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Back Bay Grill

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65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A big thank you to Back Bay Grill for making my mom's 75th birthday dinner so special! We were so warmly welcomed when we approached the host stand and once I confirmed the name on the reservation, my mom was enthusiastically wished a Happy Birthday. It was a busy Friday night with a full restaurant, yet everyone we interacted with... More 

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Slingerlands, New York
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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 

1 Thank Miknamrok
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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.

1 Thank bethrich
Lewiston, Maine
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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.

1 Thank Paul B
Portland, Maine
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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.

1 Thank Rick D
Marshfield, Massachusetts
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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.

1 Thank Marshside01
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, 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: 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?