11 Central named one of Down East’s Best New Restaurants in the April 2015 issue
June | 2014 We have been hearing wonderful comments about 11 Central, a downtown eatery in Bangor. Open just about a year and a half, the word is certainly out if the number of patrons pouring in throughout the evening is any indication. And this restaurant deserves kudos for a charming atmosphere, great service, and delectable fresh food. We began our evening by meeting friends John and Julie Cashwell who are regulars here. Sitting at the bar for a pre-dinner drink let me soak in the atmosphere. The owners hauled out 20 tons of debris when they renovated this space. It now has a modern decor, but they kept the exposed brick of the back wall and the hardwood floors. Black tables are set with candlelight and fresh flowers – even the restroom was elegant and tasteful. A divider holds an array of white candles sparkling amongst white flowers.
December| 2014 George: Gather * Eat * Be Merry: The slogan on our take-home bag from 11 Central, tells you all you need to know about this wonderful Bangor restaurant. From the seasonal art on the walls to the dishes to the speakers in the ceiling playing soft background music, everything is thoughtfully planned and presented for the customers’ pleasure. And we were pleased!