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Fore Street

) #9 of 456 Restaurants in Portland €€€€ American, International,
288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4109
+1 207-775-2717
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“mussels” (232 reviews)
“hanger steak” (108 reviews)
“tomato tart” (25 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 1 week ago

One of the big deals in Portland is the Fore restaurant. Very difficult to secure a table by reservation but there is a wait list when you stop by in person. The food was good and creative but you feel as though they were doing...More

Thank Frank C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking forward to the Fore Street experience with a dinner reservation secured in May for July 3rd. We were promptly seated in the quiet room right at the time we reserved. Unfortunatly the service went downhill from there. Our server came by the...More

1  Thank natilia_12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall, we enjoyed our dinner at Fore Street. Bread was freshly baked from downstairs and was fantastic. Menu was definitely interesting, waiter was only kind of helpful in making recommendations. We got a few salads, the mussels and the squid dish to start, which were...More

Thank Jodi S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fore streets location is one of those places you can miss if your not looking for it. My husband and I arrived on Friday night expecting to wait an hour plus as we didn't have reservations and was prepared to wait. We were able to...More

Thank Marisa P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Killer Mussels, Killer whole Fish, Killer Fish Killer Desert!!! The place was just an unreal meal! The wait staff was incredible...and the chicken...order the chicken!!! Now, order it now!

Thank Scott R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the wait, we put our names in around five and came back around 7:30 for a drink at the bar and were seated within a couple minutes. Food and service were excellent! Highly recommend the Chilled and Smoked Seafood Platter and the whole...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite restaurant in Portland! I order the oven roasted mussels every time and they are simply incredible! My son said his salmon was the best he ever had. My duck was not great this time, a little tough and not hot - no one's...More

Thank Shana G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was very good.. and unique. Especially liked atmosphere of being in bustling kitchen with grill, rotisserie, wood stove etc!.... enhanced dining experience

Thank Larry K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall a great experience...top quality food great service and a unique building...only negative it was a bit loud since the restaurant was more than full when we're were there.

Thank Rob L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here last night. Loved the atmosphere and the service. Liked most of the food too, but was not always very happy about the "value". This is expensive. Cocktails -$16. We three shared a seafood platter as an appetizer ($28), which was tasty but...More

Thank Cindy K
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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!
21 July 2015|
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Response from ThreeRosettes70 | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea if they do or not, but the wait staff is very knowledgeable and if they don't know they will inquire for you.
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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, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
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
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