gin, cocchi americano, benedictine, coffee bitters, spruce tincture, scotch rinse

oaxacan old fashioned 
mezcal, tequila, agave, bitters

fall negroni
blackstrap, sweet vermouth, cynar, flower bitters

MAK DADDY
bourbon montenegro, cynar 70, persimmon

HOUSE INFUSIONS

Rotate Seasonally:
Chile Tequila
Grapefruit-Ginger-Star Anise Vodka
Pear-Cranberry Vodka
Raspberry Vodka
Strawberry-Jalapeno Vodka
Cucumber Gin
House Spiced Rum
Spiced Apple Bourbon

Wine

WHITE BY THE GLASS

Rapido Pinot Grigio Italy 2014 7/26
M.A.N. Sauv Blanc West Cape, S. Africa ‘14 8/30
Auspicion Chardonnay California 2014 8/30
S.A. Prüm Essence Riesling Germany ‘13 9/32

BUBBLY BY THE GLASS

Mionetto Moscato 187ml Italy 8
Mumm Napa Cuvée 187ml Napa 10
Secco sparkling rosé 187ml Austria 10

REDS BY THE GLASS

Montinore Pinot Noir Willamette Valley, OR ‘13 9/32
Campo Viejo Rioja Logrońo, Spain ‘13 8/30
MDZ Malbec Mendoza, Argentina 2014 8/30
Cannonball Cabernet California 2012 9/32

HOUSE MADE RED SANGRIA $7

Beer

Our beer list is constantly changing but you can expect to find a nice selection of local and domestic craft brews on draft and in bottles

Happy Hour

HAPPY HOUR MON - FRI 4-6PM

APPETIZERS

HOUSE CHIPS & SALSA - $4
WITH 3 HOUSE MADE SALSAS:
salsa molcajete, salsa chipotle, tomatillo habenero

CLAM AND SHRIMP CEVICHE - $6
tomatillo, avocado, serrano, spring onion flowers

CHICKEN AND MUSHROOM TOSTADA - $6
crispy tortilla, charred tomato salsa, cotija cheese, cabbage, crema

$4 DRAFT BEERS

ALLAGASH WHITE - BUNKER BREWING - PEAK ORGANIC

$5 HOUSE RED & WHITE WINE

$6 COCKTAILS

TRADITIONAL MARGARITA - tequila, fresh lime, salt rim
HOT PEPPER MARGARITA - chile tequila, fresh lime, sugar
^ (TRADITIONAL, STRAWBERRY, PINEAPLLE, CUCUMBER)^

SLOE GIN FIZZ - gin, fresh lemon, sugar, sloe gin, seltzer
GREYHOUND - vodka, fresh squeezed grapefruit

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Sonny's Gift Certificate

About Us

Established in 2009

Sonny's bar and restaurant inhabits the grand historic space that was the Portland Savings Bank. Built after the great fire of 1866, the building is perhaps the finest example of ornate antebellum architecture in the city.

Sonny’s is open 7 days a week for dinner at 4pm & brunch on Saturday, Sunday and Monday 10am-3pm. The bar is open 7 nights a week until 1 am.

New World Cuisine

Chef-owner Jay Villani continues the farm to table tradition established at Local 188.
Chef de Cuisine Paul Tuck and Sous Chef Kat Lamont infuse local ingredients with the flavors of Brazil, Peru, Mexico and the Southwest.

The Bar

Adam Sousa is the creative force behind Sonny's cocktail program. The beer selections reflect a love affair with American microbrews featuring a variety of local drafts and bottles.

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