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Review of Back Bay Grill

Back Bay Grill
Ranked #2 of 628 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Much to my pleasure we ate extremely well as two older
cooks are likely to do. Romaine Hearts with Parmesan was
simple and direct. Filet and Rack of Lamb were spot on.
Bread and Butter has a lovely service. Notably great coffee.
I had my 40th birthday at Back Bay Grill at lunch on a Sunday.
It is a joy to see this restaurant looking in such good fettle.

1  Thank David G
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Came here on a Saturday evening based on its reputation as one of the best restaurants in Portland. It held up to its reputation! A quaint place, we had barside reservations and reservations are your best bet. Starting off with Truffle Popcorn that was addictive were ordered the Bangs Island Mussels. The Jus was perfect. For dinner, my Duck breast was perfectly cooked as well has her Salmon. We had to enjoy dessert as the evening was going perfectly. Our server, Chris at the bar, was nothing short of great! All wait staff assists in running food and dishes and they were so kind. The Back Bay Grill is truly one of Portland's finest.

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2  Thank MRVEGAS711
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

For the first course we have Pemaquid Mussels with shallots, white wine, leek & chive cream, fine herbs and Maine Crab Cake with smoked paprika aioli, pickled red peppers, arugula. For the main course we both had Lavender Marinated Duck Breast with duck confit, braised radish, roasted cauliflower puree, melted leek. It was all served in a relax manner. The noise level was just enough so that it did not interfere with your conversation.

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2  Thank John M
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

As soon as we walked in we were greeted by who we presumed was the manager or owner, who offered to check our coats for us. The room was cozy and tastefully furnished.

We had the local mussels, salmon, scallops and chocolate mouse, and all were truly excellent. Our server — in fact all the staff — were pleasant, helpful, knowledgeable and attentive without being too much so. We definitely got the feeling that they were glad we were there and wanted to ensure we had a good experience. We did! The people who run this establishment are among the best in their profession, and the menu and quality of the food clearly reflects that fact.

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2  Thank PortlandRover
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I am a Portland native and I have seen many restaurants come and go over the years, but Back Bay Grill has been going strong for 30 years in a location off the beaten path and not in the Old Port. The service is top notch and the food is excellent. One of the best meals in Portland is their arugula salad and the filet mignon. A little pricey, but Back Bay Grill is the go to place for a special occasion...you will not be disappointed!

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4  Thank jeanrI9560UV
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