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Fore Street Restaurant

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Sun, 20/1

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly

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garden (salads and homemade soups)
raw and chilled seafood
wood oven roasted and grilled seafood
grilled, pan seared and oven roasted meats
chilled meats and offal (charcuterie)
pan seared seafood
wood oven roasted seafood
wood grilled meats
turnspit roasted meats
vegetables to share
artisan cheeses
bite size and hand crafted cakes, ice cream and pastries
hand made chocolates
mixed organic salad greens
barrel aged cider vinaigrette
chilled and smoked seafood platter
ever-evolving selections prepped daily from the sea
wood oven roasted maine mussels
garlic almond butter
house made smoked sausages, confits, rillettes, brawns, terrines and pates hand crafted daily
wood grilled natural hanger steak
cipollini onions and greens, with a tomato and horseradish vinaigrette
turnspit roasted and dry rubbed pork loin
natural quebec pork. morse’s sauerkraut with pickling spices
turnspit roasted organic maine half chicken
from whitefield maine. charred cornbread rusk with toasted black cumin sweet butter
wood oven roasted whole fish
served tail on bone in, varying species
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
American, International, Contemporary
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fore Street is a legend in Portland so it has a lot to live up to. Fortunately, our group enjoyed a great meal and drinks. The mussels and broth are an awesome starter. The wood fired beef was done well. Drinks were swiftly prepared -...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mark C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Fore St on a cold Fri night in Jan, being local it is difficult to get a reservation in the summer! I always look forward to having the pork, as it was really the best pork I have ever had. 3 times it...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Trvlvt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is good and the service is excellent, but given the hype around Fore Street, it just doesn't deliver the wow factor. Don't get me wrong, the food is well prepared and tastes great, but when I get the menu there is nothing there that...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MaineNYC12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to go to Portland for New Years weekend -- usually they have a First Night type event, but this year, there was nothing -- no problem, we took in the shops and had fun in this beautiful city. One of our favorite restaurants...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank F9713OQwalterc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I recently had dinner at Fore Street. The food was excellent...I had the chicken which was very moist and delicious. My wife had the Haddock which was also excellent. We were seated immediately...always a nice touch. The service was very attentive but...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank paul_czerny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice location and cozy setup. Fine dining. A lot of diverse options seafood and meats, and by cooking method.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Janteuwen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First off you cannot go here if you have a taste for something in particular. The menu is very limited so you must be the type of person willing to try new things and just go with the flow. This is not a steak and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank slnegroni
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner with our family of 4 (two adults and two kids - ages 6 & 9), along with our friends (two adults and one 10 yr. old). We had a 6pm Saturday night reservation for our party of 7, and we were quickly...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank US_Couple_in_Europe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was very disappointing after hearing so much about it. The menu was horrible and food was bland at best. The sea bass wasn't even deboned which made for a miserable experience for one person in our party. I ordered a $12 salad to go...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank K P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

i have to say its good 100% but i prefer Central Provisions.. just different can’t really compare. So if you are coming to Portland more then 2 nites then come to fore street.. the service is very good and friendly! .. can’t say nothing negative...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank FranP323
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5 April 2018|
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Response from margef2015 | Reviewed this property |
I saw your question-we were at night so did not see any children or babies...I am sure they can accomodate.
Maggie M
5 November 2016|
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Response from SebV79 | Reviewed this property |
Restaurant and Bakery are separate businesses, within same bldg. No elevator available. There is very close hcap pking available both front of bakery and on the street near restaurant above. Bakery has no cushioned seats... More
30 November 2015|
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Response from Olywajdock | Reviewed this property |
The dress code was "casual" but we saw everything from "all dressed up" (formal) to relaxed-casual but neat. Hope that helps. Enjoy!
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