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The Front Room Restaurant & Bar

73 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3661
+1 207-773-3366
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (67 reviews)
“gnocchi” (26 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (17 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
73 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3661
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Reviewed today via mobile

The moment we walked in the door we were greeted with the lovely aroma of great food. I tried the scallops and was not disappointed. Finished up with creme brule and coffee. Highly recommended.

Thank antym2u
Reviewed 4 days ago

This restaurant was our go to spot. Enjoyed breakfast lunch and dinner during our stay. Restaurant's location worked well seemed to have more locals than tourists. Food was consistently good and service equally acceptable. We did encounter a busy Sunday morning brunch but the restaurant...More

Thank worldview2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No reservations taken here so beware but the food is worth waiting for the lamb shepherd pie is absolutely delicious

Thank rham290
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband found this restaurant while researching places to eat in Portland, lots of reviews and pics on Pinterest. We thought it would be good, but it was amazing. We commented about how we wished we had a place like this in Sarasota,FL where we...More

Thank Sallysinger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner at this restaurant for our second time this year. The food was decent. Only drawback was the bar was busy when we got there and it was quite difficult to get the attention of the bartender. He went between a group where...More

Thank Darlene P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Try the meatloaf or the pasta carbonara. You won't be disappointed. This is a busy place get there early or it will be full and there will be a wait. If you use groupon or seize the deals you can find deals sometimes.

Thank Laura N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place was pretty full when we arrive and there was only 1 waiter working about 10 tables. He was working very hard and doing a great job to take care of everyone - we appreciated his hard work in not keeping anyone waiting longer...More

Thank RebeccaD0903
Reviewed September 11, 2017

Pluses: Hostess Linette was very welcoming and attentive throughout dinner. Our server Caitlin had an astonishing familiarity with all aspects of the menu and easily and cheerfully answered difficult questions about menu possibilities. My Beefeater martini was perfect! My lamb shepherd pie was very tasty....More

Thank BuxtonMaineTraveler
Reviewed August 25, 2017

I had a group of colleagues in and several restaurants were closed on Mondays. Ended up here and had a very nice meal. The menu seemed to be more oriented toward fall and winter entrees, but there was an excellent salmon special. Service was very...More

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Stayed for the weekend in the Munjoy Hill area of Portland near the Eastern Promenade, and The Front Room was recommended to me. We were able to be seated on a Sunday mid-morning within about 10 minutes, although the place was popular and busy, and...More

Thank Laurel D
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July 14, 2016|
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Response from Sarah R | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The Grill Room and The Corner Room are also owned by the same person.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $20
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3661 (Formerly Front Room)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-773-3366
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If you’re looking for a great brunch spot in Portland, Maine you have come to the right place! The Front Room offers a variety of affordable dishes that the entire family will love. Chef Lee Harding has dedicated his life to the culinary arts and focuses on using only the freshest Maine ingredients in his creations. His philosophy is simple; use the best local ingredients to convey the boldest flavors. With a vibrant atmosphere and open dining room, The Front Room continues to be a hit among Portland locals. Huge portions of sensational dishes will fill you up without breaking your wallet. The Front room is the third restaurant founded in Harding’s “The Rooms” brand of restaurants, so don’t miss out on this local hotspot! Remember, The Front Room serves brunch seven days a week and with menu items like Biscuits and Gravy or Omelets and Silver Dollar Pancakes. You can’t go wrong! If you are interested in dinning with us later in the day, try some local favorites like Short Ribs or Lamb Shepard’s pie. A fully stocked bar, open from 8am-11pm, complemented by an energetic atmosphere makes the Front Room a must for those who crave a great neighborhood spot to call their own.
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