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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%
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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 5 February 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed myself here! The service was excellent, the food amazing! Drinks were tasty, and good deserts to finish it off. They were able to accommodate gluten free people. I would highly recommend this place. Not cheap, make reservations, be ready to enjoy a excellent...More

Thank xray1313
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Lovely place, great food but a bit too snobbish. Staff is great and love the food but sometimes the visitors are overacting and being loud and annoying. Of course the place can't control their visitors but to me they are indeed interested in attracting that...More

Thank mitochondria2007
Reviewed 2 February 2018

This is a well-known and highly acclaimed Portland restaurant. The bread, salads and appetizers were delicious: nuanced flavors, great taste and compelling eye appeal. The scallops were very good.

Thank Lysanderraf
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Family with two childen had great service in the bar before we got a table in one of the cold corners of the restaurant. Not the best table but we hadn't booked in advance. Food and wine was great. Next time we'll ask for smaller...More

Thank Narnejo
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

This has been considered one of, if not the best restaurant in Portland for many years. I think they are resting on their laurels and have slipped from great to very good. Knowing they reserve 1/3 of their tables for walk ins we went during...More

Thank Maine-ahh
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

The glow of the open fire works through this room and the bar. It sets the tone for Portland's most established fine dining destination. Warm and busy with a stylish bustle of service and presentation of truly delicious food that is proud and local. Complimented...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

A real treat from start to finish. The bread is so fresh and delicious, I think I could have made a meal of it. I had the scallops which were good size and cooked perfectly. My husband enjoyed the short ribs. The exciting component of...More

Thank Colleen C
Reviewed 21 January 2018

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 17 January 2018

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 3 January 2018

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
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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, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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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