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Fore Street

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288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4109 (Franklin and Pearl)
+1 207-775-2717
17:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Lewiston, Maine
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First time experience was amazing...from the bread to the entree to dessert. My waitress, Donnelly, was fantastic and created great conversation when needed. Views of the open kitchen was amazing!

Thank Matthew S
cape cod
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Attention to detail is key to this restaurant. The menu is exceptional and changes every night. The staff is top notch and our waiter Lance was awesome.My husband says it's in the top three if not the best dining experience he has ever had!

Thank kingfisher01
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I think at this point probably pretty much everyone has eaten at Fore street and has been wowed by the accomplishments of Dana & Sam. But what I think is really important here is the standard of excellence and the enthusiasm the staff of cooks and all of the staff as a whole uphold everyday whether or not the two... More 

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Meriden, New Hampshire
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A HUGE menu will satisfy every taste.My wife and I love seafood, so had the squid appetizer, the john dory entree, and the bluefish entree. We like bluefish, but rarely see it on a menu because it can be heavy & fishy. But Fore Street's version was prepared in a way that the heaviness and fishiness disappeared. The john dory... More 

Bath, Maine
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were able to get a late night Valentine's Day reservation. It had been a few years s our last visit and well worth the wait. All staff was extremely pleasant and upon entering we were greeted with a "how was the symphony ". Apparently I mentioned our itinerary when making the reservation. I had the Place, a flounder like... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just wish we didn't have to make our reservation, in the summer/fall, 3 months in advance! But we do and we always enjoy our experience. Theeee very best food in town, exceptional service, wonderful ambience and fabulous bar area. One visit and you will be hooked! Just be sure you call ahead...3 months in advance during the busy season!!

Thank charlotte04050
Newmarket, New Hampshire
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic restaurant you walk in and can smell the wood fired over its awesome! I would have done five stars but my steak was just lukewarm so it was a tad bit disappointing. But overall a really wonderful restaurant

Thank Doug K
Santa Monica, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a very snowy eve, this incredible ambiance delivered. Mussels, wood fired chicken, excellent wait staff all made for a memorable evening. We will be back!

Thank londonerred1967
Portland, Maine
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284 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are totally spoiled to have this special place nearby so we can totally understand why it takes dedication to make a reservation here. Our party of 4 had the Finnan Haddie (my native island girl wife loved it), Wood Oven Roasted Pork Belly (very good), and I had the Grilled Lamb Crepinette with the Heritage Shoulder Ham. That plate... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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187 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed a relaxing dinner at Fore Street, and the chilled and smoke appetizer sampler was our favorite. As foodies, we all just enjoyed sampling and analyzing the different flavors - it was a great way to start our dinner. And, it was great to have a knowledgable waiter who had thoughtful advice and did not rush our enjoyment.

Thank sidder

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?