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Back Bay Grill

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65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
+1 207-772-8833
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Brunswick, Maine
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167 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been often, but perhaps not for a year or so. Still excellent. Best mushroom soup ever, which can too often be a bland mush. This was dense, super savory, exceptional, tasty. Worth a trip. The not intrusive background music was perfect, for me, classic jazz. I would say that the place can be a bit noisy - there... More 

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Northwest Corner, Connecticut
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172 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, her son and daughter-in-law, and I ate here the night before Thanksgiving. We loved it! First, it's a very attractive space--the right setting to enjoy good food. Second, the service was impeccable--the server both knowledgeable and attentive, as well as pleasant to chat with. As it was the day before Thanksgiving, I opted for filet mignon. The salad... More 

1 Thank RevL05
Old Lyme, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I arrived early for a 6:00 PM Friday evening reservation, our first experience at the Back Bay Grill. Adrian, the host and GM, assisted us with parking by leaving the restaurant, finding us, and then pointing the way - what a great introduction! And the Back Bay Grill did not disappoint at any juncture afterward. Service was... More 

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Bellingham, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went several weekends ago with my wife for a 50th Birthday dinner (they were NOT told about this so keep in mind the service I comment on would be 'regular' service, not something kicked up because of a special occasion. The location of the place seemed dark and walking there a bit sketchy but perhaps we just weren't used to... More 

1 Thank schmitty233
Portland, Maine
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a foodie town like Portland, Maine, Back Bay Grill doesn't get the accolades it so richly deserves. It doesn't have the benefit of being in Portland's bustling Old Port or the East End's hip Munjoy Hill; rather it's located in a grittier part of town on the "other side of the hill" and away from most of the action.... More 

1 Thank Pamela J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let's cut to the chase: the food here is outstanding. That's why I'm giving Back Bay Grill five stars, despite the unfortunate fact that dining-room noise prevented the hearing-impaired member of our party from participating in the conversation at our table. I had an excellent hearts of palm salad. Three of us had the freshest, most flavorful (Atlantic) salmon we've... More 

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New Hampshire
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

After leaving another highly rated restaurant in Portland before being served, because of appalling treatment by the hostess, we ventured to TOP rated Back Bay Grill and it was the BEST decision we ever made. From the time we walked in the door, we felt at home. The front end manager/host shook our hands, welcomed us warmly then walked us... More 

1 Thank Verdun1954
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

The food and atmosphere were absolutely perfect. We arrived 30 min early and the gracious host took care of us promptly. The server was so nice and brought my daughter more delicious bread as she is very picky and young and did not care for any of the items on the menu. My friend and I devoured every morsel placed... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

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 October 17, 2016 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

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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, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?