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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%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (232 reviews)
“hanger steak” (110 reviews)
“bread” (188 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4109
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Always wanted to try Fore street. Sister restaurant to street and company. Great bar area.... walked in around 5:30... 6:00pm... on a Friday..no reservation Seated immediately. Sushi smoked is good... scallops were excellent but $42:00 for four?.... ravioli goat cheese was under cooked This is...More

Thank winefan2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Placed reservations in advance and only able to get a Sunday reservation at 7:30PM. This has by far been my worse experience in Portland. I was warned that the half chicken might be pink near the bone but it was raw appearing. I also got...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten here as a reservation-guest and as a drop-in at the bar. Each occasion has been memorable and worth the effort.

Thank Christopher R K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Conveniently situated next to the Hilton Garden Inn this restaurant has both ambience and excellent cuisine. Window tables only offer views of road or car lot and dumpsters so seating not a major issue! Every course from chanterelle salad to coffee was perfect for myself...More

2  Thank TourMD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped in here with my family before taking in a Seadogs Game down the street. The menus was fun and varied with cool combinations. I think chef here is special. I had a seafood entree with some well paired vegetable unknown to me. Very...More

Thank Rob L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything at Fore Street was perfect! Our meals were excellent and service was professional and warm.The open kitchen and decor are fabulous; it is a casual and comfortable setting. The grilled calamari appetizer was the best calamari I have ever had, and that is saying...More

Thank mamacooking
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We returned after many years to celebrate an anniversary. The venue is as beautiful and rustic as we remembered and the service is professional and attentive. We had great wine and bread. The house made sodas are superb. The food was hit and miss. Ginger...More

1  Thank npjsullivan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ambiance was warm and welcoming. We started with salads but found the portions relatively small. The main course made up for it though, it was delicious. Our server was rather passive (short hair blonde lady) and we could hardly get a word out of her...More

1  Thank yourgas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were able to get to restaurant a few minutes before 5 and then sign up at 5 for the open seats - per hostess a third of the seating. Loved the unique menu each night and the open kitchen. The fish dishes were terrific...More

Thank ECB17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Fore Street on a rainy cold night in November. The open kitchen with the wood burning fire warmed us up right away and the smell of the food cooking on it was amazing! We had delicious grilled mussels and the most amazing bread...More

Thank Cindy F
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Questions & Answers
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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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