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Fore Street

288 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101-4109
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Ranked #24 of 540 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Franklin and Pearl
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English first
Bucks County, PA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

3 of us went for a business dinner. Fantastic, fresh food from their nightly changing menu, great open kitchen, wonderful atmosphere. Only thing that could be better is the signage out front - drove by it 3 times till we saw it!

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

open the door and your nose is filled with hardwood and apple smoke- sold- warm and inviting- definitely worth the price

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New York City, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The people who work here are just terrific. The hosts know their business and are genuinely friendly, the folks at the bar are funny, and our waitress, who had been here since in opened about 12 years ago, was a delight. You really could not ask for better service. (Well, OK, our waitress later brought the wrong bottle of wine... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Always the best excellent place for a nice romantic dinner or for a group. We have been going to Fore Street since 1996 and have not missed a year yet. When we lived we would go here twice a month now it a must on our way through. When we know we are headed that way my mouth starts to... More 

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Fairfax, VA
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This was our first visit - first off the décor is charming. The menu choices are wonderful and the food was delightful. They also support the local community and they bake their own goods on premise. When we visit Portland again - we will be sure to return to this gem.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Everything you could want in a dining experience. Excellent service (they found us a cab during the snow storm!), excellent food, gorgeous decor. Could probably say more... But self induced food coma

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Leesburg, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The menu changes frequently and the food is always fresh and delicious. I have no idea how they can make so many different varieties of fish / seafood taste so very very special. We were totally amazed. Could not wait to experience another dish the next night. Also, try the salads...which are big enough to share before your meal. I... More 

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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We were stopping off in Portland for one night on vacation and had not made reservations here based on some reviews. When we realized it was so close to our hotel (hilton Garden Inn) we decided to give the 5 o'clock walk in a try. So glad we did! We got a 5:30 table and waited while enjoying a cocktail... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I feel I'm fortunate to live Portland & dine out quite often. There are so many wonderful choices to satisfy both palette & pocketbook! For years Fore St has been top shelf and a restaurant I have been proud to introduce to visiting friends and family. Something has changed...drastically...or it could have been an off night. Way off! It was... More 

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Durham, New Hampshire
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98 reviews 98 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We live an hour away and coordinated our visit with a Third Thursday night event at the art museum. The food was even better than six months ago when we last visited. We split a salad that turned out to be a delightful, warm melange of fall greens and pork tidbits and bits and bobs. It would have been too... More 

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Address: 288 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101-4109
Phone Number: 207-775-2717
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary, Eclectic

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