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Fore Street Restaurant

€€€€American, International,
288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4109
+1 207-775-2717
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4109
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Revisited after two years. Got 7:30 table on Saturday night by walk-in request at 5:30. Still the best dinner in Portland. My pork chop was very flavorful and perfectly cooked. Very ample portion. Accompanying sauerkraut hit the spot. Sides of garlic mashed potato and beets...More

Thank marko18745
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son moved to Portland, and has been wanting to eat at Fore Street, but did no want to go alone, so he waited for me to visit. Well worth the wait. This was one of the best meals I have had in a restaurant....More

Thank zrib
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here on a quiet Sunday night in Portland. Although the city was quiet, the restaurant had a bustling crowd. The restaurant is in an older brick building, perhaps a renovated mill bill building. Plenty of candlelight creates great ambiance. Our meals were...More

Thank maryct70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

ONCE IS ENOUGH FOR FORE.....Very bad attitude of staff....food very mediocre......hated FOUR of the FORE dishes we ordered. May have been good once but not anymore!!!

Thank sll924
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had no rez so went early. They start serving dinner at 5:30 so at 5:10 went to the bar area. Was disappointed no chocolate martini but plenty of good wines and they did have my husbands hard to find Drambuie. Seated very quickly and since...More

Thank Birthday-Gal
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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

1  Thank henry8robin
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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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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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, 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
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