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Back Bay Grill

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65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
+1 207-772-8833
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Portland, Maine
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent food, and service. Atmosphere is great as long as you like white linen along with old exposed brick walls. The food is over the top without being pretentious. On the edge of not the best neighborhood. I wouldn't go for an evening stroll right after dinner.

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Portland, Maine
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have been to Back Bay Grill many times. Food is always prepared very well and of high quality. Service is great... always there but not in your face. So why not 5 stars... a lot of great restaurants in Portland and Back Bay doesn't push the limits on innovation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Though we have not been to BBG for some time, we love their expert service and exceptional food. Delicious!

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Portland, Maine
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the restaurant we go to for our special occasions, and it never disappoints. Excellent service, excellent food! Every time!

1 Thank bkirgens
Portland, Maine
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can never go wrong at Back Bay Grill for the finest food and dining experience in Portland. A white tablecloth experience, the service is impeccable. That is a joy in itself. Instead of giving into the small plate trends, Back Bay's food is honest, well prepared, and always a treat. In the 30 plus years of dining there, I... More 

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Portland, Maine
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154 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good location, even if a little old, awesome service, waiters were excellent! Food was all good, maybe prices were just a little too high compared to the overall quality, but still acceptable. Only a piece of advice; you can not have an upper level restaurant like this and serve wine in those "Beer style glasses"....also please change your espresso machine...... More 

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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Back Bay Grill is definitely one of the best places in Portland to eat. As soon as you walk in, you know you are about to have a "5" star experience. From appetizer to desert, some of the best food we've had in a restaurant. The staff is friendly and there to make your experience one to remember. Like the... More 

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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have only eaten there the once. Husband and I both had the scallops with wild mushroom risotto. Very creamy and filled with wild mushrooms. I had the Foie Grad, grilled on toast, very nice. The salads are salads, well prepared, fresh local greens. The wine list is extensive and the sommelier well informed. My son had the duck breast.... More 

1 Thank flygirlnh
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is just plain out outstanding. While the restaurant is a bit off the beaten path of downtown Portland (but only a few blocks off the main area) and it's a bit formal in decor, it is superb. I had the scallops which were unbelievably delicious. Everything I had was fabulous as was the wine. Wonderful, friendly service... More 

1 Thank Erin O
Old Lyme, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a 5:00 PM reservation for the prix menu at the Back Bay Grill for New Year's Eve. Adrian and his team did a perfect job (as usual) with a cheerful decoration of balloons, his young energetic and knowledgeable staff, and a menu selection that was nothing other than simply impressive. We ordered their very festive... More 

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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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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: +1 207-772-8833

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