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Back Bay Grill

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65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
+1 207-772-8833
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Meriden, New Hampshire
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I do reviews for restaurants I loved, and those that need to improve. This is one I LOVED! My wife and I were warmly welcomed, and had a corner table with a view of the whole small restaurant. The service from the whole staff was warm, gracious, personal, efficient. The food was terrific at every step, from appetizer to salad... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great food, very attentive staff, awesome atmosphere. Small footprint, so get reservations early. Host did what he could to get us in early. Only a small lounge, not much room for waiting.

Thank Jeff McB from ME
Portland, Maine
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Six of us went to Back Bay grill for a birthday dinner. Everything was beyond our expectations, from the service to some of the most amazing entrées we have ever had. What else can we say? This place is an absolute gem, and we hope it's around forever!

Thank hiportland125
Lucerne, Switzerland
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As always it was just perfect. I did visit for dinner with my dad. Perfect, fresh delicious food. Great service and a very warm welcome from adrian as always. Everytime we are in Portland its a must to go to back bay grill for dinner. We visit this place since oktober 2011 and it was always awesome. A big thank... More 

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Portland, Maine
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food, and service. Atmosphere is great as long as you like white linen along with old exposed brick walls. The food is over the top without being pretentious. On the edge of not the best neighborhood. I wouldn't go for an evening stroll right after dinner.

Thank 366jobrien
Portland, Maine
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been to Back Bay Grill many times. Food is always prepared very well and of high quality. Service is great... always there but not in your face. So why not 5 stars... a lot of great restaurants in Portland and Back Bay doesn't push the limits on innovation.

Thank HMPort
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Though we have not been to BBG for some time, we love their expert service and exceptional food. Delicious!

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the restaurant we go to for our special occasions, and it never disappoints. Excellent service, excellent food! Every time!

1 Thank bkirgens
Portland, Maine
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can never go wrong at Back Bay Grill for the finest food and dining experience in Portland. A white tablecloth experience, the service is impeccable. That is a joy in itself. Instead of giving into the small plate trends, Back Bay's food is honest, well prepared, and always a treat. In the 30 plus years of dining there, I... More 

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Portland, Maine
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158 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good location, even if a little old, awesome service, waiters were excellent! Food was all good, maybe prices were just a little too high compared to the overall quality, but still acceptable. Only a piece of advice; you can not have an upper level restaurant like this and serve wine in those "Beer style glasses"....also please change your espresso machine...... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?