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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” (249 reviews)
“tomato tart” (33 reviews)
“bread” (204 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 January 2018

Miles and I visit Fore Street Restaurant every trip to Old Port Portland Maine. Of course we love the food. In addition to the great food, the surroundings are warm and the staff friendly and accommodating.

Thank Larry B
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Stayed at the Hilton garden inn and made the short walk through our parking lot to Fore street. This place is as good as people say it is. You have to order the mussels. Great atmosphere, service, and food.

Thank Liam D
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Our hotel room overlooked this place and it looked so nice from our room with all the candles going and the fire that we decided to go the next night. The bread is excellent. Our service was ok. I'm not a huge fan of fancy...More

1  Thank cholestria
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Fore Street is a local favorite for good reason - it provides excellent and unusual dishes at affordable prices. Each of our entrees used local ingredients with seasoning that made them unique. Our beet salad was the best we've had. The oysters were plump and...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Had a fine meal at sister restaurant, Street & Co, on Friday night, but it was Double-A ball at best compared to Saturday dinner at Fore Street. Perfect service, wine list, fab basket of bread and a nightly menu full of surprises. Our table loved...More

Thank StartSlowAndEaseOff
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

The food, service and wine list never cease to amaze me. We eat here whenever we visit Portland because it is so amazing. The menu varies daily based on what’s in season and available so it’s always fresh and at the peak of flavor. Last...More

Thank weathermanbill
Reviewed 18 December 2017

My husband, college aged daughter and I enjoyed a delightful meal at Fore Street. We had not been as a family in a number of years and it was as good as always. The service was just enough to be attentive but not overwhelming. And...More

Thank cathy r
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Super good food. I had the squid and the black bass. Both I enjoyed very very much. My brother had the fettuccini app and the pork for his meal. They were good too although the pork was a bit salty for my taste. Great selection...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Always wanted to try Fore street. Sister restaurant to street and company. Great bar area.... walked in around 5:30... 6:00pm... on a Friday..no reservation Seated immediately. Sushi smoked is good... scallops were excellent but $42:00 for four?.... ravioli goat cheese was under cooked This is...More

Thank winefan2016
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Previous visits to Fore Street had been enjoyable and the restaurant still has a knowledgeable wine staff who cater to specific requests. However, on a recent visit, the waiter did not seem to care about what food was ordered or the desire of the party...More

Thank markA9526JF
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, 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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