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Back Bay Grill

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65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
+1 207-772-8833
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Staying nearby at the Westin Eastland Hotel, the Back Bay Grill is a convenient walk. Warm and friendly greeting and atmosphere. We got to take our time and relax with a cocktail while we reviewed the menu and wine list. We were super happy to spot a Keenan Cabernet and ordered it immediately so it could open up. Fresh bread... More 

Thank NHGhogan
Boston, Massachusetts
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69 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I randomly picked this restaurant based on Trip advisor reviews. Back Bay grill has been in business for 30 years. A real testament in this day and age. We all enjoyed our meal but the highlight was the local local mussels and crab cakes. Our server was excellent and made sure we had a wonderful evening.

Thank Martha811
Stratham, New Hampshire
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165 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

When someone says "this is one of the best places in Portland, Maine", pay attention. Because Portland is a SERIOUS foodie city. And Back Bay Grill delivers, even against newer competitors with potentially trendier menus (although Portland remains blessedly un-fazed by the idea of dishes with 30-word titles). The menu is fairly small -- maybe eight entrees in total --... More 

2 Thank blondventures
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was on the recommended list by our hotel. We are so glad we gave it a try. We got nervous because they were booked up with reservations, but, we were happy to sit at the bar. When Evie, our bartender, offered a bar snack of popcorn with truffle oil...that was the hook... Food was fantastic...I ordered the duck,... More 

Thank D7169OZkellyb
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been dining at the Back Bay Grill for years and never have I ever been disappointed. The meal selection is always fantastic, the staff friendly, helpful and very professional; it's worth the visit for a great dining experience. We've taken many family and friends there on many occasions and everyone comes away very impressed with the entire evening... More 

1 Thank MartiHawkins
Portland, Maine
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many fine restaurants in Portland.For a complete dining experience the Back Bay Grill is the place. Why ?? Excellent food,great service,the best management,nice number of food types and extensive cocktail and wine offerings. I use the BBG for business and personal fine dining. You will not be disappointed,I guarantee it !!

1 Thank Mainestan
Kennebunk, Maine, United States
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From start to finish, this place was like a well oiled machine! The host greeted us promptly and actually seemed excited we were there. BIG smile and he sat us right away. Our waiter was right there, and brought us our drinks, which were delicious, also, right away. The bread was fantastic, dense and if not homemade, I would be... More 

2 Thank juliebarros48
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Consistently excellent - will never disappoint. While Back Bay Grill was one of the very first fine restaurants in Portland; it is still a hard reservation to get in this foody town. That, in itself says a lot! Menu changes daily; but there is always an amazing choice --from beginning to end - Adrian welcomes you & while he has... More 

2 Thank Koocher
Scituate, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a tremendous dining experience at this lovely restaurant. From the moment we were greeted at the door until we were leaving after our dinner the staff and service were outstanding. The food was excellent and perfectly prepared. A very memorable wedding anniversary dinner. Highly recommended.

2 Thank SouthShoreFrank
Portland, Maine
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Back Bay Grill was producing great food long before Portland became known as a premier dining destination. They remain at the top of the list for delicious food, drinks and wine, with great service as well.

3 Thank Ron G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?