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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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Auburn, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to dinner as a party of six. The restaurant was recommended by a coworker as a fine restaurant. My wife and I eat fish twice a week so we both ordered the hanger steak as three of our friends did also. The other person ordered a fish entree. The waiter convinced a few of us that the chefs... More 

Thank Stew6280
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, if you like noise so that you barely hear you companion at dinner or if you like to watch your server read his order with a pen light and you barely read the menu along with paying all out doors for your a la carte string beans, then by all means make a reservation. As for being locals who... More 

Thank MartiHawkins
Boston, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came her with another couple - services was perfect - very experienced and knowledgeable staff. I had a pork belly app that was braised in some vinegar based liquid - it was super tasty, but I would have liked a little more crisp to it. Our party had the roasted chicken, which was very good, but it was roasted chicken.... More 

Thank TDK44
Lewiston, Maine
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time experience was amazing...from the bread to the entree to dessert. My waitress, Donnelly, was fantastic and created great conversation when needed. Views of the open kitchen was amazing!

Thank Matthew S
cape cod
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attention to detail is key to this restaurant. The menu is exceptional and changes every night. The staff is top notch and our waiter Lance was awesome.My husband says it's in the top three if not the best dining experience he has ever had!

Thank kingfisher01
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I think at this point probably pretty much everyone has eaten at Fore street and has been wowed by the accomplishments of Dana & Sam. But what I think is really important here is the standard of excellence and the enthusiasm the staff of cooks and all of the staff as a whole uphold everyday whether or not the two... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Meriden, New Hampshire
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

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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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 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 13 February 2017 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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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 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

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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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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?