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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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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This evening was a celebration of my birthday. We were restaurant hoping with appetizers & drinks and saved the best for last! Back Bay Grill serves nothing but the best food in Maine. I love that they consistantly carry Foie Gras on their menu... the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Philip S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw this in Trip Advisor and we’re glad we went to try this place. It wasn’t much to look at from the outside and the entrance wasn’t grand at all. The food and service was amazing! The waiters and waitresses were very attentive. The bread...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rosen32
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Good Restaurants come and go in Portland. The Back Bay Grill just keeps on putting out some of the very best food, service and wine that Portland has to offer.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank MaineLoafer
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Maybe I am spoiled being from the "other" Portland...this is old school style and was just ok. We expected a little more out of it. Portions are generous. Service was fantastic.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jennifer J
Reviewed October 18, 2018

Dinner was absolutely amazing. It hit on all notes. Service was attentive, friendly and not at all stuffy. They were careful about a food allergy that I have, checking on a couple of things to be certain. The food was carefully prepared and met every...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank cakedeco
Reviewed October 17, 2018

A group of six friends dined here in late September, on a Saturday night, the majority of whom are from out of state. The experience was a very positive one, overall. The first two to arrive were seated promptly, and the other four of us...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank 74MargaretS
Reviewed October 10, 2018

We had high expectations after reading many of the reviews, and there's no question it's near the top. One review I read said it's "a bit full of itself" and I tend to agree. First, thanks to the reservation-taker who deliberately placed us in the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
5  Thank NHRoamer
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I are visiting from Minnesota and after spending some time checking out restaurants in the Portland area decided we definitely needed to try Back Bay Grill-what a wise decision!! I absolutely can’t say enough positive things about the evening. Everything was perfect...More

Date of visit: October 2018
3  Thank Keithcsl
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Larry and Adrian do everything possible to make sure our experiences are wonderful. The house curred gravloxy should not be missed. The hand rolled praprodel is fantastic. If you don't make reservations, stop by and if you're lucky you may get a seat at the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank William M
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We dined at back Bay Grill for the first time last week after living in Maine for nearly thirty years. It is in Portland, and since we don't live nearby, it just never quite made our go-to list! But we finally were able to make...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank 116clarab
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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 Paul D | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure they were pouring drafts at bar.
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
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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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