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Back Bay Grill

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65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
+1 207-772-8833
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Portland, Maine
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutely delightful dinner with friends! There is timeless charm and in the food is very current. Each course was prepared perfectly, from the amuse bouche on. The entree's were steak, cod with lobster salad and duck. Each delicious aand when the birthday girl wanted customized dessert of chocolate and lemon it was beautifully prepared and delicious. We certainly won't wait... More 

Thank occasionalchef
Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dined at the BBG on Tuesday, February 21st. The food was spectacular. The Fois Gras was exceptional. Every dish was well balanced in flavors and presented like art. But it was the service - my sparkling water was poured every time it was getting low; I never touched the bottle - that was amazing. The team service scheme worked well... More 

Thank Bradford G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Delicious Food in a comfy elegant atmosphere with very good service. I had the halibut entree and the crab cake appetizer and loved both. My husband and older son had the duck, my younger son the pappardelle. Everyone was happy with their dishes. Reserve early, especially if coming with more than 4 in your party. Will be back on our... More 

Thank Ksh18
Portland, Maine
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I dined at Back Bay Grill for our anniversary and it proved to be the perfect spot to have a romantic dinner. The server was attentive and even suggested the best wine for my meal. The food was cooked perfectly from the appetizers to dessert. Their seafood selection is especially delicious. The menu changes daily but I'm... More 

Thank Packmusk
Meriden, New Hampshire
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I do reviews for restaurants I loved, and those that need to improve. This is one I LOVED! My wife and I were warmly welcomed, and had a corner table with a view of the whole small restaurant. The service from the whole staff was warm, gracious, personal, efficient. The food was terrific at every step, from appetizer to salad... More 

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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, very attentive staff, awesome atmosphere. Small footprint, so get reservations early. Host did what he could to get us in early. Only a small lounge, not much room for waiting.

Thank Jeff McB from ME
Portland, Maine
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Six of us went to Back Bay grill for a birthday dinner. Everything was beyond our expectations, from the service to some of the most amazing entrées we have ever had. What else can we say? This place is an absolute gem, and we hope it's around forever!

Thank hiportland125
Lucerne, Switzerland
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As always it was just perfect. I did visit for dinner with my dad. Perfect, fresh delicious food. Great service and a very warm welcome from adrian as always. Everytime we are in Portland its a must to go to back bay grill for dinner. We visit this place since oktober 2011 and it was always awesome. A big thank... More 

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Portland, Maine
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Excellent food, and service. Atmosphere is great as long as you like white linen along with old exposed brick walls. The food is over the top without being pretentious. On the edge of not the best neighborhood. I wouldn't go for an evening stroll right after dinner.

Thank 366jobrien
Portland, Maine
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Have been to Back Bay Grill many times. Food is always prepared very well and of high quality. Service is great... always there but not in your face. So why not 5 stars... a lot of great restaurants in Portland and Back Bay doesn't push the limits on innovation.

Thank HMPort

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?