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Back Bay Grill

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65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
207-772-8833
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Slingerlands, New York
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent and the service matched the food. We did not care for the location of the restaurant. Upscale restaurant located in a neighborhood where I felt it would be unsafe to walk after dark. I expressed my concerns to the host who obviously thought differently than I .im glad we chose to drive rather than walk from... More 

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Philadelphia
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Back Bay Grill is a small restaurant so reservations are a must. We sat at the bar, also reservations recommended. The food was phenomenal. We shared a steak tartare appetizer which was large enough to share. My wife had the filet mignon which was excellent and I had the duck which was out of this world. I believe it is... More 

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Cornish Maine
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97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I and a friend ate on Friday night. We were seated promptly and greeted by various warm and friendly servers. We ordered a Pinot Noir that did not taste good. When the manager saw our facial expressions he rushed over and offered a different bottle and that made us feel cared for. We shared a mixed green... More 

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Maine
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Back bay Grill achieves what few places can. It makes you feel special, pampered, tended to and completely comfortable all at the same time while providing you will scrumptious fresh creatively prepared food. Run don't walk.

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Lewiston, Maine
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in industrial part of town. Very limited parking available. Small menu. Menu divided into starters, 9to 20 dollars per. Appetizers. Same price range. Entrees. 22 to 45 each. With drinks easy to drop 200 per couple. Too rich for our taste. Food was good, but not that good. Staff was friendly and attentive.

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Portland, Maine
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lived up to it's reputation. Food was some of the best we've ever had, from ingenious salads and appetizers to perfectly cooked seafood and steak. love this place.

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Marshfield, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our dinner at Back Bay Grill. Lived up to its reputation. Wines dinner and dessert were all outstanding. Highly recommend.

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Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw good buzz on this restaurant and decided to give it a try. It was tough to secure a reservation on a Friday night, but the manager tried to be as accommodating as possible. The restaurant is located in the western end of Portland, away from the port area. We sat at the bar and had a great time with... More 

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halifax, canada
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled on the out-of-the-way Back Bay Grill on a busy Saturday night and we were amazed. Despite a packed house the service was attentive, friendly and impeccable, and the food was some of the best we've ever tasted – from ingenious salads and appetizers to perfectly cooked steak and salmon to state-of-the-art desserts. We can't wait to go back.

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zurich
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121 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were so happy to get two seats at the bar with reservation on the same day. Fantastic service and great food - we loved!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
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: 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?