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Fore Street

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American, International, Contemporary
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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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Willington, Connecticut
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

The first thing you'll notice when you walk in is the distinct smell of a wood burning fire, from the brick oven that is used in the kitchen. The dining room surrounds an open kitchen where about 4 were hard at work when we visited in January. We didn't need a reservation on this night, but I would suspect you... More 

Thank Rob M
Portland, Maine
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went here on a business meal with a work colleague from the UK for dinner. The food was what one would expect in Portland, can't really go wrong with locally sources roasted meat and seafood. Prepared well. The night I went I had a grilled meat and an ice cream. Dessert was more memorable than the meal. Overall a very... More 

Thank workoutfoodie
Little Falls,NY
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I really don't enjoy giving a negative review; it's much more fun for me to encourage people to try a good place than it is for me to pan a bad one. Having said that, here goes... Our party of eight (with reservations made weeks in advance) showed-up upon opening at 6 or so on a gorgeous mid-summer Saturday when... More 

Thank Fishman81
North Reading, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We looked at the online menu that featured some items we would be interested in. Having a wonderful previous experience at a sister restaurant , Street & co, our expectations were for an equal experience. We arrived early and sat at the bar ordered drinks. Looking at the menu noticed that it was NOT the menu posted online, no problem... More 

Thank Steven B
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here on January 3rd and had no problem walking in without reservations. Dinner was absolutely delicious. Simple no fuss plates with outstanding flavor. Love the open kitchen.

Thank Marilola15
Park City, Utah
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having occasion to return to Fore Street on New Year's Eve 2016 confirmed that this is one of the most excellent dining experiences in Portland and have now on two occasions delighted my party with an exceptional dining experience. The reservations agents were efficient and helpful, and confirmed my reservation via phone and e-mail ahead of time. They were very... More 

Thank nicholasmbarton
Brewster, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, very popular spot. Get there at 5pm if you don't have a reservation and you have a chance to get a table. Nice longe area to have a drink while you wait. Bread is from Standard Bakery. Recommend mussels, scallops and steak.

Thank 37brendang
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Special B.Day supper for hubby...we can't think of any Cons, all Pros! These folks have their system down pat, from start to finish. It was not crazy busy, they seem to keep a tight rein on reservations to make sure their guests don't feel too crowded or rushed, and noise level was never a concern for us, (which we 'over-60... More 

Thank Maggie M
Menerbes, France
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71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment you walk in,to when you leave, this is one helluva experience. The pork loin is to die for, the waitresses friendly and, importantly, knowledgeable. All in all cannot be faulted. Pity their sister restaurant Street and Co could not have a few of their wait staff!

Thank Simon B
Portland, Maine
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232 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You may be able to walk in and eat at the charming bar but generally reservations are a must here. The dining room has major atmosphere and the service is really quite good for being so busy. A few years back the service was not as good as it is today. Well done. Really delicious fish is what we ate... 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
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?