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Back Bay Grill

65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
+1 207-772-8833
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (69 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I did so much research on restaurants in Portland, and was really excited to go to BBG after all the good reviews, and was SO disappointed in the dinner. The menu and decor are much more traditional than other places in Portland, but I assumed...More

Thank JakieJakes
Reviewed 2 days ago

Intown but away from the hustle and bustle of Portland's fine restaurant scene Back Bay Grill has stayed at the top of most lists for fine dining for many years. Subdued, fabulous service, terrific wine list, and cooking that is always on point. Not the...More

Thank philspalding
Reviewed 2 days ago

From the cool reception upon our timely arrival for our reservation, to the hassled vibe of our server, to the slow food service; over cooked salmon, dry pork, and average scallops, it was 2:45 hours of thinking why are we here? A gentleman (we learned...More

Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first time dining at Back Bay Grill and it was a superb meal. Service is attentive, yet seamless in how the wait staff attends the table. I had the Halibut, which was fresh and line caught. My partner had the duck. Both dishes some...More

1  Thank chiot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Back Bay Grill remains our favorite restaurant and the one where we go to celebrate our special occasions. Our most recent experience was incredible and nothing could be improved. We were seated at a spacious window table and our server quickly took our drink order....More

Thank NieSam
Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

Dined here during a business trip to Portland. Arrived at 6:30, seated in a corner table in front. Staff was friendly and accommodating, and well-versed in the history of the place and the dishes. I had Last Word to start, followed by a spring pea...More

Thank Amy M
Reviewed April 22, 2018

Last night, my niece & I had a truly wonderful dining experience at the BB Grill. From the moment we entered, we felt instantly at home when the host greeted us w/ a warm welcome. We were immediately seated at a cozy table in the...More

Thank brotman1002
Reviewed April 20, 2018

The Back Bay Grill offers its diners a top class experience from the moment you enter the door until you reluctantly depart. Top marks for service, food, and ambiance. One cannot really add more without detailing the dishes our party had, enough to say that...More

Thank Thrillers
Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal here. The wait staff was very attentive and the food was superb. A couple of us had the salmon and others the filet both of which were delicious. The ambiance was comfortable. They were also very responsive to our report...More

Thank TMoulton
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a fantastic multi course dinner that was mouth watering and everything we had hoped for. I had the filet mignon and my wife had the lavender marinated duck. Both dishes were fantastic, cooked perfectly, and plated beautifully. We finished our...More

1  Thank Zor F
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February 15, 2018|
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Response from riptide | Reviewed this property |
I had an early seating - about 5:00 pm because that was the only slot available.....so, we were one of the first tables seated....the restaurant filled up as we were eating so I cannot comment on the noise level once it gets... More
November 20, 2017|
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Response from oldwoodboats | Reviewed this property |
I don't, but the Back Bay Grill does - lots
July 29, 2017|
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Response from MartiHawkins | Reviewed this property |
I have never not had them return my request for reservations and to be honest I didn't know that they don't use OpenTable, though I've used OpenTable before....this website is not always accurate. Example in point, I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, 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: +1 207-772-8833
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