Chefs and Restaurants

Neil Zabriskie Brings a Mosaic of Coastal Influence to Regards in Portland, Maine

Sean Kenniff

A year and a half after opening his Portland, Maine, restaurant Regards, Chef Neil Zabriskie is still asking himself, “What the fuck are we doing?” When you come from Los Angeles and count Japan, Mexico, and Mediterranean Spain among your influences, it can be difficult to define your 50-seat restaurant. But Zabriskie, who got his start at L.A.’s Water Grill, has narrowed it down to two words: coastal...