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Fore Street Restaurant

288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4109
+1 207-775-2717
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4109
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11 - 20 of 1,741 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a very good reason you should plan well ahead to eat here. They are busy and for good reason, the food is amazingly good. We have eaten at many highly touted restaurants and they don't always live up to the hype, but Fore...More

Thank Brent G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been in Portland for 2 nights now and had dinner at Scales on Saturday which was excellent, so tried the Fore Street as recommended by the same people, the Fore Street is part of the same chain so expectations were high, unfortunately not so, I...More

1  Thank kevin5659
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking forward to returning one of our perennial favorites restaurants in Portland. Fore Street maintains a fabulous balanced menu between seafood and meat prepared in a number of ways complimented by creative starters. Sadly our waitress (K) was not on the ball that...More

Thank ReturntoWaiheke
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Luckily the Portland episode aired before we came to Portland. So happy this place was on his list! The wood fired muscles were out of this world! I had the seared scallops and my husband had the duck 2 ways. We were both very pleased...More

Thank Emily H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Scallops, mashed and sweet potatoes and were amazing. Started with the pork belly which was also very good. Our server was amazing and very honest when making our food choices. Very cozy environment to enjoy your dinner.

1  Thank Mrk303
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I had eaten here twice in the last few years and it is our desired location when in Portland sans children. Traveling with two other couples who had never been we were able to secure 6pm reservations the Friday of Columbus Day...More

Thank Krissyatcrest
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We had 8pm reservations but were worn out after a long day of roaming around Portland. So we dropped in early for a drink and they were happy to accommodate us. We decided to go ahead and eat dinner at the bar. Bill the Bartender...More

Thank TheNextBond
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing service + Amazing food + Amazing drinks = the trifecta that one must experience when in Portland ME

Thank Aaron R
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Reservations for this restaurant are hard to get, so we arrived at 4:45 to secure a place in line and, hopefully, a seating at 5:30. We were successful! We enjoyed Talley Chardonnay, wonderful salads (one made with organic greens and the other a greens, beets...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We were really excited to eat here and booked several months in advance. I called on first day available to take reservations and still could not get the time slot I desired. Restaurant has fabulous atmosphere, seated quickly and really enjoyed watching the kitchen. Really...More

Thank Debra M
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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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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