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Back Bay Grill

65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
+1 207-772-8833
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Overview
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pappardelle” (31 reviews)
“duck” (70 reviews)
“filet” (47 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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$$$$
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65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
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1 - 10 of 628 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

This has always been one of Portland's outstanding restaurants long before the "foodie" craze. A small bistro out of the crowded old port area. Will not disappoint.

Thank George S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Tremendous wine selection, fabulous service , confry yet formal-ish atmosphere along with tremendous steaks make this a must visit. We had cast iron seared scallops ( melt in your mouth) filet mignon (outstanding) along with Maine crab cakes which are definitely worth ordering. Just a...More

Thank OTECAC
Reviewed 1 week ago

This small restaurant, off the beaten path by just a wee bit, but walkable from down Portland, is a gem. The food offerings are simply incredible, cooked to perfection. The salmon and homemade pasta, or choices, were not ordinary...by shaped, thickness, seasonings or taste. Outstanding....More

Thank Daria P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best food and Best service. Off the beaten path. We have dinned here a number of times. Always pleased.

Thank kozgroup5
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Back Bay Grill remains one of our all-time favorite restaurants in Portland. It is so consistent, the food is always wonderful, and the service is extraordinary. And, they take reservations which is becoming rare in the Portland restaurant scene!

Thank Roberta W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an unusual review because I didn’t actually eat here. We had wanted to try Isa, it there was an hour wait so we walked two doors down to Back Bay Grill. They had no openings at all so we asked where he would...More

1  Thank Valerie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the pleasure of eating at Back Bay last weekend. Sat at the bar (as my wife n I like to do). We're immediately greated be bar keep (Chris? - sorry). Suggested several wines and let us try all of 'em (amazing). Selected a nice...More

3  Thank shamalamadingdong
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

.... because the food was so wonderful. I had the fresh cod. I loved how it was prepared. I split a salad with my wife. She had the duck entree - and loved it too. Menu changes daily. Very friendly professional staff. Good dessert selection....More

1  Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Five of us ate here last week. It was supposed to be a nice meal and a chance to connect with family, since we live abroad. The restaurant was so noisy that we could not converse. As a vegetarian, there was only one choice on...More

Thank Norma D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Having heard great things about the Back Bay Grill, I am happy to say that the experience did not disappoint. The meal was off to a great start thanks to the very friendly and personable staff, some of the nicest and most professional people I've...More

1  Thank Keith C
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oconnorokie
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
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rosevx
November 20, 2017|
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Response from oldwoodboats | Reviewed this property |
I don't, but the Back Bay Grill does - lots
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modernhater
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
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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