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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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“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 3 days ago via mobile

This was our third or fourth visit in as many years. They take themselves a bit too seriously. A required $50 deposit to make a reservation! Rules about how to order drinks while waiting at the bar, etc. That being said, it's a great experience....More

Thank James G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went for a romantic dinner and it was all that we had hoped for. Our service at the bar was super fast and friendly during the 1 hour wait (dude - call ahead). And the hostess was friendly as well. Our server Neil was...More

Thank Alan E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked our reservation in August for our anniversary dinner. The ambiance is great. The hostess was not very welcoming in my opinion. We arrived early so we grabbed some drinks in the bar. Service in the bar was by far the best of our...More

Thank misssarahg
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been traveling around New England for the past two weeks with our Italian friends. Including Boston, our meal in Fore Street is by far the best we have had during the entire trip. The menu was inventive. The service was great and the...More

Thank speninosmith
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I found this online when looking for great, casual dining in Portland. Somewhere it’s listed as a top 50 in the US! Well we couldn’t pass that up! As soon as we stepped inside, the yummy smells enveloped us. The warm, inviting...More

Thank Pkbull
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had top notch service at Fore Street, from attentive bar tenders to a super friendly and informative waiter. Watching the chefs prepare our meals in their open kitchen was a ton of fun. We loved their breads and the tomato soup was delicious. Also,...More

Thank Tomer H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant had so many wonderful dining options it was hard to decide. We finally narrowed it down, and each dish was beautifully presented and perfectly cooked. Our server was professional and friendly and timed everything quite well. A wonderful evening!

Thank ConradSeattle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly a delightful evening. The atmosphere is wonderful and the food exceptional. Starting with the incredible bread, every dish was a delight. No easy to get in but if you don’t have a reservation go around 5pm put your name down and have a couple...More

Thank SteveKMontreal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a tough reservation to get and now I understand why. We started with the chilled seafood sampler (perfect for 2 to share), it was all great but the bluefin pate and lobster were my favorites. We then had the sea scallops and halibut...More

Thank Meg B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are also frequent visitors to this fabulous resturant on the fringe of the Old Port area. Great food, great setting and a place you should check out when in the area.

Thank kevincloutier
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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