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The Grill Room and Bar

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American, Steakhouse, Bar, Grill
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84 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5003
207-774-2333
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: If you’re looking for the best steakhouse in Portland, Maine you have come...
If you’re looking for the best steakhouse in Portland, Maine you have come to the right place! The Grill Room features affordable, wood-fired, grilled steaks, delicious pizza and incredible seafood entrees the whole family will love.Chef Lee Harding has dedicated his life to the culinary arts and focuses on using grass fed beef & locally grown meats and produce in his creations. With high ceilings and a big, open kitchen, The Grill Room aims to please with more than just great food at affordable prices. If you have never been dining in Portland, Maine, it is quite an experience! There are so many restaurants to choose from that only award-winning restaurants, like The Grill Room, tend to stand out from the crowd.The Grill Room is the second restaurant founded in Harding’s “The Rooms” brand of restaurants. Since 2008, the Grill Room has been featured in many of Maine’s top publications as a “Best Bet” for Portland Maine food. Come in and try the now famous beef tartare, or a juicy wood-fired pizza or grilled steak. Open seven days a week, The Grill Room offers lunch and dinner selections with a healthy wine and drink list. Visit The Grill Room today and find out what a Portland, Maine steakhouse should be like.
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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great wood oven pizza

My boyfriend and I stopped in to this restaurant in the early afternoon for lunch. We ordered the duck and brie pizza as well as the steak pizza. Both were very delicious and we loved the innovative ideas for pizza ingredients. The service was prompt and helpful. We enjoyed our meal and will be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Alexandraholt
via mobile
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I stopped in to this restaurant in the early afternoon for lunch. We ordered the duck and brie pizza as well as the steak pizza. Both were very delicious and we loved the innovative ideas for pizza ingredients. The service was prompt and helpful. We enjoyed our meal and will be back!

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Westbrook, Maine
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My boyfriend and I were here for Valentine's Day lunch. The atmosphere is wonderful and cozy. The food came out quickly and everything was flavorful and fresh. Only regret was not trying the French fries. There's always next time!

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32 reviews 32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Unless you have deep pockets, The Grill Room is a 'special occasion' type of restaurant/steak house featuring very locally sourced grass fed beef. Our special occasion happened to be our anniversary - and I dare say we would not have eaten here had we not a $100 gift certificate. I always try a specialty cocktail whenever I can and ordered... More 

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Sanford, ME
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113 reviews 113 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Had never been to the Grill Room prior to this visit and was not disappointed although there were a few items that I would change. The service staff was very pleasant and knowledgeable, and the food and presentation was both very good and plentiful. In celebrating my wife's birthday, we splurged a bit with the filet special served over a... More 

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Portland, Maine
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I want to like The Grill Room, I really do. I'm not a big red meat person so I generally avoid restaurants that seem to excel in just that, but I have to hand it to The Grill Room... aside from their smorgasbord of entrees and a la carte meats, they do have a selection of seafood appetizers and dinners.... More 

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suzyd79
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We stopped in here after walking by on the afternoon of our first day in Portland. The bar offered a nice condenced version of their dinner menu, and they had lots of local beers on tap. It took us awhile to order because they offered so many things we wanted! We settled on escargot (YUM), and the two steak options:... More 

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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119 reviews 119 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We used to go to the Grill Room several times a year when we lived in Maine and always had great experiences with the food and service. Not having eaten there for a few years since moving out of state we were excited to try it once again this time with a good friend of ours. Our server was cheerful... More 

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Atkinson, New Hampshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Take a minute!! If your in Portland and you don't want to be disappointed. Than give the Grill Room a try. I have been to this restaurant a few dozen times. Any the only thing I can say bad is sometime you have to wait 30 to 45 minutes to get a table. But that that's not bad considering they... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Grill Room provides the patron with an unforgettable dining experience! We were a party of five on a busy and frigid Saturday night. The bar service was quick, and we were shown to our table very close to our reservation time. The atmosphere is very cozy; exposed brick walls, open kitchen with bar seating. The menu choices are extensive... More 

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Fairfield, Maine
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food, service and atmosphere was all very good. The seat we had was near the front door and it was cold. In fact very cold. They must be aware of the problem as they have a curtain system up that tries to keep the heat in and cold out in place. That said, go for the fine food, good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 84 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5003
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-774-2333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Bar, Grill

Description

If you’re looking for the best steakhouse in Portland, Maine you have come to the right place! The Grill Room features affordable, wood-fired, grilled steaks, delicious pizza and incredible seafood entrees the whole family will love.Chef Lee Harding has dedicated his life to the culinary arts and focuses on using grass fed beef & locally grown meats and produce in his creations. With high ceilings and a big, open kitchen, The Grill Room aims to please with more than just great food at affordable prices. If you have never been dining in Portland, Maine, it is quite an experience! There are so many restaurants to choose from that only award-winning restaurants, like The Grill Room, tend to stand out from the crowd.The Grill Room is the second restaurant founded in Harding’s “The Rooms” brand of restaurants. Since 2008, the Grill Room has been featured in many of Maine’s top publications as a “Best Bet” for Portland Maine food. Come in and try the now famous beef tartare, or a juicy wood-fired pizza or grilled steak. Open seven days a week, The Grill Room offers lunch and dinner selections with a healthy wine and drink list. Visit The Grill Room today and find out what a Portland, Maine steakhouse should be like.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?