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The Grill Room and Bar

84 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5003
+1 207-774-2333
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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Closes in 17 min
11:30 - 14:30All hours
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Grill, Gluten Free Options
84 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5003
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wow this was a terrific find! The wood-burning grill smells wonderful when you walk in. The food was the best prepared of my weeklong trip to Maine. Took my nephew as a treat and the whole family loved it. Great appetizers and sides.

Thank nycpat8382016
Reviewed 1 week ago

The bar was great while waiting for a table fast service and with a smile and then we were seated outside and i don't know what happened . Service was slow and not organized at all . Took for ever to get our drinks and...More

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Great food quality and excellent steaks. I did have one really odd experience. When I sat down I was given a dinner menu and a bar menu I was about to order something on the bar menu and the bartender took it out of my...More

1  Thank Joe C
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Our hotel made reservations for us at the Grill Room, and I regret that decision. The hostess had no personality, gave no eye contact and just said "you are the ones who just called" and sat us at our table. The table was isolated from...More

Thank AlexisAvila
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Felicia gave us outstanding service. Advise was spot on. Outstanding meal and atmosphere. Upbeat yet relaxing if that makes sense. Wood grill flavor lingers.

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We found the bar to be a warm, inviting place during a ferocious storm. We cuddled inside an enjoyed happy hour house wine. The bar was so cozy and inviting we continued our meal there. As you might expect from their name, they have a...More

Thank CapeJim
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This restaurant is part of a group here in Portland. We sat at the bar for HH, usually very full bar seating so get there early. We sampled their bar snacks and each was excellent. Wines by glass and beers all what you might expect....More

Thank CS1Portland
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Came back to The Grill Room after a brief hiatus. Tonight it was very good. They have an internal problem that kept this from a 5 star rating. They do not cook their steaks as much as the normal. Thus.....You want medium rare.....you order medium....More

1  Thank MRVEGAS711
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Visited last weekend to celebrate my sister and her fiance's engagement. We were a party of five, and everyone loved their meals. We started with a cheese plate, which was delicious, and two bottles of red wine. For the main course, everyone ordered filet mignon...More

Thank Alli R
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Ate there last night.Had no reservations but ate early and they seated us. IT eventually filled up. Service was friendly and timely.Started with an exceptional Manhatten. Then Foisted Gras. The sauce was exceptional (yellow cherries) but the Foisted Gras was slightly overcooked. Main course..Huge perfectly...More

Thank dgoldfield
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5003
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-774-2333
  • E-mail
If you’re looking for the best steakhouse in Portland, Maine you have come to the right place! The Grill Room features affordable, wood-fired, grilled steaks, delicious pizza and incredible seafood entrees the whole family will love.Chef Lee Harding has dedicated his life to the culinary arts and focuses on using grass fed beef & locally grown meats and produce in his creations. With high ceilings and a big, open kitchen, The Grill Room aims to please with more than just great food at affordable prices. If you have never been dining in Portland, Maine, it is quite an experience! There are so many restaurants to choose from that only award-winning restaurants, like The Grill Room, tend to stand out from the crowd.The Grill Room is the second restaurant founded in Harding’s “The Rooms” brand of restaurants. Since 2008, the Grill Room has been featured in many of Maine’s top publications as a “Best Bet” for Portland Maine food. Come in and try the now famous beef tartare, or a juicy wood-fired pizza or grilled steak. Open seven days a week, The Grill Room offers lunch and dinner selections with a healthy wine and drink list. Visit The Grill Room today and find out what a Portland, Maine steakhouse should be like.
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