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Back Bay Grill

65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
+1 207-772-8833
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Overview
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pappardelle” (31 reviews)
“duck” (58 reviews)
“filet” (40 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
65 Portland St, Portland, ME 04101-2827
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Reviewed yesterday

We have been eating at Back Bay Grill for a couple of decades. We visit Maine each summer and begin our time by its magical coast with dinner at Back Bay Grill. It's the real thing: great cooking, excellent service, good drinks - just what...More

Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Reviewed yesterday

We were very impressed with this restaurant. The service was exceptional. The waiter was very knowledgeable. All courses were done perfectly, and seasoned to perfection.

Thank Chuck S
Reviewed yesterday

The meal was fabulous. The Caesar salad was delicious and the filet mignon melted in your mouth. Everything was cooked just right. It was our anniversary and we couldn't have had a better evening. Adrian, Chris and Liana gave us wonderful service.They were friendly and...More

Thank Mary7016
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We've dined here off and on for the past 20+ years and always find the food very good, the staff welcoming and the service professional. The crab cake appetizer was light and lovely, one of the best I've had recently, and the chicken leg stuffed...More

Thank Bi-coaster
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my wife to Back Bay Grill for her birthday. They went overboard to make it special for her including samples from the chef and a special birthday desert! The food and service were outstanding. I also appreciate the fact that they are not...More

1  Thank LandSgul
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been here a couple times, and both time the food and service was impeccable! Everything is perfectly done, simple yet delicious.

1  Thank bettybye
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for our 50th anniversary--halfway through dinner 16 noisy drunken diners arrived and spoiled everyone's dinner with their loud and obnoxious behavior.

4  Thank Gerald M
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We have been to Back Bay Grill many times and the food is always well prepared and consistent. The main entrees do not change very often but they are always superbly prepared. On this visit, we went to celebrate our anniversary. We skipped the appetizers...More

1  Thank Joel E
Reviewed 1 June 2017

My date and I went here partly on the recommendation of our livery driver the night before, partly on the recommendations of TripAdvisor reviews, and partly because the pictures looked promising and the menu had some things to offer that we were interested in. My...More

Thank PebleBeach7thGrn
Reviewed 30 May 2017

In researching where to dine in Portland we saw that Back Bay was the number one rated restaurant. So we made a reservation. To be fair, the food was pretty good. My spouse had a filet which she said was very nice and I had...More

4  Thank Dennis J
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smee33
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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tilley7
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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831sharon
31 August 2016|
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Response from EmEs | Reviewed this property |
no.. not on the water, but it's in an older part Portland west of downtown.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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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