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“Outstanding food and service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Back Bay Grill

Back Bay Grill
65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
207-772-8833
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Ranked #2 of 540 Restaurants in Portland
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Providence, Rhode Island
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Outstanding food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

My husband and I went to Porltand last weekend and went to the Back Bay Grill not only once but twice! Had such a wonderful dinner on Friday night we went back again on Saturday. The wait staff were friendly, efficient, and it was obvious that they all worked well together. In addition to that the food is phenomenal. The scallops were some of the largest I've ever seen and delicious. You're able to have a relaxing evening as you are not rushed out of the restaurant. Only wish I lived closer and could go more frequently.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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No. VA
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95 reviews 95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Awesome meal in a dumpy part of town.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Had a wonderful dinner here on a Friday night. From the phone call to make reservations to leaving after our meal, this is a class act! We were made to feel like the staff wanted us there and they were all gracious and welcoming. We wanted to share a soup and an appetizer and they actually plated our portions separately with no charge. Fantastic light potato leek soup with shrimp, asparagus salad with a "crispy" portion of goat cheese (that stole the show!), and entrees were amazing. They also start you off with a tiny bite, in our case a curried deviled egg. At the end of the meal, we were too full for dessert but they brought out a tiny cream puff which perfectly satisfied my need for something sweet. I would highly recommend this cute place. Loved the open kitchen with a glowing rack of copper pots above the counter. Just a great experience overall.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kennebunk, Maine
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78 reviews 78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Want a place to celebrate an event and have everything is perfect? Excellent food, matched wine and service that is seamless? Hmmmm, in Portland, ME which has the greatest number of restaurants per person of a city over 50',000 people - Larry Matthew's Back Bay Grill is that
Place. Have tried all the high end restaurants in the Portland metro area, Back Bay Grill is the best

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, Maine
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Service is Unparalleled, Food Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Amazing Burgers, Tartare, truffle oil popcorn... This makes it sounds like a run of the mill joint. It is not. Classy, fine dining, and manager Adrien is in a class of his own. (He remembered my name on my second visit, my first visit was months prior...) Tasty wine list, amazing, high quality and interesting dishes, excellent and not pretentious service make this a stand by for a great meal in Portland.

Visited December 2012
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BackBayGrill, Manager at Back Bay Grill, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Thank you for your glowing review. We hope to see you again soon.
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ny
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Perfectly delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Upon arrival was greeted as a special guest. Prompt service, cozy atmosphere, and wonderful food. Everything was great. Beef cheek, Foie gras appetizers - delicious. The main courses from the Grilled Filet Mignon, Pheasant, and Parsnip Agnolotti were made to perfection and all were plated beautifully. Tried the other highly rated restaurants in Portland and the Back Bay Grill is the leader!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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