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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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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Six of us went one evening. One couple has been going here for 30 years but it was our first time. I was expecting "more of the same" local food but was very pleasantly surprised. I ordered the pasta dish (which I typically don't) and...More

Thank TravelerNorfolk
Reviewed 1 week ago

To echo what other reviews stated - this restaurant brings you back to what dining is all about - delicious food and impeccable service in an atmosphere that is respective of the diner - white table cloths (thank you) and an imtimate ambiance that is...More

1  Thank riptide
Reviewed 1 week ago

Impeccable service, great, personable bartender (we were on a schedule and he made sure we were served and out the door on time, but not rushed), food was creative but not too much-and delicious. The restaurant is "over the hill" from the tourist side of...More

1  Thank otisfield
Reviewed 1 week ago

Customers are greeted with the kind of respect and service that businesses used to be proud of; with an air of style and sophistication that is consistent whether you're dressed to the nines or happen in as a casual tourist. Attentive observation on the part...More

Thank cmccu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We liked this place very much. Good atmosphere, very fair prices on the wines, excellent food. My husband got a flight of brandies for dessert - interesting experience. Definitely would go back.

1  Thank huntejk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a last minute reservation at the bar and experienced a spectacular dinner! The beef tartare was brilliant as we're the crab cakes. For dinner we split the lobster, which exceeded our expectations. Most of all, our bartender and wait staffer, Evie, made our...More

1  Thank Jeffwas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had been meaning to try the Back Bay Grill. It was a delicious meal and good service. There was no "Wow factor" but it was very good. I had the grilled rack of lamb and my wife had the stuffed chicken leg. Both were...More

1  Thank MyTooCents
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is fantastic! Fine dining a great place to go for a relaxing dinner night. Food is great. I enjoy coming here often.

2  Thank js7360
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We compare most of the higher end restaurants we go to against the Back Bay Grill . They keep doing it "right" year after year ! We unfortunately only get to eat here once or twice a year but feel like "regulars" every time we...More

2  Thank Tonya and Gregg P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service, ambience, host, food (lamb chops) just can't be beat! Bread was so good too just the way I like it, not buttered. Too many restaurants slather on the butter and toast it. Great for diets right? Back Bay relies on good ingredients, plain simple...More

2  Thank pineapplehorse
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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.
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.
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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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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