The Central Restaurant & Bar

Frequently Asked Questions:


  • What is your restaurant doing in response to COVID-19?

Due to COVID-19 we have closed the inside of our restaurant and are currently only offering Curbside Takeout.  We feel this is the best & safest way for us to serve our community while keeping our employees, guests & their families healthy and safe.  We've created a contactless ordering system so you can place your order online and pull up curbside to pick your order up.  We are requiring masks for pickup and encourage guests to pop their trunk for a safe, simple experience.  To order, click this link or download the Toast Takeout App.  We are always here to help so if you having issues or have questions, feel free to give us at call at 207-351-8363.  Most issues can be solved by refreshing your page or simply double checking to make sure you've entered all of the required information.


We have no date planned to reopen for inside dining but don't plan to do that until we deem it safe and it makes sense for our restaurant, due to our small size.  The heart of the Central is the cozy, community vibe and in this time we just can't provide that given the size of our restaurant and the social distancing aspect.


Staff is required to wear masks and have completed a COVID-19 readiness course provided by Hospitality Maine prior to our reopening.  Our previous high cleanliness and sanitation standards have set us up with a great basis for operation and we've added sanitation stations and hand washing reminders throughout the restaurant.


  • ​Can I use a gift card online?

​Yes, gift cards can be used for payment on the Toast online ordering website, but not currently on the Toast Takeout App.  If you have an e-card, just enter the number at checkout.  If you have a physical gift card, use this gift card look up link, and use the "new e-card" number provided from the look up feature.  Gift Cards can only be used towards food, beverage & tax, not gratuity.  Only ONE gift card can be used per transaction.


  • Can I buy a gift card online?

​Yes, click this link to purchase a gift card.  You can send it directly to someone or to yourself via text or email.  Our gift cards don't expire and are good at both The Central Restaurant & Bar and our sister cafe, The Central Bean & Bakery.