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Back Bay Grill

65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
207-772-8833
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Ranked #2 of 538 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
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  • Italian first
  • Russian first
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English first
Portland, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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 NEW 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Houston, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We ate at the Back Bay Grill in early August. The food and service was outstanding. A member of our party had a gluten allergy and they went out of their way to accomodate. Would go back in a heart beat.

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Westwood, Massachusetts
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97 reviews 97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Expectations were high for my wife's birthday dinner... We walked from Old Port into the less common area of Portland to visit thus 27year old mainstay. Service was impeccable... Pace, perfect... But the food (the center piece) was just ok. The heirloom tomato salad was more lettuce than tomato, the filet mignon was actual a bit tepid & not a... More

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new york
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Couldn't plan far enough in advance to get into our favorite, Fore Street, but reviews from all sources are so stellar for this place that we decided to give it a try. No online reservations, so took a while to find out if we could get in, but interaction with Adrian was extremely pleasant and by the third call we'd... More

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