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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 November 11, 2015

This was our first stop on our Portland adventure. We had reserved well in advance and thanks to TA, asked for seating away from the other tables in a quaint little booth for two. We also got there early which may not have been the...More

1  Thank Tripfantastic
Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Just so so. There are better in Portland . We have dined in Portland each night for the past week. My dinner did not impress me

2  Thank Jim H
Reviewed November 7, 2015

I have been coming to Back Bay Grill for 27 years - mostly for special occasions. This time was my birthday. The menu has remained innovative with meals that are excellently prepared and served in a warm and attractive atmosphere. I had the parsnip soup...More

1  Thank ThePurpleProfessor
Reviewed October 26, 2015

The staff goes out of their way to treat you as a special guest, every time! The food is always top notch, as are the drinks. While Portland has many wonderful dining spots, this one is always at the top of our list, which is...More

1  Thank PVAnderson52
Reviewed October 26, 2015

The "Old Style" truly fine dining service, food, wine and feel without being stuffy or pretentiously overwhelming. Discreet, quietly energized main dining room with staff that appears out of nowhere to attend and not intrude. Open kitchen past the wonderfully appointed bar as you arrive....More

1  Thank 2_Island_Guy
Reviewed October 25, 2015

Three and a half stars, really. Had very high hopes for this restaurant based on reviews. Upscale dining room, a bit noisy in the bar area due to the open kitchen. Crab cake was flavorful and they split it for us, a nice touch. Great...More

Thank T&DSquared
Reviewed October 21, 2015

Back Bay Grill provides a wonderful meal and experience. My 11 year old daughter and I ate there on the first night of our vacation and it was by far the best meal of our trip. I had the halibut, which was prepared perfectly. My...More

1  Thank Kcjmiddle
Reviewed October 20, 2015

Well worth the 15 minute walk from old port for this wonderful place. Food was amazing and the service the best I've had in a long time. Waitress was very knowledgeable and described the food perfectly.

Reviewed October 19, 2015

We took my mother there to celebrate her 86th birthday. Not only was the food fabulous and the wine list extensive, they treated her so kindly.The atmosphere is warm and elegant without being snooty. The servers are friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. We will definitely return.

Thank SusanJElDoradoHills
Reviewed October 19, 2015

This is clearly one of Portland's best restaurants. Food, service and ambiance all hit high marks. I did want to try everything on the menu, but since I was a part of one, I was restricted.

Thank Antionio10
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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
December 28, 2016|
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Response from EmEs | Reviewed this property |
you can really wear anything, except maybe short shorts and a tank top. otherwise, dress casually or dress up, either way, it's ok.
September 12, 2016|
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Response from J H | Reviewed this property |
I cannot remember seeing a gluten free meal because I am not looking for that. I would call them to confirm.
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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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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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