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Address: Portland, ME
Phone Number:
+1 207-775-2717
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30

Street full of fun stores and art!

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Not as great as it's made out to be, but very good!

I think Fore Street wears on me over the years. It's good, but no real culinary surprises. Love the open kitchen and the local sourcing, but there are better options now in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Portland, Maine
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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71 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had an average meal which was not reflected in the cost of the meal. Our very smug waitress recommended the fish I ordered and it was absolutely without merit. She offered to replace it but I had lost my appetite. The grasshopper dessert was delicious!

Thank hatchje
Portland, Maine
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think Fore Street wears on me over the years. It's good, but no real culinary surprises. Love the open kitchen and the local sourcing, but there are better options now in Portland with more creative menus. Basics are great, but I'm not looking for that on a night out.

Thank ME_EATS_207
East Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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87 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Birthday surprise dinner. Staff was very helpful. Food is above the norm. Definitely not "fast food". A little eclectic, very well prepared in the open kitchen. It is pricy and really not kid friendly in offerings or price. But, well work a special night out treat.

Thank jcwdz88
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121 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I should begin by disclosing that I once participated in a cooking lesson led by Fore Street's presiding genius, Sam Hayward, and have always been very impressed with his passion for, freshness, quality, and innovation. I have never had a bad meal here. That said, one must remember that this is a very popular restaurant, and on a typically busy... More 

Portland, Maine
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location and atmosphere are fantastic, food was delicious, the staff competent and efficient. My only complaints are that 1) we had a party of 12 and they were unable to split the table's bill at all and 2) The martinis are excellent except I really don't care for pits in my cocktail olives. Despite the pits, we had a... More 

Thank Mainiac39
Portland, Maine
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This is one of the more advertised and highly rated restaurant in the area. If you accept this you must also accept - high noise level, inconsistent service, and some arrogance during summer reservation season. There is an excellent wine list, good basic menu times like the pork on spit (only if you like it not well done), and interesting... More 

Thank markA9526JF
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We've been coming here for years. It's a consistently delicious meal with a cozy, comfortable atmosphere. We only sit at the bar (they have their own wait list for dinner) so I can't speak about the dining room, although it looks nice. On our last visit, the food was painfully slow to come out, but I can't even deduct a... More 

Thank MinnyMonk
Albany, New York
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372 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We've been here before when visiting Portland. On our last visit the meal and service was excellent so you know we were going to return. Service and quality of food is as good as ever. Our server Dixon was very attentive to our needs. He was most helpful fillet my wife's whole bass at the table. Dixon has a great... More 

Thank Bob C
Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

The restaurant itself is great; former warehouse-the space is very different. The food is average for the price. The menu is set up in a way that one can peruse through many different grilled options of seafood or meats. Our server was very average- not much personality and did not care much about our selections, provide guidance and deliver service... More 

Thank JRTwz
Dixmont, Maine
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

My husband was given a generous gift card to Fore Street as a retirement present. We had heard wonderful reviews of Fore Street and looked forward to going. The food, the drinks, the atmosphere, and the service were outstanding. The steaks we ordered were cooked just the way we requested and there were variety of sides to choose from (the... More 

Thank Cece1985

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