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Fore Street

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288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4109 (Franklin and Pearl)
+1 207-775-2717
17:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Meriden, New Hampshire
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A HUGE menu will satisfy every taste.My wife and I love seafood, so had the squid appetizer, the john dory entree, and the bluefish entree. We like bluefish, but rarely see it on a menu because it can be heavy & fishy. But Fore Street's version was prepared in a way that the heaviness and fishiness disappeared. The john dory... More 

Bath, Maine
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were able to get a late night Valentine's Day reservation. It had been a few years s our last visit and well worth the wait. All staff was extremely pleasant and upon entering we were greeted with a "how was the symphony ". Apparently I mentioned our itinerary when making the reservation. I had the Place, a flounder like... More 

Thank John M
Sarasota, Florida
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We just wish we didn't have to make our reservation, in the summer/fall, 3 months in advance! But we do and we always enjoy our experience. Theeee very best food in town, exceptional service, wonderful ambience and fabulous bar area. One visit and you will be hooked! Just be sure you call ahead...3 months in advance during the busy season!!

Thank charlotte04050
Newmarket, New Hampshire
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fantastic restaurant you walk in and can smell the wood fired over its awesome! I would have done five stars but my steak was just lukewarm so it was a tad bit disappointing. But overall a really wonderful restaurant

Thank Doug K
Santa Monica, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a very snowy eve, this incredible ambiance delivered. Mussels, wood fired chicken, excellent wait staff all made for a memorable evening. We will be back!

Thank londonerred1967
Portland, Maine
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283 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are totally spoiled to have this special place nearby so we can totally understand why it takes dedication to make a reservation here. Our party of 4 had the Finnan Haddie (my native island girl wife loved it), Wood Oven Roasted Pork Belly (very good), and I had the Grilled Lamb Crepinette with the Heritage Shoulder Ham. That plate... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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187 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed a relaxing dinner at Fore Street, and the chilled and smoke appetizer sampler was our favorite. As foodies, we all just enjoyed sampling and analyzing the different flavors - it was a great way to start our dinner. And, it was great to have a knowledgable waiter who had thoughtful advice and did not rush our enjoyment.

Thank sidder
Saco, Maine, United States
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89 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went last night with my wife. The atmosphere is great, the staff are very helpful, and the open kitchen is pretty neat!. I had the chowder as an appetizer, it was good, quite good but there really wasn't enough in the bowl. I had the flank steak for my meal. It seemed as though the marinade they used was... More 

Thank Erik K
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were in Portland for one night and we were thrilled to get reservations at Fore Street. Our waiter, David, was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and friendly and we were looked after from start to finish. We shared the mussels, foie gras and a green salad to start and all were fabulous - particularly the mussels! Our main... More 

Thank Katy M
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fore Street was such a wonderful restaurant in the past. Lately they have become snobs with a very large EGO. I have never felt inadequate at a restaurant before today. Staff looks down at you for negative feedback. I am a snob for certain foods, wines, and service provided and I have very high standards. Sad as their food options... More 

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Restaurant Details

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