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The Grill Room and Bar

84 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5003
+1 207-774-2333
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Steakhouse, Grill, Gluten Free Options
84 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5003
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We started with oysters on the half shell. Delicious. My husband had a generous rib eye steak with horseradish mashed potatoes and asparagus and I had the monk fish with sautéed mushrooms and peppers. Both dishes were perfect. While the steak was not over cooked,...More

Thank HZybas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All of the "Rooms" and Boones are very inconsistent in service, food quality and atmosphere. I have been to several of his restaurants, several times and have enjoyed 1 good experience. All the rest have been characterized by poor service, lack of caring staff, and/or...More

Thank Travel_on_109
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've just returned from having an excellent meal at The Grill Room and Bar. We didn't have a reservation but they were able to get us a table on the night after Labor Day. The restaurant itself is rather dark and quite noisy but that...More

Thank Neale1810
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always satisfying whether for lunch, dinner or drinks. The grilled swordfish is my favorite, finished with a bit of butter.

Thank FoieGrasFatty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in the greater Portland, Maine area. The food is amazing, the location is convenient and the service is good. The only thing that can be challenging is trying to have a conversation at your table as the acoustics and/or layout...More

Thank Scott J
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Loved the different choices for lunch!! Our waitress was excellent and our food was tasty. We plan to return for dinner.

Thank Alexis30305
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The food was all amazing in both flavor and presentation. We were a group of 4 and three of the group went with one of the many incredible beef options. I was the outlier but loved what I had which was the clam chowder and...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

A spontaneous step into this restaurant for dinner at the bar. Bartenders were very friendly and helpful. Our dinners were on the simpler side but the steak dishes going by were wonderful looking and got good reviews from bar mates. My cheeseburger pizza, escargot and...More

Thank Kurt J
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This was a dinner for our anniversey and it was amazing, great food, great drinks and wonderful service.

Thank csully123
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

I was on my way to one of the usual suspects "Fore Street," a"Street & Co," "Central Provisions", when I was lured in by the incredible would scent coming from this place. Saw that several people at the bar, who appeared to be locals, were...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5003
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-774-2333
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If you’re looking for the best steakhouse in Portland, Maine you have come to the right place! The Grill Room features affordable, wood-fired, grilled steaks, delicious pizza and incredible seafood entrees the whole family will love.Chef Lee Harding has dedicated his life to the culinary arts and focuses on using grass fed beef & locally grown meats and produce in his creations. With high ceilings and a big, open kitchen, The Grill Room aims to please with more than just great food at affordable prices. If you have never been dining in Portland, Maine, it is quite an experience! There are so many restaurants to choose from that only award-winning restaurants, like The Grill Room, tend to stand out from the crowd.The Grill Room is the second restaurant founded in Harding’s “The Rooms” brand of restaurants. Since 2008, the Grill Room has been featured in many of Maine’s top publications as a “Best Bet” for Portland Maine food. Come in and try the now famous beef tartare, or a juicy wood-fired pizza or grilled steak. Open seven days a week, The Grill Room offers lunch and dinner selections with a healthy wine and drink list. Visit The Grill Room today and find out what a Portland, Maine steakhouse should be like.
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