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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” (269 reviews)
“bread” (215 reviews)
“tomato tart” (32 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent restaurant. A very busy, vibrant place with excellent food and service in a great atmosphere. I had the fresh seafood sampler which epitomized delicious Maine seafood. The grilled hanger steak was cooked to perfection. The service was also very good. This...More

Thank HB B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a tough review. The food was amazing. The ambiance made my heart melt. But the service was so abysmal and indifferent that I felt like we were being punked. I started this review last January and left it in draft because I kept...More

3  Thank Gunnydog_2001
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Apparently place has been around over 20 years and still killing it. Waitstaff and host were fantastic..seated us right away and she ran the back room like a pro. Food and presentation just outstanding. Ambience is pitch perfect as well.

Thank Ned B
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We had high expectations, and they were definitely met. The server was knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. We started with mussels and little necks, then I ordered the whole Sea Bass entree. It was filleted at the table, but still quite boney. (However, I was warned.)...More

Thank Tollermom09
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We enjoyed a lovely evening for our family. Luckily we were smart enough to make our reservation well in advance! The mussels were delicious and the bread to die for! We left there very well satisfied. Don't forget the homemade chocolates for dessert!

1  Thank CAMBelden
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Excellent service friendly well informed staff the food was well presented. My family and I had a great time it was very busy. You need reservations. We will definitely go back the next time we come this way.

1  Thank douglas4838
Reviewed 8 July 2018

We dined on a Friday night. Our table was ready pretty close to our reservation time and we got a nice table near the window. Lance was our server and he was great. Very friendly but not overly intrusive. We started with mussels and they...More

Thank Benny521
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Make a reservation because this place is popular. The seafood menu is vast and full of fresh fish with delicious recipes. The atmosphere is sophisticated. It is upscale so make sure your ready to spend some doe. We really like this place and will go...More

1  Thank MerryMar2015
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

This is a well oiled machine with a varied and inventive menu. There is a reason reservations are needed weeks in advance. The mussels and oysters were a great start. Fresh scallops and steak for the main course and hand made chocolates for dessert. Very...More

1  Thank Allan B
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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Like many others before me, I enjoyed the bread and the desserts. Three of us ordered pork entrees at the waitress’s recommendation and three of us were disappointed. The meat was tough and somewhat flavorless and we couldn’t finish our food. The waitress was aloof...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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