Harding Lee Smith, Chef, Restauranteur
Harding Lee Smith has dedicated his life to bringing quality local ingredients back to the tables of Maine. Known for his affordable, friendly neighborhood restaurants, this former graduate of Portland’s Deering High School spent the better part of 10 years traveling the world to develop the classic creations that keep Mainers coming back for more.
The Corner Room, founded in 2009, is this award-winning chef’s third successful restaurant. Preceded by “The Grill Room” (an urban steakhouse) and “The Front Room” (serving new American comfort food), as well as “Boones Fish House and Oyster Room”. Master chef Harding then created a winning, Italian-inspired, rustic dining experience at The Corner Room.
Patrons can expect a warm, comfortable atmosphere, marked by the rich aromas of house-made pastas, pizzas, antipasti and artisanal breads. Come and enjoy the taste of Venice in the heart of Portland, ME!
After much consideration and for the safety of our community & employees, The Rooms Restaurants will remain closed until further notice. During this time, please take care fo yourself, each other, and if able, those most vulnerable. Stay Strong!