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Fore Street Restaurant

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288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4109
+1 207-775-2717
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4109
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I always eat at Fore Street for dinner when in Portland at least once. We enjoyed the foie gras and the chicken liver appetizers and the monkfish and Arctic Char as entrees. All ere amazing! The wine list is extensive and save...More

Thank weathermanbill
Reviewed 3 days ago

The food was very good (a little disapointed the $40 scallop dinner only served 3 scallops but they were excellent) and the atmosphere was great. The server was not the best-she was trying to move our table we think (even though there was not a...More

Thank Marge F
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have reviewed Fore Street before but it is worth another review. We have eaten in some very good restaurants including Del Posto in NYC and the Cayotte Cafe in Sante Fe but we think Fore Street has them beat. We arrived early for our...More

Thank tfordfarm
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went right when they opened and were able to reserve a walk in table for the evening. Everything we got was delicious! Had a fettuccine appetizer and fish for the main, both delicious! Also got chocolates to go for dessert and the caramels were...More

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried to make a reservation here the day of, but were told they were booked. However they said after 9 PM they accept walk-ins. So we arrive around that time and in about 15 minutes we were seated. The service was prompt, efficient and...More

Thank NoSpin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed myself here! The service was excellent, the food amazing! Drinks were tasty, and good deserts to finish it off. They were able to accommodate gluten free people. I would highly recommend this place. Not cheap, make reservations, be ready to enjoy a excellent...More

Thank xray1313
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place, great food but a bit too snobbish. Staff is great and love the food but sometimes the visitors are overacting and being loud and annoying. Of course the place can't control their visitors but to me they are indeed interested in attracting that...More

Thank mitochondria2007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a well-known and highly acclaimed Portland restaurant. The bread, salads and appetizers were delicious: nuanced flavors, great taste and compelling eye appeal. The scallops were very good.

Thank Lysanderraf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family with two childen had great service in the bar before we got a table in one of the cold corners of the restaurant. Not the best table but we hadn't booked in advance. Food and wine was great. Next time we'll ask for smaller...More

Thank Narnejo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This has been considered one of, if not the best restaurant in Portland for many years. I think they are resting on their laurels and have slipped from great to very good. Knowing they reserve 1/3 of their tables for walk ins we went during...More

Thank Maine-ahh
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Maggie M
November 4, 2016|
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Response from SebV79 | Reviewed this property |
Restaurant and Bakery are separate businesses, within same bldg. No elevator available. There is very close hcap pking available both front of bakery and on the street near restaurant above. Bakery has no cushioned seats... More
November 30, 2015|
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Response from Olywajdock | Reviewed this property |
The dress code was "casual" but we saw everything from "all dressed up" (formal) to relaxed-casual but neat. Hope that helps. Enjoy!
July 20, 2015|
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Response from ThreeRosettes70 | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea if they do or not, but the wait staff is very knowledgeable and if they don't know they will inquire for you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 AM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4109
    (Franklin and Pearl)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-775-2717
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