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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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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 70
    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
nice place!

Last Monday we ate at the Grill Room in Portland Maine. We were greeted by a warm friendly hostess. We were seated within minutes although for a Monday they had a lively crowd. Our waitress Christine was very knowledgable as she knew the specials and what they contained as well as reciting as the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Dawn L
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Last Monday we ate at the Grill Room in Portland Maine. We were greeted by a warm friendly hostess. We were seated within minutes although for a Monday they had a lively crowd. Our waitress Christine was very knowledgable as she knew the specials and what they contained as well as reciting as the beers. We started our dinner with... More 

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Portland, Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband and I have been to the Grill Room for several special occasion dates and we are never dissappointed in the food. The steaks are always grilled to perfection and they have the best filet mignon I have ever had! The atmospere is cozy and romantic, a great place for a date. The prices are higher than most places,... More 

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Maine
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77 reviews 77 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We stopped in to have dinner on our way home from Boston and the Grill Room came to mind. The waiter was amazing. He knew all about the wines and what steak paired well with what wine. Gave us a great recommendation on the ribeye steak dinner and the wine to drink and they were a great match. The shrimp... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
103 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
27 helpful votes 27 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
81 helpful votes 81 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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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?