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Back Bay Grill

65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
+1 207-772-8833
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been going to Back Bay Grill for over 20 years, and have gone many times. During that time we have also gone many times to many of the other fine restaurants in Portland , Maine. Many of the others have come and gone,...More

Thank Lee D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was superb...salmon for my wife, and the rack of lamb for me. Extensive wine list, and a marvelous waitress (Leanna)! Highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion?

1  Thank Rick236
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The complementary tasty bit of goat cheese possibly seasoned with horse radish was very flavorful and set the tone. We shared the arugula salad and the mussels - both were delicious and the broth from the mussels was worth soaking up with the terrific fresh...More

Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had elevated expectations from the #1 rated restaurant in Portland, ME as of my dining. The venue is dressed well with seemingly many happy regular visitors. We dined at the bar--the only remaining seats on short notice--and enjoyed very good service within view of...More

1  Thank ArchesAndCaves
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

**I do recommend reservations for Saturday night** The service was excellent from the moment we walked in the door until we walked out. The waiter recommended some apps and entrees, we of course trusted him and were not disappointed. The food was delicious; the mussels...More

Thank tpaola89
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staying nearby at the Westin Eastland Hotel, the Back Bay Grill is a convenient walk. Warm and friendly greeting and atmosphere. We got to take our time and relax with a cocktail while we reviewed the menu and wine list. We were super happy to...More

Thank NHGhogan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I randomly picked this restaurant based on Trip advisor reviews. Back Bay grill has been in business for 30 years. A real testament in this day and age. We all enjoyed our meal but the highlight was the local local mussels and crab cakes. Our...More

Thank Martha811
Reviewed 17 April 2017

When someone says "this is one of the best places in Portland, Maine", pay attention. Because Portland is a SERIOUS foodie city. And Back Bay Grill delivers, even against newer competitors with potentially trendier menus (although Portland remains blessedly un-fazed by the idea of dishes...More

2  Thank blondventures
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was on the recommended list by our hotel. We are so glad we gave it a try. We got nervous because they were booked up with reservations, but, we were happy to sit at the bar. When Evie, our bartender, offered a bar...More

Thank D7169OZkellyb
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I have been dining at the Back Bay Grill for years and never have I ever been disappointed. The meal selection is always fantastic, the staff friendly, helpful and very professional; it's worth the visit for a great dining experience. We've taken many family and...More

1  Thank MartiHawkins
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Dress code?
29 December 2016|
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Response from EmEs | Reviewed this property |
you can really wear anything, except maybe short shorts and a tank top. otherwise, dress casually or dress up, either way, it's ok.
Do you have any gluten free options? I don't see any mention of that on your menu.
13 September 2016|
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Response from J H | Reviewed this property |
I cannot remember seeing a gluten free meal because I am not looking for that. I would call them to confirm.
Are you located in an old warehouse, near the water? Ate there years ago and wanted to refer; trying to refresh my memory!
31 August 2016|
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Response from EmEs | Reviewed this property |
no.. not on the water, but it's in an older part Portland west of downtown.
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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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • E-mail