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Fore Street

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” (238 reviews)
“hanger steak” (110 reviews)
“tomato tart” (28 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 yesterday

This was our last night on our month long east coast trip- so glad we ended it here. Food and service was impeccable. Started with fois gras and then ordered a second one as it was that good. He had the pork loin that was...More

Thank TennaRotor
Reviewed yesterday

Went to this restaurant for our birthdays. The mussels were amazing, but the bread was hard and cold. We had pork it was so salty it was inedible. The service was great. This is our second time at the restaurant. First time amazing. Will not...More

Thank erghika
Reviewed 3 days ago

Before Fore Street, Portland, Maine was a culinary backwater. Local ingredients, truly farm to table, the hallmark of this innovative restaurant. The food is always very good, but the menu has become increasingly complicated and precious. It took us over twenty minutes to decipher and...More

1  Thank roamerNewYorkCity
Reviewed 3 days ago

Neat atmosphere with high ceilings and old timbers. Separate bar area with comfortable couches is a nice touch to grab a drinks while waiting to be seated, especially since they seem to be specific with seating you at your reservation time (not before). Very good...More

Thank Ron R
Reviewed 5 days ago

We share a delightful early dinner at Fore St. The fresh, locally sourced ingredients drive a daily menu. An appetizer of "fruit tasting" was delicious and imaginative in 6 types of fruit prepared six very different ways with accompaniments. For me, this paired well will...More

1  Thank MegLark289
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Loved this place, as it's vibrant, well set out and has a great menu and wine list. Our waiter was more than attentive and gave great advice, so it is obvious that training is high in the agenda here. Loved the meal.

1  Thank Phillip V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is very comfortable and moderately noisy. The food was great! Every dish prepared perfectly.

1  Thank Dave S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been before and my only complaint back then was the lighting did not allow me to see all the ingredients on my plate. This time it was still day light - good. The chefs here have superb recipes and presentations and you simply...More

1  Thank CS1Portland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If I lived here, I would be a regular! The service was excellent, the food fresh and creative. I had the flank steak, my husband the halibut. The fish was rather simple with sweet flavor. The flank steak was excellent....so tender. Save room for dessert!

Thank wbmama
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was traveling solo and was able to get a seat for dinner at the bar with no waiting. WOW!!! The salad with grilled figs was fantastic. I picked the scallops for dinner and they were delightful (well prepared, perfect texture, tasty). As if that...More

Thank docjay72
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Maggie M
4 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!
20 July 2015|
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Response from ThreeRosettes70 | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea if they do or not, but the wait staff is very knowledgeable and if they don't know they will inquire for you.
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
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
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