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Back Bay Grill

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65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
207-772-8833
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 260
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Food, service and atmosphere are excellent!

Want to experience one of the best restaurants in Portland, Maine? Back Bay Grill would be an excellent choice. Jessie our waiter was suprerior in being there, but not. Adrien's wine selection is always a stunningly complementry pairing to the meal. Wejust leave it him to choose the wine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
RobOlson
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Kennebunk, Maine
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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308 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kennebunk, Maine
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123 reviews 123 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Want to experience one of the best restaurants in Portland, Maine? Back Bay Grill would be an excellent choice. Jessie our waiter was suprerior in being there, but not. Adrien's wine selection is always a stunningly complementry pairing to the meal. Wejust leave it him to choose the wine. Paul's salad preparation is fabulous. The Bang Island muscles are great,... More 

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Portland, Maine
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107 reviews 107 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I had been meaning to try this restaurant in town for a while, and was really impressed. Down sides are parking (it's in a slightly dodgy part of town with no valet assist) and furnishings - could do with a "freshening." But the food and service were outstanding. My friend had the asparagus appetizer with Humboldt Fog cheese (fabulous) and... More 

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Williamsburg, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Cozy atmosphere. A bit tooo noisy. Tasty rack of lamb, 4 lambchops would be better than 3 for $34. Erica's and Ian's servce reminiscent of an evening at the well known Inn at Little Washington in Virginia. Best creme brulee ever. Will definitely be here for dinner next time we are in Portland.

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68 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My husband and I often travel to Portland for the restaurant scene and Back Bay is the best the city have to offer in fine dining options. We originally were placed at a small corner table. Our waitress immediately noticed we were not comfortable and offered to move us. She was fantastic throughout the meal! Ask for Erika. The only... More 

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Portland, ME
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Restaurant has been in an odd part of town forever - ownership changes - atmosphere fairly ordinary - but the food always remains excellent!

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WESTMORELAND
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The first visit to this restaurant was for a family dinner of nine. Accommodations were somewhat tight but the waitstaff managed to do a very good job taking care of each individual. Service was very good as was the food. A definite return is planned.

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Portland, Maine
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We've been here a number of times over the years, and were there last week during Resturant Week. The service is warm, efficient but not obtrusive. The staff is knowledgable. I had a skate wing appetizer which was a little dry. My green salad with Stilton and candied walnuts was fine. The main course of flat on steak was cooked... More 

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Portland, Maine
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86 reviews 86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Given Portland's vibrant food scene, I'm always a little sorry that we don't get to BBG more than once or twice a year. But when we do, for a special occasion, everything about this place makes us want to return: elegant, generally simple, classic food; outstanding service, good wine selection, etc.

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Portland, Maine
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The menu is creative and delicious. You are met at the door with a big hug from Adrian, the manager extraordinaire, who goes out of his way to make sure everything is perfect! Waiters/Waitresses are professional and always on top of things. Before the meal the chef has a special creative surprise to start the dining experience. We have loved... More 

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Portland, Maine
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196 reviews 196 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I have wanted to dine in here for years and glad we did on the 7th during Restaurant Week. First and foremost the service rivals any 5 star restaurants that we have been to. You are treated like someone special from the time you make your reservation, arrive to dine, throughout your meal, and even as you are departing. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-772-8833

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?