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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%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (272 reviews)
“bread” (216 reviews)
“tomato tart” (33 reviews)
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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 yesterday via mobile

We’re usually skeptical about a restaurant that has so much hype around it, but Fore Street lived up to all the glowing recommendations. If you can’t get a reservation done at the bar. The staff is lovely and you have access to the full menu....More

Thank keri b
Reviewed 2 days ago

The food was good, but over priced. When you are paying high prices for your main meal, it should come with a vegetable at least. Plus charging a lot for small amount of sides is ridiculous. Not child friendly. You ask about a child's menu,...More

Thank GibbyOxford_Ct
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Been here twice. Great food, great cocktails, great wine and lovely staff. Definitely visit if you’re in town.

Thank bunss24
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were lucky to get a table at this great restaurant as it can be booked up for weeks in advance ......but they have a walk in policy. You need to be there at 17.00 hrs and hopefully you can book a table for later...More

1  Thank Ready for D
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had our best meal and impressions of Fore Street years ago. Though we had reservations made by long distance we were made to wait while the dining room was empty and others strolled in. The mussels we savored years ago are large,chewy but fewer...More

Thank TravelLover258
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fore Street is an Old Port icon. What can I say that hasn't been said? Wonderful location. Super cool layout and interior design. The smell of hard wood crackling in an oven. Think of a cocktail in your hand and the rumble of a busy...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place was amazing. From the atmosphere to the service to the food, it hit every nail on the hand. The menu is extremely fresh, and different from a typical restaurant. Excellent viewing of the chefs at work in the middle of the restaurant completely...More

Thank Nick K
Reviewed 6 days ago

A table at Fore is justifiably hard to come by. Everything about the place is excellent including the food, the service, the room, and the views. Our attempts to make a reservation made a week in advance was unsuccessful, but fortunately the management reserves about...More

Thank 356michael
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fore Street is our favorite “special night out” dining location. The food is delicious! It is one the few places in our “foodie town” that I can say that I’ve never been disappointed. I love their creative treatment of game meats, their open fire roasting,...More

Thank Evelyn R
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you wonder what the Fore stand for, it's how many $100.00 bills you need to order to get dinner for 2. Everything is a la cart meaning if you order the chicken breast for , say about $28.00, everything else you order like mashed...More

Thank boru77
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5 April 2018|
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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|
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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