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Fore Street

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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had such a great meal here! We did make reservations about a month in advance! The restaurant is large and we weren't there during peak season but it was still very crowded. The menu is large so we took our servers recommendations and everything...More

Thank Blair M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I were so excited to come here, it had been recommended by reviews and T.V. travel shows. The restaurant is very romantic at night...old renovated factory with a open kitchen floor plan and wood fired oven. We waited about 1 hour ,they...More

1  Thank Miish65
Reviewed 4 days ago

I've dined here twice and each experience has been a treat. The first time was at the bar with my wife at the end of a business trip. We were extremely well looked after, and the food was divine. The service levels here are exceptional...More

1  Thank bookman60
Reviewed 5 days ago

Vacationing in the area, we didn't have a reservation. If you're wiling to eat early follow the website directions and you'll have a great experience. A warm, exposed brick interior and a dedicated professional staff set the stage for very good American locavore foods. My...More

1  Thank Deb M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent food, drink and service. Bread fresh from adjacent bakery. Menu changes daily. Had wild mushroom appetizer with 3 distinctly different mushrooms. Blue fish was delicate and perfectly seasoned. Had chilled and smoked fish appetizer which was perfect as entree. Several vegetable options to share....More

Thank aburks49
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I loved this place so much, we ate here twice during our vacation. It is a small, farm-to-table restaurant with dim lighting and incredible food. The menu changes daily with a handful of staples (with minor changes) so it's always a new...More

Thank minx6469
Reviewed 6 days ago

For a relatively small city, Portland, Maine has an unusual number of very good restaurants. Fore Street just might be the best of all of them! Other than a garlic and something soup special which didn't have much flavor (which was taken off our bill),...More

Thank bbwex
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fore Street is a WONDERFUL experience. Great atmosphere, excellent food and it's all worth the wait. If you wait, try a few drinks at the bar...their drinks are almost as good as the food!

Thank Teri M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal here. Staff were absolutely lovely. So welcoming. We didn't reserve a table (definitely recommended) but got a great seat at the bar within 40minutes. Food tasted great and quality was superb. Worth a visit if in the local area.

Thank LeahNiM
Reviewed 1 week ago

In my search for the perfect Manhattan, I think I've found it. Our charismatic yet very professional waiter suggested "the perfect Manhattan" with two different vermouths. It was a winner!! Unfortunately the oysters weren't. You could only get two of each kind rather than being...More

Thank Wallacks
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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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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