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Fore Street Restaurant

288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4109
+1 207-775-2717
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (249 reviews)
“tomato tart” (33 reviews)
“bread” (201 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4109
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Reviewed yesterday

Fore Street has been a standard bearer of excellent food in Portland since 1996. Being a local, I tend not to go due to the difficulty in securing a reservation and high price point. I was lucky enough to go as part of a business...More

Thank Rhonda A
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's so lovely to sit comfortably in a restaurant---tables well spaced so you are not on top of other patrons--and enjoy a perfectly prepared dinner served at a relaxed pace (not too slow, not too fast) by a first-rate waitstaff.

Thank DebOnTheRoad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This really is "the place" in Portland. There are a lot of very good restaurants but I feel this tops the list. Many of our friends agree. You cannot go wrong here. Everything is extraordinary.

Thank beth190
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Miles and I visit Fore Street Restaurant every trip to Old Port Portland Maine. Of course we love the food. In addition to the great food, the surroundings are warm and the staff friendly and accommodating.

Thank Larry B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the Hilton garden inn and made the short walk through our parking lot to Fore street. This place is as good as people say it is. You have to order the mussels. Great atmosphere, service, and food.

Thank Liam D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our hotel room overlooked this place and it looked so nice from our room with all the candles going and the fire that we decided to go the next night. The bread is excellent. Our service was ok. I'm not a huge fan of fancy...More

Thank cholestria
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fore Street is a local favorite for good reason - it provides excellent and unusual dishes at affordable prices. Each of our entrees used local ingredients with seasoning that made them unique. Our beet salad was the best we've had. The oysters were plump and...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fine meal at sister restaurant, Street & Co, on Friday night, but it was Double-A ball at best compared to Saturday dinner at Fore Street. Perfect service, wine list, fab basket of bread and a nightly menu full of surprises. Our table loved...More

Thank StartSlowAndEaseOff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food, service and wine list never cease to amaze me. We eat here whenever we visit Portland because it is so amazing. The menu varies daily based on what’s in season and available so it’s always fresh and at the peak of flavor. Last...More

Thank weathermanbill
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband, college aged daughter and I enjoyed a delightful meal at Fore Street. We had not been as a family in a number of years and it was as good as always. The service was just enough to be attentive but not overwhelming. And...More

Thank cathy r
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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