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Back Bay Grill

65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
+1 207-772-8833
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pappardelle” (30 reviews)
“duck” (68 reviews)
“filet” (46 reviews)
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Back Bay Grill remains our favorite restaurant and the one where we go to celebrate our special occasions. Our most recent experience was incredible and nothing could be improved. We were seated at a spacious window table and our server quickly took our drink order....More

Thank NieSam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here during a business trip to Portland. Arrived at 6:30, seated in a corner table in front. Staff was friendly and accommodating, and well-versed in the history of the place and the dishes. I had Last Word to start, followed by a spring pea...More

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Last night, my niece & I had a truly wonderful dining experience at the BB Grill. From the moment we entered, we felt instantly at home when the host greeted us w/ a warm welcome. We were immediately seated at a cozy table in the...More

Thank brotman1002
Reviewed April 20, 2018

The Back Bay Grill offers its diners a top class experience from the moment you enter the door until you reluctantly depart. Top marks for service, food, and ambiance. One cannot really add more without detailing the dishes our party had, enough to say that...More

Thank Thrillers
Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal here. The wait staff was very attentive and the food was superb. A couple of us had the salmon and others the filet both of which were delicious. The ambiance was comfortable. They were also very responsive to our report...More

Thank TMoulton
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a fantastic multi course dinner that was mouth watering and everything we had hoped for. I had the filet mignon and my wife had the lavender marinated duck. Both dishes were fantastic, cooked perfectly, and plated beautifully. We finished our...More

1  Thank Zor F
Reviewed March 16, 2018

We celebrated our wedding anniversary here, and enjoyed a wonderful meal. The Bangs Island mussel appetizer was plentiful and the staff divided it into 2 portions for us. In addition, we had the duck and filet and both were delicious. "Happy Anniversary" was written in...More

1  Thank LuckyLobsters
Reviewed March 14, 2018

Friendly and prompt service and they always accommodate if possible. Did I mention the food is always amazing and the portion sizes will never disappoint?

1  Thank AmyBarnard
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Back Bay Grill will never disappoint the most discriminating of food critics. From when you are welcomed as you enter to and asked to hang your coat to offering craft cocktails, delectable appetizers, a variety of fish, meat, poultry and vegetarian main courses. Then the...More

1  Thank John H
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Sometimes tough to get in which is why it's always so highly rated. Excellent bar and outstanding food.

2  Thank Greyhavens13
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February 15, 2018|
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Response from riptide | Reviewed this property |
I had an early seating - about 5:00 pm because that was the only slot available.....so, we were one of the first tables seated....the restaurant filled up as we were eating so I cannot comment on the noise level once it gets... More
November 20, 2017|
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Response from oldwoodboats | Reviewed this property |
I don't, but the Back Bay Grill does - lots
July 29, 2017|
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Response from MartiHawkins | Reviewed this property |
I have never not had them return my request for reservations and to be honest I didn't know that they don't use OpenTable, though I've used OpenTable before....this website is not always accurate. Example in point, I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-8833
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