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Back Bay Grill

65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
207-772-8833
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Ranked #2 of 531 restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Portsmouth, Rhode Island
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

My husband & I like to research restaurants before we travel and although I use to go to Portland, ME frequently with friends it had been a long time since visiting and dining in the city. We decided to make reservations at the Back Bay Grill because of the great reviews. I am happy to say we were not disappointed.... More

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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

We had a late reservation and enjoyed the evening and all it offered! We started with the Mussels, crab cakes and beef carpaccio. All were wonderful. We then enjoyed the filet, duck and lamb. All perfectly done. Finally we finished with deserts. The service was good! Though our waiters affectation came across as a little stiff. We did spend a... More

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maine
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This was our first visit to BBG. Staff was great- friendly, knowledgable, excellent service. We chose to sit at the bar. It was fun to watch the open kitchen and the bar tender was delightful. The pro secco cocktail was a good start to the evening. the pear salad- delicious. Seared scallops were perfectly prepared. Bartender gave an excellent recommendation... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The Back Bay Grill was an excellent dining experience. The food was delicious. Everything was fresh and cooked perfectly. We had scallops, duck, and salmon. Our server was very friendly and helpful. She made recommendations including nightlife. All were spot on.

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Saratoga
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15 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This restaurant is a reliably great experience, every time. We've been there twice, had reservations both times, and were seated immediately when we arrived. Every server was extremely professional and knowledgeable. The menu is small enough to know that everything on it is going to be wonderful, and large enough to offer plenty of choices for every palate. If you... More

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Portland, ME
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8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I hadn't been to BBG for a number of years but I vow to go there more often after last night's meal. We sat at the bar which I enjoy because of the interaction with staff and other customers. We shared a crab cake - one of the best in Maine. I had a pear salad that was perfect and... More

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We're locals, dine out often. This is best meal in town and it has been for several years. It compares favorably against the best restaurants in any big east coast city.

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Saco, Maine
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have visited the Back Bay Grill 2-3 times this past 9 months. Each time the service, food, and selections were great. Nice little gem in Portland where there are many fine places to eat. Back Bay stands out for good creative food.

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Portland, Maine, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Love the food, the service-adrian greets everyone like they are family! Larry cooks up masterpieces on the grill! The drink selection is abundant:) Dinning is magical at Back Bay Grill!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We have been to Back Bay Grill several times over the years, and with all the choices in Portland we consider BBG our go to spot. Besides the great menu, the service and the room are the most comfortable around. My wife and I recently celebrated her birthday and our anniversary there and will be back again soon. From the... More

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