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65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
207-772-8833
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Ranked #2 of 539 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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
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  • Italian first
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

From the moment you walk in until the moment you leave, you will feel like the most special guest in the place but this cannot make up for a fairly lackluster meal. Four of us went for the hamburger 'event' so other than a soup and a salad, we all got the hamburger. For $16, I expected more. Other than... More 

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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211 reviews 211 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

Great hidden away restaurant on a back street in Portland. I had the filet steak which was cooked to perfection. One of our group had the lamb two ways... he said the chop was delicious but the lamb sausage was "a little strange." The caramel ice cream dessert was delicious. Portions are a little small, but quality is good. Elegant... More 

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Massachusetts
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348 reviews 348 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Back Bay Grill is the place to go in Portland if you want to splurge a little and have an amazing meal. It's on the far side of town from the Old Port area ... it's near the Post Office, not far from I-295, down the hill from the Maine Medical Center ... not the ritziest part of town,... More 

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Only found at the last moment that I would have leave and be able to get away for New Year's Eve....owner Larry Matthews found (made) a spot for us at the bar and it was as much fun and good as food as any restaurant as we have been to Great time sitting at the bar with views into the... More 

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Kennebunk, Maine
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84 reviews 84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We both had the rack of Lamb. It was excellent! It was served on a bed of pesto chick peas, which I thought would be odd and it turned out to be quite nice. The entire menu boasts of creativity. The wine list was good but pricey. I had the Fransiscan Cabernet to accompany the lamb and it costs 12... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We tried one of Portland's top-ratted restaurants. The overall experience was very good, but perhaps not worth the cost. For 1st courses we had the roasted cauliflower soup, which we assessed as the best thing we had. The mixed green salad with walnuts and Stilton cheese was quite good our dining companions had the romaine lettuce wedge, which seemed fine,... More 

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Yarmouth, Maine, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I have eaten at dozens of restaurants in the Portland area over the past 10 years but had never tried the Back Bay Grill (for varied reasons). Our dinner here was the BEST dinner I have ever had in the Portland area. The filet was simply delicious. My husband ordered a chicken dish that was outstanding. The meal began with... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We go to Back Bay Grille every year for our anniversary. We got engaged there a few years ago and have made it our annual tradition. The menu is a la carte and pricier than many other restaurants in Portland, however, if you have a finely tuned palette you will LOVE the dishes created in this restaurant. The wine list... More 

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Saint Albans, Vermont
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This place was full of what appeared to be locals. The prices were OK and the variety of food was great. Service was good.

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Phippsburg, Maine
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59 reviews 59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Service was flawless, food was very good, portion sizes of the salads and entres were surprisingly generous, atmosphere was comfy quiet and the check was huge. I have to admit we both felt the beef tartare and fois gras were the highlights, the salads were the only disappointment completely lacking in any kind of flair. Ohyeah, best to make your... More 

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Additional Information about Back Bay Grill

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

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