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Fore Street

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288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4109 (Franklin and Pearl)
+1 207-775-2717
17:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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109 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic meal at Fore Restaurant last night after making a reservation several weeks out. Wine list is extensive and definitely pricey- we chose an Italian blend in the advice of our server and we were pleased. For dinner, the Menu is created daily based on available fresh ingredients except for a few staples. I chose one of the staples- Hanger... More 

Thank FoodieAB
Portland, Maine
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some local folks recommended this place as THE place in Portland. I hope not, based on our experience. For my taste this is really over the top on red meat options. The seating is aligned with what really popular restaurants think is OK. Right on top of one another where forced conversation with your neighbors is required. I may have... More 

Thank petethecat63
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a bit of a wait, which was to be expected. The menu is pretty heavy - would be hard to find a light meal here. My mom and I split the cheese plate and the ravioli. Good wine selection. Fairly loud as the dining and kitchen are all in one open room. Trendy atmosphere. I would go back,... More 

Thank N C
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been an occasional patron at this go-to destination restaurant since it first opened. I have experienced some bad meals and some terrible service, but not recently. What I have never really had is a transcendent meal, or even a dish that brought a smile to my face when I had my first bite. I am sure many of you... More 

Thank Andy G
Montreal, Canada
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Every mouthful was heaven. We chose to be seated near the open kitchen, the show was as good as the food. Beautiful decor with quiet corners and busier areas. Cozy bar...Service was friendly and polished. Although we could not get a reservation, we were encouraged to visit the restaurant and a table became available after a short while enjoying a... More 

Thank Livio C
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Fore Street is where I met my sweetheart in 2012. I drove an hour and she drove an hour to meet for a blind date. We have since returned many times. There are other places we like in Portland, but nothing compares. We usually eat in the bar area, as the dining room fills up fast. Watch the dishes being... More 

Thank David P
Yakima, Washington
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Among all the several fantastic dining places that Portland, ME has to offer, I'd say this is the top one. Great ambience, food choice and frequently updating menu, noise level and service. Good for couples, friends, romantic. Several excellent wine options.

Thank SebV79
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Whether it's shopping, eating, drinking or just people watching - everything happens on Fore street. While it can get a bit crazy on the weekends in the summer - Fore Street is the heart of the Old Port for good reason!!!!

Thank Jennifer J
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We were excited to come to fore street after hearing rave reviews how this is one of the best restaurants in Portland. Reservations are strongly encouraged. We made ours a month in advance. The ambiance was warm and rustic. The kitchen is completely open giving you a great view of the staff preparing the food. they have a cute tiny... More 

Thank Jason A
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112 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This was our first choice for our first dinner in Portland. We tried to reserve a table on line with no luck. We gave up and decided to walk to a different place. As we walked along in the wet, cold, and windy night, we passed right by the front door. On a whim, I went in and asked the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?