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Back Bay Grill

65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
+1 207-772-8833
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our hotel easily made reservations for us a day in advance. The grill can be a tad difficult to find without a GPS and on-street parking is scarce, but a call to the restaurant directed us to a parking lot with plenty of room. The...More

Thank Rich6142
Reviewed 1 week ago

We reserved seats at the bar a day in advance but were thoughtfully offered a table in a phone call a couple of hours before dinner. Our cozy corner table for two was perfect for our minor celebration. As expected the food and service were...More

Thank oldwoodboats
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I made reservations a month in advance knowing the Back Bay Grill was a top rated restaurant in Portland. Well worth the wait. Food was tremendous and the atmosphere romantic, fun, cozy, but with a modern, trendy feel. Our server was fantastic...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time at this restaurant, which was relaxed and welcoming. The staff were lovely, recommended a beautiful wine and the food was great. Thank you for a memorable time in Portland!

Thank KittyRox
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We returned to this fine establishment. Had talked about bar seating many times but ended up at a table. I love the way the staff treats you here; first and foremost amazingly friendly; next they are all concerned with your wellbeing and table service all...More

Thank CS1Portland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had dinner at the Back Bay Grill for our anniversary! We got engaged there 4 years ago and were looking forward to going back to have a delicious meal and to relive a wonderful memory! Just as it was four years...More

Thank smplatz1019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Read the reviews on Trip Advisor and am very glad we went here. The atmosphere, food and service were all excellent and we could walk to Portland Stage, where we were attending a play that evening. Portland is full of great places to eat and...More

Thank Sharon J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is always first class. My wife and I had a reservation recently to sit at the bar. We split the hearts of Romaine salad. I had the sausage stuffed chicken leg, and she had the North Atlantic salmon. I could not think of...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We met a couple here for dinner. The wine list is good but perhaps too long if anything. The menu varied and the presentation well thought out. Our waitress was both pleasant and efficient. Go early as parking can be quite difficult.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This relatively small restaurant was well worth the cab ride to get to. The service was top notch and the food was superb. The staff was attentive without being intrusive; they were sincerely warm and helpful and gracious. The meals were attractive and yummy. Oh...More

1  Thank jebranford
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29 July 2017|
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Response from MartiHawkins | Reviewed this property |
I have never not had them return my request for reservations and to be honest I didn't know that they don't use OpenTable, though I've used OpenTable before....this website is not always accurate. Example in point, I... More
28 December 2016|
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Response from EmEs | Reviewed this property |
you can really wear anything, except maybe short shorts and a tank top. otherwise, dress casually or dress up, either way, it's ok.
13 September 2016|
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Response from J H | Reviewed this property |
I cannot remember seeing a gluten free meal because I am not looking for that. I would call them to confirm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-8833
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