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Back Bay Grill

65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
+1 207-772-8833
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pappardelle” (30 reviews)
“duck” (70 reviews)
“filet” (47 reviews)
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

.... because the food was so wonderful. I had the fresh cod. I loved how it was prepared. I split a salad with my wife. She had the duck entree - and loved it too. Menu changes daily. Very friendly professional staff. Good dessert selection....More

Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Five of us ate here last week. It was supposed to be a nice meal and a chance to connect with family, since we live abroad. The restaurant was so noisy that we could not converse. As a vegetarian, there was only one choice on...More

Thank Norma D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having heard great things about the Back Bay Grill, I am happy to say that the experience did not disappoint. The meal was off to a great start thanks to the very friendly and personable staff, some of the nicest and most professional people I've...More

1  Thank Keith C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting from Michigan and because of TA reviews decided we had to go. Every single part of the meal was done to perfection with zero pretension. Warm, friendly greeting. Superb service, great drinks, amazing bread and butter and the food..... out of this world. We...More

2  Thank Steve S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The last time I reviewed Back Bay I described it as perfect and that description has held for years. But our last visit was really disappointing. The food and the service were far from perfect. The muscles in particular were so overwhelmed by the sauce...More

1  Thank adam08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I made reservations for our anniversary and were not disappointed. Away from the Old Port area, which made parking close by easy and free. A smallish dining room which might seat a total of 50 and looks more traditional. Very attentive service...More

1  Thank Maine-ahh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

High quality & attentive service. Small menu. Excellent food. Cozy & intimate atmosphere. Best meal we ate in Portland - we’d most definitely go back!!!

1  Thank Sara G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Five of us went had an absolutely lovely experience at Back Bay Grill. The selections were varied and everyone was really happy with their choices. Our server was excellent and Adrian, the manager, was terrific at making us feel welcome and relaxed. This is definitely...More

1  Thank Lori B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were looking for something decent to eat after 3 days of junk food in Portland. Back Bay Grill is good. Food is decent although a little pricey. Service is Ok. Waiter did not know a macchiato was. 🙄

Thank abonas2407
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did so much research on restaurants in Portland, and was really excited to go to BBG after all the good reviews, and was SO disappointed in the dinner. The menu and decor are much more traditional than other places in Portland, but I assumed...More

2  Thank JakieJakes
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16 February 2018|
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Response from riptide | Reviewed this property |
I had an early seating - about 5:00 pm because that was the only slot available.....so, we were one of the first tables seated....the restaurant filled up as we were eating so I cannot comment on the noise level once it gets... More
21 November 2017|
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Response from oldwoodboats | Reviewed this property |
I don't, but the Back Bay Grill does - lots
30 July 2017|
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Response from MartiHawkins | Reviewed this property |
I have never not had them return my request for reservations and to be honest I didn't know that they don't use OpenTable, though I've used OpenTable before....this website is not always accurate. Example in point, I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-8833
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