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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” (34 reviews)
“duck” (65 reviews)
“filet” (36 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fabulous food across four courses. Steak tartare followed by an arugula salad with goat cheese and oh my God! candied bacon. Then filet and rack of lamb. Finished with flourless chocolate cake and espresso. Andrian the general manager and Angela our waiter were great.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Went as a guest at a friend's birthday party. All aspects of the experience was first rate. I had the fois gras as an appetizer and was possibly the best I've ever had. The lamb stew was excellent. Several diners has the duck breast which...More

1  Thank BluePhantom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an outstanding experience from start to finish. Service was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed everything we ate. Perfect crab cake, delicious duck and beautifully presented rack of lamb. Very good and extremely reasonable wine selection. Can't wait to go back. Highly recommend!

1  Thank DLiz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Foodie perfection!!! This place has won so many Wine Spectator awards that one hangs in the Ladies' Room. Back Bay Grill is impressive in a town that is known as a foodie destination. People who are into food come here to eat, and this is...More

1  Thank Shariann L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a foodie restaurant with friendly personable service and delicious meals beautifully plated. I had a duck breast with poached pears and gnocchi which was excellent. The rack of lamb was a work of art.

1  Thank Larry H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an early meal at Back Bay Grill before an event we were attending. The area is off the beaten track on the outskirts of town. The restaurant is small, cozy, and comfortable. The menu changes daily. The wine list is varied, with many...More

1  Thank mamacooking
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel easily made reservations for us a day in advance. The grill can be a tad difficult to find without a GPS and on-street parking is scarce, but a call to the restaurant directed us to a parking lot with plenty of room. The...More

2  Thank Rich6142
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We reserved seats at the bar a day in advance but were thoughtfully offered a table in a phone call a couple of hours before dinner. Our cozy corner table for two was perfect for our minor celebration. As expected the food and service were...More

1  Thank oldwoodboats
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and I made reservations a month in advance knowing the Back Bay Grill was a top rated restaurant in Portland. Well worth the wait. Food was tremendous and the atmosphere romantic, fun, cozy, but with a modern, trendy feel. Our server was fantastic...More

1  Thank Paul D
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We had a wonderful time at this restaurant, which was relaxed and welcoming. The staff were lovely, recommended a beautiful wine and the food was great. Thank you for a memorable time in Portland!

1  Thank KittyRox
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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
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.
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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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