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Back Bay Grill

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65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Federal way
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Bay Grill has a wonderfully lively,warm,and friendly atmosphere. The food and wine are excellent and the service just second to none. We enjoyed the whole experience. This would be our local if we lived nearer.

Thank L1drake
Portland, Maine
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant has been around for over 20 years but continues to feel vibrant and new (except for the large mural painted on the dining room wall). The staff are wonderfully welcoming. The facility is clean and comfortable. The wine selection and service is excellent and not absurdly priced. The martinis generous and briskly chilled (ice shards float in the... More 

Thank Bob M
Boynton Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Larry Carbone has created a destination restaurant that's both creative and conventional at the same time. The wonderful food is matched by fine service in a warm and comfortable setting. The wine list is varied and friendly too. There are many local ingredients on the menu. Mmmmmmm !

Thank BigoBoca
Gorham, Maine
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Over the top 30th anniversary evening. From the waitress to the variety of menu selections to the flavors of food. This was wonderful celebration. Leave time to enjoy your meal, it will be a few hours but well worth it.

Thank J H
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the chef's surprise tasty treat to start the meal to the impecable service and the delicious food. My two favorite entrees are the crispy duck (including deboned dark meat!) with fennel and cherry salad and the Parpadelle simmered in stew of lamb and vegetables. Though I have had lobster a lot this summer, this chef's creation was the finest... More 

Thank Lisa G
Portland, Maine
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The general manager was fantastic, the waitstaff were genuine, friendly, funny, and incredibly well-informed, and the food was perfect. I loved every bite. It's a small dining room, very elegant and comfortable, and the menu was filled with great choices.

Thank Karen S
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best service I have ever experienced! They folded our napkins while we were up!!! The food was unbelievable! Lamb 2 ways and duck!!!! Omg!!!

Thank Isabelle L
Portland, Maine
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been her a few times now and I wanted to make it my first review. I have always enjoyed every aspect of this place from the service to the food. It should be a place to try on everyone's list. You cant go wrong here. Thank You!

1 Thank blakesmithbuilding
Winchester, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted a good restaurant located near the Portland Museum of Art (Back Bay Grill is 6 blocks away). The atmosphere was elegant, the service attentive and the food is close to great. Menu items that received the most compliments include: home-made gravlax, foie gras, cauliflower soup, filet mignon, agnolotti and caramel ice cream with lace cookies. A very enjoyable... More 

1 Thank Jo-Ann M
Hartford, CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here several years ago, and made it a point to visit again this year. The restaurant is a bit out of the way, but worth the trip. The staff is very friendly and well trained in making you feel comfortable. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the food and the wine that we selected. The food was prepared... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-772-8833

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?