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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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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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82 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had called ahead to make a reservation and could only get a 5:45PM reservation unless we wanted to eat late on this particular last Friday of September. We noticed an older population compared to the typical Portland restaurant. The restaurant has been around for a long time. The main dining room is cosy with all the trappings of fine... More 

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Portland, Maine
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Best service Terrific food Lovely quaint venue Have frequented it for years with family, friends, & boyfriend. They have been consistently enjoyable hospitable & delicious

1 Thank 3Lampe12
Portland, Maine
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husbnd and I love to sit at the bar (you still need reservations) which is elegant and cosy with impeccable service and food. We especially love Burgers when they are available. Fabulous wine list!

1 Thank TheDdBird
Rothesay, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our first time to Back Bay Grill did not disappoint. The place was full for our 6:30 reservation and I now know why. Excellent atmosphere, service and food. The mussels appetizer were the best mussels I have ever tasted and I am from the east coast of Canada. The duck and filet mignon were both excellent. I loved the wine... More 

1 Thank CP T
Waterville, Maine
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We celebrated our 28th anniversary with an overnight in Portland. We made a fun trip of it, visiting some breweries, visiting our nephew at Sur Lie (I've posted a few reviews already, no need for another, it's always great), and trying out a hotel we were disappointed with last year. Dinner on Friday night was the highlight. BBG is a... More 

1 Thank LaurenSH_11
Windham, New Hampshire
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Celebrating our wedding anniversary, we chose Back Bay Grill and enjoyed a delicious dinner with excellent service. The restaurant setting isn't in the best locale in Portland but food and service was outstanding. We enjoyed the fresh scallops and salmon dishes along with tasty appetizers including a curried carrot soup and a foil gras preparation that was outstanding. Highly recommend... More 

1 Thank Karebearnurse
Rockport, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked from our hotel downtown past a "needier" part of town, were wondering if we had the address correct, made no new friends, walked back a different way though. We had heard Portland has fabulous restaurants, this one blew us away. Very personable host, best steak tartare we had in a long time (rivals every place that serves it... More 

1 Thank FvBerkhout
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Larry and his team made our dinner top notch. Service was great...we are looking forward to going back and trying new dishes.

1 Thank Kimpeter1
Portland, Maine
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always the finest and best experience! Food, drinks, service exceptional! Local food - special accommodations as requested. Terrific and delicious wine menu. Beautiful interior -- kitchen crew visible and friendly. Cocktails - yummy! Magical!!

1 Thank Michael Q
Cosby, Tennessee
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458 reviews
367 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been trying to get into this small restaurant for several years and finally succeeded last night. We travel to Boothbay Harbor, Maine in September each year mainly to feast on lobster. If my past tries, the restaurant has been closed on the days we have been in Portland prior to our return flight home to Tennessee. I called... More 

1 Thank Richard F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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?