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Fore Street

288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4109
+1 207-775-2717
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (235 reviews)
“hanger steak” (110 reviews)
“tomato tart” (26 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 22:30All hours
American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4109
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Reviewed yesterday

My son wanted to go so badly to Fore Street while vacationing in Maine. We couldn't get a reservation so we took out chances since their website said that they held seats for walk-ins. We got there and there was a two and a half...More

Thank M1227SOjeanm
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Have been to Portland many times. This place is the best . Fresh , great interior , excellent service . We try to come back every year . You have to book way in advance ....use open table 60 days early to book .

Thank OhioTravel26
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing food. The chicken on the spit sounds so simple, but the flavor is incredible. The chicken is juicy, flavorful and moist! The charcuterie choices are also wonderful, as are the cocktails. Oh, and the bread is unreal. You can walk into the bar and...More

Thank Bostontraveler122
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I loved everything about this restaurant. The architecture (cozy industrial), the set up (bustling kitchen in the middle of restaurant), the bar area (large yet cozy), the Wait staff (David was amazing). The wood oven provided a campy aroma throughout. Food was amazing. The mussels...More

Thank bayberrie
Reviewed 3 days ago

There's a lot of buzz about Fore Street and for good reason. The fish is ultra fresh and the menu has alot to like. I wasn't crazy about our table, so ask where you will be seated. The service was impeccable too.

1  Thank Alexis30305
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fore Street's food is perfection, the wine list well chosen, the wait staff attentive and the atmosphere warm and inviting. One of Portland's first important restaurants to open when the city was beginning to recover from a long decline of closed factories, suburban flight, empty...More

Thank CaliforniaGirl500
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We ended up eating at the bar. The tomato tart was to die for. I also tried the blueberry corn salad which was solid. The fettuccini was also delicious. Our waitress was excellent. It was gorgeous in there. We had a great time.

Thank drredpgh
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After hearing about this restaurant for years, I finally had a chance to dine at Fore St. Reservations are booked months in advance, and at the spur of the moment, we went! The restaurant reserves a few tables for walk-ins. We arrived at 4:15, just...More

Thank Nancy J
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I found this lovely restaurant last weekend while visiting the Old Town section of Portland. We were headed northwest to Long Lake area but decided to spend the night here. Surfing the 'net, we discovered a rather upscale restaurant with a kitchen...More

Thank paul b
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Brought half my chicken home, was to have today at work. Very rubbery and pink. And BLOODY. Not happy one bit expecially after paying what I did. The rest of the meal however was very good. Pricey but very flavorful. Cannot return as I was...More

Thank jon r
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Maggie M
5 November 2016|
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Response from SebV79 | Reviewed this property |
Restaurant and Bakery are separate businesses, within same bldg. No elevator available. There is very close hcap pking available both front of bakery and on the street near restaurant above. Bakery has no cushioned seats... More
1 December 2015|
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Response from Olywajdock | Reviewed this property |
The dress code was "casual" but we saw everything from "all dressed up" (formal) to relaxed-casual but neat. Hope that helps. Enjoy!
21 July 2015|
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Response from ThreeRosettes70 | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea if they do or not, but the wait staff is very knowledgeable and if they don't know they will inquire for you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4109
    (Franklin and Pearl)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-775-2717
  • E-mail
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