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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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Portland, Maine
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154 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Thank Valentina D
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Back Bay Grill is definitely one of the best places in Portland to eat. As soon as you walk in, you know you are about to have a "5" star experience. From appetizer to desert, some of the best food we've had in a restaurant. The staff is friendly and there to make your experience one to remember. Like the... More 

1 Thank maineexpert
New Hampshire
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have only eaten there the once. Husband and I both had the scallops with wild mushroom risotto. Very creamy and filled with wild mushrooms. I had the Foie Grad, grilled on toast, very nice. The salads are salads, well prepared, fresh local greens. The wine list is extensive and the sommelier well informed. My son had the duck breast.... More 

Thank flygirlnh
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68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is just plain out outstanding. While the restaurant is a bit off the beaten path of downtown Portland (but only a few blocks off the main area) and it's a bit formal in decor, it is superb. I had the scallops which were unbelievably delicious. Everything I had was fabulous as was the wine. Wonderful, friendly service... More 

Thank Erin O
Old Lyme, United States
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a 5:00 PM reservation for the prix menu at the Back Bay Grill for New Year's Eve. Adrian and his team did a perfect job (as usual) with a cheerful decoration of balloons, his young energetic and knowledgeable staff, and a menu selection that was nothing other than simply impressive. We ordered their very festive... More 

1 Thank Bruce A
Charlotte, North Carolina
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Back Bay Grill with business associates. The atmosphere, food and service were all first class. Has a timeless feel that beckons regular visits.

Thank John N
Portland, Maine
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81 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Boy were we lucky to get a seat at our favorite place of all time. Maybe because it was fate. ...maybe because it was a Wednesday. ..either way I'm just so grateful because the meal was just so great. I wish I could say the experience was so great, but our waitress was off. She was nice but not friendly.... More 

1 Thank seadogs04103
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with another couple and had a fantastic meal here! We went to Street and Co. and a few other restaurants, but this was our fav. Everything was delicious, our waiter was super helpful and pleasant. The caramel sauce on one of our deserts was just ridiculously good. Definitely go if you're on the fence :)

1 Thank CordyLion
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been wondering for a while why this restaurant is number 1 on TripAdvisor. I'm glad I final understand. Make sure you make reservations in advance. We made ours one month out and still had select times to choose from. This had a nice classic old school feel. White table clothes with warm low lighting for a comforting and... More 

2 Thank Jason A
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

From the food, to the atmosphere to the staff we could not have had a better time. Jesse was so knowledgeable and very fun. He seemed to know everything about the menu, the restaurant and Portland. The food was amazing, from beginning to end. Cannot wait to go back!

1 Thank Mack3333

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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
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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?