We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fore Street Restaurant

€€€€American, International,
288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4109
+1 207-775-2717
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (277 reviews)
“bread” (219 reviews)
“tomato tart” (33 reviews)
Closed Now
American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4109
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (2,128)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 2,098 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Fine dining in the heart of Portland. Great atmosphere, exposed brick factory walls add to the charm of this eatery. Great wine selection and appetizers!!

Thank 537gailh
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fore Street is PERFECTION. Try early to get a reservation but if you can’t don’t be discouraged, give it a shot walking in and asking you might luck out with the wait time. It’s a can’t miss place in Portland if you’re looking to enjoy...More

Thank jen01085
Reviewed 6 days ago

We first went to Fore St on a blind date 7 years ago. Ironic that tonight the hostess seated us at the very same table so we had the same kitchen view!. The waitress had been working there for 17 tears, which says a lot...More

Thank Tricia K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is perhaps the "best" restaurant on the waterfront in Portland, certainly one of the hardest to get a reservation during prime season. After attending for a late dinner during the week, we have no idea why it has such a reputation or popularity. First,...More

Thank henry8robin
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I lived in Portland this was always my favorite restaurant. I was able to have a meal here this past August while on vacation and I must say nothing has changed. Food & service is always spot on. Chef owner Sam Haywood only uses...More

Thank Sue918delray
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered the wood grilled halibut, which I had expected would...well..be grilled! Instead, I received a mushy piece of fish with little flavor. My husband's sauteed flounder was also less than satisfactory, with both orders appearing to be consist of less than fresh fish, which...More

Thank bathtravel123
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with my husband, daughter and 8 year old grand daugther. I treated myself to some pricey scallops and was unhappy, to say the least, to find that they were plain raw beneath the beautiful browning. I had skipped the "raw and cool" seafood...More

1  Thank LAS144
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is a quite large restaurant. Really well organized. We were a few minutes early for our 6 pm reservation and were directed to the bar. At exactly 6 pm they came to get us. Service was impeccable and both friendly and helpful. I started with...More

Thank MikeBirdman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came in Sunday night for dinner, a party of 2 enjoying a quaint New England weekend away from a busy, high pressure life in Boston. Ben and Parker were on the bar. We put our name in with Ben, and anticipated a wait, which was...More

3  Thank alic706
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dined for dinner on 10/25/18. We were lucky to get an early reservation. The food was delicious. Husband had grilled octopus as an app and it was tender and well seasoned The chicken and hanger steak were both very well seasoned and tasty. Rarely do...More

Thank slh055
Nearby HotelsSee all 21 hotels in Portland
Hilton Garden Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront
1,695 reviews
.06 km away
Hampton Inn Portland Downtown - Waterfront
1,654 reviews
.14 km away
Portland Regency Hotel & Spa
1,075 reviews
.18 km away
AC Hotel Portland Downtown/Waterfront by Marriott
71 reviews
.33 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Standard Baking Co.
1,117 reviews
.04 km away
Vena's Fizz House
232 reviews
.16 km away
Flatbread Company
1,063 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby Attractions
Casco Bay Lines
551 reviews
.21 km away
Old Port
1,087 reviews
.06 km away
Harbor Fish Market
50 reviews
.18 km away
Sweetgrass Winery & Distillery Old Port Tasting Room and Shop
32 reviews
.12 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
5 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
Response from Marge F | 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|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
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!
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 10:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4109
    (Franklin and Pearl)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-775-2717
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing