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Back Bay Grill

65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
207-772-8833
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Ranked #2 of 532 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Maine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Yes it's pricey ($36 for a filet) but the service, the attention to detail, the meal were all perfect. We enjoy sitting at the bar, it's where you really get to know the staff. Yes it may be a bit noisy for some people but we still received the best service, cloth napkins (no paper cocktail napkins here) and got... More

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Top Contributor
284 reviews 284 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

One of the finest meals my wife and I have had in years from the professionalism and kindness of the staff to the superb cuisine and wine. I rank this experience over Gary Danko's in San Francisco...which is saying quite a bit. Go here even if it means going far out of your way.A true A plus.

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Hampton nh
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Perfect , frim the moment we sat down our server Jessie made us feel welcome, explained everything perfectly , my husband started with the pumpkin soup fabulous , I had the mixed green salad great !! For our main course my husband got the pork chop I ordered pappardelle both were above expectations ! Even though we were so full... More

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Portland, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Always the best --- service exquisite, Adrian's attention to detail remarkable food prepared to perfection! Highly recommend this place!

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Bayonne, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food was very good. Also, when we called to make a reservation they gave us seats at the bar and then call back later in the day to let us know a table had opened. However, the server was very over the top with his "Thank you's". After every interaction his response was "thank you". Worst, we ordered our... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My husband and I went here while visiting Portland. I made the reservation based on other reviews, and it did not disappoint. First of all, the service was outstanding. From the warm welcome, to our server, it ranks right up there with how a restaurant should treat their guests. Then came the food. It was amazing. So fresh, and so... More

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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

From the moment we arrived the service at the Back Bay Grill was excellent Rather than give us a small table, we were able to sit at the bar for 5 minutes to give us space. Our waiter explained the menu superbly and helped us make difficult decision from the many outstanding optons. Starters of Cornchowder with lobster and steak... More

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Portland, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My wife and I had tickets for a nearby concert and when I called for the reservation, I told them what our time constraints were. They recommended a seating time that would get us out the door without feeling rushed. The meal itself was outstanding with great service. Very nice and varied menu choices with many local ingredients made us... More

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Portland, Maine
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

For the best meal in Portland Maine, fresh local ingredients, highest credentialed kitchen staff and waitstaff... And genuinely a first-class dining experience, come to Back Bay Grill. Reservations recommended--/not necessary/ but they're always packed -- it is always stellar service and food. Fine diners flock to this establishment year-round. Historic restaurant in Portland but state-of-the-art food and service!

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Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Enjoyed a delicious dinner here last Wednesday evening. My wife and I had just landed in Portland after an all day trip from Texas and we were looking for a good place to eat. We read the reviews on tripadvisor and decided on Back Bay Grill and we were not disappointed. Service was attentive but not overbearing and our food... More

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